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Wednesday, September 09, 2009


The Judges Speak: Just Ask Larnell by Larnell Custis Butler I want to watch this self-destruct. | Comics Feature

8th Annual City Paper Comics Contest: By overwhelming majority vote, Afrocentric feminist and regular letter-to-the-editor writer Larnell Custis Butler's Ask Larnell is the winner of the 2009 installment of City Paper's Comics Contest, earning her a one-year paid gig in Baltimore's Most Comical Alternative Weekly. | Comics Feature

First Place: Just Ask Larnell: | Comics Feature by Larnell Custis Butler

Second Place: St. Sebastian Materializes In The Present Day: | Comics Feature by N

Third Place: Bruiser & Dude Child: | Comics Feature by Christopher Adams

Honorable Mention: Edgerock by M.G. | Comics Feature

The Rest: | Comics Feature

Simple Cartooning Tips for The Comics Inclined: Some pointers for future would-be cartoonists thinking about entering the next City Paper Comics Contest. | Comics Feature by Benn Ray



Path of Destruction: Emergency demolitions in the city are down, but costs for those demolitions are up | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Murder Ink | The Mail | What's the 311?



Best Wishes: Next week in the pages and pixellations of Baltimore's Best Free Alternative News and Information and Entertainment and Wacky Astrology and Sex Column and Sudoku Weekly is the biggest-deal issue of the year that people always have issues with, namely the City Paper Best of Baltimore episode, and it used to annoy me mostly because I would end up getting screwed out of a week's worth of my column that used to run every other week, but now that the Mr. | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod



Dirt Farm: by Ben Claassen III

Important Comics: by Dina Kelberman

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake



This World Is Not Enough: Melissa Webb explores alternate universes through her fiber creations | Art by Bret McCabe



All In: With a little style and flair, Mobtown Modern opens up the avant-garde | Music by Robbie Whelan

Wildbirds and Peacedrums: The Snake | Review by Michael Byrne

The Short List



Q&A: Davis Guggenheim: An interview with the director of It Might Get Loud | Film by Lee Gardner

The Lion in Wintour: R.J. Cutler offers a rarely glimpsed peek into the professional life of fashion's grandest dame | Film by Wendy Ward

It Might Get Loud | Review by Lee Gardner

The September Issue | Review by Wendy Ward

Fresh | Review by Bret McCabe

Chops | Review by Bret McCabe

Le Doulos | Review by Bret McCabe

9 | Review by Michael Gallucci



Gin Mill | Review by Mary K. Zajac

Charcoal Grill | Review by Lee Gardner


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