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Restaurant Guide 2005

Food Reviews & Stories
Karam translates to "generous," which describes a dining experience at this cozy downtown hideaway in every way. But its beautiful atmosphere�including tapestry-draped walls, map-inlaid tables and lyrical Mediterranean music�also makes it a getaway. Wonderfully attentive, friendly service patien   More
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 Karla Starr

Robert Greenwald

Into the limelight with the man who made Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.

Q & A
Despite a four-decade film career, a Peabody Award for the TV movie Sharing the Secret, and 25 Emmys, you might not know about director Robert Greenwald.Greenwald's documentaries—among them, 200 ...   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 Karla Starr

David Foster Wallace vs. Strunk And White

2005 was ripe with word-nerd controversy: Playwright Harold Pinter's Nobel acceptance speech roused nations, The New York Times published an obscenely solipsistic list of 100 Notable Books of the Year ...   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Karla Starr

Literary Threesome

Put down this newspaper and buy these dang books already.

Know everything?Try reading Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud, by Peter Watson (Harper Collins, 822 pages, $29.95). It's weighty, it's overwhelming, and it's awesome. Ideas ...   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 Karla Starr

The Artful Word

Two new releases and a local exhibition train a spotlight on book arts.

Anyone who's never judged a book by its cover has never seen a book. A book's cover, after all, is a mini-billboard touting its contents. It's impossible to deny that we make assumptions about the qua ...   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Karla Starr

Office Party

Designers Tony Secolo and Kelly Coller organize a retail revolution.

Featured Stories
Back in August, an office-supply store opened on Northeast Alberta Street. Big stinking deal, right? But Office—the brainchild of husband-and-wife designers Tony Secolo and Kelly Coller—is ...   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Karla Starr


Voltaire meets Orwell in an intense satire of capitalism.

X OUT OF WONDERLANDBy David Allan Cates (Steerforth Press, 141 pages, $17.95)If there's anything at all like a just or benevolent God who has any power whatsoever, how can suffering and injustice exis ...   More
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 Karla Starr

Through Prehensile Eyes: Seeing The Art Of Robt. Williams

An underground artist analyzes his own genre-smashing paintings.

Through Prehensile Eyes: Seeing The Art Of Robt. WilliamsBy Robert Williams (Last Gasp, 200 pages, $49.95)Amid an idyllic, snow-covered forest scene, Piltdown man tosses a woolly mammoth into the air. ...   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Karla Starr

Lost And Found

Seth Friedman and Davy Rothbart both started their literary careers through indie publishing. That's where the similarities end.

Featured Stories
For Davy Rothbart, the creator of Found, and Seth Friedman, former editor of Factsheet 5, the story starts the same way: Boy develops interest. Boy discovers self-publishing. Boy's self-published zine ...   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Karla Starr

Restaurant Guide 2005

Food Reviews & Stories
In every possible way, this longtime Old Town mainstay is the epitome of an authentic Greek dining experience. Downstairs, a boisterous, ouzo-soaked bar sits just across the stairway from an open and bright dining room. Overhead, a medley of upbeat Mediterranean favorites blasts from the speakers. W   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Karla Starr
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