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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

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Frank Klein

NEWS

Junkyard Wars: County Fines Frank Scarfield For Failing To Clean Up Junk | Quick and Dirty by Edward Ericson Jr.

Moneymakers: State Offers Matching-Funds For City Schools Fundraising Programs | Quick and Dirty by Laura Laing

Bringing a Cemetery Back to Life: Morgan State University Joins In Effort To Clean Up Mount Auburn Cemetery | Quick and Dirty by Jason Torres

Getting It Out: What Was Supposed To Be An Ex-Offenders Workshop Has Spawned A Creative Community Hive Of Writers | Feature by Bret McCabe

Selections From the Writing Workshop at the Re-Entry Center at the Northwest Community Career Center: "Things Have Changed . | Feature

Bus or Bust?: Contest Winner Gets Beater Bus Instead Of Restored Ride | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Murder Ink | The Mail

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COLUMNS

Hail to the Stupid: The magician and skeptic Penn Jillette once said, "You should wear your intellect like James Dean wore a leather jacket." Now, Penn is no fan of Al Gore, but to view the way Gore is being treated upon publication of his New York Times No. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Just the Tip: Hey, it's another exciting graduation season, with the colleges, trade schools, high schools, junior "community" colleges, and whatever all minting their latest edition of shiny-new graduates, so I would like to take this opportunity to remind The Public that for a modest honorarium of money, plus, like, you gotta cover my travel expenses and lodging (I like to stay at the Best Western brand of hotels), I am available for graduation ceremony speaking engagements, to speak at the youth and not-so-youth who are all no-more-pencils-no-more-books, but since nobody contacted me for any kind of speeching this year (I think maybe my e-mail was broken), I will take this opportunity to address the Graduating Class of 2007 here in my column inches of newspaper and/or computer-screen space, because at least I get paid for that, OK? See, as a fellow Graduate, I understand the Color of Money, and I would like to con-graduate all of you out there who now have, like, a huge loan to start paying off, or maybe you are simply just out on the street looking for work, or at least some money, right? Good for you, welcome to the jungle, etc., and look, our Great Nation has a lot of problems, but right here in this Land of Opportunity, there is always a way to Get In On It, if you will, in the target-rich environment of Food Service. Look around, graduates, seriously, there's people all over This Land of Ours who don't even speak English as good as you, what with your major-master's-minor degree in English as a First language or whatever is printed on that piece of paper somebody in a shiny robe handed you while you were busy snickering about not having anything on under yours, and now you're all bitching about, "Well, sure, I will move to a happening Major Metropolitan area and get a cool job after I enjoy the summer off, backpacking in Portugal," or some kinda hippie trip camp crap jazz like that, and meanwhile, back in the U.S. | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod

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COMICS

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Dirt Farm: by Ben Claassen III

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ARTS

Textural Orientation: Madeleine Keesing's Paintings Thrive On Her Obsessive, Steady Hand | Art by J. Bowers

Front Room: Ripple Effect: Thomas Hirschhorn's giddily creepy "Chandelier With Hands" (pictured) stands at the one entrance to the Baltimore Museum of Art's contemporary wing like something cast aside from a horror movie or an absurdist theater production. | Art by Bret McCabe

Teen Slate: Larry Doyle Tackles High School In His Ribald First Novel | Books by John Barry

The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin | Review by Richard Vernon

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall | Review by Richard Vernon

After Dark by Haruki Murakami | Review by Raymond Cummings

Boomsday by Christopher Buckley | Review by Edit Penchina

OurSpace: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture by Christine Harold | Review by Raymond Cummings

The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America by Allan M. Brandt | Review by Raymond Cummings

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MUSIC

Sane Man: The Light Unbearableness of Being an R. Kelly Fan | Music by Jess Harvell

Soul Cannon | Review by Robbie Whelan

Ne-Yo: Because of You | Review by Jess Harvell

Wilco: Sky Blue Sky | Review by Raymond Cummings

Black Milk: Popular Demand | Review by Michaelangelo Matos

Sean Price: Jesus Price Supastar | Review by Michaelangelo Matos

The Short List

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FILM

Surf's Up | Review by G. Brian Davis

Once | Review by Lauren Svrjcek

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EAT

Upper Deck Bar and Grill | Review by Tim Hill

Omnivore

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