Two tech-minded stories fill the feature hole this week: Steve Perry's
("Y2K problems, on the whole, are far likelier to be chronic and nagging than acute and short-lived, and more likely to result in economic than civil upheaval.") and Lee Gardner's
("Corporate radio has gotten bigger while small, locally focused radio has, at best, remained marginalized.").
The Nose sniffs at the
Brennen Jensen recalls Noxzema's origins in
, Sandy Asirvatham second-guesses the wired lifestyle, while in
, Joab Jackson second-guesses his own take on the OpenNET Coaltion.
's Tom Scocca is looking forward to the sideshows of the NBA season.
In Books, Michael Anft writes about Christian Parenti's
, a class-conscious take on the penal system.
Mike Giuliano reviews the race-conscious artwork of
Bones features Charles Carter Glass'
In Stage, Anft likes what Fells Point Corner Theatre did with George Bernard Shaw's
and Giuliano likes Jaffe Cohen's
at the Theatre Project.
In Feedback, Daniel Schlosberg says the Baltimore Opera Company's production of Mozart's
at the Lyric Opera House passes muster (mostly); Lee Gardner notes that "guitar pop doesn't get any respect" at the
at the 8 X 10; and Rjyan Kidwell enjoys schizophrenic, multi-sensorial
In No Cover, John Lewis finds Rumba Club's jazzy release,
, to be just fine.
In Film, Ian Grey gives the thumbs up to a bigger, edgier
, Luisa F. Ribiero gushes over
, and Jack Purdy can't believe how good
is merely amusing.
Susan Fradkin can't get enough of the crabcake at El Rancho in