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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

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Frank Klein

NEWS

Church With a View: Historic Preservation Of One Downtown Building Threatens the Existence Of Another | Mobtown Beat by Charles Cohen

Face the Flag: Baltimore may still be losing 80 people a month and be chock-full of murders, but in the all-important realm of vexillological respectability Mobtown clearly outranks such high-tone municipalities as Seattle, New York, Atlanta, and San Francisco. | Quick and Dirty by Edward Ericson Jr.

Ballers: Who’s Got Game in the World of Madden NFL? | Feature by Christina Royster-Hemby

Switching Media: Two weeks ago Baltimore’s only daily newspaper quietly let its longtime media critic head out the door for a vacation he won’t return from—at least not to the paper. | Quick and Dirty by Brendan Coyne

Charting a Course: The Baltimore City Public School System’s charter-school policy hasn’t been winning any friends among charter-school advocates. | Quick and Dirty by Anna Ditkoff

Trolley Stop: Stone Consulting and Design, of Warren, Pa., specializes in historic electric-streetcar projects, and its president, Harvey Stone, informed the Nose via e-mail in late October that he had been approached by a Baltimore developer to “cost out a streetcar loop for North Avenue and also provide [estimates of] operating costs.” The developer who called him was Charles Jeffries, who is involved with a proposed Media Arts Network School (“The Idea Man,” Mobtown Beat, Jan. | The Nose

Murder Ink | The Mail

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COLUMNS

How Ya Like Me Now?: Ask them for one thing, after two years in office, that they can name. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Away From the Numbers: But last week, The Sun released a raft of polls that were, at least from my perspective, rather curious. | Right Field by Russ Smith

Baby Daddy Blues: She also told me she’s willing to consult with a lawyer and put together a contract that would free me from any responsibility for the child. | Think Mink by Mink Stole

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COMICS

Sheet Comics: by The Hussey Bros.

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

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ARTS

Foiled Plot: Like Macbeth Himself, Top Floor Theatre Falls Victim To Its Own Ambitions | Stage by Anna Ditkoff

Enrico IV: Patrons of this production are urged by box-office staff to read the two pages of program notes before the house lights dim. | Stage by Brennen Jensen

Hart’s War: In His Latest Book, Gary Hart Talks the Talk About “the Power of America’s Principles.” But Does He Walk the Walk? | Books by Edward Ericson Jr.

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MUSIC

Old School: A New Generation of Musicians Reinvigorates the Sound of Prerecording America | Music by Geoffrey Himes

Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sublime Frequencies Dispatches Recordings From the Far Reaches of the Globe | Music by Bret McCabe and Marc Masters

The 5th eLement | Review by Jaye Hunnie

The Short List

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FILM

Revenge of the Dorks: The heady days of early-’80s Baltimore return with the film/cartoon/performance buffoonery of the Dork Brothers | Film by Eric Allen Hatch

Medium Cool | Review by Bret McCabe

The Incredibles | Review by Joe MacLeod

Sideways | Review by Eric Allen Hatch

Judgment at Nuremberg | Review by Bret McCabe

The Polar Express | Review by Violet LeVoit

Ray | Review by Bret McCabe

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EAT

Gardel's | Review by Richard Gorelick

Mom's Southern Soul Food | Review by Tim Hill

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