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  • Mar 14-20, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 22

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Arts & Culture

  • Blow Dry
  • The Scene
  • Blow Dry

    A superb cast and clear-headed director (Paddy Breathnach, I Went Down) elevate cheap jokes to a bittersweet comedy of reconciliation — a big hair movie which opts for the comfort of a good soft wave.
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  • 15 Minutes
  • The Scene
  • 15 Minutes

    The plot glut of this bleak satire-cum-thriller is overseen by a director (John Herzfeld, 2 Days in the Valley) who greets subtlety with a sledgehammer and tries to fashion a smart, contemporary tale from tired movie clichés, making it feel irrelevant and dated despite its flashy, bombastic style.
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  • Gimme Shelter
  • The Scene
  • Gimme Shelter

    The infamous, disastrous free concert at Altamont Speedway by the Rolling Stones supplies the unraveling climax of this 1970 documentary by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin. The film follows the Stones during the U.S. tour that coincided with the release of Let It Bleed.
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  • Ann Arbor Film Festival 2001
  • The Scene
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival 2001

    The internationally renowned Ann Arbor Film Festival offers viewers the chance to fall in love again with pure cinema, while providing a forum and encouragement to new filmmakers working in 16 mm. Its 39th incarnation offers more than enough reasons to check out a night of short films.
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Food & Drink

  • Eat trad! Eat modern!

    Best Deli (Macomb County): A tie between Kowalski Sausage Company and New York Deli

Music

  • Local Music
  • SoRo

    Best Neighborhood for Artists to Take Over Next: Ferndale
  • Local Music
  • Book 'em

    Best Novel About Detroit to Make Into a Film: The Purple Gang: A History of the Detroit Underworld, 1910-1945
  • Muy bueno
  • Local Music
  • Muy bueno

    Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Carry-Out (Oakland County): Zumba Mexican Grille
  • Bar for all
  • Local Music
  • Bar for all

    Best Bar for Lunch, After-Hours Place, Beer Selection and Top-Shelf Liquor Selection (Washtenaw County): Ashley's

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