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  • Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2002
  • Vol. 22, No. 42

News & Views

  • Bait and swish

    The ACLU and the Triangle Foundation settled a lawsuit against the City of Detroit over an "annoying persons" ordinance used to nab gay men in Rouge Park…

Arts & Culture



  • Wonderful wonderful café
  • Wonderful wonderful café

    Ann Arbor’s Café Felix is practically poetic. The tradition of a European café holds true to form. There is a prime wine assortment as well as coffee drinks and delicious food. Every finishing touch within the butter-colored walls is indeed, as the French say, "Au point."
  • The Country Bears

    A former writer for "Animaniacs" and "Pinky and the Brain," director Peter Hastings gives Country Bears that same wacky sensibility, both hokey and super-cool, only not in so much of a hurry. A slew of musical notables join the fun, from Queen Latifa to Elton John.
  • The art of the knife

    When you walk into Café Sushi you are greeted by a sleek sushi bar topped with black tile.The focus is for those who want to try Japanese food but are scared away by raw fish--no daring is required here. The food is delicious, the service above average, and there is something for every kind of diner, timid or adventurous.
  • Pumpkin

    With its story of a too-perfect, ultranaive sorority girl (Christina Ricci) who falls in love with a physically and mentally challenged young man (Hank Harris), Pumpkin bears a passing resemblance to late-period John Waters, but without that maestro's undercurrent of genuine hostility.
  • Overexposed

    Steven Soderbergh goes avant-apeshit in a smart new comedy.
  • Sex and Lucia (Lucía y el sexo)

    Directed by Julio Medem (Los Amantes del Círculo Polar and Tierra), this nightmare-fairytale presents a miraculous and disturbing allegory, beautifully and intricately constructed, with the ability to transcend time, place and language by giving itself the ability to begin again at any moment.
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember

    Overstuffing the Austin Powers bag with more cameos and more Dr. Evil, that talented Mike Myers chap plays even more outrageous characters. And even though it’s lost its romantic mojo, Austin’s bag is still full of laughs, baby — with Michael Caine.

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