Baltimore City Paper

X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: August 28, 2002

Nicole Leistikow's feature explores what

means for Baltimore. In Campaign Beat: Afefe Tyehimba covers


; Van Smith looks at campaign cash in

; and Erin Sullivan reports how the Eastside Democratic Organization is central to


. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life explains how

came to be, on the shores of Frog Mortar Creek in Bowley's Quarters.

has letters from Logan Hicks and Gerald Shargel. 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. Art is Mike Giuliano, on the latest exhibits at

. John Barry, in Stage, gives high marks to Arena Players' production of Kermit Frazier's


. Music is: Bret McCabe, comparing the local quartet

to They Might Be Giants, Half Japanese, and Devo; and Michaelangelo Matos, raising a din about

- with a tip of the hat to Mobtown "drum monster" Rob Oswald, who sat in for Dave Grohl at a recent show. In Film: Eric Allen Hatch gets excited about

One Hour Photo

and says

Smiles of a Summer Night


is Ingmar Bergman's greatest rom-com; Luisa F. Ribeiro finds

pretty and unfulfilling; Richard Gorelick takes a massive pee on

; and Joe MacLeod stays awake for the 90 rounds of prison fights in


. Michelle Gienow's Dish is serious about how good the crabs are at

. In Cheap Eats, Tim Hill finds the Italian-deli fare at


to be "right on."