X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: March 19, 2003
Tom Chalkley’s feature channels Dr. Seuss to produce a rhyming comic strip called The Great Go-Goop War.
In Mobtown Beat, Charles Cohen finds the outlook is poor for Baltimore’s dysfunctional mass-transit system and Waris Banks profiles Chase Brexton Health Services’ public-education efforts for LGBT Awareness Week.
Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life susses out what makes an Irish pub at J. Patrick’s.
Uli Loskot’s How’s it Going? gets answers from Tony Santos, Patricia Sligh, and Gene Castilo.
The Mail has letters from Tom Hwang, Larnell Custis Butler, and Dan Greifenberger.
The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on the the prospects for Maryland casino gambling; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on filling out the March Madness brackets; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on when Michelle Greer’s husband had a stroke; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on gay questions and lesbian power moves.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
Art is Blake de Pastino, picking apart the gripes about the world aired by the Latin American artists in Territories of Anonymity, a group show on display at Gallery International.
Brennen Jensen’s Stage says Paul Diem’s The New America is more than the sum of its parts.
In Music, Mikael Wood sums up new releases by Postal Service, the Notwist, and Pulseprogramming.
In Film: Blake de Pastino, Lee Gardner, Richard Gorelick, Ian Grey, Eric Allen Hatch, Joe MacLeod, Brett McCabe, and Luisa F. Ribeiro bestow City Paper’s 2003 Alties, our fake Oscars; Michael Yockel is mesmerized by Decasia; Kimberly White Erlinger slays The Hunted; Eric Allen Hatch says Naqoyqatsi misfires but welcomes Open Hearts with open arms; Tom Siebert’s three-year-old approves of Piglet’s Big Movie; Lee Gardner extols how Rope was shot; and Ian Grey is okay with Willard’s weirdness.
Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore can believe how good Silver Spring Mining Company’s Maryland crab pretzel is, but finds everything else kind of so-so.