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Filmmaking: Business or Personal?

I entered the Union’s Pine Lounge for the second morning in a row, ready for another great panel discussion and ready to see hordes of old people. The elderly were out again in full force, but I was also pleasa...
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Slither (2006)

James Gunn’s cheeky, slimy homage to the over-the-top horror films of the 1980s entered and exited theaters in 2006 with barely a whimper at the box office. This is a real shame because Slither is pure, disgust...

Not just fun and games

Michael Haneke’s Funny Games takes joy in punishing its audience. I was appalled, offended, and utterly absorbed by everything I was seeing, experiencing an array of different emotions as I sat in disbelief at ...

Seuss done right

No author is dearer to my heart than Dr. Seuss. The quiet whimsy and complex darkness within his books practically defined my childhood. When How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat arrived in the...
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The life and death of torture porn

Until recently, kidney theft was just an urban legend. Two people meet, sleep together, and then one of them wakes up in a tub full of ice. The rest is self-explanatory, seeing as this story has been a staple o...

Best Place To Buy Outdoor Gear

buzz readers have spoken, and the result is clear: a more personal, mom-and-pop type store is the preferred place to shop for outdoor gear. Champaign Surplus came out victorious, with readers attributing the cu...
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Best Place To Get Your Hair Cut

“If we can’t make you look good ... you’re ugly!” Ippatsu’s controversial motto is backed up by the salon’s commitment to customer satisfaction — not only through delivering great work but also through creating...
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Celine Dion is an amazing diva

Celine Dion is amazing. Looking back on the days when she was a nappy-headed boy, Dion has come a long way since her Titanic days. This clip, featuring footage from Dion’s record-breaking gig in Las Vegas, disp...