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  • Aug 8-14, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 43

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  • Road trip

    Take a little trip and discover out-of-state music happenings like Ladyfest Midwest in Chicago ... Bloomingtonfest .... and magic from Le Grand Magistery (in more ways than one) ... plus, Esham and D12 get physical ... & lots more.
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Arts & Culture

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  • Lost and Delirious

    Canadian director Léa Pool (Mouvements du désir) captures the intensity of a friendship between teenage girls and then turns up the heat, because the adolescent pair at the heart of her first English-language film also happen to be lovers.
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  • Original Sin

    How much can a person be fooled by what they want to see? That’s the central question of director Michael Cristofer’s adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s Waltz into Darkness, an exotic curiosity about love inexplicably conquering all — though it does capture the heat generated by the charismatic duo of Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie.
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  • The King Is Alive

    A tourist bus loses its way in the Namibian desert and runs out of gas at an abandoned mining station in the middle of nowhere. In this classic melodramatic setup, with ostensibly civilized characters thrown into an extreme situation, it's only a matter of time before the grasping secret selves emerge and take over — with Jennifer Jason Leigh.
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  • The Others

    With a nod to a host of psychological ghost stories (particularly Henry James’ Turn of the Screw), Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar fashions a suitably sinister environment for his first English-language film, but his twist ending is painfully apparent early on — with Nicole Kidman.
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Food & Drink

  • The art of dining
  • Table and Bar
  • The art of dining

    The food at Joseph's is simply wonderful. Joseph Petrinac, the chef-proprietor, calls his cuisine "modern fusion." He trained in France for five years but likes to blend Asian ingredients and fresh pastas into the French foundation. It works. And you'll spend only about $50 US for salad, soup, appetizer, entrée, coffee and dessert. Highlights include roasted vegetable soup with basil oil, wild mushroom ravioli, Szechuan pot-stickers, tender beef filet and a to-die-for warm chocolate torte (but there are really too many highlights to mention).
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