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  • Aug 9-15, 2000
  • Vol. 20, No. 43

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Arts & Culture

Food & Drink

  • Sweet arts
  • Sweet arts

    They're not cake decorators anymore. Sugar artists, if you don't mind. Their medium is cake and frosting, and it's gone way past roses piped on wedding cakes.

Music

Film & Screens

Blogs

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    During the halcyon days of cathode Christianity, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were a unique presence. But the story of this strange little woman with too much mascara offers no insight into what makes her tick, since Tammy, who speaks for herself, is clueles
  • Cool cultural crux
  • Cool cultural crux

    The lofty open space on two floors can accommodate intimate or large groups, cater to veggies and non-veggies, they also have a varied beer and wine list. In this minimalist art deco environment, friends gather to enjoy a pleasant "non-vibe" — one that is earmarking Detroit as a vibrant city and a great place to live.
  • East-West
  • East-West

    French director Régis Wargnier (Indochine) once again indulges his taste for set-upon heroines and historical upheavals, this time in Joseph Stalin's post-WW II Russia. Still, for all its narrative flabbiness, the film is well acted — with S
  • Singing in the shower
  • Singing in the shower

    The lucid essence of stripped-down, seductive, natural sound is captured in this a cappella compilation, where each contributor was chosen because of his or her characteristic voice.
  • Hollow Man
  • Hollow Man

    Director Paul Verhoeven illustrates the process of becoming invisible by virtuoso special effects sequences, but for all its technological innovations and philosophical underpinnings, in its heart of hearts, Hollow Man is a big-budget B-movie whose
  • Space Cowboys
  • Space Cowboys

    There are few surprises in this comfortably familiar entertainment directed by Clint Eastwood. With plenty of quips about senior citizens in space, it’s a decidedly different summer movie: a kinder, gentler Armageddon for the AARP crowd.

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