X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 17, 2002
The 2002 Big Music Issue has an introduction; Sandy Asirvatham on Rumba Club; Bret McCabe on Jackie Blake; Hank Baker on Oxes; Jason Torres on Sekani Williams; and John Berndt, Katrina Ford, John Fowler, Barry Glassman, Joe Goldsborough,
Geoffrey Himes, Tonie Joy, Rjyan Kidwell, Roman Kuebler, Todd Lesser, DJ
LoveGrove, Dontae Winslow, and Chris X, on Baltimore’s best-ever shows.
Afefe Tyehimba’s Mobtown Beat reports on bills to tighten health-and-
safety standards at Baltimore grocery stores.
The Nose second-guesses a Baltimore Police Department command-staff shake-up and covers the charge-less arrests of Ruckus Society members in Baltimore.
Van Smith’s Campaign Beat covers a cut-short showdown for state Senate.
Ballot Stuffing observes the odd practice of candidates who file for office,
withdraw, and re-file in a different race.
Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life extols the defunct Peale Museum.
Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Elmer Johnson, Henry
Kevetsky, and Paul Johnson.
The Mail has letters from Michael Bardoff, Jerry Levin, Rick Gilmour, Conal Rose, A. Robert Kaufman, Dick Fairbanks, and Timothy Lloyd Tilghman.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
Art is Mike Giuliano on the paintings and sculptures of Daniel Sueiras and David Bryce at Gomez Gallery.
In Stage, entries in the Baltimore Playwrights Festival get panned: Jack Purdy on Mark Scharf’s The Whispher of Saints; Anna Ditkoff on Kathleen Barber’s Amanda’s Line; and Brennen Jensen on Devorah Namm’s Connections.
Geoffrey Himes’ Music explores the spiritual sexuality of Al Green on stage.
In Film: Ian Grey gushes over The Cockettes; Eric Allen Hatch strips bare The Emperor’s New Clothes, does somersaults over Lethal Force, and blesses Late Marriage ; Joe MacLeod appreciates that The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course is just like “teevee”; Adele Marley basks in the stupidity of Eight Legged Freaks and the truthiness of Lovely and Amazing ; and Luisa F. Ribeiro, of course, falls again for Vertigo.
Michelle Gienow’s Dish raves about Roy’s Baltimore.
Christopher Skokna’s Cheap Eats calls Cypriana Café “one of the city’s best lunch spots.”
Anna Ditkoff’s Club Review recommends Kobe Teppan and Sushi for winding down after-hours.