Baltimore City Paper

Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 3, 2000

Augusta Olsen's feature explores the sustainable-living ethos of the

while providing


for how to live within the Earth's means. In the news, the Nose catches up with

and his mannequin, Bud; Brennen Jensen covers the American Visionary Art Museum's second annual


; and Eileen Murphy reports from the

front. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life is on

, in the post-Straw Hat Day era. The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag on Catholic-school

; Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed on a failed stab at being a

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms on

; and Joab Jackson's Cyberpunk on how to stop

. In Books: Sandy Asirvatham enjoys the "grubby human machinations" of Francine Prose's novel,

Blue Angel


; Shelly Ridenour likes the "frenzied, sordid glory" of rock journalist Lester Bangs' life, as recounted in Jim DeRogatis' biography,

Let it Blurt

; Eileen Murphy calls Charlotte McGuinn Freeman's

"a nearly perfect novel"; and Adrienne Martini thinks Sheri S. Tepper's "reliance on prefab feminism" is overcome by "her crystalline writing" in

Singer from the Sea

. Art is Lee Gardner on


an exhibit at the Contemporary showcasing the works of Ellen Gallagher, Christian Marclay, and Liliana Porter; and Eileen Murphy on "Anthesis: A State of Complete Expansion," an

at the G-Spot. Bones is Jessica Rapisarda's poem,

In Zine Pool, Anna Ditkoff looks at

in which Lisa Fritsch and Jeff McGrath riff on the no-budget touring life of Baltimore and D.C. bands. Music is Lee Gardner on: Kid Koala's

; local jazzers

; Lake Trout's


Alone at Last: Lake Trout Live with DJ Who

; Third Harmonic Distortion's

Ex Animo

; and Kane Mathis'

Bantam Ba Kouyate

. In Film: Luisa F. Ribeiro is riveted by


and thinks

Me Myself I

succeeds despite "flirting with superficiality"; Lee Gardner praises

The Filth and the Fury

; Andy Markowitz likes

Field of Dreams


because it's "100 percent Iowa corn"; Heather Joslyn wonders how

The Palm Beach Story

"got past the censors;" Natalie Davis calls


"an important film;" and Ian Grey says

Eternity and a Day


"does not suck." In Belly Up, Susan Fradkin likes that

drips with nostalgia.

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