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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Jan. 24, 2001

Michael Corbin's feature covers the pomp and angst on Washington, D.C.'s streets during George W. Bush's

. In Mobtown Beat, Michael Anft sheds light on a city loan to Little Italy's

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, and Tom Chalkley draws a comic about

. Tom Chalkley, in Media Circus, preaches about the tradition of maintaining a "firewall" between the editorial and business sides of newspapers, making his point with the

Sun

's coverage of the

and

. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life remembers

. The columns are: Mink Stole's Think Mink, on

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

; Joab Jackson's Cyberpunk, on

; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, on

. In Imprints: Michael Anft thinks Manil Suri's first novel,

, "is almost good enough to justify the hype"; Andy Markowitz likes Thomas Frank's collection of blasphemous essays

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; and Hank Baker is philosophical about Michel Houellebecq's novel

. Art is Mike Giuliano on

at Gomez Gallery; and on

. John Sewell's Zine Pool profiles über-zinester

. In Stage, Anna Ditkoff

between liking the Vagabond Players' production of Neil Simon's

Rumors

and not liking AXIS Theatre's production of Suzan-Lori Parks'

Venus

, while Mike Giuliano

the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre's production of William Mastrosimone's

Extremities

. Television is Adele Marley, summing up the schtick of

. In Film: Heather Joslyn tells

; Luisa F. Ribeiro is taken by both

and

; and Andy Markowitz is fully engaged in

. Susan Fradkin's Belly Up gets all steamed up over

.

(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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