Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 3, 2002

The feature, by Andy Markowitz and Tom Scocca, conjures a baseball team comprised of

. In Mobtown Beat: Afefe Tyehimba profiles

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's race-relations efforts; Brennen Jensen gauges the potential for

; and Van Smith reports on

's legal dispute with Maryland government. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life uncovers the history of

,

City Paper

's office.

has letters from Adolf Kowalski, Myron Von Hollingsworth, Janine Holc, Alan Barysh, and Medina Krause. 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, Rupert Wondolowski heaps praise on Ian McEwan's novel,

; Susan Muaddi Darraj says Richard Skinner's

is a novel trying to be a biography; and Frank Diller delights in the enjoyable confusion of Ben Marcus' novel,

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. Christopher Skokna's Books piece decodes the alt-comics world of

. In Art, Ned Oldham appreciates

at Gomez Gallery. Ian Nagoski's No Cover explores the sonic chaos of

. In Film: Tom Scocca's love of

is unabashed; Andy Markowitz lauds the A&E/BBC mini-series,

; Eric Allen Hatch summarizes the film-history importance of

; Ian Grey is aghast at

and suffers through

; and Adele Marley gags through

. Michelle Gienow's Dish savages

. In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow tries out Polock Johnny's two remaining locations: at

and on

.

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