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  • Aug 23-29, 2000
  • Vol. 20, No. 45

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Arts & Culture

  • The Jaundiced Eye
  • The Jaundiced Eye

    In Nonny de la Peña's documentary, Stephen Matthews (of Monroe, Michigan) and his father are accused of sexually molesting Stephen's son — an all too familiar and distressing story — on the basis of no evidence but much hatred and fear and the test
  • Deus Ex phile

    A thinker’s video game finally hits the market, and Web sites fight to get an editor’s attention. Also, find out how many grubby hands have touched your dollar…
  • Not One Less
  • Not One Less

    With its barren setting in a remote village in the Chinese countryside, stiff performances from the adults and cutesy ones from the kids, the first part of Zhang Yimou's film seems interminable — an awkward slice of Chinese neo-realism from the director o
  • The Tao of Steve
  • The Tao of Steve

    Dex is a shlub, a most unlikely lothario, but he has a secret weapon (the "tao of Steve," so named for kings of cool like Steve McQueen) which can turn him into the seducer of the entire female population of New Mexico — a clever idea that never
  • The Cell
  • The Cell

    Indian-born director Tarsem Singh’s grisly and shocking images tap directly into our collective dreamscape. It’s cinema as a kind of vicarious acid trip, where we can commune with the unconscious from a safe distance — with Vincent D’Onofrio, Jennifer Lop

Food & Drink

  • Dreamy coconut ice cream
  • Dreamy coconut ice cream

    Bangkok Sala Cafe is quite an attractive place, and does a good job with its entrées--gingery pad king is a great choice. However, it does less well on the side dishes, except for desserts like the creamy, dreamy housemade coconut ice cream.

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