Baltimore City Paper

Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 17, 2000

The two-pack of features is Dan Kennedy, on

, and Eileen Murphy, on writer


and the Washington College literary prize that bears her name. In the news, the Nose pokes around

, a


, and

; Molly Rath reports on

; and D.C. Culbertson checks out

. Charmed Life is Tom Chalkley on

, matriarch of the civil-rights movement. The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, giving

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, giving

; Joab Jackson's Cyberpunk, giving

; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, giving


. In Books, Jill Sebra profiles online publisher

and reviews two of its new fiction releases:


. Art is Mike Giuliano on

; a

at C. Grimaldis Gallery


; and

at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In Zine Pool, John Sewell explains

, which is devoted to breakfast-cereal culture. Stage is Anna Ditkoff on Fells Point Corner Theatre's production of

, a series of six one-act plays. In Music, Feeback is Lee Gardner going to Washington's 9:30 Club to see

and to the Vault in downtown Baltimore for a

show, and Geoffrey Himes checking out


twice: at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and at the House of God Church in East Baltimore. Daniel Schlosberg, meanwhile, profiles Baltimore ex-pat violinist

. In Film:

makes Ian Grey laugh, while

Battlefield Earth

inspires scoffing giggles,

gets a happily raised eyebrow, and


earns a spirited defense against wrongheaded apologists; Lee Gardner labels


"counterrevolutionary"; Jack Purdy marks the death of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. with a reminder that

was pretty good; and Luisa F. Ribeiro also gives Fairbanks Jr. his due by resurrecting the "always watchable"

, while calling

"vacuous" and "boring" and finding


"calculated" and hackneyed. In Belly Up, Susan Fradkin revels in the splendors of


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