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A weekly guide to who's Thursday, Sept. 30
where, what's happering and eee st through
why you need to be there ...,e .i Wednesday, Oct. 6

Living the high life on campus remail

Films opening
Drive Me Crazy This movie has Oscar con-
tender written all over it. Will it live up to
the hype? Only time will tell. At Briarwood:
12:40, 3, 5:15, 7:20, 9:30.
Elmo In Grouchland looks like another win-
ner from our little, red friend. At Showcase:
12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:30, 10:15.
bystery, Alaska Jay Roach - two minutes
for bad flmmaking. At Briarwood: 1:40,
Films holding
***** A Classic
**** Excellent
*** Good
** Fair
* Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
American Beauty **** The year's best
film, to date, takes an unflinching and
humorous look at life in the suburbs. At
Showcase: 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 3:45, 4:15,
4:45, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:10, 9:40, 10:10,
11:30112, 12:30.
Better Than Chocolate ** What's better
than chocolate? Nothing. AthState: 1:35
(Sat. & Sun.), 7:15.
The Blair Witch Project **** If the cam-
era movements don't make you vomit, then
the plot surely will. At State: 11:45 (Fri.).
Blue Streak Martin Lawrence pretends to
be a cop. And this is funny? At Briarwood:
1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:50. At Showcase:
12:25, 12:55, 2:35, 3:05, 4:40, 5:15,
6:55, 7:25, 9:05, 9:35, 10:05, 11:10,
11:40, 12:10.
Double Jeopardy * I'll take bad movies for
200 Alex. At Briarwood: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10,
7:50, 10:20. At Showcase: 12:30, 1, 1:30,
2:50, 3:20, 4:10, 5:10, 5:40, 7:15, 7:45,
8:15, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11:45. 12:15.
Fo.ove Of The Game *** Can you go
wrong with a movie that's about the

4:50, 7:40, 10:10. At Showcase: 1:20,
1:50, 4:20, 4:50, 7:20, 7:50, 9:50, 10:20,
12:05, 12:35.
Plunkett & MacLeane Robert Carlyle plays
a highwayman making his way through
18th-century England. At Showcase: 12:15,
2:30, 5:05, 7:55, 10:15, 12:25.
Three Kings We three kings be stealing the
gold. Will it be Oscar gold? Only time will
tell. At Briarwood: 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:40. At
Showcase: 12:40, 1:10, 1:40, 3, 4, 4:30,
5:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:25, 9:55, 10:25, 11:50,
Detroit Tigers and features John C. Reilly?
Is the sky blue? At Briarwood: 1:10, 4:10,
7:10, 10:00. At Showcase: 12:50, 3:40,
6:30, 9:20, 12:05.
Inspector Gadget *** Without question,
one of the year's best few films (based on
cartoon shows). At Showcase: 12:10, 2.
Jacob The Liar*l This movie's good. Ok,
I'm lying. At Showcase: 4:05, 6:50, 9:15,
Mumford ** Dumb's the word. At State
1:30 (Sat. & Sun.), 4:00 (Sat. & Sun.), 7,
9:15. At Showcase: 12:05, 6:35.
Run Lola Run **** Not to be confused
with "Run LaLa Run," a potential sequel to
"He Got Game." At State: 4:15 (Sat. &
Sun.), 9:30, 11:30 (Fri. & Sat.).
The Sixth Sense **** "I see dead peo-
ple." I see an overrated movie. At
Briarwood: 1:20, 4:00, 6:50, 9:20. At
Showcase: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:35, 9:45, 12.
Stigmata * A woman starts showing signs
of the stigmataand turns to a priest to
lend a helping hand. At Showcase: 12:35,
3:10, 5:25, 8:10, 10:30, 12:30.
Stir Of Echoes *** Another movie about
a boy who sees dead people. At
Showcase: 2:20, 4:25, 9, 11.

By Elena Lipson
Daily Arts Writer
Four eager LSA juniors grabbed hold
of the red plastic tubes, ready to embark
upon a journey often filled with giggles
and gluttony. Their experience com-
menced as one voyager lit the flame.
The foursome inhaled the milky white
smoke that passed down the ceramic
body of South Park's Chef and through
the red tubes into their lungs.
After a few more repetitions, they
had reached a state of happiness and
relaxation. And all they needed to get
there was a little marijuana and their
trusty Hookah, a gift to Nancy* on her
20th birthday.
Nancy, who raved, "Chef is a good
party piece," said for the past year she
has regularly smoked marijuana any-
where from four to seven times a week.
Like many marijuana users, Nancy got
high for the first time in college
because "she just wanted to try it."
Now, she continues to hit the bong
because it relaxes her and she likes not
having to think for a few hours.
George, an LSA junior who has an
established affinity for Mary Jane,
expressed similar sentiments.
"I smoke about five times a week to
relax when I'm hanging out with my
friends, watching a movie, after coming
back from the library or just to put me

to sleep. It puts me in a mood of con-
One female LSA senior and former
pot smoker explained that she liked
marijuana because she was "more in
control (when high) than when drink-
Brad, an LSA junior, also attributed
college students' toking habit to social
pressures, noting, "In a lot of circles it
makes you more socially acceptable
because so many people are doing it
A 1996 study conducted by the New
York State Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse services confirmed
Brad's notion that marijuana use is
prevalent on college campuses. The
study found that 40 percent of college
students in New York have used mari-
juana in their lifetime and more than 14
percent use it at least once a week.
A national survey conducted by Rick
Bell, Henry Wechsler and Lloyd D.
Johnston on 17,592 students at 140
American colleges explored the charac-
teristics common to pot smokers. The
survey showed that marijuana users
were often white and single, and pre-
ferred spending more time at parties
and socializing with friends and less
time studying.
The survey also indicated that gener-
ally marijuana smokers engaged in

courtesy of Twentieth century Fox
Melissa Joan Hart snuggles up close to a possible new teen heart throb, costar Adrian Grenier. "Drive Me Crazy" just might
be the perfect date movie.

This University student gets ready to inhale.




As Bees in Honey Drown See Thursday. 8 p.m.
A Conversation with Laurie Anderson Prof.
Stephen Rush interviews Laurie Anderson as
part of her performance of "Songs and Stories
from Moby Dick." 12 p.m. Power Center. 764-
Alumni Art Show Alumni exhibit their art
work through the School of Art & Design. 11
a.m.-4 p.m.. Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Art and
Architecture Building.


John Popper Band The guy from BluesTraveler
plus a band named after him. Michigan Theater.
7:30pm. $21.50.
Sun Messengers Music to make you move.
Karl's. 9:30pm. $3.
Sonia & The Disappear Fear Band Social com-
mentary backed with harmonicas. Blind Pig.
9:30pm. $8-10.
Better Than Ezra They play all their greatest
hits.You know, all those Better Than Ezra clas-
sics you grew up on. Royal Oak Music Theatre,
Royal Oak. 8pm. $16.
Laurie Anderson Anderson's UM S debut fea-
tures her newest multimedia creation, "Songs
and Stories from Moby Dick." 8 p.m. Power
Center. 764-2538. $18-36.
As Bees in Honey Drown Performance
Network's show about a writer's infatuation
with a sophisticated woman continues its run.
8 p.m. Performance Network, 408 W.
Washington. 663-0681. $15-18, $3 discount
for students.
Gallery Talk A tour through "When Time Began
to Rant and Rage: Figurative Painting in
Twentieth-Century Ireland, the museum's new
exhibit, will be led by museum director and
exhibit curator James Steward. 12:15 p.m.
West Gallery, Museum of Art.
Art Video The movie, "The Louvre: From
Dungeons to the Pyramid;" documents the
architectural history of the Louvre Museum in
Paris. 7:30 p.m. Media Room, Museum of Art.

Chico DeBarge & Noreaga Grand Rapids
native along with the Panamanian dictator, all
on one stage. State Theatre, Detroit. 9pm.
Type 0 Negative Heavy music. St. Andrew's,
Detroit. 6pm. $15.
Patricia Barber Pianist and vocalist. Bird of
Paradise. 9pm. $12.50-15.
Frankie Bones Super-techno DJ. Motor
Lounge, Hamtramck. 9pm. 313-369-0080.
Laurie Anderson See Thursday. 8 p.m.

Aliens (1986) Directed by James Cameron,
this sci-fi masterpiece returns to the big

other high-risk behaviors such as binge
drinking, cigarette smoking and having
multiple sexual partners. The majority
did not believe religion and community
service were important.
Among college students who smoke
marijuana, there is a smaller population
of students who have taken it upon
themselves to grow their own weed.
Last winter, LSA senior Kenny and
his friends decided to use their marijua-
na seeds and become small-time culti-
vators. Kenny said the process took
about two and half months, starting
with the plants under constant light for
a month and a half. The plants were
placed on a growing cycle for the final
month with 12 hours of daylight and 12
hours of total darkness.
Ultimately, the plants budded and
Kenny said he and his friends got high
on "better, fresher bud."
Though illegal, Kenny's and his
friends' harvest was actually quite eco-
nomical. George explained that good
ganja can cost about $50 for 1/8 or $90
for 1/4. For people who get high often
or are exacting in their taste for high-
quality bud, getting high can be an
expensive habit.
Although many college students
today experiment with marijuana, get-
ting stoned in college is not simply a
*Names of students have been changed.

'90s thing. Most of today's college
dents were born to parents who grey
in the '60s and some students, like I
junior Lisa, even admit to getting I
with their friends' parents.
"In high school, my friend's n
believed smoking marijuana was c
because nothing really bad hapr
when you're high," said Lisa. "But
didn't want us to drink because tl
was a greater chance we would get
Whatever their rationale for smol
marijuana, many parents of today's
lege students have experimented N
the drug. Even three out of :
Michigan Democrats, including I
Spitzer and Catherine Abate, who
for state attorney general in 1
admitted to trying marijuana in t
college days.
But students should be aware that
has become considerably more po
since the 1960s. According to Cc
Balzer, intelligence analyst at the L
Enforcement Administration (Di
the potency of marijuana has doul
since the 1970's due to more effic
methods of cultivation, harvesting
Consequently, the health risks
smoking marijuana have intensifies
well. Some short-term effects incl
problems with memory and learn
distorted perceptions, difficulty pi

Popular pot paraphanalia that keep the marijuana culture alive.

courtesy of columbia Pictures
1ith spvurity blanket in hand, Elmo, 'Sesame Street's' friendly or annoying (take
cur pick) monster debuts on film in "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland."
Phone Numbers: Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 761-9700; Briarwood: 480-4555; Fox Village; 994-
8080; Michigan Theater: 668-8397; Showcase: 973-8380; State: 761-8667.
Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Late shows at Ann Arbor 1 & 2 and
State are for Friday and Saturday only. Noon and mid-day 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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Editors: Toyin Akinmusuru, Jeff Druchniak, Nico
Writers: Toyin Akinmusuru, Matthew Barrett, Jason Birchmeier, Stephen Ger
Kula, Meg Lassar, Elena Lipson, Ed Sholinsky, Alana Steingold.
Photo Editors: Sam Hollenshead, Jessica Johnson, Dana Linnane, David Rochl
Photographers: Allison Cantor, Jessica Johnson, Danny Kalick, David Rochkin
Cover: "He Did a Bad, Bad Thing" is a photo illustration conceived and consti
Arts Editors: Jessica Eaton and Chris Cousino
Editor in Chief: Heather Kamins

courtesy of Warner Bros. and village Roadshow Films
Marky Mark turns all American, teamed up with George Clooney and Ice Cube in
"Three Kings,"a tale of a covert op behind enemy lines at the Gulf War's end.

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