X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: August 28, 2002
Nicole Leistikowâ€™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 Chalkleyâ€™s Charmed Life explains how Conradâ€™s Ruth Villa came to be, on the shores of Frog Mortar Creek in Bowleyâ€™s Quarters.
The Mail has letters from Logan Hicks and Gerald Shargel.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™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 Playersâ€™ production of Kermit Frazierâ€™sÂ 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 â€śdrum monsterâ€ť 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 Bergmanâ€™s greatest rom-com; Luisa F. Ribeiro finds Possession pretty and unfulfilling; Richard Gorelick takes a massive pee onÂ Serving Sara; and Joe MacLeod stays awake for the 90 rounds of prison fights in Undisputed.
Michelle Gienowâ€™s Dish is serious about how good the crabs are at Costas Inn.
In Cheap Eats, Tim Hill finds the Italian-deli fare at Giovannaâ€™s to be â€śright on.â€ť