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Ben Kaplan

August 26, 2003 | Top Five
Top Five Picks From the East Village Film Festival

Neighborhood watch: picks from the East Village Film Festival.

November 4, 2002 | Top Five
Halloween Movies

Drunken bridge-and-tunnel kids at the Halloween Parade aren't the only scary thing in town this weekend. Here, five cinematic frights, from classy to camp.

September 8, 2002 | Fall Preview
Paris on His Mind

After Philadelphia and Beloved, Jonathan Demme lightens up a little.

September 8, 2002 | Fall Preview
Teacher's Pet

Writer-director Karen Moncrieff's impressive debut, Blue Car.

September 8, 2002 | Fall Preview
Action Painting

With Frida, Salma Hayek delivers the ultimate art film.

September 8, 2002 | Top Five
Wells, Fed

"I'm happy to sign autographs, but not when there's food on the table," Yankees hurler David Wells warns before offering us his favorite places in which to chow down. "One thing about coming back to the Yankees -- I knew I'd be eating good." And as the Yankees cruise down the September stretch, so can you.

August 19, 2002 | Top Five
Midnight Movies

Time warp, indeed: The Rocky Horror Picture Show still play-scares audiences every weekend at the Village East. But it's not the only late-night party in town.

July 22, 2002 | Top Five
Fields of Dreams

You and your office softball team don't want to fight the crowds in Central Park. But at these less well-known fields, games are cheap ($5 to $16) and some of the city's best vistas are free. (For info, call 800-201-PARK.)

July 15, 2002 | Feature
Where's Woody?

The Sex and the City revolution has made plenty of men nervous. But when a trusted friend is nowhere to be found at the moment of truth, a young stud wants answers. One guy's medical odyssey in search of the hard facts.

June 10, 2002 | Feature
Alfresco Screenings

See the stars under the stars: These free open-air festivals take summer moviegoing where it belongs -- outside.