Day: January 29, 2001

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TRAFFIC: As Real As Movies Can Feel

Traffic is the movie so many Americans have waited for. It tells the real story of drug trafficking in America. The movie, starring Michael Douglas, centers around the trafficking industry of North America. When Robert Wakefield (Douglas) is named the new head of the DEA, he faces an insurmountable task […]

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Java Man: How Today’s Discoveries Affect Tomorrow’s Understanding

Every semi-well-informed person knows a little something about archaeology, anthropology, and paleontology, even if he or she is not quite sure about the fields’ terminology. News of momentous discoveries like Lucy, thought to be the “missing link” between humans and their ape ancestors, or the Iceman, whose secrets scientists are […]

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Bittersweet Frustrations with Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards

“I don’t drink because I’m dry, baby, I drink because I’m blue. I tried pretty well this morning, I can’t get along with you. Said hey, baby, don’t you want to go-land of California, sweet home Chicago.” If those lines sound familiar, then one of the latest releases from Smithsonian […]

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“Is That Your Wife? What a Lovely Neck…” – Nosferatu

Nosferatu: eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)A Prana-film ProductionDirected by F.W. MurnauWritten by Henrik GaleenBased upon Dracula by Bram StokerStarring Max Schreck and Gustav von Wangenheim In this, the age of slick production, huge budgets and digital special effects, F.W. Murnau’s legendary work Nosferatu: eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated, a Symphony […]