Baltimore City Paper

Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 24, 2002

The 2002 Film Fest Frenzy issue, hyping the Maryland Film Festival, has an

, a guide to


, and reviews of



. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on

. The Nose gets the skinny on a


. Michael Anft's

examines media censorship and "reporter-steering." In Charmed Life, Tom Chalkley profiles

, WBAL's in-house historian.

has letters from John Williams, Autumn Hickman, Ella McCrystle, Lloyd J. Spivak, Stephen Schwartz, and Jim Cumbie. The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag, on

; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, on


; and Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. In Art, Mike Giuliano checks out

, on display at UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Stage is: M. Jane Taylor, catching Gregory Hall's

at Spotlighters Theatre; Jack Purdy, finding that Center Stage's production of Noel Coward's

is off-pace; John Barry, enjoying the mind game that is AXIS Theatre's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's


; Mike Giuliano, disappointed by Vagabond Theatre's production of Neil Simon's

; and Brennen Jensen, saying Theatre Hopkins does a fine job with its production of George Bernard Shaw's


get Tony Green's salute for pushing boundaries in Music, while Bret McCabe wordsmiths an appreciation of

. Benn Ray's Television gets hooked on

. In Film: Joe MacLeod raises eyebrows over


and wants to be at the drive-in to see

; Adele Marley likes the hair in

; Lee Gardner roots for

; Eric Allen Hatch would skip


, but has plenty of time for


; Heather Joslyn admires

; and Andy Markowitz has a soft spot for

. Michelle Gienow's Dish has meat dreams over

. In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow eats a whole lot of breakfast for $4.98 at