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    2 or 3 Things I Know About Her video

    New Yorker Video JLG/JLG Cinema Parallel Most Americans would just as soon forget Godard exists, except as a name dropped by lame "indie" filmmakers groping for a credibility no one cares about anymore anyway; nevertheless, these are two of the mos...

    by A.S. Hamrah on January 1, 1997
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    Faust video

    ICA Projects When I was about 10 I saw Time Bandits for the first time--and I had never been so confused in my short life. As I watched writer/director/animation legend Jan Svankmajer's Faust, I was transported back to that time when confusion reign...

    by Andrew Peterson on January 1, 1997
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    Fountains of Wayne by Fountains of Wayne

    Tag/Scratchie Adam Schlesinger is an industrious guy, what with running a record label with Smashing Pumpkins James Iha and D'Arcy, playing bass in the buzz-band Ivy, writing the title song for the movie That Thing You Do. He obviously doesn't have ...

    by Laura Sinagra on January 1, 1997
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    LOCAL PSYCHICS FORETELL A 1997 UNLIKE ANY WE'VE EVER KNOWN - FIRES! EARTHQUAKES! IMPROVED RATINGS FOR CHANNEL 5!

    THE OLD MAN AND THE C-NOTES The psychics we polled believe that Twins owner Carl Pohlad will get his stadium--and then sell the team to Kirby Puckett! Astrologer Virginia Miller, who made her predictions based on the birthdate of the Twins's franch...

    by City Pages Staff on January 1, 1997
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    Artists Of The Year

    cover VIC CHESTNUTT by Camden Joy If you could see what I see when I see Vic Chestnutt, what would you see? You'd see a major-label act in a wheelchair, clawing at his instrument, and realize this is one star you can't envy. He is literally tr...

    by City Pages Staff on December 25, 1996
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    10 Movies to Know America By

    838_3am One difficulty in thinking about America is that, from the beginning, there's never been anything to measure it by, no precedents, no frame of reference. That is our strength, but it's also how we've managed to hide from ourselves. Rus...

    by Michael Ventura on December 25, 1996
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    The rumor that won't go away. - Wellstone for President?

    A MOUNTING BUZZ around Washington and Minnesota alike has Paul Wellstone examining seriously the prospect of running for president in 2000. The possibility reportedly informed his otherwise curious decision to join Jesse Helms's Senate Foreign Relat...

    by Steve Perry on December 25, 1996
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    HEAVEN ON CREDIT

    page3 When you pop fresh batteries into the Christmas cam and train the flashing scope on Junior as he unwraps his FastAction Supergross Latex Vomit(TM), will your credit card balance be niggling at the back of your mind? If you racked up de...

    by Joseph Hart on December 25, 1996
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    GLASS CEILINGS, "LOCKER ROOM CONDUCT," AND WCCO.

    newsbreifs Girls Will be Women IT WAS NOT an auspicious week for local media management. Capping an eight-month investigation, two women who work at WCCO-TV filed a class-action discrimination suit, claiming they and other female employees ...

    by City Pages Staff on December 25, 1996
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    The Real Me

    "To apply to be on The Real World, you need to show us that you are an open, honest and sincere person who's dealing with issues of concern to The Real World audience." --Jonathan Murray and Mary Ellis-Bunim, co-creators and producers of MTV's The ...

    by Michael Tortorello on December 18, 1996
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    THEATER OF THE ABSURD

    I HAVE A vague memory from childhood of an old horror movie called Theater of Blood, in which all the theater critics in town get iced, one by one. (If memory serves, one corpulent bastard is force-fed his own poodle.) This may not be a vision of th...

    by Kate Sullivan on December 18, 1996
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    The Business of Government

    HAVING GLIDED THROUGH his entire re-election campaign without holding a single press conference--which hardly produced a squeak of protest from the tame Washington press corps--Bill Clinton last week held the first of what are promised to be regular...

    by Doug Ireland on December 18, 1996
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    LABOR OF LOVE - One of the longest running picket lines in the history of the local labor movement

    greets motorists and passersby on 45th Street and Chicago Avenue at Ray Welter Heating and Air Conditioning. It has been about four-and-a-half years since Ray's son, Nick, reneged on his contracted workers, and during the entire four years, the Shee...

    by City Pages Staff on December 18, 1996
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    Soy Genes

    EVER SINCE THE controversy over synthetic Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) three years ago, the companies working to introduce genetically engineered organisms into the world's food system have been keeping something of a low profile, hoping to bring new...

    by Monika Bauerlein on December 18, 1996
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    Homes for the Holidays

    MONDAY WAS MOVE-IN day at the Archdale, a first-of-its-kind apartment building in downtown Minneapolis devoted entirely to homeless kids--some now scattered at city shelters as winter comes on, some out on the street. All morning, folks unloaded don...

    by Josie Rawson on December 18, 1996
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    Friendly Fire - Gulf War Syndrome and How It All Began

    There would be no stone left unturned, President Clinton assured Americans on Veterans Day six days after his re-election, in efforts to get to the bottom of the array of illnesses colloquially known as Gulf War syndrome. With his next breath Clinto...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on December 18, 1996
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    Dicks in Our Stockings - Robin Hood '96: hiring the poor to steal for the rich.

    IN THE SPIRIT of the season, I feel it my duty to plead for clemency on behalf of the Dicks of Roseville. The Dicks--dentist Gerald Dick, his wife Judy, and two adult children, James Dick and Stacy Zehren--stand accused of hiring of a personal shopl...

    by Steve Perry on December 18, 1996
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    IN THE SHADOW OF THE INFORMATION AGE - Days and nights at the most maligned workplace in the country--the U.S. Postal Service.

    On Sunday at the Mall of America, over 100 Twin Cities union members led by postal workers handed out a thousand shopping bags and leaflets critical of post office privatization and of Postmark America, a mall boutique opened in October by the U.S. ...

    by Roger Swardson on December 18, 1996
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    Selling Blue Sky - COWLES MEDIA DENIES ITS LOBBYISTS ARE PRESSING CITY HALL FOR A NEW BALLPARK.

    A PERSISTENT RUMOR circulating in local media has the company that owns the Star Tribune lobbying City Council members about the Minnesota Twins's proposed new stadium. The stakes run high for Cowles, whose 13-year-old headquarters sits on one of th...

    by City Pages Staff on December 18, 1996
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    Hot Shots

    WHY IS IT that I, a straight woman, find the performance of gay male desire so beguiling, so portentous, so invasively carnal? Why is it that most screen enactments of hetero desire, to quote the estimably blunt Polly Harvey, leave me dry? Am I alon...

    by Terri Sutton on December 11, 1996
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