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Barton Fink (R)
John Turturro and John Goodman star in
the latest style-over-substance comedy
from the makers of Raising Arizona. You
could do a lot worse. (At Ann Arbor 1 & 2,
Sat/Sun/Tues: 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10,
9:30; all week: 4:45, 7:10, 9:30)
City Slickers (PG)
For your info, Billy Crystal's yuppie angst
Western is also showing at the Michigan
Theater October 25. (At Briarwood: 10:15,
12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:30, 9:45, 11:45)
Curly Sue (PG)
Catch a sneak preview of the latest
Macaulay Culkin wanna-be. (At Showcase,
Saturday at 7:30 only)
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Dead Again (R)
Support Ken Branagh one more time... he
may make Much Ado About Nothing with
the proceeds. (At Briarwood: 10:00, 12:05,
2:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30; at Showcase:
12:05, 2:25, 4:35, 7:25, 9:40, 11:55) ,
Deceived (PG-i13)
Goldie Hawn actually succeeds in shaking
her flighty Private Benjamin image in this
decent Disney thriller with John Heard. (At
Showcase: 12:25, 2:45, 5:05, 7:40,
9:55, 12:15)
Ernest Scared Stupid (PG)
The fourth installment of the brilliant Ernest
tetrology from Mr. Varney, about the
accidental release of a treacherous troll on
Halloween. (At Showcase: 12:20, 3, 5:15,
7:30, 9:30, 11:30)
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The Fisher King (R)
Director Terry Gilliam (Brazil) presents a
commercial but nonetheless satisfying,
redemption drama that packs some brilliant
moments, as well as fine performances
from Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges. (At
Briarwood: 10, 1, 4, 7, 9:45, 12:05; at
Showcase: 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 10:05, 12:35)
Frankie and Johnny (R)
Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino star as they
world's best looking waitress and cook in a
romantic comedy from Garry (Pretty
Woman, Overboard) Marshall. (At
Showcase:12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45,
12:10; at Briarwood: 10,12:15, 2:30, 4:45,
7:15, 9:50,12)
Uttie Man Tate (PG)
Jodie Fosters directorial debut is an
unexceptional, sappy Hollywood drama
about a 7-year-old genius caught between
his dim mother and an evil psychologist. (At
Showcase: 1, 3:10, 5:10, 7:15, 9:25, 11:35)
My Own Private Idaho (R)
Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy) can
now be called one of the most exciting
American directors with this unique story of
street hustlers that incorporates
Shakespeare's Henry IV. Keanu Reeves
and River Phoenix also prove they can
act. (At Ann Arbor 1 & 2: Sat/Sun/Tue:
12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:30, 9:45; all week:
5:00, 7:30, 9:45)
. . .
Necessary Roughness (PG-13)
Possibly the best football film since that
First & Ten series on HBO. (At Briarwood:

S. Burroughs' spectacular cameo as a
(e n dv~ - k junkie priest.
Xvi EL(Gus Van Sant, 1989)
MLB 4 7:00 & 10:00 No
O Ctober -4. . orig
Reefer Madness n
10:15, 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:15, 11:30; at Another drug film, this one condemning the
Showcase: 12:15, 2:40, 4:55, 7:30, 9:50, evil weed.
12:00) (Leo Gasnier, 1936)
' - - MLB 4 8:50
101 Dalmations (G)-- -
Pure pleasure, and still probably your best Gandhi L'
bet. One more time - Cruella Do Vi, The Academy Award-winning epic, in all its moc
Cruella Do Vi... Cinemascope glory.r
(At Showcase: 12:30) (Richard Attenborough, 1982)
- - . ' " MLB 3 8:00
Other People's Money (R) .C--"-.o"
Adapted from an off-Broadway comedy hit, Sword of Doom
Norman Jewison directs Danny DeVito as a This week's entry in the Japanese period
corporate raider attempting a hostile film series is a biting satire. In cinemascope Wi
takeover of Penelope Ann Miller. The and with free admission. dram
legendary Gregory Peck co-stars. (At (Kihachi Okamoto, 1967)f
Briarwood: 10, 12:05, 2:10, 4:15, 7, 9:15, Lorch 7:00 FREE
11:30; at Showcase: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:40, An" " " " "
9:50, 12:25) Anchors Aweigh &
-"-"* " - The Three Musketeers
Paradise (PG-13) A double feature of Hollywood classics Hill
Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith team up from the '40s directed by George Sidney, Pea
in a sentimental drama Yawn. (At who will appear in person at the screening. Us,d
Showcase: 12:35, 2:45, 5:00, 7:35, The first film features a pre-Roger Rabbit
10:00, 12:20) mix of animation and action. Both star
- - *Gene Kelly.
Ricochet (R) (George Sidney, 1945 & 1948) No
Affable John Lithgow (Harry and the
Hendersons) is cast against type as a
Lecteresque killer challenged by one good 'O 'Uk17
cop, Denzel Washington. Yes, it does suck.
(At Fox Village: 5, 7:15, 9:30; at Showcase: uMDAD..?wv
12:55, 3:05, 5:20, 7:45, 9:55,12:05) you rAKE An TO THE
Rocky Horror Picture Show CGNCdR T NLT
No advance screening; not yet reviewed. , C/ONCE EK?
(At Briarwood: Fri & Sat 11:30)
Shattered (R)
Tom Berenger stars as an amnesiac in the t I
mystery version of Regarding Henry. With
Bob Hoskins and Greta Scacchi along, it
might not be a total waste.(At Showcase:
12, 2:20, 4:30, 7:25, 9:35, 11:50; at
Briarwood: 10:15, 12:30, 2:45, 4:45, 7:30, o9 , ITHINK
9:30, 11:30) L TA
. .. ..K.SS A OAD
Suburban Commando (PG-13)
Even wrestling writers admit Hulk HoganL1
can't act. (At Fox Village: 5, 7:15, 9:30; at
Showcase: 12:45, 2:55, 7:35, 9:25, 11:15) - -
The Super (R),
Joe Pesci (Raging Bull, Easy Money, HEY,8K& MAN! HOW D Yo R
GoodFellas, Home Alone) adds to the /K
unwavering quality of his work with this 4F ski
Trading Places wanna-be about a slumlord
forced to live in his slum. (At Fox Village: 5,
7, 9:45; at Showcase: 12:50, 2:50, 4:45,
7:45, 9:35, 11:45)
The Taking of Beverly Hills (R)
"The world's richest city is about to-
become the victim of the ultimate hostile
takeover, unless a football star and a
corrupt cop can put a stop to t." Yeah!
Wiseguy Ken Wahl stars. (At Showcase: S
4:55; at Fox Village: 5, 7, 9:45)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (R) E A NG,
"Say... that's a nice bike." (At Showcase: IT KPS ING AND
2:5 :40, 7:20, 10:05, 12:35) i GOING, . y7'1

Nat Sci Aud 7:00 & 10:00
Berlin Alexanderplatz
ot Fassbinder's 1980 classic, but the
inal film based on Alfred Doblin's epic
ovel about German life in the '20s.
(Piel Jutzi, 1931)
Aud A 7:00 FREE
SATURDAY
Wild at Heart
ynch at his wackiest provides more
rbid entertainment for your buck than
most flicks, with a delightful Glenn
Miller/Chris Isaak score.
(David Lynch, 1990)
Aud A 7:00 & 9:15
The Big Chill
lliam Hurt and Kevin Kline star in this
na about a bunch of whiny graduates
from some Midwestern university.
(Lawrence Kasdan, 1983)
MLB 3 7:30 & 9:30
Hair
el concludes its series of "War and
ace" films with this musical about the
directed by Milos (Amadeus) Forman.
(Milos Forman, 1979)
Hillel 8:00 & 10:00
lw York Animation / Don's Head

A 90-minute compilation of wild new
animated shorts, including a "Barbie Doll
Cocaine Party." Hmm.
(Various directors, 1991)
MLB 4 7:30 & 9:15
S=UNDAY
Strongheart
The Ann Arbor Silent Film society presents
three films about Native Americans,
including this one about a reservation
Indian studying at Columbia, starring
Lionel Barrymore.
(James Kirkwood, 1914)
Sheraton inn 3:00
Robin Hood triple feature
Yes, all three film versions of Robin Hood in
a row, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Kevin
Costner, and Errol Flynn.
Michigan Theatre:
4:00 Fairbanks (1922)
6:30 Costner (1991)
9-20 Flynn (1938)
Pygmalion
Shaw won an Oscar for the screenplay of
this film version of his story, with Leslie
Howard.
(Anthony Asquith, 1938)
Aud A 7:00 FREE

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Top Brass (cover story)
The relatively few women who are high up in the University's administration
share their views on the difficulties faced by women who are trying to advance
within a university community. See Page 6.
The Sound of Things to Come
Arts staffer Andrew J. Cahn shares his experiences at the annual New Music
Seminar, which showcased many hot and rising music groups.See Page 4.
When Domino's Won't Do. Barbecue
"Food for Thought" food consultant Andrew Levy examines the ins and outs of
a barbecue - hold the burgers. See Page 9.
Also:
Cartoons
Rabbits and Clarence Thomas take direct hits in this Weekend's comics.
Columns
Jesse Walker tears into Columbus Day and Scott Chupack voices complaints
about a certain dormitory bathroom and the horrors within. Jonathan Chait,
who last week was found A.WOL on the opinion page, will return next week.
The Weekend List
Sturdy and dependable, as always.
Cover photo by Brian Cantoni.

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who Discovered A
Monday was Columbus Day
closer to the five hundredth an
"discovery" of America.
Back in the eighth grade, I r
purported to prove that the Am
discovered many times, long be
such uncontroversial claims as 1
voyaged to Newfoundland, it w
Vikings had pushed all the way
Druids had built temples in Pe
Mayan pyramids had been buil
ESSE established these and other "fa
WALKER author delivered his stunning c
about all of this, and was actual
By the time I got to college,
with the one that said that the Sun is cold and the one tha
was killed by the Bavarian Illuminati, in that corner of my
I, too, can be published someday." Last summer, The Wa
that the Pennsylvanian "ancient Druid temples" had actu
purposes in the 1920s, convincing me that I had put the b
I still have fond memories of it; it was so pleasantly silly.
The book's great flaw, other than not understanding te
"credible evidence," was its failure to acknowledge that t
discovered by several million people before Columbus can
American Indians. One of the reasons why this fact is so e
there are not a whole lot of American Indians left to assert
Columbus deserves credit for a sizeable part of this reduci
good many of the Natives himself and sent a number mor
A good many people have wondered why the country sI
honor a man who, brave and entrepreneurial though he ma
be mostly concerned with killing, slave-taking, and empire
defenders of the holiday assert that without Columbus, th
American Revolution, no Bill of Rights, no - it is almost c
The assumption apparently being that, had Columbus not
would have. And that, had someone else happened to mak
Druid?), peaceful relations with the Indians, based on trad
would have been an impossibility. (The fact that such rela
tune with the justly celebrated values of freedom and the]
point, I guess.)
The underlying assumption is that the Indians of the ti
than savages. I recently saw one person give the Aztecs' pr
as support for this notion. The fact that, at the very same t
government that hired Columbus was supporting the equa
escaped his notice, as did the realization that most Native
not human-sacrificing theocracies like the Aztecs'; indeed,
Iroquois - would later become the libertarian model for t
Confederation.
Of course, we anti-Columbian forces have drawn in our
seen them before: people who, being so committed to the
justice, and having seen those principles violated so often
decide that they they can do very well without Western Ci
including those parts that value tolerance and justice. To ,
matter who discovered America. If the Nina, the Pinta, and
been commanded by a group of fanatically pacifist Quaker
complained. They don't mind that Columbus was a slave-
they just don't like that he was white. (Brownish, actually, 1
matter.) If the first non-Indian to see America had been Id
been happy.
But they are the fringe. The sharpest, strongest objecti
come from those of us who simply don't respet Columbus. I
held up for a day, I'd rather it be for someone who really
remains of American liberty - Tom Paine, say, or Samuel
And in the meantime, I'll try to dig up that damned bo
discovered America. Or maybe I'll just watch Herules Agai
You might have seen it - it's the one where our hero gets
and winds up off the coast of Peru 2500 years in the future
Greek-speaking Incas.
Maybe we should be celebrating Hercules Day. Someo
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Weekend Editor-Gil Renberg
Weekend Associate Editor-Jesse Walker
Editorial Assistant-Jonathan Chait
Food Consultants-Andrew Levy, Daniel Poux
Staff-Lisa Bean, Scott Chupack, Craig Linne, Matthew Pulliam, Antonio Roque
Special Sections Coordinator-Beth Halverson
Sales Manager-April Rassa
Assistant Sales Manager-Shannon Burke

FRIDAY
Drugstore Cowboy
Make it a Gus Vin Sant weekend with this
stylish black comedy starring Matt Dillon,
from the director of the hot new filmMy
Own Private Idaho. And check out William

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