Baltimore City Paper

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


'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,

. 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