READINGS Wednesday 10/20 COURAGE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS Tenth annual …

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WHITE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL Truffle cooking demonstrations hosted by NYC chefs; Italian Culinary Center, 230 5th Ave., Su. 1100 (betw. 26th & 27th St.), res. req. 725-8764 ext.25; 7-9:30, $150 [repeats 10/21]. Thursday 10/21 BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS Free screenings at Cabrini East Village, 101 E. 4th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), res. req. 995-7017, 9 [&hellip
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Bringing Out The Dead

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Taxis & Ambulances Bringing Out the Dead, a comedy about paramedics in Hell’s Kitchen, resembles Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver in a number ways, and Scorsese doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, he invites comparisons, even demands them. Like John Ford making a western, he’s telling the same story over again, yet he’s not. He believes [&hellip
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Beefcake

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All Male Thom Fitzgerald’s Beefcake, an odd but likable documentary-docudrama twofer, takes us back to the 1950s, when muscle magazines flourished. These publications served up Olympian images of slicked-up studs with beatific expressions, flexing in the name of fitness; they asked readers to admire the beauty and manliness of the models’ carefully sculpted physiques, and [&hellip
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Who Does Oliver Cromwell Remind You Of?

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McGinn/Cazale Theater 2162 Broadway (76th St.), 4th fl., 279-4200, through Oct. 31. Tinpot Cromwell Three and a half centuries ago, following a catastrophic civil war, the government of England was entrusted to a man with even more contempt for pluralistic democracy than the current Mayor of New York. According to his biographers, Oliver Cromwell wasn’t [&hellip
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Woofstock Week

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Soon, we hope, young, upper middle-class white people who loudly talk shit about "film" in public places will chatter instead about Fight Club, which opens Friday, and which deals with some of the same issues as Beauty in an immeasurably less smug way. The other big cinema event this week is the Dreyer retrospective at [&hellip
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