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  • Dec 21-27, 2006
  • Vol. 16, No. 52

News+Features

  • Academic Questions

    Penn State Professor Michel Bérubé stands at the center of the debate raging over "academic freedom" -- and that's just where he wants to be.
  • Photoshop of Horrors
  • Photoshop of Horrors

    If the demon hand of Photoshop seemed visible around the gleaming raiment of Brangelina in the P-G recently -- you're right.

Food+Drink

  • Blue
  • Blue

    Blue has a sophisticated, contemporary menu that runs the gamut from the de rigueur (chicken satay) to the refreshing (gorgonzola hummus) -- and that's just the appetizers.

Music

Screen

  • Eragon
  • Eragon

    The director, Stefan Fangmeier -- seriously, that's his name -- assembles what may be the longest movie trailer in history.
  • <i>Dreamgirls</i> sings.
  • Dreamgirls sings.

    At the end of Act I, when the major players come to blows in a glorious piece of Motown operetta, Hudson performs the most thrilling power ballad I can remember seeing on film.
  • We Are Marshall
  • We Are Marshall

    From its untoppable adversity right through to its pre-big game "heart and soul" speech, man-tears and slow-motion final goal, We Are Marshall is a familiar inspirational sports melodrama.
  • Rocky Balboa

    It's a very familiar story, a book-end remake of 1976's Rocky -- the blue-collar underdog with no chance but plenty of heart. (Capsule review

Arts

  • Surreal Life

    What is the essence of Squonk when it stops squonking -- or even moving? An answer lies on the fourth floor of The Andy Warhol Museum.

Views

  • Legal Smokescreen

    Guess who's coming to dinner -- and fighting to keep smoking in restaurants?

Books

Stage

Spotlight Events

  • The Handsome Family, Arlo Aldo @ Club Cafe

    • Tue., Sept. 27, 8 p.m.
  • Hand to God @ City Theatre

    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 1, 5:30 & 9 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 & 5:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 15
  • Sleeping Beauty @ Byham Theater

    • Wed., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

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