Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Nov. 21, 2001
The feature is Tom Chalkley, Andrew Reiner, and Afefe Tyehimba, profiling eleven unsung heroes they're thankful for in 2001. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen surveys seven neighborhoods' applications to become Baltimore's first Arts and Entertainment District. The Nose is impressed by U.S. Rep. Robert Ehrlich's rhetorical skills. In Media Circus, Michael Anft examines media conglomeration. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life fact-checks Baltimore's Underground Railroad lore. The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag, on her honeymoon; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, on safe driving; Mink Stole's Think Mink, on old friends and crushes; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on Harry Potter; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, on Hasim Rahman. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don't have to. In Art, Mike Giuliano accompanies David Byrne on a walk-through of the MICA drop-out's MICA exhibit, Indices. Stage is Mike Giuliano, finding Everyman Theatre's production of Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery worth remembering; and Anna Ditkoff, taking issue with AXIS Theatre's production of Daniel Sullivan's Inspecting Carol. In Feedback, Ian Nagoski feels conned by Bobby Conn at Ottobar and Bret McCabe soaks up Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks at 9:30 Club. Bret McCabe's Music piece notes that shoegazing lives on. In Film: Ian Grey says its better to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone than to see it, but Pin is disturbingly good; and Adele Marley wants to clean house after seeing Grey Gardens. Susan Fradkin's Belly Up goes on an adventure at Pacific Rim.