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  • Issue Archive for
  • Oct 25-31, 2000
  • Vol. 21, No. 2

News & Views

  • Singled out
  • Singled out

    Being contracted to love someone else is as romantic as a sandbag. So outside of religious belief or buckling to social pressure, why would anyone want to get married?
  • The Krazy-est

    The Small Press Expo votes to decide the best of the year’s alternative comics.
  • A whole lotta comics
  • A whole lotta comics

    The Small Press Expo was a gathering of innovative talent – one-stop shopping for the mad medium’s finest.

Arts & Culture

  • Watermelon man
  • Watermelon man

    Spike Lee gets in your face with blackface in his newest film Bamboozled, which explores America’s legacy of minstrelsy and its present manifestations.
  • Hell on Halloween

    DJ Hell comes to Detroit on Halloween (with a bunch of fantastic friends) ... the Plus 8 world tour hits home with one of the year's best parties ... & the new crew of Bay Area electro-artists.

Food & Drink

Music

Blogs

  • The Yards
  • The Yards

    Trapped in slippery morality and cycles of crime, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix and Charlize Theron are a triptych of good intentions gone awry in James Gray’s strikingly old-fashioned, beautifully nuanced tale of corruption.
  • Goya in Bordeaux
  • Goya in Bordeaux

    Director Carlos Saura's Goya (Francisco Rabal) is alternately avuncular and cranky, deaf but still vital and prone to slipping into a dream world of bittersweet memories. Saura’s biopic is a lushly filmed wallow in the loves and tribulations of a long-suffering artist.
  • Two Family House
  • Two Family House

    Sometimes playing like a laughless episode of a revisionist "The Honeymooners," this House is a fixer-upper. Its plot is slow to build, with little motivation for the extreme actions of its main characters. But it focuses on cultural, racial and marital relationships in ’50s America in a fresh, surprising way.
  • Pay It Forward
  • Pay It Forward

    Director Mimi Leder actually makes this treacle go down easy. But this cloying, scattershot film could stand more verisimilitude, instead of falling back on the easy comfort of shallow platitudes — with Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and Haley Joel Osment.

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