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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

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NEWS

A Down Low Shame: What Some Black Women Don’t Know About Their Men Could Hurt Them | Feature by Christina Royster-Hemby

Counted Out: Tellers at a Provident Bank Branch, Fired After Embezzlement at the Baltimore Museum Of Industry, Prepare to File Suit for Wrongful Termination | Mobtown Beat by Erin Sullivan

Nickel and Dimed: A Service Workers Union Pushes for “Self-Sufficiency Wage,” but Others Say Government Shouldn’t Legislate Work Force’s Welfare | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Three Ring Council: The Nose was a little surprised that there were no firebreathers, unicyclists, magicians, or acrobats at Thursday, June 17’s hearing of the Baltimore City Council Judiciary and Legislative Investigations committee. | The Nose

Captains Courageous: A crewman shouts, “fire in the hole!” as a young man touches a smoke stick to the black powder piled in the barrel of an eight-inch-thick cannon. | Charmed Life by Edward Ericson Jr.

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COLUMNS

Legal Weasels: It doesn’t look too good in the eyes of your newest conscripts if you practice the same sort of shenanigans as the guy you deposed. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

His Life: Should O’Malley shed the albatross of his current office (the job of mayor in a large city like Baltimore is far more difficult than governing Arkansas) and defeat Gov. Bob Ehrlich two years from now, he’ll be the star of the now fallow Democratic Leadership Council. | Right Field by Russ Smith

Tell a Soul: I’m already about 16 weeks gone and I’m starting to show. | Think Mink by Mink Stole

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COMICS

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

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ARTS

Dixie Mix: Chesapeake Shakespeare Creates a Curious Flavor With its Reimagined Much Ado | Stage by Anna Ditkoff

Bittersweet: School 33’s Annual Juried Exhibition Takes a Taste of Baltimore Art | Art by Cara Ober

Hemingway in Africa: The Last Safari by Christopher Ondaatje | Review by John Barnard

Invisible People by Greg Behrman | Review by Nicole Leistikow

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris | Review by Joab Jackson

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MUSIC

Scorch of the Mystics: A New Wave of Noise Architects Erects Monuments to Underground Sound | Music by Marc Masters

So Stylistic: Ken Vandermark Does It All—Because He Can | Music by Bret McCabe

Surreal Folk Blues: A Troika of Performers Bleed a New Breed of Psychedelic Folk | Music by Bret McCabe

Lafayette Gilchrist | Review by Bret McCabe

The Paper Chase: God Bless Your Black Heart | Review by Bret McCabe

Pan•American: Quiet City | Review by Marc Masters

Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse | Review by Marc Masters

Sons and Daughters: Love the Cup | Review by Bret McCabe

The Short List

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FILM

Burning Bush | Review by Ian Grey

The Notebook | Review by Violet LeVoit

White Chicks | Review by Joe MacLeod

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story | Review by Wendy Ward

Mr. Hulot's Holiday | Review by Eric Allen Hatch

City of God | Review by Lee Gardner

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EAT

La Cazuela | Review by Richard Gorelick

Olangela's | Review by Tim Hill

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