January 26, 2006 ISSUE
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  COVER STORY
Palm Springs Film festival overview, Part One: Bloody Mary
Another week, another festival. This time, we've got the Palm Springs film festival in our crosshairs. And a few wrongs to right. Starting with some uncooperative film projectors and ending with a villain that makes Hannibal Lector downright classy.
Column: Letter from Japan (#4)
Waddya know -- a film that our Japanese correspondent Bryan Hartzheim actually liked. Or, at least, kinda liked. In the latest Letter from Japan, he grudgingly recommends Sabu's Dead Run.
Translation: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Korean film scholar Soyoung Kim has some interesting thoughts on the role of whiteness in Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. No, not that kind of whiteness...


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January 26, 2006

 

M U S I C
Jay's Tepid November Reign
Jay Chou's 2005 album is much like 2004's. And 2003's. And 2002's and 2001's. So why should we keep listening?
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Andlantis
Andy Lau, the Asian Elvis, crooned and charmed his way through Atlantic City, where he performed with such gusto that even the non-believers among us simply had to believe.
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C L I P S
 
January 26, 2005: News Bites
Brokeback shatters expectations at Golden Globes; Yo-Yo Ma as diplomat; Asian men become your reality; the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.
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F O R E I G N
 
January 26, 2005: News From Abroad
Bollywoodstar Salman Khan is mad and he won't take it anymore; Korean new wave halted in East Asia; Mozart honored by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. This and much, much more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.
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