Editor, I have a few comments for the author of your cover story for August 25, “Das Boot.” He sold his truck, left his plates on it, and then had […]
“African people tend to be very creative,” says Patrick Woodtor, the Liberian-born founder of this weekend’s 11th annual African Festival of the Arts. “For a long time blacks generated the […]
Welcome to part three of Savage Love’s soon-to-be-award-winning series, “How Sleaze Is Lived in America.” (I would like to thank the Pulitzer Prize committee in advance for their consideration.) In […]
A guide to the good stuff that starts when the festival stops.
Editor–Now Even Dearer! My friends and relatives really enjoy the soups and appetizers I make for holiday dinners, and my sister-in-law, like Chef Earl’s [August 18], has persuaded me that […]
As demonstrated by My Favorite Season, Wild Reeds, and above all Thieves, Andre Techine has become the most accomplished novelistic filmmaker in contemporary French cinema. This feature may not be […]
Sunday, August 20, 2:20 PM Dispatcher: I have two on Magnolia. One is at 46– on Magnolia, guy is drinkin’ on the sidewalk–how unusual that is up there–and at 46– […]
CONTORTIONS and JUDGEMENT, Atlas Theatre Company, at the Athenaeum Theatre. In fashion-hungry America it would be easy to dismiss playwright Bill Lederer as outdated–when in fact he’s advancing the tradition […]
Dear editor, Re Fred Lowe’s story “The Clutch of Fear–Sending racist signals with a purse” (Reader: 8/18/00), it sure as hell, in this instance, renders the term “racist” inappropriate when, […]
BLACK HEART PROCESSION, ORSO Two songs into Three (Touch and Go), the third album by the Black Heart Procession, I was already profoundly bummed out: the group’s emotional range extends […]
How men in improv keep women in their place.
Independent producer Rodney Lewis has another gospel show ready to hit the road–but will he make it to the promised land?
DAS BOOT?? Double dis!! [August 25] 1. Gotta be ’bout Dat Kaput Kursk–some UC U-boat maven interviewed quick & long–Der Reader goes topical!! But no, not a word ’bout the […]
Blue Eyed Blues: Down to the Bottom, at Gerri’s Palm Tavern. When you get down to it, Blue Eyed Blues is all about the music–the blues and who can play […]
Apparently it wasn’t the manager. The Cubs went through the same sort of August swoon that last year eventually cost manager Jim Riggleman his job. Over a two-week period that […]