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The Ferraro Factor Pages 4-6
In nominating Geraldine Ferraro as their vice- What's New? Page 12
presidential candidate, the Democratic party has The record industry never stands still, but Recent /
called for a reassessment of the "gender gap" and Albums keeps up with it. A list of many of the latest
certainly count on her presence to help their releases, it features quick reviews r ,,
presidential ticket. Reactions on campus vary from releases, it features quick reviews by staff members 4
exultation to dismissal of it as being nothing impor- of WCBN and the Daily.
tant. Cover photo by DougMcMahon.
Happenings Pages 7-9 Inflammable Page 14
A complete guide to the Ann Arbor entertainment Flashpoint, the new film starring Kris Kristoffer-
community featuring capsule reviews of current and son, Treat Williams, and Rip Torn never really cat-
second run films, as well as an extensive list of con- ches fire. For that matter it doesn't seem to have
certs, plays, and sporting events. Entertainments much of a point either.
runs for the entire week.
A Pair of Quartets Page 11 Middle of the Road Page is
Both The Psychedelic Furs and The Bangles have Middle Kingdom offers some hope in the midst of
current albums out, and both of them are bands to the Chinese food desert called Ann Arbor. It's prices
keep and eye on. Don't forget that The Bangles come are a bit high, and it might not fare too well in San
to town on Oct. 6. Francisco, but for here it's really something.
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I F YOUR FEET are your only means
of transportation and you prefer
chopsticks to silverware, Ann Arbor
can be one disappointment after
another. The city has never been a
haven for Chinese food lovers, x
especially those relegated to campus
This does not, however, mean all is
quiet on the Far Eastern Front. Recent
years have seen the welcomed arrival
of Kana and the additions of Korean
and Vietnamese dishes at Steve's Lun-
ch and Dominick's respectively. When Middle Kingdom: Chinese food oasis
Middle Kingdom opened its doors last
December, it continued this trend.
When Middle Kingdom first opened, Kingdom, on the other hand, meant friendly, and even , the muzak is roll. A dist
one could not help but have mixed there might be life after the Orient Ex- tolerable. The problem is they all are makes ther
emotions. Ann Arbor lost an always press. American with a capital A. The So what d
reliable late-nighter when the Central Well, there is. And there isn't. The Americanization of Chinese restauran- what they
Cafe went under. The arrival of Middle decor is pleasant, the waitpersons are ts has reached epidemic proportions Middle Ki
and unfortunately Middle Kingdom metropolis
doesn't avoid this pitfall. competitioi
Those used to prices in Chinatowns Look at it
around the coultry also will be thrown money, do
here. The main dishes - Mandarin mouth.
Szechuan, Cantonese, and Middle
CA Kingdom specialties - run between $8
and $10, with seafood a little steeper.
Fried rice, chow mein, and chop suey
dishes are somewhat less expensive.
A To an extent, generous portions
justify the prices. Make sure you ask
the waitress exactly what the dish con-
sists of, however, because some of the
names are misleading. The Szechuan A
--spicy chicken, for example, was not
very hot. This was probably due to an
effort to make the dishes more
palatable to average American tastes.
Also, keep in mind that this is Middle
Kingdom and not Szechuan West.
The beef with Chinese vegetables
turned out to be beef with broccoli and
like the chicken, could have been ser-
ved warmer. Again, the dish was above
average in taste and the proportion of
beef to broccoli favored the beef.
The best buy of the evening proved to
be the pan fried noodles with pork and
Chinese vegetables. Served steaming
and looking like it was cooked in a pie
tin, this dish proved to be the most
distinctive in taste and what was left '
over made good pickings the morning
All of the main dishes come with
steamed rice and a choice of won ton or
BETSr eoiNm1uEb To TA LK AB Tr egg drop soup. The won ton was too
Dr + salty, the egg drop lukwarm (it might
& ROR17 R(!, , Nl OT"have been an off night), and bothwere
SOR RIT IU$UDIN T T REAISN curiously served with Saltines. If you
T AT BER DT CARE splurge on an appetizer, go for an egg