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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

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Frank Klein

SPECIAL

The Winners: City Paper’s Eighth Annual Short Fiction Contest and Seventh Annual Poetry Contest | Fiction & Poetry Contest Intro

The Town of McManus: Short Fiction Contest • First Place | Fiction Winners by Stephen Peterson

Permachuck: Short Fiction Contest • Second Place | Fiction Winners by Susan Lantz

In July, 2057, My Great-Granddaughter Considers an Old Photograph: Short Fiction Contest • Third Place | Fiction Winners by Kevin Coll

The Biker Mermaids: First Place | Poetry Winners by Mark S. Sanders

Grandpa Was a Fisherman: Second Place | Poetry Winners by John Mazur

I Love You When You’re a Real Dog: Third Place | Poetry Winners by Susan Olson

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NEWS

Adventures in the Rag Trade: Do Clothes Dropped Into Planet Aid Boxes Support International Aid or an International For-Profit Scheme? | Mobtown Beat by Erin Sullivan

Stayin’ Alive: The Future Looks a Little Brighter for the Book Thing | Mobtown Beat by Gadi Dechter

Please Stand By: A months-long campaign by advocates of public-access television bore fruit last week when the City Council agreed to delay action on a new cable-television contract with cable provider Comcast. Calling themselves the Baltimore Grass Roots Media Alliance, several dozen demonstrators, including Green Party candidates for city office and members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, rallied outside City Hall last Wednesday, Oct. | Quick and Dirty by Edward Ericson Jr.

Rough Draft: With rumors of a draft reinstatement littering e-mail in boxes and peppering water-cooler conversations, U.S. | Quick and Dirty by Christina Royster-Hemby

Open for Business: Outspoken Critic of City Politics Challenges Sheila Dixon for the Office of City Council President | Campaign Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Conflict of Interests: In the 14th District, Green Myles Hoenig Questions Dem Mary Pat Clarke’s Connections | Campaign Beat by Van Smith

See You in Court: When 3rd City Council District Green Party candidate Bill Barry learned last year that several Baltimore City Council members are being investigated by a federal prosecutor—for hiring their relatives, and accepting free parking passes and other gifts from corporations doing business with the city—he says he became incensed. | Ballot Stuffing by Christina Royster-Hemby

Political Crimes: “Kind of a double standard, isn’t it?” asks Vince Tola, campaign manager for 13th City Council District Green Party candidate Glenn Ross, remarking on some recent examples of how the Maryland State Board of Elections handles political committees that fail to file timely campaign-finance reports. Take, for example, Doris Minor-Terrell and Ronald Owens-Bey, both Democrats who ran unsuccessfully in 2002 for the state House of Delegates in the 45th District. | Ballot Stuffing by Van Smith

Murder Ink | The Mail

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COLUMNS

The Bozo Show: Back in the time of the original Bozos, one ownership group would unlikely be able to hold this much sway, much less in prime time and in so many markets. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Beach Bummer: The reviews...amount to a lifetime achievement award to Wilson, who hasn’t written a significant piece of music | Right Field by Russ Smith

Stealing Beauty: Liberation and sexual equality are all very well ... but it’s a rare woman who doesn’t want the man she loves to tell her she’s beautiful. | Think Mink by Mink Stole

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COMICS

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Sheet Comics: by The Hussey Bros.

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ARTS

Re-Mastered: A Brief Display of Rare Rembrandt Works Shows Another Side of the Artist’s Genius | Art by Tom Chalkley

Table Manners: Legendary Sculptor Anthony Caro Sets Down a Survey of his Tabletop Works in Baltimore | Art by J. Bowers

Back From the Land by Eleanor Agnew | Review by Scott Carlson

In the Shadow of No Towers by Art Spiegelman | Review by Christopher Skokna

Stage

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MUSIC

Running Mates: Pinback and Aspects of Physics Share Histories and a Tour—but Not a Sound | Music by Ryan Boddy

Well Oiled: Al Jourgensen, the notoriously tenacious head of industrial pioneers Ministry for 20+ years, does not like to get screwed. | Music by Tony Ware

Cuttin' Grass | Review by David Morley

Ted Leo/Pharmacists: Shake the Sheets | Review by Mikael Wood

Walking Concert: Run to Be Born | Review by Mikael Wood

IQU: IQU | Review by Tom Werthman

De La Soul: The Grind Date | Review by Emmanuel Nicolaidis

The Short List

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FILM

Stage Beauty | Review by Ian Grey

Battleship Potemkin | Review by Bret McCabe

Eyes Without a Face | Review by Ian Grey

The Final Cut | Review by Violet LeVoit

The Mother | Review by Eric Allen Hatch

Murder, My Sweet | Review by Blake de Pastino

Rosenstrasse | Review by Bret McCabe

La Strada | Review by Lee Gardner

Team America: World Police | Review by Joe MacLeod

What the #$*! Do We Know!? | Review by Bret McCabe

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EAT

The Wine Market | Review by Richard Gorelick

Kelsey's Restaurant and Irish Pub | Review by Erin Sullivan

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