X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: February 5, 2003
In Mobtown Beat, Ericka Blount Danois reports on Baltimoreâ€™s budding martial-arts community of capoeira ethusiasts.
The Nose stumbles upon an effort to have the 1700 block of North Charles Street named after Esther Martin, the late founder/owner of Club Charles.
Charles Cohenâ€™s Charmed Life retells some Baltimore love stories.
The Mail has letters from Ron Smith, Jack Livingston, and Bill Resh.
The columns are: Brian Mortonâ€™s Political Animal, annotating President Bushâ€™s state of the union address; Eddie Matzâ€™ Shirts and Skins, on an all-star starting spot for Michael Jordan; and Mink Stoleâ€™s Think Mink, on multi-party love-life complications.
Scocca & MacLeodâ€™s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you donâ€™t have to.
Emily Flakeâ€™s Lulu Eightball finds a new kind of hell.
In Books, Frank Diller buys into Alisa Quartâ€™s Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers.
Blake de Pastinoâ€™s Art piece predicts self-defeat for Baltimore celebration of Russian art, Vivat!.
In Stage, Josephine Yun gives high marks to Arena Playersâ€™ production of Alice Childressâ€™ Trouble in Mind.
In Music, Michael Alan Goldberg profiles a prolific workaholic: Henry Rollins.
Richard Gorelickâ€™s Omnivore confirms that Henningerâ€™s Tavern is as good as he remembered.
In Cheap Eats, Tim Hill finds Perring Place to be merely adequate.