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If you think a cheap Japanese car dressed up as the General Lee sounds ridiculous, wait'll you see Jessica Simpson trying to fill those Daisy Dukes.

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Let's get a few things straight. I don't want the South to rise again. I've never been to a Civil War reenactment. I don't even know the words to "Dixie." But I did grow up in rural Colorado surrounde ...   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 BECKY OHLSEN

Unexpected High

High art meets punk rock in Raymond Pettibon's scribblings.

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Save your cocktail napkins. That's the lesson.Raymond Pettibon has followed that rule, and now his comic-strip/punk-inspired artwork has gone from posters and cassette-tape covers to the walls of some ...   More
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2005

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Tucked into a suburban strip mall between a Korean grocery and a Japanese video store, this atmospheric spot loves a lot more than just sushi. Billing itself as a Japanese-Korean restaurant, it complements great sashimi, nigiri and enormous rolls like the crunchy California ($4.35) and the Secret Su   More
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2005

Food Reviews & Stories
This deceptively small doorway opens onto a vast, brick-walled space made elegant with Persian lamps and a sleek copper-topped bar. Cheap-eats seekers should head straight to the back of the room for the Mediterranean lunch buffet ($6.95); it's loaded with plentiful vegan and vegetarian dishes, as w   More
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 BECKY OHLSEN

Vintage Peep

Dennis Nyback's "History of Lingerie" harks back to the days when smut was adorable.

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"As soon as they invented the camera, they were taking pictures of naked women," says film archivist Dennis Nyback. And who can blame them? Sexual orientation aside, when it comes to the big screen, m ...   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 BECKY OHLSEN

Home Alone, A Lot

Four kids. One Tokyo apartment. No parents in sight.

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Normally, a cast of four pipsqueaks would keep me miles away from any movie. I'm sort of allergic to the short-pants crowd. But Tokyo-born writer-director Koreeda Hirokazu brought us 1998's excellent ...   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 BECKY OHLSEN

Love 4 Sale

VD ain't cheap.

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Everyone complains that Valentine's Day is too commercial, just another crass Hallmark holiday invented to boost greeting-card sales. Looking around at all the pink plastic bouquets, chintzy heart-sha ...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 BECKY OHLSEN

The Kevin Bacon (OSCAR) Game

Sure, a serial killer won last year. But will Oscar smile on a pedophile?

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And the Oscar goes to...someone else, probably. There's been a lot of talk about the likelihood of Kevin Bacon walking off with a statue for his career-topping role in The Woodsman. He should get one. ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 BECKY OHLSEN


Pedro Almodóvar's Bad Education exists in the no-man's-land between masculine and feminine.

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He's come a long way, baby. Remember High Heels? Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!? Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown? Beloved Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar has built a reputation out of stud ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 BECKY OHLSEN


Vincent Gallo's film The Brown Bunny transcends controversy to become a moving tale of tragic romance.

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Five minutes of motorcycle racing and an extended close-up of Chloë Sevigny giving head--sounds like the makings of a perfect film. But there's a lot more than that to Vincent Gallo's epic and eg ...   More
Wednesday, October 6, 2004 BECKY OHLSEN
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