Baltimore City Paper

Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 6, 2002

Joyce Lombardi's feature examines the potential of

to prevent the spread of HIV. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba reports on a


aimed at low-income workers. The Nose goes to Annapolis for a bill hearing about

. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life visits



has letters from Charles B. Nieberding, Jason Horwitz, Kimberly Jackson, Shane Tanzymore, Larnell Custis Butler, Karen Griner Smith, and Jon Parker. The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, on

; 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 Imprints: Michael Anft lauds Ann Beattie's novel,

, as "a page-turner with brains"; Frank Diller is left cold by Jean Thompson's novel,


; and Ian Nagoski has a bad trip reading Nick Tosches's

. In Art, Mike Giuliano goes to

. Bones is Caroline Define's poem,

. Rjyan Kidwell takes up the Playstation 2 controls to give

a test drive in The Arts. John Barry's Stage is happily confused by Center Stage's production of William Shakespeare's

. In Feedback, Bret McCabe enjoyed saxophonist


's gig at Caton Castle. Geoffrey Himes' Music defends

from jazz-purists' attacks. In Film: Joe MacLeod puts

in its place; Tom Scocca takes

's punches; Adele Marley counsels abstention from

but takes a shine to

; and Eric Allen Hatch plays toesies with


. Michelle Gienow's Dish beefs up at

. In Cheap Eats, Tom Scocca is amazed by the delicious deals at