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The festering darkness at the heart of Kenny Rogers' mystique

Music Stories
As far as I know, only one song has ever been written about a girl named Becky: "Coward of the County," recorded by Kenny Rogers in 1981. Becky gets gang-raped by the Gatlin boys. It was the only song ...   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2003 BECKY OHLSEN

Sharp Shooter

Movie Reviews & Stories
Michael Moore's a funny guy, but damn, can he be depressing. The corporate watchdog and guerrilla filmmaker has turned activism into a comedic art form, attacking General Motors boss Roger Smith i ...   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 BECKY OHLSEN


Director Christopher Nolan's Insomnia lacks the originality of his earlier film, Memento.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Memento director Christopher Nolan might be wishing he could give audiences a touch of amnesia when they go see Insomnia. If you forgot who directed it, you'd probably find it a pretty good remake ...   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2002 BECKY OHLSEN

Home Grown

The 28th Annual Northwest Film and Video Festival features a crop of regionally produced movies.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Think of the Northwest Film and Video Festival as a weeklong movie buffet. You've got your bite-size appetizers, your salads, your big meaty entrees. It's all there, in a gazillion flavors--from a ...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 BECKY OHLSEN

Dish Review

Food Reviews & Stories
Consistency may indeed be the hobgoblin of small minds, but it’s a nice quality in a restaurant. The tricky thing, though, is that it takes practice to achieve. The sleek new City State Diner has potential, and much of what it does is terrific, but it doesn’t do terrific consistently, at   More
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 BECKY OHLSEN
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