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Jill of All Trades

n 2000, Jill Scott posed a seemingly simple query to an unprepared nation: "Who Is Jill Scott?" Today, everyone from Moby to Ron Isley can answer that question.


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Drum on the Djembe

Before it's time to head home for turkey and cranberry sauce, the Department of Music will present a performance of the Djembe Ensemble--Duke's West African drumming group--with special guests...


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Loser Light Show

James Downey of Columbia, Mo., is a dreamer--with way too much time on his hands. The writer/artist is soliciting the help of everyone in the world to make his latest fantasy come true. On Nov.


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Life as a...Tearduct

If Oprah had a movie club, Life as a House would be a must-see. It has all the elements of one of her book picks--contrived laughs, silly animals, teary-eyed women, troubled teens, etc.


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Animal Instincts

Techno Animal sounds like two dogs trapped in a car with the windows rolled up and a sampler as their only toy. They're staring death in the face and pissed off.


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Hot and Heavy

know it may be sacrilegious to say this on a college campus where one out of every five students count Dumb and Dumber as one of their all-time favorite movies, but I must admit that I am not the...


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Halo

This is Xbox's flagship title, and for good reason.


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The Phantom Edit

If you thought that last movie you saw was crap, why don't you just make a better version yourself? Well, go on. No, really.


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Smooth Criminals

avid Mamet is a great playwright, a very good screenwriter and a pretty good director. Up until Heist, every film he has helmed has been, at best, a beautiful mess.


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Club Cafe

Sick and tired of the same old Duke scene? Feel like if you've been to one campus art event you've been to them all? Then think about getting off campus for a taste of CafZ DADA.


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No Bulling

Bullfrog sounds a little like the Beastie Boys back in their jammy-jam days: funky guitars, lots of bass and some horns thrown in to keep it jazzy.


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Meeting the eXPectations?

With a multimillion dollar marketing campaign rivaling Hollywood's newest movies, Microsoft's new operating system, Windows XP, has finally arrived.


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High Hopes

Hope Sandoval could sing about the junk between her toes and it would sound angelic. So imagine how lovely it is when she sings of memories, longings and other gauzy things.


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Toting Twosome

Introducing the newest style icons from Herve Chapelier: Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. Last week, the twins of Full House fame were spotted on TV, Chapelier totes in tow.