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  • Dumbing Down

    Thalia Mass outrage would result if the makers of Corona-brand beer altered the recipe of their mega-popular Mexican brew. Americans can mostly stomach unaltered imported...

  • Blurred Vision

    The gimmick worked. The addition of 3D to the apparently annual Spy Kids series of movies brought the film in at number one last weekend...

  • Parched Paper

    Look up ''dry '' in the thesaurus, and you will find almost fifty synonyms for the word. Dry as moistureless: barren, drained, juiceless, shriveled, thirsty....

  • A New Turn-On

    Dear T, We only met this weekend but already I know that I love you. I hate to sound like I'm new at the game...

  • Nicely Furnished

    Reincarnations Two years ago, the northeast corner of 14th and Rhode Island in Logan Circle stood abandoned. The metal-grilled check cashing business had moved out,...

  • Truly Yours

    Dear Lena, I am a student spending a summer in D.C. doing an internship. All of my friends from school are back at home and...

  • Soundwaves

    ISO GAY COWBOY… We reported last month about gay porn star Jeff Stryker's coming full-frontal invasion of country music. He will release, with his band,...

  • Libations and Libidos

    At first glance, D.H. Lawrence and Tennessee Williams may not seem like two probable writers to present in rep: one serves up cold drinks, the...

  • Agent Zero

    Pity Rowan Atkinson. As gloriously funny as he is -- and he ranks up there with Sellers, Tati, Chaplin, and all the Pythons -- he...

  • Trickery

    BOY MEETS BOY It's amazing how truly awful television can be. Just when you think it can't get any worse, Bravo brings us Boy Meets...

  • Ready for Vacation

    Set loose on summer vacation and still jubilant over the Supreme Court ruling on gay sex, my girlfriend and I headed to Santa Cruz, California,...

  • Life Lines

    Photography by Todd Franson Three months ago, lying on a path alongside the George Washington Parkway with a broken arm, many thoughts were rushing through...

  • Soundwaves

    PEPSI POP'S POP… Dance pop can get no love. There are the periodic taunts from hyper-macho rock ‘n' rappers, and the frequent lashes from anti-pop...

  • Whined and Dined

    Like the food at any good restaurant, reality TV has to evolve to keep its viewers coming back for more. And who better to drive...

  • Solo Modes

    Gahan Depeche Mode was a British band with a silly French name that held foreign appeal to at least one young ''angstful '' middle American....

  • High Five

    Last February, Ann Farmer of Women's Enews reported that, ''Of approximately 2,000 Off-Broadway and regional theater productions scheduled for the 2001-02 season, 16 percent are...

  • Meat Lover's Paradise

    As a storm threatened, waiters scurried to strip outdoor tables of place settings and napkins. Moments later the sky opened up and torrents of rain...

  • Buccaneer Bust

    Just the mere fact that the subtitle The Curse of the Black Pearl dangles below the title Pirates of the Caribbean like leads one to...

  • I Swear

    I have a pottymouth. I curse like a sailor. I think nothing of tossing around the f-word, the s-word, the p-word, the d-word (even in...

  • Urban Assets

    The architecture-driven artwork of Joey Manlapaz leaves the viewer with a strong impression -- an impression of structural fortitude, of form's pas de deux with...