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X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: July 9, 2003

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July 10 03 coverIn the two-pack of features, Blake de Pastino profiles prison poet Shaka N’Zinga and Deb Berry digs into SuicideGirls.

In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen wades into debate over the redevelopment of the 3200 block of St. Paul Street in Charles Village.

In Campaign Beat, Van Smith covers a packed and feisty primary-election campaign in Southeast Baltimore’s First District.

Ballot Stuffing goes to the unveiling of mayor Martin O’Malley’s Believemobile, questions whether Benita Pascall should disclose her work on behalf of mayoral challenger Andrey Bundley during her radio talk-show covering the campaign, and reports on the decision of Anton J.S. Keating to withdraw from the mayor’s race – bringing an end to his “Behave” campaign.

The Nose pokes into the Johns Hopkins University’s new homeland-security curriculum.

Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life addresses the pose in Moses Ezekiel’s bronze statue of Edgar Allan Poe at Mount Royal and Maryland avenues.

Uli Loskot’s How’s it Going? gets answers from Ed Oliver, Lauren Schott, and Tarrell Jones.

The Mail has letters from Matthew de Rouville, Leo Williams, Bob Krasnansky, Stan White and Elias Schutzman.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on the collective attention deficit; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on The Conference Formerly Known as the Atlantic Coast Conference; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on the invitational summer session of Baltimore City Public Schools; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on best-friend magnetism and badly-dressed boyfriends.

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

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball sweats the summertime.

Art is Gadi Dechter, on the meticulously observational works by Talia Greene and Michael Arcieri at Gomez Gallery, and J. Bowers, on the paintings of Trudy Babchak at Paper Rock Scissors.

In Music, Bret McCabe is amazed by the Christian hip-hop of Sandtown and Chris Handyside profiles the smart pop of the New Pornographers.

Bret McCabe’s No Cover gives props to The Real Thing, the first release from MaShica Winslow.

In Film, Lee Gardner trips out on Blue Sunshine.

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore baldly supports X Café.

In Cheap Eats, Erin Sullivan recommends The Broadway Delicatessen, despite skipping its egg creams.