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February 12, 2013

Van Smith’s feature goes deep inside the bars of Curtis Bay.

In Mobtown Beat, Erin Sullivan reports on the debate over the future of the Charles Village Benefits District.

The Nose tracks Baltimore City Council squabbles over a bill to allow property condemnation for industrial redevelopment.

Charles Cohen’s Charmed Life gets the lowdown on Oles Envelope Corp.

Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Mark Hodges, Tony Tochterman, and Mark Miller.

The Mail has letters from Robert J. Kogan, B. Brestel, and Diana Froley.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on the debate over Maryland’s gun laws; Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on a scary weekend getaway at a remote cabin; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on what it means when pitchers and catchers report; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on too much teevee; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on scaled-down dreams from Baltimore’s mean streets; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on giving exes gifts and dating in the Internet Age.

Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball tries to diagnose depression.

Smell of Steve, Inc.’s Ziggy with a Hat goes to Iceland.

In Books, Lizzie Skurnick profiles porn-champion smut-writer Hanne Blank.

Blake de Pastino’s Art piece probes the work of Laura Amussen on display at Galerie Francoise.

In Stage, John Barry likes the energy of Fells Point Corner Theatre’s production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

In Music, Tony Ware explains the anti-fashion ambitions of Ladytron.

No Cover is Geoffrey Himes, profiling the ukulele-wielding power of Carmaig de Forest.

In Film: Ian Grey profiles producer Phillip Noyce and praises Noyce’s recent release, The Quiet American; Brett McCabe declares Deliver Us from Eva to be just this side of “rote idiocy”; Amy M. Bruce suggests money spent seeing How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is wasted; and Tom Siebert suggests the same about The Jungle Book 2.

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore finds that Della Note defies gaudy expectations with good food and a fine atmosphere.

In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna says IKEA Restaurant beats mall food.

Anna Ditkoff’s Club Review dubs Spy Club good at faux.

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