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  • Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 46

News & Views

  • Swan song of summer
  • Columns
  • Swan song of summer

    Fanclub Foundation's Latin jazz party is muy sensacional... Keith Famie goes on safari for the Food Network ... The city's waterfront casino debacle ... Motor's top-secret, new downtown location ... & much, much more.
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Arts & Culture

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  • Bubble Boy

    A combination of Frankenstein and a lesser John Waters has dug up The Wizard of Oz to reanimate it as a satirically fractured American fairy tale about a so-called "Bubble Boy" (a child born without a functioning immune system), sending him on a mad race for the graillike Oz of connubial true love.
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  • The Scene
  • John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars

    In 2176, long after Mars has been successfully colonized, a simple reconnaissance mission exposes a terror with global ramifications. Grueling and relentless, this brazen, in-your-face movie is done in Carpenter’s trademark no-frills style. What makes it so disturbing is the intimate nature of its barbarity — with Pam Grier and Ice Cube.
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  • The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

    In Woody Allen’s comic, Technicolor love letter to the silver screen of the ’40s, there’s ironic comedy in portraying Allen’s weasely investigator as a romantic leading man. But the sweetness of his blend of vintage Hollywood has an aftertaste like the reverberations of a Gershwin tune.
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  • Down from the Mountain

    Even those less than thrilled by the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou? had a kind word for the sound track, a good sampling of musical Americana; emotionally direct, plain-spoken, deeply soulful. This is a film record of the concert given by many of the Brothers’ performers in Nashville on May 24, 2000.
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Food & Drink

  • Familiar friends
  • Table and Bar
  • Familiar friends

    Every neighborhood should have a Jennifer’s Café: good food and reasonable prices on anything from a salad or a sandwich to an elaborate dinner. Twenty varieties of sandwiches are offered, most wrapped in a thin pita. Chicken, veal and fish predominate on the menu (although the beef tenderloin tips are outstanding), and dinner comes with soup or salad. There are also several Middle Eastern selections and a reasonably priced dessert menu.
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