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Film, Film is a battlefield

Film is a battlefield

Trailing a platoon of U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan, Restrepo is a nerve-jangling work of "you are there" combat correspondence. It's also being pitched as the first apolitical war documentary of the post–9/11 era. Named for the platoon's fallen medic,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Loving Leibovitz

Loving Leibovitz

Popularly known as the photographer of superb and elevated celebrity portraits-cum-magazine covers, Annie Leibovitz transforms the experience of browsing the newsstand for Condé Nast glossies into a striking aesthetic experience. At this very moment, the latest issue of Vogue bears…
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Film, The Thrill of 'The Hunting Party'

The Thrill of 'The Hunting Party'

Until 2005, Richard Shepard's was a lamentable direct-to-prop-plane filmography populated with such forgettable titles as Cool Blue, Oxygen, Mexico City, and The Linguini Incident, the latter of which was a heist film most notable for pairing David Bowie and Buck…
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Culture, Stage No Man's Land

No Man's Land

It's been more than a decade since the Bosnian War ended. But like all major human traumas, repercussions from the fighting among Bosnian Serbs, Croats, and Muslims — which left more than 100,000 people dead and close to 2 million…
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Culture, Stuff Comics From the Front

Comics From the Front

Maybe you know the feeling. Maybe it struck you one morning as you stared in the mirror before trundling off to the job you hate, or maybe it hit you so hard one night it woke you from your sleep…
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Dining, Eat


Menu in Uniform The city's first "casual military restaurant/bar," Take Orders, opened New Year's Eve. The place features "battleship floors" and "galvanized steel tables" that would be the envy of our troops in Bosnia. (Question: Will there be a complimentary…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Blown Away A song The Kingston Trio sang years ago included these memorable lines: "The whole world is festering with unhappy souls/ The French hate the Germans; the Germans hate the Poles/ Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch/…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY for an unreal world

Aries (March 21-April 19): You'll have to be sort of like McGyver this week, that resourceful dude on the old TV show who could hot-wire a 747 and use a toothbrush as a weapon and fabricate a primitive radar device…
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