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January 13, 2011
  Unions have lost their purposePDF files may take a moment to load

Many things in our society have an expiration date. Not just food and medication, but also social institutions. To have an expiration date, something must have initially had a use but past the date no longer fulfills our needs because its value is no longer present. Unions in Canada have expired.

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January 13, 2011
  South Sudan's time has comePDF files may take a moment to load

This past Sunday, a historic vote began. The people of South Sudan, in accordance with a peace deal which stopped the civil war in 2005, are holding a referendum to decide whether the region will separate from the north or not. Separation is almost certain to occur, but in the weeks leading up to the election many commentators were unsure about two things: if the vote would actually take place and, if it did, what the south would do once it separated.

January 13, 2011
  Gauntlet's Best 2010: MoviesPDF files may take a moment to load

Ryan Pike (Popcorn Aficionado)

1. The Social Network
Arguably director David Fincher's most full-realized work, the film deftly analyzes the dawn of Facebook with a snappy script by Aaron Sorkin while juggling several stories at once. It's a bio-pic. It's a business story. It's a story about the rise of the most important technological advance of the past decade. It's a story about lost love and friendship. It's also a film featuring the emergence of several prominent young actors.

January 13, 2011
  Gauntlet's Best 2010: TelevisionPDF files may take a moment to load

Amanda Hu (Resident Star Wards Camp Counselor)

1. Community
Arguably the best sitcom on TV right now, Dan Harmon and crew have revolutionized the genre homage with exceptional episodes like "Modern Warfare" and "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas." It is one of the few shows that can take classic sitcom troupes and spin them on their heads in the most entertaining way.

2. Boardwalk Empire

3. Doctor Who

4. Fringe

5. Mad Men

January 13, 2011
  Gauntlet's Best 2010: AlbumsPDF files may take a moment to load

Andy Williams (Entertainment Editor)

1. James Blake- Klavierwerke EP and CMYK EP
Very few musicians have garnered as much acclaim or generated as much buzz this year as James Blake, which is remarkable considering he's only released three EP's this year and no full-lengths. It speaks to his talent, and though people are having a hard time classifying what exactly Blake is doing (it's definitely not dubstep, which is a label he is attracting with more frequency), it's absolutely enthralling.

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January 13, 2011
  Basketballsaurs warm up in CaliforniaPDF files may take a moment to load

Over the break, many students went home for the holidays to visit family and friends. The men's basketball team, however, headed south to Los Angeles, California to participate in an American basketball tournament. There are a number of different tournaments in Canada over the break, but the Dinos choose California to get great competition and play against some tough teams.

January 13, 2011
  Sportspinion: beating the PatriotsPDF files may take a moment to load

It's NFL playoff time. An exciting time when the regular season is behind us, where every game is a clean slate and the only thing that matters is winning. Wild card weekend did not disappoint after some big upsets and close finishes last Saturday. It was certainly wild with the elimination of both of last year's Super Bowl teams the Colts and the Saints. More surprises may come, but favourites like the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots could prove hard to beat.

January 13, 2011
  Doyle's soccer treatise a BallPDF files may take a moment to load

I sit watching the beginning of IIHF world junior championships final between Canada and Russia and am amazed by the huge crowd of Canadian fans who have flocked across the border to overtake Buffalo New York. The stands are full of red jerseys and presumably almost entirely Canadian fans.

January 13, 2011
  Understanding where sex and pop culture meetPDF files may take a moment to load

If you have ever seen an image of the Nazi book burnings, it's likely that you have seen some of Magnus Hirschfeld's work aflame. Luckily for us, PopSex!, the latest exhibit at the Alberta College of Art and Design, is bringing artistic representations of some of his surviving work to Calgary.

January 13, 2011
  Poet laureate/rapper tackles Albertan historyPDF files may take a moment to load

Cool fact about Edmonton: they have a poet laureate. Cooler fact: their poet laureate is Roland Pemberton, also known as Cadence Weapon, the indie hip hop sensation.

Pemberton has made a name for himself in several disciplines. Obviously, his poetry is highly regarded, and he continues to write poems and collaborate with the city to introduce poetry to an expanding audience. Pemberton also pursues journalism-- he writes for Vue Weekly and has written for Pitchfork.

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