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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 17, 2002

Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 17, 2002

Van Smith's feature profiles

, whose immortal cancer cells fueled the advancement of modern medical research. In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith sizes up the

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. The Nose sniffs out

. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life plumbs

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.

has letters from Scott Gramling, Brian Tsai, Michael Marr, Robert Zura, and Stephen Heath. The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, on

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, on

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. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. Joab Jackson's Books essay launches from three books – Rodney Allen Brooks'

, David Cook's Robot

, and

, by Pete Miles and Tom Carroll--to explore the future of robotics. In Imprints: Rupert Wondolowski wishes for what's missing in

, edited by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane; Frank Diller says Jennifer Toth provides solid reportage in answering the question,

; Heather Joslyn is riveted by Barry Werth's

; and Susan Muaddi Darraj appreciates Anchee Min's re-creation of Cultural Revolution paranoia in

. Art is Mike Giuliano, glad to see

hanging at C. Grimaldis Gallery. Anna Ditkoff's Stage finds

a bit too cute. In Music, Michaelangelos Matos limns

. Bret McCabe's No Cover explores the hip-hop prospects of Baltimore's own

. In Film: Ian Grey bugs out over

but his taste-buds recoil at

; Adele Marley rubbernecks at

and yawns at

; and Eric Allen Hatch says

doesn't add up. Michelle Gienow's Dish enjoys Korean food at

. In Cheap Eats, Tom Scocca soaks up some rib-sticking brown stew chicken at

.

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