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December 06, 2007
  Modern Twist is orphan-tastic!PDF files may take a moment to load

The holiday season traditionally sees the same favourite plays, books, songs and films return to entertain audiences year after year. This year, Alberta Theatre Projects brings a modernized version of Oliver Twist to Calgary for the Christmas season.

December 06, 2007
  The Top 10 Films of 2007PDF files may take a moment to load

When the book is written on the history of film, 2007 is likely to be remembered as a year with many good films but few great ones. Such is the challenge when crafting a list of the best films of the year: there are many films that could find their way onto the list, but few that immediately come to mind to top it. Nevertheless, here are the best of the films I've had the opportunity to watch.

10. Transformers

December 06, 2007
  Overlooked albums of 2007PDF files may take a moment to load

Any belligerent, scarf-loving hipster will readily tell you they love The Arcade Fire, that Stars are genius and Feist's pop sensibilities are beyond the pale in music. All three of these acts have released albums in 2007, the year of the indie follow-up fuck-up. Thankfully there are still hundreds of thousands of independent artists who've released albums just as good--if not better--than any of the bigger names in independent music. Here are the best albums folks may not have listened to in 2007.

December 06, 2007
  The best music of 2007PDF files may take a moment to load

In addition to her job as the Gauntlet's sports editor, Amanda Hu listens to more music than she would like to think about. These are the albums she listened to that she thought were a cut above over the past year.

1. Of Montreal--Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

December 06, 2007
  Teen pregnancy is a laughing matterPDF files may take a moment to load

The modern comedy movie is based on finding the cheap outrageous gag and then running it right into the ground. This trend started with the infamous Farrelly Brothers movie There's Something About Mary when Ben Stiller discovered the use of semen as hair gel. It further escalated with the infamous pastry-loving scene in American Pie and finally culminated in the painful and voyeuristic waxing scene in the 40 Year Old Virgin.

December 06, 2007
  Acclaimed film actually lives up to hypePDF files may take a moment to load

Atonement is a film that is actually so close to perfection, the Oscar buzz surrounding it may turn people off. This should not be the case at all. The second feature film from director Joe Wright--his feature debut was the fresh take on Pride & Prejudice in 2005--really shows an astonishing level of promise for a still-young director.

December 06, 2007
  Two hot gals toss dudes through glass tables!PDF files may take a moment to load

If there's any reason to put your money down for Walk All Over Me, it's to see Leelee Sobieski and Tricia Helfer in a bunch of hot fetish wear. Nevermind the fact that the movie is a fun little crime drama with a heart and that the story is told in a Coenesque style with emphasis on each character's little comedic quirks--Number Six from Battlestar Galactica dresses up as a sexy RCMP officer!

December 06, 2007
  SU View: Tuition talk with the Board of GovernorsPDF files may take a moment to load

As finals approach, I thought it would be only appropriate to provide a "Study Fact Sheet" about our strategy on Tuition Consultation.

The Students' Union at the University of Calgary opposes any increase in tuition. It is the responsibility of our government to support our province's learners and supporting our post-secondary education system is an investment that must be made now.

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December 06, 2007
  Chavez still kickin' it old-schoolPDF files may take a moment to load

Hugo Chavez's defeat in the referendum over the constitutional changes in Venezuela is a big shock to both his supporters and the opposition.

December 06, 2007
  Grin & Barrett: The other 70 per centPDF files may take a moment to load

I just started seeing this guy and I really like him but I'm not sure how into me he is. I've seen all the tests in the magazines but I want something solid. I know body language is a way to read a person, but what are the signs? What should I look for? Jane

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