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14B - The Michigan Daily Weekend Maga e - Thursday, September 19, 1996

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3 Entertainment News
Old man Eastwood expecting;
Oasis announces its future

[Community Feature
Maize Maze craze
comes to Dearborn

Film
d Clint Eastwood is a daddy-to-be! The 66-year-
old actor and his wife Dina Ruiz, a California TV
anchor are expecting their first ;child in January.
Although it is Ruiz's first baby, Eastwood has three
children from previous relationships.
V TV personality Greg Kinnear plans to leave
NflC's "Later" to follow a career in film instead.
The actor made his decision after receiving a role in
the upcoming film "Old Friends," in which he will
star opposite Jack Nicholson. Last year, Kinnear
launched his new career with the film "Sabrina,"
starring Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. Kinnear's
final episode was taped on Sept. 18.
/ You better work. Winona Ryder is currently
training six hours a day for a role in her next film.
Starring opposite Sigourney Weaver, the young
actress will take on the part of an android in "Alien:
Resurrection," the fourth "Alien" film that is due
next summer. Also, look for Ryder this November
to star in "The Crucible" with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Hmmm ... "Alien" and "The Crucible." Talk about
opposite ends of the spectrum!
V Director Carroll Ballard really did not want his
new film "Fly Away Home" to be rated G. After
all, who wants to see a G movie? So instead, he

added lots of nudity in order to make it a heart-
warming triple X tale of a father, his daughter and
her geese. Just kidding! But Ballard did add a few
swear words to get a PG.
Music
V Oasis is expected to announce their future
plans at a hastily-arranged press conference in
London, following the cancellation of a series of
forthcoming overseas tour dates. The confer-
ence, likely to be held on Sept. 26, will explain
the reasons behind cancelling the remaining five
dates of their U.S. tour and a European tour,
which was due to start in Dusseldorf on
September 26, with four more U.S. dates planned
for November.
Ignition, Oasis' management team said, "Noel
and Liam are spending time together and getting
over their jetlag. Unfortunately, the band will not be
touring in the foreseeable future but in every other
respect will continue to function as a band." The
band's third album is expected to be released next
spring.
V On the same day that Oasis' future was thrown
into doubt, Bush completed work on their second
album. It was mastered at London's Abbey Road
Studio last Thursday and is set for a possible
worldwide release by MCA around Thanksgiving.

Soundgarden is touring in Europe this month - they will kick off an American tour Nov. 23.

V Just days after his family held a private funeral
for him in Brooklyn, rapper Tupac Shakur will be
remembered by his peers in the rap community.
Death Row Records, Shakur's label, announced
yesterday that a memorial service will be held
today in Los Angeles. As might be expected given
Skakur's violent death, security will be tight.
V Soundgarden has begun their own headlining
tour in Glasgow, Scotland with a show at
Barrowlands. The tour -24 European shows have
been announced thus far - will take the band
through Spain, England, Switzerland, Italy,
Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark,
Finland and Norway and will wrap up on Oct. 18
at the Icestadium in Stockholm, Sweden. Then it's
back to the U.S.; the group kicks off a 23-show
North American tour Nov. 6 and will even be com-
ing through Detroit. Meanwhile, the group's third

video, for "Blow Up the Outside World," will be
directed by Devo's Gerry Casale.
/ Green Day's dedicated fans can quench their
thirst for the band's music by tracking down a rare
live EP that's just now coming to the U.S. in very
limited quantities. The seven-song disc, "Bowling
Bowling Bowling Parking Parking," was recorded
live in Tokyo, Prague and St. Petersburg in early
1996 and is a limited-pressing, international and
Japan-only collector's item that contains the tracks,
"Armatage Shanks' "Brain Stew / Jaded," a cover
of the Operation Ivy song, "Knowledge,' "Basket
Case," "She," "Walking Contradiction" and a spe-
cial unreleased bonus track sung by Tre called
"Dominated Love Slave," which can be found only
on the true Japanese version. The EP was released
in late July in Japan, Australia and selected markets
in Europe only.

By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
DEARBORN - Corn is not the first
thing that comes to mind when one thinks
of Detroit. Lately, however, people near
the Motor City are quite literally lost in it.
Since it opened Aug. 16, the Lincoln-
Mercury Amazing Maize Maze has
attracted the attention of thousands of
people, luring them into a cornfield
labryinth for an old-fashioned good time
and a good cause - cancer research.
The maze, stretched over a quarter-mil-
lion square feet of land owned by the Ford
Motor Land Development Corporation,
was conceived by Harvesting A Cure, a
Metro Detroit charity which does cancer
fund raising. The group's founder, Ed
Wizner, said he thought of the maze last
year as a way to get ordinary people to
donate money to cancer research.
When he brainstormed the project last
September, Wizner had already had his
fill of stuffier fund-raising activities like
black-tie events and expensive golf out-
ings. "I was looking for new and interest-
ing ideas to raise money for the cause;'
said Wizner, a 1984 University graduate
and current project manager for Ford.
"I turned on NPR one night while dri-
ving home and heard an interview with
two crazy guys from a cornfield in the
middle of nowhere, Penn.," he said. The
"crazy guys" had created the world's
largest maze and raised money for charity
in the process. By the time Wizner looked
out his Dearborn office window a few
days later and saw a large Ford-owned
farm, the seeds of the idea began to ger-
minate and the Amazing Maize Maze was
born. Wizner's brainchild will be entered
into next year's "Guinness Book of World

Records" as the "world's largest maze."
What appears now on the 5 1/2 acre
land parcel is due in large part to the
Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford,
which donated most of the start up
costs. The goal of raising $1 million for
cancer research, Wizner said, is being
accomplished through good will and
volunteerism. Instead of costly hired
help, the four recipient organizations
supplied free volunteers to run the maze
each weekend. TicketMaster eliminated
surcharges on tickets for the event.
Even the corn will yield a profit when it
is sold at harvest time as cattle feed.
The maze in Dearborn is an interesting
enigma - a rural attraction on the border
of an urban area, stuck between an office
complex and a shopping center. Once you
enter the maze, however, you will forget
you're even remotely close to Boston
Market or Borders Books and Music.
. When you first enter the maze, you will
feel very small against the 10-foot high
green stalks. The rustling of the leaves
and the gentle notes of piped-in music
may inspire you so that you want to move
to the country or burst into tunes from
"Oklahoma!" And as you look over the
whole field, the prospect of making your
way through the huge, automobile-shaped
maze may even make you dizzy.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the
automobile, the field is cut into the design
of a quadracycle, Ford's first car. The dif-
ferent parts of the car are tied off with
color-coded ribbons to help maze-goers
find their way through from the seat to the
headlights. Every person is given a map as
they enter, but since the map is not com-
pleted, the challenge is to fill in the miss-
ing pieces and make it through the maze.

in this overhead view of the Malze Maze It's easy to see its theme of the i

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MALAMUD
Continued from Page 6B
highlights his belief that emotion and
desire are simply not enough. As he
told one of his writing classes, "To
achieve it is very hard work."
One does not have to be a fellow
craftsperson to enjoy Malamud's mus-
ings, however.. His "Paris Review"
interview is included in "Talking
Horse," and it fully demonstrates
Malamud's warmth and humor. When
interviewer Daniel Stern asked
Malamud to comment on suffering,
Malamud deadpanned, "I'm against it,
but when it occurs, why waste the expe-
rience?" And of his style, Malamud
quipped, "My style flows from the fin-
gers. The eye and ear approve or
amend."
Sections of "Talking Horse" also
address the issue of the Jewish tradition
in American literature, as well as pro-
viding Malamud's viewpoints on some
of his most famous colleagues -

Updike, Bellow, Roth and Mailer.
Finally Malamud reflects on his literary
predecessors, anyone from Tolstoy to
Hawthorne to Henry James. Especially
interesting is his defense of
Hemingway, who is now more often
maligned than praised, in the essay
"The Writer in the Modern World."
In that essay, Malamud gives one of
his most explicit artistic statements; a
statement which shows, thattunlike fel-
low Bennington colleague and fiction
master, the late John Gardner,
Malamud did not overemphasize the
moral duties of the writer. But he did,
on occasions like these, subtly hint at
them: "It will be his task (the writer's)
to scout the area of hope, explore possi-
bility, and in doing so, create a vision of
life so dignified, whole and lovely that
it will lead humanity to a changed con-
ception of itself. This I conceive to be
the true function of the writer and his
art."
At the conclusion of the aforemen-
tioned "Paris Review" dialogue,
Malamud was asked if he wanted to add
anything in regards to what the art of
writing has meant in his life.
Malamud replied, "I'd be to moved to
say."
Thankfully, "Talking Horse" makes
an answer unnnecessary. A reading of
these pieces makes it undeniably clear:
Malamud's labor and love for literature,
have been and will be surpassed by
only a very select few.

Liz Stanton, project manager for the
American Maze Company, the company
that designed and created the maze, said
busy maze days look magical. When teams
compete against each other, she said, they
carry colored flags to set apart their teams.
"You see flags floating through the
cornfield, each with their own personal-
ity" Stanton said. "Some bounce quick-
ly through the maze, and others go
slowly, walking until they hit a dead end
and then they turn around. It's just fun."
If it sounds corny, don't worry. It is.
But, you'll have a great time.
For those who feel guilty giving up
precious study time to play in a field,
they can still learn a little while wander-
ing the rows of corn. Scattered through-
out the field are 16 mailboxes, which
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