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  • May 11-17, 2006
  • Vol. 28, No. 25

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  • Army of Shadows
  • Army of Shadows

    The great French director Jean-Pierre Melville (Le Samourai, Le Cercle Rouge) is said to have bristled at the suggestion that his 1969 adaptation of Joseph Kessel’s novel about a band of French Resistance fighters during World War II presented its characters in much the same light as the wily con...
  • Character Assassins

    I had a bizarre disagreement with someone last week about 24. We’re both fans, but while I believe the show is having its best year, she said she’s ready to sign off on it. Her reason? Character development. Or, more precisely, character assassination, in the form of killing off beloved...

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Restaurants

  • Ask Mr. Gold: Fiery Ramen

    Dear Mr. Gold: In your column a few weeks ago, you alluded to the ramen in a South Bay supermarket whose noodles are served hot enough to “char your lips into ash,” a charming thought, I’m sure. I’m not a ramen completist or anything — okay, you’ve got me: I...

Theater

  • Theater Reviews
  • Theater Reviews

    ALL STEPS NECESSARY Director Jim Ortlieb’s staging of Michael Halperin’s Third Reich one-act is visually authentic, thanks to Valerie Laven-Cooper’s detailed costume work, but the production displays a reckless indifference to the story’s intrinsic drama. It takes place in Hermann Göring’s Berlin home, days after the pogrom that became known...

Arts

  • Life's a Rollercoaster
  • Life's a Rollercoaster

    Riding rollercoasters at midnight with a crew of teenage skate kids was the last thing I expected to be doing tonight, but hey - sometimes you just gotta go with the flow. Here's how it happened - I had MySpaced Danny Minnick, the pro-skateboarder turned cinematographer, to ask if he...
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  • In Defense of Da Vinci Hair
  • In Defense of Da Vinci Hair

    Let me first say, I have always loved Tom Hanks. We both stuffed our bras, though for him, that was during a spell as Buffy on Bosom Buddies, and not before homeroom in 7th grade. I saw Big 24 times one summer. I even own Joe Versus the Volcano and...
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  • What's Cookin' With The Black Panthers
  • What's Cookin' With The Black Panthers

    Today, I spent two and a half hours on the phone to Bobby Seale, the 70-year-old co-founder of the beret-wearing, gun-toting, Little Red Book-waving Black Panthers, the small group of civil rights activists dubbed 'the biggest threat to American security' by J Edgar Hoover in the 1960's. I was interviewing...
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