X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: January 22, 2013
The photofeature, Van Smith and Jefferson Jackson Steeleâ€™s Benchmark, uses Census data for areas around Baltimoreâ€™s â€śGreatest City in Americaâ€ť public benches to prompt reflection on Baltimoreâ€™s realities.
In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen examines the Citizens Planning and Housing Associationâ€™s hiring of Michael Sarbanes as executive director, and Van Smith dissects the underfunded â€śvisionâ€ť of developer Charles Jeffries.
Tom Chalkleyâ€™s Charmed Life beats a path to the Windsor Hills home of drum-maker John Millen.
The Mail has letters from Scott Loughrey, Ernest Hochschild, Norris Walker, Jeff Sattler, Rebecca McMackin, and Joe Roman.
The columns are: Brian Mortonâ€™s Political Animal, on why Richard Gephardt, Hillary Clinton, and Al Sharpton will never be president; Eddie Matzâ€™ Shirts and Skins, on Maryland v. Duke in college basketball; Afefe Tyehimbaâ€™s Third Eye, on Shannon Holmesâ€™ novel, B-More Careful; and Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on overcoming sisterliness and leaving sugar-daddies.
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 hair.
Emily Flakeâ€™s Lulu Eightball draws codependency.
John Barryâ€™s Books says taking on James Kelmanâ€™s â€śannoying, scary, provocativeâ€ť novel, Translated Accounts, is a worthwhile endeavour.
In Art, Mike Giuliano approves of the juvenile delinquency of Lisa Dillin, Ming-Yi Sung, and Tabatha Tucker, on display at Maryland Art Place.
John Barryâ€™s Stage endorses Vagabond Playersâ€™ production of John Kleinâ€™s Dimly Perceived Threats to the System.
In Feedback, Geoffrey Himes gets groovy with John Mooney at Rams Head Tavern.
Bret McCabeâ€™s No Cover charts the outrageous ambitions of Hamdpenâ€™s MC Prince Charming Chazz.
In Film: Ian Grey goes comatose over Talk to Her; Richard Gorelick completely buys into Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; Bret McCabe survives to tell about the hell of A Guy Thing; and Joe MacLeod nails National Security.
Richard Gorelickâ€™s Omnivore recommends Carlyle Club for Valentineâ€™s Day.
In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow commends the coffee-house fare of A Common Ground.