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STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS The “Shrek” soundtrack Leslie Carter, the sister of pop singers Nick and Aaron Carter, died tragically this past week. Her passing ruminates nostalgia for the “Shrek” soundtrack, which contained her energetic pop single “Like Wow.” The soundtrack VIA WIKIPEDIA features notable musicians from the early 2000s, including Smash Mouth and the Baha Men. Even as the “Shrek” franchise fizzled out, this soundtrack remains lovable. — Jeremy Grossman

Rayman Origins Ubisoft’s revival of their limbless mascot Rayman takes on the 2D style of classic “Super Mario” platformers to deliver one of last year’s most enjoyable yet underrated games. Dozens of levels with VIA WIKIPEDIA a beautiful storybook aesthetic will test your skills, but the game’s unrelentingly joyful atmosphere will have you forgiving its most trying challenges. — Jonathon Dornbush

Washington Square News Editor-in-Chief amanda randone Managing Editor

jaewon kang Deputy Managing Editor

Amy zhang Assistant Managing Editor

james lanning Chronicle “Chronicle” is a rare, intelligent and thoughtprovoking February film release that centers around teenagers. Following three friends who are struck with super powers, “Chronicle” has nothing to do with superheroes, but is rather a poignant coming-of-age story. The film’s lead, Dane DeHaan (best known for “In Treatment”), works as a particularly profound tragic hero. — Jeremy Grossman

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university Julie devito city/state emily yang investigative hanqing chen arts jonathon dornbush features jessica littman sports daniel hinton multimedia david lin copy maximilíano durón senior editor jack brooks,


Tiny Tower Tiny Tower is an award-winning iPhone game, and it’s easy to see why. The game puts you in command of a commercial and residential building occupied by people called “bitizens.” Reminiscent of The Sims, Tiny Tower is an undeniably addictive game with a simple but endearing art style. Download it for free and be prepared to check your phone another dozen times a day. — Chris Saccaro





3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | NYU Health Center | 726 Broadway, Third Floor

6:30 p.m. | NYU Bookstore 726 Broadway

Free Snacks on Tasty Tuesdays

Stop by the NYU Health Center to stock up on some free snacks and learn how to eat well on a budget.

NBC’s musical Super Bowl ad NBC’s musical ad during the Super Bowl may be the wittiest thing the network has aired all season. Find all your favorite NBC personalities, including newcomers from “Smash” in addition to the casts of “30 Rock,” “Community” and more, singing along to “Brotherhood of Man” from the Broadway musical “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” If this is the kind of material NBC has planned for spring, the network might be saved from its fourth-place ratings. — Bethany McHugh


Poetry Reading

7:00 p.m. | La Maison Francaise 16 Washington Mews

There will be a literature reading at the NYU Bookstore featuring poems by Martha Rhodes, James Tolan, Stephanie Brown and Marcia Pelletiere.

French Lecture

NYU Global Distinguished Professor Philippe Roger will give a lecture in French entitled “Populisme et roman: une histoire francaise?” at La Maison Francaise. The lecture will focus on populism in French literature and politics.

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Little Man Pee no more

Last week, the Manneken-Pis, a bronze statue of a young boy urinating and well-renowned tourist attraction in Brussels, was forced to cease peeing due to sub-zero temperatures. According to Belgium’s tourist office, officials cut off the statue’s water flow as temperatures were expected to drop to minus 10 C. They wanted to avoid the possibility that the cold weather might damage the statue’s inner mechanics. The statue, which is placed on a 15th-century drinking fountain, has been on the same corner since the 1600s. “Little Man Pee” has over 800 specially made outfits that city officials use to dress him up throughout the year. — Reuters

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Classes, programs inspired by environmentally friendly efforts

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— The Michigan Daily

Washington Square Park is seen from a window of the Center for Spiritual Life.

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Project aims to increase graduation rate of deaf students — The Cornell Daily Sun



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February 7, 2012