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October 16, 2012

Charles Cohen’s feature sizes up how well Maryland and Virginia are working together to help shore up the Chesapeake Bay oyster fishery.

In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba reports on the city’s persistently dangerous playgrounds and Brennen Jensen updates the city’s efforts to bring a supermarket to Oldtown Mall.

The Nose wonders whether Robert Ehrlich’s gubernatorial campaign is cutting the name of running mate Michael Steele from its political signs.

Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life tries to sort out what put the Fell in Fell’s Point.

The Mail has letters from Kim Sanders-Fisher, Anthony Sodano, Jeffery Shepard, Brian Czarski, Todd Chambers, Steven Sass, Mike Reid, Eleanor Fried, Alastair Mackay, and Herman Heyn.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on the war on terrorism; Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on looking at dead bodies; Sandy Asirvatham’s Underwhelmed, on the war in Iraq; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on young sex and over-eager love.

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

In Art, Mike Giuliano gets hooked on American Visionary Art Museum’s exhibit, High on Life: Transcending Addiction.

Tim Hill, in The Arts, gets to know Beautiful/Decay, the street-art magazine thrown together by students and alum of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Stage is John Barry, getting lost in the fog of Everyman Theatre’s production of Caridad Svich’s Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues.

In Feedback, Bret McCabe fights back yawns at a Cat Power show at Ottobar.

Jason Torres’ No Cover touts The Educated Consumers.

In Film: Ian Grey says Maggie Gyllenhaal saves Secretary, but nothing can save The Ring; Eric Allen Hatch isn’t sweet on Brown Sugar; Joe MacLeod warns against Knockaround Guys; Lee Gardner says The Night of the Hunter sets the bar for actors-turned-directors; and Richard Gorelick likes how Rules of Attraction makes viewers voyeurs, and thinks the acting makes White Oleander succeed.

Christopher Skokna’s Cheap Eats says Fortunato’s Pizza is the only place one needs to eat.