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Corporate tool Hulu makes streaming video cool

When it comes to streaming video, YouTube is the undisputed king. But as technology marches on, the popular Google subsidiary is starting to face some stiff competition from more than eager companies with expensive lawsuits on their grubby hands. Newcomer Hulu.com, which opened its digital…

Adams masters the science of “Cardinology”

Drug addiction. Rehab. A breakup with a pop star. Amid all of these problems, Ryan Adams managed to find time to create a record that transcends any issues he had and raises him, yet again, to the top of the alternative scene. “Cardinology,” an album…

A-tasting we will go!

Inside a Peoria whiskey tasting Next time you’re planning a night out, consider hitting up a museum dedicated to the memory of civil war veterans. GAR Hall hosted “The History and Craft of Whiskey” Saturday night and while the building may not top anyone under…

Indie sensations prove ‘skeletal’ does not mean bare bones

Hunter S. Thompson once said, “When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.” This is good news for Of Montreal but much worse news for fans. Indie pop act Of Montreal, led by lead singer Kevin Barnes, released its ninth studio album “Skeletal Lamping”…

OMG: It’s HSM3!

It’s hard to pull off a movie sequel that rivals the original. It’s even harder to pull off a trilogy that keeps the viewer coming back for more. Try doing that for a made-for-TV movie, and it’s like turning water into wine. It’s no surprise…

The story behind the sweets: a Halloween history

A flurry of old pillowcases, smelly face paint and cheap costumes will hit the streets today, as the worldwide masquerade party known as Halloween finally arrives. And even though trick-or-treating and late-night parties may be the holiday’s main attractions, the occasion has a story as…

Obamarama

The Democratic campaign in video games If you’ve played a football game in the past couple weeks, remember this – when you scored the touchdown, Barack Obama did the victory dance in the end zone. At least that’s what’s happening in the world of video…

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…

Kanye will determine the direction of the music (and the marketing)

A month ago, producer turned rapper turned household name pop-sensation Kanye West did a really stupid thing.  On Sept. 16 Kanye released “Love Lockdown,” the first single for his next album, “808s and Heartbreak.” It was up on Kanye’s blog for two days, but quickly…

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