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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

    "Dan Havel: House Divided" Dan Havel, along with Dean Ruck, deconstructed an old bungalow in Montrose to create Inversion, a traffic-stopping public artwork. This time Havel is working solo and constructing a small wooden bungalow -- sort of. His ins...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on December 7, 2006
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    Who Is Chapuln?

    I was flipping through my television when I noticed the Spanish-language channel showed a man in a red suit with yellow pants, antennae on his head and a heart with the letters "CH" on his chest. It appeared to be a sitcom, and all the characters rel...

    by Gustavo Arellano on December 7, 2006
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    All Dressed Up... - PlayStation 3 has potential -- but for the moment, little else

    I did not have to fend off a horde of bloodthirsty geeks for my PS3. And I wasn't shot, either, as one hapless Connecticut gamer was. Actually, I just preordered my console weeks ago, and on the day it came out, I walked into the store, paid for it...

    by Gary Hodges on December 7, 2006
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    A Masterpiece on Canvas

    Rocky: 2-Disc Collector's Edition (MGM) An old TV commercial for Rocky included here compares Sylvester Stallone to Pacino, De Niro, and Brando -- and though we now know this to be pure madness, it's easy to see what inspired it. Sure, Stallone (...

    by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2006
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of December 7

    The Architect (Magnolia) Beerfest: Unrated (Warner Bros.) Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 2 (Fox) Coma Girl (Cinequest) The Conformist: Special Collector's Edition (Paramount) Dinosaur Valley Girls: Mammoth Edition (Cinema Epoch) Du...

    on December 7, 2006
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    Talk of the Town - The new IBP show is thoughtful, funny and strange

    Apocalyptic, strange and wonderfully entertaining, Lisa D'Amour's Hide Town, created with company members from Infernal Bridegroom Productions, is everything experimental theater should be. Thoughtful and funny, the one-act speeds across a futuristic...

    by Lee Williams on November 30, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Barbra's Wedding Anyone who's seen Home Alone will recognize Daniel Stern, who's best known as an actor. But now the thin, curly-haired Stern has ventured into scriptwriting, and his first play is a lot like the comedies he's known for. The mildly am...

    on November 30, 2006
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    Migrants and Minutemen - Two exhibitions at DiverseWorks explore both sides of a hot-button issue

    "The Minutemen are doing exactly what President George W. Bush requested all citizens do in his State of the Union speech..." says "Bob," a middle-aged Minuteman sporting a safari-esque khaki shirt and hat. "Here's what he said: 'I call on all Americ...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on November 30, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

    "Andy Moses: Vuelta" Andy Moses's work looks like interstellar plein-air paintings -- sunrises and sunsets from some other planet. Using pearlescent pigments, Moses creates luminous bands of color by what appears to be a combination of pouring and sq...

    on November 30, 2006
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    Wabs and Gabachos on Leprecanos

    Many kind, drunken words from ustedes regarding my Nov. 16 column proclaiming Mexicans and Irish "brothers in depravity." Let's start with a wab: Man, did you make me laugh with "leprecanos." I never had more fun on Cinco de Mayo than I did in 197...

    by Gustavo Arellano on November 30, 2006
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    School Daze - Bully takes you back to the battlefield of high school

    By now, you've probably heard about Bully. It's the game that was supposed to finally ruin America's youth. Crusading lawyer Jack Thompson, the self-appointed schoolmarm of the videogame industry, called it a "Columbine simulator" and tried to bloc...

    by Luke O'Brien on November 30, 2006
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    Extra! Read All About It

    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Warner Bros.) At long last, Richard Donner's much-whispered-about "original version" of Superman II sees the light of day, and it quickly joins the ranks of the reconstructed Touch of Evil, Apocalypse Now, and ...

    by Robert Wilonsky on November 30, 2006
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of November 30

    The Ant Bully (Warner Bros.) Criminal Minds: The First Season (Paramount) Dane Cook: Vicious Circle (HBO) The Ellen DeGeneres Show: DVD-licious (Warner Bros.) Foo Fighters: Skin and Bones (RCA) Hot Wheels Accelerators: The Ultimate Rac...

    on November 30, 2006
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    Hats Off - At the Alley, two stellar actors meet up for a thrilling Tryst

    Dark and lonely, a cobblestone road glimmers under the gloomy glow of Victorian gaslights, which hang like fallen stars. Steam hisses up from the grating in the street. This is a lost world, glistening in the damp night with all the romance and dange...

    by Lee Williams on November 23, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Barbra's Wedding Anyone who's seen Home Alone will recognize Daniel Stern, who's best known as an actor. But now the thin, curly-haired Stern has ventured into scriptwriting, and his first play is a lot like the comedies he's known for. The mildly am...

    by Lee Williams on November 23, 2006
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    Light Fantastic - Futuristic sculpture from the '60s illuminates Sicardi Gallery

    If you're near a computer, search YouTube for a video of Brigitte Bardot singing "Contact." The 1960s Serge Gainsbourg song sounds like early French electronica, and the video's got a goofy Barbarella thing going on. Bardot sports a sexy silver alien...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on November 23, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

    "Andy Moses: Vuelta" Andy Moses's work looks like interstellar plein-air paintings -- sunrises and sunsets from some other planet. Using pearlescent pigments, Moses creates luminous bands of color by what appears to be a combination of pouring and sq...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on November 23, 2006
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    SPECIAL ONE-QUESTION EDICIN

    Note to readers: The following is a serious, stat-saturated Mexican. I promise more dwarf- and Dirty Sanchez-related questions next week! Dear Mexican, A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center reveals the following: ?Hispanics are four times ...

    by Gustavo Arellano on November 23, 2006
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    Bad News With Al

    An Inconvenient Truth (Paramount) This isn't exactly the kind of DVD you buy to watch again and again; the ending doesn't get happier, and there are no twists to decipher with repeated viewings. The producers hope instead that you buy it and share...

    by Robert Wilonsky on November 23, 2006
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    Encore Performance - Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act

    Guitar Hero gave party games a much-needed kick in the ass. No one expected this rhythm game -- sold with a miniature plastic guitar -- to play to sellout crowds. But it became the most addictive game of the year and one of the most attractive to n...

    by Chris Ward on November 23, 2006
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Capsule Stage Reviews: July 24, 2014

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No&euml;l Coward&rsquo;s Fallen Angels Sex Farce Seems Fresh Even Today Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels Sex Farce Seems Fresh Even Today

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Capsule Art Reviews: July 17, 2014

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Capsule Stage Reviews: July 17, 2014

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Immigration and Language and Immigration

Dear Mexican, I have some questions and observations. During George, W. Bush's administration, ther was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty to some). One remark that… More >>

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The world of photography has many mansions. Some photographers seek to capture a fleeting moment of action frozen in time. Others await the moment when the sun bursts through the… More >>

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Dear Mexican, I noticed that Mexican people don't generally smoke. Don't get me wrong — I'm not condoning smoking, but it's interesting to see how some groups do or do no… More >>

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