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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

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Jefferson Jackson Steele

NEWS

Running on Empty: Ex-Lobbyist’s Fall Leads to Bankruptcy | Mobtown Beat by Van Smith

I Want My MPT: Political geeks who miss important doings in the Maryland General Assembly this session can—if they’ve got digital cable from Comcast—order up “on demand” coverage, according to the company. | Quick and Dirty by Edward Ericson Jr.

Early Warning: Former Sun columnist Michael Olesker, who resigned about two weeks ago, was privately “warned” by editors in 2004 after one of his columns was criticized by the governor’s office for being factually misleading. | Media Circus by Gadi Dechter

Murder by Numbers: A Look Behind The Sad Statistics Of Baltimore’s 2005 Homicide Toll | Feature by Anna Ditkoff

On Background: Michael Olesker Is A Plagiarist? Who Isn’t? | Feature by David Simon

Murder Ink | The Mail | Councilmania

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COLUMNS

My Two Cents: What can Brown do for me? They can’t mail my goddamn letter, that’s for sure. | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod

Party at Bob’s: We’re seeing the dawning of Bobby Ur-Loot. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Bad for Business: The absence of an unmistakable corporate villain, such as Enron, creates an intolerable void for those citizens who believe America’s capitalist system is largely riddled with corruption, greed, and exploitation of what is patronizingly called the “working class.” The current target is the behemoth retailer Wal-Mart, the chain of huge and ugly warehouse-like outlets that offer low prices, creating a highly competitive market across the country for purveyors of food, toys, electronics, books, and basic household necessities. | Right Field by Russ Smith

She’s Got the Look: I work in an independent bookstore, and the people I work with and most of the customers like the way I dress or are either used to me or too polite to say anything. | Think Mink by Mink Stole

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COMICS

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Shabby Tabby: by Valerie Crosswhite

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ARTS

Now See This: Two Troupes Explore Relationships Without Words | Stage by Willy Thorn

“The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Masque of the Red Death”: It’s not every day you see a deaf performer mime chopping a body to bits. | Stage by Bret McCabe

Hauling the Ashes: Excavating America’s Deceptively Workaday First Art Movement | Art by Bret McCabe

Gypsy Hot Bloods by Ward Hall | Review by Violet LeVoit

When You Lunch With The Emperor by Ludwig Bemelmans | Review by Violet LeVoit

The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler | Review by Bret McCabe

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MUSIC

Garage Days Revisited: George Brigman And The Secret History Of A Lost Psychedelic Classic | Music by Jess Harvell

Greasy Listening: New Box Set Maps The Blueprint For Miles Davis’ Thermonuclear 1970S Rockfunkjazz | Music by Jess Harvell

Various Artists: Rawkus: Best of Decade I,1995-2005 | Review by Jess Harvell

The Bloodhound Gang: Hefty Fine | Review by Anthony Miccio

POS: P.O.S. Is Ruining My Life | Review by Makkada B. Selah

Mary J. Blige: “Be Without You” | Review by Bret McCabe

The Short List

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FILM

The Sting of Comedy: Albert Brooks Talks About Finding The Funny, Apartment Hunting In Bahrain, And How Shitty The Movie Business Is | Q+A by Joe MacLeod

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World | Review by Joe MacLeod

The New World | Review by Geoffrey Himes

Match Point | Review by Marc Masters

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EAT

Dunstin's | Review by Richard Gorelick

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