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14B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend Magazine - Thursday, November 14, 2002
A guide to who's where, Thursday, Nov.14
what's happening and why through
you need to be there ... Wednesday, Nov. 20
Films opening v
Half Past Dead The title echoes 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 (Fri. and :
DMX's career after working with Sat.), 11:00 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:30 (Fri. q
Segal and possibly hints at Ja Rule's and Sat.), 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.).
as well. At Showcase: 10:40, 12:25,
12:55, 2:40, 3:10, 4:50, 5:20, 7:10, In Praise of Love A new Godard film ;
7:40, 9:20, 9:50, 11:35 (Fri. and really, he is still alive. Jean-Luc will be0.
Sat.), 12:05 (Fri. and Sat). directing post-mortem. At Madstone: '
1:15, 3:15, 5:20, 7:25, 9:35. a
Harry Potter and the Chamber of
Secrets There is so much material to Real Women Have Curves So does -
work with here but I'd rather pay my that mean the women without curves x
respects to Dumbledore; R.I.P. are fake? You know all those rectan-
Richard Harris. At Showcase: 10:30, gular women walking around campus; .
11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, robots and mannequins, I guess. At
2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, Madstone: 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05,
5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:05.
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8 Mile How surprised were you
when Em said "fuckin"' in the mid-
dle of "At least I got a job"? Come
on, raise your hands. That's right,
trailers don't ruin everything. At
Showcase: 10:45, 11:15, 11:45;
12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 3:45,
4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 6:45, 7:15,
7:45, 8:15, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15,
11:15 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:45 (Fri.
and Sat.), 12:15 (Fri. and Sat.) 4
stars
Brown Sugar It was the first fea-
ture filmtoastart shooting in New
York City after the September
11th attacks. Expecting a joke?
Not gonna get one. At Showcase:
5:05, 7:25 3 stars
Femme Fatale When the script is
bad and the director lost his skills
years ago, find two very attractive
leads and throw them in bed
together. It still doesn't make any
money but hey, you get an A for
effort. At Showcase: 2:10, 10:25,
12:40 (Fri. and Sat.) 2 stars
Frida RETRACTION: Our review
accidentally signified Edward
Norton's character as John
Rockefeller instead of Nelson. We
apologize for any hurt feelings
this mistake may have caused.
For a tissue, please come by the
Arts office anytime. At Showcase:
11:10, 1:40, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35,
12:10 (Fri. and Sat.) 4 stars
The Godfather Umm, yeah. This
movie's gonna suck for sure.
Francis Ford who? At Madstone:
1:00. 4:15, 7:30
I Spy I spy a lame plot and an over
the hill comedian. I spy a crooked
nosed actor who should stick to
Wes Anderson films. I spy some-
thing blue. At Showcase: 10:35,
12:50, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:25,
11:40 (Fri. and Sat.) 2.5 stars
Jackass: The Movie The depths to
which the American culture will
go for a laugh once again bares
its ugly head as Johnny Knoxville
and his group of stupid, lame,
bored ... umm, this shit is funny.
At Showcase: 11:25, 1:30, 3:35,
5:35, 7:55, 10:05, 12:25 (Fri. and
Sat.) 2 stars
Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie Jonah has
staying power! But where did the 4:20
showing go? And cross off the requi-
site 4:20 joke right about now. At
Showcase: 10:55

Mostly Martha I haven't seen this
movie and I know I would hate it.
I mean look at the title. What the
hell does that even mean? You
either are or you aren't Martha,
there's no in-between sister. At
Madstone: 2:00, 4:30, 7:15, 9:25
My Big Fat Greek Wedding About
to cross $200 million. Excuse me
while my puke clogs up the toilet.
At Madstone: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10,
7:10, 9:10 At Showcase: 12:10,
4:35, 6:35, 8:30 3 stars
Punch-Drunk Love I have some-
thing very important to say to all
those viewers out there who
hated this and even to those who
walked out. Too bad for you. You
couldn't recognize art if it flew
out of your eyeball stabbed you in
the nipple seventy times and for-
ever tattooed itself on your fore-
head. At Showcase: 3:20, 5:25,
9:55, 11:50 (Fri. and Sat.) 5 stars
Red Dragon In five years, no one will
remember Brett Ratner's prequel,
but "Silence" and "Manhunter" will
forever fly high. It could only get
worse if Harris somehow wrote
another book and they turned that
into another movie. But that would
never happen, right? Right? At
Madstone: 1:00, 3:25, 7:00, 9:20 1
1/2 stars
The Ring I'm not a religious man,
but this title had me asking one
deep, spiritual question: where
did the Lord go? At Showcase:
12:15, 2:35, 5:00, 7:50, 9:40,
10:10, 12:00 (Fri. and Sat.),
12:30 (Fri. and Sat.) 3 1/2 stars
The Santa Clause 2 I bet you Tim
Allen really misses "Home
Improvement" right about now.
Okay, I guess this movie made
him lots of money and he doesn't
miss the show. But I do and that
should count for something. At
Showcase: 10:30, 11:20, 12:40,
1:50, 2:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10,
11:25 (Fri. and Sat.) 1.5 stars
Spirited Away Miyazaki is a
genius; I can't even dream the
stuff he puts on-screen. Hell, I
can't even hallucinate it. At
Madstone: 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:30
4 stars
Sweet Home Alabama I'm sick of this
track, how bout some "Freebird?" At
Showcase: 10:50, 1:05, 7:35 2.5
stars

By Joseph
Daily Arts

L it m a n
Wr i t e r

Courtesy of Warner Bros.

One of them is supposed to die in the next book. If only we got to choose.

A fter knowing someone for just a few months, most-
ly seeing him while in the bathroom, would you
want him to have keys to your home? During
October of freshman year, did you ever call your mom
about the kids you had met in college and pause while
speaking to ask your new "best friend" what her last name
was? Have you found the prices charged for some of the
places in Ann Arbor a little outrageous?

Thursday

BOOKS
15th Annual Jewish Book Fair This week-
long fair features daily readings, signings
and sales. Purchase author's books, plus
other books, games and holiday offer-
ings. Today: Lunch and Learn (lunch at
11:30 a.m., program at noon) and more.
Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch
Hollow. $5 for lunch. 971-0990.
U-M Visiting Writers Series A fiction read-
ing by John Fulton ("Retribution," "More
Than Enough") and Marc Nesbitt
("Gigantic"). 5 p.m. U-M Business
School, D1270 Davidson Hall, 701
Tappan. Free. 615-3710.
Daniel Goldhagen Reads The author of
"Hitler's Willing Executioners" reads
from his latest book, "A Moral
Reckoning;" about the Catholic Church's
role in the Holocaust. 7 p.m. Borders
Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty. Free.
668-7652.
Diane Ackerman Reads Ackerman reads
from her book; "Origami Bridges: Poems
of Psychoanalysis and Fire." -8 p.m.
Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 S. State.
Free. 662-7407.
CAMPUS CINEMA
Auto Focus See, that's a cool title
because Bob Crane used to take pic-
tures of naked women and he'd also
videotape them but it relates to his life
as well because ... oh, never mind. State
Theater 7:15 p.m.
Bowling for Columbine Director Michael
Moore sat 4 rows in front of me at the
Michigan Theater during "2001" this
summer. How cool is that, so I went to
your room and read your diary. State
Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Frida Man, I remember learning about
her in Spanish 101, and then in 102, and
again in 231 and I can't forget 232
either. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Secretary Last screening before it leaves
Ann Arbor. If you are reading this after
"Will & Grace," then you are already too
late. Sorry. State Theater 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC
Michigan Pops Orchestra Make it into a
drinking game - every time they play
something by John Williams or Andrew
Lloyd Webber, do a shot! Michigan
Theater 603 E. Liberty St., 7:30 p.m.
$10 ($5 stu). 468-1010.
Laurie Lewis & Nina Gerber, Tret Fure
Tret Williams is a handsome man. Maybe
that doesn'tdirectly relate but just want-
ed to get that on the table. The Ark, 36
S. Main St. 8 p.m. $15. 761-1451.
The Ron Brooks Trio You had two weeks
off Ronny, now the List is back - with a
vengeance, .wand some tacos, lots of
tacos, mucho. Bird of Paradise, 312 S.
Main St., 9 p.m. $5. 662-8310.
THEATER
The Cunning Lttle Vixen This opera,
composed by Leo_ Janaekexploresthe
wonders of life. University Productions
will be performing the opera in it's origi-
nal language, Czech, with English subti-
tles. 8 p.m., Power Center, $15-20; 764-
2538.
John and Jen Basement Arts brings a per-
formance of this musical written by
Andrew Lippa, University of Michigan
alumni, to the Arena Theatre. 7 p.m.,
Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg., Free; 764-
6800.
ALTERNATIVES
Art Students League First Exhibition.
Through Nov. 22. Art Lounge, Michigan
Union. ASLPrez@umich.edu.
Friday

Road: A Novel" and Wells from her col-
lection, "Compression Scars." 8 p.m.
Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 S. State.
Free. 662-7407.
CAMPUS CINEMA
Bowling for Columbine See Thursday.
State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Frida See Thursday. Michigan Theater 5,
7:30 & 10 p.m.
Roger Dodger Campbell Scott was in
"Singles" and co-directed "Big Night."
Cool. State Theater 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.
MUSIC
Oh Brother Where Ark Thou? George
Clooney won't be there, but Tim Blake
Nelson will be handing out hot towels in
the men's room. Well semi-hot anyways.
Maybe luke warm. Tepid really. The Ark,
36 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $50-$500 (no seri-
ously). 761-1451.
Caetano Veloso The University Musical
Society will continue this season's trib-
ute to Brazilian art with a performance
by the internationally acclaimed singer
songwriter Caetano Veloso. 8 p.m., The
Michigan Theater, $16-34. 764-2538.
Pride A pride is a group of lions. Lions
live in Africa. Africa is a continent. A
continent is a large land mass. Bet you
thought we were going somewhere with
that. The Necto. 516 E. Liberty St., 9
p.m. $5 ($8 under 21). 994-5835.
Lori LeFevre-Johnson I wish I was a jazz
vocalist. I'd sing some scat. Dibbedy
Bop Bop Dop! Oh yeaah. Bird of
Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5.
662-8310.
THEA TER
The Cunning Little Vixen See Thursday.
John and Jen See Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
and 11 p.m.
ALTERNATIVES
Art Students League First Exhibition.
Through Nov. 22. Art Lounge, Michigan
Union. ASLPrez@umich.edu.

Owen House, part of the Ann Arbor Inter-Cooperative Council.

Regardless of the answers one might provide to these
and similar questions, hopefully they illustrate how
precarious searching for housing can be and some of
the risks entailed when attempting to live off-campus.
For most students, finding an abode for the following
fall becomes a priority after the school year's first two
months given that landlords start marketing their
holdings quite (read: too damn) early. Freshman can
find the process particularly daunting since they are
still adjusting to school and might not even know with
whom they truly will want to live. However, looking
for a house or apartment - the two most traditional
student-housing options - can intimidate anyone.
The anxiety inherent in the process is in part due to
how unfamiliar it can be for many people. With
notable exceptions like the children of real estate
magnates, entrepreneurs who are guaranteed mort-
gages from a young age or those whose favorite tele-
vision station growing up was the one which listed
housing prices over muzak, finding an apartment or
house while in college can be the first time someone
encounters the real estate market. Conditioned to feel
skeptical and defensive by tales of cunning and negli-
Editors:
Caitlin Nish,
WndTaylor-Fabe
MAGAZINE
Writers: David Enders Joseph
Litman, Neal Pais and Lauren
Tuzzolino
Photo Editor: David Katz
Photographers: Danny Moloshok,
Ran Weiner, Alyssa Wood and Jessica
rasek
Cover Photo: Jessica Yurasek
Arts Editors: Luke Smith, Managingq
Editor, Jeff Dickerson, Associate Editor
Editor in Chief: Jon Schwartz

gent landlords, prospective lessees surely will fight
apprehension when they are asked to put up large
security deposits or-
realize that they will
be held accountable if .
their roommates ' x
decide to stop paying
rent and move to
Albania in the middle
of the year.
Ignoring the poten-
tial problems one may
encounter while living
as an off-campus
home-renter, many . .
students might simply8
feel uncomfortable liv-
ing in a house or apart-
ment. Some may find.
these conventional liv-
ing arrangements iso-
lating given how many
other people are at
one's disposal in the
residence halls; others1
may thirst for an SIDENT
opportunity to betterm
integrate their aca-
demic and residential
existences; still more.
people might enjoy '
living in a community
in which they can take
a leadership position.
Bearing in mind that
there are even more
possibilities than
those which follow,
the Daily presents
three perhaps over-
looked housing
options which may,
alleviate some of the '4
stress and burdens of a Telluride House, an RA's room I
traditional house hunt: Quad and the student caretake
Cooperative Living In Nichol's Arboretum.
provides students with a chance to exist in a commu-
nity setting off campus. The student co-ops, known as

the Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC), are an afford-
able alternative to the residence halls that still feature
many of the accouterments common in
residence hall life, qualities like cama-
raderie, convenient access to essential
facilities, and a meal plan. ICC homes, stu-
dent owned and operated, do not seek to
make a profit, and this condition markedly
reduces the price. For little more than $400
a month, students can live in a co-op and
receive a room, meals, laundry services,
utilities and local phone calls.
The premise on which co-op living
hinges, though, is that residents will
engage in four or five hours of work per
week meant to maintain and improve the
home. These activities can range from
mundane chores like paying bills to per-
haps more engaging work like making din-
ner. Residents also make group decisions
at house meetings concerning issues like
when social functions should occur, what
each week's menu should be and to which
publications the house should subscribe.
This communal attitude has even
spawned an ICC-invented term, "guff'
Guff refers to things that are community
property, often food items such as bread. It
can be used as a noun -"Hey, there's
some guff here"; a verb - "I didn't think
that belonged to anyone so I guffed it"; or
an adjective - "Is this our guff cheese?"
Inherent in these community-based,
democratic processes - and in co-op liv-
ing in general-is a reliance upon others.
Yet sometimes responsibilities are neglect-
ed and expectations are not met. These
shortcomings can be difficult to reconcile.
As current Joint House resident and LSA
sophomore Becky Mau said, "When peo-
ple didn't know each other well (early on),
it was hard to get on people's cases (about
neglecting duties). The whole making sure
n West everyone pays their rent is hard. The house
r cottage is now getting better because people are
getting to know each other better." On the
whole, though, Mau has enjoyed her experience in a
co-op. "I didn't like living in the dorms and definite-

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BOOKS

Friday Aftemoons at CSAS This scholarly
lecture series features Thomas Blom
Hansen presenting "Reflections on
Rushdie's Bombay." 2 p.m. U-M School
of Social Work, room 1840, 1080 S.
University. Free. 764-0352.
Bonnie Jo Campbell and Kellie Wells
Read Campbell reads from her book, "Q

In
er

Phone Numbers: 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.

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