Afefe Tyehimba's feature gets up close and personal with spoken-word poet, and provides aof her work. In Mobtown Beat: Van Smith explains how the debate overis focused on the 2001 Howard Street tunnel fire and a 1998 missile-strike test at Aberdeen Proving Ground; Brennen Jensen details efforts to; and Molly Rath reports on the closure offor health-code violations. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life revisits.has letters from Sharon Wright, Steven Scott, Anne Outwater, David Stepalovitch, and John Simmons. The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, on, a book by Frank Wilson; Mink Stole's Think Mink, on; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, on. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,, reads the comics so you don't have to. In Books, Frank Diller falls for Richard Ford's short-story collection,. Art is Mike Giuliano, basking inat the Baltimore Museum of Art and checking out a retrospective exhibit ofat School 33 Art Center; and John Barry, onat Paper Rock Scissors. Bones is Barbara Cutko's poem,. In Stage, Brennen Jensen has a crush on Theatre Hopkins' production ofLaura, by Vera Caspary and George Sklar. Michaelangelo Matos' Music essay beats up on. Bret McCabe's No Cover profiles. In Film: Lee Gardner reveres; Ian Grey explores, savages, and bows before; Adele Marley can't forget; and Joe MacLeod takes a hearty poop on. Michelle Gienow's Dish digs.