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October 9, 2012

Brennen Jensen’s feature plumbs the prospects for Oldtown Mall’s redevelopment.

In Mobtown Beat, Erin Sullivan reports on ACORN’s charges of a bank’s racial discrimination and Eric Allen Hatch covers an anti-war protest in downtown Baltimore.

Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life rolls by a Lansdowne skateboarding park.

Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Kip Howard, Susan Panariello, and Dr. Mich’l Dorn.

The Mail has letters from Richard Baker, Gerald Ben Shargel, Richard Terrill, and Audrey Miller.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Spear Lancaster; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on portending the Future; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on chilly fiancés and shabby happiness.

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

In Books, Heather Joslyn says The Trials of Lenny Bruce, by Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover, offers potent reminders about the First Amendment’s importance.

Mike Giuliano’s Art laughs last at the humorous works of Bruce Charlesworth, Pamela de Marris, Michael E. Northrup, and Maria Elena Gonzalez, on display at Maryland Art Place.

In Stage, John Barry lauds Fells Point Corner Theatre’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade and Anna Ditkoff gives Center Stage’s production of J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan a hearty so-so.

Music is James D. Dilts, remembering Baltimore jazz great Ellis Larkins, and Geoffrey Himes, noting how Bill Frizell makes jazz out of country music.

In Film: Richard Gorelick revels in The Rules of Attraction and 8 Women, but is flabbergasted by Moonlight Mile; Ian Grey suggests The Transporter should be transported straight to video; and Lee Gardner pans Red Dragon.

Michelle Gienow’s Dish goes to see how Maison Marconi is holding up, and comes away utterly pleased.

In Cheap Eats, Anna Ditkoff says Green Harbor Café “has it all.”

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