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X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 24, 2002

July 24, 2012

The feature package is a pro-anorexia essay and Natalie Davis’ examination of the pro-anorexia world on the Web.

Brennen Jensen’s Mobtown Beat explores dysfunctional attempts to redevelop Old Town Mall

The Nose outs felonious butt-leggers.

Hank Baker’s Campaign Beat profiles Walker Stump-Coale, the Charm City Suicides bassist who interns for Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Towsend’s gubernatorial campaign.

Ballot Stuffing explains the new provisional ballot, second-guesses primary elections as publicly funded private functions, and reports on Clarence Mitchell IV’s civil-rights ego.

I, Investigative Reporter shows how to look up bills Maryland legislators have introduced.

Michael Anft’s Media Circus looks at The Baltimore Sun’s new publisher, Denise Palmer; discusses headline troubles involving William Jews; and examines WBAL Radio’s free publicity for gubernatorial candidate Robert Ehrlich.

Charles Cohen’s Charmed Life helps Ben Prestbury remember his hard-working mom, Miss Dot.

Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Matthew Singer, Ed Armstrong, and Paul Rollins.

The Mail has letters from Travis DuCote, Janet Rivers, Andrew A. Buerger, and Darcy Massof.

The columns are: Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on sleep-deprivation in a crime-ridden city; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on stock-buying ideas; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on wandering eyes and transgender offense; and Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on Robert Ehrlich courting the black vote.

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

Mike Giuliano’s Art checks out gallery shows in Hampden.

In The Arts: Mike Giuliano hits the streets with Logan Hicks and other Artscape youngsters; Bret McCabe takes the temperature of Artscape’s music; including John Berndt’s experimental-music marathon.

Stage is John Barry, penning a fan’s note about Mobtown Players’ production of Michael Cookson’s Short Stops, and Anna Ditkoff, finding the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival’s production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac a bit bi-polar.

In Feedback, Bret McCabe goes to the Harmonic Baltimore festival, and comes back properly awed.

Michaelangelo Matos’ Music talks with Me’shell Ndegeocello about Cookie.

In Film: Lee Gardner is dazzled by The Fast Runner; Eric Allen Hatch finds Tadpole too “slight”; and Ian Grey finds K-19: The Widowmaker an expensive failure.

Michelle Gienow’s Dish discovers good pho at An Loi.

In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow says Anne Arundel Seafood is the best kind of throwback.