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Knowledge Reins Supreme- Over Nearly Everybody

September 28, 2004


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With over eighteen years of experience in the rap game, and thirteen albums to his name, South Bronx native KRS-One no longer has anything to prove to anyone. The question at this point is if he can continue to put out relevant music that will reach the ears of a new generation of hip-hop fans. ...

Wimbledon Apparently Isn’t So Bad

September 28, 2004


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Director: Richard Loncraine Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau & Eleanor Bron What could seem very intriguing about a movie that involves tennis? Moreover, what in the world is believable about a film that features Kirsten Dunst as the number- one women's player in the world? I...

Film Review: Napoleon Dynamite

September 14, 2004


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This PG-rated epic's hero is far from your typical hunk who all the girls drool over. He is Napoleon Dynamite. Napoleon, played by Jon Heder, is a high school geek who lives in The-Middle-of-Nowhere, Idaho with his daredevil grandma and his thirty-five year-old brother Kip. Napoleon's main thrill in...

Off The Record, Beastie Boys’ 5 Boroughs

September 14, 2004


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The Beastie Boys, how sweet the sound. They once were lost, but now they're found. It's been almost two full decades since the 1986 release of the Beastie Boys' classic album License to Ill. Group-members MCA, Ad Rock, and Mike D exploded onto the hip-hop scene with their funky New York City white bo...

Off The Record

September 11, 2004


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7L and Esoteric have been big players in the Boston hip-hop scene since the summer of 2000 release of the Speaking Real Words EP. The duo's blend of 7L's high quality eclectic production and creative use of samples combined with Esoteric's innovative delivery of perfectly on-beat complicated polysyllabic rh...

Off the Record

April 12, 2004


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Last weekend I purchased the new cd from Los Angeles rapper Murs. The West Coast's eccentric version of Old Dirty Bastard, Murs is known for his crazy antics as well as his work with groups like Atmosphere and Living Legends. Murs manages to blend the strictly West Coast style of Souls of Mi...

Hidalgo Is A Hit

April 12, 2004


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In Hidalgo, Viggo Mortensen plays a Pony Express courier for the US cavalry that witnesses the destruction of American Indian populations circa 1890 in the American frontier. Since his parentage is both European and Indian, Frank T. Hopkins (Mortensen) reacts strongly to the Indian genocide and tu...

White Lines, Black Roads, Grey Album, Nothing Important

March 8, 2004


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Recently I bought one of those tape-player CD adapters for my car stereo. I think it was one of the best purchases I made all year because now I can finally take my two old Sublime and Big Pun tapes out of permanent rotation and listen to music that has been released since I graduated from seventh gr...

WRUV DJ Profile

March 1, 2004


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Name: Brad Desmond Show name: The Conflict Theory Time: Saturday 10-12pmGenre of Music you play:Desmond says, "These days with all the merging styles of music and influences it's hard to classify anything into just one category. I play music from the broad genre labeled 'electronic' (RPM, IDM...

The Passion of the Christ

March 1, 2004


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While watching The Passion of the Christ I had to remind myself that I was viewing a film and not a documentary of Roman torture methods. This film, directed by Mel Gibson, was the most brutal and grotesque film that I have ever seen. It surpasses all war movies, including Saving Private Ryan, in go...

21 Grams Pulls Up 7 Short

February 9, 2004


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"21 Grams" is the new film starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, and Benicio Del Toro. The film comes from the new-to-Hollywood director Alejandro Inarritu (with various accents to accent his foreignness). All the performances are pure and driven; however, the emotions they play out are over-dramatic and de...

New Hampshire and Back

Cathleen Alison Murray

February 2, 2004


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Manchester, New Hampshire is waking up. Reporters litter the streets, cameras dangling around their necks, poking microphones into faces, and scribbling in notebooks. Locals and tourists walk by clutching copies of Manchester's The Union-Leader or the New York Times. The sidewalk is frozen, clumps of...

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