Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 27, 2002
Joab Jackson’s feature tracks how medical marijuana entered mainstream debate.
In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba looks at the “proliferation of rabbit-buying” during Easter season.
The Nose reports that Mayor Martin O’Malley reversed course on a drinking-water standards bill and echoes a rumor that Baltimore police commissioner Ed Norris was interviewed to be top cop in Philadelphia.
Michael Anft’s Media Circus profiles Nestor Aparicio’s sports-radio station, WNST.
Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life goes to Bill Huppert’s ornamental sculpture garden in Beverly Hills.
The Mail has letters from Stephen R. Rourke, Rajani Bhatia and Jacqueline Robarge.
The columns are: Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on throwing a slumber party; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on wanting a Mini Cooper; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on dealing with distant lovers and mommy-exes; Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on sacrificing civil liberties; and Tom Scocca’s 8 Upper, on Terps basketball in the Final Four.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
Bret McCabe de-lionizes Neal Pollack in The Arts.
In Film: Ian Grey waxes revisionist about E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and drools over Blade II; Eric Allen Hatch likes having his buttons pushed by Panic Room; Joe MacLeod obeys The Ten Commandments; Lee Gardner survives Andrei Rublev; Andy Markowitz tries to be nice about Death to Smoochy; Luisa F. Ribeiro gives Dial M for Murder its due; and Adele Marley gives a cold shoulder to Kissing Jessica Stein.
Michelle Gienow’s Dish says Suzie’s Soba 1 is a favorite.
In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow gets soulful about Tashes Ankh.