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V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Film Review

The Salt of the Earth

Breathtaking photography forms backbone of life-changing biopic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Wim Wenders profiles Brazilian photjournalist Sabastiao Salgado in life-changing biopic The Salt of the Earth.

Book Review

The Center of Her Own World

Review by Leo P. Neufeld

The First Bad Man

The multitalented Miranda July—filmmaker, short story writer and artist—has finally released her first novel, the story of an unexciting woman who learns karate and finds her careful control over life slipping.
V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015
NM reuben
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Fork & Fig

A new eatery on Menaul goes for the hip & casual

By Holly von Winckel
A hip new restaurant where “sauce is everything!”
“Gravity? What has it ever done for you?”

Film Review

Merchants of Doubt

If facts have a liberal bias, then emotions love conservatives

By Devin D. O’Leary
Merchants of Doubt shines a light on the tactics lobbyists, PR firms and spin doctors use to convince us that cigarettes are healthy and climate change doesn’t exist.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
Vermicelli with grilled shrimp and pork, mixed vegetables stewed in vegetarian sweet and sour broth, papaya sald with shrimp
Xavier Mascareñas

Restaurant Review

From Top to Bottom

Exploring the menu at Viet Taste

By Ari LeVaux
Our food critic checks out the menu at this Best of Burque winner.
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Just your typical date night in suburban Detroit.

Film Review

It Follows

Innovative indie horror flick creeps into the mainstream

By Devin D. O’Leary
Innovative indie horror flick It Follows creeps into the mainstream

Book Review

The Rebel, the Heart and the Liar

Review by Renée Chavez

When the Doves Disappeared

Nuanced characters enrich this lush story of human connection between a willfully ignorant woman and her Nazi lover.
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

High Times

A three-hour tour at High Finance

By Ari LeVaux
Ari LeVaux enjoys the view from Sandia Crest, until he realizes he’s stranded.
“Bacon, bacon, bacon!”

Film Review

White God

Canine coup strikes Hungary in animalistic revenge flick

By Devin D. O’Leary
Every dog has its day in animalistic revenge flick White God.

Book Review

Flaws and All

Boris Johnson’s The Churchill Factor personalizes a legend

Review by Randyn Charles Bartholomew

The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Former journalist and London mayor Boris Johnson’s vigorous, readable take reveals the legend for what he was—human, flawed and interesting as hell.
V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
“Who wants cake?”

Film Review

Wild Tales

Energetic Argentine anthology believes revenge is a dish best served on fire

By Devin D. O’Leary
Energetic Argentine anthology Wild Tales feels revenge is a dish best served on fire.
Scarborough salad
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Date Night Dining

Soul and Vine is perfect for a first impression

By Eric Castillo
Eric Castillo finds a new favorite date spot.

Sonic Reducer

Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late · Chief Keef Sorry 4 the Weight

By Elliot Pearson
This week we listened to If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late and Sorry 4 The Weight. Now with recommended singles!

Book Review

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Inanity

Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo

Find It In Everything: Photographs by Drew Barrymore

The heart wants what the heart wants. But probably it wants something with a little more substance than this celebrity vanity project.
V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015
Northern Ireland: Come for the car bombings, stay for the ethno-nationalist conflict.

Film Review

’71

Fast-paced British thriller drops viewers into the middle of the Northern Ireland conflict for some bruising action

By Devin D. O’Leary
Gripping thriller ’71 looks at the conflict in Northern Ireland from behind enemy lines.
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