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Volume 69, Issue 138, Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Arts & Entertainment


Hey, take your fake self out of punk
A lot of my friends think punk rock is dead. I can understand their sentiments because they were around at a time when the music really meant something more and wasn't homogenized for mass consumption. At times, I even feel inclined to agree with them. 

Shorties poop their diapers
Here they go again. The good people at Comedy Central are once again reinventing the primetime television comedy. But whereas shows like South Park and Crank Yankers have been, according to many at least, innovative and forward-thinking, Shorties Watchin' Shorties, which debuts tonight at 9:30 p.m., feels more like a step back.

Professor's play defies convention
Beware the avant-garde, for it can set you free. Upon encountering said avant-garde, you may begin to have heady experiences, terrible urges and lunatic theories.

'Other Side' comes up short
Even casual listeners of Godsmack would probably agree the band owes more than a little to legendary metal band Metallica. Indeed, listening to Godsmack almost inevitably leads one to think of Metallica, and nowhere is this temptation more prevalent than in Godsmack's latest album The Other Side. 

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