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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The Year in News

In Top Ten

The Year in Quotes

Top Ten: 1 “The First Amendment doesn’t say you have to be good.” — street-performance advocate Stephen Baird on a suggested City Council bill to require street performers to have licenses (Feb. 4)   [12/15/2004]

The Year in Sports

Top Ten: Suffice it to say that 2004 will not go down as a banner year in the annals of Baltimore sports. The biggest stories in town were stories of mitigated disappointment and mild excitement. The Oriol [12/15/2004] by Gabriel Wardell

The Year in Film

Top Ten: Cheer up: 2004 was a good year—at least for film. While the past 12 months didn’t produce a film as universally lauded as City of God, Lost in Translation, or the Lord of the Rings trilogy, a few (Ete [12/15/2004]

The Year in Television

Top Ten: The “moral values” referendum surprised and rebuked lefties in Hollywood and elsewhere. The post-Nipplegate FCC crackdown shell-shocked ABC affiliates into not airing the high-moral-values-but-f-bomb- [12/15/2004]

The Year in Music

Top Ten: Run down the list of recent heavyweights that released albums in 2004 which have moved units but lost that elusive hook that keeps these artists interesting, fun to write and talk about, and secure on [12/15/2004]

The Year in Local Music

Top Ten: Only one local music story really percolated around Baltimore newsrooms this year: Paula Campbell. The hometown honey with the R&B breakout debut Who’s Got Next? repped Baltimore on mainstream rad [12/15/2004] by Bret McCabe

The Year in Art

Top Ten: Sure, 2004 was the year of Baltimore’s very own public art controversy, in the guise of Jonathan Borofsky’s giant, glowing hermaphroditic “Male/Female,” but Mobtown’s myriad museums, commercial galler [12/15/2004]

The Year in Books

Top Ten: Yeah, publishers keep telling us that the book business these days really belongs to nonfiction, that people don’t read novels anymore, but this year was ridiculous. What with that “long, hard slog” i [12/15/2004]

The Year on Stage

Top Ten: The vamping post-op transsexual of our No. 1 selection notwithstanding, this year’s roster of Baltimore’s 10 best theater productions seems noteworthy mainly for its hard hewing to the classics. In ou [12/15/2004]

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