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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Ben Cricchi


War Games: Homeland Security Grant Pays For Staged Terrorist Attack On Baltimore Subway | Mobtown Beat by Anna Ditkoff

Same as It Ever Was: Future of the Lexington Market Area in Question As Redevelopment Plan Stalls | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Cookie Monster: Media reports of Oreo cookies employed as a racist taunt during a 2002 Maryland gubernatorial campaign debate have recently come under dispute. | Media Circus by Gadi Dechter

Murder Ink | The Mail | Feature



Red Screen: Never mind that one of the most successful filmmakers of his generation, Steven Spielberg, is not only very liberal but also extremely wealthy. | Right Field by Russ Smith

Summarize Ergo Sum: I said I'd never do it again, but I wanna see if anything has gotten any better, eeheeeeee, bwahahaaaa! | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod

Definitions: This is what I do in this space every week--I don’t need to relive it next to the toaster every weekend throughout the holidays. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Dependent Clause: Last week he said if I really want to see him more, maybe he should move in with me, and I’m seriously thinking about it. | Think Mink by Mink Stole



Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Shabby Tabby: by Valerie Crosswhite



Open Season: John Feinstein gains an uncharacteristically vulnerable look inside the Baltimore Ravens in Next Man Up | Books by Emily Flake

Tyler Hicks: Histories are Mirrors: The Path of Conflict Though Afghanistan and Iraq: It’s rare to discuss war photojournalism without overusing some synonym of the word “shocking.” Such reportage usually involves blood, screaming children, commotion, running, and shooting—in sum, the unfamiliar shock of war, described in visceral immediacy. | Art by Anne Howard

Thrill Street Hues: Don Cook’s Unpopulated Urban Landscapes Betray A Disarming Liveliness | Art by J. Bowers

Class Second Act: It’s The First And Third That Drag In This Noel Coward Revival | Stage by Geoffrey Himes

Fooled Again: How The Right Stole the 2004 Election and Why They'll Steal The Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them) by Mark Crispin Miller | Review by John Dicker

Hung: A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America by Scott Poulson-Bryant | Review by Linda Chavers



Fables of the Reconstruction: Iraq’s Rapidly Disappearing Street Music Is Captured On A New Compilation | Music by Sam Hopkins

Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock'n'Roll | Review by Jess Harvell

Liz Phair: Somebody’s Miracle | Review by Anthony Miccio

Hilary Duff: Most Wanted | Review by Anthony Miccio

Kate Bush: Aerial | Review by J. Edward Keyes

Various Artists: Radio Pyongyang: Commie Funk and Agit-Pop from the Hermit Kingdom | Review by Jess Harvell

Van Der Graaf Generator: The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other | Review by Phil Freeman

H to He Who Am The Only One: Pawn Hearts | Review by Phil Freeman

The Short List



Michael Sragow: Michael Sragow first encountered James Agee’s 1940s film writing for Time and The Nation during boyhood trips to the library in New Jersey, where Sragow grew up. | Film by Lee Gardner

Ice Harvest | Review by Cole Haddon

Yours, Mine, and Ours | Review by Violet LeVoit

Just Friends | Review by Cole Haddon

Rent | Review by Cole Haddon

The Skeleton Key | Review by Lee Gardner

Mr. and Mrs. Smith | Review by Bret McCabe



Chef's Expressions | Review by Richard Gorelick

Wings to Go | Review by Richard Gorelick

Real Deal Jamaican American Carry-Out | Review by Anna Ditkoff


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