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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

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Ben Cricchi

NEWS

Girl Power: More and More Women Entering City Police Academy | Mobtown Beat by Stephen Janis

High Strung Fashion: Out-Of-State Designers Say a Local “Best” Boutique is Ripping Them Off | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Budget Corrections: Governor Proposes Raises For Correctional Officers, But Union Leaders Say More Guards Are Needed, Too | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Breaking the Bank: City Councilman Kenneth Harris recently began an investigation of lax city-agency budgeting, in line with a resolution he sponsored in the council to keep closer tabs on city spending. | Quick and Dirty by Stephen Janis

Denied: On Jan. | Quick and Dirty by Van Smith

Balanced, Sustainable: If there’s one thing Gov. | The Nose

Harbor Next: The Homely Middle Branch is Set to Become An Urban Ecotopia (But Don't Talk to Speculators, and Don't Touch the Water) | Feature by Tom Chalkley

Gary Ashbeck: Gary Ashbeck celebrates his 30th birthday this January in Baltimore, living and working at Jonah House on the city’s west side. | Q+A by Edward Ericson Jr.

The Mail | Murder Ink

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COLUMNS

Put Up or Shut Up: A minority party has to offer centrist voters more than derisive slogans to regain power. | Right Field by Russ Smith

Civil Rites: We don our traditional garb for bar mitzvahs and we jump brooms, but once it's all over and the smoke clears, everybody's wearing jeans. | Social Studies by Vincent Williams

We’re All Crooks Here: The phrase "Abramoff gave money to Democrats" has been repeated so much that I'm surprised no one has set it to music. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Up in Smoke: You may be a wee bit shallow, but you’re not really a bitch... | 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

Fuck Us: Former Charm City Writer Tom D’Antoni Has More Than 10 Things He Hates About Baltimore | Books by Gadi Dechter

Life is Cheap: But Talk is Rich in a Small Community on a Hard-Knock Irish Isle | Stage by John Barry

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: By Rupert Holmes | Stage by Robbie Whelan

Anne B. Mulligan: 1934-2006 | Stage by John Barry

Illustration Man: Celebrating the Legacy of an Artist Who Brought the Intangible to the Page—and Taught Others How To Do It | Art by Bret McCabe

The Great Wines of America: The Top Forty Vinters, Vineyards, and Vintages by Paul Lukacs | Review by Tony Ware

Queens: Portraits of Black Women and Their Fabulous Hair by Michael Cunningham and George Alexander | Review by Jaye Hunnie

Faith for Beginners by Aaron Hamburger | Review by Emily Flake

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MUSIC

Cabin Fervor: Lost in the Studio, Deerhoof Swerves Between Impulse and Control | Music by Marc Masters

Little Big Town: The Road to Here | Review by Jim Breihan

Eames Era: Double Dutch | Review by Patrick Strange

Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins: Rabbit Fur Coat | Review by Jess Harvell

Jan Jelinek: Kosmischer Pitch | Review by Michael Crumsho

Manhunter: She Came Home | Review by Jess Harvell

Proswell and Wwcarpen: Proswell and Wwcarpen | Review by Jess Harvell

Challenge Club: A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of Challenge Club Together With Their Ignominious Death | Review by Jess Harvell

Dirty Hartz: It Is What It Is | Review by Jaye Hunnie

Nelly: "Grillz" (feat. Paul Wall, Ali, and Gipp) | Review by Bret McCabe

The Short List

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FILM

The White Countess | Review by Geoffrey Himes

Transamerica | Review by Bret McCabe

Underworld: Evolution | Review by Ian Grey

The Matador | Review by Ian Grey

Empire of the Wolves | Review by Bret McCabe

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EAT

Buono | Review by Richard Gorelick

Iggies | Review by Christopher Skokna

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