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TAKING A CHANCE Victor D. Infante interviews Amber Benson

TAKING A CHANCE Victor D. Infante interviews Amber Benson

July 17, 2001 CD
Before all the hullabaloo began about BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER moving to UPN, and the subsequent furor over the titular character's apparent demise (yeah, right) the Internet was alight with discussion over Amber Benson's new independent film, CHANCE. More to the point, fans were abuzz about the fact that she was funding it out of pocket, with a little help from her fans. Little Willow, who runs the Amber Benson fan site THE ESSENCE OF AMBER soon after began promoting the…
Book Reviews

Book Reviews

October 26, 2000 Books
GEMINI Dorothy Dunnett Borzoi Books/Random House (Historical Fiction) Genius entrepreneur Nicholas de Fleury returns to Scotland to repair the damage he has done, in this eighth and final book of Dorothy Dunnett's House of Niccolo series. Assailed by blood feuds, and conscripted into the politics of a small country torn apart by a volatile royal family and the border wars with England, the charismatic Nicholas turns his formidable talents to fostering a climate which will support a healthy business…
FIRST TIME’S A CHARM Lauren Porosoff Mitchell’s first novel mixes magic and reality into a tasty bit of fiction.

FIRST TIME’S A CHARM Lauren Porosoff Mitchell’s first novel mixes magic and reality into a tasty bit of fiction.

October 17, 2000 DVD
Lauren Porosoff Mitchell's first book LOOK AT ME chronicles the life of Dana, a slut with a good job and a hankering for more. What that more is, she does not know. With an English degree, a law degree, a new marriage and a spectacular first novel under her belt, Mitchell, unlike her protagonist, seems to know exactly what she wants. We spoke via the web between our busy days and she about talked her book, her love of…
Olmsted’s DVD Astro Hell

Olmsted’s DVD Astro Hell

October 17, 2000 DVD
ACHTUNG, BABY!: WHITY & WOYZECK WOYZECK Anchor Bay, distributor    Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders all began their film-making in the 60's, but the films that brought them critical acclaim arrived almost simultaneously in the early 70's, a trend that film critics took note of as the German New Wave. Since then, Fassbinder has O.D.'d, Wenders has taken the same mediocrity pill that Bertolluci has apparently swallowed, and Herzog is still going strong. Wenders will undoubtedly return…
Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction

August 20, 2000 Books
BELL HOOKS Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, 2nd Edition The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers Bell Hooks has to founding thoughts that were the catalyst for her writing of the ground breaking FEMINIST THEORY. The first, "...initially feminist theory was the site for the criical interrogation and re-imagining of sexist gender roles." met the second, "Looking at the interlocking nature of gender, race, and class was the perspective that changed the direction of feminist thought." and a movement…