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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 3, 2002

April 3, 2012

The feature, by Andy Markowitz and Tom Scocca, conjures a baseball team comprised of the Baltimore Orioles’ most profoundly bad players of all time.

In Mobtown Beat: Afefe Tyehimba profiles Fusion Partnership, Inc.’s race-relations efforts; Brennen Jensen gauges the potential for Camden Station; and Van Smith reports on Arundel Engineering’s legal dispute with Maryland government.

Charles Cohen’s Charmed Life uncovers the history of 812 Park Ave., City Paper’s office.

The Mail has letters from Adolf Kowalski, Myron Von Hollingsworth, Janine Holc, Alan Barysh, and Medina Krause.

The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham’s Underwhelmed, on marriage; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on clean freaks and pestering exes; Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on poor policing; and Tom Scocca’s 8 Upper, on the Terps’ championship basketball team.

Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.

In Imprints, Rupert Wondolowski heaps praise on Ian McEwan’s novel, Atonement; Susan Muaddi Darraj says Richard Skinner’s The Red Dancer is a novel trying to be a biography; and Frank Diller delights in the enjoyable confusion of Ben Marcus’ novel, Notable American Women.

Christopher Skokna’s Books piece decodes the alt-comics world of Brian Ralph.

In Art, Ned Oldham appreciates Christine Neill’s plant-portraiture at Gomez Gallery.

Ian Nagoski’s No Cover explores the sonic chaos of Nautical Almanac.

In Film: Tom Scocca’s love of Red Sorghum is unabashed; Andy Markowitz lauds the A&E/BBC mini-series, Tom Jones; Eric Allen Hatch summarizes the film-history importance of The Blue Angel; Ian Grey is aghast at Clockstoppers and suffers through Last Orders; and Adele Marley gags through National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.

Michelle Gienow’s Dish savages Armadillo’s Tex Mex Café.

In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow tries out Polock Johnny’s two remaining locations: at Lexington Market and on Washington Boulevard.