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1999 Stories by Bill Gallo

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  • A Sporting Chance

    published December 30, 1999

    All right, then. Just how long has it been since your Denver Broncos rose from the slough of despond to win a pair of Super Bowls? A... More >>

  • Reeling in the Year

    published December 30, 1999

    In Albert Brooks's summer comedy The Muse, a ravishing daughter of Zeus... More >>

  • Daniel Barenboim and Guests

    published December 23, 1999

    The Buenos Aires-born pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has assembled a formidable array of talent for this elaborate bow to the art of Duke... More >>

  • Good Grief!

    published December 23, 1999

    At first glance, Pedro Almodóvar's All About My Mother seems uncharacteristically grim for a filmmaker with such a demonic... More >>

  • Party at Ground Zero

    published December 23, 1999

    Millennial hysteria takes many forms. Some people fall prey to a travel agent and book a cruise to the Aegean, bent on passing New Century's Eve... More >>

  • Baja Humbug

    published December 16, 1999

    Once upon a time, the dimly lit Punchbowl, at 20th and Stout streets, was a perfectly good place to get an honest glass of whiskey, tell... More >>

  • Wynton Marsalis

    published December 9, 1999

    If evidence of eighteenth-century jazz is unearthed in, say, the 21st century, Wynton Marsalis is likely the man who will play it and talk it up.... More >>

  • Anywhere but There

    published December 9, 1999

    The heroines of Gavin O'Connor's offbeat road movie Tumbleweeds are a struggling single mother named Mary Jo Walker (Janet McTeer)... More >>

  • Case Cloved

    published December 2, 1999

    Half a block away, you catch the scent of garlic on the wind, powerful and ancient. Good news. There will be no duck on the pizza tonight, and no... More >>

  • The National Free-for-All League

    published November 25, 1999

    Kurt Warner may not know it, but Some Things Never Change. With six weeks left in the National Football League season, the perennially miserable... More >>

  • Moments of Glory

    published November 18, 1999

    As midnight draws near for the decade, the century and the millennium, humankind's most powerful, most undeniable impulse is to make lists. By... More >>

  • Keith Jarrett

    published November 18, 1999

    The jazz musician who doesn't improvise is the chef who doesn't cook, the writer who lays down his pen, the ballplayer on the bench. Nonetheless,... More >>

  • Grand Illusion

    published November 18, 1999

    The world's demand for minimally talented thirty-year-old high-school dropouts who believe they're great poets or great musicians or great movie... More >>

  • Join the Club

    published November 11, 1999

    The sleek young cigar smoker wearing the Brooks Brothers suit and $300 cap-toe loafers wants to shuffle-bowl. He hasn't done this since he was ten... More >>

  • Lying Down on the Job

    published November 11, 1999

    The mutant children of Dr. Hannibal Lecter and his star pupil, agent Clarice Starling, remain doggedly at large in moviedom. There's no serial... More >>

  • For Whom the Bell Toils

    published November 4, 1999

    Buddy Bell had been in town all of five minutes when he started talking in riddles. "The situation here can be as perfect as a situation can be,"... More >>

  • The Littlest Victim

    published November 4, 1999

    Actor Frank Whaley has appeared in more than thirty movies, including Swimming With Sharks and Pulp Fiction. But none of them cuts... More >>

  • A Crying Shame

    published October 28, 1999

    All hail. America is the seat of democracy and the world's most mobile society -- the place where a printer's apprentice named Samuel Clemens... More >>

  • Shuck and High Five

    published October 7, 1999

    For the last month or so, I've been shucking littlenecks from the supermarket, splashing them with a little Tabasco and eating dinner in front of... More >>

  • Twenty-two Skidoo

    published October 7, 1999

    The twenty-second Denver International Film Festival opens this week with a showing of Sydney Pollack's Random Hearts at the Buell Theatre.... More >>

  • Hail, Mary

    published October 7, 1999

    Jesus, Mary and Joseph! The repressed Irish-Catholic schoolgirl Molly Shannon plays on Saturday Night Live is certainly not everyone's cup... More >>

  • The Puck Stops Here

    published September 30, 1999

    The premise is preposterous, the final score inevitable and the record reading on the feelgood-o-meter totally predictable. But Mystery,... More >>

  • Loserville?

    published September 23, 1999

    Dressed head to foot in orange and blue, the crazies stood and howled in the Denver night, their raucous cry of joy mingled with blood lust. Their... More >>

  • The Way We Live Now

    published September 23, 1999

    Grownups, take heart. Even if you misspent your summer at the movies pigging out on reheated space adventure, slob humor and stubborn old... More >>

  • The Sweet Smell of Success

    published September 23, 1999

    Trust Allison Anders and her old running mate Kurt Voss to come up with a piquant, carefully observed movie about tarnished hope, overfed vanity... More >>

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