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News, A Stab at Perfection: Rick Lemberg Can't Afford to Be Less Than Excellent

A Stab at Perfection: Rick Lemberg Can't Afford to Be Less Than Excellent

Rick Lemberg is a nondescript guy. He's short and stocky and, several years ago, threw in the towel and shaved off his thinning salt-and-pepper hair to stave off "the Albert Einstein look." He toils in a nondescript and largely abandoned…
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Film, Bush Comes to Shove

Bush Comes to Shove

At first glance, Hidalgo seems to be nothing more than an old-fashioned, flat-footed adventure epic plunked down on a vast stretch of desert and amply furnished with the usual Hollywood conventions -- a strong, silent cowboy on horseback, a couple…
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Film, Put Your Little Hand in Mine

Put Your Little Hand in Mine

Remember Omar Sharif? He's been all but absent from the silver screen in recent years (though he has been seen -- or at least heard -- on television). According to the actor, he left the trade by choice: "Let us…
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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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Paradise Lost

In the glorious golden fields of wheat, poppy-red blood blooms on the white tunics of an army of boys, mowed down by a swarm of bullets. Back when I stood knee-high to a balalaika, Doctor Zhivago burned this image in…
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