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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

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Ben Cricchi


Taking Communion: For a lot of us, going to the movies is sort of like going to church. | Introduction

Schedule and Venues: Thursday, May 11 The Senator Theatre 7:30 p.m. | Frenzy Schedule

Coming Attractions: Our Comprehensive Guide to the Maryland Film Festival 2006 | Frenzy Reviews

Moving Pictures: Matthew Porterfield Creates a Laconic Art-House Ode to Northeast Baltimore | Frenzy Feature by Eric Allen Hatch

He’s Al That: The Veteran Television Writer Turned Political Commentator And Radio Host May Make a Run For Office | Frenzy Feature by Lee Gardner

He Who Cannot Be Pronounced: A Novice Director Brings An Ancient Horror To Unsuspecting Audiences Via Silent Film | Frenzy Feature by Violet LeVoit



Old and in the Way: Most Forced To Leave Homes To Make Way For East-Side Biotech Park Have Long Since Moved On—But Not Helen Curbeam | Mobtown Beat by Charles Cohen

Making Do: Homeless Couple Is Stuck Working In Baltimore | Mobtown Beat by Van Smith

Sucking Air: The American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report, released April 27, once again lists the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia region as having some of the worst air quality in the country. According to the report, the region ranks No. | Quick and Dirty by Christina Royster-Hemby

Sword Play: Ready Or Not, the Live-Action Role-Players Of Darkon Get Their Closeup | Feature by Cole Haddon

Murder Ink | Councilmania | The Mail | The News Hole



Hey Waiter: Your head looks like a shtrimpt. | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod

Jim Crow Job: Republicans hate voter fraud—hate it, hate it, hate it. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

The Devil You Know: McCain is nothing if not a chameleon. | Right Field by Russ Smith



Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Shabby Tabby: by Valerie Crosswhite



Stage Beauty: Play Runs Through the Usual Southern Women Clichés In Search of a Point | Stage by John Barry

Old Master?: Looking Past The Hit Parade and Into The Craft in Artist’s Late Output | Art by Bret McCabe

Catalogues, Collections, and Memories: The Rental Gallery might just be Baltimore’s first legit fly-by-night business. | Art by J. Bowers

Aaron Henkin and Lisa Morgan: For the last year and a half, Aaron Henkin and Lisa Morgan have been producing The Signal, a weekly local arts and culture show on WYPR (88.1 FM). | Q+A by Anna Ditkoff

Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith | Review by Nicole Leistikow

Drag King Dreams by Leslie Feinberg | Review by Emily Flake

The Only Game In Town: Baseball Stars of the 1930s and 1940s Talk About The Game They Loved by Fay Vincent, editor | Review by Violet LeVoit

Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead | Review by John Barry



From Hear to Eternity: Blips, Snails, and, Uh, Cigarette Burns—That’s What Matmos’ Music is Made Of | Music by Jess Harvell

DJ Whoo Kid, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, and Freeway: Rep Yo Click | Review by Jess Harvell

Zombi: Surface to Air | Review by Jess Harvell

Da Backwudz: Wood Work | Review by Jess Harvell

Rye Coalition: Curses | Review by Kevin O’Donnell

The Sexy 2: Os Os | Review by J. Bowers

Ms. Stress: Surviving Life | Review by Jaye Hunnie

Lake Trout: There Are No Words | Review by Al Shipley

DJ Oji : Spiritual Journey | Review by Christina Royster-Hemby

LL Cool J: "Control Myself" (feat. Jennifer Lopez) | Review by Jess Harvell

The Short List



Crimes and Amiss Demeanors: Local Director Dramatizes Baltimore's Low-Rent Criminal Element, Where the Cell Phone Is More Lethal Than the Gun | Film by John Barry

Regarding Henry | Review by Max Weiss

Mission: Impossible III | Review by Ian Grey

Stick It | Review by Anna Ditkoff

Supersilent 7 | Review by Lee Gardner

Art School Confidential | Review by Ian Grey



Hollins Market | Review by Gadi Dechter


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