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Recess

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Two Steps at a Time

Not long ago, "two-step garage" would have meant a country jitterdance in the shed behind the John Deere. Times have changed.


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Artificial and Unintelligent

Hollywood Postulate: Fuse the creative genius of two successful filmmakers and the resulting product's appeal, intrigue, and bankability will double (no matter how incompatible they actually are).


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Common Cold

A month ago, The Wall Street Journal granted Duke the dubious attention of a profile on the vast lifestyle disparities among students of varying socioeconomic backgrounds.


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A Note from the Editor

Recess is about arts and entertainment. It's more than a crafty collection of zingers or a lampoon for the crazy and contemporary. It's about commentary, criticism and cultural literacy.


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Doomed Raider

"Finally, a video-game-based movie that is better than Street Fighter or Super Mario Bros."--David Manning. That's the kind of back-handed compliment that Tomb Raider deserves.


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The rap-rock originators

This is supposed to be the summer in which hard rock makes a comeback. Since the mid-'90s, the genre's popularity has diminished as teenage pop acts climbed the charts.


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Hey, Kotter: Go Home!

If Hollywood were an island, then John Travolta shouldn't just be voted off--he should be drowned and his body eaten by all of the starving celebrities.


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under the sea

It's that time again. The weather is getting hotter, the days are getting longer, and the kids are out of school.


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To Boldly Go Nowhere

These are the voyages of the Star Trek convention on its continuing mission to explore sci-fi, to seek out new fans and product lines and to boldly go where no television show's revenue stream has...


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Dead-on

In the premiere of HBO's praiseworthy new series Six Feet Under, Nate Fisher (Peter Krause) flashes back to the first time he saw his mortician father exhuming a corpse.


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let's talk about SEX

Fashionistas, fear not. Voyeurs, enjoy the view. The fourth season of Sex and the City retains its trademark style and more skin than the Spice Channel. It retains hints of sarcasm and satire.