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  • Jan 10-16, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 13

News & Views

  • Columns
  • Free the waves

    Listeners protest lack of hip hop on local radio stations ... Lansing bands worth traveling for ... Too many great shows to choose from ... Pontiac-based hip-hop crew finds national success ... & more.
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  • Columns
  • Powerful love

    Music and guitars are Keith A. Owen's lifeblood; that's why it was such a big deal when two extremely special people died recently. Both Famous Coachman and Willie D. Wilson left marks on this city that will never be erased.
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Arts & Culture

  • Air war in old China
  • Movies
  • Air war in old China

    It's a stunning expression of both ancient and progressive ideas – director Ang Lee brings it back alive in his romantic martial arts adventure, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
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  • Thirteen Days
  • The Scene
  • Thirteen Days

    What makes this cautionary tale so exciting is the way in which director Roger Donaldson transforms the real-life chess game of the Cuban missile crisis into an epic political thriller — with Bruce Greenwood as JFK and Kevin Costner as his chief aide.
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  • Yi Yi
  • The Scene
  • Yi Yi

    Taiwan-based director Edward Yang's first unequivocal international success is a three-hour-long contemporary family drama with an intricate, slowly simmering soap-opera plot. While the focus is realistic, its manipulations of the viewer’s emotions are done with intelligence and restraint.
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  • Diary of a Chambermaid
  • The Scene
  • Diary of a Chambermaid

    Newly reissued in Cinemascope and crisp black-and-white, this is one of the strangest of director Luis Buñuel’s mature works (1964). What begins as a kinky comedy of bad manners slips into a very grim place before arriving at a savage, hallucinatory ending — with Jeanne Moreau and Michel Piccoli.
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Food & Drink

  • Pastry redeemer
  • Pastry redeemer

    If we plan to stuff the cold, dark days leading up to Lent with maximum munching, then Polish baked goods are the only true way. And as a destination for this quest, where else but the bakeries of Hamtramck?
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