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Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Slumber Party

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Slumber Party sets free the wee truths customarily locked away in the cobwebbed corners of the mind. Statements such as "Sooner or later / If I didn't have somebody now I might love you" usually only come out accidently or in a sleepy, post-dream haze. That's the feeling you...

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Spin cycle

A new book traces the history of the disc jockey.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Headphones clapped to one ear, head nodding, free hand in motion – the club DJ is now as familiar a cultural figure as the lead guitarist or the game-show host. But while everyone knows what a DJ does, even dedicated clubbers probably don't know the full story of how...

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Spike and Mike's Classic Festival of Animation 2000

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

This year the cleverness quotient, not to mention the flat-out funny ratio, seems a little higher than usual. Especially recommended to those who don't think they can be moved by a farm animal wearing a babushka. You'll be surprised.

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Dressing for sexcess

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

You like to wear panties and a bra under your Brooks Brother's suit? Are you planning to do a Carmen Miranda number at your sister's wedding reception? So what! Like so many other things in the world, drag has been rendered a banality that even Disney can love — and...

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Dressing for sexcess

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

You like to wear panties and a bra under your Brooks Brother’s suit? Are you planning to do a Carmen Miranda number at your sister’s wedding reception? So what! Like so many other things in the world, drag has been rendered a banality that even Disney can love —...

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Under the skin of fashion

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Both of these skin-loving, upstart fashion magazines are aimed squarely at the young, modern, Wallpaper demographic. That’s where the similarities end. There is no visible joy to be found in Flaunt; only smooth, glistening, forbidding surfaces unable to satisfy any inner want. It’s in Trace that preoccupations with appearance...

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Road to reality

In the poetic tradition of the true-grit masters.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

David Riker’s neorealist feature debut shows why films such as Vittorio de Sica’s The Bicycle Thief (1948) continue to resonate in both hearts and minds. In four haunting stories of Latino immigrants in New York City, he transforms the familiar int

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Titanic Town

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

What this film captures so well — missing in many films about the "troubles" in Northern Ireland — is the absurdity of trying to conduct a seminormal life during an occupation. Director Roger Michell (Persuasion, Notting Hill) has

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Godzilla 2000

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Any Japanese Godzilla movie is more or less part disaster flick and part WWF Monster Smackdown. This millennium’s version follows suit, borrowing some action and screwballish romance moments to add a pinch of American spice. The man in the rubber s

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The Art of War

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM

In many ways, War is like a cheap theme park ride through "The Greatest Hits of the ’90s Action Movie." Wesley Snipes makes a habit of gravity-defying leaps across city rooftops. He crashes through skylights, miraculously unscathed. It al

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