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Review: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

"I want to breathe ," says Coco Chanel as she cuts off her corset.
Passion among the titans
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 25, 2010
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Awaiting the Big Egg Drop

Like many people in Portland, my husband and I romanticized the idea of raising baby chicks after the city in February changed its "Ordinance for Keeping Domestic Fowl," which once outlawed domestic eggers.
Urban Chickens
By MELISSA FALCON  |  October 02, 2009
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Review: Coco Before Chanel

Based on the book by Edmonde Charles-Roux, Anne Fontaine's soaper of a bio-pic traces the fashion icon's life before the perfume and the bouclé suits.
Bio-pic doesn't quite wear well enough
By ALICIA POTTER  |  October 02, 2009
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Cannes goods

Quick — name a world-class film-festival administrator willing to reveal that at age 12 he was titillated by the sight of clodhopper-shod Minnie Mouse stomping on Mickey's tail in a French comic book.
Tarantino, Antichrist , and well-lit genitalia show why the French film festival is like no other
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 29, 2009
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Old wives’ tales

A pretty girl is less like a melody than like yesterday’s news in Follies , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award–winning 1971 musical that lost money but became the stuff of legend.
Follies at the Lyric; We Won’t Pay! by the Nora
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 09, 2008