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Katrina Telethon features celebs, good music

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September 14, 2005

In the wake of destruction left by Hurricane Katrina, fundraisers and benefits have developed in an effort to raise money and help rebuild the devastated Gulf Coast. One especially notable telethon was Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast, which aired on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, the WB, UP...

Television’s fall line up is better than you think

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September 14, 2005

There's nothing on TV to watch, you say? Ah, friend, you are sorely mistaken. These days, great television shows such as Arrested Development, Scrubs, and The Office are often passed by in favor of classics on scale with E.R. and recent hits like Desperate Housewives. Yet these shows are equally hailed by...

Broken Flowers makes the bar

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September 14, 2005

  The "less is more" theory is proven true in writer/director Jim Jarmusch's, Broken Flowers. Starring Bill Murray, Broken Flowers is similar to his last minimalistic, indie film, Lost in Translation, little dialogue and numerous instances of symbolic clues drive the story of a man on search ...

West Needs to Shut Up

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September 14, 2005

Kanye West is a douche bag. The rapper declared on Sept. 2 on NBC primetime that George W. Bush "doesn't care about black people." Wow. "I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they're looting. See a white family, it says they're looking for food," said...

Exorcism’s realism terrifies

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September 14, 2005

Very few movies reach into the depths of one's soul and truly shake it to the very core, leaving the viewer stricken with fear. The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a dark film that takes our fears to startling new heights and is a brilliant exercise in terror and suspense. With the recent decline in the re...

Team Sleep

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September 7, 2005

Fans of the alternative rock band known as The Deftones have been waiting years for lead singer Chino Moreno's side project to finally develop. Team Sleep is the self-titled album that has materialized. Being a major fan of The Deftones who owns all of their CD's, I found it necessary to purchase wh...

Soldier at War

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August 31, 2005

Think about where you are in your life right now. Freshmen, maybe you're wondering where you belong in this new college hierarchy. Juniors are probably digging into their coursework, with the realization that they don't really have that much time left to make their mark. Seniors are most likely a jumble ...

Band Barrage Rocks the Billiken Club

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August 31, 2005

This fall a barrage of bands will be coming through The Billiken Club, the space more commonly known now as Salsarita's. The venue, which is run by the Next Big Thing Committee, has lined up bands for nearly every Saturday night of the semester, with a few week night shows thrown in as well. A majority of th...

Ultra-conservative author blasts ‘United States of Entertainment’

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August 24, 2005

  Diana Benanti       After seeing Bernard Goldberg and Jon Stewart verbally brawling about Goldberg’s new book on The Daily Show, I knew that anyone who could get Stewart so fahklumpt was worth looking into.     Goldberg is the author of the New York Time...

Don’t fly to Red Eye

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August 24, 2005

    Pack two attractive people (one of them slightly unbalanced), an assassination plot and a luxury hotel into a plane and 80ish minutes later, you get… nothing.     Wes Craven’s new suspense thriller, Red Eye, was one of the most touted movies of late summer, boa...

Alkaline Trio rocked Pops on July 31 with a killer tour-ending show

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August 24, 2005

  Alkaline Trio From their humble beginnings in Chicago to headlining sold-out tours across the country, Alkaline Trio has come a long way in the past eight years. It was in Sauget, Ill., at Pop’s, that Alkaline Trio ended their summer tour with a bang. After two opening bands, Alkaline...

Dance Dance Revolution

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August 24, 2005

            If you enjoy dancing, video games or losing weight (I’m looking at 97 percent of you college students), then I promise you’d get a kick out of Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), Konami’s stunning perennial video game, wh...

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