X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: Nov. 6, 2002
In Mobtown Beat, Anna Ditkoff tells how Harborplace performer Jerry Rowan’s sniper joke cost him his gig.
Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life revisits the long-shuttered Baltimore Coliseum.
Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Jason Huggins, Anthony Jones, and Janis Stewart.
The Mail has letters from Barbara Karni, Jim Keen, Cathy Brennan, Lorenzo Gaztanaga, Aimee Darrow, B.J. Packett, and Warren Cherry.
The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on how tax cuts don’t balance budgets; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on word-counts that pay better; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on pretzel logic and back-stabbers.
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 takes on racism.
John Barry’s Books finds in Daniel Ellsberg’s memoir, Secrets, compelling lessons about wars the White House wants to fight.
In Art: Blake de Pastino pursues the mysteries of the late Sally Kearsley, prompted by an exhibition of her work at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery; Mike Giuliano goes for the gross at a John Waters solo show at C. Grimaldis Gallery; and Tim Hill pops in on the Bask exhibit at Mission Space.
In Feedback, Geoffrey Himes is thrilled to welcome Linda Thompson back to Maryland, where she played an offspring-backed set at Rams Head Tavern.
Bret McCabe’s Music runs down a roster of DJs whose new releases put beat before brain.
In Film: Ian Grey can’t possibly convey the totality of Frida’s horrendousness; and Richard Gorelick announces Brian de Palma’s latest redemption with Femme Fatale, but is not so sanguine about Comedian.
Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore finds Eggspectation not all it’s cracked up to be.
In Cheap Eats, Tim Hill likes a light lunch at Café di Roma.