Baltimore City Paper

X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: August 21, 2002

Tom Chalkley's feature is

. In Mobtown Beat, Charles Cohen examines community resistance to a


that would dislocate East Baltimore homeowners. The Nose notes renovations underway at the

and a gusher of an ongoing water leak at the


in the middle of a prolonged drought. Natalie Davis' Campaign Beat yawns at the campaigns of

, Democrats seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Ballot Stuffing reports that Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley (D) and Baltimore County state Del. Bobby Zirkin (D) didn't perform at a

concert at Power Plant Live!, though publicists had promised they would. Brennen Jensen's Charmed Life remembers the

of 1816, after a volcano at Indonesia's Mount Tambora. In

, Michael Anft reports on spat between Fox News and

The Baltimore Sun

, staffing issues at

The Sun


, and radio host Marc Steiner's handling of a half-cocked Maryland U.S. Rep. Helen Delich Bentley (R).

has letters from state Del. Samuel "Sandy" Rosenberg (D-42nd District), Jamie Kendrick, Kim Bernstein, Medina Krause, and Christine Huff. 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 Imprints: Heather Joslyn finds Augusten Burroughs'

a worthy and humorous piece of victim lit; Joab Jackson calls Mike Daisey's

a testament to irrational exuberance; and Frank Diller pillories the "mess" that is

, Adam Davies' first novel. Art is Mike Giuliano, on the promising works of

at Gomez Gallery. The Arts is Christopher Skokna, surveying the comics world of

. In Feedback, Rjyan Kidwell is awed by


at Arundel Mills Mall and Ian Nagoski interprets

at Recher Theatre. Know Your Product is Bret McCabe, understanding The Pupils'

. In Film: Adele Marley can't quite pinpoint why

is bad; Eric Allen Hatch finds

's bark doesn't match its bite, and takes

's temperature; Ian Grey finds


bloodless; and Richard Gorelick drowns in

. Michelle Gienow's Dish tries out

. In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow gushes over the same-as-it-ever-was

on Pulaski Highway.