Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 3, 2002
The feature, by Andy Markowitz and Tom Scocca, conjures a baseball team comprised of the Baltimore Oriolesâ€™ most profoundly bad players of all time.
In Mobtown Beat: Afefe Tyehimba profiles Fusion Partnership, Inc.â€™s race-relations efforts; Brennen Jensen gauges the potential for Camden Station; and Van Smith reports on Arundel Engineeringâ€™s legal dispute with Maryland government.
Charles Cohenâ€™s Charmed Life uncovers the history of 812 Park Ave., City Paperâ€™s office.
The Mail has letters from Adolf Kowalski, Myron Von Hollingsworth, Janine Holc, Alan Barysh, and Medina Krause.
The columns are: Sandy Asirvathamâ€™s Underwhelmed, on marriage; Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on clean freaks and pestering exes; Wiley Hall IIIâ€™s Urban Rhythms, on poor policing; and Tom Scoccaâ€™s 8 Upper, on the Terpsâ€™ championship basketball team.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
In Imprints, Rupert Wondolowski heaps praise on Ian McEwanâ€™s novel, Atonement; Susan Muaddi Darraj says Richard Skinnerâ€™s The Red Dancer is a novel trying to be a biography; and Frank Diller delights in the enjoyable confusion of Ben Marcusâ€™ novel, Notable American Women.
Christopher Skoknaâ€™s Books piece decodes the alt-comics world of Brian Ralph.
In Art, Ned Oldham appreciates Christine Neillâ€™s plant-portraiture at Gomez Gallery.
Ian Nagoskiâ€™s No Cover explores the sonic chaos of Nautical Almanac.
In Film: Tom Scoccaâ€™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 Lampoonâ€™s Van Wilder.
Michelle Gienowâ€™s Dish savages Armadilloâ€™s Tex Mex CafĂ©.