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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

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Michelle Gienow

NEWS

Dancing in Kurdistan: The National Guard’s Strange Occupation of Northern Iraq | Feature by David Axe

Renovating Without a License: Shoddy Work by Unlicensed Contractors Rankles Reservoir Hill Homeowners and Investors | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Triple Scoop: Who’s Accusing WBAL-TV of Copying Other Media Outlets’ Reporting? | Mobtown Beat by Gadi Dechter

The Mail | Murder Ink

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COLUMNS

Swear to Doug: Nowadays, they follow the Reagan Rule: If you don’t like something, mouth platitudes about how you’re for it and what a great institution it is, but that it needs reforming—and then gut it from the inside. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Off Year: Social Security reform, according to Bush’s opponents, is an albatross that will doom Republicans in 2006. | Right Field by Russ Smith

Bring on the Pensive White Boys: As a card-carrying child of the boom-bap, I think I should be able to reminisce to some hip-hop relationship songs when it’s raining outside. | Social Studies by Vincent Williams

Woman’s Lib: She’ll go on about the evils of the gas-guzzling SUVs that are taking over the country, then she’ll tell me about this fabulous Jeep she thinks I would look really hot driving. | Think Mink by Mink Stole

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COMICS

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Sheet Comics: by The Hussey Bros.

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ARTS

Jurassic Punk: The Plain-Faced Portraits of Jim Jocoy Recall the Iron Age of the West Coast Punk Scene | Art by Gadi Dechter

Lullaby of Broadway: The Young Singers of Company 13 Bring a Fun ’Tude But Not Much New to Standards of the Great White Way | Stage by John Barry

The Spitfire Grill: By Fred Alley | Stage by J. Bowers

Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America's First Lady of Food by Susan Marks | Review by Joab Jackson

Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season by Matt Taibbi | Review by Nicole Leistikow

I'm Not The New Me: A Memoir by Wendy McClure | Review by Emily Flake

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MUSIC

Tracey Gaughran-Perez: Hey, breeding hipster. | Q+A by Bret McCabe

Harangue the DJ: Rock ’N’ Roll And R&B, Postpunk And Rap, It’s All Hip-Hop To Sharkey’s Ears | Music by Makkada B. Selah

Angels of Light: Sing “Other People” | Review by Bret McCabe

Vast Aire: The Best Damn Rap Show | Review by Makkada B. Selah

Beanie Sigel: The B.Coming | Review by Al Shipley

Ponys: Celebration Castle | Review by Andrew Earles

The Short List

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FILM

The New Hustle: Stop Snitchin’ Made Them Infamous, But Underground Dvds Are Forming the Freshest Front Lines of Hip-Hop Life | Film by Bret McCabe

Star Wars: Episode III--Revenge of the Sith | Review by Joe MacLeod

Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room | Review by Ian Grey

Winter Solstice | Review by Bret McCabe

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) | Review by Violet LeVoit

House of Wax | Review by Joe MacLeod

Kicking and Screaming | Review by Joe MacLeod

Unleashed | Review by Bret McCabe

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EAT

Brightons Orangerie | Review by Richard Gorelick

Symone's Soul Café | Review by Gadi Dechter

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