X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: July 16, 2003
City Paper’s 2003 Big Music Issue features an introduction and: Bret McCabe on near-silent electronic artist Richard Chartier; Geoffrey Himes on yodeler Mark Brine; Jaye Hunnie on club music’s K-Swift; and Tom Breihan on proto-DIY promoter Ben Valis.
In Mobtown Beat, Tori Woods reports on how the hair color of 8th-graders at Hamilton Elementary-Middle School got them banned from its graduation ceremony.
In Campaign Beat, David Morley unpacks the complexities of the race to represent the Baltimore City Council’s 10th District.
Ballot Stuffing pats Baltimore City Council candidate Wendy Foy on the back for removing her illegally posted campaign signs from vacant houses and reports on the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the city’s oddball election schedule.
Charles Cohen’s Charmed Life checks in with the manual-typewriter repairmen at Ken and Ray’s.
The Mail has letters from Alexander E. Hooke, C.D. Watkins, Bill Resh, Mark McGrath, Kent Bye, James Aguirre, Michael Brice, Ben Valis, Scott Loughrey, Chuck Duncan, Mark Scharf, and Robert Bardoff.
The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on the Iraq War quagmire; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on handing out Nine-Sixteenths Awards to Orioles players; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on having to stand for something; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on child murders; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on chat rooms and ravers.
Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.
Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball flirts.
In Imprints: Patrick Sullivan on Paul Findley’s Sept. 11-less Silent No More; Tom Siebert enjoys the guilty pleasure of Toby Young’s How to Lose Friends and Alienate People; Blake de Pastino punches out Benjamin Cavell’s Rumble, Young Man, Rumble; and Anjali Gupta on how against-the-grain Kimberly Blaker’s The Fundamentals of Extremism is.
Stage is: an introduction to the 2003 Baltimore Playwright’s Festival, with Blake de Pastino on 10 Reasons Big Betty is Stuck on the Side of the Road in a Little Pink Dress, Brennen Jensen on Hell Inc., and Gadi Dechter on View Thru Quarter Pane; and Anna Ditkoff on Baltimore Shakespeare Festival’s production of William Shakespear’s As You Like It.
Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore has major problems with Catalina.
In Cheap Eats, Tim Hill meats up at Porter’s Coffee House.