Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 9, 2001
The two-pack of features is Jay Ulfelder, exploring what Carroll County is doing to prevent school violence, and Eileen Murphy, looking at what Baltimore’s public library problems mean for libraries in general.
In Mobtown Beat, Michael Anft focuses on a possible documentary film about the McElderry Park neighborhood.
The Nose searches for the lost key to Baltimore.
Charles Cohen’s Charmed Life showcases ex-Baltimore Colts’ efforts to get increased benefits from the NFL.
The columns are: Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag on big-cat dentistry; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong on getting old and angry; Mink Stole’s Think Mink on shoplifters and outted teenagers; Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms on blaming the poor; Joab Jackson’s Cyberpunk on “New Economy” magazines”; and Tom Scocca’s 8 Upper on Mike Mussina as a Yankee pitcher at Oriole Park.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
Frank Diller looks at why Algonquin Books is succeeding in Books.
Art is Mike Giuliano on two Maryland Art Place exhibits: a group show, “Remembering the Present,” and “A Change of Place,” featuring Joseph Hyde’s photographs.
In Stage, Mike Giuliano forgives Arena Players’ production of Joy Jones’ slow-moving Outdoor Recess and Jack Purdy congratulates the “brilliant success” of Fells Point Corner
Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion.
In Film, Adele Marley can see With a Friend Like Harry . . . coming from a mile away, and finds The Center of the World to be utterly dismal; Jack Purdy has plenty of time for Hour of the Gun; and Luisa F. Ribeiro is delighted by Friendly Persuasion and The Dish.
Susan Fradkin’s Belly up sidles up to Hampden’s Sierra Grill. (Editor’s note: Remember this review is exactly a decade old, so take it with a shaker of salt)