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14B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, March 23, 2000
A weekly guide to who's LsThursday, March 23
where, what's happening and through
why you need to be there .m. Wednesday, March 29

The Michigan Daily - Weekend
Internet facilitates 'U' entreprer

Films opening

Romeo Must Die Jemostly
non Sakespear ung-fu
adaptation of "Rmo~~i et
whh m(ens a m o one,
perhaps two allsions tote Bard s
actual qotions a at 18extend-
e ht scenes. Ar B o: 1:40,
43,7.,95.A OA-r:1:5
1:' 1:45, 3:45, 6:45,
7:15, 7:45, 9:20, 9 ).20. (Fri. &
Sat ) 11:50, (Fri. & S.,12:20 (Fri, &
Sat.)

Waking the Dead It's like "Ghost" but
swi!tche around. Kinda-sorta. Meets
he a We Were." Maye you think
those two would blend really nicely. At
State: 2 & 4:30 (Sat. & Sun.) 7, 9:30.
Whatever t Takes I'd be willing to do
whatever it taes to avoid seeing this
rehshdteen, flick. At Briarwood:
12:50, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 10. At
Showcase: 12:30, 2:4 5:15, 7:25.
9:30, 11:30 (Fri. & Sat.)

i 1ms holding

A A Classic
B Excelent
C Good
D Fair
F Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
American Beaut (B A. its crunch
time. The A.B. team:- ~t -need to
steal their Oscars. tr . ed 'em in
spades. At Showcase : .,3:40, 6:35,
9:05, 11:35 (Fri. & Sat,
Beyond the Mat (B+1 dug throw-
ing your little brother e DDT way
back in the day then sould get a
kick out of seeing Ja ne Snake"
Roberts appear in tn oumentary on
professional wrestling Sowcase:
1:25, 3:30, 5:40, 7_-:,, 10:05, 12:15
(Fri. & Sat.)
The Cider House Rules (C) No doubt
about it, Old Man Ciderhouse was behind
the nefarious plot to steal the Oscar stat-
ues. At Showcase: 1:35, 4:10, 6:50,
9:25.
Drowning Mona This film should have
sunken into the briny depths of cinema
weeks ago. At Showcase: 4:35, 6:40.
Erin Brockovich (B) Wouldn't it be cool
if Erin got hooked up witn Peter
Bogdanovich and then became Erin
Bogdanovich and then toid him that "I'll
wear what i please as long as you wear
the rose-tinteds." Somehow Peter Coyote
would fit into the eduapon, although no
word on whether it would be a single or a
double, Also, keep vn -yes peeled for
Erin Brockovich c ears, as I've
heard that you mi iiv enjoy the
movie if you watcf rearing the
all-purpose lid. At b ,, o~~od: 1, 4, 6:50,
9:40. At Showcase: 1, i30, 2, 4, 4:30,
5, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:45, 10:15. 11 (Fri. &
Sat.), 12:20 (Fri. & Sat.)

My Dog Skip (B+) Nine out of ten vets
prefer My Dog Skip to traditional "Lassie-
style' dog films. Treat your dog today.
And don't forget to get your pets spayed
or neutered. At Briarwood: 1:10, 3:15,
5:15, 7:15. At Showcase: 12:55, 3:05,
5:10, 7:05.
The Next Best Thing (D) Madonna and
Rupert Everett are living in bliss until
Tyler Durden shows up as their wacky
live-in roommate. Mischief and mayhem
(and soapmaking) ensue. At Briarwood:
9:20. At Showcase: 4:40.
The Ninth Gate (C-) In this film, Johnny
Depp searches for The Book of the Nine
Gates of Stilted, Confusing Films. He
finds it in the end, but not before the
audience does. At Showcase: 12:20,
3:20, 6:30, 9:15, 12 (Fri. & Sat.).
Pitch Black (B-) With a name like Vin
Diesel, he's got to be good. At
Showcase; 5:30, 10:25, 12:35 (Fri. &
Sat.)
Reindeer Games (C) My favorite reindeer
game is the one where the little reindeer
play tykes play freeze tag on the Trans
Siberian Railroad tracks! Hilarious! At
Showcase: 9:10, 11:20 (Fri. & Sat.)
The Sixth Sense (A-) "I see ... dead peo-
ple." Somehow I don't think he sees too
many Oscars. Ya never know, though. At
Showcase: 12:50, 3:15, 8:05.
Snow Day A bunch of rowdy kids versus
Chris Elliot and his evil snowplow. I'd
rather watch "Mighty Ducks 4."
Seriously. If you're reading this
Hollywood get Josh Jackson suited up
and let's send the Ducks to college. At
Showcase: 12:10, 2:15.
Sweet and Lowdown (B+) Sweet and
Lowdown is great. I put in my iced tea,
or over my Rice Krispies in the morning,
And those pink packets are so cute... At
State: 1:30 (Sat. & Sun.), 7:30.
The Tigger Movie Hurry! This is your last
chance to see this rockin', feel good
film! One show only! At Showcase:
12:25.
Whole Nine Yards (C+) Wow, Bruce Willis
in two films at the same time ... the
Apocalypse is here. At Briarwood: 12:45,
3, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10. At Showcase:
12:15, 2:25, 9, 11:15 (Fri. & Sat.)
Wonder Boys (B-) Besides looking for hot-
shot writers, Michael Douglas also loves
watching Catherine grow. And while we're
at, let's raise the roof for the following
wonder boys - "Dream" Weaver, Frank
T.J. Mackey, S.L. Jackson, M.C. Simon
Milligan and P.S. Hoffman. At Showcase:
12, 2:20, 6:55 (not Sat.), 9:35, 11:40.

Thursday
CAMPUS CINEMA
A Map of the World (1999) Sigourney
Weaver stars as a mother who must face
the death of a friend's daughter in a small
town. At the Michigan Theater, 603 E.
Liberty. 7:30 p.m. $5.50.
MUSiC
Marc Anthony If he's so great, why didn't
he sell out the Palace? State Theater,
Detroit. 7:30 p.m. $36.75-$46.75. 248-
645-6666.
Robert Earl Keen Western folk ballads. If
you're into that sort of thing, git along.
The Ark, 316. S. Main. 8 p.m. $17.50.
761-1451.
"They All Met in Leipzig" Ann Arbor
Festival of Song presents popular and
esser-known works by dead Germans.
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fifth. 8
p.m. $7. 769-2999.
Cloud Nine Spend four bucks and see
where they take you. Blind Pig, 208 S.
First. 10 p.m. $4. 996-8555.
Lonely Hearts Club Open Mic Now you
too can be the fifth Beatle. Lonely Hearts
Club, 211 E. Washington. 8 p.m. FREE.
913-5506.
Paula Cole From Lilith Fair to Clutch
Cargo's ... Now that's a step up. Clutch
Cargo's, Pontiac. 8 p.m. $15. 313-961-
MELT.
THEA TER
Two Worlds This Basement Arts produc-
tion delves into the subconscience of
seven characters through a combination
of singing, acting and dance. Arena
Theater, Frieze Building. Call for times.
Free. 764-6800.
S'lichot This U-M Theatre & Drama pro-
duction, newly scripted by graduate stu-
dent Kim Yaged, tells the story of a can-
cer-stricken woman who revisits her
accumulated family relationships in a
series of flashbacks. Trueblood Theater in
Frieze Building. 8 p.m. $14, $7 students.
763-0450.
The Little Prince The Ann Arbor Young
Actors Guild presents this original script
about a pilot who befriends a little boy,
changing his outlook on life. Ann Arbor
Academy, 111 E. Mosley. 7:30 p.m. $6,
$4 students 913-9750.
ALTERNATIVES
Stephen Yenser Award-winning poet and
critic, and author of "The Fire in All
Things," gives a reading as part of the
UM Visiting Writers Series. Rackham
Amphitheatre, 915 E. Washington. 5 p.m.
Free. 647-6471.
Winona Lauke Environmental and Native
activist discusses and signs copies of
"All Our Relations," an account of Native
resistance to environmental and cultural
degradation. Borders Arborland, 3527
Washtenaw. 7 p.m. Free. 677-6948.
Howard Lyman Former cattle rancher and
current vegan activist signs copies of his
book "Mad Cowboy: Plain TFruth from the
Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat."
Angell Hall Auditorium B, 435 S. State.
7:30 p.m. $5, $2 for students. E-mail veg-
info@tc3net.com for more information.
Gallery Talk Dr. Richard Edwards,
Professor Emeritus of Far Eastern Art,
will share his knowledge and perspective
now on "The Orchid Pavilion Gathering"

Most of you have heard about Bill
Gates, and with good reason. His
software company is the largest and
richest on the globe. A smaller set
have also heard about Jeff Bezos, the
brains behind Amazon.com, also a
paper billionaire many times over.
Unlike Gates, Bezos' entire for-
tune was made through the Internet.
One of the pioneers of internet com-
merce, Bezos has prospered greatly
from the growing use of the internet.
According to Forrester Research, a
leading internet strategy firm,
Internet sales exceeded S6 billion
during the 1999 holiday season -
more than a 50 percent increase from
the previous year. This revenue jump
is an indication of the increasing pro-
liferation of the Internet and its use
in our society.
Many small technology companies
have been created to capitalize on
this trend. These startups experience
a great deal of investment and unpar-
alleled growth potential. The stock
market has fallen in love with these
companies and Dot-Com Fever' -
the passion for technology stocks -
has flourished in both American and
overseas markets.
This fever is now so great that
many companies rush to become
public. In 1999, the average IPO had

By Toyin Akinmusuru
Weekend, Etc. Maigazine Editor

first-day gains of 77 percent, com-
pared to the 12 percent yield only
four years earlier. It almost seems
that any company that can go public
is guaranteed to make money.
Local students also hope to capi-
talize on this lust for the internet by
getting involved in these net-enter-
prises. Many graduates have headed
out to Silicon Valley or Seattle in
pursuit of high wages (and stock
options) offered by these hot tech-
nology firms. The Interest has now
evolved from just wanting to get a
job in a technology company to actu-
ally running it.
There is no better or cheaper time
in history to start your own business
than now on the Internet," said Sam
Miller, founder of a new student
group that aims to help engineering
students learn and develop entrepre-
neurship skills.
Because of lower overhead costs,
business streamlining through the
Internet and access to many
resources Miller believes that
University students can and should
be able to start and successfully
operate these net enterprises.
Internet businesses have sprung up
all over campus. From the likes of
Digital-3, an MP3 hardware and soft-
ware development company to
RentDetective.com, an apartment
location service, students are using
the Internet either as the platform for
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Tina Turner won't be languishing this langourously at the Palace Sunday, believe you me,

Intemet-based businesses, like all others, are formed to make money. Stud

The Exorcist (A) "
classic is worthy
world. At Showcas,
7:10, 8:15, 10, 11:
12:20 (Fri. & Sat.)

re-release of this
ail toe praise in the
140. 4,25. 4:55,
i y(lri. & Sat.),

Final Destination (C) " und and around
and around it goes, whn it stops,
nobody knows. Around , i around and
around it goes, where it cps nobody
knows. At Briarwood: 12 -{. 2:50, 5,
7:20, 9:30. At Showcase: 2:35, 3:10,
5:25, 7:35, 9:55, 12:10 ii . & Sat.)
Holy Smoke (D) Holy Titanic Batman!
Kate Winslet still sucks! At S ite: 4
(Sat. & Sun.) 9:45.
Mission to Mars (D-) More like Mission
to Mediocre Acting Makes This Film
Unwatchable. Now, there s a great title.
At Briarwood: 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45. At
Showcase: 12:40, 2:30, 3. 4:50. 5:20,
7:20, 7:50, 9:40, 10 10, 11:55 (Fri. &
Sat.). 12:25 (Fri. & Sat.)

exhibit, in Space, Time, and the Personal
Brush in Chinese Painting. West Gallery,
U-M Museum of Art. 12:10 p.m. Free.
764-0395.
Docent Tour This week's topic is "The
Orchid Pavilion Gathering." U-M Museum
of Art, 525 South State. 6:30 p.m. Free.
764-0395.
Chinese Opera Master Zhou Long of the
Beijing Opera Academy will lecture and
demonstrate the jingju style of Chinese
opera. U-M Museum of Art, 525 S. State.
7:30 p.m. Free. 764-0395.
Open Mic Poetry A Full Circle Production
of aspiring bards. Gypsy Cafe, 214 N.
Fourth. $3. 994-3940.
Friday
CAMPUS CINEMA
A Map of the World (1999) See Thurs. 7
p.m. $5.50.
Shallow Grave (1994) A group of friends
must decide what to do with a dead
roommate's suitcase full of cash. A great
modern thriller sponsored by M-Flicks.
Starring Ewan McGregor. Nat Sci Aud, 7
& 9 p.m. $3.
Swing Kids (1993) Three German teens
in the middle of World War II must decide
between the free lifestyle of the swing
scene or the daunting power offered by
the stylishly dressed Nazi regime. At
NCCCA. 7 p.m. Free.
MUSIC
Timescape Your daily recommended
dosage of flugelhorns and vibraphones in
one easy to swallow pill. Kerrytown
Concert House, 415 N. Fifth. 8 p.m.
$10-$15. 769-2999.
Hot Club of Cowtown That's right, straight
out of East Lansing. Wait, this says Austin,
TX. The Ark, 316. S. Main. 8 p.m. $13.50.
761-1451.
Sector 9 Take a right at Sector 8, and
there you are. If you see a Burger King,

you've gone too far. Blind Pig, 208 S. First.
10 p.m. $8. X96-8555.
Forgiveness This UMS production com-
bines the histories of Korea, Japan and
China into a song and dance powerhouse.
It tells the story of b warrior who is terror-
ized by his best friend's ghost. Michigan.
Theater. 8 p.m. $36-$16. 764-2538.
Third Eye Blind Hang out with thirteen-
year-olds for a few hours. But remember,
their moms are waiting out in the car ...
State Theater, Detroit. 7:30 p.m. $23.50.
248-645-6666.
THEATER
A Walk in the Rain An R.C. Players pro-
duction, staged in the appropriate loca-
tion. R.C. Auditoriuni, East Quad. 8 p.m.
$5, $3 students.
The Nerd The Rude Mechanicals deliver
Larry Shue's comedy about a nerd-hero
named Rick, who works in a chalk facto-
ry and well-meaningly invades the life
(and sanity) of the quiet Willum. Will
Willum unwillingly lose his will to resist?
If only I could ask Will Weissert.
Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League.
8 p.m. $8, $6 students. 763-1107.
Two Worlds See Thurs. Call for times.
Free. 764-6800.
S'lichot See Thurs. 8 p.m.
The Little Prince See Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
ALTERNATIVES
Dwarakanath Rao and Charles Burch A dis-
cussion of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalyt-
ic treatment of his contemporary, sexually
agonized composer Gustav Mahler. U-M
Stearns Building, 2005 Baits. 4 p.m. Free.
(248) 851-3380.
Saturday
CAMPUS CINEMA
The Shining (1980) Catch this great

their products or and services.
Sandeep Chivukula, a computer
science student, is starting a web ser-
vices company called ThinqTanq.
The Web helps his group coordinate
activities as well as presents a place
to bring in new customers. Their
Website helps even the playing field
against such new media giants like
USWeb/CKS or EDS. "No one can
tell if you're a company of three or a
company of 300, just by looking at
your Website," said Chivukula.
The city of Ann Arbor is eager to
help these new companies prosper.
The Ann Arbor IT Zone is the closest
thing to a business incubator in the
area. The volunteer organization was
created as part of a collaborative
effort between the city government,
Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce
and the University. The organization

helps new and emergir
companies do find fund
business advice.
In addition to advice
LaunchPad facilities at
the group's members. (
a mailing address and e
tion equipment are rea
the center.
The group has not
involvement from stud
panies, primarily becat
dent companies have r
become incorporated.
As more people hear
Zone, the facility becor
business networking
trend welcomed by the o
founders. An increase
working among technol
es would help increase
Ann Arbor has for top

Links to all bove artic

ADdVId tVK[T/pDily
At the lTZone LaunchPad, David Bloom draws out a database flow chart for inspection.

Consume Daily Arts regularly.
It's one of the four food groups.
Phone Numbers: Briarwood: 480-4555; Fox Village; 994-8080; Michigan Theater: 668-
8397; Quality 16: 827-2837; Showcase: 973-8380; State: 761-8667.
Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Matinee times at State Theater are
effective for Saturday and Sunday only.

Weekend
Magazine

Editors: Toyin Akinmusuru, Jeff Druchniak
Writers: Toyin Akinmusuru, Matthew Barrett, Nick Broughton, Jen
Victor, John Uhl, Jon Zemke.
Photo Editors: Jessica Johnson, Dana Linnane, David Rochkind.
Photographers: David Katz, Danny Kalick, Joanna Paine, Jessica Joh
Cover: Photoillnstration by Danny Kalick.
Arts Editors: Christopher Cousino, Managing Editor; Gabe Fajuri, C
Editor in Chief: Mike Spahn

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