Baltimore City Paper

X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: May 7, 2003

Erin Sullivan's feature looks at

in an era of rising home prices. In Mobtown Beat, Blake de Pastino covers an


gathering in Baltimore and Patricia Callahan touts

Kids' Scoop


newspaper'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's

conjures up some really useful animals. Smell of Steve, Inc.'s

gets summarily fired. In Imprints, Tom Siebert calls Diane Ravitch's

The Language Police


and "important book"; Wendy Ward says the gods are smiling on Ann Cummins'

Red Ant House

; and Blake de Pastino is smitten by Chris Ware's

Jimmy 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's


The Teachers' Lounge

, while John Barry says Fells Point Corner Theatre's production of Margaret Edson's


does well with a tough play and Towson University's production of Diana Son's

Stop Kiss

makes political statements its protagonists never sought to make. Music is Michael Alan Goldberg, giving


high praise, and Geoffrey Himes, giving credit to producer/guitarist

for the success he brings to the artists for whom he plays. In Film: Tom Siebert falls for

Daddy Day Care

and Eric Allen Hatch gives Christropher Guest a trifecta with

A Mighty Wind

, hits the shock buzzer on



; and dubs

Quai des Orfevres

"compelling and idiosyncratic." Richard Gorelick's Omnivore gets comfortable at

. In Cheap Eats, Anna Ditkoff goes downtown for some