Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 5, 2000

Michael Anft's

about then-Mayor Martin O'Malley's efforts to help unionize a local hospital. In the Nose: then-Comptroller of Maryland William Donald Schaefer takes swipes at then-Mayor O'Malley over a


; the Baltimore City public schools system hypes itself to

; and electronic-dance-music impresarios Lonnie Fisher and George Concannon try and fail to open a nightclub called

(their efforts later paid off, when Sonar opened at the same spot). Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life looks at the

in Underwhelmed; Wiley Hall III on

in Urban Rhythms; Joab Jackson on

in Cyberpunk; and Tom Scocca on

in 8 Upper. In Books, Michael Anft delves into the

found in David G. Myers'

The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty

and David L. Kirp's

Almost Home: America's Love-Hate Relationship with Community

. Imprints is: Frank Diller on Darin Strauss' first novel,

; Michael Corbin on Mike Davis'

; and Jack Purdy on Tony Geraghty's


. In Art, Mike Giuliano reviews the Baltimore Museum of Art's exhibit of

to put unemployed artists to work. Bones is Rachel Newcomb's poem,

. Music is: Geoffrey Himes' Feedback on

; Phil Andrews and Anna Ditkoff's Feedback on the

; Daniel Piotrowski on

; and Justin Hampton's No Cover on

. In Film, Heather Joslyn compares


American Grafitti

while Ian Grey finds

"embarrassingly enjoyable,"

"funny as hell," and

"so bad it's dull." Belly Up is Susan Fradkin, adoring the


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