Baltimore City Paper

X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 24, 2002

The feature package is a

and Natalie Davis' examination of


. Brennen Jensen's Mobtown Beat explores

The Nose outs


. Hank Baker's Campaign Beat profiles

, the Charm City Suicides bassist who interns for Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Towsend's gubernatorial campaign. Ballot Stuffing explains the

, second-guesses

, and reports on


shows how to look up bills Maryland legislators have introduced. Michael Anft's

looks at

The Baltimore Sun


's new publisher, Denise Palmer; discusses headline troubles involving William Jews; and examines WBAL Radio's free publicity for gubernatorial candidate Robert Ehrlich. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life helps Ben Prestbury remember his hard-working mom,

. Christopher Myers'

gets answers from Matthew Singer, Ed Armstrong, and Paul Rollins.

has letters from Travis DuCote, Janet Rivers, Andrew A. Buerger, and Darcy Massof. 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. Mike Giuliano's

checks out gallery shows in Hampden. In The Arts: Mike Giuliano hits the streets with

and other Artscape youngsters; Bret McCabe takes the temperature of

; including


. Stage is John Barry, penning a fan's note about Mobtown Players' production of Michael Cookson's

, and Anna Ditkoff, finding the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival's production of Edmond Rostand's

a bit bi-polar. In Feedback, Bret McCabe goes to the

festival, and comes back properly awed. Michaelangelo Matos' Music talks with




. In Film: Lee Gardner is dazzled by

; Eric Allen Hatch finds


too "slight"; and Ian Grey finds

K-19: The Widowmaker

an expensive failure. Michelle Gienow's Dish discovers good pho at


. In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow says

is the best kind of throwback.