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Sports Section

Steve McMichael used to talk with dread about having to play the Lions “on that damn carpet up there” at the Pontiac Silverdome outside Detroit. He knew that Barry Sanders ran that rug like a windup mouse–turning, twisting, spinning, and forever finding one way or another to race toward the goal line. That was several […]

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Custom Publishing

Thompso2.qxd Dear Ms. True: Ever since I discovered the Reader after moving here a couple years ago, I have used your Showtimes page every week. I see at least one, and often more, movie(s) a week, so I carry it with me all the time. The movie guide that comes with the Tribune is very […]

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BEIRUT, Smilin O’ Productions, at La Piazza Cafe. Written in the paranoid 80s–when a diagnosis of AIDS seemed a death sentence and right-wing commentators were recommending quarantines for carriers of the disease–this raw little one-act by off-Broadway playwright Alan Bowne stirred considerable controversy. Set in a plague-ridden New York where sex between “positives” and “negatives” […]

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Spot Check

KING KONG, UZ JSME DOMA 12/5, LOUNGE AX We here in America tend to equate traditionalism with sincerity and the avant-garde with cold, calculating intellectualism. But for Czech bands like Uz Jsme Doma, subsisting for years on smuggled Frank Zappa and Residents, to break musical taboos is still truly gutsy, even revolutionary. On its Fairy-Tales […]