Baltimore City Paper

X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 26, 2002

Ned Oldham's feature profiles Paul Darmafall, better known as outsider artist

. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on opposition to a


. The Nose finds

working as a talk-radio host in Atlanta. In Campaign Beat, Erika Blount Danois reports on the effort to


and Van Smith describes how easily

get elected. Ballot Stuffing weighs in on the fundraising tactics of


during the start of the campaign season. Michael Anft's Media Circus explains why

is something to worry about. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life tells the story of


has letters from Richard J. Cross III, Jack Stout, Joe Giordano, and Max Obuszewski. The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag, on

; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, 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 Art: Bret McCabe can't pigeon-hole the works of

at Gallery Four; and Mike Giuliano spins a yarn from the works of

at Maryland Art Place. Joab Jackson, in The Arts, tries to explain


, a subject dear to Peter Wayner. In Stage, Brennen Jensen finds fault with Fells Point Corner Theatre's production of Victoria Danos'

The Blue Eye of Robert Oppenheimer

, and John Barry Theatre Hopkins' production of

Putting it Together

, by Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie. Feedback is: Bret McCabe on

at Ottobar; Josephine Yun on


at the Peabody Conservatory and Shriver Hall; and Geoffrey Himes on

at the Rouse Theatre. Tony Green's Music essay celebrates the dub-blues of

. In Film: Joe MacLeod understands

Mr. Deeds

; and Ian Grey files

Minority Report


under "chilly and distant," while finding


a "precision" instrument of horror. Michelle Gienow's Dish enjoys the view, if not the food, at

. In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow basks in