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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

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Ben Cricchi


Life on a Different Avenue: Local Business Owner Proposes a No-Chain-Store Rule For Hampden’s Main Retail Artery | Mobtown Beat by Erin Sullivan

Fine With Folio: Baltimore police officer Jacqueline Folio has settled her lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department, police Commissioner Leonard Hamm, and two former police lawyers, Sean Malone and Karen Kruger. | Quick and Dirty by Van Smith

High-Tech Handouts: “We don’t just teach kids how to use Microsoft Office, we teach them how to have fun at the computer,” says Charles Parker, 46, lab director of the Right Clique, a new free computer lab on North Charles Street in Charles Village. | Quick and Dirty by Christina Royster-Hemby

Whoops, and Whoops Again: City Councilman Keiffer Mitchell is no slouch, but even sharp tacks have dull moments. | The Nose

LA. Judge: Get that flashlight out from under your chin. | Q+A by Violet LeVoit

Pumpin’ Ain’t Easy: Marylanders Pay a Tiny Company 15 Cents Per Gallon To Keep State Vehicles Gassed Up--Maybe More Pennies Than We Need To | Feature by Edward Ericson Jr.

The Mail | Murder Ink



Supreme Jerk: When things are true and right-wingers don’t want them to be true, the “so-called” or “purported” phraseology is a favored tactic to mock and deride their targets | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Family Affair: Before it became a sociological / racial / political / cultural landmark, The Cosby Show was just a group of folks tryin’. | Social Studies by Vincent Williams

Choker’s Wild: Wild Card Races Are Bullshit. | Benchwarmer by Gabriel Wardell

Shooting at the Wrong Target: When Will The Democratic Party Realize That George W. Bush Won’t Be On The Presidential Ballot In 2008? | Right Field by Russ Smith

Oh, Grow Up: An ounce of prevention, in the cost of someone who comes in once or twice a week to clean, is worth a hell of a lot more than a pound of cure in the cost of arguments, stress, and, eventually, money paid to marriage counselors and/or divorce lawyers. | Think Mink by Mink Stole



Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Sheet Comics: by The Hussey Bros.



Life on the Streets: Beautiful Losers’ Second Installment Continues Its Fascinating Hodgepodge of Subcultural Movements | Art by J. Bowers

Unknown Pleasures: Timothy Nelson Stages Obscure Operas Through His Ignoti Dei Opera | Stage by John Barry

Wild Ducks Flying Backward by Tom Robbins | Review by Joab Jackson

Wounded by Percival Everett | Review by Felicia Pride

God Jr. by Dennis Cooper | Review by Bret McCabe



Verbal Remedy: Battle-Rap Veteran Mc Skarr Akbar’s Words Hit Harder Than Fists | Music by Al Shipley

Field of Screams: John Brannon Continues His Legacy of Howling Detroit Rock with Easy Action | Music by Marc Masters

Learning Verve: Kanye West Avoids Sophomore Slump On His Confounding Follow-Up | Music by Bret McCabe

Emerson, Lake, and Pummel: System of a Down, the Mars Volta, 1st Mariner Arena, Aug. 22 | Music by Al Shipley

Skarr Akbar | Review by Al Shipley

Philip Gayle: The Mommy Row | Review by Marc Masters

The Heavenly States: Black Comet | Review by Robbie Whelan

Marissa Nadler: The Saga of Mayflower May | Review by Marc Masters

DJ Language: Real Music For Real People | Review by Jess Harvell

Judd and Maggie: Subjects | Review by Bret McCabe

Huli Shallone: It’s My Turn | Review by Bret McCabe

Corpulent: Wolfwalk | Review by Bret McCabe

Crazy Frog: "Whoomp (There It Is)" | Review by Jess Harvell

The Short List



The Constant Gardener | Review by Geoffrey Himes

The Beautiful Country | Review by Bret McCabe

Gotham Fish Tales | Review by Bret McCabe



Christopher Daniel | Review by Richard Gorelick

Bull on the Run | Review by Tim Hill


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