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Palahniuk’s Novel Adaptation Choke Falls Flat

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

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Sex in our modern culture is generally revered, glorified, and at times nearly heralded. Seldom, if ever, is sex seen as a drug as it is in Choke, a jumbled, confusing, and altogether rushed Chuck Palahniuk novel adaptation dir...

Gossip Girl Returns for Second Season

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Gossip Girl” returns with its second season, airing Monday nights at 8 p.m. on the CW. Based on the Gossip Girl series of books by Cecily von Ziegesar, the show follows the fabulous lives of a group of teenagers living on...

“Skins”: The Best TV Show You’ve Never Seen

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

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Let’s face it: we live in a world dominated by overly-made up, twenty-something models attempting to play “normal” teenagers on television programs. So common is this practice that it’s a rare and unexpected delight to discover ...

Skeletal Lamping a Jumbalaya of the Zany, Ironic and Fantastic

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

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To say that Kevin Barnes, the loopy front man of indie-pop/psychedelic/funk/experimental/twee pop band of Montreal, is weird would be putting it mildly. Best known for wearing colorful war paint and having the musical attention span ...

Movies from the Vault: The Princess Bride

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When you’re stuck in bed, feeling on the verge of death by flu, a visit from Grandpa and an uncomfortable cheek-pinching session is about the last thing you want. However, when your Grandpa happens to be the kindly and comical P...

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