Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Atomic Fireballs

Posted By on Wed, Apr 28, 1999 at 12:00 AM

If ever a name suited a band, this is it: These cats are hot. Their music recaptures the jubilant mood and the irresistable rhythms of pre-Elvis swing and jump (think of Satchmo, Gene Krupa, Cab Calloway), with a generous mix of ska, reggae, and who knows what all. Frontman John...

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Howling Diablos

Posted By on Wed, Apr 28, 1999 at 12:00 AM

An ever-evolving Detroit groove-rock institution, the Diablos flirt with bar rock, funk, rhythm and blues and hip hop to find their very own musical planet for us all to explore....

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Wednesday, April 21, 1999

Metroland

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Two new British films, Metroland and Hideous Kinky, are based on novels – by Julian Barnes and Esther Freud respectively – which examine familiar topics in English literature through a more contemporary lens. Familial obligation vs. personal fulfillment, the rigid conformity of British life vs. the alluring emotional thaw...

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Mighty Peking Man

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 12:00 AM

A brief history of the Midnight Movie is probably much more interesting than a plot summary of Mighty Peking Man. In fact, those who – for some strange reason – sat patiently through Mighty Joe Young, already know the plot: Blond, drop-dead gorgeous young woman controls – affectionately –...

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Artist Review of Audrey Becker

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 12:00 AM

I had the opportunity to see her - and she had a cold and her voice was an octave lower and it was a miserable night weather-wise and she still absolutely blew me away......

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Goodbye Lover

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Initially, it seems as if screenwriter Ron Peer and director Roland Joffé have concocted Goodbye Lover as a tongue-in-cheek film noir set in a world where image is everything. The femme fatale, Sandra Dunmore (Patricia Arquette), memorizes self-improvement tapes and sells high-end real estate while her brother-in-law and enthusiastic...

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Hideous Kinky

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Two new British films, Metroland and Hideous Kinky, are based on novels – by Julian Barnes and Esther Freud respectively – which examine familiar topics in English literature through a more contemporary lens. Familial obligation vs. personal fulfillment, the rigid conformity of British life vs. the alluring emotional thaw...

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Motivating the movement

A new handbook for energizing the rank and file.

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 12:00 AM

If you want a sense of the challenges organized labor faces today, look at the glossy magazine ad with the handsome young man in the striped dress shirt and red tie. Hands in his pockets, a smile on his face, basking in Madison’s Avenue’s best imitation of Rembrandt lighting, he’s...

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Life

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 12:00 AM

While wrapping up production on The Nutty Professor, Eddie Murphy had a thought: What if two guys who barely know each other go to prison for life and – 60 years later – manage to escape? "A big prison escape film – but with comedy," says Murphy, proud of...

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Wednesday, April 14, 1999

The Dreamlife of Angels

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Isa and Marie are no angels – they’re just two working-class young women who meet at their job as sewing machine operators in a sort of genteel sweatshop in the French city of Lille. Isa (Elodie Bouchez) seems to be the one to worry about – a gawky waif...

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