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X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: June 11, 2003

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Christopher Skokna’s feature sketches the comic-book world of artist José Villarubia.

In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith reports on trouble at the Redwood Trust nightclub in downtown Baltimore and Jill Yesko covers Living Proof, a play by, for, and about gay teenagers.

The Nose catches up with Adam Meister and the rybbies.

Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life visits with mannequin-maker Lania D’Agostino.

Uli Loskot’s How’s it Going? gets answers from Heromi Hewitt, Tracey L. Clark, and Linwood Whitfield.

The Mail has letters from Aimee Darrow, Kim Sanders-Fisher, Max Heppner, and Rebecca Abernathy.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on media deregulation; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on Sammy Sosa’s corked bat; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on the Rick Bragg scandal ; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on picking dads and being snubbed.

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

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball kills flight-time boredome.

In Imprints: Tom Siebert wishes John Jaffe’s Thief of Words had left good enough alone; Frank Diller praises Karl Iagnemma’s On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction but is far from impressed by John Rowell’s The Music of Your Life; Patrick Sullivan finds Steve Almond’s My Life in Heavy Metal to be uncommonly good; and Sean Carton is left flat by Matthew Derby’s Super Flat Times.

In Stage, Anna Ditkoff thinks Theatre Hopkins did just fine with Chicago and John Barry is impressed by EverymanTheatre’s production of Craig Wright’s The Pavilion.

In Music, Marc Masters turns up the volume on post-humous John Fahey releases.

No Cover is Bret McCabe, celebrating the homecoming of Tamm E Hunt.

In Film: Chris Wood reports from Cannes, where Chris Kamsch and Mark Colegrove try to get someone to notice their Dingleberry Dynasty rockumentary; Richard Gorelick gauges reactions to Capturing the Friedmans; Eric Allen Hatch camps out with Queen Kelly; Joe MacLeod empties his skull for 2 Fast 2 Furious; Tom Siebert says Rugrats Go Wild ain’t for the ‘rents; and Throne of Blood gets breathless treatment.

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore says ambiance is the only thing Center City needs to improve.

In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna digs the breakfast on a stick at Blue Cow Café.

Anna Ditkoff goes to 1.7th Generation for some Korean food, drink and karaoke.