Is Rabih Haddad a terrorist sympathizer? What about the Global Relief Foundation, the Muslim charity he founded? If federal investigators have any evidence of wrongdoing, they are refusing to disclose it.
A couple of great compilation records from Carl Craig and Tom Simonian ... New Year's Eve party cut short by Detroit police (but everyone gets a rain check) ... Plus, a list of other key events to enter into your Palm Pilot.
The pain may be all yours if you gamble your ticket price with the hope of winning more than a few moments of cinematic satisfaction out of nearly two-and-a-half subtitled hours of gothic horror redux. It's a buffet of misogyny, court-conspiracy theory, flat period-costume romance, racist colonial adventure and Hong Kong-styled kung fu fighting.
Robert Altman's latest offers the odd experience of watching the most loose-limbed of modern directors mingle his multidirectional observational style with the hidebound form of a traditional English murder mystery. The results are like an avant-garde Merchant-Ivory film or one of Agatha Christie's clever constructions gone all cubist.
Writer-director Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore) has created a hypertextual book-on-film rooted in the literature of the New Yorker magazine about a family of geniuses and prodigies and those who desperately want to belong with them. With truly human performances from Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Murray, et al.
This is one restaurant where you ought to take the hot pepper rating seriously; even the mild spice level will prickle your taste buds. The little storefront eatery is a busy, noisy, friendly place, also doing a brisk take-out business. Each of 14 traditional entrées is offered with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, tofu, vegetables, shrimp, squid or imitation crab — noodles, curries, fried rice and other dishes load up the menu. Reviewer Elissa Karg liked the fresh steamed mussel appetizer and curry noodles with squid; she'd return again and again for the tom kha soup (coconut milk broth laced with lime, with little straw mushrooms, scallions and fresh basil floating within).