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Big Trouble

Big Trouble FILM FOE Godzilla A big lizard Deep Impact A big rock Everest A big rock Armageddon A really big rock Titanic A big iceberg Antz A big shoe Rounders A big hand The Truman Show A big dome Mercury Rising Big Brother Primary Colors Big politics Wag the Dog Big spin Six Days, […]

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Year in Review

Another year over! They go by so fast! Like a bus leaving Pilsen ’cause service got slashed. Think those beetles were bad? There are others you’ll see, But nothing as bad as a Teletubby. Hackles were raised at computer games, But the carnage at Livent made them look tame. Rosty got out, Roti laid low, […]

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Managing Fine

cohen2.qxd To the editors, As a senior with a limited income, I am as much concerned with the cost and quality of medicare as anyone else and agree that there is undoubtedly room for improvement. But it does seem as though Ben Joravsky’s article on the subject [December 11] contains some confusion and misinformation. Most […]

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Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? On a little more than a year, two top local law enforcement officials have gotten in trouble for associating with felons. Police superintendent Matt Rodriguez resigned last fall after press accounts detailed his friendship with Frank Milito, convicted of mail fraud and questioned recently in a 1987 murder case. This […]

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Sweet and Sour

The American Girls Revue at American Girl Place By Carol Burbank At Christmas children are America’s most aggressive consumers. They wheedle and doe-eye their parents into buying trendy, expensive toys, in effect forcing mom and dad to fund the manufacturers’ carefully cultivated market niches. If it glows, beeps, burps, or explodes, it’s probably going under […]

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Background Check

herwitt.qxd Dear editors: I read the article about Nelson Algren in the issue of November 20 with interest. I question the statement that he “was the son of a poor Swedish father and a stern German-Jewish mother.” My source for every statement that I make about Algren is my late father, who attended Roosevelt High […]

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Kelly Price

KELLY PRICE Even if you haven’t heard anything from her debut album, Soul of a Woman (Island), chances are you’ve heard Kelly Price. Her four years trilling behind Mariah Carey are perhaps the least impressive stint on her resume, and her hip-hop cameos–most notably on Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money Mo Problems”–and her songwriting and production […]

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City File

Microwave culture. The Field Museum’s description of its weekend afternoon story times in a recent press release: “Listen to a story, sing some songs, and make an art project, all in just 20 minutes!” “I remember walking through the apartment two days later,” says Earnest Gates of the Near West Side Community Development Corporation, interviewed […]

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Site of Contention

knoy.qxd To the editor, Ms. Lydersen’s article “Living Room or Work Space” [November 20] about community controversy surrounding the development of the Wilson Yard site is inaccurate in many respects. The Organization of the NorthEast (ONE) has not taken a position for affordable housing on the site nor have we taken a position against the […]

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Hack Job

Psycho Rating — Worthless Directed by Gus Van Sant Written by Joseph Stefano With Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy, Robert Forster, Philip Baker Hall, Ann Haney, and Chad Everett. By Jonathan Rosenbaum Psycho has never been one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock pictures. The first time I saw it, […]