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V.27 No.29 | 7/19/2018
platillo feliz
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Satisfying Salvadoran Food

El Papaturro makes mouthwatering Central American fare

Robin Babb visits El Papaturro and gets the best possible drunk food (pupusa) rounded out with refried beans, fried plantain and fried eggs. Naptime soon followed.
Sorry to Bother You

Film Review

Sorry To Bother You

Upward mobility gets weird in off-kilter comedy

Sorry to Bother You is not the work of a practiced, disciplined filmmaker. It’s the work of a manic, committed, wildly creative first-timer.
V.27 No.28 | 7/12/2018
Eating Animals

Film Review

Eating Animals

Farming documentary hopes to influence food choices

Eating Animals spends its time talking about sustainable alternative solutions to factory farms, giving in to neither hardcore carnivores nor militant animal lovers.
V.27 No.27 | 7/5/2018

Restaurant Review

The Taste of Redemption

Ichiban has leveled up their sushi game

Ichiban is back on the upswing. If you're new to sushi, a regular or ready to gamble on some flavors, this is a great spot to do it.
V.27 No.26 | 6/28/2018
The Great Silence
Courtesy of Film Movement

Film Review

The Great Silence

Classic Italian Western is restored to its cold, dark glory

Sergio Corbucci's 1968 masterpiece The Great Silence has been digitally restored for its 50th anniversary and it's brutal, uncompromising and visually sweeping.
V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018
It’s not truly a “heist” until disguises are involved.
Courtesy of The Orchard

Film Review

American Animals

Genre-bending crime thriller incorporates documentary techniques in its true(?)-life narrative

American Animals intercuts interview footage of the real-life people behind the story with scripted scenes of the actors portraying them, but subverts the docudrama trappings.
The sublime steak frites with bone marrow butter
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Live Flame and a Long Name

Devon’s Pop Smoke is a great night out

If you’re after a relaxed dinner out with a pleasant atmosphere and wood smoke as primary seasoning, Devon’s has got your number.
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
Yup, those are mountains, all right.
Greenwich Entertainment

Film Review

Mountain

This mountain is certainly high, but not very deep

Australian writer-director Jennifer Peedom’s rather bluntly titled Mountain could have easily expanded its title to Mountains: What Are They, and Why Are They So Popular?

Restaurant Review

Seafood, but Not Evil

SlapFish makes quality seafood from sustainable sources

Hundreds of miles from the sea, SlapFish has sustainably sourced (and tasty) fish, reasonable prices and a staff that seems to like the place.
Calypso
courtesy Of Little, Brown And Company

Book Review

It's Complicated

David Sedaris' latest, Calypso, is both great and maddening

Calypso

When he's at his best in Calypso, David Sedaris is—without too many jokes—revealing parts of himself that are hard to look at.
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
The New Farm

Book Review

Finding Success on The New Farm

A memoir of a (profitable) organic farm

The New Farm: Our Ten Years at the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution

In The New Farm, Brent Preston gives his account of moving out to the country to start a farm, doing it successfully and creating a model that could help countless other small farmers build their business.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Film Review

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The now-divisive franchise has fun with a propulsive prequel

Solo: A Star Wars Story, isn’t (and can’t be) all things to all people, but does just about everything it conceivably can to earn the praise of moviegoers.
Duck a l’Orange
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Live a Little … or a Whole Lot

Le Troquet serves French fare and fine wine

As a special occasion, Le Troquet delivers, though at a cost. However, value-hounds can sniff out a first-rate meal that doesn't break the bank both at lunch or for a light supper.
V.27 No.21 | 5/24/2018
1945

Film Review

1945

Stark drama tackles postwar Europe’s Dirty Little Secret

1945 plays out as an inevitable march toward an unavoidable, dreadful confrontation. A bill is coming due, and there are a lot of people unwilling to pay up.
V.27 No.20 | 5/17/2018
Combination beef soup
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Friendly Staff, Friendlier Prices

Viet’s Pho serves hospitality and huge portions

At Viet's Pho, Vietnamese restaurant veterans show immense care and hospitality.