X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Nov. 27, 2002
Ericka Blount Danoisâ€™ 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 Jensenâ€™s Charmed Life shares Hampdenite Thom Hookâ€™s theory on how zeppelins could have averted the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Christopher Myersâ€™ Howâ€™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 Mortonâ€™s Political Animal, on drug prohibition; Suz Redfearnâ€™s Germ Bag, on sports and shopping; Sandy Asirvathamâ€™s Underwhelmed, on organic grocery shopping; and Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on disabled lovers and young louts.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
C. Kang and S. Kangâ€™s Taste Like Chicken tries dog food.
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 instituteâ€™s Meyerhoff Gallery.
In Stage, John Barry purrs for Everyman Theatreâ€™s production of Edward Albeeâ€™s A Delicate Balance; and Josephine Yun enjoys the story-telling of Arena Playersâ€™ production of Emily Manâ€™s Having Our Say.
Michaelangelo Matosâ€™ Music samples Minnesota hip-hop.
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 itâ€™s based on; Joe MacLeod is okay with the prospect that James Bond will have to Die Another Day and gets exactly what heâ€™s supposed to out of Friday After Next; Eric Allen Hatch finds The Emperorâ€™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 â€śpleasantly escapist.â€ť
Richard Gorelickâ€™s Omnivore calls City Crab and Seafood Co. a â€śpleasure-giving honey.â€ť
In Cheap Eats, Brennen Jensen likes the â€śhonestâ€ť sandwiches of Gallery CafĂ©.