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X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Nov. 27, 2002

November 29, 2012

In the feature hole are Earl Byrd’s story of his hard-fought redemption from drugs and crime and CP’s 2003 Martin O’Malley Calendar.

Ericka Blount Danois’ Mobtown Beat profiles a new natural-foods buying club.

The Nose wrinkles over possible litigation involving the arson murders of the Dawson family and new tactics by debt collectors.

Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life shares Hampdenite Thom Hook’s theory on how zeppelins could have averted the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Willie Hewalient, John White, and Dan Hill.

The Mail has letters from Laura Carlson, Rachel Emmel, Allison Stelly, Beth Hawks, Mark Hossfeld, Jon Swift, Kendall Alexander, Greg Dembeck, Linda Toast, and Thomas Hook.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on drug prohibition; Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on sports and shopping; Sandy Asirvatham’s Underwhelmed, on organic grocery shopping; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on disabled lovers and young louts.

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

C. Kang and S. Kang’s Taste Like Chicken tries dog food.

In Books, Mahinder Kingra thinks Stephen E. Ambrose’s To America belies the historian’s rose-colored views and Tom Siebert sees genius in Donna Tartt’s The Little Friend.

Art is: Tim Hill, playing with the art toys of Dynamo Manufacturing Co.; Blake de Pastino, questioning whether a Baltimore Museum of Art photography exhibit, Parallel Tracks, matters; and Mike Giuliano, digesting MICA Remembers 9/11 at the art institute’s Meyerhoff Gallery.

In Stage, John Barry purrs for Everyman Theatre’s production of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance; and Josephine Yun enjoys the story-telling of Arena Players’ production of Emily Man’s Having Our Say.

Michaelangelo Matos’ Music samples Minnesota hip-hop.

No Cover is Tom Breihan, ruing the breakup of the Charm City Suicides, and Bret McCabe, chronicling the drama of Mary Prankster’s tour.

In Film: Geoffrey Himes gets with the storied subjects of the music documentary, Standing in the Shadow of Motown; Lee Gardner tries to sort out Solaris; Ian Grey finds that images make The Trials of Henry Kissinger even more compelling than the book it’s based on; Joe MacLeod is okay with the prospect that James Bond will have to Die Another Day and gets exactly what he’s supposed to out of Friday After Next; Eric Allen Hatch finds The Emperor’s Club to be trite, cloistered tripe; and Tom Siebert kicks Half Past Dead in the balls, but finds My Big Fat Greek Wedding to be “pleasantly escapist.”

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore calls City Crab and Seafood Co. a “pleasure-giving honey.”

In Cheap Eats, Brennen Jensen likes the “honest” sandwiches of Gallery Café.