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|Volume 69, Issue 106,
Monday, March 9, 2004
Arts & Entertainment
find victory in box office success
With sodomy laws repealed
and gay marriage on the minds of millions, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson's
Starsky and Hutch, a movie Lawrence Toppman of The Charlotte Observer refers
to as "the first openly gay cop-buddy comedy from a big studio," brought
more strength to a growing movement this weekend as it raked in $29 million.
people live in 'City of God'
Come watch the Brazilian
chicken run in the favellas of Rio. Let the salsa, funk, disco, jazz and
soul drag you down in the ironic cha cha cha of Brazil's City of God. The
film by the same name has scenes that involve traveling through the 1960s
and 1970s and jumping from one gangster biography to another to bring the
webbed tragedy of the hoodlums to your seat.
shakes up modern banalities
In the age of barely-beaded
pop princesses and oversexed eye candy, "musicians" place music secondary
to music videos that cannot be shown before midnight even on cable channels.
Tape puts out true mainstream punk rock
Roadrunner Records has earned
a well-deserved reputation of supporting edgy bands of varying sounds.
In that respect, Red Tape is nothing out of the ordinary. Yet there's something
undeniably quaint and unique about a semi-mainstream band that still designs
and distributes its own fliers and merchandise.
End satisfies its fans
The Living End has a certain
charm that proves the definition of aesthetic. The little ska band from
Down Under is more concerned with the pure emotion and sensation that is
driven into ska-infused rockabilly rather than constructing highly thought-provoking