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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Here Comes The Sunburn: City Paper's 2008 Sizzlin' Summer Guide | Feature

Crew Romance: Explaining The Allure of The Punishing Sport of Rowing | Feature by Michael Byrne

Ocean City Vs. Rehoboth: A She Said/She Said On Where to Park Your Beach Towel This Summer | Feature by Heather Joslyn and Michelle Gienow

A Step Apart: Community Drum Line and Step Group Makes Itself Heard | Feature by Jess Harvell

Ahhhh!: City Paper's Summer Drink Contest | Feature by Edward Ericson Jr.

The Cowboy Way: Local Gunslingers Take a Shot at the Wild West | Feature by Chris Landers

A Wench in the Works: Working at the Renaissance Festival Was as Much Bawd as Bard | Feature by Erin Sullivan

Bee Cause: State Apiarist Keeps An Eye On All That's Buzzing in Maryland | Feature by Shelly Blake-Plock

Camped Out: Trying to Engineer Your Child's Perfect Summer | Feature by Charles Cohen

7 Reasons Why Summer in Baltimore Rules More Than Any Other Place On The Face of The Earth: | Feature by Ben Claassen III

Take One For The Other Team: An O's Fan Suggests The Unthinkable--That You Watch The Nationals, Too | Feature by Jeffrey Anderson

Sizzlin' Summer: Stuff to Do All Summer Long | Sizzlin Calendar

Recreation: Attractions Beartown State Park, near Hillsboro, W. | Sizzlin Calendar

Gardens, Etc.: Attractions Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, (301) 962-1400, www.mc-mncppc.org/parks/brooks.., free. | Sizzlin Calendar

Downy Ocean, Hon: Attractions Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th St., (410) 524-9433, www.artleagueofoceancity.com Non-profit art center hosts all kinds of family friendly events with local artists, totally free. Jolly Roger Amusement Park, 30th Street and Coastal Highway, (410) 289-4902, www.jollyrogerpark.com When you want to cool off without withstanding the brutal torture that is being covered in sand, come here for the Splash Mountain Water Park, and then stick around when you've dried off for games, rides, mini golf, and speed carts in the company of pirates. | Sizzlin Calendar

Art and Stuff: Attractions Academy Art Museum, 106 S. | Sizzlin Calendar

Summer Concert Guide: MayMay 21: Mint Condition (Birchmere)May 22-24: Gershwin (Meyerhoff)May 23: Jazz Up Your Fridays (Belvedere Square)Punch Brothers (Birchmere)May 23-25: Maryland Deathfest IV (Sonar)DelFest family-friendly music festival (Allegany County Fairgrounds, Cumberland, www.delfest.com)May 23-Sept. | Sizzlin Calendar

History!: Attractions Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, (202) 633-4820, www.anacostia.si.edu, free. | Sizzlin Calendar

Zoos: Brandywine Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sizzlin Calendar

Kids: Attractions Frontier Town Campground, 11224 Dale Road (Route 610), Whaleyville, (410) 641-9785, www.frontiertown.com Family friendly frontier waterfront camping with mini-golf, Wild West adventures, and authentic frontier camping experience. | Sizzlin Calendar

Food: Attractions Crab Place, 384 W. | Sizzlin Calendar

Drinks: Attractions Basignani Winery, 15722 Falls Road, Sparks, (410) 472-0703, www.basignani.com This 18-acre vineyard in Maryland's pretty horse country produces wines using old-school cellar methods. | Sizzlin Calendar

Theater: Hauptmann, through May 24, drama, the Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis, (410) 268-7373, www.cplayers.com, $15, seniors and students $10. The Happy Time, through June 1, classic musical, Signature Theatre, 3806 S. | Sizzlin Calendar

Fourth of July: Baltimore's July 4th Fireworks Celebration, noon-9:30 p.m., Inner Harbor, (410) 752-8632, www.harborplace.com, free. | Sizzlin Calendar

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COMICS

Dirt Farm: by Ben Claassen III

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Super Amazing Adventures: by Chris Minetree

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ARTS

Paul Taylor Dance Company at UMBC May 10: The Paul Taylor Dance Company performed seven of famed choreographer Paul Taylorís most inspiring works May 10 for an intimate crowd of fewer than 200 people at the UMBC Theater. | Stage by Ruth Reader

<i>The Bridge at the End of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability</i> by James Gustave Speth | Review by Darcelle Bleau

<i>The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food</i> by Jennifer 8. Lee | Review by Henry Hong

<i>Boink: College Sex By People Having It</i> by <i>Boink</i> magazine editors | Review by Christina Bumba

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FILM

<i>The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian</i> | Review by Jason Ferguson

<i>Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull</i> | Review by Jason Ferguson

Psycho | Review by Bret McCabe

Son of Rambow | Review by Jess Harvell

<i>Priceless</i> | Review by Bret McCabe

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