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Son of a Bush

Oliver Stone’s “W.” a winner Like George W. Bush? You may be disappointed in “W.” Hate him? Ditto. If extensive hype hasn’t given it away yet, Oliver Stone’s latest presidential film (following “JFK” and “Nixon”) isn’t giving in to any side of a pro/anti-Bush debate.…

Good, clean fun

Exploring the popularity of High School Musical, Hannah Montana It isn’t really clear why Billy Ray Cyrus’ daughter wearing a blonde wig and singing pop songs is a hit with teens, but the fact some of her songs have hit No. 1 shows the popularity…

ABBA-cadabra: The Magic of Mamma Mia!

While today’s Sweden may conjure up images of H&M, Volvo and, above all, IKEA, the 1970s was musically kind to the Scandinavian country. Although still considered a guilty pleasure, ABBA is undeniably one of the country’s most famous exports. The fact that the band is…

Dear masses: Get ready

tv on the radio broadcast to population with stellar new disc Indie rock was never about getting the chance to play in front of millions. It’s about the moment, the people, the art. However, every so often, a band gets the chance to break through…

Director chokes when bringing Palahniuk to the people

Please don’t think this was anything special. This phrase, used so eloquently in “Choke” to punctuate a mid-flight hookup, doubles as a one-line summation of the movie itself. Clark Gregg’s film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive 2001 novel doesn’t do a single thing to improve…

BU swashbucklers slash through latest production

The Bradley University Theatre Department started off its season with pirates, generals, policemen and a special guest appearance by University President Joanne Glasser in the comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance.” “Pirates” focuses on the indebted Frederick played by junior theatre performance major Drew Overcash.…

Players shoot for the moon, barely lift off

While humor and quality haven’t always gone hand in hand, there’s one inherent rule when it comes to making anything remotely comedic – it has to be funny. After all, when a comedy falls flat, it often lands with a resounding thud. Case in point…

Lydia’s legacy lives on in “Forgotten Angel”

It’s likely that most EHS 120 students groaned when they found out they had to read a book about Bradley’s founder for a one-credit hour class. Many most likely chose to not read the book, dismissing it as a waste of time or putting it…

Moore slacks in new online documentary

If one word sums up Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore, it has to be polarizing. With successful documentaries such as “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine” under his belt, the left-wing muckraker does have his fans. Then again, with such reactionary films and books…

Pink Spiders weave a web of sticky, sweaty power pop

The southern music scene may be known for country acts and southern rock, but The Pink Spiders have been looking to change that ever since its 2004 EP “The Pink Spiders are Taking Over.” The group’s most recent release, “Sweat It Out,” is a fusion…

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