Baltimore City Paper

X-Content: 10 Years Ago in City Paper: July 3, 2002

City Paper's Short Fiction and Poetry Contest issue features an

and the winners' work in fiction (Leslie F. Miller's


, Scott Cech's

, and Sarah Y. Durning's


) and poetry (Tuan Harap Ditulis'

, Sarah N. Coursey's

, and Sandra Evans Falconer's

). In Mobtown Beat: Magda Chia's American Government students at Baltimore City College High School

and Terrie Snyder reports on a

. The Nose mines data to undermine the Baltimore Police Department's

. Campaign Beat is Van Smith, on

's run for U.S. Congress. Ballot Stuffing does an autopsy on Maryland's


and reports that the

will endorse candidates by watershed, rather than by district boundaries. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life sits at the knee of

to hear some Baltimore stories.

has letters from Joe Stewart, Winifred DePalma, Bryon Predika, David A. Stepalovitch, Norris Walker, and Gras Reyes. 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 Imprints: Heather Joslyn laps up the long-form gossip in Ross Wetzsteon's

Republic of Dreams

; Wendy Ward goes shallow with Dorothy Samuels'

; and Mahinder Kingra says Arthur Phillips'



shows that the author has potential. Art is Mike Giuliano, checking out the

on display at School 33 Art Center. Lee Gardner tours

' bus shelters, in The Arts. Vincent Williams' Music piece spells out the multiple talents of

. Know Your Product is Bret McCabe, wallowing in the poppy cleverness of Slow Jets'

. In Film: Eric Allen Hatch revels in the dread-filled perversity of

The Piano Teacher


; Anna Ditkoff bemoans

The Powerpuff Girls Movie

's lack of punch; Jack Purdy respects the understated menace of

The Asphalt Jungle

; and Luisa F. Ribeiro appreciates that

showcased the nation's post-war anomie. Michelle Gienow's Dish surveys Baltimore ice-cream parlors:





, and

. In Cheap Eats, Brennen Jensen goes to

to chain-eat hot dogs.