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Album review: Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach innovative, surreal

March 17, 2010


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Pete Candeland - Gorillaz "Stylo" from Passion Paris on Vimeo. by Alexandra Legend Siegel, News Correspondent The Gorillaz kicked off their new album, Plastic Beach, with a trailer featuring a risky car chase, a gun-wielding Bruce Willis, and their new single “Stylo.” Plastic Beach, the Gorillaz...

Album review: The Winter of Mixed Drinks pining, folksy

March 17, 2010


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by Natalie Schack, News Staff There is something about folksy, pining Scotsmen with masculinity issues and a penchant for sexual analysis that just does it for all y’all indie kids. How could you hate those pensive guitars? That endearing sense of self-deprecation? Reflexivity that would put Das...

Calendar: March 18 to March 24

March 17, 2010


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Event of the Week: “A Small Act” with a big result: Would a heartwarming tale of success and charity help perk things up during the mid–semester stretch? Here’s one for the ages:  A Swedish woman named Hilde Back contributes a small amount of money to provide for the schooling of a young Kenyan student, Chris M...

Inside Column: McLovin she is not

March 17, 2010


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by Natalie Schack, News Staff There are moments in life we are programmed to look forward to. It is from these moments that we judge all others, upon them which we base the paths of our lives, and because of which the person we really are remains thrust in shadows, a pale and shivering facsimile of the b...

Film review: ‘Ghost Writer’ thrills

March 11, 2010


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by Taylor Adams, News Staff There's a familiar tint of anticipation and dread surrounding the beginning of Roman Polanski's new thriller, "The Ghost Writer." It's rather like opening an old favorite book or some other familiar act. It's all there: darkness, a subtle but increasingly disconcertin...

Film review: Burton has lost his muchness

March 11, 2010


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by Chelsea Reil, News Staff The blond little Alice America knows and loves, as seen in Disney’s 1951 cartoon version, is definitely gone. In place of the Disney version is Tim Burton’s newest creation: A loud, garish, busy film that is generally underwhelming. Not to say that it is bad. O...

NU Band Spotlight: The Lone Pine Cones

March 11, 2010


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by Hana Nobel, News Staff The Lone Pine Cones is one of the newest bands on the Northeastern music scene. Jon Lesh, a freshman business major, and Matt Rhodes, a freshman music industry major, swap between the guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals. Ben Hughes, a math major, plays the drums. Mike Kofron...

Trey Songz in Boston with Jay-Z

March 11, 2010


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by Miki Onwudinjo, News Correspondent “Say Ahh,” because Trey Songz is in Boston tonight at TD Garden with rappers Jay-Z and Young Jeezy for the 2010 Blueprint 3 Tour. He is traveling coast to coast as Jay-Z’s special guest commemorating the success of his own album READY. “It’s a...

Calendar: March 11 to March 17

March 11, 2010


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Calendar compiled by Taylor Adams, News Staff Event of the Week: Ah, Boston in the time of St. Patrick. Mark well the week of the 17th (We here at The News most certainly do, next week’s issue will be out that day rather than Thursday), not to mention the parade on Sunday March 14 in Southie. No...

Inside Column: Finding friends in high places

March 11, 2010


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by Marian Daniells, News Staff I met one of the most intriguing people this weekend and I never even got her name. But her daughter’s name is Jennifer, they hiked a glacier together in Alaska and are huge Bon Jovi fans. Her husband died this past year, she loves Snickers and she works as an aid for...

Oscar Round-Up

March 11, 2010


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by Ashley Dean, News Staff The 2010 Academy Awards show was hardly full of surprises, but it certainly had comedy and drama. Hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin provided the comedy, playing off each other brilliantly, while the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stirred up the drama by leaving...

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