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September 17, 2009
  Spun: Frank TurnerPDF files may take a moment to load

Frank Turner, together with his four band members, has created an alternative rock album reminiscent of the '80s British pop scene. Poetry of the Deed features strong acoustic guitar in "Dan's Song," along with head shaking songs such as "Try This At Home."

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September 17, 2009
  Spun: Rum RunnerPDF files may take a moment to load

Well, Rum Runner, since you've asked what your music means to me, there's a few things I want to say. To me the music means you sometimes get sad; sometimes maybe depressed; sometimes pretty pissed off, but your particular brand of music always has a drink in hand to comfort us.

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September 17, 2009
  Spun: David GuettaPDF files may take a moment to load

David Guetta's album One Love provides music that is exactly expected of him: repetitive electronic tracks encouraging listeners to grab some glow sticks and dance. These tracks include "The Sound of Letting Go" and "On the Dancefloor," both of which sound identical to many other tracks on the album, particularly "Gettin' Over."

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September 17, 2009
  Spun: The Dustin Bentall OutfitPDF files may take a moment to load

Dustin Bentall, a Vancouver native and front man for The Dustin Bentall Outfit, has followed up his 2005 release of Streets With No Lights with Six Shooter. The first thing you envision when looking at Six Shooter is an intense moment before a shootout.

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September 17, 2009
  Ulimate Alliance 2: electric boogalooPDF files may take a moment to load

Comic book fans have rejoiced this year. After the brilliant Batman: Arkham Asylum, the bar was set extremely high for video game adaptations. Vicarious Visions' Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 doesn't approach the sheer level of wicked game design that Arkham does, but still manages to be an extremely fun romp and one of the best film or video game adaptations of the Marvel Universe.

September 17, 2009
  Classic cinema steals into the PlazaPDF files may take a moment to load

There's an exciting, but sadly rare, opportunity for Calgary audiences to see Bicycle Thieves on the big screen. The 1948 Italian neo-realist film is a critical and academic darling, with numerous film scholars and critics offering it up as one of the most important works of all time. It has even reached number 10 on the Turner Classic Movies channel's "Most Influential Classic Movies of all time" list. 

September 17, 2009
  Students now able to claim their seats for freePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary students with a hankering for drama, dance, art and music, but only moths in their wallet, have every reason to head over to the University and Reeve Theatres. Thanks to a Students' Union quality money grant nicknamed "Claim Your Seats" students at the University of Calgary have the opportunity to check out any Faculty of Fine Arts show for free by presenting their ID at the box office on performance day.

September 17, 2009
  Gossip Girl is ruining the worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Earth is facing a pandemic. No, not this whole "swine flu" scare -- I'm talking about something much more serious. Something, with long-reaching implications, that forecasts the decay and putrefaction of human existence or, at least, accelerates our decivilization.

September 17, 2009
  Threatened grizzlies seeking bear necessitiesPDF files may take a moment to load

The grizzly bear is a symbol of rugged wilderness. When we think of the grizzly, cold rivers, mountains and dense forests come to mind. However -- though it is not well known -- grizzlies are a plains species that had a population of around 6,000 that once roamed the prairies, and they behave accordingly. This means that they often stand and challenge instead of running for cover. Nor can their cubs climb trees like the smaller black bear. Even so, most bears would avoid contact with people if they could.

September 17, 2009
  The Kanye conspiracyPDF files may take a moment to load

Last weekend, The Great Kayne West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance of her mtv Video Music Award. The incident has been portrayed in the media as West's ego getting the best of him, however, close inspection suggests otherwise.

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