Baltimore City Paper

Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 25, 2001

Film Fest Frenzy spotlights the Maryland Film Festival with an

and reviews of its lineup of



. Michael Corbin's feature charts the success of a program to help


. In Mobtown Beat, Terrie Snyder provides a glimpse of the Baltimore police department's

to bolster crime-fighting. The Nose makes note of


, the

, and a

. Brennen Jensen's Charmed Life tours

, a historic house with a rich past. The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag, on

; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, on


; 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 boxing champ

. Scocca and MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. Imprints are: Mahinder Kingra on Jonathan Lethem's sci-fi novel


This Shape We're In

, Joyce Brown on Yehuda Amichai's poetry collection

Open Closed Open

, Justin Hampton on the Russ Kick-edited collection of essays

You Are Being Lied To

, and Heather Joslyn on Richard Russo's novel


Empire Falls

. In Art, Mike Giuliano checks out

at Galerie Francoise and

at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Bones is Carol Bindel's poem

In Stage:

Theatre Hopkins' production of


She Loves Me

and AXIS Theatre's production of

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

, Brad Aaron interviews

, and Jack Purdy gives the Spotlighters' production of Martin McDonagh's

The Beauty Queen of Leenane


its due. Feedback is Phil Andrews on

at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church and Barry Michael Cooper on

at the Lyric Opera House. In Music, Barry Michael Cooper plugs into the

and Tom Scocca remembers

. Film is: Heather Joslyn, unearthing

The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas-Cheerleader-Murdering Mom


and getting intimate with

; Adele Marley, tumbling in the weeds of

Gas Food Lodging

; and Lee Gardner, reveling in

Coffin Joe: The Strange World of Jose Mojica Marins


. In Belly Up, Susan Fradkin politely skewers



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