Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Halloween articles

Apropos of the upcoming holiday, I discover that there is a Tales from the Crypt graphic novel series.

For this week's Wildlife, I contribute my list of the scariest movies to the staff inventory. My intro as to how I chose my list was taken out. (They're based on my childhood fears.)

The new, American-made "Astro Boy" movie was good overall.

Built to Spill plays tonight! What's surprising is that the band is playing at a small nonprofit after watching a documentary about the group.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Recipes for entertaining this fall

Here are two recipes for your Halloween and fall parties.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Grinding strangers in the Southwest

Busy week at the Wildcat:

I review the latest A Place to Bury Strangers album. Shoegaze-y goodness.

I visit the Tucson Museum of Art to take in its exhibition, "Ansel Adams: A Legacy,"which represents the photographer well.

I'm in a grindhouse trailer for The Loft's Grindhouse Movie Trailer Massacre competition.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Fighting Oil With Biodiesel

I review the documentary "Fuel" and find it to be dense primer on the fight for alternative energies in the U.S.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Moore's Das Kapital with Jaxx's 'Scars'

I watched Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" and find Moore is more intrusive in this movie than before.

Basement Jaxx returns with a new album, "Scars," which I review for the Daily Wildcat.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Daily Wildcat theft

I contribute to the story about the ~10,000 copies of the Arizona Daily Wildcat being stolen.

It's suspected that the theft was probably carried out by Phi Kappa Psi members. There was a sheet of Spanish homework among the piles of papers. The names are of Phi Kappa Psi members.

The possible cause for the theft? It might be related to a Police Beat incident that happened at their fraternity. Since the stories broke, the fraternity has launched an internal investigation. Given the responses of the fraternity leadership to the incident and the homework discovery, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that members were carrying out orders.

Despite what many online commentators have said, this incident does constitute a crime, i.e. censorship.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Metal mania, Merge, and movies

Busy week:

I somehow survive listening to Metalocalypse: Dethalbum II.

I delve into the history of Merge Records and find out I have many albums from them.

I argue that comics made into movies are often awful.

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"Whiteout" a washout

My review of the "Whiteout" movie, based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka and Steven Lieber, was published this week in the Arizona Daily Wildcat.

The movie didn't do so well at the box office.

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