Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 19, 2002

Tom Chalkley's feature profiles

, explaining its dogged optimism in the face of crippling irrelevance, along with its strong civil-rights history. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba reports on


's ongoing alternative-education efforts. Brennen Jensen's Charmed Life goes to

, a surplus building-supplies distributor.

has letters from Medina Krause and Rose Ferrandi. The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, on

; 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 Books, Michael Anft delves into the consumption junction chronicled in James B. Twitchell's

and Gary Cross'

. Imprints is: Heather Joslyn, liking the authenticity of the characters in Erika Krouse's short-story collection,

; Mahinder Kingra, feeling tricked by Jose Carlos Somoza's novel,

; and Rupert Wondowski, chilled by Dennis Cooper's novel,


. Bones is Karen M. Keen's poem,

. In The Arts, Natalie Davis weighs the stakes for

. John Barry's Stage tips a hat to Paragon Theatre's production of Ken Ludwig's

. In Music, Bret McCabe mediates

. Geoffrey Himes' No Cover finds

's sampling "ingenious." In Film: Adele Marley calls

a "bummer" and

"boring"; and Eric Allen Hatch says

"thoroughly mediocre" and

a "film-noir classic." Michelle Gienow's Dish finds that

has good food at an avoidable price: extremely slow service. In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna says

has a good meatball sub, but that's about it.