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Midget with an attitude

Tim Cigelske

September 18, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

"Ever see a midget eat popcorn?" he says. "They stick their whole arm in the bucket and come out with one kernel." There's more. "How do you drown a midget? Spit on him." His jokes about midget sexual positions, however,... Read more »

Thursday’s gone with the wind

Tim Cigelske

September 18, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Such plaudits came at a time when Thursday — the band, not the weekday — had sold a mere 300,000 copies of its second album on a tiny Chicago-based indie label. So imagine the band members' surprise when the Times — a paper... Read more »

Bob Dylan puts out… a movie

Tim Cigelske

September 18, 2003

Filed under Marquee

However, Dylan's ability to create spectacularly baffling lyrics doesn't exactly translate to the medium of movies, where there isn't the benefit of a catchy chorus or comparably efficient four-minute (o... Read more »

Matchstick

Tim Cigelske

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The slam-bang surprise ending helps, but the story until that point limps along with stabs at cheap sentimentality and bad jokes that barely make it worthwhile. Based on the novel by Eric Garcia, the plot centers on Roy (Cage),... Read more »

Guerilla book fuels feminism

Tim Cigelske

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The book is written by an anonymous group of women activists and artists who don gorilla masks and take the names of famous dead women. The group burst on the New York scene in 1985 with billboards suggesting that posing nude... Read more »

Ordinary man gives life to splendid film

Tim Cigelske

August 28, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Pekar's fashion sense consists of a back hair-revealing wifebeater and mustard-colored Daisy Dukes, which he wears while cutting his toenails in bed. He trolls the supermarket with a permanent scowl branded on his face in search... Read more »

Jazzy life made brighter at home

Tim Cigelske

August 28, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The movie follows the story of Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) and Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a pair of killers looking for the fame and Chicago nightclub careers that can come with murder. Over the course of a jail term... Read more »