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Bush passes on a ride up Brokeback

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February 1, 2006


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Although some Americans seem to have caught Brokeback fever, apparently our President has not, and the media has had a field day with Bush's latest admission. While delivering an address to thousands of students and professors last week at Kansas State University, the President fielded an unexpected qu...

Transamerica transcends convention with Huffman’s help

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February 1, 2006


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Transamerica, presented by The Weinstein Company and IFC Films, has gotten a lot of attention in the past months, mostly for Felicity Huffman's stunning, Oscar-nominated turn as a man days away from sexual reassignment surgery. All of the gender-bending hubbub aside, Transamerica avoids the obvious gi...

Annapolis: better than you’ve heard?

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February 1, 2006


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Until now, you probably have yet to read a positive review of Annapolis; however, here's your chance to see the movie reflected in a good light. Most critics believe that the movie was uninspired and too predictable; I felt the opposite.While the story may be similar to past movies, it has a blend of...

Hip-Hop groups keep Billiken Club movin’

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February 1, 2006


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Hip-hop is the culture of many African American youths in the inner city. It's not just music or dancing; it's a style and way of life for many young people. Saturday night, three groups, Double B, Say Panther and King Cobra, performed hip-hop music to audiences at the Biliken Club. The first musician t...

OAR at the Fox

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November 9, 2005


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Of A Revolution has been making music since their eighth grade talent show in Rockville, Maryland. Since then, they've traded up bass players, done a collective stint at Ohio State, toured the country and single-handedly created the genre of "college music." "We wanted a concept album. When we were y...

Reinventing the War Movie

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November 9, 2005


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Jarhead tips its hat to epic war movies like Apocalypse Now and Platoon, while making its own definitive depiction of warfare. Jarhead represents the antithesis of those classic war movies in that it portrays its warriors suffering from insanity not due to gruesome assaults and ambushes, rather from th...

Imogen Heap’s sophomore album delights

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November 9, 2005


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The name Imogen Heap may not ring a bell, but if you've seen the movie Garden State or the TV shows The O.C. and HBO's Six Feet Under, you've heard her music. Heap first achieved stardom with her side band Frou Frou, in which she teamed up with Madonna's and Bjork's producer Guy Sigsworth to create...

Pride and Prejudice is stunning remake

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November 9, 2005


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You can always expect a romantic comedy to hit the theatres around the holiday season. Director Joe Wright teamed up with the producers of Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary to create Pride and Prejudice, the latest adaptation from novelist Jane Austen's most celebrated work. The film is scheduled to...

Chicken Little appeals to collegiate crowd and kiddos alike

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November 9, 2005


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Chicken Little, Walt Disney's first independently produced computer-animated feature film, opened Nov. 4, 2005 to the delight of little tykes across the nation. That's not to say that this imaginative animated comedy doesn't have anything to offer the post-adolescent set. Chicken Little, directed by...

My Morning Jacket experiments with reggae, R&B on new album Z

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November 9, 2005


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My Morning Jacket's new record, Z, is the kind of pure and uninhibited rock 'n' roll that has been largely absent from music since the '90s. They have an earthy sound and the instruments come off as natural and raw. My Morning Jacket isn't afraid to run a little wild in the recordings, as most of th...

Rep. Lacy Clay holds forum on health disparities

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November 2, 2005


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On Saturday, Oct. 29, a forum on Health Disparities hosted by U.S. Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay took place in the Anheuser Busch Auditorium in the John Cook School of Business. "Saint Louis University has always been a national leader for public health," said Clay, thus making the University the "perfect setting f...

Josh Kelley: the Man behind the swoon

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November 2, 2005


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How were you discovered?   "I was discovered through Napster when I was a sophomore in college."   Where did you go to college?   "Ole Miss University of Mississippi. I put my tunes on Napster, which was like my own songs that I had made up, I figured out how to convert them into M...

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