Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Jan. 16, 2002
Brennen Jensen’s feature pours through the history of National Brewing.
In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith digs into Urbanpipe‘s city-granted franchise to connect Baltimore’s central business district with fiber-optic cable.
The Nose sniffs out some stinky cash in Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s campaign coffers.
Michael Anft’s Media Circus examines the non-story of state Sen. Clarence Mitchell IV’s non-defection to the GOP and the trend among TV-news reporters to shoot crime stories outside of police headquarters instead of at crime scenes.
In Charmed Life, Brennen Jensen goes to Bode Food Store, an African grocery in Waverly.
The columns are: Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on her cat; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on getting shit-jacked; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on mixed love signals and choosing between lovers; Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on beat-downs; and Tom Scocca’s 8 Upper, on the lack of black NFL coaches.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
Stage is: Brennen Jensen, finding that Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey, playing on AXIS Theatre’s stage, isn’t as great as it used to be; Jack Purdy, beside himself with joy over Vagabond Theatre’s production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class; and Anna Ditkoff, taken by Everyman Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s Fences.
John Duffy’s Music piece catches up with The Jayhawks.
In Film: Lee Gardner says Black Hawk Down is just another action movie but finds Brotherhood of the Wolf to be true entertainment; Luisa F. Ribeiro wants everyone to see Morocco; Jack Purdy promises Bound for Glory is a worthy trip down a dusty road; Adele Marley half-heartedly recommends a visit to Orange County, if you have nothing better to do; and Eric Allen Hatch claims the 1946 version of The Postman Always Rings Twice has its advantages.
Michelle Gienow’s Dish says the food finishes last at Coliseum Sports Bar.