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Calendar, Night&Day A Shot of Bregovic

A Shot of Bregovic

It's an oversimplification to say that Balkans like to sing, dance, and drink. And yet, these are the activities most often found in the Balkan art that makes its way stateside. Take Goran Bregovic's first U.S. release, Alkohol, for instance.…
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Film, Post-War


Awash in daily news of mass savagery, collective memory grows short. We feel for the women of Afghanistan, but who these days remembers the war widows and rape victims of the 1992-1995 civil war that sent Yugoslavia to hell and…
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Film, Living Like a Refugee

Living Like a Refugee

Prolific British director Michael Winterbottom never seems to make the same film twice. His last picture, 2002's 24 Hour Party People, was a fact-based comedy/ drama about the music scene in Manchester, England, during the early days of punk rock.…
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State of Siege

Welcome to Sarajevo Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, based on Natasha's Story by Michael Nicholson. Starring Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Emira Nusevic, Kerry Fox, Goran Visnjic, and Emily Lloyd. Opens Friday, Nov. 28, at…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): It's 1 a.m., smack in the middle of my workday. Empty wrappers from organic chocolate bars surround my computer. Two cups of Earl Grey tea have more than fortified my synaptic activity. In other words, I'm…
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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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