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August 28, 2012

Nicole Leistikow’s feature explores what a new wave of immigrants settling near Patterson Park means for Baltimore.

In Campaign Beat: Afefe Tyehimba covers the 44th District race; Van Smith looks at campaign cash in the 41st District race; and Erin Sullivan reports how the Eastside Democratic Organization is central to the 45th District race.

Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life explains how Conrad’s Ruth Villa came to be, on the shores of Frog Mortar Creek in Bowley’s Quarters.

The Mail has letters from Logan Hicks and Gerald Shargel.

The columns are: Sandy Asirvatham’s Underwhelmed, on meaning and randomness; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on swinging sex and scared hubbies; and Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on animal cruelty.

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

Art is Mike Giuliano, on the latest exhibits at Gallery 1448, Goya-Girl Press and Contemporary Art Gallery, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

John Barry, in Stage, gives high marks to Arena Players’ production of Kermit Frazier’s Interstices.

Music is: Bret McCabe, comparing the local quartet The Organ Donors to They Might Be Giants, Half Japanese, and Devo; and Michaelangelo Matos, raising a din about Queens of the Stone Age – with a tip of the hat to Mobtown “drum monster” Rob Oswald, who sat in for Dave Grohl at a recent show.

In Film: Eric Allen Hatch gets excited about One Hour Photo and says Smiles of a Summer Night is Ingmar Bergman’s greatest rom-com; Luisa F. Ribeiro finds Possession pretty and unfulfilling; Richard Gorelick takes a massive pee on Serving Sara; and Joe MacLeod stays awake for the 90 rounds of prison fights in Undisputed.

Michelle Gienow’s Dish is serious about how good the crabs are at Costas Inn.

In Cheap Eats, Tim Hill finds the Italian-deli fare at Giovanna’s to be “right on.”