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‘Scoundrels’ doesn’t even try to be good

October 5, 2006
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by Josh Boris Let's be honest; the new movie offerings are paltry at best. There's so much crap out there that I had to decide between seeing "The Guardian" (in which they actually allow Kevin Costner to star in a movie revolving around water again), "Open Season" (the 52nd talking animal movie to c...

Fridays at Four showcases female singers

October 5, 2006
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by Andrea Miller Students and members of the Walla Walla community alike gathered in Kimball Theater to hear the product of months of practice and hard work of four Whitman musicians. At the Sept. 29 Fridays at Four concert, "Four Sopranos and a Piano," Whitman music majors sophomore Rebecca Friedman,...

Clever lyrics spice up Coffeehouse

October 5, 2006
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by Gayle Chung On stage, Bryan Redick improvised a jam on his violin with a frayed bow while Jesse Maxwell sang with a strong, reverberating voice about his love for a girl and fettuccini. Some may remember Maxwell during last year's talent show when he shared with Whitman College how he "likes fet...

Second season of ‘Mars’ delivers – Second season of ‘Mars’ delivers

October 5, 2006
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by Erin Salvi There is no rest for the weary. With the mystery of her best friend's murder finally resolved at the end of Season One, Veronica Mars should be able to move on with her life and live like a normal teenager again, right? In another city, at another school, in another life, perhaps. But this ...

‘Mr. Marmalade’ makes up thought-provoking first play of HJT season

September 27, 2006
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by Sarah McCarthy If you're already planning on going to see "Mr. Marmalade," stop reading. The main thing the actual script has to recommend it is its shock value, and if you already know the plot, the play will be far less thought-provoking than if you go without any expectations. Likewise, don't go to the show expe...

‘Mr. Marmalade’ makes up thought-provoking first play of HJT season

September 27, 2006
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by Sarah McCarthy If you're already planning on going to see "Mr. Marmalade," stop reading. The main thing the actual script has to recommend it is its shock value, and if you already know the plot, the play will be far less thought-provoking than if you go without any expectations. Likewise, don't go to the show expe...

‘Fearless’: Fun for fans, falls flat for everyone else

September 27, 2006
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by Erin Salvi For fans of the martial arts film, Jet Li's "Fearless" will probably not disappoint. The film is packed with interesting, well-choreographed fight scenes that fit nicely into a decently fleshed out plot. If you are not, however, passionate about Wushu, this film has a number of problemat...

‘Black Dahlia’ an overacted disappointment

September 27, 2006
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by Josh Boris Following in the footsteps of "Hollywoodland," "The Black Dahlia" presents yet another unsolved mystery from Hollywood circa 1950. It is not rare for movies to be paired: to have two movies similar in topic released within a year of each other. However, as is often the case, one far o...

Flogging Molly delivers sweaty fun

September 27, 2006
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by Caitlin Tortorici On Friday, Sept. 22, the Reid Campus Center Ballroom had a truly new experience. After thousands of dollars and hours of labor by ASWC (among other orange-shirted assistants), Whitman was prepared to take on Flogging Molly, a seven-piece Irish American Celtic punk band famous f...

Adjectives for Handler’s ‘Adverbs’: well-worded, mediocre

September 20, 2006
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by Erin Salvi It starts promisingly: immediately and obviously a clever piece of prose that perhaps seems like a good idea but only briefly achieves the level of profundity that it truly hopes to touch upon. Handler's premise for his novel, "Adverbs," is this: it is not what we do that is important, ...

T-sports doesn’t disappoint

September 20, 2006
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by Sarah McCarthy Theatre Sports, the premier improv comedy group at Whitman, kicked off their season last Tuesday. As usual when they perform, the crowd was already starting to form half an hour early. By the time the show started, late-comers found standing room only, with students crammed along th...

‘Hollywoodland’’ gives glimpse into sordid Hollywood

September 20, 2006
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by Josh Boris As I noted last week, the summer blockbusters are quietly slipping away to be replaced with a bevy of more introspective pieces and Oscar hopefuls. This can be seen in the fact that not one, but two neo-noir films were released within a week of each other. Allen Coulter's "Hollywoodland"...

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