X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Dec. 18, 2002
In Mobtown Beat, Terrie Snyder reports how Jamal Abeokuto, the man charged with murdering eight-year-old Marciana Monia Ringo, managed to go free and disappear.
The Nose bounces Anton Keatingâ€™s channeling of the late Hyman Pressman and augurs the meaning of shoes strung from overhead power lines.
Brennen Jensenâ€™s Charmed Life catches practice with the Marching Ravens, formerly the Baltimore Colts Marching Band.
The Mail has letters from Beth Feehan, Monica Salazar, and Lynn Williams.
The columns are: Brian Mortonâ€™s Political Animal, on good olâ€™ Trent Lott; Joe MacLeodâ€™s Mr. Wrong, on bolding his own Top 10s; and Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on pompous presumers and hair-dyers.
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 goes cannibalistic.
Smell of Steve, Inc.â€™s Ziggy with a Hat climbs a mountain.
In Books: Scott Carlson finds in Mark Hertsgaardâ€™s The Eagleâ€™s Shadow a cogent and balanced analysis of why America is hated; and Heather Joslyn learns from John D. Freyerâ€™s All My Life for Sale that materialism can be warm and fuzzy.
Gadi Dechterâ€™s Art is exuberant about the meticulous creativity on display at Whole Galleryâ€™s A Show of the Senses.
In Stage, Anna Ditkoff is puzzled by Theatre Projectâ€™s production of Frannie Sheridanâ€™s I Tried to Be Normal.
In Film: Ian Grey wishes Gangs of New York had been longer, and says Drumline â€śfakes itâ€ť; Lee Gardner calls The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers â€śye olde mess,â€ť but still praises Peter Jackson; Eric Allen Hatch concludes that criticizing Adaptation would be nitpicking, and still loves the original Hollywood version of The Phantom of the Opera; Amy M. Bruce fluffs up Maid in Manhattan and is forgiving of Real Women Have Curvesâ€™ flaws; Joe MacLeod confronts Star Trek: Nemesis with the awful truth; and Tom Siebert is gracious to The Wild Thornberrys Movie.
Richard Gorelickâ€™s Omnivore says Thai Arroy does well at filling a Federal Hill niche.
In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow happily insists that Womenâ€™s Industrial Exchange is Baltimoreâ€™s oldest restaurant.