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May 7, 2013

May 7 03 coverErin Sullivan’s feature looks at crime in Canton in an era of rising home prices.

In Mobtown Beat, Blake de Pastino covers an Urban Land Institute gathering in Baltimore and Patricia Callahan touts Kids’ Scoop newspaper’s challenge to Mayor Martin O’Malley’s BELIEVE campaign.

The Nose previews the Democratic primary for Baltimore mayor.

Waris Banks’ Embedded tells the story of Kendall Waters-Bey, a Marine and Moorish-American Moslem from Baltimore who was one of the first casualties of the war in Iraq.

Charles Cohen’s Charmed Life snacks at the links with Norm Schultz, who runs the Clifton Park Snack Bar.

The Mail has letters from Nicole Amos and Martin Marks.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on former Iraqi minister of information Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on the Orioles in April; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on going to Lost Wages, Nevada; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on kids’ laughter as a stress reaction; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on big sis’ slut friend and sex-depriving sex pots.

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

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball conjures up some really useful animals.

Smell of Steve, Inc.’s Ziggy with a Hat gets summarily fired.

In Imprints, Tom Siebert calls Diane Ravitch’s The Language Police and “important book”; Wendy Ward says the gods are smiling on Ann Cummins’ Red Ant House; and Blake de Pastino is smitten by Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.

Art is Tim Hill, profiling graphic artist Luba Lukova, whose work is on display at Spur Design’s Propaganda Gallery.

In Stage, Tom Siebert takes notice of Ursula Battle’s The Teachers’ Lounge, while John Barry says Fells Point Corner Theatre’s production of Margaret Edson’s Wit does well with a tough play and Towson University’s production of Diana Son’s Stop Kiss makes political statements its protagonists never sought to make.

Music is Michael Alan Goldberg, giving Maktub high praise, and Geoffrey Himes, giving credit to producer/guitarist Gurf Morlix for the success he brings to the artists for whom he plays.

In Film: Tom Siebert falls for Daddy Day Care and Eric Allen Hatch gives Christropher Guest a trifecta with A Mighty Wind, hits the shock buzzer on Irreversible; and dubs Quai des Orfevres “compelling and idiosyncratic.”

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore gets comfortable at Sky Lounge/Tango Tapas.

In Cheap Eats, Anna Ditkoff goes downtown for some Bon Appetit.