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  • Dec 27, 2000 - Jan 2, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 11

News & Views

  • Bang, bang! You lose
  • Local News
  • Bang, bang! You lose

    Detroit Police shootings investigated, strikes settled, racetrack plans fell through (again) ... here's a look back at some of the year's top local and state news stories.
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Arts & Culture

  • Cast Away
  • The Scene
  • Cast Away

    The key to Cast Away, which is nearly a one-man show, is Tom Hanks alone on a tropical island, improvising survival tactics to keep himself alive even when hope for rescue runs out. It’s hard to imagine another American actor who could pull this off as gracefully.
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  • Culture
  • Farewell to shining stars

    Pause a moment to mark the passing of some of our favorite people -- whether they were worldwide celebrities or local artists, we are all the worse for their departure.
  • Chocolat
  • The Scene
  • Chocolat

    The main conceit of Lasse Hallström's film is that chocolate is not just the mood-altering sweet that we all know and crave, but also a liberator of the essential life force as well as a powerful aphrodisiac. Though well-filmed and desperate to please, it's flat and predictable — with Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina and Johnny Depp.
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  • A Hard Day's Night
  • The Scene
  • A Hard Day's Night

    If some of the Beatles’ 1964 feature debut (low-budget, seemingly off-the-cuff and filmed in cheeky black-and-white) now seems quaint, the music still has the ability to charm. Even though as a film it's only good, as a cultural artifact it remains essential viewing.
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Food & Drink

  • A stroke of potluck
  • A stroke of potluck

    A bountiful office-party buffet gets one MT staffer thinking about the origins of the word "potluck" ... and the unselfish holiday spirit that inspires us to get together in the first place.
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