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April 17, 2013

Ericka Blount Danois’ feature explores the efforts of the National Black Farmers’ Association to trade with Cuba.

In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen rolls in on the reopening in Brooklyn of a duckpin bowling alley and David Morley delves into Butchers Hill parking disputes.

The Nose drinks California wine at a Gov. Robert Ehrlich speech.

Ericka Blount Danois’ Embedded dissects “informed consent” protocols in the age of terrorism-preparedness.

Charles Cohen’s Charmed Life powwows with the Lumbees.

Uli Loskot’s How’s it Going? gets answers from Jason Glover, Mimi Travieso, and Patricia Brown.

The Mail has letters from Medina Krause, Danyell Jariel, Jennifer Cochrane, Anthony Sodano, and Kim Sanders-Fisher.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on the inadequacy of hope as a guiding principle for governing; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on the work-up to the 2003 NBA playoffs; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on Baltimore’s cemeteries; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on flat-chestedness and friends lost to marriage.

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

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball pits UPS against the Brownies.

In Books, Blake de Pastino distills Gilles Kepel’s Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam to its essence, while Lizzie Skurnick lets Nuha al-Radi’s Baghdad Diaries speak for itself and is surprised by the conclusions in Noah Feldman’s After Jihad.

Art is Gadi Dechter, giving high marks for beauty to the paintings of Matthew McConville and Brian McCutcheon, on display at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery.

John Barry’s Stage spills guts over Center Stage’s production of Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart.

Music is Bret McCabe, pumping up the Once-Twice Festival of Sound and advising that, hey, for real, the White Stripes are actually pretty fucking good.

In Film: Ian Grey talks with David Cronenberg about Spider; Eric Allen Hatch wishes someone had stopped The Good Thief before it was released; Joe MacLeod coins the term “comediocre” in describing Anger Management, while finding House of 1000 Corpses to be exactly as advertised; and Tom Siebert is kind to Better Luck Tomorrow.

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore eats Tiber River Tavern with a stick.

In Cheap Eats, Anna Ditkoff gets three wishes at Alladin’s Café.