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ere's one for the next meet of the debating society: Who invented Britpop? The party line states that it was Blur, their Modem Life Is Rubbish LP re-inventing Englishness. You might get the odd speaker arguing for Saint Etienne, or Suede, or even those infamous bandwagonjumpers, Oasis. However, a case is currently being prepared for These Animal Men. When they broke on to the scene back in '93, touting a manifesto of snappy new-wave pop, retro football shirts , pouting and er, snorting buckets of speed , a nation followed . OK, the Men may not have had nearly as much impact as they desired , but that tight '70s Adidas shirt that you own was their fault. Last seen doing a much better impression of The Who than Ocean Colour Scene could ever hope to, These Animal Men are back for '96 . And are struggling . The stupid barnets are still in evidence (rumou r has it that they dye them black every day) and they can still pout like lunatics. But, oh woe, where are the tunes? Nothing in the set matches up to the open ing blast of Too Sussed, and even the best of the new songs , Life Support Machine , sounds like it's working on an iron lung. When they try and re-invent Speeed King in the style of a Cast support band then you know things have gone horribly awry. Live and learn , pop stars : if you piss off for 18 months then make a desperate effort to catch up with the times, you're lost, pioneers or not. Sam Richards

has her mates 1'01111, cnl lhe Spice Girls spread even hl1her lheir aeal - cazza J tells nlike nis rrggghhhl What with Liam being busted for drugs and Robson and Jerome certain to stay at the top of the charts for aeons and aeons, it's not been entirely happy and shiny here on the pinky plastic surface of Planet Pop recently. But hey, let's not dwell on that- let's goss!

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Loulse's House Partv! How would you like to have Jamie Redknapp or Ronan from Boyzone nicking cans of Stella out of your fridge? Well, you may never get the chance to find out the answer to that one, but for pop songstress Louise such little incidents almost became reality during the filming of her new video. Y'see, Ms Nurding had this great路 idea for the video to her new single One Kiss from Heaven, which involved many of her famous mates having a knees-up with her in some

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swanky London town-house. So apart from the stars mentioned above, you'll also spot Sean Maguire, Martine McCutcheon, Michelle Gayle, Jason McAteer, and Kelle from Eternal dropping Twiglets on the carpets and snogging in dark corners.

Spice 'n' ...Mice? One of the strangest rumours flying about at the moment is that the Spice Girls are supposed to be collaborating with Disney on a film based on the flavoursome fivesomes' lives. Details of this apparent deal are said to be 'sketchy', which is not surprising, given that an alliance between the guardians of wholesome family entertainment and a gang of leery laydees is odd, to say the least. Still, the thought of Snow White and the Five Mad-for-lt Birds appearing at a cinema near you does have its appeal.. . tooned!


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ere's the deal: Alisha's Attic are two Dagenham-bom girls (well , midtwenties) who made good this year with their brand of lush, lilting pop. Although criticised by some for an alleged resemblance to Alanis Morissette amongst others, their debut album Alisha Rules The World has been selling like hotcakes. The one thing that I want to know is why the girls chose to work with Dave Stewart as producer, seeing as the ex-Eurythmic has a reputation for being, er, a little mad. "lt was great! He's a really nice guy; totally wacky but really really sweet. · But wouldn't most people under 30 describe him as, er, something of a beardy old git? "No, not at all! lt was so relaxed; we could do anything we wanted, even mad things like taking pictures at 1 o'clock in the morning!" Phew, rock'n'roll! Anyway, moving on to the controversial question of influences Karen concedes that many people see Alisha 's Attic as being similar to Shakespeare's Sister or Alanis Morissette, although she claims that the group's influences are more diverse: •vocally, Pri nce is where we get our inspiration from . Also 70s music, like Hendrix, the Doors, or even contemporary groups like Radiohead ." But the fact is that people do think you sound like Alanis Morissette. How much truth is in that accusation? "None really. I mean , she's great, but we don't sound like her. For every one person who thinks we

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nonsense!" Hmm. That might be debatable, but go on. "Every day we're compared to someone different: the Indigo Girls, Wendy & Lisa, even the Andrews Sisters! We 're just two girls who enjoy vocals - I think we're more like Bananarama than Alanis Morissette!" Well , that answers the critics then. Don't snigger at the back there! The fact that Karen and Shelley are sisters interests me. With certain other bands being well known for their sibling spats, do Alisha's Attic always get on?! Karen claim• that they do! What's more, she even tries to n.. ,-,..,,m .. me that they never argue. Come on , surely there are a Gallagher-style bust ups?! we do have little arguments about who's going to clean the or about who gets to use the tweezers first. · surely the one thing Noel and Liam haven't argued about judging by the state of their eyebrows! What more do you need to know? Well, despite being a young all-girl group, Karen claims that the 'Attic haven't had any male fan letters yet. No, not one! I timidly suggest that it may be down to the slightly scary public image of the group; all heavy eyeliner and sulky stares. Karen meets this with puzzlement. "I don't see why we should scare men, after all , we're not anti-men or feminists." Still, being without the attention of pesky stalkers means that the 'Attic can get on with writing their next album , which promises to be "exactly the same as the first" according to Karen . Eh? "Well, at the end of the day, we'll still be writing the songs, so they'll be the same, and we'll be singing the same, so .. ." I can't help thinking that Karen didn't quite mean this the way it seems, conjuring up a mental image of a Quo-like career for the girls.

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whilst a skinhead stood stage-front and punched the air repeatedly . Performing a set at Destroy in New York which consisted of placing a coffee percolator on the decks and, er, well that's it really! Taking the live experience to even further extremes this year whilst performing at Big Love, by decking the stage out with teddy bears featuring his face, whilst laying on stage smoking a cigar. Despite, or perhaps because of these stunts the Aphex Twin's credibility has grown, turning him into a techno artist with the respect and potential success of acts such as Orbital, Leftfield or Underworld. With the Aphex Twin's latest long player Richard D James The Album proving to be the most accomplished work to date this success seems likely to become something more than just potential. An album which takes elements of drum'n'bass and creates songs that escape the boring inevitability which that would suggest, by virtue of the fact that string arrangements sit alongside the de-rigeur technoisms of sampled squeaks, acid squelches, and rolling snares which all go to lend the album a strength of both depth and breadth. Perhaps the records highlight comes in the form of To Cure A Weakling Child wherein the Aphex Twin samples a group of children talking about their body parts. As you may expect the result is both startling and disturbing, taking the innocence implicitly associated with children and twisting a certain degree of evil out of their snivelling little mouths. Still at the remarkably young age of 25, the Aphex Twin is already talking of retiring from the music biz, but not before he assembles his · DATs and decks down at The Waterfront on Thursday November 28 . Supporting are the likes of Luke Vibert (Wagonchrist), Broadcast, Andrew Weatherall and Mike Paradinas (Mu-ziq) , the evening will bring some of the finest dance acts of the moment together for what promises to be one of the techno highlights of the year.

f I wanted to completely slag off this event, it'd be fairly simple. I'd mention the doomed attempts to transform the venue into a club, the bloke in the LCR playing a didgeridoo, or the stagedancer dressed like a druid . . Does this sound weird to you? Normally it would be, but these oddities actually made the night great. The LCR was .more like The Waterfront, especially with Offyerface playing in the Hive. As for the didgeridoo bloke, his. interaction with the clubbers gave us something interesting to watch, rather than just a bunch of faceless DJ's. And the strange druid dancer'l Well, I found myself almost wishing it could be me up there! The brains behind Retum to the Source certainly didn't disappoint;. you could even chill out in the seated part of the ·Hive if you were feeling tired. We were taken on a journey through techno and trance anthems, and the sound-system left no-one untouched by the music. If only Thursday nights had this atmosphere. Let's hope Return to the Source returns

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t last the competition to round off the year! Never one to leave you out in the cold, the beautiful benevolent Event has come over all Father Christmas-like ._,_-. and teamed up with those Samurais of South London: Ninja Tune. Providing the finest in dubjazz-breakbeat-funk, the Ninjas want to share a little happiness this Yuletide by providing all you little stealth-like warriors with the chance to win a Ninja Tunes T-Shirt, a copy of Ninja Cuts Volume 1 & 2 plus two exclusive passes to Christmas Stealth on December 20. This night sees the cream of the label converge on the Imperial Gardens in South London. Flexing their funk on South London will be

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DJ Cam, DJ Vadim , Coldcut, Mixmaster Morriss, Fila Brazilia, Neotropic, The Herbaliser and the Up, Bustle & Out DJs . The runners-up prizes are copies of one of the Ninja Cuts CDs plus some Ninja skinz. To get your death-star cradling mitts on these goodies all you have to do is get your creative juices flowing and let them drip all over these questions: 1) "Suck my samurai" is code f or which popu lar domest ic Ninja occupation? 2) What should the Ninja's call their club next year? 3) What should the next Ninja accessory be? Answers on a post-card dropped into the Concrete competition box in The Hive. Follow this Shining Path, believe, and you too can be a warrior, melting into the shadows, and so on.


igamy at Christmas, what am I to do? Er, spend it with the family?, I can't I've got two: . ,Sensational Portuguese superstar Tony Ferrino bursts onto the British music scene with a Tom Jones cover and his personal reflections on the trials of the festive season. With fantastic wit, style and eloquence he implores you to "help yourself to my love,• until the local plant life uproots itself and dances to the beat. Ferrino gives the lyrics a depth and ·Sensitivity which equals anything ever done by Kylie or Jason, and by the end of the song, well, you'll want to buy a pair of maracas and Walk around in exceptionally tight trousers. Bigamy at Christmas sees Tony trying to alleviate fears about the break up of the family by bravely taking on more than his fair share, and will no doubt inspire countless sociological theses. To say these songs might be a big hit at the LCR is tempting fate, but if they were a' certain Steve Coogan might be happy... JohnSpacey

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or Oasis fans the only thing supersonic about Barry Manilow is his nose. However, once you get past his elephantine facial features and start to pay attention to his music, you do find out that the man has talent. The predictable lyrics of the title track, penned by Barry himself, with long time mate Bruce Sussman, set the scene nicely for the rest of · the album and are obviously the reason why Rolling Stone magazine dubbed him a "legend". For all the hard-core Barry fans out there (hi muml) it does bring back the sounds of the 70s with classic songs such as The Air That I Breathe and I Go Crazy, but for the rest of us mere mortals remaining conscious past the first half of the album is an achievement to be proud of. On the upside though, Barry didn't write all of the songs, although he does manage to give each and every cover version that special touch of Manilow magic. So if you do have money to bum and are not afraid to face the staff at Our Price (not to mention your friends), the album is called Summer Of '78, buy it now, it's "fun" according to Barry. Debbl Marco

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ny disappointment that may have been harboured at finding Stereolab's Ruoroscenes not up for review were dismissed as my ears were caressed by Kaleefs truly splendid interpretation of The Strangler's Golden Brown. Imagine Lamb, minus the chilling echoes of Louise Rhodes, fused with the Krautrock euphoria of Tortoise's Along The Banks Of The River, and you'd still be unsure of how this song had touched you. If disturbed at finding every musical reference point of the past year alluding to The Small Faces, take heart in British rap's ingenious focus upon the more genuine side of the 80s. Further than this, however, it shows that British rap has clearly grown from the lyrical legacy of keeping up with East/West Coast machismo to a c6nscious form ready to challenge Magic America. In keeping with 96's nihilism over drugs, forget the politics, shed the pennies and relax to this one. Ph// Parker

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waste any time on subtlety. lt could easily provoke a joyfully defiant stomp-along. All things considered, this has to be a better bet than Gary Glitter's annual Christmas at the NEC, or is that us Brummies?! The Super Furries ....,..,...,have already managed to get undeniably song into the charts, but may not see something as blatant as The Man Don't Give a F*"* performed on Top of the Pops, which is a shame. El/ssbeth Seal

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houty drone pop was how Tiger were ibed in these very pages a few weeks back when we inteNiewed them before their Wilde Club gtg. Pretty accu ate, I suppose. They seemed like nice people in the inteN1ew which makes it all the harder for me to admit that this album is a collection of rather turgid, uninspired and downright annoy1ng dirges. The singer has a strangled cotton wool vo1ce, and our assertion that they were "schoOl chants~ was right, these aren't songs but keyboard riffs and muddy gUitar slogs with

someone whining nonsense over tJ;e top. Where are the tunes? Where's the song Writmg? The inspiration? The spark? If I wanted to be nice then I'd describe Tiger as Prolapse-without-a-bloody-clue, but really they're not interesting enough for that. According to NME they're the "best hew band in Britain" - oh, Lord help us th nl This eagerness to celebrate mediocrity is what makes reading the mus1c week es such a depress1ng prospect There are some truly exciting bands -playing 1n th1s country but they are at best margtnalised and at worst completely ignored in favour of utter rubbish. I m sorry but We Are The Pupp ts does anything but bring out the tiger In me. Joe Morris

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THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT (18) USA (1996) . Adventures of an amnesiac agent Dlr: Renny Harlin Odeon - from Nov 29 ver get th e feeling you've done something before? Like working fo r the FBI going round killing people? Samantha Caine does. Geena Davis plays the suburban school teacher suffering from amnesia, whose doubts about her previous occupation are confirmed when she discovers she has the ability to handle a common kitchen knife as if it were a machete so as to swiftly 'neutralise' an intruder. This alerts Caine to the possibility that her past may be somewhat more sinister than that of the typical -.,,.~..,.l~,-~ 'PTA mom' who can cook a darn good lemon meringue pie. Aided by Mitch Henessey (Samuel L Jackson of Pulp Fiction fame) a dead-beat private detective, she sets out to discover her true identity Their path leads them into the m1ddle of a conspi led by the rogue elements of the US Intelligence community and a notorious arms dealer. it's a case of suburbia meeting the world of espionage. question is, can Caine recover the full extent of her lethal skills to confront vindictive enemy Timothy (Craig Bierko) ? Along with some of Caine's former colleagues, this scoundrel plots kidnap her daughter and to completely wreck everyone's Christmas by blowing the town up. So if it's action you want, and a laugh at Geena Davis' many hairdos, then take a look, and kiss your £3 .50 goodnight. Khushwant Sachdave

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nside Trading is written by ex-UEA leclinr, eritic, dad ~ h8I'O Maloolm Bradbury, and is hiS first ~ pl_ay in mote that\ SO yea.s. lt iS limed on another play called Youth at the Helm by a tittte-kh'oWn German writer named Pad Vulpius, and was brought to Mslcolm's 8tterition by ~ No'I'Wich PaytYot~Se's Al'tiSUC Director, Henry Burke. · \ The play is a satire based on the issues of the accessibirrty of internatiOnal fihancal organisations. When an int$11igent yoUng man In Eih ~ suit biiJffs hiS ~ mto an ihdispensible job in a respected merctwrt bank no o'ne bats an eyelid, until pfoblems arise. Without getting bogged down in detail, the p1ay promises to be a r~ght-hearted romp around a post-Nick Leeson financial wolfd. This rather topical theme is what primarily interested MaiCok'n in taking Oh Henry BUdce's idea. ·1·m fascinated by what's happening in bahklng ; something Which seei"n$ to rne a great symbol of Britain in the eighties and nighties. These high-rise fihancial fOWe4"s. ~ traders, the yuppie and post-yuppie generation cdf the way careera.M8 and taU awe Ju$l like the VICtOrian era. Ifs just like Oickens dr TrOllop; perfect stUff b' a Writer.• And fronl thiS •perfect" setting, /(JSide Tradlrlg was born. The •great fan:e structure• of the originalj31ay was also something Which ~ Mak:olm in its adaptation. He describes it as "a: \vondefful piece of~ constrUction; a wonderful, well-made '(b.y." Malcolm aYaO feels that tllet$18 a: unique. attraction in writing for stag&, as ClPIXI6ed tO rele\liSiOW, wNch is largtliy16 CfO wilt\i he" ability to alter sciipt "1ighh up l.li\tll the Bs1 ~ which, apparently", 1h8 tiiiin h'ave been doing! • Malcolrti ha& many reasoni.fol'c:hooSihO to ~ief ltlsldS Tr6dltt/J ~

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Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Disney and this year is no exception, as cartoon classic 101 Dalmatians has been turned into a live action canine caper. Based closely on the original film, with a modern twist this shaggy dog tale features Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson. However, the real stars are the faithful Pongo and Perdy, who embark on a rescue mission to save the hides of their stolen pups ffom the wicked Cruella de Ville. Glenn Close stars as the villainous Cruella, and her performance will leave you cowering in your kennel. Disney can always be relied on to bring out the child in you and this fantastic furry fable has • no bones about it - all the right ingredients (villainous villains and heroic heroes) for a Christmas hit which will leave you with your tail wagging ..

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USA(1tll) Dlr: Brlan Lnant Following critical acclaim for performances in films such as Kindergarten Cop and Twins, Hollywood hard man Arnold Schwarzenegger turns his hand to comedy once more in this seasonal romp. Wracked with guilt for neglecting his son during the year Howard Langston (Amie} vows to make amends at Christmas by poaching him the toy at the top of every boy's (and my) wish list, Turbo Man. Obviously ifs not as simple as popping out to Argos as, fool that he is, Howard has left his shopping to the last minute, it's Christmas Eve and Turbo Man is more popular than Robson and Jerome and Boyzone put together (and probably just as plastic). Rather than taking the sensible option and settling for a book token, Arnie gets the chance to flex his pecs as his small scale search inexplicably turns into a full scale festive farce with everyone he meets (evil Santa and loopy postman Myron) determined to thwart his plans. Brought to you by the people responsible for such realistic dramas as Home Alone, The Flintstones and Beethoven, this film promises to be a real smash of a stocking-filler.


f you're easily turned off and onable then this v1deo is nght up your street. If, on the otherhand you can't wait for the break to make a cuppa then you'd best get something else from the video shop. John Peel, a self-confessed ad-fan, presents us with a multitude of classics (which, naturally were before my time... honest) and favourites such as the Castl ,m, 'ne XXXX's mate and the

'mild' Hamlets this IS just the job for commercial junkies. As you are most probably thinking, Ad Fab is an odd Idea and ... you're nght. I am not the sort of person who only watches the BBC because I can't stand the ads, but then again a whole video of them isn't exactly number one on my Christmas list. tf on 1t at all. Having sa1d that, I am partial to a bit of "By 'eck you smell gorgeous tonight, petal" and a few Creature Comforts never fall to cheer me up. So, I was mildly entertained (although the interviews that accompany some of the ads failed to grab me by the 'PG Tips') but I did feel like I was waiting for a long break to finish. Ad Fab is a good laugh, but it isn't Ab Fab... Lauren Cohen

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to the regular sound of a nation of teenage boys screaming "Why??!!" So I've heafd anyway. And as for that accent, who among us can put their hand on their heart and honestly say they didn't realise it wasn't genuine? Well, at least that ill-fated run as host of Gamesmaster and the gruesomest cockney accent in the world ever! With hard-hitting plot lines, and much more slick comedy than it's given credit for, Press Gang was the defining moment for a generation. A re-run of all five series is well overdue (so all of us Julia fans can admire how she looked before she hit the big-time with Ab Fab ... it would also mean seeing her getting it on with Dexter. Grrr... ). Stuart Dredge

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FRITZ SCHWEGLER: GRAINS OF COUNTRY FLOWERS WITH LEMON NORWICH GALLERY Nov 27 - Dec 20 urrealism and humour form the basis of Schwegler's current exhibition at the Norwich Gallery . Featuring sketches and PEiNS sculpture, this personal collection attempts to ...L- - - - - - - , draw upon the artist's childhood , dreams and . 路, German folk traditions. Although hard to relate to, the sculptures evoke . a gentle humour and

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form the centre of this small exhibition. As the work is so heavily based upon abstract personal SiTTERS experience and memory it is difficult ...L-------, for the viewer to fully appreciate the exhibition. However, you are given an insight into the artist's surrealist outlook on his own past which, AN 1t1 AL.f> although L-- - - - - - - incomprehensible, retains a certain comic charm. Toby S/akey

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audience, German tour buses and unmarked refrigerated vans {?) were all subject to mockery. The frenzied stream of jokes was interrupted only by the occasional swig of beer, the search fo r a working lighter and some funny poetry. This was a great show which confi rmed Craig Charles as an exceptionally talented comic. Amy Pierce

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s Naked Pony Theatre Company promised, this certainly was Shakespeare stripped down to the bones. On a bare stage , a single chair was the only prop . Slide projections were used to set the scene, sounds expressed the weath er, music

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efficiently, with no time to ponder on weighty soliloquies. about madness and power. The pace was fast, the fight at the end exciting and the play , overall, refreshingly short for Shakespeare. I was in the pub by half nine. Jeremy Bartho/omew


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hether this holds up to empirical verification, it seems that the second half of the Twentieth Century falls short of its quota of heroes. Genuine, heroes. Heroes whose motives are beyond

doubt. The figures who loom largest on the landscape of Twentieth Century history tend to be despots, dictators, perpetrators of atrocities. lt seems all the more pertinent in this Century of unprecedented suffering inflicted by active evil or widespread indifference that we should, in the last decade, be given Nelson Mandela's autobiography, a treatise on understanding, tolerance and forgiveness. In common with Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom From Fear, Mandela's biography is the chronicle of a life of unwavering principle in the face of concentrated, systematic evil. Unlike Suu Kyi, Mandela has been able to put his conviction into practice. There can be few leaders in history with a moral mandate as powerful as Mandela's, and Long Walk to Freedom gives an insight into a life of deep conviction. Mandela has a narrative gift of placing his political beliefs in the context of his life, and states early on his abiding conviction that nurture rather than nature forms personality. Whilst that is an essential tenant of a man committed to a nonracial, egalitarian society. it is difficult not to think that nature bestows a man of his virtue upon the world every so often to give the rest of us hope. Seth Lev/ne

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round this time last year, I was in Los Angeles covering the verdict of The O.J . Simpson trial for an alternative San Francisco weekly. I was given explicit instructions by my editor to focus on the wider implications of the case in terms of race and urban decay in Los Angeles. That hot, smoggy day in October was my first experience of LA, and made an impression on me that I have been unable to fully articulate since. Beyond the trite observation of the stark dichotomy of life-styles in the hedonistic neighbourhoods of, say, Beverly Hills and the slums of South Central and East LA, I couldn't express a deeper distaste for what LA represents. After the verdict had been given, I drove to a press-conference in South Central LA, and watched as the scenery changed from the plastic decadence of Hollywood and Downtown LA into the decaying squalor of LA's notorious "'hoods". One sight that stuck with me was of several groups of men and women, seemingly bound together by ethnicity, sitting expectantly in car-parks. On one corner there was a group of Koreans, on another African-Americans, another Latinos. My fear of urban America is greater than my inquisitiveness, and as such precluded any further investigation, even when I later saw the same sight repeated in Santa Monica. lt wasn't until I read The Tortilla Curtain that I realized what I had witnessed, and that I finally understood from where my deep of LA sprung.

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BRINGING YOU THE BEST IN: INDIE, COMEDY, LATIN, THEATRE, FOLK, JAZZ, WORLD MUSIC AND CHILDREN'S SHOWS Cor(eghasan's genius lies in taking what is an everyday event, .__ __.11 that a tourist like myself can witness without even understanding, and turn it a profoundly moving personal 1\l !l~,...".::"...­ account of everything that is with American and human society in general. The groups of people I witnessed were part of what is known as America's informal, flexible labour market - illegal immigrants who wait in loosely organised collectives for casual work. As California's increasingly draconian anti-immigration laws take hold, a culture of intolerance has risen in Southern California, personified brilliantly in Corraghesan's protagonist : a liberal, conservationist writer, who finds his life turned upside down by a chance encounter with a recently arrived 'wet-back' (a reference to Mexican immigrants who cross the RioGrande illegally to enter The US) His gradual retreat from his liberal position into a vengeful angry white-man is brilliantly juxtaposed against the lives of two recently arrived Mexican immigrants. Corraghesan Boyle's book not only exposes the terrible plight of immigrants in America today, but also the innate intolerance and bigotry lurking beneath the most liberal facade. lt is also a brilliantly entertaining read. Seth Levlne

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Disney's five years in the making computer graphics cartoon about the secret lives of toys. With the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Alien as rivals for their owner's affections .

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Mon Nov 25- Sat Nov 30, 5.45pm, Thu 28 Nov & Fri Nov 29, 8.15pm. Christopher Eccleston as Jude in this better than most film-of-the-book period drama.

Another Stone biopic this time about the infamous US President Richard Nixon and the whole Watergate thing. Promises to be good as Welshman Anthony Hopkins play the American leader.

THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (PG)

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Three bitter New York ex-wives seek colourful revenge in this "don't get mad get everything" comedy with Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton.

Fri Nov 29, 11 .OOpm Tarantino's cult classic. lt all gets bloody when an armed robbery goes wrong, but who's the inside man? Lots of guns and ear slicing .

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The Scapegoat Sun Dec 1 The th ird production in the Playhouse's new writing initiative.£5/£3.50

THE USUAL SUSPECTS One of the most exciting crime thrillers in recent memory with a dramatic sting in the tail with that psycho from 'Seven ' Kevin Spacey and Gabriel Byrne.

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Mon Dec 2- Sun Dec 8, 5.45pm & 8.15pm . Shakespeare's timeless comedy, this time with a Victorian setting. Lots of crossdressing and famous people.

AI Pacino is the Mayor of New York embroiled in corruption and conspiracy. John Cusack eo-stars.

DRACULA:DEAD AND LOVING IT (PG)

MADDER MARKET Beaten By Toffee Fri Dec 20 - Sat Jan 4 The Maddermarket's unique offering to th e festive season . £3 .50-£7.50

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BRASSED OFF (l ) 5 A British film starring Ewan MacGregor as a doomed coal miner, with a mean brass band soundtrack.

Fri Dec 13, 11.OOpm lsabelle Adjani and Sharon Stone make up a • vengeful wife and lover team in this French : remake . A murderous tale with a string of • surprising developments. •

Spectacular special effects made Twister a box office hit. Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt star as two scientists desperate to get to the heart of the huge tornado.

• • An attempt for high school popularity leads : four geeky girls to turn to witchcraft leading to • hubble, bubble ,toil and plenty of trouble . •

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Thurs Dec 12- Sat Dec 14, 8.15pm A film about the lives of two Parisian wasters in this 'Withnail and I' type story starring Gerard's son Guil lame Depardieu .

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Wed Nov 27 - Sat Nov 30 Youth theatre production the Shakespeare comedy £5/£4

• Scrooge • Wed Dec 4 - Sat Dec 7 • Modern adaptati on of Charles Dickens's • classic Christmas tale . £5 .50/£4 .50

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Sat Dec 7 Dynamic physical theatre commisioned by the Lynx Educational Trust for Animal Welfare and performed by Norwich 's Tiebreak Touring Theatre. £4.75/£3 .75

Sun Dec 1 Legendary award winning comedien arrives in • Norwich for just one show. SOLD OUT

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Anna Karenina Fri Dec 6 - Sat Dec 14 Adaption from the novel by Tolstoy. £4/£3.50

Set deep in Glasgow in the 1960s and dubbed as another Trainspotting , Small Faces and its tales of gangland warfare promises to be highly watchable.

Mon Dec 9 -Weds Dec 11 5.30pm & 8.15pm, Thu Dec 12- Sat Dec 14, 5.30pm. Teenage tomboy Randy develops a crush on her classmate Evie in this adolescent comedy with a twist.

Marky Mark ditches the Calvin Kleins in this Fatal Attraction style romp with Reese Witherspoon, the unfortunate girlfriend.

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EIGHTH DAY (PG) The French tale of a workaholic businessman 's chance meeting with Georges - a friendship that will change their lives fo rever.

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: Monday December 9 Thur Nov 29 1-2pm Brother of executed Nigerian environmentalist • Digsy (of Definitely Maybe fame) brings his • band to Norwich peddling a similiar brand of Ken Saro-wiwa discusses human rights. balls-out rock'n'roll. £3.50 adv FREE

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Thursday December 5 Isn't it ironic? You oughta know that Alisha's Attic are worth falling head over feet about. Just make sure you've got one hand in your • pocket. £8 adv

Mon Dec 9 The eagerly anticipated visit from the famous comedian coincides with the release of his third novel, Making history. £3.50/£2

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• Friday November 29 • Exclusive appearance from one of the UK's finest techno outfits, whose single Narcotic Influence is one of Mixmag's top 50 all time dance reccords. £6 I £5 (cone) 9pm -2am

Wed Dec 4 Editor and presenter of The South Bank Show comes to UEA. £3.50/£2

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! Top night of ground-breaking techno from West• Country recluse Richard James, with a truly bangin' support bill. £7.50 adv

Emplrlon + Jamle Smart (Prodigy DJ) + ottrerlace DJs Friday November 29 Exclusive appearance from one of the UK's finest techno outfits. £6 I £5 (cone) 9pm -2am

Roots tor lalre Sunday December 1 1.28 Union House Roots/Reggae benefit for refugees in Zaire, with the Timeless Sound System. Minimum donation of £1 .50 on the door 8-12pm

T E ATE FRONT Aphex TWin + Broadcast IDJs Luke Vlbert [Wa onchriSO 1r Andrew Wealh rail) Thursday November 28 Top night of ground-breaking techno from West-Country recluse Richard James, with a truly bangin' support bill. £7.50 adv

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+ Raise The Roof DJs

MELTDOWN lndie + Alternative Dance

21 .oo-o1.3o £3.50/£3.oo Upstairs· Con Brle·O! cheesy beats to treat your feet

KENICKIE + Stereophonlcs

' 19.30 £4.5

FILM QUIZ + Christmas Special

19.30 £1 .00

CHARLES &Dl EXPERIENCE

21 .00-01.30 £3.50/£3_00

MELTDOWN lndie + Alternative Dance

21.oo-o1 .3o £3.50J£3.o Upstairs· All Our Yesterdays 60s soul, RnB, jazz, powerpop I

LATE LUNCH

DJ Tony de Vlt + guests

22 .00-06.00 £12/£11

MELTDOWN lndie + Alternative Dance

21 .oo-o1 .3o £3.50J£3.oo

Upstairs • Bangers and Mosh

CHRISTMAS MANTRA Live Pa from special guests As~alasia +offyerface DJs Louis, Vodka, CJ, warp, Dr Toolc 21.00-02.00 £6.00/£5.00

MELTDOWN lndie + Alternative Dance

21.oo-o1.3o £3. 50J£3.oo

Upstairs • Pure As Soul

NEW YEARS EVE Meltdown +Con Brie·O! +Flying Squad 21.oo-o2.oo

£6.ooadv

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The event issue 067 27 11 1996