Erin Sullivan's feature looks atin an era of rising home prices. In Mobtown Beat, Blake de Pastino covers angathering in Baltimore and Patricia Callahan toutsKids' Scoopnewspaper's challenge to Mayor Martin O'Malley's BELIEVE campaign. The Nose previews the. Waris Banks'tells the story of Kendall Waters-Bey, a Marine and Moorish-American Moslem from Baltimore who was one of the first casualties of the war in Iraq. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life snacks at the links with, who runs the Clifton Park Snack Bar.has letters from Nicole Amos and Martin Marks. The columns are: Brian Morton's Political Animal, on former Iraqi minister of information; 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'sconjures up some really useful animals. Smell of Steve, Inc.'sgets summarily fired. In Imprints, Tom Siebert calls Diane Ravitch'sThe Language Policeand "important book"; Wendy Ward says the gods are smiling on Ann Cummins'Red Ant House; and Blake de Pastino is smitten by Chris Ware'sJimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth. Art is Tim Hill, profiling graphic artist, whose work is on display at Spur Design's Propaganda Gallery. In Stage, Tom Siebert takes notice of Ursula Battle'sThe Teachers' Lounge, while John Barry says Fells Point Corner Theatre's production of Margaret Edson'sWitdoes well with a tough play and Towson University's production of Diana Son'sStop Kissmakes political statements its protagonists never sought to make. Music is Michael Alan Goldberg, givinghigh praise, and Geoffrey Himes, giving credit to producer/guitaristfor the success he brings to the artists for whom he plays. In Film: Tom Siebert falls forDaddy Day Careand Eric Allen Hatch gives Christropher Guest a trifecta withA Mighty Wind, hits the shock buzzer onIrreversible; and dubsQuai des Orfevres"compelling and idiosyncratic." Richard Gorelick's Omnivore gets comfortable at. In Cheap Eats, Anna Ditkoff goes downtown for some.