On the cover, Edward Ericson Jr.with West BaltimoreVan Freeman. After reading, your first visit, of course, should be, where you can spend a few minutes looking around, though it hasn't been updated for what looks like more than two years. Most of the Los Angeles press stories mentioned in &quot;20/20 Vision&quot; are offline now, but VanFreeman.com's, thankfully, has archived them. Ron Stringer'spiece----is the only necessary reading, but some of the others are good, too.In Mobtown Beat, John Barry, usually on the theater-review beat,, checking out the city Liquor Board's recent crackdown on Texas hold 'em games. Much of the Liquor Board's justification for its crackdown depends on Maryland's gambling laws, so. And Ron Cassie writes, hopefully,on's search for a new home. Since the Book Thing ended up in, why not check out thisfrom theCity Papervault.In Arts & Entertainment,CP's film critics don't [heart] the Oscars with the. If you must, Oscar info can be had. J. Bowers gives theSwiss Contemporary Ceramicsexhibit. A little searching will turn up online galleries for a number of the exhibited artists. Here's one to get you started:. Finally, Van SmithWilliam Keisling and his recent bookThe Midnight Ride of Jonathan Luna. For more on Keisling, check out his publishing house,--an interesting catalog there, if nothing else. For more on Luna, the Baltimore-based federal prosecutor found dead in a Lancaster County, Pa., stream on the eve of a big case, check out theSun'son the case.