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  • Nov 8-14, 2000
  • Vol. 21, No. 4

News & Views

  • Clean sweep
  • Local News
  • Clean sweep

    The Justice for Janitors drive wins a contract for suburban service employees – and may help workers in the rest of the country.
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Arts & Culture

  • Sound and Fury
  • The Scene
  • Sound and Fury

    A documentary about the continuing controversy over cochlear implants, a device which can allow deaf people to hear. Some see the implants as a threat to "deaf culture," that community bound together by sign language and a common perspective.
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  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Scene
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance

    The search for the meaning of life in golf dragdirector Robert Redford’s film could be subtitled Zen Golf & the Art of Soul Maintenance: "You gotta let da ball go in da hole," Will Smith’s titular spiritual mechanic and caddy enlightens his reluctant disciple, Matt Damon — with Charlize Theron.
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  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
  • The Scene
  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy

    Writer-director Greg Berlanti has made what amounts to a simplistic gay primer for the straight fans of "Will & Grace," where attractive men inhabit an insular, ritualized world and every detail of their lives is carefully explained for the homosexually impaired.
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  • Young Dr. Freud
  • The Scene
  • Young Dr. Freud

    This black-and-white film, directed for Austrian TV in 1976 by Axel Corti, avoids the expected pitfalls of a period piece biopic. Young Freud’s story of intellectual blossoming is presented with a sense of urgency and importance.
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Food & Drink

  • Spare, with flair
  • Table and Bar
  • Spare, with flair

    Shiro attempts to balance the opposing cuisines of Japan and France — Japan with its stark simplicity, France with its rich excess. This is an ambitious restaurant, still striving for inner harmony.
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