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X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: May 28, 2003

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Bret McCabe’s feature is an interview with David Simon about The Wire, Baltimore, the Baltimore Sun, and the like.

In Mobtown Beat, Ericka Blount Danois reports on ACORN’s allegations of landlords’ lead-testing retaliation again tenants and Jamil Roberts covers ACORN’s lawsuit over library closures.

The Nose gets the nitty-gritty on a sudden spasm of gay-press competition in Baltimore.

Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life remembers a late, great renaissance man of Little Italy, Tony de Sales.

Uli Loskot’s How’s it Going? gets answers from Mike Rippe, Karin Offers, and Mike Malefactor.

The Mail has letters from Brian Young, Joe Roman, Mike Littwin, Larnell Custis Butler, Seb Roberts, and Beth Woodell.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on tax policies that favor the rich; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on fall-out from the Jayson Blair scandal; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on sell-out siblings and whacked-out hunks.

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

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball isn’t cool.

Smell of Steve, Inc.’s Ziggy with a Hat says good-bye.

In Imprints: Sean Carton praises Eric Schlosser’s shadow-economy study, Reefer Madness; Mahinder Kingra calls Joey Goebel’s The Anomalies a “likeable paean to abnormality”; and Patrick Sullivan suspects James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces is a bit concocted.

Books is Lizzie Skurnick, talks with Arthur Magida about his true-crime book, The Rabbi and the Hit Man.

Michaelangelo Matos’ Music probes into why Prefuse 73 gets no sex.

No Cover is Tom Breihan, charmed by Economist.

In Film: Lee Gardner test-drives The Italian Job; Eric Allen Hatch says the acting saves Man on the Train and xenophia’s persistence is documented by Invaders from Mars; Joe MacLeod scours for laughs in Bruce Almighty and wishes The In-Laws hadn’t put Albert Brooks in a thong; Tom Siebert finds fun in Finding Nemo; and Christopher Skokna likes the action in Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, but not the “mumbo-jumbo.”

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore seeks and finds truth at Patrick’s of Pratt Street.

In Cheap Eats, Erin Sullivan chows at Sylvan Beach Café.