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February 12, 2009
  Psychic thriller makes for great sci-fi moviePDF files may take a moment to load

So many movies based on comic books are being made these days and it is no wonder that some of them fall tragically short in comparison to their print counterparts. Very few comics or graphic novels can translate into silver screen gold, but Push finds a way to do just that. It is a refreshing and enjoyable sci-fi thriller that leaves a pleasant aftertaste and a big desire for more.

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February 12, 2009
  February art has something for the attached and the lonelyPDF files may take a moment to load

Ahh February, the official month of over-priced rushed meals for two and tacky stuffed animals. Sure, you can celebrate the relationship you have with your significant other(s) in this potentially phony manner or you can do something thoughtful. Take your sweetie to an art show or literary event and not only will they be impressed, but you will have the opportunity to get to know each other on a new level.

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February 12, 2009
  It's 365 days and 12 months a year of DD/MM/YYYYPDF files may take a moment to load

For DD/MM/YYYY ("day month year"), making music is a 24/7, 365 days a year gig. Yet somehow in the hustle and bustle of transcontinental rock touring, they found some time to actually record a new album, Black Squares, dropping via digital release next week.

The band has spent their time crisscrossing Canada and the United States ad nauseam, playing innumerable basement shows and even booking a rad pool party at a YMCA located in a mining town in northern Alberta.

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February 12, 2009
  U of C spins Shakespeare classicPDF files may take a moment to load

Love, betrayal and stress are all feelings that present day university students face during their university years. William Shakespeare understood this when he wrote Hamlet and managed to express these emotions in a very human way that, literally, people of all ages could relate to in some way. The University of Calgary drama department will channel his words Feb. 17-28 as they embark on their own version of the play.

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February 12, 2009
  Kids killing hookersPDF files may take a moment to load

Video games have become an undeniable part of our entertainment culture. The gaming industry continues to grow and is gradually appealing to a wider and wider audience. Millions of video game consoles are sold every year and the same can be said of the multitude of games that are accessible for those consoles. But not all games sell millions-- some barely make it to the million mark. Strangely, the recent trend, at first glance, appears to have violent video games dominating the market.

February 12, 2009
  Online Only: Scientist explains risky sciencePDF files may take a moment to load

Science typically serves to advance human interests, but one professor disagrees.

Scientists are conducting experiments where the risk factor is an "extinction event," said Dr. William Leiss, a visiting lecturer from the University of Ottawa. New inventions that do not conform to precedents of scientific standardization become dangerously unregulated, he argued.

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February 12, 2009
  ChristerPDF files may take a moment to load

Christer's Techna is one really long, bad song. It beckons memories of how excited everyone was when they discovered GarageBand on their MacBooks.

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February 12, 2009
  The HylozoistsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Hylozoists' latest release is a vocalist-free, orchestrated delight. Chock full of bountiful string arrangements and vibraphone melody lines, L'Île De Sept Villes skillfully jumps from ambient-sounding distorted strings and bowed percussion instruments at the beginning of the CD to triumphant movie soundtrack-esque tracks and classy pop rock in the latter half, all the while maintaining a cohesive and coherent feel to the album.

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February 12, 2009
  Calm Asa ComaPDF files may take a moment to load

Calm Asa Coma's self-titled debut album is an obvious freshman effort, but has enough charm to warrant future listening. Their CD opens with very literal introductions, each member playing their instrument or singing in seeming succession so you can get to know them. By the third song, you know what you like and what you don't.

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