X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: March 12, 2003
Brennen Jensen’s feature peeks inside Zytech Engineering’s panic rooms.
In Mobtown Beat, Erica Blount Danois goes to Annapolis with students decrying conditions at Cheltenham Youth Facility and Jamil Roberts profiles a bicyclist’s efforts to raise awareness of asylum-seeking immigrants detained in Maryland.
The Nose tallies the cost of Libertarian Spear Lancaster’s bid for Maryland governor.
Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life takes stock of the roof collapse at the B&O Railroad Museum’s roundhouse.
The Mail has letters from Blaine Taylor, Joe Roman, Laura Carlson, Brian Gossman, and Jim Maher.
The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on the the state of U.S. relations with Turkey; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on a Randallstown-Northwestern high-school basketball game; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on gambling with the back page; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on hanging out at Towson Town Centre; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on the single life and sex before marriage.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball hears bumps in the night.
Smell of Steve, Inc.’s Ziggy with a Hat hops a train.
In Books, John Barry finds little to redeem Will Self’s Dorian: An Imitation.
Art is Anna Ditkoff taking a couple of eight-graders to see a female-form exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Mike Giuliano on paintings and etchings by Ruth Channing at the Craig Flinner Contemporary Gallery.
Josephine Yun’s Stage gets a lot of laughs from Towson Players production of Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters.
In Music, Chris Handyside parties in the garage with the Sights and Oneida.
Film is: Lee Gardner, blown away by City of God and scratching his head over Max; Eric Allen Hatch, saying The Safety of Objects wastes its potential, but The Killing ages well; Joe MacLeod finds Agent Cody Banks passable and Bringing Down the House bankable; and Tom Siebert finds Tears of the Sun to be a rancid pot of offal.
Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore gives Red Tapas and “A” for effort.
In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna likes the Cincy chili at Hard Times Café.