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November 13, 2012

Erin Sullivan’s feature profiles the Baltimore-Linwood Community Football League for boys an/ girls.

In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith augurs the future of Baltimore’s three outgoing state senators, Barbara Hoffman, Perry Sfikas, and Clarence Mitchell IV.

The Nose sniffs out Baltimore City voting problems and how the recent elections shook out for Maryland’s third parties.

Charles Cohen’s Charmed Life visits with train photographer Ernie Roberts.

The Mail has letters from Richard Crystal, Karen Tomley, Kim Sanders-Fisher, and Sarah Woods.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on election fallout; Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on visiting her alma mater; Sandy Asirvatham’s Underwhelmed, on the life of a professional musician; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on being a gay chick-magnet and dealing with romantic bullies.

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

In Comics, C. Kang and S. Kang’s Taste Like Chicken tries oral sex and Smell of Steve, Inc.’s Ziggy with a Hat plays with popcorn.

Susan Muaddi Darraj’s Books piece hopes Atiq Rahimi’s first novel, Earth and Ashes, signals that Afghanis will give the world more literature.

In Art, Bret McCabe plumbs the mail art of “Blaster” Al Ackerman and Blake de Pastino checks out the boxing art of Joseph Sheppard.

Stage is John Barry, trying to like the Vagabond Players’ production of Stephen Mallatratt’s The Woman in Black.

Bret McCabe’s Music listens to Paper Chase learn, and says fans may be jarred by the result.

In Film: Eric Allen Hatch goes to the Maryland Documentary Symposium; Joe MacLeod is surprised to find much to like about 8 Mile; Tom Siebert finds Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets generically competent; and Ian Grey has fun with Rodger Dodger.

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore wonders what made Porters Pub and Grille so thoroughly bad.

In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna wants more Nepalese dishes at Kitchen of India.