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2008 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Humboldt County

    published October 1, 2008

    A storied stretch of land along the Northern California coast, Humboldt County is home to the tallest—and, at 800-plus years, some of the... More >>

  • Quilombo Country

    published September 17, 2008

    With Quilombo Country, first-time filmmaker Leonard Abrams opens a window onto the distinctive Afro-Brazilian culture that developed 400... More >>

  • Secrecy

    published September 10, 2008

    Few Americans would argue with Winston Churchill's dictum: "In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard... More >>

  • Elsa & Fred's Rancid Romance

    published June 24, 2008

    Seventy-seven-year-old Elsa (Uruguayan actress China Zorrilla) has what might charitably be called "an outsized personality." Exuberant,... More >>

  • Quid Pro Quo: The Pleasures of Paralysis

    published June 10, 2008

    For the first half hour, Quid Pro Quo flirts with the kind of sexual perversity that fueled Crash, David Cronenberg's lurid 1996... More >>

  • The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

    published February 5, 2008

    A brutal crackdown on left-wing dissidents by Brazil's new military dictatorship hardly registers in a country preoccupied with the 1970 World Cup... More >>

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