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

Afefe Tyehimba's feature profiles the Baltimore-based band

. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen airs Washington Hill residents' complaints about

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and

to letters from Baltimore City College High School students. In Campaign Beat, James Michael Brodie plumbs the influence of political consultant

. Ballot Stuffing covers battles brewing in

, where state Del. Verna Jones (D) is mounting a bid to unseat state Sen. Clarence Mitchell IV (D), and in

, where 29-year-old Scot Michael Young (R) is taking on elderly GOP incumbent Helen Delich Bentley. Michael Anft's

wonders why

Baltimore Jewish Times

editor Phil Jacobs skewered Jews for Peace, and questions

The Baltimore Sun'

s coverage U.S. Senior Open at Caves Valley Golf Club. Brennen Jensen's Charmed Life chills out with

. Christopher Myers'

gets answers from Bernadette Dutton, Pat Turner, and Dwane Spence.

has a letter from Blaine Taylor. The columns are: Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, on

; Mink Stole's Think Mink, on

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; and Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. In Books, Frank Diller roams skeptically through Eddy Joe Cotton's memoir,

Hobo,

and Elizabeth Gilbert's biography of Eustace Conway,

. In Music, Ian Nagoski previews the free-jazz festival,

, and P.J. Gach showcases

. Film is Lee Gardner, liking the first half of

, and Adele Marley, suffering through the déjà vu of

. Michelle Gienow's Dish has a terrific lunch at

. Tim Hill's Cheap Eats basks in the large portions at

. In Clubs Review, Anna Ditkoff says

is a bit too pricey.

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