Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 15, 2002
Michael Anftâ€™s feature handicaps Maryland horse-racingâ€™s prospects for salvation from slots revenues, and Phyllis Orrick reflects on City Paperâ€™s first decade.
In Mobtown Beat, Ericka Blount Danois looks at BGEâ€™s decision to send customers to ACE Cash Express to make utility payments.
The Nose shines the lights on Gia Blatterman and the Little Italy bocce courts.
Charles Cohenâ€™s Charmed Life listens to a horse-racing buff try to resurrect the fame of 1974 Preakness winner Little Current.
The Mail has letters from David Gonzalez, Eric Beatty, Kristen Anchor, and S.R. Hines.
The columns are: Suz Redfearnâ€™s Germ Bag, on New Orleansâ€™ Jazz and Heritage Festival; Sandy Asirvathamâ€™s Underwhelmed, on the death penalty; Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on persnickety moms and workplace cock-blocking; and Wiley Hall IIIâ€™s Urban Rhythms, on the death penalty.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
In Books, Rupert Wondolowski gets bloodied by Adam Johnsonâ€™s short-story collection,Â Emporium.
In Art, Mike Giuliano takes in Bernhard Hildebrandtâ€™s paintings at C. Grimaldis Gallery and the premiere show at Gallery International, while Bret McCabe is impressed by the work of Erik Nils Frydenborg, on display at Mission Space.
Lunaâ€™s Dean Wareham explains himself in Michaelangelo Matosâ€™ Music.
In Know Your Product, Bret McCabe marks the release of The Boys March at Dawn by calling Oâ€™Malleyâ€™s March a â€śtribute bandâ€ť; tips a hat to Adiofixâ€™s Transit; gives ellen cherry an apple forÂ The Ellen Cherry Primer; likes the music, though not the lyrics, of Liars Academyâ€™s No News is Good News; gets assaulted by Sorrowâ€™s Endâ€™s Mykado/Sorrows End; and bows to Sir Rabbitâ€™s Sir Rabbit.
Television is Craig D. Lindsay, celebrating the end of The X-Files and Ally McBeal.
In Film: Joe MacLeod tries mightily to rank Star Wars: Episode II â€“ Attack of the Clones; Ian Grey calls Event Horizon â€śa truly chilling, beyond-twisted junk filmâ€ť; Adele Marley has nothing but praise for A Fish Called Wanda; Luisa F. Riebeiro takes her claws to The Catâ€™s Meow; and Lee Gardner forgives much to like The Day the Earth Stood Still, but gets itchy about Scratch.
Michelle Gienowâ€™s Dish likes the crabs at Ocean Cityâ€™s Bahama Mamas.
In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna is satisfied with Nino Taco.