X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: April 23, 2003

CP's 2003 Film Fest Frenzy includes an

and reviews of the Maryland Film Festival's

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and

. Michael Yockel's feature celebrates the cut-rate world of Perry Hall movie-maker

, whose

sums up his achievements. In Mobtown Beat, Anna Ditkoff reports on police-protester conflict at a

and David Morley spotlights community unease over the

. The Nose gets confused over

, is reminded that

, chases down the mystery of an

, and tries to sort out a

. Blake de Pastino's

tracks post-9/11 changes in the way the government keeps tabs on foreign students at Baltimore-area campuses. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life visits with black-history buff Louis Fields to discuss

, a casualty of the Pratt Street Riots leading up to the Civil War.

has letters from Donald Holland, Christine Brodak, Scott Loughrey, Gregory Paul, and Rebecca Davidson. The columns are: Brian Morton's Political Animal, on

; Eddie Matz' Shirts and Skins, on

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; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, 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

makes decisions. Smell of Steve, Inc.'s

is sick. In Imprints, Mahinder Kingra endorses Jordan Ellenberg's

and pans

, edited by Michael Chabon, while Susan Domagalski is moved by Anhua Gao's

. Lizzie Skurnick's Books gets chit-chatty with

. Art is Blake de Pastino, name-checking art handlers whose work is on display in

, a show at Canton's Chela gallery.

takes

The Baltimore Sun

's faux alt-weekly,

Live!

, to task for totally ripping off Susie Mudd's Music Monthly. John Barry's Stage is at a loss to kvetch about Spotlighters Theatre's production of Mitchell Uscher and Roy Singer's

Music is Bret McCabe, joyfully scratching his head over noise-maker

's remake as a jazz singer, and Michael Alan Goldberg, getting almost as excited over the fortunes of

as Adult. is. Bret McCabe's Know Your Product gets impressed by

. In Film: Bret McCabe says there's too much plot in

, gets no bite from

, and finds

to be important; Heather Joslyn doubles down on

; Tom Siebert can't say enough nice things about

; Eric Allen Hatch reports that John Waters was shocked to his core by

; and Brennen Jensen walks down memory lanes with

. Richard Gorelick's Omnivore goes to Owings Mills on a weekend to find that

is awesome.

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