Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 17, 2002
Van Smithâ€™s feature profiles Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cancer cells fueled the advancement of modern medical research.
In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith sizes up the Citizens Planning and Housing Association.
The Nose sniffs out homophobia in Baltimoreâ€™s public schools.
Tom Chalkleyâ€™s Charmed Life plumbs a local rockâ€™s origins.
The Mail has letters from Scott Gramling, Brian Tsai, Michael Marr, Robert Zura, and Stephen Heath.
The columns are: Sandy Asirvathamâ€™s Underwhelmed, on women as â€śchicksâ€ť; Wiley Hall IIIâ€™s Urban Rhythms, on how to spend slavery reparations; and Tom Scoccaâ€™s 8 Upper, on celebrating the Terpsâ€™ championship basketball win.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
Joab Jacksonâ€™s Books essay launches from three books â€“ Rodney Allen Brooksâ€™ Flesh and Machines, David Cookâ€™s Robot Robot Building for Beginners, and Build Your Own Combat Rocket, by Pete Miles and Tom Carroll–to explore the future of robotics.
In Imprints: Rupert Wondolowski wishes for whatâ€™s missing in A Century of Noir, edited by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane; Frank Diller says Jennifer Toth provides solid reportage in answering the question, What Happened to Johnnie Jordan?; Heather Joslyn is riveted by Barry Werthâ€™s The Scarlet Professor; and Susan Muaddi Darraj appreciates Anchee Minâ€™s re-creation of Cultural Revolution paranoia in Wild Ginger.
Art is Mike Giuliano, glad to see Cuban photographer Raul Corralesâ€™ work hanging at C. Grimaldis Gallery.
Anna Ditkoffâ€™s Stage finds David Ives a bit too cute.
In Music, Michaelangelos Matos limns the lo-fi scene.
Bret McCabeâ€™s No Cover explores the hip-hop prospects of Baltimoreâ€™s own B Rich.
In Film: Ian Grey bugs out over Phase IV but his taste-buds recoil at The Sweetest Thing; Adele Marley rubbernecks at Changing Lanes and yawns at The Sonâ€™s Room; and Eric Allen Hatch says Murder By Numbers doesnâ€™t add up.
Michelle Gienowâ€™s Dish enjoys Korean food at Purim Oak.
In Cheap Eats, Tom Scocca soaks up some rib-sticking brown stew chicken at Caribbean Kitchen.