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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…

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…

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…

Artists flock to Peoria to display talents

“The artist does not draw what he sees but what he must make others see.” – Edgar Degas, French painter and printmaker Fortunately for Peorians, they got to see a lot more than a flooded Riverfront this past weekend. The high waters receded to the…

A paper trail fit for a king

Until just a few weeks ago, I believed, much like yourselves, I would have T.I.’s much anticipated sixth studio album in my hands for the opening day of school, but it didn’t happen. “Paper Trail” was originally scheduled for an Aug. 12th release date, but…

Extra! Inane inventions send society spiraling!

The history books are always quick to mention the inventions that improved our lives forever. The telephone, the Internet, the game of basketball and more made positive changes to our lives. What you don’t read much about are the inventions that struck society like a…

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