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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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    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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    The Polish Inquisition - Is the Catholic Church engaging in its own kind of ethnic cleansing in Northeast Minneapolis?

    An eagle's eye view of Northeast Minneapolis would show an inordinate number of church spires: the onion-shaped parapets of St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church; the dark, ornate peaks rising from St. John's Byzantine Church; the solid, plain towers s...

    by Beth Hawkins on February 5, 1997
  • Big Deal Meal

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    Big Deal Meal

    It's four o'clock in the morning, Zimbabwe time, and Greazy Meal's Tom Scott is fresh off a plane from Africa. He's hanging out by the bar before a gig at the Cabooze, talking about a ritual he's just participated in known as the Meat of the Son-in-...

    by Britt Robson on February 5, 1997
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    Getting Well Off Welfare - Poverty pimps, like nature, abhor a vacuum.

    THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS' conference passed this week without any unbecoming public fuss about the details of welfare reform as it will be practiced by the various states. The president was made to promise some additional assistance for a small class o...

    by Steve Perry on February 5, 1997
  • Shell, Texaco, and the Bonds of Oily Wedlock

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    Shell, Texaco, and the Bonds of Oily Wedlock

    You'd think that a merger of two oil giants giving the new partners a 15 percent armlock on the domestic fuel market would arouse some public comment, if not outrage and obloquy. In the old days members of Congress--particularly those from the North...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on February 5, 1997
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    The Proposed Twins Park: Stadium or Ball Mall? - Take Me Out to the Strip Mall...

    HOW FITTING THAT the Minnesota Twins chose the Mall of America as the site for the public unveiling of blueprints for a proposed baseball stadium. In keeping with the Twins' desire for a "themed environment where the ballgame is the centerpiece of a...

    by City Pages Staff on February 5, 1997
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    Fish Tales

    UNDERWATER WORLD, the freestanding aquarium at the Mall of America, made an impressive debut last year: Some 6,500 people per day laid down $5-$9 to gawk at exotic ocean life. Since then attendance has fallen off by about 2,000 a day. And while aqua...

    by Mary Ellen Egan on February 5, 1997
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    Bank Jobs

    "SCANDAL FATIGUE." THAT'S the newest inside-the-Beltway buzz word, coined by politicians and their spinmeisters, taken up by their tom-tom beaters in the establishment media, and buttressed by polls purporting to show that Americans are tired of the...

    by Doug Ireland on January 29, 1997
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    PC or not PC: That is the Question at the MPD - Cops, hard-ons, and the First Amendment

    JERRY LARSON, THE vice-president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, is an angry man just now; he believes his union's monthly newspaper, Show-Up, has fallen victim to self-appointed censors in an MPD mailroom. The problem started last fall when a...

    by City Pages Staff on January 29, 1997
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    The Eyes of JonBenet Ramsey - America eats its young.

    THE PICTURES OF JonBenet Ramsey that have filled television screens and tabloid covers since her murder--hundreds of them, it seems, every one in some sense the same image--are as resonant as they are grotesque; and they are grotesque beyond words. ...

    by Steve Perry on January 29, 1997
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    The Puck Doesn't Stop Here - Hockey in St. Paul: the other major league boondoggle.

    We all knew St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman was slick, but in convincing local residents and a gullible media to take seriously the possibility that a pro hockey team will come to the St. Paul Civic Center, Hizzoner has outdone himself. For weeks now, C...

    by Britt Robson on January 29, 1997
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    "Suburban Seven" Defendant Skips Bail

    IN WHAT LOOKS to be yet another politically embarrassing snafu for the local U.S. Attorney's Office, Michael D. Jones--one of nine men, including seven suburban Twin Cities residents, who were snagged last fall in a multimillion-dollar drug bust--ha...

    by Josie Rawson on January 29, 1997
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    Talk of the Town

    "I READ SOMETHING not long ago about the character of Minnesotans," recalls Two Cities editor Kevin Fenton, "that said our greatest fault was our humility. I don't agree--I think we're arrogant about being second best. Our real fault is that we don'...

    by Will Hermes on January 29, 1997
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    The Lore of the Pines - Politics, myth, and money in Minnesota's dwindling north woods.

    The bonfire is gone, covered by two feet of new snow. There are no tracks except for the ones made by your snowshoes, intricate figure-eight patterns laid down with a rhythmic crunch. After a few hundred feet on the forest road you turn right, down ...

    by Monika Bauerlein on January 29, 1997
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    Innocent Abroad

    IF BILL CLINTON has sailed into his second term with a 62 percent approval rating, part of the reason may be the disturbing fact that a majority of Americans no longer get their news from a daily paper, but rather from TV--and from local TV news at ...

    by Doug Ireland on January 22, 1997
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