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SOAK IN SOME ENTERTAINMENT return of Captain Jack Sparrow, the next chapter of Zelda’s legend and a pop star on the ‘edge of glory’ to keep them preoccupied. And that’s all just within the month. Below, find the summer’s most anticipated releases.

By Matt Liasse Pulse Editor

This summer, when friends just aren’t enough to keep you entertained, everyone will have the wolfpack, the

“FROM THIS MOMENT ON” BY SHANIA TWIAN Available now

LADY GAGA - “BORN THIS WAY” Out May 23

“FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS” Opening July 22

“CARS 2” Opening June 24 “METAL GEAR SOLID: RISING” Out in July

““PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN:

ON STRANGER TIDES” Opening May 20

MOVIES “The Hangover: Part II” Opening May 26

TELEVISION “100 Questions” Premieres May 27

“X-Men: First Class” Opening June 3

“America’s Got Talent” Premieres May 31

“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” Opening June 17

“Hot In Cleveland” Premieres June 16

“Green Lantern” Opening June 17

“The Gates” Premieres June 20

“Horrible Bosses” Opening July 8

“Weeds” Premieres June 27 “Bachelor Pad” Premieres August 9

VIDEOGAMES “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” - June

ALBUMS Brad Paisley - “This Is Country Music” Out May 24 Death Cab For Cutie “Codes and Keys” Out May 31

“Now You See Her” by BOOKS “Lies That Chelsea Handler James Patterson Available June 27 Told Me” by Chelsea Handler Available now “Bossypants” by Tina Fey Available now “In The Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson Available now

Lil Wayne - “Tha Carter IV” Out June 21 David Cook - “This Loud Morning” Out June 28

“Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir” by Steven Tyler Available now

3 Doors Down - “Time of My Life” Out July 19

“Full Dark, No Stars” by Stephen King Available May 24

Mary J. Blige - “My Life II, The Journey” Out September 20

Easy ways to take a road trip worry free MEDIA AMANDA MCGUIRE RZICZNEK PULSE COLUMNIST

While many love summer for its breezy nights, lazy days and fresh tomatoes, I love summer road trips. From one-tank adventures to coastto-coast jaunts, I can’t imagine a summer without at least some time behind the wheel with the windows down and the radio cranked. Obviously, though, my favorite part is eating. I live for sandwiches made from the passenger seat and fruit from roadside stands. And even weeks before a trip, I will spend days researching local restaurants and plotting side trips that usually involve local markets or chocolate factories. But after my husband was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance this spring, the thought of traveling this sum-

mer made me anxious and worried. Even though glutenfree diets are all the rage for their “detox-abilities,” there’s a huge difference between choosing a diet and adhering to a specific diet for health reasons. Those who suffer from Celiac disease and other gluten intolerances cannot digest wheat, barley, rye, and oats. In fact, their bodies see these nutrients as enemies they must fight against, leading to many painful results. Determined to find hope in my husband’s diagnosis, we’ve tested and found some gluten free solutions during day trips that will make traveling longer distances this summer almost as easy as before. While these are smart practices for all highway travelers, it’s reassuring to know that gluten free diets can be accommodated, even on the road. Pack a cooler: Whether we’re visiting family in Cleveland or heading to West Virginia to meet up with old

friends, we always pack a cooler stocked with gluten free essentials such as cereal, fruit, chips, cheeses, condiments, bread, and Boar’s Head lunchmeat (most Boar’s Head products are gluten free and easily available at Stimmel’s Market.) As we explore cities and come across markets, we continue to add to the cooler. And if we ever run into a situation where a menu isn’t gluten free friendly, we are never without food. Regardless of dietary restrictions, packing our own meals is a lot more economical and helps us avoid unhealthy fast food. Know your resources: It’s probably the Composition teacher in me, but I am addicted to research. I could set up camp at the Jerome Library—sleeping bag and all. EBSCOhost

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REVIEWS “BRIDESMAIDS”

“HOPELESSNESS BLUES” ALBUM Artist | FLEET FOXES

MOVIE Grade | B+

Grade | A WHAT ZACH GASE THINKS: It’s been nearly three years since the Seattlebased Fleet Foxes released their landmark selftitled album. The band returns with “Hopelessness Blues,” which features the same sound — lush, multiinstrument soundscape and harmonized vocals, that is unlike any other contemporary band. Musically the Fleet Foxes have no equal. As a six-piece band, they create sonic masterpieces with beautiful melodies and perfectly executed harmonies which sound nostalgic but at the same time, fresh and something I’ve never heard before. But “Hopelessness Blues” is a venture from their previous work, as made clear by lead singer/songwriter Robin Pecknold’s existentialist lyricism throughout. The band’s new direction is made apparent right away with album opener “Montezuma,” a song about rejecting materialistic ways and being unhappy about the way life is going. This is a theme throughout “Hopelessness Blues,” which can be read as a loose concept album. The album’s title track continues the theme

of the album with a man who is unhappy with his amoral lifestyle and wants a change. And “The Plains / Bitter Dancer” alludes to the prodigal son over some masterful guitar. Pecknold’s songwriting has vastly improved from the group’s first album because he is able to tackle subject matter that is dark without making it overwhelmingly depressing. The best example of this would be the climatic, “The Shrine/An Argument,” in which Pecknold sings: “In the morning waking up to terrible sunlight /All diffuse like skin abuse the sun is half its size / When you talk you hardly even look in my eyes.” The ending of “The Shrine/An Argument” is the most difficult thing to listen to on the record. The sounds of frantic and jarring horns symbolize something traumatic happening to the main character of the album. Sitting through the intentional mess of horns of “An Argument” is extremely rewarding as it flows beautifully into The Beatles-esque

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THIS WEEK IN TOLEDO

The cirque is coming to town

Toledo party celebrates Middle East

The Huntington Center will sponsor the acrabatic show “Cirque Du Soleil... Alegria” this week. Tickets cost between $37 and $92 and can be purchased on Ticketmaster. Showtimes are Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m.

The Global Educations Campaign, the South Asia Peace Foundation and the Toledo-Hyderabad Sister City Company Committee will put together a Basant Party to celebrate the Indian-Pakistani tradition welcoming the spring season. It will be at Erie Street Market on Saturday.

WHAT BRADFORD MILLER THINKS:

With a perfect cast, amazing direction and producing and genuinely surprising laughs, Bridesmaids proves that chick flicks aren’t just for girls anymore. Kristin Wiig, who plays Annie in the film, is an absolute comedic genius. As an all-star cast member on SNL, she has proven she has an unorthodox knack for making people smile. In the case of Bridesmaids, she solidifies her talent by creating genuinely funny laughs. And with co-stars like Maya Rudolph (SNL), Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly), Wendi McLendonCovey (Reno 911) and Rose Bryne (Damages), it almost feels like you’re with the guys, rather than the girls. The best aspect of the movie was its raw comedy. Forget cute little one–liners that have women giggling in the theatre while the guys painfully wait for the credits to roll because in some cases, men might be laughing even harder than the women. Judd Apatow, the

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THEY SAID IT “Please enjoy making fun of me on the World Wide Web.” -Matthew Perry

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and Google are my best friends. Recently during a research endeavor I stumbled upon Gluten Free Registry (www.glutenfreeregistry.com), a website devoted to connect patrons with gluten free restaurants, markets and businesses across the country. Of course, I cross-refer with restaurants’ websites. Many restaurants post their menus online and denote dishes that are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and/or lactose free. However, it’s smart to call restaurants and double-check that they have the required dietary options. Finally, we make reservations to ensure we won’t get turned away from the few places we can dine at safely. (I recommend making reservations, even if there are no food intolerances or allergies, especially on holiday weekends.) Be assertive: In our travels we’ve found that many restaurants are accommodating when it comes to food intolerances and allergies. It’s just about asking the right questions and listening to the answers. If we ever feel unsure, we either ask if we can bring in our own salad dressing or condiments or we find a different restaurant. Most restaurants cater to the customer. Above all, have fun. I’ve found that having a full cooler, a list of trustworthy restaurants, a reservation or two, and knowledge that leads to flexibility lets me relax, close my eyes (if I’m not driving), and enjoy where the road takes us.

“Blue Spotted Tail.” “Blue Spotted Tail” is one of the most moving songs I’ve ever heard. The most stripped down song on the record is also the most powerful because Pecknold’s vulnerable vocals are brought to the front, with the sparse acoustic guitar perfecting complementing his beautiful yet hopelessly depressing lyricism: “Why is life made only for to end? Why do I do all this waiting then? Why this frightened part of me that’s fated to pretend?” The Fleet Foxes have put together another phenomenal record that is sure to garner just as much acclaim as their debut. “Hopelessness Blues” shows the growth of a great band and puts the Fleet Foxes up there as one of the best bands to come out in the past decade.

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films producer, almost infuses Wiig and the cast with his patented crude humor formula. It’s almost like experiencing the conversations from The Hangover or Superbad; the comedic timing is perfect, the laughs are genuine and the situations are completely ridiculous. Not to mention the chemistry between cast mates is spot on. Men could learn a lesson or two from the movie. Women aren’t always perfect, clean and respectful in stressful situations like men may think. In fact, it just goes to show you that women can be just as insane and irrational, if not more so. In a completely respectful way, of course. Though there may be a few hit-or-miss jokes and situations, cue the street defecation and violent vomiting; Wiig hits her mark with an almost effortless ease, giving the movie a hilariously satisfying experience. Bridesmaids also lucked out on snagging director Paul Fieg (The Office). He knows exactly how long to keep a scene running in order to get the full affect of comedy and heart, which is not an easy task. It’s also great to see women prominent in comedy. With the genre and business primarily a boys club, Wiig and friends prove that you don’t need testosterone to be funny,

Community feel available at parks, Farmers’ Market, other attractions By Tyler Strittmatter Pulse Reporter

a way that we can do things together and create a sense of community and togetherness.” The last multiple choice test The Slippery Elm Trail has been bubbled in. The final extends from North Baltimore lackluster PowerPoint pre- to Bowling Green and is a sentation has been given. For place to bike for exercise or seniors the last tassel has been roller blade with friends. turned. Summertime has Scott Williams graduated reached the city limits. from the University last year Although a vast number of and works as the webmaster students have gone home, the for the Sentinel-Tribune. He city does not become a ghost has made use of the trail over town. There are numerous the last four years. things to do that will keep “The trail appeals to many people entertained. local cyclists, runners and resiThe city is home to many dents who want a nice quiet parks that can accommodate walk,” Williams said. “Not only a range of activities. Baldwin is it a great outlet for exercise, Woods hosts a nature preserve but the trail stretches across a and provides a place for a hike- number of towns, providing a ing. Bellard Park has a butter- connection for the area.” fly garden, and Carter Park has The Farmers’ Market brings an 18-hole disc golf course as fresh vegetables, plants and well as sand volleyball courts. baked goods downtown every Senior Joy Ashton said she Wednesday over the sumloves going to the parks to run mer. It is a way to celebrate the or to read in the sunlight. area’s agricultural history and “The parks bring college bring some of the best homestudents and the residents of grown food back to your home. BG together,” Ashton said. “It’s Recent University gradu-

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