• Issue of
  • Mar 22-28, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 12


  • Military Police
  • Military Police

    Military-style police tactics reflect -- and arguably worsen -- distrust between black neighborhoods and police


  • Station Brake Café
  • Station Brake Café

    The menu, perhaps the longest we've ever seen outside of a Chinese restaurant, comfortably straddles the banal and the exotic.



  • The Host
  • The Host

    A great monster film should have serious undertones -- something to give the viewer pause when the chuckles and shrieks die down.
  • Premonition
  • Premonition

    Premonition doesn't bring much freshness to the genre's conventions -- and ultimately the story isn't compelling enough to overcome the tedium if its second half. (Capsule review.)
  • Pride
  • Pride

    Pride hits the genre's familiar beats, but the film is enjoyable and the swimming milieu makes a refreshing change from the usual basketball and football arenas. (Capsule review.)
  • Shooter
  • Shooter

    The story is a short-changed mess with the whole thing dependent on a very canny dude falling for a patently obvious ruse. (Capsule review.)



  • Pittsburgh N'@

    "Mary Beth Buchanan needs much more scrutiny, as do all the other U.S. Attorneys who weren't fired during the Bush administration's recent purge."



  • Life X 3

    It's indicative of this play's fuzzy-headedness that you could perform the three skits in any order you chose and it wouldn't make the least bit of difference.

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