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Thursday, Oct. 1
Wednesday, Oct. 7

After 14 years alternative bookstore sti


Films opening

Antz The computer-animated insect
epic featuring the voices of Woody
Allen, Sly Stallone and a myriad other
Hollywood giants. At Showcase: 12, 1,
2,3, 4,5,6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 12 At
Ann Arbor 1&2: 1, 3, 5, 7:20, 9:30,
Night At The Roxbury Score! The
nasty-freakin' duo of Saturday Night
Live fame have their own feature. At
Briarwood: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:20
At Showcase: 1:10, 1:40, 3:15, 3:45,
5:15, 5:45, 7:20, 7:50, 9:20, 9:50,
11:20, 11:50
Strangeland A father searches for his
daughter's killer after her brutal slay-
ing in this horror offering. At

Showcase: 1:20, 3:25, 5:25, 8:10,
10:30, 12:20
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries The
film based on the novel of the same
name, by Kaylie Jones. The story of an
American family living in Paris in the
60s and 70s. At State: 1:30, 4, 7,
What Dreams May Come Robin
Williams looks to sew up his second
Oscar in this drama about a deceased
doctor who searches other worlds for
his love. At Briarwood: 1:30, 4:15, 7,
9:40 At Showcase: 1:15, 1:45, 4:15,
4:45, 7:10, 7:40, 9:45, 10:15, 12:10,

Films holding

***** A Classic
**** Excellent
*** Good
** Fair
* Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
Blade * Wesley Snipes rocks! Who
cares if he's playing a comic book-
based vampire chaser. Hello, Buffy? At
Showcase: 10:25, 12:35
One True Thing *4 Renee Zellweger
plays a woman who is called home by
her mother's terminal illness, and must
confront the ghosts of her past. At
Briarwood: 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:30 At
Showcase: 12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:30,
Ronin ** Robert DeNiro stars in this
tortuous conspiracy thriller. At
Briarwood: 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10 At
Showcase: 12:30, 1:05, 1:35, 3:25,
4:20, 4:50, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 9:25,
9:55, 10:20, 11:55, 12:25
Rounders ***i Matt Damon and
Edward Norton star in this story of
cards and the Russian mob. At
Showcase: 12:40, 6:40, 11:35
Rush Hour *i Jackie Chan and Chris
Tucker star in this action comedy. Their
witty banter is humorous. At
Briarwood: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:40,s10:10
At Showcase: 12:20, 12:50, 1:20,
2:35, 3:05, 3:35, 4:40, 5:10, 5:40,

6:55, 7:25, 7:55, 9:10, 9:40, 10:10,
11:15, 11:45, 12:15
Saving Private Ryan **** Ed Burns,
Tom Hanks and Matt Damon star in this
ultra-realistic conception of World War
II. At Showcase: 12:15, 12:45, 3:40,
4:10, 7:05, 7:35, 11:10
Simon Birch ** The story of a small
boy who believes his life to be some-
thing little short of extraordinary. At
Showcase; 1:30, 4:05, 6:35, 9:15 At
Ann Arbor 1&2: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50,
7:05, 9:20
Slums Of Beverly Hills *** An ado-
lescent girl grows up in 70s
Beverly Hills, on the wrong side of
the tracks, so to speak. At State:
1:30, 4, 7:15, 9:15
There's Something About Mary **
It's absolutely impossible to find
"Build Me Up Buttercup" on any-
thing but this soundtrack. At
Briarwood: 1:10, 3:50, 6:45, 9:15
At Showcase: 12:25, 3:20, 3:55,
6:30, 9:05, 9:35, 11:30, 12
Urban Legend *i Oh, how Rebecca
Gayheart wishes she were something
more than just "Noxzema Girl." At
Briarwood: 12:40, 2:50,. 5, 7:30, 9:50
At Showcase: 12:55, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30,
10:05, 12:15

FDR Part IV (1994) In the early stages of
World War 11, Franklin Roosevelt is torn
between his desires for neutrality and the
necessity of involvement. District Library,
343 S. Fifth Ave. 7 p.m. Free.
Slums Of Beverly Hills (1998) Natasha
Lyonne stars in this coming-of-age story
set in 1970s Beverly Hills. Mich. 7 & 9
Karl Newhouse Ann Arbor's
songstress brings her siren songs to
town. 8 p.m. The Ark, 316 South Main
St., 761-1451.
Sweep The Leg Johnny We're not so sure
about this one, but you can at least come
for special guests: Lester King and
Propeller. 9:30 p.m. The Blind Pig, 208
South First St. 9968555.
Always for the First Time: An Evening
of Surrealist Performance Out of the
tradition of surrealist performance,
performance artists from the commu-
nity as well as University students and
faculty will provide an evening of
dance, drama and poetry. University
Museum of Art. 8 p.m. $7. 647-0521.
Avenue X: an a cappella musical
Characters in this racially tom 1963
Brooklyn neighborhood find a common
language in musi. Performance Network,
408 West Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Pay-
what-you-can. 663-0681.
On Golden Pond A dramatic rendition of
this beloved American film that examines
modern-day familial relationships. Ann
Arbor Civic Theatre Playhouse 2275 Platt
Rd. 8 p.m. $14 for students, others $16.
Catherine Brown Celebrating the publica-
tion of "Contrary Things: Exegesis,
Dialectic, and the Poetics of
Didacticism." Shaman Drum. 4 p.m.
From Rosle to Roosevelt: A Film history of
Americans In World War i Film series is
introduced in 20 libraries across the coun-
try. As part of the series there is a film
about Roosevelt and the wartime presi-
dency. Discussion following film led by Dr.
David Fitzpatrick, U of M lecturer. Ann
Arbor District Library. 7 p.m.
Stand-Up Comedy Mike "Chainsaw"
Hessman, who holds the Guinness
Book of World Records record for most
jokes told in 24 hours, will perform for
a slightly shorter time period at the
showcase downtown. Main Street
Comedy Showcase. Mains, 314 East
Liberty St. 8:30 p.m. $10. 996-9080.
__F ir id ay -
Spike & Mike's Classic Festival Of
Animation '98 A compilation of animated
shorts. Mich. 7 & 9 p.m.
The Ceremony (1971) The appearances
of a formal family saga in post-war Japan

By Cortney Duewke
For the Daily
For a moment, close your eyes and
imagine a scholar's literary utopia.
Immaculate rooms with bookshelves
that meet the ceiling crammed full
of literature from end to end.
Cushioned areas tucked into corners
like miniature sofas where the bib-
liophile can browse selections
before purchasing. A variety of
music plays over the speakers -
anything from Latin music to jazz -
giving the bookstore a relaxing air.
The store is hushed, yet vibrant. It
has a life of its own.
Most students have probably
already paid a visit to the Shaman
Drum's textbook shop. Located one
door down from Michigan Book and
Supply and next to Caribou Coffee
on South State Street, Shaman Drum
is a popular place for professors of
the humanities to place their course
textbooks. But not everyone has vis-
ited the main bookshop itself, locat-
ed on the lower level beneath the
textbook area.
Shaman Drum sports two loca-
tions with a shop selling retail books
just a below the second-story loca-
tion well known by students.
Shaman Drum Bookstore was
founded in 1980 by owner Karl
Pohrt and specializes in carrying,
Greek and Latin classics, anthropol-
ogy and humanities works.
Originally the store was located only
on the second floor, but over the.
years it has expanded greatly, now
encompassing two shop's worth of
space on the lower level as well as

the textbook department. It differs
from the other bookstores on cam-
pus; unlike larger stores like
Michigan Book and Supply and
Ulrich's Bookstore, Shaman Drum is
completely independent and carries
more than just textbooks. Unlike
Borders, which offers general inter-
est books, Shaman Drum focuses on
scholarly works. This makes the
Drum, says Pohrt with a smile, "a
bookshop with an attitude."
The most enigmatic part of Shaman
Drum may very well be its name. The
shaman was a religious, medicine
man-like figure in hunting and gath-
ering societies. There was a long tra-
dition of using a drum in these soci-
eties' ceremonies; they were one of
the first instruments used in such
events and symbolized the heartbeat.
In the shamanic ceremonies, the
shaman would beat the drum to mark
the transition between one state of
consciousness and another.
"The name is a metaphor for what a
bookstore should do: facilitate a
change in consciousness," Pohrt
All employees were quick to
agree Shaman Drum is the best
place in town to find the book you
need. When asked why they were
eager to praise their store for a num-
ber of different reasons.
"This bookstore makes a real
effort to maintain stock of interest-
ing titles for the community ... we
think of ourselves as a community
bookstore," says employee Jeff
Jordan. Adds Shaman Drum book-
shopper Marty Gosser, "It's a book-

Karl Pohrt founded Shaman Drum in 1980 as a small second4loor shop
retail store occupies the first floor.

Courtesy of Habit
Boston native Martin Sexton, one of the few contemporary folk singers not to be
called "the next Bob Dylan," struts his stuff. He has been around for years and will
make another stop off in Ann Arbor when he fills up the Ark with soft twangy tunes
at 7 and 9 p.m.

are torn to shreds by violence. Japanese
with English subtitles. Lorch. 7 p.m.
Pl (1998) A man looking for life's under-
lying patterns ends up searching for God.
Mich. 11 p.m.
Jimmy Cliff Reggae superstar jams into
the motor city. 9 p.m. The Majestic
Theater, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
(313)833-9700, ext. 3.
Ramona Collins Coming all the way from
Toledo, Collins entertains with jazz and
swing blues. 9:30 and 11 p.m. and 12:30
a.m. Bird of Paradise, 207 S. Ashley St.
Getaway Cruiser Ann Arbor's pride and
joy. Rock with girl singer and turntables.
9:30 p.m. The Blind Pig, 208 South First
St. 996-8555.
Jewel Heart / Allen Ginsberg Memorial
Concert Patti Smith, Phillip Glass, and
Michael Stipe come together to pay trib-
ute. 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium. Tickets avail-
able at the Union Ticket Office, 994-
Nashville Bluegrass Band Sugar hill
recording artist (Remember, we're talking
about the bluegrass label, not the rap
label). 8 p.m. The Ark, 316 South Main St.
The Outfield They were cool in 1990, they

couldn't have changed that much.
Besides, they're playing Harpos. Do
the math. Harpo's, Detroit. (313)
Pianists at Kerrytown Series Arthur
Greene, a University School of Music
faculty member, has won many prizes
and appeared with European and
American Orchestras. His perfor-
mance will include works by Scriabin,
Schubert and Rachmaninoff.
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North
Fourth Ave. 8 p.m. $25-10. 769-2999.
Always for the First Time: An Evening of
Surrealist Performance See Thursday. 8
p.m. Free with University student i.d.
Avenue X: an a cappella musical See
Thursday. 8 p.m.
On Golden Pond See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Robert Clark The author of "Mr. White's
Confession" reads from his work. Shaman
Drum. 8 p.m.
John G. Posa His collection of prints,
"Visible Means of Support," will be on dis-
play through November. Come and cele-
brate at the opening. Cafe Zola. 7-9 p.m.
Stand-Up Comedy See Thursday. 8 and
10:30 p.m.

store where we try to take our cus-
tomers very seriously and respect
"When you buy a book at Shaman
Drum, money is cycling back into
the community in real interesting
ways," says Pohrt.
Shaman Drum has the stamp of
approval from more than just its work-
ers. The bookshop' has become an
increasingly popular haven for profes-
sors to order books for their classes -
and most professors who place their
orders at Shaman Drum do so exclu-
sively. English Prof. Rebecca Egger has
used only Shaman Drum for the four
years she has taught at the University.
Egger said she chose the bookstore
because of its great service, organiza-
tion, and responsibility. A full selection
of scholarly books is "an incredibly use-
ful resource," she says.
Philosophy Prof. Peter Railton
agrees. "It's great for Ann Arbor to
have an independent bookstore like
Shaman Drum."
The store does more than just sell
books. Pohrt claims the store is trying to
become a community center. In striving
for this, the bookshop holds many events
to draw in high-brow patrons eager to
consume both academic and classic liter-
ary works. Up to four times a week, the
Drum hosts readings of fiction writers,
poets and University faculty in humani-

Drum newsletter,
"Byblios," as well
as news about
other happenings
at the bookshop.
The same infor-
mation can be
found on the
shop's website at
w w w. shaman -
drum. com. You
can find a copy of
"Byblios in both


ties, who have publish
According to Gosser, authi
events generally read their
to 30 minutes, field questiw
20 minutes, then autograph
while patrons enjoy cheese
Upcoming readers inc
Clark, Ed Hirsch,
Holthaus. A schedule
readings can be found in


Shaman Drum's textbool
book stores. Patrons wh
store's mailing list can
monthly installment mai
campus address.
If you happen to wander
in line indefinitely to s
Shaman Drum on the first
es, you may have been sure
much of the staff have
become cross-dressers. T
event is in memory of a b

The staff of Shaman Drum poses In the retail books section of the store. After 18
years most employees say their store is still the hippest place In town to buy books.

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
in the tradition of "Coneheads," Will Ferrell (left) and Chris Kattan (right)
star as the Butabl brothers, Steve and Doug, in "A Night At The Roxbury."
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Phone Numbers: Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 761-9700; Brarwood: 4804555; Fox Village; 994-
8080; Michigan Theater: 6688397; Showcase: 9738380; State: 761-8667.
Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Late shows at Ann Arbor I & 2 and
State are for Friday and Saturday only. Noon and midday matinees at Ann Arbor 1& 2 are
for Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday only; matinees at State are for Saturday and Sunday

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