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Baltimore City Paper

Nov. 17, 1999


The

to the 1999 edition of

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City Paper

's Holiday Guide advises readers to "exercise your freedom of choice to do what we tell you." The cover art—Shepard Fairey's "Obey Santa"—sets an appropriate tone. Suggested

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include East German guard hats, items being auctioned from the recently closed Haussner's Restaurant (such as a giant ball of string), shrunken heads from the American Dime Museum, boxes of Millenios cereal, mistletoe belt-buckles, bookbinding classes, and Hindu God lunchboxes. The essays are: Brennen Jensen musing about

, "the cocktail that drinks like a meal"; Andrew Reiner

why he intends to spend "more money and time in small, independently owned businesses instead of the Targets and Wal-Marts of the world" during the holiday-shopping season; and Natalie Davis scrolling through some online holiday

.

Wiley Hall III's

recalls the Little Rock Nine, who integrated an all-white high school in the 1950s. Sandy Asirvatham's

riffs on

The West Wing

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's portrayal of fatherhood. Joab Jackson's

analyzes the anti-trust case against Microsoft. In

, Tom Scocca assesses baseball's Gold Glove award.

In Mobtown Beat, Scocca reports on

of two drugs at local hospitals, while Kelly McDonough and Molly Rath weigh the value of "

" in public schools.

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The Nose

an "Intern Fair" at UMBC.

is Lee Gardner on Bob Dylan and Phil Lesh, and

on TLC and Destiny's Child.

In

, Adele Marley takes issue with

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RKO 281

, HBO's account of the making of

Citizen Kane

. Scott Carlson

Venus Plus X

, the utopian novel by Theodore Sturgeon, in Books.

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Charmed Life's Charles Cohen dances around the

at the Canton Liquor House.


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