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Judd Apatow and company revive the comic universe

ADAM TAMBURIN

August 23, 2007


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A long time ago in a decade far, far away (as seen on VH1), quality R-rated comedies were commonplace fixtures at a theater near you. Somewhere between Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, though, funny movies aimed at the younger demographic traded in their profane...

Summer’s hottest albums turn up the heat

Tim Elliott

August 23, 2007


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Spoon's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (July 10, Merge)-Most listeners will pick up on the standard "Spoon sound" after a few songs as the Austin, Texas, band continues to build off of its traditional formula of groove-centric, up-tempo indie rock beneath front-man Britt Daniel's universal, poetic musings about vague ...

59th annual Emmy Award nominations announced

Kelley Dunn

July 21, 2007


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On September 16, America's biggest popularity contest will come to a head. The prom queen will be crowned, the new American Idol will be born and the lives of millions and millions will be forever changed with the opening of a few golden envelopes. It isn't about who is the most talented, who wants it...

Pharoahe Monch’s latest is all of the hip-hop you crave, 1/3 the clich?s

Tim Elliott

July 21, 2007


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In his own words, native New Yorker Pharoahe Monch wants to "spit at your favorite rapper, take his title." Throughout Desire, his much delayed sophomore album (SRC-Universal Motown, June 26), Monch makes a persuasive case that he's more than capable of fulfilling his stated goal. Monch has been around...

Harry Potter enchants the world one last time

Kat Patke

July 21, 2007


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Note: There are no seventh book spoilers in this article, as the author herself has not, in fact, had the chance to read the newest book anyway. A day that has been in the making for nearly ten years is finally upon us. Herds of people from all walks of life around the world ventured out to drink in t...

Ryan Adams cries tears of gold

ADAM TAMBURIN

July 21, 2007


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Ryan Adams is taking it easy. After seven years of ricocheting between different genres as a solo artist ('70s funk on Gold, '80s punk on Rock N Roll, mellow folk on Love is Hell), Adams returns to his Whiskeytown roots on Easy Tiger (June 26, Lost Highway): country-flavored midlife angst. The result i...

Sprint Upstage: A world of technology in .37 inches

Kelley Dunn

May 3, 2007


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Nostalgia can be a wonderful thing. The days of the brownish, cream-colored kitchen telephone with the tangled, 20-foot cord are distant memories. The times when changing the channel on the television directly corresponded with moving the right side of the antenna approximately 4 inches to the left are...

Summer movies of 2007 hit all genres

Landon Burris Kevin Boehm

May 3, 2007


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Once again, the folks in Hollywood are offering up a scrumptious palate of spectacular films fit to feed even the most bloated of ardent cinema aficionados. Full of sequels, action flicks, CGI romps and hopeful surprise hits, here is just a sampling of what to look for . May Must-see: (Landon's Pick)...

Storytelling Festival ends on Sunday

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May 3, 2007


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Once upon a time, storytellers were as common as books are today. To relive those days, the 28th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival, hosted by University of Missouri-St. Louis, returns on May 3 to May 6, and will be held all around the city of St. Louis. The festival will begin at 12:15 p.m. on...

Let Me Explain: One page at a time

KATIE LEWIS

May 3, 2007


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That old familiar feeling is back again. Let me explain. What is it about this time of year that makes restlessness shake our thought processes? It's almost summer yet again, and we're one step closer to having to make huge decisions about jobs and relationships and living arrangements. It's terrifying,...

Christopher Moore pens new novel

Kate Strycker

May 3, 2007


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Have you ever wondered what happened to Jesus during those missing teenage years? Do you know what to do if you have a demon as your servant? What would you do if you found out your significant other was a vampire and has turned you into one? Best-selling author Christopher Moore has set out to humorously...

Underappreciated bands: The ’90s

Tim Elliott Kaylen Hoffman F

May 3, 2007


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1) Blur: They had lyrics that all English kids, or Anglophile Americans, could relate to. They had a cute music video with a walking emotive milk carton. They had an egotistical lead singer named Damon Albarn, who still makes great music today (a few bands you have probably heard of-Gorillaz and The...

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