Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Jan. 9, 2002
Afefe Tyehimbaâ€™s feature chronicles Kevin Brooksâ€™ life as an embattled Madison Park homeowner.
In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith compares the fundraising efforts of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Martin Oâ€™Malley.
The Nose tries to sort out the darkening fate of Baltimore Brewing Co.
Charles Cohenâ€™s Charmed Life watches Leonard Kerpelman make In and Around Baltimore, his show on the cityâ€™s public-access cable station.
The columns are: Sandy Asirvathamâ€™s Underwhelmed, on the regrettably inevitable move to the suburbs; Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on confronting future in-laws and reconnecting with exes; Wiley Hall IIIâ€™s Urban Rhythms, on Cornel West; and Tom Scoccaâ€™s 8 Upper, on the Oriolesâ€™ attempts to rebuild.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
In Books, Richard Meltzer finds We Got the Neutron Bomb, by Marc Spitz and Brendan Mullen, a less-than-definitive treatment of L.A. punk; and John Barry explores how the Baltimore arts journal Link has survived.
Bones is Hannah K. Seneshâ€™s poem, Suicide.
James D. Diltsâ€™ No Cover toasts Jay Leonhart â€™s success.
In Film: Eric Allen Hatch finds Gosford Park imperfect, Audition gripping, and Impostor so-so; Tom Scocca says Gene Hackman saves Under Suspicion; and Joe MacLeod says low expectations may help viewers enjoy Jimmy Hollywood.
Michelle Gienowâ€™s Dish goes to Caribbean Paradise Restaurant and Lounge, and, despite so-so food, vows to return.