Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Aug. 2, 2000

The feature is Michael Anft, on then-Mayor

. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on

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. Charles Cohen, in Charmed Life, tells of suffragist

, publisher and editor of

Maryland Suffrage News

. The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, on

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

; Joab Jackson's Cyberpunk, on

; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, on

. In Imprints: Jack Purdy is duly impressed by Douglas Murray's

; Eileen Murphy has seen better from Amy Bloom than her story collection,

; Adrienne Martini thinks Melissa Scott's novel,

, "falls flat"; and John Sewell finds guilty pleasure in the short stories of Matthew Klam's

. In Art, Mike Giuliano reviews the works of four artists

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hanging at Goya-Girl Press in Hampden. Bones is

by John Biggs. Brennen Jensen, in Stage, gushes about Ronda Cooperstein's

, staged as part of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Feedback is: Matt Conaway on

at the Baltimore Arena; Daniel Piotrowski on

at the Ottobar; and Geoffrey Himes on

at Artscape. Know Your Product is Lee Gardner on the Fuses

and The Uniform's

Thirty-Three Revolutions + Some Other Minor Skirmishes

, Labtekwon's

, and the Onus'

. In Film: Ian Grey is creeped out by

and bored stiff by

; Adele Marley is nice to

; Luisa F. Ribeiro says

"shouldn't be missed," while

sets the bar for rom-coms; and Jack Purdy guesses

was a drunken Rat Pack concept

. In Belly Up, Susan Fradkin tries out

Big Fat Daddy's, Big Al's, and Chaps Pit Beef—and dubs Big Al's the best.

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

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