Baltimore City Paper

Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Oct. 11, 2000

The feature is Michael Corbin on Baltimore's life-saving, little-discussed

. Mobtown Beat is: Brennen Jensen on


; Tom Scocca on

; and Terrie Snyder on


. The Nose


. Charmed Life is Charles Cohen on anti-censorship crusader

, a film-history buff who ran the Rex Theater. The columns are: Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, apparently

; Mink Stole's Think Mink,

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms,

; Joab Jackson's Cyberpunk,

; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper,


. In Imprints: Michelle Gienow is intoxicated by Cathy Newman's "glorious"

; Mahinder Kingra extols the "precision" of Jane Stevenson's collection of four novellas,

; and Heather Joslyn bemoans T.R. Pearson's "less than satisfying" novel

. In Art, Mike Giuliano finds that the American Visionary Art Museum's exhibit

lacks focus. Bones is Frank S. Palmisano III's poem

Stage is Anna Ditkoff, liking the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival's production of Paul Rudnick's


. Music is: Daniel Piotrowski's appreciative review of

' sad songs; Geoffrey Himes' Feedback on the

at the Baltimore Museum of Art; Adam Baer's Feedback on

at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall; and Lee Gardner's Feedback on

at the Sidebar. In Television, Heather Joslyn is informed by the PBS documentary

, which profiles third-party presidential candidates, and Ron Hube picks apart


, the Independent Film Channel's documentary about horror films. In Film: Jack Purdy gets

but hates

; Luisa F. Ribiero thinks

is salvaged by the acting; Ian Grey likes

; Adele Marley admires

; and Heather Joslyn finds


utterly clichéd, but

respectable. Belly Up is Susan Fradkin, giving high marks to


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