X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: Oct. 23, 2002
The pre-election feature package is Van Smith on Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Spear Lancaster and anti-Libertarian activist Kevin Oâ€™Connell, and Tom Siebert comparing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to a fellow scion of a political dynasty, George W. Bush.
In Mobtown Beat, Waris Banks reports on activistsâ€™ efforts to have the Baltimore City Council declare the AIDS epidemic a â€śstate of emergency.â€ť
The Nose second-guesses Lynne Cheneyâ€™s assessment that Helen Delich Bentley is a â€śrole model for women.â€ť
Charles Cohenâ€™s Charmed Life digs in with Brian Schwartz, whose Fells Point property became an archeological attraction.
Christopher Myersâ€™ Howâ€™s it Going? gets answers from Donna Reinsel, Lafayette Gilchrist, and Marcielle Maxim.
The Mail has letters from Leor Galil, Frank Littleton, Rich Goldman, Richard Kolish, Dan Greifenberger, and Wendell Wagner, Jr.
The columns are: Brian Mortonâ€™s Political Animal, on the gun-rights debate and the Washington sniper; Joe MacLeodâ€™s Mr. Wrong, on the blur of wartime news; and Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on sexual harassment.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
In Imprints: Mahinder Kingra urges readers not be intimidated by the heft of Michel Faberâ€™s 848-page novel, The Crimson Petal and the White; John Barry likes William Gaddisâ€™ fighting spirit inÂ The Rush for Second Place andÂ Agape Agape; and Ian Grey appreciates how Andrew Vachssâ€™ novel, Only Child, depicts the cruel choices evil makes.
Books is Frank Diller, talking with Brad Watson about how his debut novel.Â The Heaven of Mercury, makes lit out of hicks.
In Art, Mike Giuliano finds the good and the bad in the Maryland Federation of Artâ€™s annual photo show.
Stage is Anna Ditkoff, trying to understand why the audience likes Karen Grayâ€™s Eleven Ex-Boyfriends Defend Their Actions at Theatre Project.
In Music, Tony Ware gets noisy with Dalek and Isis.
Jason Torresâ€™ No Cover chats with Niela.
Television is Benn Ray, touting Homicon as the last refuge ofÂ Homicide: Life on the Streets fans.
In Film: Eric Allen Hatch catches up with Michael Moore, finds Bowling for Columbine important, and gets giddy overÂ Punch-Drunk Love; Joe MacLeod needles Abandon and pukes all over Formula 51 ; and Tom Siebert says Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie is sugary medicine.
Richard Gorelickâ€™s Omnivore pours it on for La Tesso Tana.
In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow says Fresh Fresh Seafood is well worth the wait.