X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 24, 2002
Brennen Jensenâ€™s Mobtown Beat explores dysfunctional attempts to redevelop Old Town Mall
The Nose outs felonious butt-leggers.
Hank Bakerâ€™s Campaign Beat profiles Walker Stump-Coale, the Charm City Suicides bassist who interns for Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Towsendâ€™s gubernatorial campaign.
Ballot Stuffing explains the new provisional ballot, second-guesses primary elections as publicly funded private functions, and reports on Clarence Mitchell IVâ€™s civil-rights ego.
I, Investigative Reporter shows how to look up bills Maryland legislators have introduced.
Michael Anftâ€™s Media Circus looks atÂ The Baltimore Sunâ€™s new publisher, Denise Palmer; discusses headline troubles involving William Jews; and examines WBAL Radioâ€™s free publicity for gubernatorial candidate Robert Ehrlich.
Charles Cohenâ€™s Charmed Life helps Ben Prestbury remember his hard-working mom, Miss Dot.
Christopher Myersâ€™ Howâ€™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 Redfearnâ€™s Germ Bag, on sleep-deprivation in a crime-ridden city; Joe MacLeodâ€™s Mr. Wrong, on stock-buying ideas; Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on wandering eyes and transgender offense; and Wiley Hall IIIâ€™s Urban Rhythms, on Robert Ehrlich courting the black vote.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
Mike Giulianoâ€™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 Artscapeâ€™s music; including John Berndtâ€™s experimental-music marathon.
Stage is John Barry, penning a fanâ€™s note about Mobtown Playersâ€™ production of Michael Cooksonâ€™sÂ Short Stops, and Anna Ditkoff, finding the Baltimore Shakespeare Festivalâ€™s production of Edmond Rostandâ€™sÂ Cyrano de Bergerac a bit bi-polar.
In Feedback, Bret McCabe goes to the Harmonic Baltimore festival, and comes back properly awed.
Michaelangelo Matosâ€™ Music talks with Meâ€™shell Ndegeocello about Cookie.
Michelle Gienowâ€™s Dish discovers good pho at An Loi.
In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow says Anne Arundel Seafood is the best kind of throwback.