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Sports Section

In our youth, February seemed the longest month of the year. The month just dragged, especially toward the end, for February was the time when baseball seemed tantalizingly close yet very distant. The month began with the knowledge that within two or three weeks the first reports would begin filtering back from spring training. Yet […]

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Rock and Roll Ghost

Marianne Faithfull Park West, February 5 By Monica Kendrick In her hilarious 1994 autobiography, Faithfull, Marianne Faithfull tells the story of the time she OD’d on sleeping pills, shortly after Brian Jones died. She writes that she “spoke” to Jones before lapsing into a six-day coma, then hints wryly that it would have been better […]

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Both Sides Now

The Ceremony Rating **** Masterpiece Directed by Claude Chabrol Written by Chabrol and Caroline Eliacheff With Sandrine Bonnaire, Isabelle Huppert, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Virginie Ledoyen, and Valentin Merlet. By Jonathan Rosenbaum It’s odd that Claude Chabrol is the most neglected filmmaker of the French New Wave today, at least in this country, because he […]

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Spot Check

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS 2/14, TOWER RECORDS ON CLARK I was as surprised to learn that guitarist-vocalist Todd Park Mohr’s nickname is an homage to bluesman Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson as I was to hear his Colorado-based trio’s bang-up version of “Boom Boom” (with guest vocals by the song’s author, John Lee Hooker) on […]