Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 5, 2002

Afefe Tyehimba's feature chronicles parents' struggles to keep Baltimore City Public Schools'

from closing. In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith observes the juxtaposition of a newly dedicated bike trail next to the sewage-contaminated


, and Afefe Tyehimba examines the future of the

. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life surveys Baltimore's


has letters from Carly Ptak and Donald Holland. The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, on the Jennifer Lopez film,

; Mink Stole's Think Mink, on

; and Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. In Imprints: Michael Anft tries to solve the mystery of Michael Crow's mystery,

; Lily Thayer gives Mark Jude Poirier's short-story collection,

, a passing grade; and Heather Joslyn says David Winner's

neatly explains the Netherlands. Mike Giuliano's Art muses on two unrelated exhibits at the

. Bones is Kathleen Hellen's poem,

. In Stage, Jack Purdy has the gall to call Spotlighters Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's


"homophobic." Ian Nagoski's Music celebrates John Berndt's attempt to preserve the music and memory of

. In Film: Eric Allen Hatch is joyful over a revival of

; Luisa F. Ribeiro delights in

; and Jack Purdy gives

its due. Michelle Gienow's Dish has high hopes for

. In Cheap Eats, Brennen Jensen raves about