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X-Content: Ten Years (and one week) ago in City Paper: Nov. 20, 2002

November 27, 2012

The 2002 /City Paper/ Holiday Guide features: an introduction, profiles of people who work through the holidays, Bret McCabe on holiday music, an Emily Flake advent calendar, and a list of gift ideas.

In Mobtown Beat: Terrie Snyder reports on Baltimore cops on the clock for the Ehrlich campaign; Brennen Jensen profiles a homesteading group in Reservoir Hill; and Van Smith remembers Wagners Point activist Doris McGuigan.

The Nose scoffs at Robert Kurson’s fawning Esquire profile of Baltimore mayor Martin O’Malley.

Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life visits with cobbler Carlo Griguolo at his throw-back Hamilton shop.

The Mail has letters from Bob Jacobson, Medina Krause, Joyce Lombardi, Mary Chetelat, JoAnne Copes, and Luise Rechen.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on liberal soul-searching after the 2002 elections; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on grappling with the holidays; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on loveless lust and old-young dating.

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 shits on love and Smell of Steve, Inc.’s Ziggy with a Hat shoots fish.

Books are: John Barry, delving into porn with Irvine Welsh’s novel,  Porno, and Elisabeth Eaves’ stripper memoir, Bare; and James D. Dilts, on yet another Miles Davis biography, John Szwed’s So What.

In Art, Mike Giuliano goes to see the latest at School 33 Art Center and Blake de Pastino likes Susan Waters-Eller’s paintings, hanging at MICA’s Pinkard Gallery.

Stage is: Tom Siebert, heralding Warren Leight’s playwriting return at Center Stage;  and John Barry, catching the beat of Al Letson’s Essential Personnel.

In Feedback: Bret McCabe enjoys the practiced fun of Paolo Angeli and Mas Alla del Reino de los Sensaciones at the Red Room; and Tina Plottel believes the magic of Sigur Ros at the Lincoln Theatre.

Tony Ware’s Music gets happy with Andy “Mr. Scruff” Carthy.

In Film: Eric Allen Hatch enjoys the mimicry of Far From Heaven and laughs with Monkey Business.

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore is surprised to find that Mondo Bondo Italian Bistro dishes up decent, affordable fare with modesty.

In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow’s mouth waters for El Salto II.