X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 31, 2002
Ian Grey’s feature examines the impact of digital-video projection on the film-exhibition industry.
In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba covers an after-school programs conference.
The Nose is shut down asking questions about police salaries.
In Campaign Beat, Brennen Jensen looks at third-party efforts to access ballots.
Ballot Stuffing thumbnails the Baltimore City State’s Attorney race.
I, Investigative Reporter shows voters how to tell whether redistricting moved them.
Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life takes the Baltimore Ducks amphibious-boat tour.
Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Djanit Dahaan, J’ Hardy, and Cecil Gill.
The Mail has letters from Sten Witzel, Donald Holland, Gerald Ben Shargel, Sally Johnston, Mike Pipkin, Jennifer Talaber, Mark E. Rifkin, and Henry Cohen.
The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham’s Underwhelmed, on being a columnist; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on accidental pregnancies and too-late love; and Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on distrust of the media.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
Imprints are: Frank Diller, praising Alice Sebold’s first novel, The Lovely Bones; Mahinder Kingra, giving G.M. Ford’s crime novel, Black River, a back-handed compliment; Lily Thayer, appreciating James Lasdun’s first novel, The Horned Man; and Joab Jackson, disappointed with the John Brockman-edited future-of-science tome, The Next Fifty Years.
In Art, Mike Giuliano showcases ongoing Artscape exhibits.
In The Arts, Matt O’Brien profiles Baltimore art collector William Goldiner.
John Barry’s Stage finds Vagabond Theatre’s production of Emilio Iasiello’s Cannibals too predictable.
Raymond Cummings’ Music heralds the new Beat Happening box set.
Bret McCabe’s No Cover surveys upcoming changes at The 8X10, under new ownership.
In Film: Eric Allen Hatch admires Sunshine State and attacks Signs; Adele Marley says Full Frontal pays off; Richard Gorelick gives Austin Powers in Goldmember a big hug; Andy Markowitz relishes Duck Soup; and Ian Grey throws water on Reign of Fire.
Michelle Gienow’s Dish loves Olive Grove for exactly what it is: standard, old-school Italian.
In Cheap Eats, Brennen Jensen makes a meal of Golden Gate Noodle House’s won ton soup.