Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 24, 2002
In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on the Patterson Park Pagoda’s renovations.
Michael Anft’s Media Circus examines media censorship and “reporter-steering.”
In Charmed Life, Tom Chalkley profiles Ed Russell, WBAL’s in-house historian.
The Mail has letters from John Williams, Autumn Hickman, Ella McCrystle, Lloyd J. Spivak, Stephen Schwartz, and Jim Cumbie.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
In Art, Mike Giuliano checks out Clarissa Sligh’s sex-change photo-series, on display at UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.
Stage is: M. Jane Taylor, catching Gregory Hall’s The Early Monday Morning Show and Charm City Dreams at Spotlighters Theatre; Jack Purdy, finding that Center Stage’s production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit is off-pace; John Barry, enjoying the mind game that is AXIS Theatre’s production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Fuddy Meers; Mike Giuliano, disappointed by Vagabond Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s London Suite; and Brennen Jensen, saying Theatre Hopkins does a fine job with its production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.
Benn Ray’s Television gets hooked on Trading Spaces.
In Film: Joe MacLeod raises eyebrows over Busting and wants to be at the drive-in to see The Scorpion King; Adele Marley likes the hair in Amadeus: The Director’s Cut; Lee Gardner roots for The Endurance; Eric Allen Hatch would skip Festival in Cannes and Life or Something Like It, but has plenty of time for Freestyle; Heather Joslyn admires Sister Helen; and Andy Markowitz has a soft spot for Hillbilly Robot.
Michelle Gienow’s Dish has meat dreams over Andy Nelson’s Southern Pit Barbecue.
In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow eats a whole lot of breakfast for $4.98 at Theresa’s Deli.