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February 02, 2006
  Sex Interview: More than just an orgasmPDF files may take a moment to load

I'm an uptight whitey from Saskatchewan," Dr. Trina Read says, describing herself. This isn't the most conventional description for a sexpert, but don't let it fool you. She holds a doctorate in sexology and is an accomplished sex columnist and international speaker. Read is pleased to be giving credibility to an academic field not traditionally considered a science.

February 02, 2006
  Dance Preview: Flamenco FormsPDF files may take a moment to load

Let's get something straight right away: this story is about dance. Yes, dance, that devilish series of body gyrations some people do for a living, more people submit to at the bar and everyone does in front of their mirror behind closed doors. Even though we all flail a leg to a good beat if no one's watching and find ourselves inexplicably doing the robot from time to time, dance still has a hefty stigma attached to it, leaving many befuddled and the rest hesitant to approach it in the same way they would other art forms.

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February 02, 2006
  Movie Review: Nanny Mcphee gets by on British charmPDF files may take a moment to load

I've heard angels, and they sound like British children. Sweet, motherless British children with jam on their faces who dislodge their little sister's dollies' heads with their homemade guillotines. This is what you'll witness when Nanny McPhee opens and you bloody well fall in love with it.

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February 02, 2006
  Music Interview: (working title) not working on titlePDF files may take a moment to load

Let it be known: Calgary rock band (working title) is not to be confused with The Working Title, another band based out of Carolina. Aside from a clear discrepancy in sound between these two bands, there is a more important distinction.

"We have the brackets [in our name]," says vocalist Brendan Mulligan of the three-piece who are poised to release their EP, The Winter of our Discotheque, Fri., Feb. 3. "[And] we have a unique combination of instruments."

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February 02, 2006
  Theatre Preview: Chekhov perfect escapismPDF files may take a moment to load

When audiences walk through the doors of the Martha Cohen Theatre and enter the world of Alberta Theatre Projects' Enbridge playRites Festival they choose to escape reality. For a moment in time they open their minds to an entirely new perspective on life and maybe even themselves. Director Mansel Robinson's entry in the festival, Picking Up Chekhov, offers exactly the kind of escape audiences yearn for.

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February 02, 2006
  Music Interview: Thurston revives gospelPDF files may take a moment to load

The Secret Cult of the Thurston Revival isn't some new, juice sipping, cloud worshipping religion. Instead, it's the former extended name of a Vancouver based band, who recently slimmed down their moniker to just The Thurston Revival.

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February 02, 2006
  Theatre Preview: No good arty NazisPDF files may take a moment to load

Think of the most innovative filmmakers of the 20th century. Chances are, adjusting for cinephile credibility, most people's lists are going to look similar, consisting almost exclusively of white, American men. The name Leni Riefenstahl, however, will probably be absent from most lists though she is more than deserving.

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February 02, 2006
  Theatre Preview: No good commie hippiesPDF files may take a moment to load

The mention of two guys and a girl in an apartment conjures up images of the short-lived and delightfully cliched '90s sitcom, Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place. Time-warp back to the '70s, make two of them ex-hippies and the other a draft-dodger and you'll have a faint idea of what Hippies and Bolsheviks is all about.

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February 02, 2006
  A prayer for AlexanderPDF files may take a moment to load

Sometimes film makers make mis-steps. And sometimes, some argue, they are not mis-steps at all. Gauntlet Features Editor RG Scherf makes the case for Oliver Stone's (brilliant?) flop Alexander.

February 02, 2006
  Wind-power more than hot airPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary spends millions each year on energy, and although recent moves like the U of C's partnership with Direct Energy promise to lower costs, some students want to see something more radical happen.

The U of C EcoClub is highlighting a sometimes overlooked source of energy: wind-power.

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