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Interview: Douglas Adams

The bestselling author of The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy talks to Artsweek about life, the universe, and parrots.
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FIlm Review: “The Tailor of Panama”

His name is Osnard. Andy Osnard. An arrogant yet sly British spy with a taste for liquor, fine linen suits, and nymphomaniac diplomats in skirts. He picks safes, drives nice cars and is oh so charming...
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Straight To Video Classics: “The Perfect Tenant”

I’ve gotten thousands of letters from aspiring straight-to-video filmmakers asking for promotion and advice. I give them a big middle finger when it comes to promotion; you gotta prove classic s...
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Theater Review: “Nasty with a Twist”

This coming weekend, the MultiCultural Drama Company presents “Nasty with a Twist,” an adults-only theater presentation that addresses issues like government corruption, racism and pornogr...
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Film Review: “Bittersweet Motel”

“Do you have to be on drugs to listen to Phish?” asks the cameraman. “No.” It’s where all those sloppily dressed kids that don’t know how to brush their hair go. Th...
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Various Artists | Def Jux Presents … | Def Jux

It’s been about three years since we last heard from Company Flow. Back in ’97 it dropped Funcrusher Plus, then in ’98 it dropped the “End To End Burners” 12″, and ...
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Semisonic | All About Chemistry | MCA

This is just embarrassing. Rather, it’s unfortunate. All About Chemistry acts as a sober reminder of the effects that ego, money and time can have on a band. Semisonic, or more specifically, lea...
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Big Bud | Late Night Blues | Good Looking

No, it’s not the latest from Cypress Hill, but rather another quality album from LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records. Big Bud is another fine addition to the label’s catalog of unique d...
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Interview: John Digweed

If the name John Digweed doesn’t mean anything to you, go rummage around your CD collection for a while and unearth the copy of Trainspotting we all know you’re lugging around. (If you don...
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Film Festival Reviews

“All You Need” Kellie Martin stars as Beth Sabistan in this dull romantic comedy/family drama about a woman finding herself amid a divorce and crumbling family. One of those movies that se...
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Straight To Video Classics: Tribute to Gary Busey

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Gary Busey. Gary Busey is the man, the “Straight to Video Classics” king. His life on and off the camera is inspirational, a beacon of hope to all thespians ...
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Theater Review: “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

What happens when you combine some mixed-up lovers, a feuding lord and his lady, a chauvinist father, a host of fairies and a little magic? You get Theatre UCSB in conjunction with the SB Dance Theatr...
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Cutthroat Comittee | Turf Buccaneers | Thizz

The Crest Side Creeper is back again, this time with some help from his cutties (Fellow Cutthroats). Mac Dre, Vallejo’s most revered independent rapper, teams up with fellow Crest Siders P.S.D. ...
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Arab Strap | Red Thread | Matador

Sunday morning music is for lying in bed and kissing the back of the neck of the one you love. Red Thread is not just Sunday morning music, it’s rainy Sunday morning music. The two blokes who ma...
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Various Artists | Caf

CafŽ Del Mar Volume Seven is an acceptable compilation of downbeat ambient techno and house with a few Latin jazz pop songs thrown in for good measure. Stitched together by the enigmatic Bruno, t...
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