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April 9, 2013

Afefe Tyehimba’s feature gets the word on Poetry for the People Baltimore.

In Mobtown Beat, Waris Banks reports on an alleged screw-up at Baltimore’s Department of Social Services and David Morley reports on community reaction in Pimlico to a killed bill to allow slots at the racetrack.

The Nose chases down Benn Ray’s April Fools joke about Mobtown Shank coming out in print and gets the low-down on the candle ban at Baltimore restaurants and bars.

Bret McCabe’s Embedded tries to make sense of war coverage.

Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life remembers the long history of financial problems faced by the Lyric Opera House.

The Mail has letters from Lane Crump, Linda Gielec, Denise Cherubini, Jon Swift, and Kay Dellinger.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s budget problems; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on the gender politics of Augusta National; Joe Macleod’s Mr. Wrong, on making peace with war; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on Baltimore Freedom Academy and school funding; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on gender benders and cheater-interventionists.

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

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball gives up for Lent.

In Books, Frank Diller’s mind is blown by two books by Aryeh Lev Stollman – The Illuminated Soul and The Dialogues of Time and Entropy – while Scott Carlson isn’t sold by Joan London’s Gilgamesh.

Art is Gadi Dechter, admiring the war-art drawings and paintings of Stuart Stein on display at the Fleckenstein Gallery.

John Barry’s Stage blows kisses to Roxi Starr at Theatre Project.

In No Cover, Jaye Hunnie catches up with Baltimore’s six-MC hip-hop group, Raw Dialect.

Music is Keven McAlester, decoding the latest from Stephen Malkmus.

In Film: Eric Allen Hatch gets man-eaten by I’m No Angel; Joe MacLeod gets mad about Head of State; and Bret McCabe get goosed by What a Girl Wants.

In Cheap Eats, Erin Sullivan goes to Poncabird Pub and wishes they’d had fries.