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Orchestral Bliss

As the mid-semester drone sets in and midterms rapidly approach, like the weather everything seems monotonous and dull.


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The Incredible Shrinking Spacey

Is it Hollywood's great irony that its highest measure of success has marked the end of Kevin Spacey's edge, or is it just bad career choices? The two years since his Oscar for American Beauty have...


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Ad-verse Reactions to Super Bowl

It seems the NFL and its sponsors just can't get on the same page. After countless lackluster gridiron match-ups made tolerable by clever advertisements interspersed, the tables have been turned.


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Mayer's Musical Sins

Coffeeshop wonderboy John Mayer is coming to the Cat's Cradle next Wednesday, and that really sweet girl down your hall is probably going to see him.


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Duke's Jazz Infusion

he quintissential New Orleans jazz band--The Dirty Dozen Brass Band--performs in Page Auditorium Sunday for one night of red hot rhythm and blues just in time for Fat Tuesday.


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Inside|Out Durham

Any college student can relate to feelings of displacement--leaving home, entering a new environment and eventually calling that new place home.


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Zero 7: Simple Things

Given the overwhelming proliferation of so-called "chill-out" records, you might be inclined to pass on Zero 7's inaugural effort.


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Revenge Is a Dish best Served Cold

Assuming that most people probably have not read Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo since high school--if at all--they still won't be at any loss going into this most recent adaptation.


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False Prophecies

Just seeing it can scare a film aficionado to death. Not the blurry, gray creature of The Mothman Prophecies but the phrase "based on a true story.


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Gaga For Dada

Durham is no longer the tobacco town it used to be. In need of a renaissance, the city is struggling to find some sort of new identity, which the municipal government cannot provide.


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Aurora in the Heavens

ne of the finest restaurants in Chapel Hill isn't on Franklin Street. Aurora, an upscale Italian eatery formerly nestled in trendy Carrboro, is a hidden treasure just off Highway 54.


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Maiden Voyage Shipwreck

hat is it with the British? Their music press seems to have a knack for spotting American talent even before we do, hyping them up until we Yanks sit up and pay attention to the good stuff we got...


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Evolution of the Oak Room: Part 2

After ARAMARK sacked Radzwiller and her new-fangled menu (Maggie, I had the double-thick pork chop, the vegetarian quesadilla with a nice Merlot; you can cook at my apartment anytime), the dining...