Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Feb. 27, 2002
City Paperâ€™s 2002 Eat dining-guide issue features two meaty packages by food critic Michelle Gienow. In her Apocalypse Chow package in the paper, Gienow proclaims her affinity for off-the-beaten-track eateries, reviewing Tobyâ€™s Diner, Beltway Motel and Restaurant, J&B Hotdogs, Port Truck Stop Restaurant, and Jimâ€™s Diner. In Eat, Gienowâ€™s Time to Eat package describes the cuisines of 1900-1919, the 1920s, the 1930s, the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 2000s at local restaurants.
The Mail has letters from Nigel Assam, Kevin Kamps, Bradley Paul, and C. Scales.
Afefe Tyehimbaâ€™s Mobtown Beat reports how addiction-treatment advocates are pressing for public funding in Marylandâ€™s tight budget.
The Nose sees Baltimore police helicopters flying for an advertising shoot, legislators looking to protect predatory lenders, and the American Urological Association, along with its William P. Didusch Museum, leaving Baltimore for Anne Arundel County.
Michael Anftâ€™s Media Circus covers WBAL radioâ€™s Mic Time With Mayor Oâ€™Malley and possible labor-union fall-out over The Sunâ€™s partnership with WMAR-TV.
Brennen Jensenâ€™s Charmed Life recounts the heroic death in WWI of erstwhile Baltimore News real-estate editor George Buchanan Redwood.
The columns are: Suz Redfearnâ€™s Germ Bag, on her Starbucks addiction; Joe MacLeodâ€™s Mr. Wrong, on failing to bet on the Olympics; Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on cross-cultural marriage and smothering boyfriends; Wiley Hall IIIâ€™s Urban Rhythms, on air-travel classism; and Tom Scoccaâ€™s 8 Upper, on the winter Olympics.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
In Art, Mike Giuliano looks at the photographs of Nathan Lyons and Edward West at University of Maryland, Baltimore Countyâ€™s Albin O. Kuhn Gallery, and checks out the paintings of Sergio Roggerone and Lauren Unger at Gomez Gallery.
Anna Ditkoffâ€™s Stage piece says the Paragon Theatre Companyâ€™s production of Neil Simonâ€™s Lost in Yonkers is itself lost.
The cancellation by WEAA of Underground Experience, a house-mix radio show by Oji Morris and Brian Pope, is bemoaned in Bret McCabeâ€™s No Cover.
In Film: Ian Grey praises the everyone-loses Vietnam War film, We Were Soldiers, and sees poetry in The Devilâ€™s Backbone; Lee Gardner gets the big picture in Life and Debt, enjoys a whole lot of singing and dancing in Thatâ€™s Entertainment, and bets on Bob le Flambeur; Andy Markowitz feels for The Dead Zone; Joe MacLeod tries not to sleep through Dragonfly; and Adele Marley wishes John Q had been better.