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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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Jefferson Jackson Steele


Something Old, Something New: City Paper’s Third Annual Queer Issue | Introduction

The Sanctity of Queer: Marriages, Mortgages, Kids—Remember When Being Queer Wasn’t About Becoming Like Everybody Else? | Feature by Rahne Alexander

Straddling The Fence: Politicians Try To Court The Gay Vote Without Losing Anyone Else’s | Feature by Edward Ericson Jr.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: After Struggling to Create Unions, Same-Sex Couples Must Fight Just as Hard to Dissolve Them | Feature by Auriane de Rudder

Clique and Drag: Mr. And Miss Gay Maryland Discuss The Local Drag Scene | Feature by Jess Harvell

Pride Guide: Your Guide To Pride 2006 | Feature by John Farley and Wendy Ward

Comics Feature



Scoring Data Points: Baltimore’s Drug Treatment System is a Model—But No One Knows How Well It Works | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Gag Order: The U.S. | Quick and Dirty by Van Smith

Missing Crime: According the city’s much-touted management tool CitiStat, which ostensibly uses hyper-accurate data mapping to achieve government accountability, Greektown hosted eight crimes during the two-week period ending May 27. | Quick and Dirty by Van Smith

Councilmania | Murder Ink | The Mail | The News Hole



Hate Sells: Here’s a joke for you: Ann Coulter is a whore. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Pandemic: better than the Olympics because this is a Sport with Measurable Results. | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod

Not Our Fault: is the most cynical, disingenuous, and hypocritical treatise on the state of American political life that I’ve read in the past year. | Right Field by Russ Smith



Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Shabby Tabby: by Valerie Crosswhite



Unlike a Baptist?: Growing Up Gay in the Heart of the Bible Belt | Stage by Josephine Yun

Sisterhood of the Unraveling Dance: Women in Their Underwear! Incest Jokes! Gratuitous Flat-Footedness! | Stage by Bret McCabe

Peter Zahorecz: April 25, 1965-June 4, 2006 | Art by Bret McCabe

Border Lines: Chance Meeting Between Iranian Grad Student And Local Artist Ignites Creative Spark | Art by J. Bowers

African American Heritage Festival: June 16-18 | The Arts



Through Being Cool: Three Rock Dinosaurs Milk Old—and New—Audiences For All They’re Worth | Music by Mikael Wood

Lexie Mountain Boys | Review by Jared T. Fischer

Soul Position: Things Go Better With RJ and Al | Review by Makkada B. Selah

Phill Niblock: Touch Three | Review by Marc Masters

The Streets: The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living | Review by Jim Breihan

The Paper Chase: Now You Are One of Us | Review by Bret McCabe

The Short List



Clean | Review by Ian Grey

The Lake House | Review by Ian Grey

Who is Bozo Texino? | Review by Bret McCabe

Classe Tous Risques | Review by Bret McCabe

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties | Review by Joe MacLeod

Muskrat Lovely | Review by Bret McCabe

Short Cuts | Review by Jack Purdy

Cars | Review by Violet LeVoit



Salt | Review by Richard Gorelick

Bigfoot Subs • Café | Review by Joe MacLeod


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