X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: Oct. 30, 2002
In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba examines a New Shiloh Baptist Church community-development project and Van Smith raises security concerns about computer voting in Maryland and elsewhere.
Tom Chalkleyâ€™s Charmed Life checks in with St. Frances Community Center director Ralph Mooreâ€™s work with the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
The Mail has letters from Jon Parker, Jacqueline Beltrand, Pam Harris, Larnell Custis Butler, Bob Erlandson, and Mike Serene.
The columns are: Brian Mortonâ€™s Political Animal, on getting out the vote; Suz Redfearnâ€™s Germ Bag, on regrets about childhood meanness; Sandy Asirvathamâ€™s Underwhelmed, on snipers, fear, and repeating history; and Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on best friendsâ€™ boyfriends and kids in a china shop.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
Books is Benn Ray, giving props to In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe, a hard-bound visual narrative created by Baltimore artists who fancify Poeâ€™s demons.
In Art, Mike Giuliano gets colorful about the BMAâ€™s Rennaisance-art exhibit, Painted Prints, and Blake de Pastino plays up photographer Jack Radcliffeâ€™s subject of a show at Harford Community Collegeâ€™s Chesapeake Gallery.
John Barryâ€™s Stage says Theatre Hopkins production of William Shakespeareâ€™sÂ Allâ€™s Well that Ends Well plays it straight.
No Cover is Brett McCabe, welcoming home The Oranges Band from a hellish tour.
In Film: Ian Grey gets punished byÂ Auto Focus and I Spy; Lee Gardner givesÂ Kinetic Sandwich the exposure it deserves and tips a hat to Bloody Sunday; Amy M. Bruce rips upÂ Ghost Ship; Joe MacLeod calls Jackass: The Movie â€śthe American dreamâ€ť; Eric Allen Hatch saysÂ Paid in Full doesnâ€™t pay off; Christopher Skokna lavishes praise on Spirited Away; and Richard Gorelick has fun with The Truth About Charlie.
Richard Gorelickâ€™s Omnivore is charmed by CafĂ© Madrid.
In Cheap Eats, Brennen Jensen tests Hook-Up Restaurantâ€™s recipe for youthful longevity.