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Guess Who’s Back… Back Again? ****

It has been almost five years since phenomenal rap artist Eminem has graced the public with any new music. But now he's back: His latest album, Relapse, is his most raw, intense and overall in-depth l...
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Kings of Leon Rock the KROQ Weenie Roast

While most students were at UCSB's Extravaganza this past Saturday, I ventured all the way out the Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater to see KROQ's annual Weenie Roast. This year's lineup was one of...
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The Lurking “Ghosts” of Rom-Coms Past

Matthew McConaughey's latest lazy vehicle, "Ghosts of Girlfriend Past," mixes a little bit of A Christmas Carol with every rom-com trope out there. Here, McConaughey plays a womanizing bachelor who le...
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Brit Beneath the Big Top

Despite the ample supply of confetti, little people, daring acrobatic feats, rings of fire and an extravaganza of lights found last Thursday at L.A.'s STAPLES Center, this was not your average circus....
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A Cloudy Forecast *****

Although “Sunshine Cleaning” may share some DNA with popular indie hit “Little Miss Sunshine,” the films could not be more different. While “Little Miss Sunshine” f...
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Joaquin’s “Two Lovers” ****

James Gray is one of the rare dark romantic filmmakers left in Hollywood, and he demonstrates his mastery of this style with his most recent film, "Two Lovers." The film, which features a performance ...
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Within the Fray ***

It's hard to believe that it has already been four years since the debut album of the Fray. The titular track for that album, "How To Save a Life," became a huge television-fueled phenomenon of a sing...
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STUDENT CINEMA SPOTLIGHT: “Clams With Green Onions”

One of the best things about the festival is that is often screens work by local filmmakers and UCSB students and alumni. One such film that ran at this year's festival is "Clams With Green Onions," a...
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Domestic Dysfunction ****

I felt a sense of inevitable déjà vu as I took in Sam Mendes' "Revolutionary Road." The film stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as a young married couple attempting to rebuild their br...
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Third Time’s The Charm ****

The Killers can do no wrong and with its new album, Day & Age. The Las Vegas-based band's third record will make new fans, keep old fans and have everybody coming back for more.
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MC Lyte Holds Court in I.V.

MC Lyte is known as one of the greatest female rappers of all time. With a career spanning almost 20 years, which began when her first single dropped in 1986, MC Lyte is a woman who changed the game o...
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Jack’s Mannequin Delivers a Lively Performance in the Hub

I always imagined Jack's Mannequin's fans to be just like the music: calm, cool and relaxed. I never would envision that they would be so intense that during the course of last Thursday evening's conc...
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The Boner Killers

More likely than not, your first sex ed lesson didn't come from mommy and daddy or from your wrinkly fourth-grade teacher. Your parents sat you down in front of the boob tube and popped in a VHS while...
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A Worn-Out Story *

The limp, generic police drama "Pride and Glory" can be seen as a second-rate sequel to James Gray's 2007 film, "We Own the Night." Despite the film's considerably talented cast, this overcooked thril...
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Less Than Inspired

The previews for "Flash of Genius" are inspiring, emotional and captivating.Unfortunately, the film in its entirety is a little disappointing. With a solid cast and an inspirational story, the film ha...
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