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April 15, 2004
  Revenge is best served twicePDF files may take a moment to load

I remember a long time ago, about six months now, sitting in a theatre after the house lights had come up and being completely speechless for the first time in my life. The draw of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 1 was so powerful that it etched every scene into my mind verbatim, and even after six months and multiple viewings since that night, the movie just keeps getting better.

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April 15, 2004
  Art house cinema finds its way to ATP's stagePDF files may take a moment to load

That Alberta Theatre Projects' newest production watches and feels like an art-house film is no coincidence. Two years after its stage debut, The Shape of Things was adapted for the screen, starring the original cast and premiering at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Six years earlier, playwright-cum-filmmaker Neil LaBute, who penned the scripts for both the play and the film, received acclaim with his film debut In the Company of Men.

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April 15, 2004
  Mmm... womanPDF files may take a moment to load

Sometimes life can feel menacing, almost predatory. The people in our lives tear us in a thousand different directions while the world we live in makes demands of us we can't hope to fulfil. We are consumed by our consumer culture and digested in a mix of gender roles and social expectations. Little wonder Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman has become so successful.

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April 15, 2004
  ...to places beyond campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Have you ever been pigeon-holed? Has anyone ever tried to make you stand in shoes that weren't yours? Have you ever tried to make yourself something you're not?

Well, in a recent interview with the Gauntlet, Shuyler Jansen, vocalist and guitar player for the veteran Alberta band Old Reliable, refused to wear the hat I gave him. He just wasn't having anything to do with my line of questioning.

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April 15, 2004
  From the Spring Fling...PDF files may take a moment to load

Canadian rock,' concludes SuperEgo lead vocalist Dylan Hanley. "We usually call ourselves Canadian rock--it's mainstream, but you don't want to say that."

After pondering the music scene and SuperEgo's formation and growth, Hanley, a fourth-year University of Calgary Political Science major, finally decides Canadian rock is the most fitting description.

"We're getting a lot harder, harder and softer," starts Hanley. "Before, we were almost bubblegum soft."

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April 15, 2004
  Just admit it, you like discoPDF files may take a moment to load

Debate it all you want when you're sober, but when you're drunk everyone loves disco. There's something about the four-on-the-floor beat, the wah-wahs and falsettos, that just drive a crowd into frenzy. How else do you explain the continuing popularity of "YMCA" and "Staying Alive" at nightclubs across the country, nay, the world? So just relax. Ignore the stigma and admit you love it.

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April 15, 2004
  Urban Divide brings you the funk you so sorely needPDF files may take a moment to load

In Webster's newest edition, you look under "newfunksoul" and find the following: a hodgepodge of old funk, James Brown style, added to Jamaroquai groove and topped with an Outkast beat. Something about an "Urban Divide" catches your eye, and you wonder what they are doing in the dictionary.

Maybe they'll be in the 2005 edition.

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