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‘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"...

Viva Voce: ‘You’re gonna get your blood sucked out’

September 20, 2006
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by Gayle Chung With a phrase like "you're gonna get your blood sucked out," who could resist the temptation to go hear such sweet melodies? On Sept. 15 in the Reid Campus Center Ballroom, the married duo Viva Voce brought an upbeat mixture of Indie pop and soft rock style of music to the ears of W...

“Sunshine” a worthwhile watch

September 13, 2006
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by Erin Salvi   The idea of the disfunctional family is nothing new to cinema, but it is a concept to which practically everyone who has learned to walk and talk can relate. Perhaps this is why film studios and audiences alike seem to reach no point of exhaustion with this genre of movie. While vie...

Group brings Irish punk to Whitman

September 13, 2006
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by Alex Frank   Last fall's big-deal, school-sponsored show undoubtedly had a surfeit of star power –– it certainly marked the first appearance of a band who only months before taking the stage of Cordiner rocked a fictional little joint called the Bait Shop. But while Death Cab for Cutie may'v...

“The Illusionist” shows glimpses of a promising movie, leaves viewers wanting more

September 13, 2006
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by Josh Boris The fun, frolicking festival of summer is coming to an end, and so are the big budget blockbusters that dominate the hearts and minds of American pop culture during those heated months. "Superman" has flown away, "Snakes on a Plane" is slithering off and as the weather cools down we...

Verve Coffee: Walla Walla’s new organic hotspot

September 13, 2006
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by Christina Russell   When were the last times you found enthusiasm, energy and vitality, all while picking up your daily cup of coffee? Verve, Walla Walla's newest coffeehouse, facilitates an environment that enables customers to discover these qualities, all while quenching their thirst and satiatin...

Sheehan exhibit a “sound laboratory”

September 13, 2006
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by Gayle Chung When no one is around, everything is silent. Only the art gallery guard sits at a desk in a corner of the Sheehan Gallery. But soon, the presence of visitors is announced by the sound of a large bell. Before the eyes of the observer, farming disks, reminiscent of inverted mushrooms, co...

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