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November 05, 2009
  Spun: Antipop ConsortiumPDF files may take a moment to load

Initially established in 1997, disbanding in 2003, Antipop Consortium returns with their first album in over five years, Fluorescent Black. True to their name, Antipop were on the fringes of commercial rap, experimenting within the genre with rhythmical diversions and spacey lyrics. After the critical acclaim and commercial success of their heyday, this reunion effort carries with it the weight of a grand statement. However, the group is simply doing what they do best ­-- making rap comfortably, creatively and confidently.

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November 05, 2009
  Spun: R.E.M.PDF files may take a moment to load

Let's throw it out there right away: this is two full discs and a DVD of live R.E.M. material. If you don't like R.E.M., you likely won't like this. Alright, now that that's over with, Live at the Olympia in Dublin is a collection of songs recorded during a five-night stand in the summer of 2007 in Dublin where they played old favourites and mixed in new songs from their since-been-released Accelerate.

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November 05, 2009
  Fine fashion for child art appreciationPDF files may take a moment to load

Art, as a hobby and in the form of collectables, can be something of a fickle and aloof trade. Often glamourized to seem accessible to only the most avid and intellectual connoisseurs, going to an art gallery and mingling with the artistic elite can be daunting and tiresome. Art Gallery of Calgary CEO Valerie Cooper saw the dire need for children to break free from this unnecessary fear of enjoying art with the annual ARTwear fundraiser, the product of the AGC's child-friendly initiatives.

November 05, 2009
  Calgary actors air out their Dirty LaundryPDF files may take a moment to load

On Monday nights, Calgary theatres go dark to allow the actors to rest up for the week of hard work ahead. But since 1999, some brave actors have used these breaks to craft engaging and entertaining serialized improvisational theatre.

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November 05, 2009
  Sports briefs: hockeysaurs play host to HuskiesPDF files may take a moment to load

In the only other Dinos home games this weekend, the men's hockey team will be looking to leap up the standings. They sit only one point away from the first place University of Alberta Golden Bears, who travel to B.C. to face the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds this weekend. The Dinos face the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in games Friday and Saturday night at the Father David Bauer arena.

November 05, 2009
  Dinos struggle to adapt to injuries, CISPDF files may take a moment to load

There has been a reversal in fortunes this season for the University of Calgary women's hockey team. Last year they were Alberta College Athletic Conference champions and this year they find themselves occupying last spot in the Canada West standings. The Dinos have managed only a single win, and it came during the first game of the season against the University of British Columbia thunderbirds. Since then they have lost five straight.

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November 05, 2009
  National award nominees announcedPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos football team announced their award nominees for the major national awards Wednesday. They put up quarterback Erik Glavic for the Hec Crighton as Canadian Interuniversity Sport MVP, defensive lineman Linden Gaydosh for the Peter Gorman as the CIS rookie of the year, offensive tackle Kirby Fabien for the J.P. Metras Trophy as CIS down lineman of the year and linebacker Geoff Paiement for the President's Award as defensive player of the year.

November 05, 2009
  Sportspinions: Fanning the FlamesPDF files may take a moment to load

Surprise! The Calgary Flames are more important than you! Yes, you. And we all know important people are allowed to do whatever they want. It's just one of those dismal truths in life: Kanye West gets to get ripped on coke, don his ridiculous shades and publicly indict people for tastelessness, Miley Cyrus baits pedos and laughs about it and all your favourite late 90s divas drift in and out of rehab spa vacations weekly -- "Hooray, another stint done!

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November 05, 2009
  The skinny on sex toysPDF files may take a moment to load

With the Taboo Naughty But Nice sex show coming up Nov. 12-15, it's time to start thinking about what kinds of exciting sex toys to buy for you, your lover or for novelty Christmas presents.

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November 05, 2009
  The story on page one: chauvinismPDF files may take a moment to load

The Calgary Sun has once again proven itself a role-model for aspiring journalists, publishing an article by Ian Robinson entitled "Right-wing women rock: Looking at the shoes tells a lot about a female's political persuasion." The name alone demonstrates Robinson relies on heavily researched data uncorrupted by misogynistic prejudice.

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