Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 10, 2002

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Tom Chalkley's illustrated feature has fun with the

. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba gauges controversy surrounding the


and Van Smith reports that the state legislature enacted a law

. The Nose flames state Del. Dana Lee Debrow's


, Mayor Martin O'Malley's

, and Baltimore Development Corporation's

. Michael Anft's

decries the FCC's corporate Darwinism and a premature obituary in

The Baltimore Sun

. Brennen Jensen's Charmed Life visits with Christopher George, a


has letters from George Eichler, Leor Galil, Mark McIntire, Nic deGroot, Max Obuszewski, Don Miller, Joe Roman, Jacquiline Johnson, and Conal Rose. The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag, on the


; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, 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 Books, John Barry talks with George P. Pelecanos about his latest novel,


. Art is Mike Giuliano, reviewing

on display at Villa Julie College. Bones is Reginald Harris' poem,

. In Stage, Anna Ditkoff is impressed by The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre's production of

, as is John Barry by The Performance Workshop Theatre Company's production of Gille Segal's

. Music is Geoffrey Himes, saluting the durable

. Craig D. Lindsay's Television hates on


. In Film: Eric Allen Hatch covers

by lauding the political relevance of some of its feature-film selections -



, and

- while indicting


as "reactionary"; Lee Gardner finds

"flat"; Adele Marley isn't buying

Human Nature



, or


, but loves

; Luisa F. Ribeiro says don't forget


and Jack Purdy finds the time spent watching

well worth it. Michelle Gienow's Dish delights in upscale soul food at

. In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna likes the slices at