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  • May 2-8, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 29

News & Views

  • Columns
  • Blues news

    Lots of local show news: The Detroit Blues Society's benefit ... Troy Gregory goes solo ... the Paybacks, Paradime and more. Plus, Jack White's Detroit compilation is finally released (and a White Stripes release is coming, too).
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  • Columns
  • Oh, for PETA's sake

    A shivering almost-nude on a Royal Oak street corner ... Girlee gang groups at the Maniscalco Gallery ... Motor City funk night inspires butt-biting and joystick-twiddling ... & more.
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Arts & Culture

  • The Scene
  • Chopper

    There may be a message about the media glorification of unworthy types in Australian director Andrew Dominik’s extremely violent film (the final shot seems to signify that crime doesn't really pay), but basically it’s just fun in a vulgar, cheap-thrills kind of way — no more but no less.
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  • The Scene
  • 39th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour

    Memories and the relationship among image, sound and text emerge as the motif of the 39th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour'sbest, and, along with two notable animated shorts (Maria Vasilkovsky’s Fur & Feathers and Suzie Templeton’s Stanley) offer a feast for the eyes and ears.
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  • The Scene
  • Eureka

    Shot in Cinemascope and black-and-white tinged with an elusive, not-quite-sepia color, Shinji Aoyama’s film is certainly one of the most original-looking in a while. And if you’re patient (at three hours, 40 minutes, it does take patience), you'll be rewarded with a final visual epiphany of singular beauty.
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  • The Scene
  • One Night at McCool’s

    Jewel (Liv Tyler) is different things to different men, but always the kind of woman who engenders obsession. Though the characters in this sprightly film lack the depth they so desperately need (particularly the men: Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, John Goodman and Paul Reiser), Tyler holds her own with a newfound voluptuousness.
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Food & Drink

  • Heavenly zuppa
  • Table and Bar
  • Heavenly zuppa

    The food at Little Italy is splendid – standouts include calamari fritti and the eggplant appetizer, delicious sauces, heavenly zuppe de pesce and an exquisite raspberry sorbet and chocolate dessert called "Amore." These thoughtfully prepared dishes are expertly served in a narrow, old, frame house (soon to be expanded). The small rooms give the restaurant a romantic feel, so Amore would be a perfect ending to a dinner for two.
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