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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

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Ben Cricchi

NEWS

Caught on Tape: Filmmaker Kent Bye Says the Media is Partially Responsible for the Iraq War--and He Has the Footage to Prove it | Feature by Charles Cohen

Calling Baghdad: Iraqi Baltimoreans React to the Latest News from Home | Feature by Tom Chalkley

All the News That Fits: Newsroom Staffers at The Sun Feel the Pressure as the Tribune Co. Presses for Layoffs, Buyouts, and Higher Revenues | Mobtown Beat by Brendan Coyne

Into Africa: FBI Agent Heads Sting that Brings Down 16 People Involved in Nigerian IP Relay Fraud Operations | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Judged by His Beers: The Orioles may think they sell status with Camden Yards skyboxes, but true O's fans know they've really earned their way into an exclusive club when they make it onto Fancy Clancy's short list. If a fan is deemed worthy, Fancy Clancy (aka Clarence Haskett), one of the greatest beer vendors to ever work the Yards, will run that customer a tab. A tab at a baseball game? Now that's good livin'. Talk to some of the longtime customers in Haskett's territory, among the box seats on the first-base side of the field, and they'll likely gush about the honor of being handed a beer without having to dig in their pockets for a few crumpled dollars to pass down the row to the vendor. | Charmed Life by Charles Cohen

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COLUMNS

Torturous: So who happens to be the current presidential adviser to the Middle East? None other than Elliott Abrams. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Ranking the Dead: 1) Ray Charles, 2) Ronald Wilson Reagan, 3) Felix Unger | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod

King of Pain: In my imagination I tell this guy I won her back, but then I keep seeing his shapeless face smirking that he fucked my wife, and the cycle starts again. | Think Mink by Mink Stole

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COMICS

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

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ARTS

The Black Effect: Is There Such a Thing As An African-American Aesthetic? | The Arts by J. Bowers

Home, Sour Home: Opening the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, a Pair of One-Acts Deals with Dark Intrusions into Domestic Life | Stage by Brennen Jensen

The Wild Party: After Putting It Together in 2002 and Chicago in 2003, Theatre Hopkins has returned this year with its annual musical. | Stage by John Barry

All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education by Charles J. Ogletree Jr. | Review by Waris Banks

The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation by Barbara R. Rossing | Review by Blake de Pastino

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding | Review by Wendy Ward

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MUSIC

Company of One: Singer/Songwriter Eszter Balint Makes Room for Solitude in Her Rootsy, Bluesy Sophomore Release, Mud | Music by Bret McCabe

Drum Line: Dance Factory !!!'s Seven-Year Twitch Turns Out the Percussive Treat Louden Up Now | Music by Bret McCabe

In the Yards: City Paper's Guide to the 2004 African American Heritage Festival | Music by Wendy Ward

Swept Away: Madonna, MCI Center, June 13 | Feedback by Bret McCabe

Urban Ave 31 | Review by Bret McCabe

The Short List

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FILM

The Control Room | Review by Blake de Pastino

The Terminal | Review by Gabriel Wardell

Around the World in 80 Days | Review by Joe MacLeod

The Chronicles of Riddick | Review by Lee Gardner

The Stepford Wives | Review by Wendy Ward

The Thin Man | Review by Bret McCabe

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EAT

Mick O'Shea's | Review by Richard Gorelick

Neopol Savory Smokery | Review by Anna Ditkoff

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