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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Ben Cricchi

NEWS

The Elements of Style: Labtekwon and Other Local Hip-Hop Vets Offer a Way Forward For The Scene--Looking Back | Feature by Bret McCabe

Identity Transplant: Patient ID-Theft Alleged At Hopkins | Mobtown Beat by Chris Landers

Councilmania | Murder Ink | The Mail

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COLUMNS

Black History Month: So, you know what I realized? I don't remember the last time I celebrated or even acknowledged Black History Month. | Social Studies by Vincent Williams

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COMICS

Dirt Farm: Dirt Farm: Oscars, The Gathering. by Ben Claassen III

Important Comics: by Dina Kelberman

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

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ARTS

Thoughts Busy Hatching: For Philosophy Professor Phil Seng, There's No Place Like Oz | Books by Heather Harris

Original Voices: George Pelecanos' Version of The Annual Mystery Omnibus Takes a Turn Toward The Thoughtful | Books by Jeffrey Anderson

Her Stories: Group Show Presents and Examines Women's Voice and Identity | Art by Alex Ebstein

Quick Sketches: TRANSMODERN BENEFIT The sixth annual Transmodern festival hits Baltimore April 2-5 at the H&H Building, and the fifth floor of the venerable artists' space/multi-purpose exhibition venue hosts a benefit for Charm City's youngest off-the-map creativity celebration Feb.

All Fall Down: A Series of Calamities Forces a Successful Woman to Confront Her Past | Stage by Geoffrey Himes

Curtain Time: DEATH AND TEXAS Single Carrot Theatre presents it third Baltimore premiere this season with Tracy Letts' 1998 debut, Killer Joe.

The Siege by Ismail Kadare | Review by Lee Gardner

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MUSIC

Beat First: A Little Bit of Everything Shapes Mahjongg's Rhythmic Alchemy | Music by Michael Byrne

Q&A: Boodamonk: Born and raised in Baltimore, graf artist Boodamonk started drawing in the 1980s starting off with little "comic book characters" and started getting into hip-hop from his older brothers. | Q+A by Bret McCabe

Q&A: MC Chinchilla: MC Chinchilla has lived in Baltimore for about 25 years, starting off in East Baltimore before moving to the Whitelock area, where he met Labtekwon. | Q+A by Bret McCabe

Q&A: Alco: Born and raised on the east side of Baltimore, graffiti artist Alco is one of Charm City's many graf writers whose stories are as illuminating and gripping as his art. | Q+A by Bret McCabe

DJ Class | Review by Al Shipley

Sinden: Fabriclive 43: Get Familiar | Review by Michael Byrne

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FILM

Every Slumdog Has Its Day: Our Seventh Annual Kinda Sorta Salute to The Oscars | Film by Lee Gardner, Violet Glaze, Martin L. Johnson, Joe MacLeod, Bret McCabe

Waltz With Bashir | Review by Jeremy Martin

Pierrot Le Fou | Review by Bret McCabe

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EAT

Geisha Sushi | Review by Mary K. Zajac

Lucy's Irish Pub and Restaurant | Review by Chris Landers

Harbor Way Inn | Review by Michael Byrne

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