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  • Baltimore City Paper

March 29, 2000


Molly Rath's feature, "Swimming with Sharks," reveals

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, when homeowners in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods were underwater from refinancing packages sold by subprime lenders.

In Mobtown Beat, Brian Simpson reports on the city's efforts to

, and Eileen Murphy notes an

to the Delaware Art Museum's

Biennial 2000

. Murphy also

in Media Circus.

, that peculiar arrangement in which Baltimore homeowners owe rent for the land their homes sit on, is examined by Brennen Jensen in Charmed Life.

The columns are: Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong predicting that

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms

; Joab Jackson's Cyberpunk asking why the music industry hasn't yet

; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper

.

Bones is Katherine Cottle's poem,

In Imprints: Eileen Murphy savages Ellen Gilchrist's short fiction in

; Lee Gardner thinks Ann Powers'

is really all about Powers; Rupert Wondolowski respects Graham Lock's

, an examination of Sun Ra, Anthony Braxton, and Duke Ellington; and Mahinder Kingra likes that "nothing is as it seems" in Graham Joyce's novel

.

Feedback is Daniel Schlosberg, blown away by Werner Herzog and the Baltimore Opera Co.'s production of Richard Wagner's

, and Eric Allen Hatch enjoying the

at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church.

Television is Adele Marley, interviewing Errol Morris about his Bravo series

.

In Film: Andy Markowitz is down with Errol Morris' documentary about a Holocaust denier,

; Lee Gardner gives reasons to love, hate, and love

; Luisa F. Ribiero is happily disturbed by Otto Preminger's

; and Jack Purdy recommends

for Easter.

In Belly Up, Susan Fradkin is disappointed by the cost-quality ratio at

.

(Editor's note: Please remember that this restaurant review is exactly a decade old, so take any information within with a shaker of salt.)

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