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X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: July 30, 2003

August 1, 2013

July 30 03 coverBrennen Jensen’s feature examines whether the Station North Arts District can save midtown Baltimore.

In Mobtown Beat, Ericka Blount Danois explores the potential impact of a Baltimore proposal to allow police to issue civil citations for minor offenses.

Campaign Beat is Anna Ditkoff, wading into the efforts of Leonard Kerpelman to unseat Fifth District City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector.

Ballot Stuffing reports on mounting concerns about computer-voting security in a new analysis by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University’s Information Security Institute and on Republican First District City Council candidate Brandon Katz’ search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Uli Loskot’s How’s it Going? gets answers from Kirsten Rook, Richard Martin, and Harry Nguyen.

The Mail has letters from Barry Glassman, Michael Melick, Max Weselcouch, Darcy Massof, Paul Murray, Shelva Biby, and Ellen Gifford.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on government spending; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on Eddie Murray’s tears; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on 28 Days Later; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on Alexis DeVeaux’ Don’t Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on happy bachelors and jealous bartenders.

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

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball jokes about summer movies.

In Books, Tom Siebert thinks Michael Lewis’ Moneyball explains the Orioles’ suckiness and potential.

Art is Blake de Pastino, blasting the Sun for its critique of Charmopolis at Maryland Art Place, and J. Bowers, loving the work of Lauren Bass at Mission Space.

In Stage, John Barry praises PS Lorio’s Missing Phil.

Music is Craig Smith, assessing three deejays’ remixes of Nas tracks.

In No Cover, Bret McCabe pumps up the tenth anniversary of Morphius Records.

Michael Perone’s Feedback gets a dose of Paloalto at Fletchers.

In Film: Lee Gardner is less than thrilled by The Eye; Bret McCabe is bored by Jet Lag; Eric Allen Hatch says to stick to the original release of The Producers; Blake de Pastino is a fan of Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life.

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore wants more from Aida Bistro & Wine Bar.

In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow says Star Light Diner is quite a find.