Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 26, 2000
Eileen Murphyâ€™s feature considers the perplexing lack of racial diversity in Baltimoreâ€™s visual-arts scene.
In Mobtown Beat, Michael Anft reports on community misgivings about where to build a new west-side fire station, and Brennen Jensen announces the birthday of Brickhillâ€™s oldest resident, Mamie Spicer.
The Nose updates the union situation at University of Maryland Medical Center.
In Media Circus, Tom Chalkley wonders whether Maryland Public Television is inappropriately airing a political ad, questions the Sunâ€™s coverage of a Baltimore County land-use battle, and slaps around WJZ for covering Survivor as news.
Charmed Life is Tom Chalkley on the Patapsco Riverâ€™s Middle Branch.
The columns are: Suz Redfearnâ€™s Germ Bag, on a murder scene; Joe MacLeodâ€™s Mr. Wrong, on a scienterrific future; Wiley Hall IIIâ€™s Urban Rhythms, on Jerusalem and the hope for Middle East peace; Joab Jacksonâ€™s Cyberpunk, on The Onionâ€™s Jean Teasdale; and Tom Scoccaâ€™ 8 Upper, on Tigermania.
Books is Lily Thayer on Nicholas Shakespeareâ€™s Bruce Chatwin: A Biography.
In Art, Mike Giuliano reviews Artscapeâ€™s art.
Dance is D.C. Culbertson, on En Lâ€™Air, the dance concert at the Maryland Arts Festival at Towson University.
In Zine Pool, Anna Ditkoff reviews a passel of mini-zines: Trent Reznor Wants My Ass, Fizz, The Night Stalker Got Married, Wicked, Food Geek, Wee Cul-De-Sac, and Bucket Loader.
In Film, Ian Grey believes in Jesusâ€™ Son and is thirsty for Blood Simple; Adele Marley is shorted by American Pimp; Heather Joslyn is buoyed by Lifeboat but let down by Beyond the Clouds; and Andy Markowitz gets Head.
In Belly Up, Susan Fradkin is a happy duck at Chinese Delight. (Editorâ€™s note: Please remember that this restaurant review is exactly a decade old, so take any information within with a shaker of salt.)