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IN THIS ISSUE european flare to american cuisine
WHAT GOES WITH RAMEN? 4 Wine pairings for the college student’s menu
YEAR OF BIODIVERSITY Local groups further the UN initiative
Stay fashion forward with these hot looks
DOIN’ IT WELL
What makes a boy bad?
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ARTS World dance is far less explored than the dance you see on So You Think You Can Dance. buzz takes a look at Balinese dance and the works of the Gamelan Ensemble on Wednesday.
COMMUNITY Though we’ve just returned from winter vacation, it’s never too soon to take another break. This week, buzz looks at ideal places to calm your head, online Saturday.
FOOD & DRINK If you’ve been wondering how to get those tasty seeds out of your pomegranate without making it look like someone has been murdered in your kitchen, we’ve got the answer in our new “How To” column, online Jan. 13.
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MOVIES Reviews of The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington, and Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, up on Saturday. The Book of Eli is a post-apocalyptic tale of a man protecting a book that supposedly holds the key to repopulating the earth. The Lovely Bones is about a murdered young girl who watches over her family, and killer, from heaven.
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I love sweet tea. There’s no hiding it. However, when I’m living at school, I do not have enough time on my hands to maintain a constant sweet tea supply. Living in my parents’ house for the past few weeks has been sweet tea heaven. I’ve not once had to worry where I could get my next ﬁx because it’s always been just refrigerator trip away. Thanks, Mom. If I lost human value for falling in love with “Party in the U.S.A” this fall (yes, I DO put my hands up on command), how many more points can I lose for admitting to a total Hills marathon this winter break? Haters, keep your mouth shut: you know you secretly love the LC-Speidi almost as much as I do. Why are they making the last book in the series into two ﬁlms? The book was okay, but how do they plan on expanding the 200+ pages of characters camping in the woods in to the movies? Does everyone realize Deathly Hollows is most likely going to be expanded into ﬁve hours of ﬁlm? Does anyone ﬁnd that extremely unnecessary given the book they’re adapting?
After a few quiet and dormant weeks around town, thank god for this year’s Great Cover Up to rile things up downtown again right before the start of the new semester. If you haven’t heard of the concert before, make sure to check it out this year. While the cold weather and non-central location may be enough to deter a crowd from most local shows, past years have proven the Great Cover Up resilient to empty standing space. That’s saying something, right? This year’s show is the 19th annual installment of The Great Cover Up, serving as a reliable constant for the ever-changing music scene around town. The concept is fun — take local bands and musicians whose music may be all too familiar around town and challenge them to be someone else on stage for a change. The event has seen local legend Hum perform as Led Zeppelin, Braid try their hands at INXS and Poster Children pulling off an act as Velvet Underground. As Ward Gollings told buzz in an interview found on page 10 of this issue, the Great Cover Up is almost like CU music’s own Halloween. This year’s Cover Up is at the Highdive, the nigths of January 17, 19 and 21. With a considerable chunk of the local scene sure to be on stage or in the audience, the shows would be an exciting and efﬁcient way (sets are less than a half hour) to be introduced to music around town. While the fun is in guessing who will be who and watching groups try to pull off new identities, the shows are also for a good cause with this year’s money going towards A Women’s Fund. For more information on the event, make sure to ﬂip to page 10 for a whole center spread packed with interviews, predictions and photos from previous years.
buzz IS HIRING! buzz is be looking for a fresh batch of new writers, photographers and illustrators. If you are interested, Illini Media will be hosting a set of info night sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m at the Illini Media Building (512 E. Green St.).
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What would you eat for your last meal? becky long
“Chicken parmesan covered in Cheetos with a chocolate frosty from Wendy’s — because I love everything cheese.” leslie drane
The Monster Truck Nationals
“Lemon poppyseed bread, cheesy potatoes, lot of bacon, and a blue raspberry slushy.”
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If you want to see incredible tricks, freestyle action and tires, you could start an amateur BMX race in your backyard. If that sounds too complicated, you could go to the E-3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals, presented by Lucas Oil, on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The show is part of Family Events, a company that produces truck and car shows and showcases them around the country. Family Events took the Monster Truck National Show on a tour throughout different states, and this year, it’s going from Illinois all the way to Pennsylvania. This particular event in Champaign includes the truck “Bigfoot,” a mini-showcase called “Bike Battle Zone,” where Starboyz, a motorcycle stunt team, perform different acts and feats, side-by-side drag races, wheelie shootouts and “Porkchop,” the motorsports clown and comic relief of the night. As an added bonus, after the show, there is a pit party and autograph session, where audience members with pre-bought passes have a chance to meet the drivers and take pictures with them. The E-3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals will be at Assembly Hall (1800 S. First St., C.) in the Full Hall. Tickets are $23, $15 and $12 in sections A, B and C, respectively, and $25, $17 and $12 for the same sections the day of the event. There is a $2 discount for students with valid ID and groups of 10 or more in the B and C sections. For more information, see the Monster National website, http://monsternationals.com, or call 333-5000 for tickets. Cover Design Louis Lee Editor in Chief Tommy Trafton Managing Editor & Copy Chief Michell Eloy Art Director Claire Keating Image Editor Bekah Nelson Photographer James Kyung Designers Huang Li, Louis Lee Music Editor Emily Carlson Food Editor Maggie Carrigan Movies Editor Matt Carey Arts Editor Abby Wilson Community Editor Em-J Staples CU Calendar Laura Grace Copy Editor Jean Kim, Michell Eloy Sales Manager Sarah Gleason Marketing/Distribution Brandi Willis Publisher Mary Cory On the Web www.the217.com Email email@example.com Write 512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 CALL 217.337.3801
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“Orange chicken, fried rice, vanilla milkshake, mint ice-cream with chocolate chips, grapes and protein powder. I need my muscle.” talia oakley
“My grandma’s Christmas ham, fresh pineapples, tiramisu and salad with Italian dressing.”
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» New Years Eve spent out of the country: You realize that people in other countries do New Year’s better than we do in the States once you’ve spent it abroad. Thanks London for showing me a good time! » Hats: I’ve decided that hats are an under-used accessory in my life. They keep you warm and trendy looking. Knitted ones are my favorite. » Turkish Delight: I went to get some candy the other day and decided on Turkish Delights. The gummy goodness and abundance of flavors prove to be one of my favorite treats of all time. Oh, they’ll never let me down. Michell Eloy Community Editor
» People who snub their noses at my Ugg Boots: Yes, they’re ugg-ly, but they’re also comfortable and keep my toesies warm. I’m going to wear them. FREAKING DEAL WITH IT. » Watching movies that star dead celebrities: Just. Depressing. » Teaching my parents how to use their computer: Combined, the two have put in more than 40 years of schooling and have six degrees. Yet for some reason creating a new file on the computer is beyond them. I’ve seen cats use computers with more skill, and they don’t even have opposable thumbs. buzz
wine pairing 101 What to drink with college cupboard staples by Michell Eloy Given our tight budgets, even tighter schedules, group meetings and hours spent on Facebook or homework, college students don’t often have the time or the means to spend hours preparing extravagant meals. We stick to the basics, sustaining ourselves on a diet of pizza, peanut butter and cereal until graduation. Never has so little gone so far. But if there’s one thing college students make time and money for, it’s drinking (those who are 21 and older, of course). However, we can refine our binge-drinking ways, and there’s no better way to do it than by learning a little about wine pairing. We don’t expect to make the jump from living off of free samples at the grocery store to elite foodie in one day, so to get started, try pairing five typical college cuisines with haute, yet cheap and easily accessible wines.
Pepperoni Pizza The tomato sauce provides the overriding flavor in a pizza, one that is acidic, salty and sweet all at the same time. To compliment these powerful elements, look for a dry, red wine, one that’s slightly acidic itself (typical table wines have a pH between 3.3 and 3.7, so look for a wine with a low
pH. Remember from chemistry, the lower the pH, the higher the acidity), and possesses strong fruit flavors. Chiantis are perfect for this. The high acidity and strong cherry and spice flavors of these Tuscan wines hold up to the equally acidic, yet sweet pizza sauce perfectly. Bolla Chianti is available in nearly every grocery store for no more than $10 a bottle.
Mac n’ Cheese The cheese component of the boxed version is often powdered and processed cheddar, usually one with a sharp and salty flavor that can easily overpower other foods. To pierce through the strong cheddar taste, look for a heavier red wine, one that’s not too acidic, yet still possesses bold, hearty flavors. The rich black current and oak taste of Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect match, as the subtle sweetness doesn’t combat the sharp, salty cheddar. A popular, adaptable fruit, cabernet grapes are grown all over the world, so finding a reasonably priced bottle shouldn’t be too difficult. Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon is widely available for $6 to $7 a bottle.
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PB&J Given that pairing peanut butter with jelly was arguably the greatest idea of all time, pairing this iconic American sandwich with wines possessing jelly-like flavors seems obvious. Look for fruity red wines that are sweet, almost port-like, such as a sweet Zinfandel. The strong cherry or berry notes make consumption a flow of jelly-like flavors, with the salty peanut butter taking a supporting role to the experience. Zinfandel grapes are grown primarily in the United States, making a bottle of this spirit relatively accessible. Try Kenwood Zinfandel, available for around $11.
Canned Tuna Tuna possesses the subtle, light and salty taste characteristic of our water-dwelling friends. To pair for this simple taste, look for wine with equally
simple flavors. Choose white wines that fall toward the drier side and possess subtle lemon or citrus flavors, such as a Chardonnay. Since tuna falls to the meatier side in comparison to most fish, look for a Chardonnay that was fermented in oak barrels. The oak infuses Chardonnay with an earthy wood taste, which compliments the heartier tuna meat nicely. Little Penguin makes a tasty and affordable Chardonnay at only $8 a bottle.
Cereal Cereal is primarily made up of wheat and sugar, and often satiates a late night sweet-tooth craving, especially for those of us who reach for Captain Crunch and Lucky Charms. So why not pair your sugary oats with a desert-style white wine? German Rieslings are light and sweet, often balancing citric flavors with floral or honey notes. A versatile wine that can pair with a variety of difficult-tomatch flavors, Rieslings are the perfect compliment to the sugary goodness that is cereal, as the subtle flavors enhance the cereal’s sweetness rather than overpower it. And just for clarification purposes, we don’t suggest pouring the wine into the bowl of cereal. Rather, we simply encourage you to sip a glass with your oats. Try Polka Dot Riesling, which runs around $11 per bottle.
Kerry Navarro of Carmon’s shares her take on French cooking
armon’s in downtown Champaign certainly breaks the stereotype of unaffordable dishes and a hoity-toity staff in French restaurants. Kerry Navarro, head chef since taking over the restaurant two years ago, describes Carmon’s as “fun, relaxed and different from anything else in the area.” Navarro agreed to answer a few other questions about herself and her restaurant in an interview with buzz. » buzz: How would you describe your cuisine? Kerry Navarro: Definitely traditional and classic
French. Mainly we focus on crepes from the Brittany region in France, which uses buckwheat rather than a sweet crepe. I use mostly traditional French recipes, some that I’ve twisted a little bit. But don’t tell the French that! Just kidding. I like to experiment and do different things. I’ll take original recipes and twist them a little bit, still trying to follow the traditions of the recipe. That’s part of the fun. » buzz: Why did you become a chef? KN: Am I supposed to tell you the truth on this?
Actually, a cute guy was going to vocational school when I was in high school, so I decided to go, too. I just kept on going from there. » buzz: What is your favorite dish on the menu? KN: I personally like to create some of the custom things that aren’t specifically on the menu. My personal favorite to eat is a traditional that I have added to — the spicy pork with cheddar and sour cream with a couple of fried eggs on top. You could give that to me any day, lunch or dinner, and I’d love it. » buzz: What is your favorite ingredient to include? KN: Fresh fish is my big thing. It’s very important to me because I’m from the East Coast. » buzz: What is important to you about the food you serve? KN: To me it’s doing everything fresh — all of our food is made from scratch. Flavor is very important. I taste everything everyday, once or twice a day, to make sure it’s the taste we’re going for.
Kerry Navarro, head chef at Carmon’s. Photo by James Kyung
by Kate Kinsella
the217.com JANUARY 14-20, 2010
I have early onset Alzheimer’s disease. At least I think I do. I can’t remember.
Things that would be better in 3-D 1. Catcher in the Rye
Those really skinny fish that have no third dimension
This week Kr annert Center for the Performing arts
Fr Jan 15
Su Jan 17
Valentines Day (concept and cards) Last Supper Paintings (Editor’s Note: Mark, our managing editor, once received one of these in 3-D for his birthday from an ex-girlfriend. It was framed. And bought in a mall. He almost married her.) 4.
5. MySpace 6. Swine Flu 7. The text in the beginning of Star
Wars (it tries really hard to be)
Movies about pirahanas ... oh wait. 8.
9. Playboy 10. Super Mario Brothers 3 11. Math 12. The Declaration of Independence 13. Jersey Girl
MLKing Celebration // Marquee Tu Jan 19
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease // Marquee
Moscow Festival Ballet: Coppélia // Marquee We Jan 20
Be green. Be aT inTermezzo. At Intermezzo, you can be green (and even save some green) no matter what you purchase. Our new stainless steel Mezzo Mugs keep those paper cups out of the landfill, and you can get it loaded with one of our exclusive coffee blends at the refill price. An organic meal designed in conjunction with English Hedgerow satisfies your palate and your conscience. Plus every container we use is biodegradable, and all of our proceeds get invested right back into the shows you enjoy. We’re here for breakfast, lunch, dinner on performance nights, and anytime in between, and we can even have that slice of pie waiting for you at intermission. Why not make your day a little greener?
Moscow Festival Ballet: Coppélia // Marquee Th Jan 21
Krannert Uncorked with the Not-Ready-For-iTunes Players, guitar and chotanka // Marquee
Moscow Festival Ballet: Coppélia // Marquee
Thank you To The following sponsors:
Moscow Festival Ballet: Coppélia Carole and Jerry Ringer Jane Bishop Hobgood
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14. Telescopes 15. Exclamation points!!! 16. Booty (this is from the perspec-
tive of a pirate with an eyepatch) 17. Robin Williams’ chest hair 18. Flat bread 19. M.C. Escher drawings 20. Space Jam 21. Karaoke
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22. Road kill
Corporate Power Train Team Engine
23. Online dating services 24. A square 25. Draft cards (this is also from our
list, “Things We Like To Burn”)
Marquee performances are supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council—a state agency that recognizes Krannert Center in its Partners in Excellence Program.
40 North and Krannert Center—working together to put Champaign County’s culture on the map.
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Amara Yoga introduces children’s yoga to Urbana
by Emily Chen The room is brightly lit, and soothing music plays overhead. Grey yoga mats are scattered across the ground in a circle formation, and atop each mat is a smiling, bright-eyed child. They pull their bodies into various poses, indicating they remember the positions into which they bend their bodies. No, the room isn’t completely silent, and the kids are not functioning as perfect yoga robots, but there is something calming about the scene. Children’s yoga first surfaced in places like Los Angeles and New York a few years ago, but has just begun to spread across the country, reaching communities like Champaign-Urbana. Though yoga may not seem like an appropriate activity for kids bursting with energy, it’s surprising how effective it can be to calm them and help them focus. Studies have shown yoga to be beneficial to children in areas such as balance, coordination and overall health. Recently, Amara Yoga and Arts, a yoga studio in Urbana located near Lincoln Square Mall, began offering children’s yoga. Amara provides children’s yoga classes at $8 per class or ten class passes for $60. The classes take place every Saturday, and in the summer a children’s yoga and art camp is available. Kathryn Fitzgerald is the current teacher for the children’s yoga classes. She has been teaching children’s yoga for more than two years and received her training in Chicago with the YogaKids program. Fitzgerald said children’s yoga is very similar to adult yoga. The children learn the same poses, which promote flexibility and stress reduction. In many cases, Fitzgerald said children are better at assuming positions than adults because of their natural flexibility, and that yoga can also serve as a
good alternative physical activity for children who do not participate well in team sports or extensive athletic activities. “It’s a physical activity so, first of all, I think it’s just as relevant as any other sport,” said Fitzgerald. “I’ve had a lot of parents come in and say [their kids] didn’t like soccer or they’re not good at baseball. [The kids] just didn’t fit the competitive sports mold, so yoga’s perfect for them because you’re not competing with anyone else.” Fitzgerald said she has many stories of children leaving classes calmer and more relaxed. She shared such an experience involving a group of Girl Scouts. “There were like 17 girls, and they came in here, and it was a frenzy. They were jumping up and down and yelling and screaming,” she said. “After the class, when they all went out to put their shoes back on again, it was really sweet and calm, and all the moms were like ‘oh my god!’” Don Briskin, another yoga instructor at Amara, thinks that there are benefits in participating in yoga, even for younger children. “Some of the things we’ll do, even with the little kids, is try to help them settle down and relax a little bit,” said Briskin. “It’s tough because they’re just go go go go go, constantly moving and active, but I think in that respect you can get some benefits in relaxation and better focus.” Fitzgerald said something that helps the children relax is called savasana, (pronounced sha-va-shana,) which literally means “the corpse pose” or “resting pose.” The children’s yoga class ends with this pose. During savasana, Fitzgerald talks to the children in a soothing voice and encourages that they go to “a happy place.” Although parents may not notice a change im-
Photo by James Kyung
mediately, many hope that yoga can become a lifelong process for their kids. “My top hope is that it would be a lifelong thing [for my children],” said Sasha Rubel, an Urbana resident mother of twins. Fitzgerald said the greatest struggle in the process of teaching children’s yoga is the children’s shorter attention spans. Games are often needed to keep them interested. “I let the kids get off their mats and do big movements and then go back to their mats. ids don’t want be in one spot for 45 minutes,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s very hard for them to hold still.” After observing a class, the difficulty to keep the children engaged is visible. Children are burrowing under their mats and not participating in poses. Fitzgerald said short attention span is an
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unavoidable obstacle with any children’s activity, but she combats it with a game called “Yogi Says,” which allows the children to teach the class. “It’s more participatory, so they get to be part of the process,” said Fitzgerald. “I also think they learn a lot faster when they help teach it, and I think that’s true in any type of education. As a teacher you’re supposed to do that with your kids.” The steps may be small and the changes minimal, but yoga can make a difference in a child’s life. Fitzgerald said she thinks that eventually schools may turn to yoga to deal with behavioral problems in classes. There has also been talk about providing grants in California to put yoga into schools. Still, children are busier than ever these days, and sometimes they need a break from the activities. Yoga may be just the outlet for their energy.
with Jerry montgomery of the champaign area fish exchange
by Eric Gordon The Champaign Area Fish Exchange, a group of hobbyists who enjoy all aspects of aquatic life, is holding its Winter Auction Saturday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center (108 Water St., U). Doors will open at 8 a.m. for people to bring and register their items for the auction and will stay open until 10:15
a.m. The auction begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m or until all items have been sold. This week, buzz talked with Jerry Montgomery, the membership and publicity chairman of the Champaign Area Fish Exchange, for more details on the event. » buzz: Where do the proceeds of the auction go? Jerry Montgomery: They pay for the operating expenses to run the club, such as our newsletter, speakers and various programs we hold. The Champaign Area Fish Exchange is a non-profit
group. The person selling an item will receive 70 percent of the proceeds and 30 percent will go to the club. » buzz: How successful has the auction been in recent years? JM: With the economy, we have seen a decrease in items and people attending the auction, but we hope that the auction will only continue to grow. » buzz: For anyone interested in becoming an aquatic life hobbyist, what advice would you give to someone just starting out? JM: Start out with something reasonable in size, something basic, and go from there. » buzz: How many auctions does the group hold? JM: We hold two auctions every year, and the second will be held on July 10. » buzz: What does the auction offer that has surprised you in your experience with the group?
JM: There are unique types of fish that you don’t find in the store and animals you won’t be able to find locally. » buzz: How many people do you expect for the auction? JM: We expect about 100 people between buyers and sellers. We have hobbyists from the area and Cincinnati, Iowa, Louisville and Indianapolis among others from adjoining states. We encourage participation for the event. » buzz: If people are interested in joining the Champaign Area Fish Exchange, how much is the membership? JM: Membership is $20 for families, $15 for individuals and $5 for students per semester or $10 for the year. For full auction rules and announcements, be sure to check out the group’s website at Champaignfish.com
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Diversifying the world
the217.com JANUARY 14-20, 2010
CU organizations work to promote biodiverisity in the area
by Alexandra Morgan
energy project is concerned more with pollution and climate change than biodiversity, “... it’s all interconnected,” explained Rundquist. In fact, Rundquist said that climate change threatens biodiversity. Students for Environmental Concerns hopes to aid in the fight against climate change by switching from carbon-emitting coal burning power plants to wind energy. Another organization, the Red Bison, works to restore and recreate natural prairies at two locations in CU: a plot at Neil and Windsor and a newer area at Florida and Orchard. “What we do almost always relates to biodiversity,” said Justin Meissen, president of Red Bison. Meissen said that Red Bison works to promote biodiversity by fighting against habitat loss and invasive species. “Basically our big idea is to promote habitat. We fight against habitat loss by restoring natural areas ... and we do invasive species removal,” explained Meiseen. Red Bison goes about this by removing weeds, collecting and dispersing seeds, and controlled burning of the prairie. “We are very much involved in biodiversity conservation,” said Meissen. So while the UN’s declaration is important in promoting biodiversity, some local groups are already hard at work in this endeavor and will continue to work throughout the year. “It’s a really promising sign that the UN is paying attention to issues like that,” remarked Amy Allen, secretary of Students for Environmental Concerns. With eighteen Registered Student Organizations related to environmental concerns, CU is off to an active start in 2010.
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“Biodiversity is life; biodiversity is our life.” That’s the slogan for 2010, officially named the International Year of Biodiversity by the UN. Speakers at a UN press conference stated that the UN’s goal is “seeking to stop an unprecedented loss of species” in the world. The year will focus on raising awareness to generate public concern by hosting events about the important role biodiversity plays in our ecosystems. But this heightened environmental awareness and action isn’t limited to slogans, politics and international forums. In fact, it’s probably better evidenced in local environmental clubs and organizations. Across CU, a host of environmental groups are working on solutions to many environmental problems ranging from prairie conservation to alternative energy to sustainable farming. One of the projects is a sustainable farm located at Lincoln Avenue and Windsor Street in Urbana. Food from the farm is grown without pesticides or fertilizer and sent to some of the dorms. These sustainable practices help enhance biodiversity. “So much of our biodiversity is in our soil,” said Matt Rundquist, officer of Students for Environmental Concerns. “Just by treating the soil in a reasonable way you really get better biodiversity in terms of microbes.” Students for Environmental Concerns is also involved in numerous other projects, including its main project for this upcoming semester: shutting down Abbott Power Plant, the coal burning power plant in Champaign. “Pretty much we want to see the campus switch over to sustainable energy,” said Rundquist. Although this alternative
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Trends of tomorrow, Today! A new year always means new trends, and 2010 has no shortage of inspired styles to experiment with. With these new fun, playful looks, it will be easy for everyone to add a little spice to last year’s wardrobe! NAUTICAL Parisian inspired stripes in navy and white, black and white, red and white (or any combination of the three) relay the recurring trend. Think anchor detailing, rope accents, bows and highwaisted pants with symmetrical sailor buttons. But to avoid going overboard (haha) and looking
like an all-out Popeye, only wear one nautical piece at a time. A striped infinity scarf is a simple step towards achieving this chic, Parisian-street style — but with a bold, red-striped dress you’ll know you captured this look. METALLIC We all know that anything with a sheen is appropriate for ringing in the new year, but this look carries itself into 2010 for more than one night. Seen on the runway at fashion week on everything from silver pants to sequined dresses and blazers, this high-shine look is definitely
not discreet. If you’re more on the conservative side, hit this trend with a headband or bejeweled bib necklace. If you’re a risk taker, sparkle away in a hot pink sequined number. PEEK-A-BOO Yes, this 2010 look has a baby name, but what the name lacks in sophistication the actual look makes up for in spice. This trend includes dresses with daring cutouts to pieces with dramatic sheer overlays that expose the skin. It’s one that will take confidence and gusto to pull off, so be sure to have on your game face with this one. To bring this more impractical everyday look downto-Earth, a light pink or black dress with just the right amount of see-through sheer is modest and stunning all at once. MENSWEAR Where to find a muse for this look? A boyfriend, friend, dad, or brother — that is, only if they are impeccably dressed. Kidding ... well kinda. The obvious, go-to piece for nailing this look is the blazer (try one with sequins to kill two birds with one stone), but for a more chic, put-together look, turn to the leisure suit, which was a hit on the spring 2010 runway. Snatching up this sophisticated yet relaxed look requires a blazer and a pair of trouser pants of the same or very similar colors. Remember to add a fun, feminine blouse to offset the masculine look.
Illustration by Kate Lamy
NUDE No, I’m not saying that your birthday suit is all the rage in 2010! Nude, as in the color, is what’s the rage. This trend is simple, sexy, and so easy to pull of. I suggest a nude coat of some sort that can easily be thrown on — its convenience is amazing because nude matches everything! For a full-on, head-to-toe nude, a dress gives the barely there effect that will have people’s mouths watering. Too bland for you? Choose a nude piece with grommets, studs, sequins or a standout accessory to excite the neutral color.
Take an artsy weekend getaway with these January & February exhibitions! THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO “Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Always After (The Glass House)” Jan. 21–May 31, 2010 Gallery 186 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART “Selected Works from the MCA Collection: Focus on UBS 12x12” Jan. 9-31, 2010 “Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out” Feb. 6 - May 30, 2010 SMART MUSEUM OF ART UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO “The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850–1900” Feb. 11 - June 13, 2010 Richard & Mary L. Gray Gallery for Special Exhibitions HYDE PARK ARTS CENTER “Andreas Fischer: Ghost Town” Jan. 17 - April 18, 2010 Gallery 2 “Aspen Mays: From the Offices of Scientists” Jan. 24 - April 25, 2010 Cleve E. Carney Gallery “Stan Chisholm: Things That Never Really Happened” Jan. 31 - June 6, 2010 Gallery 5 “Flow Interrupted” Feb. 1 - March 1 Black Box Gallery 2nd Floor “Notes to Nonself” Feb. 11- May 2, 2010 Gallery 1 & the Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY “50% Grey: Contemporary Czech Photography Reconsidered” Jan. 29 - March 28, 2010
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The dancersâ€™ unnatural-looking performances were only enhanced by the use of inappropriate facials throughout the show.
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