Baltimore City Paper

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



. 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

; 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

The Grasshopper King


and pans

McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

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

To the Edge of the Sky

. 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.


The Baltimore Sun

's faux alt-weekly,


, 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

Bulletproof Monk


, gets no bite from

Malibu's Most Wanted

, and finds

The Gift

to be important; Heather Joslyn doubles down on

Double Indemnity


; 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

Duckpin Country


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

is awesome.