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February 5, 2013

Afefe Tyehimba’s feature explores the African-American reparations question with author Raymond Winbush, while W.E. Earle’s delves into Baltimore’s scandalous history with smallpox vaccination.

In Mobtown Beat, Ericka Blount Danois reports on Baltimore’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 Cohen’s Charmed Life retells some Baltimore love stories.

The Mail has letters from Ron Smith, Jack Livingston, and Bill Resh.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, annotating President Bush’s state of the union address; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on an all-star starting spot for Michael Jordan; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on multi-party love-life complications.

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

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball finds a new kind of hell.

In Books, Frank Diller buys into Alisa Quart’s Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers.

Blake de Pastino’s Art piece predicts self-defeat for Baltimore celebration of Russian art, Vivat!.

In Stage, Josephine Yun gives high marks to Arena Players’ production of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind.

In Music, Michael Alan Goldberg profiles a prolific workaholic: Henry Rollins.

Know Your Product is Bret McCabe on new releases by Radiant Pig, ResiNation, and Uncle Joe’s Funeral.

In Film: Tom Siebert isn’t buying The Recruit, grins wide for Biker Boyz, and accepts Final Destruction 2 on its own terms.

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore confirms that Henninger’s Tavern is as good as he remembered.

In Cheap Eats, Tim Hill finds Perring Place to be merely adequate.