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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 13, 2002

March 13, 2012

Van Smith’s feature explores ”Baltimore’s parallel Russian universe.”

In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on a program that pays people to use contraceptives and Michael Yockel remembers Baltimore photographer Joseph Kohl.

The Nose catches a bit of Orioles’ spring training and reads between the lines of Frank Conaway’s Innocence Project.

Michael Anft’s Media Circus ponders The Sun’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 Cohen’s Charmed Life takes a peek at the reincarnation of the erstwhile McHenry Theatre.

The columns are: Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on a colleague’s suicide; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on back pain; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on jealous third wheels and leaving home; Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on racial profiling; and Tom Scocca’s 8 Upper, on March Madness.

Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
In Books, Tom Chalkley gives a nod to Robert Hieronimus’ Inside the Yellow Submarine.

Imprints are: Heather Joslyn forgives the monotony of Michael Moore’s Stupid White Men … and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!; Joab Jackson appreciates John Crewdson’s Science Fictions; Michael Anft takes a thrill ride with Andrei Codrescu’s Casanova in Bohemia; and Mahinder Kingra revisits the 1970s with Jonathan Coe’s The Rotters’ Club.

In Art, Mike Giuliano checks out Maryland Art Place’s Critics’ Picks exhibit.

Stage is Jack Purdy, wishing AXIS Theatre’s production of Diana Son’s Stop Kiss hadn’t given away the punch line; and Mike Giuliano, content with Vagabond Players’ production of Athol Fugard’s Master Harold” … and the Boys.

Daniel Piotrowski’s Music hopes that Matthew Shipp’s Nu Bop, Organic Grooves’ 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. Patrick’s Day.

In Film: Joe MacLeod lauds Ice Age’s educational value and likes The Time Machine’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 Harrison’s Flowers; and Eric Allen Hatch gets Persona.

Michelle Gienow’s Dish gushes over Ashland Café.

In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna is sold on Eastern Buffet.