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TIMES FILM CRITICFriday June 16, 2000 Weed, blow, Mary Jane, reefer, muggles, pot, tea. Marijuana is a drug that travels under numerous aliases--nicknames that indicate how pervasive it's been in American popular culture. When director Ron Mann chose "Grass" as...
Tags: Cab Calloway, Sociology, Richard Lynch, Movies, Entertainment
Chicago TribuneLOS ANGELES - As a federal judge ruled against postponing the state's Oct. 7 recall vote, the transformation of Arnold Schwarzenegger from action star to political star began yesterday with his first major news conference and the introduction of his...
NEW YORK - From the moment Sean Penn arrived in Baghdad, eager to advance the cause of peace, he was doomed -- a dead man talking. He was a celebrity, like so many other celebrities who have waded into the treacherous waters of politics or international...
Tags: Ted Nugent, Bill Bradley, Ben Affleck, Cher, Jane Fonda
Along with Kurt Elling, Patricia Barber is a fixture at Chicago's Green Mill jazz club, where her smoky voice and daunting piano technique attract fans from both in and out of the city. "Companion," the follow-up to her commercially successful "Modern...
Tags: Green Mill (club), MP3s
Tribune staff reporterSometimes when you try to bridge a canyon-size generation gap, you miss a step and fall in, making a Wile E. Coyote "smack!" when the ground rushes up to meet you. That sums up how my mom and I view Cher, which made us perfect companions for Cher's...
Tags: Movies, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, U2 (music group), Dolly Parton
Tribune staff reporterFor years, golf has been the one thing people could count on for keeping this centuries-old desert oasis green and growing. Today, however, the Coachella Valley is taking a page from the Las Vegas phone book and adding casino gambling and fitness spas to...
Special to The TimesIf you got a pedometer for Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, welcome to the club. The small beeper-like devices were one of the hottest gizmo gifts this year. The reason: the 10,000-steps craze. The movement, which prescribes 10,000 steps a day for good...
Sun StaffLong before Governor Terminator, before Congressman Gopher and Congressman Cooter, even before Governor Gipper, there was Governor Pappy. W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, host of a popular daily music program on Texas radio, swept into the Texas governor's...
Of The Morning CallIt was a wrap last week for John Waters' "Hairspray," filmed in part at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall Township, last month. Filming for the feature movie was completed Thursday in Baltimore, Md., where the 1962 teen musical comedy...
Of The Morning CallThe hours are long. The pay is next to nil. So, why did hundreds of Lehigh Valley extrastoil on the set of the movie, "Hairspray" recently at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom? Fame and fortune, you say, with a snicker. Well, don't laugh too quickly or...
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