Ericka Blount Danois' feature explores the efforts of theto trade with Cuba. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen rolls in on the reopening in Brooklyn of aand 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'sgets 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'spits UPS against the Brownies. In Books, Blake de Pastino distills Gilles Kepel'sJihad: The Trail of Political Islamto its essence, while Lizzie Skurnick lets Nuha al-Radi'sBaghdad Diariesspeak for itself and is surprised by the conclusions in Noah Feldman'sAfter Jihad. 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'sMary Stuart. Music is Bret McCabe, pumping up theand advising that, hey, for real,are actually pretty fucking good. In Film: Ian Grey talks withaboutSpider; Eric Allen Hatch wishes someone had stoppedThe Good Thiefbefore it was released; Joe MacLeod coins the term "comediocre" in describingAnger Management, while findingHouse of 1000 Corpsesto be exactly as advertised; and Tom Siebert is kind to. Richard Gorelick's Omnivore eatswith a stick. In Cheap Eats, Anna Ditkoff gets three wishes at.