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  • Agreeing to Agree


    Agreeing to Agree

    BIPARTISANSHIP--WHICH brought the Cold War, the domestic witch-hunts of the 1940s and '50s, the Vietnam War, and permanently bloated defense budgets--is once again in vogue. Currently deployed by Bubba and Newt in an attempt to stifle investigations...

    by Doug Ireland on February 12, 1997
  • Personality Crisis - Recovered memory Doc's license is suspended -- five years later.


    Personality Crisis - Recovered memory Doc's license is suspended -- five years later.

    IT'S CURTAINS FOR Dr. Diane Bay Humenansky, the St. Paul psychiatrist who helped her patients discover hundreds of separate personalities and "remember" their grandmothers stirring cauldrons of dead babies ("The Mirror Cracked," 8/20/95). Five years...

    by City Pages Staff on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    On the Trail of Amelia

    THIS YEAR MARKS the 60th anniversary of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in the midst of her much-publicized attempt to fly around the world. Later this month, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) will once again head t...

    by Mary Ellen Egan on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Out With the New, In With the Old - In Minneapolis and elsewhere, proponents of the New Urbanist planning movement are promising a new tomorrow -- one that looks a lot like yesterday.

    When it comes to deciding how our cities will look and work, everything old is suddenly new again--or more precisely, everything old is being re-fashioned into some variant on the "New Urbanism." In case you haven't heard, New Urbanism is the bigges...

    by Julie Caniglia on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Caught in the Act by Dona Ann McAdams - MUSIC

    Aperture Photo-documentarists are true chance artists. Capturing history with the split-second timing of a shutter is an act of faith, not only in one's intuition, but in the subject matter itself. Knowing when to point and shoot is one thing, but b...

    by Caroline Palmer on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Motel 1600 Revisited - The view from Lincoln's bedroom.

    I COMMEND TO your attention two polls that appeared this past Sunday. The Los Angeles Times reported that Bill Clinton is enjoying the highest approval ratings of his presidency; meanwhile the Harris organization released its annual survey of confide...

    by Steve Perry on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Finding Makeba by Alexs D. Pate - PRINTED MATTER

    Putnam Minneapolis writer Alexs Pate doesn't put on airs. His second novel, Finding Makeba, isn't precious or wordy, nor is it ostentatiously terse. Pate invests his energy in capturing the emotional nuances of a topically overheated premise--a blac...

    by Britt Robson on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Bennies From Heaven

    ONE EVENING WHEN I was 15, I fell from a chin-up bar in our basement and landed on my head. In an hour or two I had a fist-sized swelling, and my parents packed me into the station wagon and set off for emergency. I lay stretched out in the back, od...

    by Terri Sutton on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    All in the Family

    IT'S LIKE ONE of those holiday family fights: Everyone's offended, nobody will say exactly what happened, and the real issue is something else entirely. The way Minneapolis officials tell the story, it's all about the way two state legislators recen...

    by City Pages Staff on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    A Great Noise by Marisa Monte - MUSIC

    Metro Blue Already a major star in her native Brazil, Marisa Monte again seems primed for a stateside commercial breakthrough on A Great Noise, despite singing nearly all the tunes in Portuguese. Monte's fourth CD consolidates the strengths of her p...

    by Britt Robson on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Latyrx by Lateef and Lyrics Born - MUSIC

    SoleSides Just as underground rock didn't really exist for the first decade of the rock era--until rock became sophisticated and codified enough to need an underground--it's taken a decade after rap's emergence as a commercial force for a hip-hop un...

    by Roni Sarig on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Baby Bird Ugly Beautiful - MUSIC

    Echo import Obscurity does breed some wonderful surprises. Take Baby Bird: Over the past seven years, Stephen Jones, a former cinema usher (among other less-than-glamorous vocations), wrote and recorded 400 or so songs on 4-track tape recorder in hi...

    by Matt Keppel on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Radio On: A Listener's Diary by Sarah Vowell - PRINTED MATTER

    St. Martin's Press Listening to the Unholy Trinity of Limbaugh, Liddy, and imminent bio-pic hero Howard Stern, it's clear that strange currents are coursing through America's airwaves. Into this prickly breach of modern broadcasting steps critic (an...

    by Marc Weingarten on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    The King of Persia by Walt Holcombe - PRINTED MATTER

    Accordion Press Imagine how happy that little old guy from the Monopoly game would be if he were to shed a few pounds, be crowned king, and have a harem of beautiful women at his disposal. Well, that's the basic set-up in The King of Persia, whose ...

    by Heidi Olmack on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    The Late Shift HBO Home Video - MOVING PICTURES

    Leno and Letterman may grace the box cover of The Late Shift, but it's Leno's manager Helen Kushnick and former CAA agent Michael Ovitz who are the true stars of the show. Kathy Bates plays Kushnick as a relentlessly cruel yet incredibly effective m...

    by Dennis Cass on February 12, 1997
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    Lumire and Company Fox Lorber Home Video - MOVING PICTURES

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lumire Brothers' invention of motion picture photography in 1995, Philippe Poulet, who restores the original Lumire cameras at the Lyon Cinema Museum in France, asked 40 big-time international directors ...

    by A.S. Hamrah on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Loaded Miramax Home Video - MOVING PICTURES

    A house in which a suicide occurred. A room that must not be entered. A guilty memory, in flashback, of a childhood death. A scrapbook of serial killers. If you think you're watching a horror movie, then you've fallen right into the trap that Loaded...

    by Steve Schroer on February 12, 1997
  • Article

    Rach and Roll

    GREAT CLASSICAL MUSIC films always have a daunting piece of music woven through the score--often in a role that accomplishes more than just ambience. Remember Mozart's "Requiem Mass" haunting Tom Hulce's Wolfy in Amadeus, or Gary Oldman's Beethoven ...

    by Mark Aamot on February 5, 1997
  • Article

    Killing Time

    Tape's Rolling KTCA-TV, Thursdays at 7:30P 12:00 a.m. From the chair where I am sitting, I can see a stack of eight videotapes adjacent to my VCR. Seven of the tapes are VHS-formatted T-30's manufactured by the 3M corporation; one is a T-60 of the ...

    by Michael Tortorello on February 5, 1997
  • For Services Rendered


    For Services Rendered

    MOST OF THE headlines and TV coverage of Bill Clinton's press conference last week highlighted the president's proclamations of a newly minted commitment to campaign finance reform. The hypocrisy of these preachings was underscored by an editorial i...

    by Doug Ireland on February 5, 1997
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