Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 12, 2002
Afefe Tyehimba’s Mobtown Beat profiles I Can’t We Can, a Baltimore addiction-recovery program.
The Nose examines reports that local grass-roots groups are being surveilled and infiltrated by law enforcers.
Michael Anft’s Media Circus examines the ongoing feud between The Sun and the Mitchell civil-rights dynasty.
In Charmed Life, Charles Cohen showcases the career of civil-rights activist Betty Robinson.
The Mail has letters from Angela Colter and Joe Roman.
The columns are: Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on food memories; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on nuclear allergies; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on the importance of giving flowers; and Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on The Sun versus the Mitchells.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
In Art: Mike Giuliano reviews works by Doina Adams, Laura Amussen, and Joyce J. Scott on display outdoors at Sculpture at Evergreen; and Bret McCabe checks out the art of a father-and-daughter duo, R.G. Book and Darcie Book, at Beveled Edge Gallery.
Lee Gardner, in The Arts, highlights Radar, a new Baltimore arts journal.
John Barry’s Stage gets a rise out of The Vagabond Players production of Alan Bennet’s Habeas Corpus.
Tony Ware’s Music champions Doves.
Film is: Ian Grey, who can’t put a finger on why Windtalkers is depressing, but is certain that Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood sucks; Lee Gardner, extolling Promises; Joe MacLeod, explaining what kids like about Scooby Doo; Adele Marley, shocked by Bully and reminded of The Hustler’s greatness; and Eric Allen Hatch, getting angry at Bad Company and seeing a “prescient analogy” in Nine Queens.
Michelle Gienow’s Dish is pleased by Crepe du Jour’s expanded menu.
In Cheap Eats, Anna Ditkoff finds No. 1 Chinese Restaurant to be just fine.