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Calendar, Night&Day Che

Che

Why Che Guevara, and why now? Unlike The Motorcycle Diaries and 20th Century Fox’s long-ago debacle, Che!, Steven Soderbergh’s two-part, four-hour Che is neither romantic nor even particularly partisan. The movie presents its subject almost entirely in the context of…
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Film, One-Ton Guerrilla

One-Ton Guerrilla

Editor's note: Just after we went to press, we learned that this movie's release date had changed to January 16. And so the endless campaign wraps up with a flurry of virtual leaders. Richard Nixon will always be part of…
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Music, All Shook Down Hikin' With Che

Hikin' With Che

By John Geluardi Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to see a special screening of Stephen Soderbergh’s epic movie, Che. Usually my stunted attention span makes it tough to sit through Pee Wee Herman clips on YouTube, but…
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Calendar, Night&Day Che In Spain

Che In Spain

Robert Crumb pal and compere Spain Rodriguez follows the near-mythical life of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, from book-filled childhood to Bolivian jungle death in Che: A Graphic Biography. Including the now-famous motorcylce ride across Latin America! The book is co-authored by…
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Calendar, Night&Day Golf in Myanmar

Golf in Myanmar

Ben Fountain, the fiction editor of Southwest Review, has produced a debut story collection that should give lit-rag hopefuls pause. With pieces about places like Haiti, Colombia, Myanmar, and Sierra Leone, Brief Encounters With Che Guevara is a wicked example…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

The sprawling International Latino Film Festival covers a lot of ground: Among its 81 films, it's got everything from heartwarming coming-of-age stories to documentaries on hate crimes perpetrated against farmworkers. As such, it's everything a good film festival should be:…
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Film, The Importance of Being Ernesto

The Importance of Being Ernesto

Revolutionary idolatry is an odd business. Just ask unruly pop singer Stew, of the unruly pop group the Negro Problem. On his Naked Dutch Painter album, the melodic rebel dares to challenge a very sacred image. "Don't you wish there…
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Dining, Eat Meat Heaven

Meat Heaven

Robert found the place by Googling around, after a colleague told him that her fiance was from Argentina and was pining away for parrillada. (Who was it that said patriotism is just nostalgia for the food of our youth? I've…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

On the cover of Young Miss America, Gold Chains' latest and greatest album, a collage of anorexic supermodel body parts, dripping in oversized diamond jewelry, reaches for a $10 bill. The image, like most of the music created by San…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

I can think of better-suited names for the Invisible Tour -- say, the Auditory Cataclysm Tour or Sonic Tohubohu (drawing on the Hebrew word for primal chaos) or, better yet, Sansculottic Soundsystem Tour, named for the poorly outfitted extremists of…
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Culture, Stage Octavio Grande

Octavio Grande

The new play by Octavio Solis at Thick House begins like a good opera. There's a crash of thunder and the sound of rain, and a wild-haired boy named Pepin (who looks like a coked-up Che Guevara) comes out to…
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