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X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Dec. 18, 2002

X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Dec. 18, 2002

City Paper

's 2002 Top Ten issue sums up the year in

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,

,

,

,

,

,

, and

. In Mobtown Beat, Terrie Snyder reports how Jamal Abeokuto, the man charged with murdering eight-year-old

, managed to go free and disappear. The Nose bounces

and augurs the meaning of

. Brennen Jensen's Charmed Life catches practice with

.

has letters from Beth Feehan, Monica Salazar, and Lynn Williams. The columns are: Brian Morton's Political Animal, on

; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, on

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; and Mink Stole's Think Mink, on

. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. C. Kang and S. Kang's

goes cannibalistic. Smell of Steve, Inc.'s

climbs a mountain. In Books: Scott Carlson finds in Mark Hertsgaard's

a cogent and balanced analysis of why America is hated; and Heather Joslyn learns from John D. Freyer's

that materialism can be warm and fuzzy. Gadi Dechter's Art is exuberant about the meticulous creativity on display at Whole Gallery's

. In Stage, Anna Ditkoff is puzzled by Theatre Project's production of Frannie Sheridan's

. Music is Jason Torres, profiling local

American Idol

er

, and Michaelangelo Matos, explaining the trajectory of

. Bret McCabe's Know Your Product capsulizes 2002 releases by notable locals

,

,

,

,

,

,

, and

. In Film: Ian Grey wishes

had been longer, and says

"fakes it"; Lee Gardner calls

"ye olde mess," but still praises Peter Jackson; Eric Allen Hatch concludes that criticizing

would be nitpicking, and still loves the original Hollywood version of

; Amy M. Bruce fluffs up

and is forgiving of

' flaws; Joe MacLeod confronts

with the awful truth; and Tom Siebert is gracious to

. Richard Gorelick's Omnivore says

does well at filling a Federal Hill niche. In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow happily insists that

is Baltimore's oldest restaurant.

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