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October 2, 2012

Afefe Tyehimba’s photo-feature showcases some of Baltimore’s store-front churches.

In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba covers universal health-care bills in the Maryland legislature and Charles Cohen reports that city crews removed historic granite curbstones from the Hollins Market neighborhood.

The Nose catches up with George Balog, the former Baltimore City public-works director turned owner of the Perry Inn tavern.

Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life smells the flowers at a Mondawmin community garden.

Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Alice Becker, Marshall Cooper, and Kayleijh Weber.

The Mail has letters from David Moynihan, D.P. Gibbs, Timothy Wade, Amy Hunter, and David Andler.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on war-mongering; Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on the Amish; Sandy Asirvatham’s Underwhelmed, on the importance of relaxation; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on infidelity’s legacy and rushing online dalliances.

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

In Books, Scott Carlson tills through the environmentalist terrain covered by two books about farming: Fatal Harvest, edited by Andrew Kimbrell, and Steven Stoll’s Larding the Lean Earth.

Art is Mike Giuliano, on an exhibit of nude Australian photography by Andrew Dunbar, Anthony Chiappin, Tom McGhee, and Deborah Mooney at Gomez Gallery.

Josephine Yun’s Stage says Rep Stage’s production of Philip Yordan’s Anna Lucasta is almost perfect.

In Feedback, Bret McCabe interprets what happened at the 2002 High Zero Festival of Experimental and Improvised Music and Geoffrey Himes is blown away by Pat Martino’s performance with The Eric Alexander Quartet at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Michaelangelo Matos’ Music lends an ear to solo projects by Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch and Old 97’s Rhett Miller.

In Film: Eric Allen Hatch explains The Lucky Bum Tour of Guerrilla Film and gets a kick out of Johnny Guitar; Ian Grey give props to Igby Goes Down; Richard Gorelick relishes The Kid Stays in the Picture and reams out Sweet Home Alabama; Lee Gardner trashes The Last Kiss; and Joe MacLeod swims in The Tuxedo.

Michelle Gienow’s Dish gives high marks to Red Maple.

In Cheap Eats, Brennen Jensen suggests S&J Carryout change its sign.