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2002 Stories by Laura Sinagra

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  • Trading Spaces

    published December 17, 2002

    The woman behind me at Maid in Manhattan lamented having seen too many serious movies lately. "I am ready for some pure entertainment." She... More >>

  • Only the Young

    published December 10, 2002

    In the only smarm-free passage in Don DeLillo's White Noise, Jack Gladney holds his crying toddler on his lap in the car and allows himself... More >>

  • Get Up Kids

    published November 26, 2002

    If anybody doubted the pervasiveness of extreme sports and emo culture in kidland, check out Treasure Planet, Disney's spaced-up version of... More >>

  • Triton's Daughters

    published November 19, 2002

    A winner at Sundance thanks in part to Ellen Kuras's loving cinematography, Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity culls three woman-centric... More >>

  • Blood at the Root

    published November 5, 2002

    Speaking truth to power is taking a beating lately. Paul Wellstone has died, the press is dismissing war opposition as rent-a-radical... More >>

  • Final Cut Pros

    published October 15, 2002

    A struggling artist friend recently e-mailed me a shocking photo. In it, she stood side by side with a not-so-struggling poet she's never met. In... More >>

  • Hit 'Em Up Style

    published September 24, 2002

    Jilted tough-guy French cop pines for his lost Japanese lover for 19 years. One day, he gets a message that she's died in Japan and designated him... More >>

  • Desert Hearts

    published September 17, 2002

    Loss is a lonely hunter. Like Charlotte Rampling's self-deceiving widow in François Ozon's Under the Sand, Margherita Buy's Antonia,... More >>

  • Hope Floats

    published September 10, 2002

    As you might guess, both the two-years-running festival fave Swimming and the by-the-numbers Hollywood stalker-clash Swimfan give... More >>

  • Model Service

    published August 27, 2002

    Elizabeth Hurley's had more than her share of tabloid-splashed real-life spurnings, so hell if she's gonna break down in front of a camera over a... More >>

  • Diamond Dogs

    published July 23, 2002

    "Concentrate on the gimmick, and the audience leaves unfulfilled," says Critical Jim, the film-buff bounty hunter played by Tim Allen in Who Is... More >>

  • What Women Want

    published June 25, 2002

    With less sisterhood and more ya ya, Nicole Holofcener's chick-flick levity is so so deceptive. Zipped inside that Pilates-wear hoodie lurks a... More >>

  • Rock 'n' Roll Grad School

    published April 23, 2002

    Weeks before the Experience Music Project's Pop Music Studies Conference, Seattle began to gird itself against the coming influx of buzzkills. An... More >>

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