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 Chalkley’s Charmed Life checks in with St. Frances Community Center director Ralph Moore’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 Morton’s Political Animal, on getting out the vote; Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on regrets about childhood meanness; Sandy Asirvatham’s Underwhelmed, on snipers, fear, and repeating history; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on best friends’ boyfriends and kids in a china shop.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’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 Poe’s demons.
In Art, Mike Giuliano gets colorful about the BMA’s Rennaisance-art exhibit, Painted Prints, and Blake de Pastino plays up photographer Jack Radcliffe’s subject of a show at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Gallery.
John Barry’s Stage says Theatre Hopkins production of William Shakespeare’s All’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 by Auto Focus and I Spy; Lee Gardner gives Kinetic Sandwich the exposure it deserves and tips a hat to Bloody Sunday; Amy M. Bruce rips up Ghost Ship; Joe MacLeod calls Jackass: The Movie “the American dream”; Eric Allen Hatch says Paid in Full doesn’t pay off; Christopher Skokna lavishes praise on Spirited Away; and Richard Gorelick has fun with The Truth About Charlie.
Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore is charmed by Café Madrid.
In Cheap Eats, Brennen Jensen tests Hook-Up Restaurant’s recipe for youthful longevity.