X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: Sept. 4, 2002
The feature package is CPâs picks in the 2002 Maryland primary elections for governor, attorney general, comptroller, Baltimore City stateâs attorney, the Second Congressional District, the Third Congressional District, the Seventh Congressional District, the 40th Legislative District, the 41st Legislative District, the 43rd Legislative District, the 44th Legislative District, the 45th Legislative District, and the 46th Legislative District.
In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on a Butchers Hill movement to take control of vacant properties owned by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.
The Nose pounces on City Councilman Melvin Stukesâ use of the word ânigger,â tours the under-renovations Hippodrome Theatre, and reports that nearby construction is damaging Fells Pointâs historic London Coffee House building.
In Campaign Beat, Van Smith reports on the feisty race for Baltimore City Stateâs Attorney.
Charles Cohenâs Charmed Life muses on the persistence of the Pigtown brand.
Christopher Myersâ Howâs it Going? gets answers from Francisco Tobio, Michâl Kirby, and Rebekah âMr. Quackersâ Robinson.
Michael Anftâs Media Circus gauges the ethics ofÂ Sun scribe Del Quentin Wilberâs Public Information Act requests about other journalistsâ Public Information Act requests.
The Mail has letters from G. Stuart Lacher, Nancy Williamson, and Dana Maier.
The columns are: Suz Redfearnâs Germ Bag, on playing with syringes; Joe MacLeodâs Mr. Wrong, on anti-voting; Mink Stoleâs Think Mink, on being left at the altar and taking abuse from friendsâ roommates; and Wiley Hall IIIâs Urban Rhythms, on Michael Moore.
Scocca & MacLeodâs proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donât have to.
In Imprints: Michael Anft pillories Martin Amisâ handling of Josef Stalinâs legacy inÂ Koba the Dread; Mahinder Kingra praises Darren Williamsâ novel, /Angel Rock/; and Frank Diller likes Nancy Zafrisâ novel,Â The Metal Shredders, despite its handful of flaws.
Ben Yasterâs Feedback hip-hops with J-Live, El Da Sensai, and People Under the Stairs at Ottobar.
In Music, Mikael Wood explains how OK Go is not selling out.