X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: April 16, 2003

Ericka Blount Danois' feature explores the efforts of the

to trade with Cuba. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen rolls in on the reopening in Brooklyn of a


and David Morley delves into

. The Nose drinks California wine at a

. Ericka Blount Danois'

dissects "informed consent" protocols in the age of terrorism-preparedness. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life powwows with

. Uli Loskot's

gets answers from Jason Glover, Mimi Travieso, and Patricia Brown.

has letters from Medina Krause, Danyell Jariel, Jennifer Cochrane, Anthony Sodano, and Kim Sanders-Fisher. The columns are: Brian Morton's Political Animal, on

; Eddie Matz' Shirts and Skins, on

; Afefe Tyehimba's Third Eye, on

; and Mink Stole's Think Mink, on

. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. Emily Flake's

pits UPS against the Brownies. In Books, Blake de Pastino distills Gilles Kepel's


to its essence, while Lizzie Skurnick lets Nuha al-Radi's

speak for itself and is surprised by the conclusions in Noah Feldman's

. Art is Gadi Dechter, giving high marks for beauty to the paintings of

, on display at Goucher College's Rosenberg Gallery. John Barry's Stage spills guts over Center Stage's production of Friedrich Schiller's

. Music is Bret McCabe, pumping up the

and advising that, hey, for real,

are actually pretty fucking good. In Film: Ian Grey talks with


; Eric Allen Hatch wishes someone had stopped

before it was released; Joe MacLeod coins the term "comediocre" in describing

, while finding

to be exactly as advertised; and Tom Siebert is kind to

. Richard Gorelick's Omnivore eats

with a stick. In Cheap Eats, Anna Ditkoff gets three wishes at