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 Feb 24 - Mar 2, 2011 
Straight Outta Swampton
Alan Arkin as Capt. Yossarian

Culture Shock

By John Bear

Hey Kids, It’s Alan Arkin

We all know Alan Arkin as the profane, heroin-snorting grandpa in Little Miss Sunshine. But he was also Ernie Lazarro in The Jerky Boys (worth seeing if only for Tom Jones singing “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz) and Bean in Freebie and the Bean. It’s worth mentioning that he voiced Schmendrick in the classic The Last Unicorn and played the lily-livered George Aaronow in Glengarry Glen Ross. He’s been a part of your life.

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Swamplandia!

Book Review

Straight Outta Swampton

Karen Russell's debut novel illuminates carnies, nature and innocence lost

Review by Sam Adams

Swamplandia!

Ava Bigtree is a third-generation "equestrian of Mesozoic lizards"—an alligator wrestler, if you speak mainlander. She lives with her eccentric circus family on a small island off the coast of southern Florida. There, at their bizarre theme-park, the titular Swamplandia!, they've made a business of wowing tourists with death-defying acts in their stadium-seated Gator Pit.

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angry Lewis Black
Clay McBride

Interview

Mr. Black

The pre-eminent mad comedian talks with the Alibi

By John Bear

Lewis Black makes a living being angry on television. On a recent “Back in Black” segment on “The Daily Show,” he railed against the merchandise tie-ins surrounding Eat Pray Love. On another he lambasted Glenn Beck for his incessant Nazi imagery. Black throws his hands every which way, seemingly in the midst of a nervous breakdown. His eyebrows sink into a sharp V and you can’t help but think: Man, this guy looks pissed.

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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Jul 26)

You had me at Shalom

Third Annual Jewish Film Festival

By Devin O'Leary
The Midnight Orchestra, the story of the son of a once famous Jewish musician, Marcel Botbol. Directed by Jérôme Cohen Olivar.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jul 28)

Y'all City Slickers Listen Up

Edgewood Music and Arts Fest

By Megan Reneau
Sunset Chuckwagon barbecue, Western swing music, raptor show and wildlife zoo.
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