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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

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Ben Cricchi

NEWS

Wicked Game: Baltimore Liquor Board Cracks Down on Popular Poker Tournaments Held in City | Mobtown Beat by John Barry

Free Don’t Come Cheap: Book Thing Raising Money to Make its Move To Waverly | Mobtown Beat by Ron Cassie

20/20 Vision: Inside The World Of “Outsider Artist” Van Freeman | Feature by Edward Ericson Jr.

The Mail | Murder Ink

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COLUMNS

Carolina Dreaming: This gal obviously doesn’t give a shit that you know about her, which could mean she has no romantic designs on your fiancé, but it’s more likely she’s announcing her candidacy for your position in his life and thinks she’s moving ahead in the polls. | Think Mink by Mink Stole

Black (Un)like Me: The Republicans have produced a “2005 Republican Freedom Calendar” that showcases great moments in Republican civil-rights history—mostly from the 19th century. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Yeeaaarrrgh!: Three cheers for enthusiasm, but can someone besides a besotted Deaniac explain how an “antiwar, anticorporate, anti-Bush” presidential candidate is going to conduct a 50-state campaign? | Right Field by Russ Smith

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COMICS

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Sheet Comics: by The Hussey Bros.

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ARTS

Geneva Conventions: The Contemporary Tracks Trends in Swiss Art | Art by J. Bowers

In the Shadows: Theatre Hopkins Production of Shadowlands Never Quite Makes It Out of the Clouds | Stage by John Barry

Plot Device: Equal Parts Rant and Amateur Investigation, The Midnight Ride of Jonathan Luna Looks For a Conspiracy Behind the Death of a Local Prosecutor | Books by Van Smith

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MUSIC

Obscured by Crowds: New York’s The Double Turned its Recording Experiment Into a Mammoth Live Band on Matador Records | Music by Mikael Wood

The Opposite of Hex: Neko Case, Rams Head Live, Feb. 15 | Feedback by Bret McCabe

Porch Songs: Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Guy Clark, Rams Head Live, Feb. 20 | Feedback by Geoffrey Himes

The Bridge | Review by Robbie Whelan

The Short List

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FILM

The Opposite of Suck: Our Fourth Annual Fake Oscars | Film

Merchant of Venice | Review by Anna Ditkoff

In the Realms of the Unreal | Review by Blake de Pastino

Bride and Prejudice | Review by Ian Grey

Three Days of the Condor | Review by Blake de Pastino

Les Choristes | Review by Violet LeVoit

The Wedding Date | Review by Wendy Ward

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EAT

Sunlight Restaurant and Lounge | Review by Richard Gorelick

Dragon China | Review by Erin Sullivan

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