Baltimore City Paper

X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 31, 2002

Ian Grey's feature examines the impact of

on the film-exhibition industry. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba covers an


conference. The Nose is shut down asking questions about

. In Campaign Beat, Brennen Jensen looks at


to access ballots. Ballot Stuffing thumbnails the

. I, Investigative Reporter shows voters how to tell whether

moved them. Brennen Jensen's Charmed Life takes the

amphibious-boat tour. Christopher Myers'

gets answers from Djanit Dahaan, J' Hardy, and Cecil Gill.

has letters from Sten Witzel, Donald Holland, Gerald Ben Shargel, Sally Johnston, Mike Pipkin, Jennifer Talaber, Mark E. Rifkin, and Henry Cohen. 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. Imprints are: Frank Diller, praising Alice Sebold's first novel,

; Mahinder Kingra, giving G.M. Ford's crime novel,

Black River

, a back-handed compliment; Lily Thayer, appreciating James Lasdun's first novel,

The Horned Man


; and Joab Jackson, disappointed with the John Brockman-edited future-of-science tome,

. In Art, Mike Giuliano showcases ongoing

. In The Arts, Matt O'Brien profiles Baltimore art collector

. John Barry's Stage finds Vagabond Theatre's production of Emilio Iasiello's


too predictable. Feedback is Geoffrey Himes on


at Artscape and Adrian Van Young on

at Ottobar. Raymond Cummings' Music heralds the new

box set. Bret McCabe's No Cover surveys upcoming changes at

, under new ownership. In Film: Eric Allen Hatch admires

Sunshine State

and attacks


Signs; Adele Marley says

pays off; Richard Gorelick gives

a big hug; Andy Markowitz relishes

Duck Soup

; and Ian Grey throws water on

Reign of Fire


. Michelle Gienow's Dish loves

for exactly what it is: standard, old-school Italian. In Cheap Eats, Brennen Jensen makes a meal of

's won ton soup.