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Culture, Art Re-Introductions: Two Artists Find New  Uses for Satellite Photos and Old Books

Re-Introductions: Two Artists Find New Uses for Satellite Photos and Old Books

Pop culture is visual culture. More people recognize Angelina Jolie than the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence ("When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary..."). The average attention span can now focus for about eight seconds,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Please sir can we 
have some Mohr?

Please sir can we 
have some Mohr?

Jay Mohr is performing at the comedy club. He’ll be telling jokes, probably into a microphone, possibly in front of some projected background, or maybe there will be just a spotlight on him. Jay Mohr created the reality competition television…
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News, Feature Top 5 Ways Bleacher Report Rules the World!

Top 5 Ways Bleacher Report Rules the World!

Illustration by Michael Waraksa LAST YEAR, sportswriter King Kaufman stepped up to the lectern at a symposium held on the Google campus. In a 14-year haul at Salon.com, Kaufman earned a reputation as one of the best and most…
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News, Sucka Free City

High Hopes: Undefeated Mayfield Puts His Title on the Line

For a boxer who is undefeated in 16 pro bouts, San Francisco's own Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield has grown remarkably adept at searching out silver linings. For example, his next opponent, Philadelphia's Raymond Serrano, is 18-0 and, at age 22,…
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Calendar, Night&Day He Shoots! He Dies!

He Shoots! He Dies!

The World Cup final was an all-European affair, alleviating the quadrennial fear of last-minute South American disappointment and fury. (If televised sports are the modern-day opiate of the masses, and you’d best believe they are, championship defeats are akin to…
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Music, Bouncer

Float like a butterfly, bowl like a woman at the Chieftain

Professional bowling is fascinating, but you knew that already. The really fascinating professional bowling happens in the women's leagues, where chicks with '80s hair and about 100 extra pounds each compete against one another for cash prizes. But I have…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week:

As You Like It (HBO) Babel: 2-Disc Collector's Edition (Paramount Vantage) Broken (Weinstein) The Bronx Is Burning (ESPN) Building Bombs (New Video Group) Chalk (Arts Alliance America) Cinema 16: European Short Films (Warp) Cujo: 25th Anniversary Edition (Lionsgate) Davey and…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of November 7:

Anna Karenina (Kino) Arrested Development: Seasons One-Three (Fox) The Best of the Scripps National Spelling Bee (ESPN) Beverly Hills 90210: The Complete First Season (Paramount) Cinema Paradiso (Weinstein) The Fallen Idol (Criterion) Freak Out (Anchor Bay) Jag: The Complete Second…
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Film, Letter Perfect

Letter Perfect

Every year, when ESPN broadcasts the Scripps National Spelling Bee, a tiny flutter of hope rises in anyone who cherishes the life of the mind. Spelling is a sport? Sweet Jesus! For the duration of the competition, the brainy kid…
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News, Feature Fishing the Mainstream

Fishing the Mainstream

"Call me Ish," he says. "I prefer Ish." He's Ishama on the dotted line and Shama with his parents, but to anyone else – to the bass fisherman in the back of his boat, to the kids bowing their heads…
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Dining, Eat Dinner and  a Show

Dinner and a Show

I can't say I've ever reviewed a restaurant that brought up as many fascinating issues as Boys Toys. For example, the ambiguous name. The first time I saw an ad for the place I thought, "Boy Toys, a gay men's…
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Culture, Stuff Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels

I have never read The Odyssey, A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, or, for that matter, the Bible. But I have read, from cover to cover, Occupation: Skateboarder, the just-published autobiography from Tony Hawk. I have never seen…
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Music,

Racket

The summer-movie mind-set has become as inescapable as summer. This sort of thinking demands that we go see every one of the big, dumb Hollywood blockbusters, suspending the ritual criticism to which we subject any film released in non-summer months.…
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Dining, Eat

Ethnic Boundaries

The sign in the window of Kavkaz said "Closed," but the oracular television suspended above the bar flashed and flickered with -- Armenian-language programming? CNN reports on Chechnya? No: ESPN. Kavkaz may be an Armenian restaurant, but this is still…
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