X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Sept. 11, 2002
The first annual City Paper Comics Contestâ€™s introduction asks, â€śWhere did we go wrong?â€ť First place goes to C. Kang and S. Kangâ€™sÂ Taste Like Chicken, winning the strip a place in the paper every week for a year. Coming in second is Dwayne Johnsonâ€™s Maximum Man. Tied for third are Robert T. Balderâ€™s /Partially Clips/ and Tony Hatzigiannakisâ€™ Monkey Tails. Also, the losers.
Tim Kreiderâ€™s feature reflects on post-Sept. 11 Manhattan.
In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba reports on a school movement to form gay-straight alliances.
The Nose bemoans the closing of New Song Family Health Center in Sandtown-Winchester.
Tom Chalkleyâ€™s Charmed Life gauges droughtâ€™s impact on the 32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly.
Christopher Myersâ€™ Howâ€™s it Going? gets answers from Bob Davis, Brian Grossman, and Robin Adkins.
The Mail has letters from E. Hochschild, Eric Easton, Henry Cohen, Geraldo Rivera, Amanda Malone, Annie Wilson, Andrew Christie, and Katie Moore.
The columns are: Brian Mortonâ€™s Political Animal, on whatâ€™s wrong with Kathleen Kennedy Townsendâ€™s gubernatorial campaign; Sandy Asirvathamâ€™s Underwhelmed, on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks; and Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on lease-breaking love and old-man crushes.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
In Imprints: Heather Joslyn likes Frederick Reussâ€™ novel,Â The Wasties and is happy Sarah Vowell is showing signs of growing up with The Partly Cloudy Patriot; and Michael Anft wizens up with Richard Russoâ€™s The Whoreâ€™s Child and Other Stories.
Mike Giuliano, in Art, has mixed feelings about a mixed-media exhibit at School 33 Art Center.
Brennen Jensenâ€™s Stage reports on the demise of AXIS Theatre.
Bret McCabeâ€™s No Cover profiles Joyce Scott and her Diva-Licious benefit for the Womenâ€™s Housing Coalition.
In Film: John Barry covers Mark Streetâ€™s Baltimore-based movie,Â At Home and Asea; Ian Grey thinks /24 Hour Party People is really all about Michael Winterbottom, Barbershop is a â€śflawed delight,â€ť and Swimfan is actually a horror flick; and Adele Marley findsÂ Mostly Martha pleasingly conventional.