Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 13, 2002
Van Smithâ€™s feature explores â€ťBaltimoreâ€™s parallel Russian universe.â€ť
Michael Anftâ€™s Media Circus ponders The Sunâ€™s editorial-page changes.
The Mail has letters from Raguel Broy, Henry Cohen, Alix Tobey Southwick, Daniel Cryer, Nigel Assam, Stone Scruggs, Jon Swift, Tom Hwang, Sue Johnson, A. Robert Kaufman, and Olivia Gushin.
Charles Cohenâ€™s Charmed Life takes a peek at the reincarnation of the erstwhile McHenry Theatre.
The columns are: Suz Redfearnâ€™s Germ Bag, on a colleagueâ€™s suicide; Joe MacLeodâ€™s Mr. Wrong, on back pain; Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on jealous third wheels and leaving home; Wiley Hall IIIâ€™s Urban Rhythms, on racial profiling; and Tom Scoccaâ€™s 8 Upper, on March Madness.
Imprints are: Heather Joslyn forgives the monotony of Michael Mooreâ€™s Stupid White Men â€¦ and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!; Joab Jackson appreciates John Crewdsonâ€™s Science Fictions; Michael Anft takes a thrill ride with Andrei Codrescuâ€™s Casanova in Bohemia; and Mahinder Kingra revisits the 1970s with Jonathan Coeâ€™s The Rottersâ€™ Club.
In Art, Mike Giuliano checks out Maryland Art Placeâ€™s Criticsâ€™ Picks exhibit.
Stage is Jack Purdy, wishing AXIS Theatreâ€™s production of Diana Sonâ€™s Stop Kiss hadnâ€™t given away the punch line; and Mike Giuliano, content with Vagabond Playersâ€™ production of Athol Fugardâ€™s “Master Haroldâ€ť â€¦ and the Boys.
Daniel Piotrowskiâ€™s Music hopes that Matthew Shippâ€™s Nu Bop, Organic Groovesâ€™ Black Cherry, and Phil Ranelin: Remixes foreshadow the future of jazz/electronica hybrids.
No Cover is Bret McCabe, wishing Donegal X-Press a happy St. Patrickâ€™s Day.
In Film: Joe MacLeod lauds Ice Ageâ€™s educational value and likes The Time Machineâ€™s tricks; Luisa F. Ribeiro says Yentl is grand; Jack Purdy suggests drinking with The Quiet Man; Ian Grey gets blood-soaked by All About the Benjamins; Adele Marley gets real with Harrisonâ€™s Flowers; and Eric Allen Hatch gets Persona.
Michelle Gienowâ€™s Dish gushes over Ashland CafĂ©.
In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna is sold on Eastern Buffet.