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February 08, 2007
  Dirty, filthy bastardsPDF files may take a moment to load

Jesus' severed head on a nun's lap and merch that sports the words "Gilded Cunt" define the unholy Cradle of Filth. The most successful British metal band of the last 20 years (according to the only trusted source for all things metal, Metal Hammer magazine) is as extreme and diverse as their fan base, and damned proud of it. Call them goth metal, black metal, death metal, heavy metal or whatever other genre comes to mind--the ever-evolving Cradle of Filth are on tour, kicking ass, and stirring up more shit than ever before.

February 08, 2007
  "Dying art?" more like "Dying industry."PDF files may take a moment to load

Desperate circumstances have a way of giving rise to unique solutions. Calgary's struggling fringe theatre scene is stepping up to the challenge of keeping a community of emerging performance artists alive in the face of impending extinction. As melodramatic as that might sound, Rick Hilton, artistic director for the Curiously Canadian Improv Guild, would argue that there is no hyperbole in saying that the performance arts community in Calgary faces a largely under-publicized state of emergency.

February 08, 2007
  Sex and violence--not quite an unbeatable teamPDF files may take a moment to load

Amateur theatre is like training wheels for the larger community. Sometimes there's extreme promise in the awkward teeter of the first few feet, but other times, the pit bull that lives down the road hops his fence and inflicts twenty-eight stitches worth of damage. Oddly, 8-0-8 Productions' new pair of one-acts reflects both the potential for greatness in the community niche and the chance for a very rough end to the day.

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February 08, 2007
  Shakespeare liked to wear girls' clothesPDF files may take a moment to load

Shakespeare had a sense of humour. Though he was best-known for his tragedies, where nearly all the major characters die, the legendary playwright actually wrote a good deal of comedies--seventeen, to be precise. The University of Calgary's drama department has decided to put on one of the Bard's most popular comedies, Twelfth Night, complete with plenty of cross-dressing, homosexual urges and a good helping of trickery.

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February 08, 2007
  Nothing quite so metal as bloodPDF files may take a moment to load

Metal isn't a genre, it's a way of life. Vancouver based 3 Inches of Blood don't waste their time with jobs, they spend almost all their time playing shows and getting wasted with fans. Three Inches has been with Roadrunner Records since 2003 and have just completed their third album, Fire Up the Blades, an accomplishment considering the band was on tour for over three quarters of the last year.

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February 08, 2007
  One small step closer to a curePDF files may take a moment to load

Promiscuous students rejoice! Thanks to a revolutionary new vaccine, genital warts may become a thing of the past. And although preventing students from awakening to unsightly--and unwelcome--lesions on their nether regions after a night at the Den is no small miracle, the vaccine has also been proven effective in preventing cervical cancer.

February 08, 2007
  Carnal Knowledge: Gonna have to face it, you're addicted to pornPDF files may take a moment to load

The Campus Crusade for Christ attempted to tackle the heavy moral issue of pornography last week by inviting self-declared recovering sex addict Michael Leahy to speak on the subject. The lecture hall was packed with students unsure of what, exactly, they were about to partake in. The posters advertising the event gave nothing away, simply stating the title of Leahy's presentation, "Porn Nation," along with the date, time and location.

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February 08, 2007
  The end is nighPDF files may take a moment to load

Bostonians came under attack last week, not from terrorists or even delinquent moon creatures, but instead from their own fear and stupidity.

February 08, 2007
  Atomic Wedgies gone foul: Campus Security ReportPDF files may take a moment to load

An atomic wedgie led to an ass-kicking in the most ridiculous Campus Security call to take place in December.

A group of six males were caught on closed-circuit-television outside the south doors of MacEwan Student Centre involved in some horse play when one of the group gave another an "atomic wedgie." The recipient of said wedgie retaliated by striking his assailant in the head a number of times before being pulled off by the others. The man sustained facial injuries. Both Calgary Police and EMS attended.

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