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X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Dec. 25, 2002

X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Dec. 25, 2002

The 2002 People Who Died issue

comics artist

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, album-cover artist

, movie reviewer

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, Barbie creator

, Nancy Drew writer

, father of the Frisbee

, country songwriter

, Uzi engineer

, and gay-activist iconoclast

. Brennen Jensen's Mobtown Beat profiles mass-transit big-thinker

. The Nose reveals the role of

in Baltimore police commissioner Edward Norris' departure to head the Maryland State Police, and discusses the ouster of

as Baltimore County's drug czar. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life tips a hat to Druid Hill Park's

. Christopher Myers'

gets answers from Luke Durant, Charles Collier, and Santa Ed.

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has letters from Christina Mitchko, James Harper, Alexandra Macchi, Fabio Romerio, and Michelle "Shellers" Herring. The columns are: Brian Morton's Political Animal, on

; Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag, on

; Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, on

; 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

demonstrates the taste chain. In Art, Mike Giuliano gets dark with

, an exhibit at Villa Julie College. John Barry's Stage praises Pumpkin Theatre's production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber's

. Michaelangelo Matos mashes up

in Music. Blake de Pastino's Television digs on

. In Film: Ian Grey thinks

is woefully over-simplistic; Eric Allen Hatch says

suffices, but barely so; Tom Siebert finds

a perfectly executed holiday gift; and Richard Gorelick has no love for a bland

and calls

just plain lazy. Richard Gorelick's Omnivore yawns at

.

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