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

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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

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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

about

; 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

.

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