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Album Reviews
Friday, May 9, 2014
 On their fourth album, New York’s Golem plays up the Yiddishkeit in a set of original songs echoing that wild klezmer spirit in hard-driving, contemporary formats. Lyrics are often a humorous (occasionally darkly so) take on the Jewish experience, even if the beat is closer to rock than any
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Friday, May 9, 2014
 The Clash began as one of rock ’n’ roll’s great hopes and ended as a bloated caricature. Filled with archival footage and conflicting interviews with eyewitnesses, Danny Garcia’s documentary explores what went wrong. Different answers are offered: maybe it was the machinations of manager
Dining Out
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
 With Mediterranean plastered walls and booths under wooden trellises, the romantic ambiance of Caterina’s Ristorante (9104 W. Oklahoma Ave.) is hard to beat. The lighting is low, but not so dark that you can’t see your companion’s face. The traditional Italian menu is full of favorites in the major
A&E Feature
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Florentine Opera brings young love and tragedy to the stage

 Within a 10-year span, Giacomo Puccini composed three of the most popular operas ever written, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and the even
Album Reviews
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
 Sade was the silken sound of R&B in the ’80s, smooth enough to fit all manner of nascent “adult contemporary” formats, yet her sensuous sophistication helped her transcend radio marketing categories. The British singer’s lustrous singles are collected on this two-disc set, with pride of
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Return of Vampire Chic

 Vampires have been done to death. Director Jim Jarmusch (Stranger than Paradise) obviously wants to have a bit of fun with the genre in Only Lovers Left Alive, even running the opening credits in Gothic typeface. However, the film’s humor plays in an entirely different key than spoof. With