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1995 Stories by Paul Reidinger

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  • Shrunken Shakespeare

    published December 27, 1995

    Director Oliver Parker's new movie version of Othello is a big, beautiful production that overwhelms the Shakespeare play it's based on. The... More >>

  • Riffing on a Pan-Med Theme

    published December 27, 1995

    I sat in a glassy alcove at the jazz-steeped Cafe Chaise, waving at people who trundled by on the Hyde Street cable car. It would have been humane... More >>

  • Dish

    published December 27, 1995

    Java's Price Jolt Coffee prices are something like mortgage rates: quick to spike, slow to decline. In the last quarter of 1994, retail... More >>

  • Gothic Fun House

    published December 20, 1995

    The City of Lost Children has the darkly narcotic beauty of a dream that's melting into nightmare, and like most dreams it doesn't make much... More >>

  • Dish

    published December 20, 1995

    Casing the Joint Patrons of the Saturday farmers market at Ferry Plaza may have noticed that the Gingrass Charcuterie stall has been... More >>

  • Globe-Trotter

    published December 20, 1995

    Carta is the restaurant equivalent of a multiple personality. On the first Tuesday of every month, the place starts turning out dishes from... More >>

  • Jane's Addiction

    published December 13, 1995

    Sense and Sensibility is a big movie about small gestures. It's easy to see why Jane Austen (whose 1811 novel of the same title is the basis for... More >>

  • French Evolution

    published December 13, 1995

    A woman seated somewhere to the left of our table at Cassis Bistro was making repeated -- and noisy -- reference to Michael Bauer, the Chronicle's... More >>

  • Dish

    published December 13, 1995

    Milking a Story Amid last week's flurry of hate mail came a gently phrased piece of useful information, from Joanna Schaefer of Glen Park.... More >>

  • Flame Before the Fire

    published December 6, 1995

    Vietnam in 1950, as rendered in director Pauline Chan's dazzling first feature, Traps, is still a quiet green country of low mountains and verdant... More >>

  • Jumble-aya

    published December 6, 1995

    When the woman on the telephone told me that the new Mambo Cafe is in Ghirardelli Square -- "We're right under the 'G'!" she added helpfully -- my... More >>

  • Dish

    published December 6, 1995

    The Promised Land To step into the new Sur La Table in Berkeley is to enter chef's heaven. The store is a celestial cornucopia of baking... More >>

  • All the Rage

    published November 29, 1995

    Sean Penn, in his life as in his acting career, has perfected the art of the brawl. Now he has pretensions not merely to being a director, but an... More >>

  • Dish

    published November 29, 1995

    Got Milk? When Dish was little, milk still arrived at the back door in glass bottles straight from the dairy. These days most of us get our... More >>

  • About the Size of It

    published November 29, 1995

    Our waiter at Alegrias spoke to us in enthusiastic, rapid Spanish -- a beautiful, singsong language, like its sisters, French and especially... More >>

  • Snake Eyes

    published November 22, 1995

    Casino might have been a great movie if it were an hour shorter. Instead, it goes on and on in search of a cheesy grandeur it never... More >>

  • California Sweet

    published November 22, 1995

    A few years ago, just before a friend of mine went off to cooking school in Paris, I managed to ask him this question: Why isn't gay-ghetto food... More >>

  • Dish

    published November 22, 1995

    Heavy Metal The holiday season brings through Dish's mail slot a steady flow of kitchenware catalogs -- the tonier ones often featuring... More >>

  • Nin of the Above

    published November 15, 1995

    The best part of Delta of Venus is Costas Mandylor's bare ass -- a pair of perfect globes that twitch and shudder with an authentic expression of... More >>

  • Ivy's League

    published November 15, 1995

    "The food here used to be boring," my friend said of Ivy's as we sat one evening at a round table for four in a quiet little alcove near the front... More >>

  • Dish

    published November 15, 1995

    Power of Tower If you can't get enough of Jeremiah Tower, then you'll be pleased to know he's opening yet another restaurant. This one is... More >>

  • Sizzle, Fizzle

    published November 8, 1995

    If satirists throw snowballs, then America is the broad side of a barn. Who could miss? Yet Michael Moore, the accomplished wise-ass whose credits... More >>

  • Dish

    published November 8, 1995

    Here and There Sometimes you have to visit other food cultures to understand your own more clearly. Dish practices a decorous patriotism on... More >>

  • Now That's Sicilian!

    published November 8, 1995

    Walking to Palermo, a new Sicilian restaurant in North Beach, we were smilingly accosted by a young woman trying to drum up business for one of... More >>

  • Mad Poets Society

    published November 1, 1995

    Listening to the 19th-century French poets in director Agnieszka Holland's Total Eclipse talk about changing the world and inventing the future is... More >>

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