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X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: Sept. 4, 2002

September 4, 2012

The feature package is CP’s picks in the 2002 Maryland primary elections for governor, attorney general, comptroller, Baltimore City state’s 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 Stukes’ use of the word ‘nigger,’ tours the under-renovations Hippodrome Theatre, and reports that nearby construction is damaging Fells Point’s historic London Coffee House building.

In Campaign Beat, Van Smith reports on the feisty race for Baltimore City State’s Attorney.

Charles Cohen’s Charmed Life muses on the persistence of the Pigtown brand.

Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Francisco Tobio, Mich’l Kirby, and Rebekah “Mr. Quackers” Robinson.

Michael Anft’s Media Circus gauges the ethics of Sun scribe Del Quentin Wilber’s Public Information Act requests about other journalists’ Public Information Act requests.

The Mail has letters from G. Stuart Lacher, Nancy Williamson, and Dana Maier.

The columns are: Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on playing with syringes; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on anti-voting; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on being left at the altar and taking abuse from friends’ roommates; and Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on Michael Moore.

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

In Imprints: Michael Anft pillories Martin Amis’ handling of Josef Stalin’s legacy in Koba the Dread; Mahinder Kingra praises Darren Williams’ novel, /Angel Rock/; and Frank Diller likes Nancy Zafris’ novel, The Metal Shredders, despite its handful of flaws.

Art is Bret McCabe, articulating the Baltimore Museum of Art’s curatorial chops in its New on View show, and Mike Giuliano, on the annual faculty show at the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Ben Yaster’s 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.

Film is: Adele Marley, wishing Robert DeNiro was above City by the Sea, and Eric Allen Hatch, crowning Laura.