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The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine
A weekly guide to who's Thursday, November 29
where, what's hap ening and through
why you need to e there ... Wednesday, December 5
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By Rebecca Ramsey
For the Daily
Behind Enemy Unes I'm not sure if
Owen Wilson can pull off the action
hero deal. At Quality 16: 11:20,
12:25, 1:30, 3:05,3:40, 5:15, 5:45,
7:25, 7:55, 9:35,10:00,11:45 (Fri.
and Sat.), 12:05 (Fri. and Sat.).
Black Knight I was crying tears of
rage when I left this one. At Quality
16: 11:05, 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:15,
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Opening weekend, shmopening week-
end. Just wait til Dec. 19. At Quality
16: 11:00,11:30, 12:00,12:20,
12:50,1:20, 1:55, 2:25, 3:00, 3:20,
3:50, 4:15, 4:50, 5:25, 6:10, 6:30,
6:45, 7:10, 7:45, 8:20, 9:05, 9:25,
9:45, 10:00, 10:35 (Fri. and Sat.),
11:15 (Fri. and Sat.).
Heist Ever notice how Hackman goes
underground for a few years and then
comes out with like seven movies? At
Quality 16: 12:45, 2:55, 7:20, 9:30.
K-PAX Oooh, we're so great because
Ufe as a House It's a simile. How
clever. At Quality 16: 11:40, 2:20,
4:20, 7:05, 9:10.
Monsters, Inc. Hey, Buscemi doesn't
die in this one. Shocking. At Quality
16: 11:45, 12:35, 1:50, 2:40, 4:00,
4:40, 6:20, 6:55, 8:15, 8:55, 11:00
(Fri. and Sat.).
The One Currently holding on to the
bottom rung of the top 10. At Quality
16: 5:15, 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.).
Out Cold The sequel to "Ski School
II." At Quality 16: 12:55, 2:45, 4:35,
Shallow Hal T minus 8 days til the D.
At Quality 16: 1:00, 3:15, 5:25, 7:50,
10:05, 12:10 (Fri. and Sat.).
So, your pants feel a little small
now, the football games have stopped
playing every hour on every channel
and home remains a memory of old
grandparents simultaneously pinch-
ing your cheeks as if you were a
three-year-old and then asking you
when are you going to get married.
Yeah, yeah, Thanksgiving has come
and gone and all we are left with is
unfinished homework and tight
For freshmen, Thanksgiving may
be the first visit home from college.
It is exciting to come home and it is
a time to discover what things have
changed and what things are really
worth giving thanks.
Parents are great to see at
Thanksgiving, but did anyone else
notice that they seemed to FORGET
that we are college students?
Freshmen, new to the world of
sticky-floored frats, often find them-
selves staying out late at parties
At home for the holiday, some par-
ents give curfews that makenyouwant
to retort: "But momn! I stay out until
4 a.m. every weekend at college!"
This is a mistake, for parents imme-
diately fear the worst when this is
said. (I think the words "drugs" and
"boys" come to mind) Try explaining
that a late-night excursion to a pimps
and hoes party was just another inno-
cent night of studying and fishnet
"When I first got home, my mom
would ask me where I was going
when I went out, and I just said I did-
n't have to tell her where I was going
all year long," said LSA freshman
Libbi Butman. Giving little informa-
tion to parents is a great defense tac-
tic, but if they really must know what
you are doing, tell them that you only
drink virgin margaritas. (Freshman:
"virgin" is another word that lives in
the minds of parents, use it wisely)
Coming home for Thanksgiving is
like a test to see how strong friend-
ships are. After three months of
school, it may be hard to tell your
best friend, who has already gained
the freshman 15, that she does not
look fat when she tries to squeeze
into her jeans after eating three
pieces of pumpkin pie. Your friends
may have changed. Perhaps you
freshman understand how your
friends morphed into that annoying
girl from American Pie when they
say things like: "One time ,at col-
lege..." It can seem like all they
want to do is talk about themselves.
Jackie Wiener, an LSA freshman
expressed how her friendships were
either reinforced or distanced as she
said: "I found that I was most com-
fortable with those who I was
already close with. The closeness
was just enhanced. I tended to ignore
the people who talked about them-
selves a lot." Others were even
expecting their friends to be different
since the beginning of college.
"I was surprised at how much my
friends were the same," said
Engineering freshman Jeff Kennedy.
It has only been a few months since
the freshmen arrived and not every
one of them has experienced that
moment when their life has been
Since some friends cannot stop
talking about their college experi-
ences, itucan be hard trying to get
word in the discussion. When you are
actually lucky enough to be able tc
talk about your college life, you may
have received a unfriendly response
such as "Ew! You joined (or didn'
join) a sorority! Why?" or "You actu
ally go to all of your classes?"
Don't be ashamed of making th
most of your first semester, and i
you need to lie to make it sound
interesting - do what you have to
Pretend that you are the Presiden
of a cool club on campus or tell you
friends that you are having an affai
with a Professor. This will beat thei
stories of sleeping through class o
puking all night after a big party. I
all else fails, you could always try
the virgin margarita idea.
One of the best things about com
ing home for Thanksgiving is the
good food. Sure, dorm food is fine i
you like soggy jello and reprocessed
chicken (Come on, like you've neve:
wondered if tonight's chicken stir-fry
was last night's chicken cacciatore)
Thanksgiving food is the most com
forting part about coming home. I
we use all capital letters in our title.-.
At Quality 16: 4:45 (Thursday only), Spy Game Psst ... I think that guy's a
5:05, 11:50 (Fri. and Sat.). spy. At Quality 16: 11:10, 1:40, 4:10,
10 reasons why the University is
way better than being at home
Courtesy - - 20th C ury Fox
Owen Wilson explains to Uncle Henry what to expect from year 60 of his plan in "Behind Enemy Lines."
Have "A Cup of Comfort" Wacky,
elderly, Californian named Lynn Ruth
Millernreads and discusses her col-
lection of feel-good stories about
human nature. Borders, 7 p.m. Free.
The Man Who Wasn't There One of
the best films of the year. State
Theater.9: 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.
Novocaine What is it with Martin and
dentists. State Theater. 9:15 p.m.
Amelie Pretty good, for a French
movie. Michigan Theater. 7 p.m.
Waking Life Hey, watch the leather,
man! Michigan Theater. 9:30 p.m.
Suzanne Vega A remix of Tom's Diner
is what you'll know her best for, doo
doo doo doo do da doo doo. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., 7:30 p.m.
Nick Strange I wonder if he went to
med school cause if he did then he
would be Dr. Strange and although
underrated he was a sweet super-
hero. T.C.'s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti,
10:30 p.m. $3 483-4470.
Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Tony
Rice and Todd Phillips Four graduates
of The David Grisman Quintet reunite
and reminisce musically. The Ark,
316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $25 761-
"Stop Kiss" Performance Network
presents this play about two women
who fall in love and the disaster that
results from their first kiss.
Performance Network, 120 E. Huron.
8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can preview.
A LTERNA TIVES
"A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in
Twentieth Century Art" This exhibit
features 20th century works from the
UMMA's permanent collection that
focuses on abstraction in land-
scapes, objects and figures. UMMA,
525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.
"Japanese Fisherman's Coats of
Awaji Island" Exhibit features the
Japanese folk textile tradition of
these patterned, handcraftedecoats.
UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-
The Man Who Wasn't There See
Thursday. State Theater. 7 & 9:30
Sidewalks of New York Well, don't
get all sensitive on me Barbara.
State Theater. 7:15, 9:15 & 11:30
Waking Life See Thursday. State
Amelie See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
A Christmas Story You'll shoot your
eye out. Michigan Theater. 5 p.m.
J. Mascis, The Rants Dinosaur Jr. is
extinct but Mascis' solo career lives.
The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St., 10 p.m.
Ann Arbor AIDS Awareness Benefit:
Cloud Nine Music Cloud nine, Jiant
and Smokestack jam for awareness.
Leopold Bros., 517 S. Main St., 7
p.m. $5 747-9806.
Immunity I guess they don't need to
go to The Awareness Benefit. Habitat
Lounge, Weber's Inn 3050 Jackson
Road 8:45 p.m. Free 665-3636.
Joshua Redman Quartet and Brad
Mehldau Trio These two famous jazz
ensembles, featuringtRedman on sax
and Mehldau on piano, first perform
separately and then close the
evening with a jointeperformance. 8
p.m. Michigan Theater. $16-36. 764-
"Stop Kiss" See Thurs. $25.
A LTERNA TIVES
"Japanese Fisherman's Coats of
Awaji Island" See Thurs.
"A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in
Twentieth Century Art" See Thurs.
Amelie See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.
By Robyn Melamed
Daily Arts Editor
There's something that's incredibly
great about going home. Now that it's
the end of November, and the weeks
of Hell are quickly approaching, the
word "home" has an ever-so-special
place in our hearts. But to keep spir-
its up, here are 10 reminders of why
the University is better than home.
10) SLEEPING IN You know the
drill at home: Your mom is up at the
crack of dawn cooking up scrambled
eggs. She is hurt/confused as to why
the smell of her wonderful breakfast
hasn't motivated you out of bed. At
about 2 p.m., she decides your sorry
ass has slept long enough, and tells
your little sister/brother to jump on
you. Go blue.
9) FREE BEER It's the oldest
University of Michigan secret: This
campus loves to give out free beer.
Not only does this make our campus
cooler than every other one, but it
also makes Mom's Necto Kool-aid
8) STUFF TO DO How many people
can honestly say they have sports
bars, booty clubs, Ben and Jerry's,
movie theatres and the Diag Party
Store all within a few blocks of their
7) COOL FRIENDS Ever notice how
when you hang out with your old
high school friends, your new college
friends seem so much cooler? Deep
6) WASTING TIME College is one
of the few places where you can get
away with burning CD's all day long
without getting in trouble. Sweet.
5) ELIMIDATE Well, of course you
probably have cable at home. And of
course you can watch trashy shows
like "Elimidate" at home. But watch-
ing it at home cannot compare to
watching it with your friends late at
night while eating Ben and Jerry's
and cussing at the bimbos on the
4) LACK OF CURFEW So you're
about to go out, and your dad is
yelling after you with a combination
of, "Drive safe ... be careful ...you
can only handle one drink," and the
ultimate favorite, "Don't be out too
late." You know you don't really have
a curfew, yet you can picture Dad
snoring on the couch and waking up
every 15 minutes to see if you're
home yet. Damn that guilty con-
3) SLEEPOVERS Freshman year is
so exciting - you can bring your lat-
est crush back to the dorm room and
(s)exile your roommate. But once
you go home, (insert dramatic music
here) the sleepovers are over. (Bet
that scared you into loving college,
2) SINGLES Picture this: You're at
the mall. You're looking pretty terri-
ble/strung out from too much holiday
shopping. You run into "the ex." As
you're wishing you could crawl in a
hole and die, he asks you if you're
seeing anybody. You say, "No," then
lie and say, "I'm loving single life."
He then proceeds to tell you about his
wedding, and about 11 other people
that are getting married from high
school. You'll be running back to col-
1) MISSING YOU A friend of mine
once told me an unbelievable story.
When her parents know she is com-
ing home from school, they make
sure everything in the house is per-
fect. They make her favorite entrees,
they make sure the car is there and
ready for her to use and best of all,
they actually vacuum the house. Her
secret? Staying far, far away. You
learn something new every day.
After being away at schoolfor awhile, p
Weekend, etc. Editors: Matt Grandstaff, Jane Krull
Writers: Stacy Anderson, Jeff Dickerson, Michael Grass, Lyle Henretty, Lauren
Robyn Melamed, Rebecca Ramsey, Luke Smith, Andy Taylor-Fabe, Josh Wicker
Photo Editors: David Katz, Marjorie Marshall
Photographer: Laurie Brescoll, Emma Fosdick, Yoni Goldstein, David Rochkind
Cover: Emma Fosdick
Arts Editors: Jennifer Fogel, Managing Editor, Robyn Melamed and Lyle Henret
Editor in Chief: Geoffrey Gagnon
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