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Exhibition Opening Reception

“Seasons:” Selected Images by Barb Sandell


This debut of six new exhibits at the Krannert Art Museum will feature an introduction to Jean Luc Mylayne with Terrie Sultan at 6 p.m., a cash bar and music by Ryan Groff.

Enjoy light refreshments and wine tasting at Sleepy Creek Vineyards while viewing this exhibit of nature photography. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food: On Tuesday be sure to check out a super easy recipe for cheesy crab bread for a quick snack or meal.

This Zimbabwaen pop act hits the stage at the Iron Post at 9:30 p.m.

Art: Friday, a review of Something That Only Happened Once, an experimental film at Krannert Art Museum.


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A review of Taken Up on Saturday.


Super Bowl Party

Friday, check out a guide to the wide array of shows taking place this weekend. Photo courtesy of Steps International and ITVS International.

Children at the Savoy Recreational Center will participate in activities while they watch the game, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

monday 2 Art in Conversation: Ingrid Fliter Join pianist Ingrid Fliter at the Krannert Center at 5:15 p.m. as she discusses her career.

wednesday 4 “Lincoln and the House Divided: Launching a National Political Career”

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Professor David Zarefsky from Northwestern University will speak about Abraham Lincoln’s famous “House Divided” speech at the Levis Faculty Center at 3:30 p.m.

Film Screening: Please Vote for Me This screening at the Spurlock Museum documents an election in a third grade class in China. The movie begins at 7 p.m.

e d i t o r ’ s n o t e by Tommy Trafton I went to my Child Psychology lecture on Monday at Foellinger Auditorium expecting to get nothing out of it. I mean, every single psych class starts off the same; you learn about the scientific method, the difference between reliability and validity and cause and correlation. Every single time. But as my professor was proving me right, I came across a realization. Foellinger Auditorium just might be one of my favorite places on campus. And that’s weird. I mean, Foellinger is where I’ve taken some of the most impersonal and uninspiring classes I’ve ever had to sit through. Being a student in one of the 1,936 seats of the auditorium is like watching a Baptist sermon on Sunday

ing television; you’re so far removed from the speaker onstage that it’s hard not to imagine the speaker talking to himself. But while I might have gotten nothing out of my Soc 100 lecture in the century old building, Jim James did give an awesome performance there my Freshman year. That was the best My Morning Jacket concert I’ve ever been to (I still don’t know if James was kidding when he kept referring to the venue as “Folger’s Ampitheater”). And yeah, while I’ve fallen asleep during many of my marketing lectures there, it was an experience watching John Stiratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco sound check for the Autumn Defense show in the very same room a couple years ago. It seems that for every monotonous lecture I have at Foellinger comes an inversely enjoyable forum or performance in the evening. With sociology

came My Morning Jacket, with history came the challenging forum of “Racism Power and Privlege in Concern for Chief Illiniwek” and with business administration came Broken Social Scene,. And finally, this weekend, to justify my sixth time learning the difference between a positive and negative correlation at my Child Psych lecture, Jeff Tweedy will return to the very same stage to again imagine a giant steering the Auditorium with the giant wheel suspended from the ceiling. While we at buzz are still working on getting reviews up on on Psych 216 lectures, we can promise a review of the Tweedy performance soon after the show this weekend. Check it out if you can’t make it, and in the meantime visit to the Canopy Club for a great bill of local acts on Saturday to get your mind off of the sold out show at Foellinger.

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Likes & Gripes Matt Harlan Art Director GRIPES 1. Falling down stairs: Stairs are just one of those things you take for granted until they betray you by being covered with ice and a maniacally fresh powdery snow. 2. Electric stoves: Is it hot? Let me touch it and find out. It is hot. Well crap. 3. Nocturnal nosebleeds: I don’t know if this has ever happened to anyone else, but one morning I woke up covered in dried blood. Luckily it was my own blood and I went about my day as usual.

Elle Destree Producer of Likes 1. Only taking one class: I am a much happier version of myself when I’m only taking one class. I live like a college student but I don’t have to sleep like one. Win-win. 2. Netflix: I recently signed up for an account and am overjoyed when that little red envelope shows up in my mailbox. I get to see all the movies that I’ve been shunned for not seeing over the years (Donnie Darko). 3. Being an “elititarian”: I used to be a vegetarian, but I’ve become much more relaxed with it lately. I now only eat meat when it’s awesome. Needless to say, it’s a great life choice.

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ry to picture the cutest corner coffeehouse you can: the smell of coffee lingering as you sit relaxed among wooden floors, small tables, comfortable seats and the espresso machine sounding off behind the counter. What you are envisioning is probably something similar to Morning Cup and More, recently opened on Dec. 29 in downtown Urbana. The business is located at 202 Race St., where spans of windows invite you into a coffeehouse run by two very inviting owners. Ron Bleky and Ann Stokr have been working hard to open up a coffeehouse that has become their passion. The two owners had worked together previously, and taking their plans in a different direction, they have molded their new business into a rewarding experience. When asked where the idea for Morning Cup and More came from, Bleky says, “Ann was out visiting one weekend, and we went to downtown Oswego where I used to live. We went to a place called the Village Grind, a nice little coffee shop. We were sitting there talking, kind of looking around and at almost the same time, kind of looked at each other, like this is kind of cool, we could do this.” Corporate buy-outs had caused the distribution center they had previously worked at to close down, and Bleky says, “We took the opportunity to do something different. The idea just started to grow.” Bleky, originally from the area, talks about how finding the location was a bit of a homecoming for him: “We talked to the landlord; he came in, and we actually realized it was an old family friend of mine.” Humorously, when first together in the now finished space, Bleky quotes the landlord: “He said, ‘Well I’m not sure what you guys are looking to do, but I envisioned a coffee shop in here with gelato.’” From the very beginning, both Stokr and Bleky have loved the experience and feel as though it was all

simply meant to be. Stokr says, “Every time we came up with an issue, there was somebody to help us. The city has been terrific. The landlord has been terrific. I mean everybody.” Morning Cup and More is proud to offer new products and special touches to their food and drink, creating a rewarding experience for customers. They brew coffee from two different producers, one local and another out of Oregon that has been acknowledged by the coffee association three years in a row. They make the gelato in the kitchen, using products from North Carolina. However, they still support local vendors. Stokr says, “We also like to work with the local vendors. We like to do local, and we like to do something different.” Besides the coffee and gelato, an always-changing menu offers further food options, all homemade and prepared to order. Bleky says, “We don’t really make anything ahead. I mean, we prepare the lunch meat or bake something, but even the breakfast, we don’t make it and stick it in something to stay warm.” Going further to describe the menu, Stokr says, “We also do homemade soups every day, and we do breakfast specials like sandwiches.” Stokr does the majority of the cooking herself, and she says what she likes about the cooking is “it’s fun; it is like entertaining but on a different scale.” She goes further to say, “It means a lot to us that you are taking the time to come in and hopefully feel comfortable and you are happy.” Bleky comments on Stokr’s cooking: “Annie is an outstanding cook, and the best part of my job is being able to be here and sample what she makes.” Creating interesting coffee drinks, food options and just being happy to meet and talk with people has made opening Morning Cup and More a great experience for the owners. Bleky says, “This grew out of a fun idea and turned into a passion.”


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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to give some of your hard-earned money to charity this year? Most everyone is on a tight budget, but if you were hoping to make a few charitable donations, there is a local option that will double the bang for your buck: WEFT 90.1FM is having a Radio Food Drive. For every $10 you donate to WEFT, they will donate $1 to the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. In turn, the Eastern Illinois Food Bank will be able to give $10 worth of food to a family in need. “When we give money, [the food bank] can buy things in volume and are able to get more,” says Ed Mandel, a member of the WEFT Board of Directors. “You get more value for your dollar helping two organizations at once.” WEFT is a non-for-profit, community-based radio station located in Champaign. Their mission statement describes them as “an accessible, responsible and responsive radio alternative serving the diverse communities of radio listeners in East-Central Illinois.” This means programming covers a broad array of topics and genres of music from Latino issues to children’s music to the Illinois-World Labor Hour. The radio station

hopes to be open to all people with the initiative and creativity to participate in or produce a radio program. Aspiring DJs, make sure to check it out. Also, don’t forget to check out WEFT as a place to publicize your next community event. The Eastern Illinois Food Bank, based in Urbana, serves the 14 counties of Eastern Illinois. They distribute food and groceries to more than 25,000 people each month. Winter can be a difficult time for families struggling to make ends meet, and many more families are facing tough decisions on how to put food on the table this winter. Of those served by the Eastern Illinois Food Bank, 50 percent reported having to choose between paying their heating bill and buying food. Why not help make a bigger impact during the difficult winter months by making a contribution to these two great organizations between now and Sunday, Feb. 22? You will receive a WEFT 90.1FM Food Bank T-shirt with a donation of $40 or more. Go to the WEFT Web site at to make your contribution, and you can also mail a check to: WEFT PO Box 1223 Champaign, IL 618241223 or call 359-9338 for more information.


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Unlike many championship sporting events, the Super Bowl is one that can be enjoyed by just about anyone. From the actual football to the halftime performers and from the commercials to the wardrobe malfunctions, there’s something for viewers of any age. Many people don’t even care who is playing as long as they have a good time. This year, Super Bowl XLIII falls on Feb. 1 and features the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals. The game will take place in sunny Tampa. Even though the game will showcase the fabulous weather and excited fans of the teams, we don’t have to feel envious for enduring a cold winter with no local teams representing our area. Instead, we can throw an epic Super Bowl party and have just as good of a time as the fans in the skyboxes ... hopefully.

The perfect party is relatively simple to set up. The most important component, however, is a good television with lots of room to sit and watch. In a perfect world, every party would have a big-screen with the game in HD and big comfy chairs. The goal is to get as close to this utopia as possible. In the end, however, it’s the thought that counts, but don’t insist on having the party if someone else has a bigger television. No party is complete without the snacks. Some prefer to serve snacks with a dinner at halftime while others rely on appetizers for the entire game. Either option is fine as long as there’s enough good food for everyone. Great party dishes include chips and dip, pizza, hot dogs, beef sandwiches or hamburgers. If it sounds unhealthy, then it sounds like a winner.

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Those snacks will no doubt make a party-goer thirsty. Make sure to keep cold beers or a cold keg ready to quench the thirst of your guests. Other people may enjoy sodas or water, so be sure to have those available also. Why not keep ice cream on-hand and serve root beer floats? For some extra fun during those lulls that inevitably occur during the game, coordinate an activity. Test their smarts by quizzing them on the past Super Bowl winners, or agree to do something every time the announcers say a certain phrase or the cameras show a certain player. Finally, sit back, relax and enjoy the game. In a few years you might not remember who was playing or who won, but hopefully your guests will remember the great times they had at your party.

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Jeff Tweedy performs at Foellinger Auditorium on Oct. 27, 2006. buzz file photo.

Jeff Tweedy is middle-aged, and a lot of his fans are middle-aged. And while Jeff Tweedy might be like your dad (as he is one) and your dad might like Jeff Tweedy, his music — full of cigarettes, bottles of beer, indecision, pain, joy and constantly in flux — is for college kids. And there will be no shortage of those when Tweedy takes the stage at the Foellinger Auditorium Saturday, Jan. 31. Dads aside, the Wilco frontman is known for his ability to make even the largest venue feel like the dive bar around the corner. His sarcastic stage banter fills up the lonely barstool beside you — though there likely won’t be any empty seats, as the show sold out weeks ago. Tweedy’s solo shows, much like Wilco, are beautifully varied, featuring his lesser-known solo work with Uncle Tupelo and Wilco fan favorites. The show will bounce from the alt-country of Wilco’s early years to the jazzy prog-rock of Wilco’s latest, Sky Blue Sky. Summerteeth, A Ghost Is Born, Being There, A.M. and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot are all likely to share space on Tweedy’s set list.

Not only will you find Wilco songs but Wilco members will frequently abound. In 2006, The Autumn Defense, which features Wilco bassist John Stirratt and keyboardist Pat Sansone, joined Tweedy at Foellinger. Opening for Tweedy this go-round will be Toronto, Ontario’s finest: Great Lake Swimmers. If Jeff Tweedy and (hopefully) steel guitar virtuoso Nels Cline (please God, you owe us one for eight years of George Bush) weren’t worth the Craigslist-inflated price of admission, then the Canadian folk quintet will make it so. Their music is a seemingly incompatible mix of ambient, eerie, wavering vocals coupled with beautifully stark mandolin and banjo riffs. It’s the sort of music that can get you lost in your own head, and it will be a great prelude to the sometimes joyful, sometimes melancholy styling of Tweedy and Wilco. So if you’re looking to scope a ticket to the soldout show this Saturday but a scalped ticket will leave you a little strapped for cash ... give your dad a call.

Tuned Down but Not Out The Shadowboxer Collective looks to bring a stripped-down sound to CU by Amanda Shively While the Shadowboxer Collective may sound like a new name to the CU musical arena, the project itself is headed up by the recognizable names of Ryan Groff of Elsinore, Nic Dillon of Casados and Cole Rabenort. Not quite a musical act so much as an initiative to bring a calmer, more mellow sound to the area, buzz spoke with Groff about the Shadowboxer Collective’s goals and upcoming show. buzz: What inspired you to start the Shadowboxer Collective? Ryan Groff: Nic and I planned a holiday-themed show, The White Elephant Song Exchange, in early December at Mike ‘n Molly’s, and it went so well that we decided CU was lacking in shows that weren’t “rock shows.” There’s a huge demographic of people who either won’t go out to loud, full-band shows or who just prefer something a little more mellow. So it was a combination of seeing a need and feeling so satisfied after the December show that put this whole collective into action. Plus, we can bring our favorite out-oftown acts to CU, which helps them with exposure in our scene and lets us see them perform more often in our cities. buzz: What is the ultimate goal for the Shadowboxer Collective? JAN 29 – FEB 04 09

Groff: Our goal is to have shows twice a month. We want to convince WPGU, WEFT and WRFU to play songs by the acts we’re bringing in the whole month prior to their show and to get features in as many weeklies around CU as we can for them. We want to brand the shows we put together as nights of quality music by people that need to be seen and heard. We’d like to become a staple of the CU music scene; the guys who put on “those shows” that everyone talks about. We want consistency, frequency and recognizability. There’s a missing piece in our little world here, and we’re trying to fill it up with something good. buzz: What can you tell us about the upcoming show at the Cowboy Monkey? Groff: We decided that our first show would need a little bit of everything: a local, an out-of-towner who’s been here before (Casey Reeves from Columbia, Mo.), and another who’ll be making their first appearance (Clifton Roy from Naperville, Ill.). I haven’t had too many solo shows lately, mostly Elsinore shows, so I said I’d headline to give us a shot in the arm — if I’m one of the promoters and one of the performers, the word is going to get out. And this mentality has actually sprouted a new idea for us. We want to promote these shows more than other shows in town are promoted. We want

people to be excited about seeing these out-oftown acts or lesser-known locals. We want people to come because we turned them on to the music, because we put a flyer in their hand or on the board where they spend their free time and because we sent the e-mails, posted the blog and linked the MySpace and Facebook pages. Basically, we’re striving to do everything we wish people would do for us when we play in other cities ... PROMOTE! We don’t need the focus on us. buzz: What do you think it is about the ChampaignUrbana community that allows for a project like the Shadowboxer Collective to exist? Groff: Champaign-Urbana has an electricity that I’ve only seen in cities like Portland, Brooklyn and Austin. It seems like everyone has a type of music they’re completely passionate about here. It’s not just a community of “we like anything” but instead — and this was made microscopically clear to me this week at the Great CoverUp — a community of people who like specific kinds of music and would see any show that had that genre’s tag simply for being billed that way. We have plenty of metal shows and bro-rock shows and garage rock and indie rock and butt rock and emo and hip-hop, but anytime a solo act with an acoustic guitar or a smaller group with a come and get it

buzz  music    stripped-down vibe wants to play in town, they’re usually tacked on to the very beginning of a rock show before the other bands have even shown up. We want to shine a light on those performers, give them their own night and let the people who’d prefer something besides a rock show sit and listen without earplugs. So we’ll be working with Ward Gollings at the Cowboy Monkey, Mike Murphy at Mike ‘n Molly’s, Seth Fein and Mike Armintrout at the Canopy Club and possibly

the IMC and Red Herring to give our shows the stage and attention they deserve. These are the places we see the most potential success for our ultimate goal of something new, something solid and something that will bring more attention to our happy and progressive music scene. Check out the first Shadowboxer Collective show featuring Ryan Groff, Casey Reeves and Clifton Roy at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Cowboy Monkey.

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The Last of the Cover-Up Coverage, I Swear Coverage of the 18th Annual Great Cover-Up has been pretty huge, so anyone reading this has probably seen the rundown of what bands were covered and who had the craziest costume. So I’ll just highlight a few of my favorite moments from nights two and three. I don’t care for Andrew W.K., really, so imagine my surprise to find myself down near the stage bouncing up and down to his songs as performed by Post Historic and Robots Counterfeiting Money. They completely captured the spirit of the all-party-songs-all-thetime W.K. persona with unison choruses, lots of guitars and tons of fist pumps. It was the perfect way to open Tuesday’s show. Also Tuesday, Common Loon made a fun choice in taking early Madonna songs and making them their own. I was especially happy to hear “Live to Tell.” On Thursday, Silver Moon opened the show with their first-ever appearance as a band (though the group features several familiar faces) by performing songs by Fleetwood Mac (OK and one Stevie Nicks solo song). If their Cover-Up set is any indication of how tight they could sound with their own songs, future show-goers are in for a treat. Altogether, it was a fun week full of interesting choices and lots of friendly faces — hope you made it out. Speaking of Post Historic, they’re set to headline a show at the Canopy Club tonight. The show will kick off at 9 p.m. with a set from Kilroy, et al., a local act mostly consisting of Ed Rice along with occasional help from friends. Check out http://www. for song clips. In the second position is the Brian Esmao Trio (http://www., a recently assembled piano/bass/drums outfit. The Number One Sons ( will follow with their unique freak-rock, leading up to Post Historic, who will likely shy away from the Andrew W.K. songs without their RC$ cohorts, but you never know. The cover charge for this show is initially $5 but will jump to $7 if you get there too late. On Friday night, Cowboy Monkey will host a mega night of hip-hop with tons of local DJs and MCs. Harsh (fresh from his scene-stealing gig as the DJ for Brother Embassy’s set as Limp Bizkit) and DJ Belly are slated to perform with acts like Agent Mos (AMS), Text, Jonah, Cornbread, Duckman, I2K, Paully Wallnuts, Nam1Sekatti and more. The night is being billed as “HipHop101” and will cost you $6

at the door, with show time at 9:00 p.m. You don’t get many chances better than this one to see such a varied example of what local hip-hop has to offer. Over at Mike ‘n Molly’s, two touring bands will stop by for the evening. Bloomington, Ind., band The Delicious (, on Joyful Noise, will bring their sleek indie-pop along with tour-mates Lucky Pineapple. The latter is a bit harder edged, hailing from Louisville, Ky., and packing horns, percussion and other surprises. Check out for more info, including a local band on the bill. On Saturday, the newly formed Shadowboxer Collective will hold their first show. The group, formed by like-minded musicians Ryan Groff, Nic Dillon and Cole Rabenort, envisions a world where quiet shows can coexist with the loud rock shows that currently monopolize most rooms. They are looking to host one or two shows a month that will feature solo acts as well as bands that don’t turn it up to 11. This Saturday’s show will feature Ryan Groff in the headlining position, with support from Columbia, Mo. singer/songwriter Casey Reeves. Casey has made several stops in CU, both as a solo artist and with his former band, Caulfield and the Magic. Opening up the show is Naperville’s Clifton Roy & Folkstringer. The show will run from 7 p.m. until about 10 and carries a $5 cover charge. Your options expand as the evening wears on, with Caffe Paradiso opening its doors for a show with acts Eureka Brown, Common Loon and Cornbread. The Urbana coffee shop is a great space, and it would be great to see more shows pop up there, so make sure to go out and show your support. The show is free, which helps, and begins at 9 p.m. The dub-pop stylings of Eureka Brown along with Common Loon’s brooding indie rock and Cornbread’s polished hiphop should make for a helluva lineup. Keep an eye out for more shows at Clark Bar (the former Nargile/Club E’llusions) as the bar is under new ownership and is working to re-establish itself as a great spot for anything from DJ nights to nights with rock or blues bands. The place has received a nice facelift already, with the cozy frontroom (holding comfy seating and a pool table) sometimes being the music room for smaller acts while the back room with the stage also gets some action. Stop in and check the place out at 207 W. Clark in Champaign. I haven’t had a chance to try the food yet, but I’ve heard good things.

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Frank Langella and Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon. Photo by Ralph Nelson, courtesy of Universal Pictures.


on Howard’s Frost/Nixon brings the history of the final years of the administration of Richard Nixon and its aftermath back to life. Here was a president who was so ensnared in scandal he was forced resign in August 1974. This story, scripted by playwright Peter Morgan from his stage play, recreates the 1977 interviews between Nixon and British journalist David Frost. The extraordinary achievement of this vivid cinematic history lesson is its ability to show Nixon’s extreme intelligence as well as his elements of menace and fraudulence. This is Ron Howard’s 27th film as a director and his first adaptationofaplayforthescreen,andhegetsthemostfrom Morgan’s 2007 script, which is a series of scenes centered around the interviews. Here, Morgan really opens up the storywithgreatsuccessintoaseamlessseriesofeventsthat

culminate in the spring 1977 Frost-Nixon confrontations. Both Morgan’s superlative adaptation and the flawless film editingofMikeHillandDanHanleyputthemanyeventsand personalitiesofthisstoryintoafascinatingprocessionofthe bigmediaworldofhotels,partiesanddeal-makingthatenrich thestory.Theworkofthedirector,writerandfilmeditorshas beenhonoredwithfiveOscarnominationsandrightlyso. When the plot focuses on the principle adversaries and what they have to gain and lose, the film really picks up. Frost (Michael Sheen), was attempting to redirect a career in decline and establish his credentials as a serious journalist. Nixon (Frank Langella) wanted access to a world stage where he could reestablish his credentials as a statesman. This inevitably led to a series of interviews that evolved into a duel. Both of these splendid actors, who

The Wrestler Mickey Rourke’s tour de force as “The Ram�




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Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. Photo by Niko Tavernice, courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

by Stephanie Poquette Not too long ago, if someone had told you Mickey Rourke would be winning the Golden Globe in the Best Actor category, you wouldn’t have believed it. Hailed as Rourke’s comeback role — apparently Sin City doesn’t count — The Wrestler, directed by Darren Aronofsky, is being called one of this year’s best films. A heartfelt story about a wrestler who’s no longer in his prime, Rourke’s character, Randy “The Ram�

Robinson, is trying to figure out what to do with his life as he gets older and his wrestling career is slipping away. He attempts to reconnect with his daughter, Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood), who he abandoned when she was a child, and establish a relationship with an aging stripper, Cassidy (Marisa Tomei), who always claims she is unavailable. Randy lives for wrestling and continues to do low-budget matches for small audiences just to be a part of something he loves. As old age and an injury threaten to take away his one true love in life, he has to learn how to survive without the only thing he’s ever been good at. With all of the Oscar buzz around Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Revolutionary Road, The Wrestler is a serious underdog for this year’s awards. But the hype surrounding Rourke’s performance is reason alone to catch this film at Boardman’s Art Theatre, starting Jan. 30. Boardman’s always brings a unique selection of films to the Champaign area that viewers may otherwise not have the chance to see, and The Wrestler won’t disappoint. For anyone who loves watching all the season’s nominated films at a classic theater or just wants to catch an unusual story about stardom and its downfalls, The Wrestler is just for you.

created these characters onstage, are superlative in their recreation of these very different cultural icons of the 1970s. But it is Langella who manages the near impossible as he captures Nixon’s dark side but preserves the man’s qualities as a statesman. More than that, he humanizes this complex former president who often appears more as an image overcome by various pathologies. This Oscarnominated performance, which is one to last for ages, could be worth a gold-plated statue this year. Fictitious elements are injected into the story by Morgan (as he did on the stage). He has his American research staff of James Reston Jr. (Sam Rockwell) and Bob Zelnick (Oliver Platt) unearth last-minute tape transcripts and even adds a drunken nighttime telephone call from Nixon to Frost’s hotel room — neither happened. But, as David Frost himself has remarked, it makes for good drama. Zelnick (with Frost) and Reston have written books about these events that can clarify any points of history you wish to research, but meanwhile, if you only catch the film Frost/ Nixon, you will be taken back to one of broadcast journalism’s greatest moments. It was that moment when Richard M. Nixon almost gave the world an apology, and that is real drama. Final note: Look for child star Patty McCormack (The Bad Seed) as Pat Nixon. She has acting credits dating to 1951.

Hidden Gem The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Matt Carey When The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was first released in 2007, it was given a limited release because the studio behind it didn’t believe it would make any money. But when I finally saw the movie on DVD, I was very confused why the film didn’t garner more appreciation. To be honest, this film shouldn’t be called a hidden gem; it should be called a hidden masterpiece. Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) is a 19-year-old man who idolizes the famous robber Jesse James (Brad Pitt). Due to this, Robert and his brother Charley (Sam Rockwell) join the James gang in stealing money from trains. As Jesse and Robert become closer, Robert begins to realize that the man he had learned about in the stories he read as a child is completely different from the real Jesse James. Jesse is depressed, anxious and homicidal. Jesse also finds Robert’s obsession with his life unnerving. So Robert decides to kill Jesse, but can he actually go through with killing his hero? One of the reasons I love this film is that it is very much in the fashion of Stanley Kubrick with its incredible cinematography, long running time (2 hours and 40 minutes) and use of narration. The film also boasts Brad Pitt’s best performance to date, and Casey Affleck continues to prove his acting skills. If you are a fan of Barry Lyndon, you’ll love this movie. come and get it


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Fist Fornication An introduction to fisting Fisting is a sexual act in which an entire fist and sometimes part of the arm are inserted into the vagina or anus/rectum. The act of fisting often gets either sensationalized or is the subject of tall tales and misinformation. If not done with knowledge and care, fisting can cause injury, yet few resources exist to help folks understand the ins and outs of proper fisting. This week, “Doin’ It Well” decided to provide an introduction to fisting. This column is just an introduction, not a guide. Fisting is an art that takes a lot of knowledge, skill, practice and communication.

How is that Pleasurable? Many people enjoy activities that test and stretch the limit of the human body and mind such as marathon runners or those who climb Mount Everest. This kind of enjoyment can be applied to sexual activity too. Trust and relinquishing control may be central to the appeal of fisting. Part of the psychological pleasure is the voluntary release of control, being vulnerable and giving up to another person. Fisting is not about having power over someone but the power of being able to give someone extreme pleasure and being responsible and skilled enough to do so.

Physically, some people enjoy the sensation of fullness that fisting provides. Spasms can occur as the muscles react to the bulk inside the rectum which can lead to an “anal orgasm.” In addition, advance practioners of fisting may experiment with massaging internal organs such as the prostate in men or cervix in women, which can add to the pleasure of sexual climax.

A Sensual Act Fisting is a caring act done without any kind of force. Contrary to the images the word “fisting” might evoke, it is not about violence, agression or hurting yourself or a partner. Practioners of fisting take great care to protect their health so they can continue to enjoy fisting. The honesty, openness, trust and talking that is required for good fisting is not often a part of other sexual acts and can intensify feelings of bonding, mutual respect and caring for a partner.

Getting a Handle on Handballing Handballing is a term often used by gay men to describe anal fisting. Regardless if you are male or female and engaging in vaginal or anal play, fisting should not involve pain. Skill in properly inserting and receiving a fist must be learned. Those interested

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Doin’ It Well Risks, although relatively rare, can include tears to the anus or the lining of the vagina or rectum. To avoid tears, keep fingernails short and filed, and use latex or silicone gloves. Although it may be difficult, those engaging in fisting should talk to a trusted healthcare provider about their activities and consult them if they ever have any questions or worry something may be wrong. Avoid drug use, including painkillers, muscle relaxers and alcohol, as they significantly increase the risk of injury and block the sensation, awareness and control needed for a safe fisting experience. This is true for both the bottom and the top; a careless top can injure you! Lots of lube is key to fisting. Water-based lubes aren’t usually enough for anal fisting, so many folks use Crisco or elbow grease. Both of these will break down latex (use polyurethane gloves instead) but provide excellent staying power. Petroleum jelly is not recommended, as it can stick to the walls of the vagina or rectum, increasing the development

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Open Up Communication is very important with fisting; a top must be very in-tune with a bottom, and the bottom must communicate directly and openly to the top. If there is pain, slow down, stop or gently remove the hand. If you are new to fisting, let your partner know, regardless if you are a top or bottom. It’s very important that your partner know your level of experience with either penetrating or receiving a fist.

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should spend significant time learning about fisting beforehand (check out the “Sex 411” below). The focus of fisting is not on thrusting. Fisting is about learning to control, relax and stretch muscles. This is developed over time, not accomplished with one try. Being able to actually take a fist can take months or longer to learn and be ready for; each person goes at their own pace. A fisting scene can last an hour or many hours, due to the time it takes for a person to be “ready” — aroused, relaxed and open enough for fisting to take place.

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Six stellar shows vie for the spotlight

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by Drake Baer Photos by Isaac Bloom Champaign-Urbana plays privileged host to a superlative sextet of contemporary art openings with Thursday’s festivites at the Krannert Art Museum, featuring the likes of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Jean Luc Mylayne in addition to a gaggle of the contemporary avant-garde, as well as the work of irreducible John James Audubon. The

shows in aggregate provide insight into two of our nation’s greatest minds: Warhol and Audubon are artists who have begotten entire fashions and associations. Mylayne and director Roderick Coover push the boundaries of today’s visual vocabulary. Marloes ten Bhömer refits the idea of the shoe. Take in the art, and you may reinvent your reality.

New Installation of the Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery by Jean Kim Named for the eponymous alumna and local donor, the Abstract Expressionist Gallery includes major 20th century artists’ works such as Jackson Pollock, David Smith and Adolph Gottlieb. “Abstract Expressionism is significant in that it was one of the first American art styles that drew heavy influence from European modernists while trying to create a truly American art,” says curator Kathryn Koca. Although several artists were part of the movement and were collectively referred to as the New York School, they weren’t a cohesive group. Artists turned inward in response to social tensions brought on by the Great

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Depression and the end of World War II, thereby creating several diverse and abstract styles. “The physical immediacy of their medium became increasingly important, as did the overall process of making art,” Koca says, “particularly the expression of the artist’s ideas in the throes of creation. Instead of depicting representational forms or constructing blatantly political images, they utilized highly abstracted forms and expanses of color to create a visceral experience for the viewer.” That would explain why it is so difficult to understand Abstract Expressionist pieces simply

from seeing the finished product, as opposed to seeing the artists create their pieces. The exhibition is diverse in style as well as mediums. Acquired through funded purchases or donations, the pieces range from acrylics to egg paint to wood. Although it is exciting to have a work from a famous name such as Pollock as part of Krannert’s permanent collection, it was disappointing to see that it is not one of his well-known “action painting” pieces. The show runs until May 24.

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Marloes ten Bhomer poses for a photo in her new exhibit at Krannert Art Museum.

A shoe protoype created by Marloes ten Bhomer. JAN 29 – FEB 04 09

With shoes such as Yves Saint Laurent’s patent leather caged booties, fashion designers showcase their creativity with increasingly innovative (and sometimes outrageous) footwear. Designer Marloes ten Bhömer is right on their heels with a bold collection of shoes that leave you wondering whether they’re footwear or art — or both. Ten Bhömer delicately — and stylishly — treads the fine line between fashion and art with her unique and refreshing collection of couture shoes. From Jan. 30 to May 31, these provocative pieces will be on display as part of “After Hours,” a WOW Design exhibition at Krannert Art Museum allowing viewers to peek into ten Bhömer’s studio and learn about her design process. Born in the Netherlands, the London-based designer holds a BA in 3-D product design and an MA in design products. She has served as a design consultant for several footwear brands and says her interest in shoes stems from classical ballet training. “Next to the movements that go against natural positions, shoes of classical ballerinas (pointes) are made especially to pose your toes in a position that can hardly be achieved barefoot,” ten Bhömer says. “I thoroughly enjoy this artificialness fantasy.”

Co-curators Judith Hoos Fox and Ginger Gregg Duggan stumbled upon a photo of ten Bhömer’s blue, folded shoe in a British design publication and, as Fox puts it, “flipped.” “We had never seen any shoe ever that was like it,” Fox recalls. “And it was the most beautiful, remarkable, fascinating shoe we’d ever seen. She reimagines and rethinks what a shoe is, could be and should be.” Although ten Bhömer says she never lets functionality get in the way of her formal exploration, these non-traditional shoes are physically wearable. She collaborates with an orthopedic specialist to ensure the shoes work with a human foot and with engineers to utilize new techniques and materials, some of which use 3-D computer models to construct the shoe. “The basis of my design philosophy lies in my aspiration to create products that don’t communicate straightaway what they are and what their function is,” ten Bhömer says. “My work embraces construction as a means to explore the typology of shoes and purposefully abandons the conventions of footwear as a strategy to explore possibilities and to rediscover the shoe anew.”

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“Polaroids and Portraits: A Photographic Legacy of Andy Warhol”

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by Lauren Yang

yne’s photographs are large, what ambiguous upon first d viewing reveals the common . Mylayne and his wife, Mylène, Davis, Texas, in order to study the migration of birds. Why, rds in these photographs not ce like those of the Audubon a few galleries away? As Art didate and Krannert Education dinator Andrea Ferber explains, unique approach.” Rather than orward ornithological studies, graphs examine photographic hotography’s position as an art ory. C-prints contain discontinuous ome areas are sharp and some ugh experimentation, Mylayne hnique in which he, as Ferber ed over 50 lenses that he uses his large format camera,” thus termittent changes in focus. “It ghtforward reduplication of the what he is seeing,” Ferber says. some manipulation.” raphs are also about time. s his working process with a

specific picture in mind. He then finds a location that satisfies his vision and will sit and wait until each element falls into place. Some of his photographs have taken up to eight months to complete. “He is wanting you to think about the duration of time it took him to get the composition exactly how he wanted it,” Ferber says. The photographs are titled not by which species of bird they represent but by the time it took to make the image; for example, “No. 186, January February 2004.” Composition and pictorial space of the preconceived image are highly considered by Mylayne. This attention to the end product places Mylayne’s work into the tradition of tableaux photography, in which the image is posed or constructed to form an intended scene. However, Mylayne’s decision to photograph live animals in the wild, rather than human subjects, makes his employment of tableaux photography “very odd,” explains Ferber. Ferber and Krannert understand that this exhibition, among others, would benefit from some type of further explanation. This is why KAM has decided to institute a series of audio guide podcasts, free for download on the museum’s Web page. Be sure to check out the podcast for more information on this exhibition.

It doesn’t look like much at first. Simple lighting and plain white walls adorned with seemingly ordinary, though well-taken, photographs. Yet in this small, intimate space, viewers may catch a glimpse into the life of one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. “Polaroids and Portraits: A Photographic Legacy of Andy Warhol” features 50-odd Polaroids and black-and-white photos that illustrate a different side of the artist’s glamorous, star-studded life, both in and outside the studio. A gift from the Warhol Foundation, this collection features Warhol’s trademark use of repetition and series, demonstrating his natural wit and intelligence. “You don’t see photos a lot [from Andy], usually more of his pop-y silkscreen stuff,” says Kathryn Koca, the exhibit’s curator. “These are more fragile and show how Andy saw life, like a visual diary.” Warhol, Koca explains, always had at least one camera on his person and took pictures of whatever he felt like. As a result, the blackand-white prints in the collection depict both swinging parties and everyday people going about their business. “With the black-and-whites, you get a sense of how he looked at the world, what he felt he needed and wanted to capture,” Koca says. These photographs are less sensational and more human than Warhol’s usual fare. In a black-

and-white of Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger, Koca points out that the outline of the negative is clearly visible, indicating that nothing was done to manipulate the shot. “These aren’t digital — these are pretty straightforward prints, relying more on subject matter,” she says. “I consider them more art [than memorabilia] because of how he took them, the composition.” Most of the Polaroids, on the other hand, are of people who had commissioned silkscreen portraits from Warhol. KAM’s collection includes snapshots of famed golfer Jack Nicklaus and singer Tom Jones as well as a number of unidentified or little-known individuals. Warhol would take anywhere from 12 to 20 shots and picked the best ones to use, holding on to the rest. “They sat around in boxes, probably never meant to be exhibited,” Koca says. “I don’t think he’d be opposed, though!” Although KAM already has several Warhol pieces (a silkscreen Marilyn, a lithograph of the electric chair and an Elizabeth Taylor poster), this exhibit will allow viewers to see the wit, humor and intelligence he saw in everyday life. “When people see his work, they try to place Warhol’s persona on it and see it in one way,” Koca says. “I think with this exhibit, you can put Andy Warhol the pop artist aside and look at him and his work in a different way.”

John James Audubon “Birds in America” by Jonathan Popejoy Beginning Jan. 30, CU will experience a milestone project of legendary naturalist-artist John James Audubon. Audubon came to America in the early 1800s to avoid getting roped into Napoleon’s army and set out on an immense project: He wanted to observe and draw every species of bird in his new home of America. Audubon was a man of adventure and travel, exuding the 19th century Romanticism of so many frontier-frenzied Americans. He produced just fewer than 500 drawings, which were engraved, etched and finished with watercolor in England. The University of Illinois’ original set underwent a mass restoration project in the late 1980s and is now housed in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Suitably titled “Audubon at Illinois,” the show’s pieces portray species that have at one time or another called the state of Illinois home. Some are birds that we see often, such as the cardinal, while others are migratory visitors to the area, as well as endangered or recently extinct species.

The illustrations are spatially organized with these categories in mind, presenting observers with a different mood within each section. Curator of the exhibit Jo Kibbee led me on a walk-through of the display, pointing out the details of and stories behind each piece. His works are not without an individual flavor: Audubon’s style captures birds in as naturalistic a way as possible, paying attention to subtleties in body-motion and immersing the birds in their respective natural habitats. Kibbee pointed out that many of his more popular works present the specimens in theatrical, flamboyant manners, his attempt to tell a story in the moment captured by each illustration. One eye-catching piece shows a golden eagle in full flight, gripping a bloody, white hare between its talons. The massive bird ascends into the sky with powerful wings, its tongue outstretched as if letting out a victory cry in celebration of the successful hunt.

an Luc Mylayne on exhibit at Krannert Art Museum. Look to the for Liza Booker’s review of artist/director/producer Roderick Coover’s Something That Happened Only Once, an asynchronius avant-garde new media film projection unfurling itself over 11 minutes, again and again at the Museum. The collaborative effort, shot in Mexico City, challenges contemporary conventions of narrative.

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lgbt Live and Let Live GLBT Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, C, 6:30pm

community U.S. Census Bureau Job Testing Session Illinois Employment Training Center - IETC, C, 10am No appointment is necessary to test.

fundraisers UC Books to Prisoners work session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

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Meditation & Yoga Classes Ananda Liina Yoga & Meditation Center, U, 6pm Learn and practice yoga karaoke postures and exercises, Karaoke with Randy Miller mantra chanting, meditaSenator’s Bar & Grill, Sation and the wisdom of voy, 9:30pm yoga philosophy. Live Karaoke Band food & drink Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm, $5 Krannert Uncorked Krannert Center for the stage Performing Arts, U, 5pm The Cripple of Inishmaan Complimentary beverThe Station Theatre, U, ages, cheese and crackers 8pm, $12-$15 can be sampled.

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Exhibition Opening Reception Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, C, 6pm A debut of six new exhibits featuring an introduction to Jean Luc Mylayne with Terrie Sultan at 6pm, music by Ryan Groff and a cash bar.

fri, jan 30 live music

Live Dueling Piano Show 88 Broadway, U, 9pm Performers include Bill Withering, Larry Frost and Rick Charmin. Boneyard Jazz Quintet Iron Post, U, 5pm Briggs & Houchin lectures The Embassy Tavern & “The Real Value of Test- Grill, U, 5:30pm ing” Lecture Road Song National Center for SuThe Clark Bar, C, 6pm percompting Applications Happy Hour and Live - NCSA, U, 4pm Music A talk by James Larus Silvercreek, U, 6pm tracing the evolution of Panache Microsoft Research’s efJim Gould Restaurant, forts to improve software C, 7pm development. Jazz music. Beyond Jihad: New Live Bluegrass by Directions in Muslim Fun- Trampled by Turtles damentalist Thought Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Spurlock Museum, U, Fairmount, 7pm, $15 7:30pm Barb Hamilton A talk by Professor Sher- Huber’s West End Store, man A. Jackson. C, 8pm

Slim Skinny Bentley’s Pub, C, 8:30pm High Maintenance Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm Kilborn Alley Memphis on Main, C, 9pm E. S. P. The Embassy Tavern & Grill, U, 9pm Big Grove Zydeco Iron Post, U, 9pm


museum exhibit


Something That Happened Only Once Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, C, 9am An animated digital panorama projection presented in the Intermedia Gallery. “Audubon at Illinois: Selections from the University Library’s Birds of Illinois” Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, C, 9am A collection of drawings of the birds of Illinois by John James Audubon. “Polaroids and Portraits: A Photographic Legacy of Andy Warhol” Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, C, 9am This exhibition displays portraits of celebrities, socialites, and unknowns photographed by Andy Warhol. WOWdesign: Marloes ten Bhomer Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, C, 9am Highlighting the work of the famous shoe designer. New Installation of The Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, C, 9am The installation of the newly named Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery features major Abstract Expressionist artists, including Jackson Pollock, Adolph Gottlieb, and David Smith.

Karaoke with DJ Hollywood Wendl’s, U, 9pm Dragon Karaoke CJ Dane’s, Tolono, 9pm


U.S. Census Bureau Job Testing Session Illinois Employment Training Center - IETC, C, 10am No appointment is necessary to test.

Country Dancing at Bradley’s II Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5 Hip Hop 101 featuring DJ Belly Cowboy Monkey, C, 9pm, $5 DJs Ian, D.O.M. & ReFLEX Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm DJ Delayney Highdive, C, 10pm, $5

East Village Opera Company Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 7:30pm, $30, $25 seniors, $21 students, $16 UI and youth A performance of composers like Puccini and Verdi through the musical consciousness of Led Zeppelin and Metallica.

stage The Cripple of Inishmaan The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $12-$15 The Winter’s Tale Stratford Park Bible Chapel, C, 1:30pm, 7pm A performance of Shakespeare by homeschooled teenagers.

sporting event WWE RAW / ECW Live Assembly Hall, C, 7:30pm, $15-$50

art exhibit “Seasons: Selected Images by Barb Sandell” Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount, 10am Light refreshments and wine tasting will be available at this photography exhibit.

art Opening reception for “Early Birds: A Selection of Books from Belon to Audubon” Main Library, U, 3pm

lectures Friday Forum: “Coming to a Device Near You: The News!” University YMCA, C, 12pm A talk by Brian K. Johnson, a professor in the Department of Journalism.


miscellaneous Blood drive Illini Union, U, 9am Appointments not necessary.

CALENDAR sat, jan 31

7:30pm, 10pm, $30, $25 seniors, $21 students, $16 live music UI and youth Live Dueling Piano Show A performance of com88 Broadway, U, 9pm posers like Puccini and Performers include Bill Verdi through the musiWithering, Larry Frost and cal consciousness of Led Rick Charmin. Zeppelin and Metallica. Panache Champaign-Urbana Jim Gould Restaurant, Symphony Orchestra: C, 7pm Schumann and Syme Weekly jazz event. Krannert Center for String Bands for WEFT the Performing Arts, U, Fundraiser 7:30pm, $5-$31 Iron Post, U, 5pm Jeff Tweedy The Champaign UrFoellinger Auditorium, U, bana Symphony Presents 8:30pm, $20 students, Schumann and Syme $25 public Krannert Center for karaoke the Performing Arts, U, 7:30pm, $5-$31 Dragon Karaoke Ryan Groff, Casey CJ Dane’s, Tolono, 9pm Reeves, and DJ Mingram Liquid Courage Karaoke Cowboy Monkey, C, Geo’s, U, 10pm 7:30pm, $2-$5 stage New Twang City Huber’s West End Store, The Cripple of Inishmaan C, 8pm The Station Theatre, U, Ken Smith Quartet 8pm, $12-$15 The Embassy Tavern & The Winter’s Tale Grill, U, 9pm Stratford Park Bible ChaBlues Deacons pel, C, 1:30pm, Memphis on Main, C, 7pm 9pm A performance of ShakeLive Metal at The speare by homeschooled Phoenix teenagers. Phoenix, C, 9pm, $5 Feautring Thrash Zombie art exhibit with Demolition Derby “Seasons:” Selected Imand Judy Powder. ages by Barb Sandell Hillbilly Jones Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., Fairmount, 10am U, 9pm Light refreshments and World’s First Flying wine tasting will be availMachine, Butterfly Asable at this photography sassins, Sunset Stallion exhibit. and Yoss Arian Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $7 lectures Mhondoro The Situation in Tibet Iron Post, U, 9:30pm from the Cultural Revolution to the Present dj Unitarian Universalist R-Entertainment featur- Movement of Urbanaing DJ Rudi Champaign, U, Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm 6:30pm, donations acDJ Tim Williams cepted Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 A talk by Arjia Thubten DJ Mertz Lobsang Rinpoche. Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm enviromental Kosmo at Soma issues Soma Ultralounge, C, 11pm Trail Steward Orientation and Workshop dance music Lake of the Woods Contra Dance with Little Golf Course, Mahomet, Egypt Pep Steppers and 9:30am Dot Kent Phillips Recreation Center, classes & workU, 8pm, $5 ($4 students) shops Radio Salsa Printmaking Workshop at Radio Maria, C, 11pm, $3 the Orpheum Children’s Salsa, Merengue, Bachata Science Museum music & dancing with DJ Orpheum Children’s SciBris. ence Museum, C, 1pm Under the supervision concert of Cheryl Louviere, chilEast Village Opera dren will be able to learn Company printmaking techniques, Krannert Center for as well as create their the Performing Arts, U, own prints. come and get it

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live music

Sunday Brunch Trio Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 10am Live Music at Carmon’s Carmon’s Restaurant, C, 5:30pm Emerald Rum Blind Pig Co., The, C, 6pm Jazz Sandwich Iron Post, U, 7pm

Jazz Jam Hosted by MRS Trio Iron Post, U, 7pm Jason Bentley Boltini Lounge, C, 7:30pm Monday Night Miracle with Zmick Canopy Club, U, 9pm

karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo’s, U, 7pm

movies Pizza, Pitcher & Movie Canopy Club, U, all day

sporting event

dj DJ Mingram Highdive, C, 10pm

karaoke MCJS Karaoke American Legion Post 24, C, 7:30pm Dragon Karaoke The Clark Bar, C, 9pm

Men’s Basketball vs. Iowa open mic Assembly Hall, C, 1pm Open Mic Night 88 Broadway, U, 9pm

art exhibit

“Seasons:” Selected Images by Barb Sandell Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount, 12pm Light refreshments and wine tasting will be available at this photography exhibit.

social issues Anti-War Anti-Racism Effort Meeting Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 6pm

kids & families Spanish Club Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, C, 1pm, $48 members, $56 nonmembers Children can participate in a scavenger hunt around the museum, make some puppets, and learn about all their favorite exhibits and toys in Spanish. Super Bowl Party Savoy Recreational Center, Savoy, 4:30pm, $12 residents, $15 non-residents Ages five to 12.

lectures Art in Conversation: Ingrid Fliter Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 5:15pm Join Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter for a discussion about her career, her passion for the keyboard, and her upcoming Krannert Center performance.

karaoke MCJS Karaoke American Legion Post 24, C, 7:30pm Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo’s, U, 9pm Dragon Karaoke The Clark Bar, C, 9pm Karaoke with Randy Miller Bentley’s Pub, C, 9:30pm


Country Dancing at Bradley’s II Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5 Jeff Markland’s DJ’s all request Radmaker’s Rock & Roll open mic Tavern, Tolono, 9pm Original Music Showcase DJ LEGTWO Espresso Royale, U, 8pm Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm Open Mic Night Salsa Night with DJ Juan Memphis on Main, C, 8pm Cowboy Monkey, C, Open Mic Night with 10pm, $2 Mike Ingram DJ Mingram Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Reggae Night with DJ movies Delayney Film Screening: Please Highdive, C, 10pm Vote for Me Spurlock Museum, U, 7pm karaoke A documentary about a Paul Faber Dragon third grade class election Karaoke in China. The Embassy Tavern & Grill, U, 9pm


Airbrushing History, American Style University YMCA, C, 12pm A talk by Scott Althaus and Kalev Leetaru.

kids & families

Babies’ Lap Time Urbana Free Library, U, kids & families 9:45am, 10:30pm O Baby! Tuesday Twos Champaign Public Library, Champaign Public LiC, 9:45am, 10:30am brary, C, 9:45am, 10:30am, Art Lab 11:15am Orpheum Children’s Sci- Goodnight Storyshop ence Museum, C, 4pm, Champaign Public Library, $42 for non-members, C, 6:30pm $36 for members

classes & workshops

Richkiddz & DJ Bobby Lite It’s Brothers Bar & Grill, C, 9pm


open mic Open-Mic Night Radio Maria, C, 10:30pm

movies Summer Camp: On the Road Canopy Club, U, 9pm

stage Open Stage Comedy Night Memphis on Main, C, 9pm, $2

lectures “Lincoln and the House Divided: Launching a National Political Career” Levis Faculty Center/Visitor’s Center, U, 3:30pm

Rainbow Coffeehouse Wesley-United Methodist MELD (Monday Evening Church & Wesley Founda- kids & families Life Drawing) Group tion, U, 6:30pm Storyshop Boneyard Pottery, C, 7pm, Champaign Public Library, mind/body/spirit C, 9:45am, 10:30am $7 An informal and nonBeginners’ Group MediDuct Work instructional evening of tation Savoy Recreational Cendrawing the human form. Ananda Liina Yoga & ter, Savoy, 5:30pm, $25 Meditation Center, U, 6pm for residents of Savoy; tue, feb 3 $32 for non-residents lgbt support groups Ages five to 12. live music Mpowerment Emotions Anonymous community Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Acoustic Tuesday with Faith United Methodist and Transgender Resourc- Jeremy Harper Church, C, 7:30pm Interreligious Dialogue es, U, 5pm Memphis on Main, C, A 12 step program for people Series-Stories of Saints, Mpowerment is a com7:30pm whose emotions are causing Prophets and Scholars munity group for young The Piano Man difficulties in their lives. Unitarian Universalist gay/bisexual men. Canopy Club, U, 9pm Movement of UrbanaCorn Desert Ramblers wed, feb 4 Champaign, U, 7pm fundraisers Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., A discussion about the live music FriendShop Used Book U, 9pm sources of various reliStore Open Donnie Heitler gious traditions. Champaign Public Library, dj Great Impasta, C, 6pm support groups C, 2:30pm Free Love Tuesday with Traditional Irish Music Used books for $1 or less, DJ Motion Session Among Women: A Lesbiplus CDs, videos, and Boltini Lounge, C, 9:30pm Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm an and Bisexual Women’s DVDs for $1.50, along “Dusty Music” DJ Delayney Ryan Leatherman Jazz Support Group with gift items. Mike ‘n’ Molly’s, C, Combo Asian American Cultural 10:15pm, $1 Iron Post, U, 7pm Center, U, 5pm classes & workJam Session — Commu- Coming Out Support shops concert nity Center for the Arts Group Free Bike Repair Classes, Ingrid Fliter Lincoln Square Mall, U, Illini Union, U, 7pm Open Hours, Bike Sales Krannert Center for the 7:30pm, $5 Safe place to listen, talk Urbana-Champaign InPerforming Arts, U, 7:30pm, Rocket Science and learn about sexual dependent Media Center, $37, $32 seniors, $25 stuSenator’s Bar & Grill, Saidentity and coming out U, 3pm dents, $20 UI and youth voy, 8pm issues.

venues Aroma Café 118 N. Neil, C. 356-3200 Ü Assembly Hall 1800 S. First, C. 3335000 Ü Bacaro 113 N. Walnut, C. 3986982 Ü Barfly 120 N. Neil, C. 352-9756 Ü Bar Louie 510 E. John, C. 328-3700 Ü The Blind Pig 120 N. Walnut, C. 3981532 Ü Bentley’s Pub 419 N. Neil, C. 359-7977 Ü Boardman’s Art Theatre 126 W. Church St., C. 355-0068 Ü Borders Books & Music 802 W. Town Center Blvd, C. 351-9011 Ü It’s Brothers Bar & Grill 613 E. Green, C. 328-5531 Ü Boltini Lounge 211 N. Neil, C. 378-8001 Ü The Brass Rail 15 E. University, C. 352-7512 Ü Bunny’s Tavern 119 W. Water Street, U. 367-8175 Ü Café Kopi 109 N. Walnut, C. 359-4266 Ü Caffe Paradiso 801 S. Lincoln Ave., U. 384-6066 Ü The Canopy Club 708 S. Goodwin Ave, U. 367-3140 Ü Cinema Gallery 120 West Main, U. 3673711 Ü Chester Street Bar 63 E. Chester, C. 356-5607 Ü The Clybourne 706 S. Sixth, C. 383-1008 Ü C.O. Daniels 608 E. Daniel, C. 337-7411 Ü Curtis Orchard 3902 S. Duncan, C. 359-5565 Ü Early American Museum 600 N. Lombard, Mahomet. 586-2612 Ü E’llusions 207 W. Clark, C. 781-0504 Ü Embassy Tavern & Grill 114 S. Race Street, U. 384-9526 Ü Esquire Lounge 106 N. Walnut, C. 398-5858 Ü Fallon’s Ice House 703 N. Prospect, C. 398-5760 Ü Farren’s Pub & Eatery 308 N. Randolph, C. 359-6977 Ü Fire Haus 708 S. Sixth, C. 344-4171 Ü The FuBar Lounge 306 E. Green, C. 384-0500 Ü Geovantis 401 E. Green, C. 344-4600 Ü The Great Impasta 114 W. Church, C. 359-7377 Ü Green Street Café 35 E. Green, C. 367-6844 Ü Bar Giuliani 608 E. Green, C. 344-5374 Ü Guido’s 2 E. Main, C. 359-3148 Ü Heartland Gallery 112 W. Main, U. 337-4767 Ü The Highdive 51 Main, C. 356-2337 Ü Huber’s 1312 W. Church, C. 352-0606 Ü Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH 805 W. Pennsylvania, U. 244-3344 Ü Illini Inn 901 S. Fourth, C. 344-5209 Ü Independent Media Center 202 S. Broadway Ave, U. 344-8820 Ü The Iron Post 120 S. Race Street, U. 337-POST Ü Jillian’s

Billiards Club 1201 S. Neil, C. 355-2800 Ü Joe’s Brewery 706 Fifth, C. 384-1790 Ü Jupiter’s Pizzieria & Billiards 39 E. Main, C. 398-5988 Ü Kam’s 618. E. Daniel, C. 337-3300 Ü KoFusion 1 E. Main, C. 531-1166 Ü Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive, C. 244-0516 Ü Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin, U. 333-6700 Ü La Casa Cultural Latina 1203 W. Nevada, U. 333-4950 Ü Legends 522 E. Green, C. 355-7674 Ü McKinley Church & Foundation 809 S. Fifth, C. 3440297 Ü Memphis on Main 55 E. Main, C. 398-1097 Ü Mike ‘n Molly’s 105 N. Market, C.355-1236 Ü Murphy’s Pub 604 E. Green, C. 352-7275 Ü The Office 14 W. Main, U. 344-7608 Ü The Office II 302 S. Country Fair Dr., C. 398-6332 Ü OPENSOURCE Art 12 E. Washington, C. Ü Pages For All Ages 1201 Savo Plaza, Savoy. 351-7243 Ü Parkland College Theatre 2400 West Bradley Ave, C. 351-2528 Ü Radio Maria 119 N Walnut, C. 398-7729 Ü Radmaker’s Billiard and Sports Bar 4 E. Holden, Tolono. 485-3531 Ü Rantoul Theater 914 Arends Boulevard, Rantoul. 892-1121 Ü Rock’s 25 E. Springfield, C. 359-2660 Ü Rose Bowl Tavern 106 N. Race Street, U. 367-7031 Ü Silvercreek Restaurant 402 N. Race Street, U. 328-3402 Ü Soma Ultra Lounge 320 N. Neil, C. 359-7662 Ü Springer Cultural Center 301 N. Randolph, C. 398-2376 Ü Spurlock Museum 600 S. Gregory, U. 333-2360 Ü The Station Theatre 223 N. Broadway, U. 384-4000 Ü Station 211 211 E. Green, C. 367-9915 Ü Todd & Johns 201 N. Broadway Ave, U. 367-0904 Ü Tracks Sports Bar and Nightclub 116 N Chestnut, C. 355-8595 Ü Tumble Inn Tavern 302 S. Neil, C. 356-0012 Ü University YMCA 1001 S. Wright, C. 217-337-1500 Ü Urbana Civic Center 108 East Water St., U. 384-2375 Ü Virginia Theatre 203 W. Park, C. 356-9053 Ü Wind Water and Light Gallery 10 E. Main, C. 378-8586 Ü Zorba’s Restaurant 627 E. Green, C. 344-0710

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Spring 2009

Advocacy & Leadership

Martial Arts

Health & Wellness

Writing the Personal Statement for Law School Applications

Kiyojute Ryu Kempo

Zen Meditation for a Stress-Free Life**

Instructor: Dr. Stephen C. Shafer Course Fee: $25 Materials Fee: $5 paid to instructor at 1st class Dates: TU; Feb 10 - Mar 10 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Energy & The Environment: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know Instructor: Suhail Barot Dates: TU; Feb 10 - Mar 24

Course Fee: $40 Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

Introduction to Web Design Instructor: Mike Stephens Dates: W; Feb 11- Mar 11

Course Fee: $10 Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

Instructor: Alan Creech Course Fee: $20 Dates: M/W; Feb 9 - Apr 15 Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Shuri-Ryu Karate Instructor: Courtney E. Kuhl Dates: M/W; Feb 9 - Apr 15

Course Fee: $25 Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

Instructor: Clark Brooks Dates: M/W; Feb 9 - Apr 15

Course Fee: $30 Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Chen-style Taichiquan 24 Forms

Instructor: John Setterlund Dates: M; Mar 9 - Apr 6

Instructor: Chang-Hua Chen Course Fee: $60 Dates: TU; Feb 10 - Apr 14 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Dance Ballroom Dance I


Session 3 Dates: M; Mar 9 - Apr 20

Course Fee: $40 Time: 7:40-8:50 PM

Instructor: Jacob Nachsin Dates: TU; Feb 10 - Apr 14

Session 4 Dates: TU; Mar 10 - Apr 21

Course Fee: $40 Time: 6:30-7:40 PM

Philippine Cooking

Course Fee: $40 Time: 6:30-7:40 PM

Intermediate Ballroom Dance I Session 1 Dates: M; Feb 2 - Mar 2

Course Fee: $40 Time: 7:40-8:50 PM

Instructor: Jason Finkelman Course Fee: $20/session or $55/all 3 sessions

Course Fee: $10 Time: 5:00-6:00 PM

Dates: W; Session Mar 11, 18 1

Session 2

Winter Tree Identification

Course Fee: $40 Time: 6:30-7:40 PM

Session 2 Dates: TH; Mar 12 - Apr 9

Course Fee: $40 Time: 6:30-7:40 PM

Merengue, Mambo, and Salsa Session 1 Dates: TH; Feb 5 - Mar 5 Session 2 Dates: TH; Mar 12 - Apr 9

Course Fee: $40 Time: 7:40-8:50 PM Course Fee: $40 Time: 7:40-8:50 PM

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Instructor: Dave Beck Course Fee: $5 Materials Fee: $3.50 paid to instructor at 1st class Dates/Time: TH; Feb 26; 5:30-7:30 PM

International Student Seminar Series sponsored by The English Center Course Fee: Registration Fee ONLY Dates: W; Feb 18, Mar 4, Mar 18, Apr 1, Apr 15 Time: 12:00-1:00 PM



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Knitting for the New and Not So New**

Session 1 Dates:TU; Mar 10 - Apr 21

Session 1 Dates: TH; Feb 5 - Mar 5

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Dates: W; Apr 15, 22

Intermediate Ballroom Dance II


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Articulating Your Unitarian Universalist Faith** Instructor: Elizabeth Marsh Dates: W; Apr 1 - Apr 29

Registration begins: January 26.

Instructor: Aurora Villacorta Course Fee: $35 Materials Fee: $20 paid to instructor at 1st class Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

Instructor: Brigitte Pieke Course Fee:$15/session Dates: TH; Feb 12 - Apr 16

Course Fee: $40 Time: 7:40-8:50 PM

The Destiny of America and the Promise of World Peace Instructor: Carlton Mills Dates: W; Feb 11-25

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Instructor: Carlton Mills Dates:W; Mar 4 - 11

Course Fee: $40 Time: 7:40-8:50 PM

Session 2 Dates: M; Mar 9 - Apr 20

Course Fee: $60 Time: 6:30-8:00 PM

Music in the Moment

Session 2 Dates: TU; Feb 3 - Mar 3

Course Fee: $40 Time: 6:30-7:40 PM

Instructor: Weimo Zhu Dates: M/W; Feb 9 - Apr 15

Ruhi 1: Reflections on the Life of the Spirit

Course Fee: $40 Time: 6:30-7:40 PM

Session 1 Dates: TU; Feb 3 - Mar 3

Qi-Gong for Wellness

Diverse Diversions

Session 1 Dates: M; Feb 2 - Mar 2

Ballroom Dance II

Instructor: Ann Lucia Chan Course Fee: $15/session or $60/all 4 sessions Dates: TU; Feb 10 - Mar 3 Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Beginning Karate for Adults

Living and Working in Palestine Course Fee: $10 Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

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Ortho-Bionomy Self-Care Exercises Course Fee: $20 Time: 8:00-10:00 PM

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Free Will Astrology ARIES

(March 21-April 19):

Don’t tell me you have nothing to be thankful for, Aries. Your parents could have named you “Hooligan” or “Lightsaber” or “Flu,” and they didn’t. There are no photos floating around the Internet that show you riding a pig in the nude. No one has ever broken up with you via text message. Now please keep going in the direction I’ve pointed you. Count your blessings up to at least 101. Create an ongoing list of all the things in your life that work pretty well and make you feel at home in the world. Why do this now? Because it’s Massive Explosions of Gratitude Week for you -- a time when you can attract even more good fortune into your life by aggressively identifying the good fortune you already enjoy.


(April 20-May 20):

Sometimes a great idea whose time has come springs up in two or more places at once. In the 1850s, for instance, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace independently happened upon some of the key concepts of evolution. And in the 1840s, mathematicians Urbain Le Verrier and John Couch Adams virtually duplicated each other’s predictions of the previously unknown planet Neptune, although they knew nothing about each other’s work. I suspect a similar phenomenon is about to happen in your own sphere, Taurus. Act fast if you’d like to get as much credit as you deserve, like Darwin and Le Verrier, and not suffer the fate of Wallace and Adams, whose efforts were more invisible.


(May 21-June 20):

Before she died at the age of 101, photographer Ruth Bernhard attributed her longevity to her restlessness. “Never get used to anything,” she advised. I recommend that approach to you right now, Gemini. You’re in a phase of your astrological cycle when thinking big and wild and free will be rewarded. To improve your physical health and boost your mental hygiene, unfamiliarize yourself with the people and things you’ve grown accustomed to. Sneak away from your habits. Disrupt and tamper with your normal responses. Find good excuses to be unpredictable.


(June 21-July 22):


(July 23-Aug. 22):

“We are all stupid,” wrote Mark Twain, “just on different subjects.” Ain’t that the truth? Sometimes I get overwhelmed when I think about all the blanks in my education and the ignorance that pockmarks my understanding. The good news for me -- and for all of you, my fellow Cancerians -- is that we’re now in an astrological phase that’s ideal for getting a crash course in any subject we’re dumb about. If you’re brave and humble, you could fix several holes in your intelligence. You should definitely not attempt to re-route a mighty river anytime soon. I don’t recommend trying to change the location of a mountain, either, or commanding the wind to obey you, or shooting a flaming arrow at the sun. On the other hand, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to turn one of your so-called liabilities into an asset or use a stumbling block as a shield. And you might have pretty good luck if you try to convert an adversary into an ally or move sideways in order to advance your pet cause. In conclusion, Leo, seek modest gains that involve reversals and switcheroos.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22):

“If you removed all of the homosexuals and homosexual influence from what is generally regarded as American culture,” said author Fran Lebowitz, “you would pretty much be left with [the TV game show] ‘Let’s Make A Deal.’” That’s an exaggeration, of course, but it contains a large grain of truth. I offer this as a prod for you to deepen your understanding of the complexities of gender, Virgo. Astrologically speaking, it’s an excellent time to do so. If you identify yourself as a heterosexual, meditate on the qualities you express that are commonly thought of as the specialty of the opposite sex. Consider the possibility that you are actually 65 percent female, 25 percent male, and 10 percent neither, or maybe 15 percent female, 70 percent male, and 15 percent transgender. If you regard yourself as gay, explore the hypothesis that a part of you is secretly kind of straight. Open your mind to the possibility that human beings come in hundreds of different genders.

j o n e s i n ’ 

Jan 29 – Feb 4


  “J u s t A d d V o d k a ”--M i x i n g

it up a little.

by Matt Jones

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22):

Poet Jack Spicer was a native Californian who wrote most of his poetry while living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He did, however, spend a short time on the East Coast. “Like most primitive cultures,” he reported after returning home, “New York has no feeling for nonsense.” I don’t agree with that assessment. Some of the best nonsense I ever experienced transpired during a November night in 2005 on New York’s West 23rd Street. In any case, Libra, your assignment in the coming week is to avoid primitive environments that have no feeling for nonsense. You need a maximum dose of silly, goofy, loopy bursts of diversion. I promise it’ll make you both smarter and wiser.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21):


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21):


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19):

Your world is going to get very wet in the coming days. At least I hope it will. There are wrong moves you could make that would keep things pretty dry, or else move you away from the imminent deluge. But I hope you will go with the cosmic flow and allow yourself to get the full benefit of the replenishing flood. In my astrological opinion, you need to feel the deep moisture that’s beyond language. You need to be carried along in the fertile surge and returned to the source of your emotional life. “If your actions speak louder than words,” rants TV pundit Stephen Colbert, “then you’re not yelling loudly enough.” That’s a funnier variant of the advice I have for you, Sagittarius, which is as follows: The coming week is a time for crafty talk, not impulsive deeds; a time for intense discussion, not brash exploits. Engaging in almost any kind of negotiation, even if it’s heated and convoluted, is better than leaping into an adventure prematurely. It’s my opinion that you and yours will have to express a lot of ideas and feelings in order to uncover the understandings that should be at the root of your next moves. Studies suggest that one out of every 10 men and one out of every 20 women carry around an excess of anger -- so much so that they’re capable of damaging property in an outburst. If you’re one of these rage-aholics, Capricorn, you now have a window of opportunity to calm way, way down. The cosmos is conspiring to relieve you of a significant amount of your chronic aggravation. And even if you’re not among the world’s most furious people, I hope you will take advantage of this grace period. You have the power to purge at least 20 percent of the ever-simmering agitation that you accept as normal. How to begin? Meditate on what it would mean for you to love yourself better.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18):

“The seed cannot sprout upwards without simultaneously sending roots into the ground,” says an ancient Egyptian proverb. Keep that thought in mind as you head into the thick of your new phase of growth, Aquarius. What part of you needs to deepen as you rise up? What growth needs to unfold in the hidden places as you gravitate toward the light? How can you go about balancing and stabilizing your ascension with a downward penetration?


(Feb. 19-March 20):

According to Harper’s Index, an Iowa farmer can generate an annual revenue of $300 per quarter acre by growing corn to produce ethanol. If the farmer instead puts a wind turbine on that same patch of land, however, he could earn $10,000 per year. I urge you to meditate on that scenario as a metaphor for your own life, Pisces. Are you underutilizing one of your resources? Are you failing to fully capitalize on your potentials? Have you accepted a low-yield reward in a situation that could bring you much, much more? If so, what are you going to do about it? Homework

Explore the possibility that there are things you don’t know about your deepest desires. Testify at

Solution in Classifieds.


1 R.R. stop 4 “Eureka!” 7 March 17 honoree, for short 12 Actress Madeline of “Young Frankenstein” 13 Swimmer in the 1984 and 2008 Olympic Games 16 Racing dog attempts to sleep really close? 18 It may take many people to clean them up 19 Supervisor 20 Punch-to-the-gut noise 21 Lawn ornaments with hats 23 Gorbachev was its last leader: abbr. 25 Keep in place, like an article of clothing 29 Maine resident’s swamps? 33 “Lost” actor Daniel ___ Kim 34 Like first, second, or third 35 Physics unit 37 Servant’s complaint about serving a British queen one course of a meal? 40 Annual plant that produces many future plants, as its name would suggest 41 Home theater component, maybe 42 Quaint, in a rural kind of way 45 No. on a business card 46 Green movement’s concern: abbr. 47 Sweep up, say 53 Lazy place to store your tools in the kitchen? 56 Dinner mix with a glove on the box 57 Barely manages, with “out” 58 Flat boats 59 ___-cone (carnival treat) 60 Airport security org.


1 Draped dress 2 It’s promoted as infallible truth 3 These days 4 Hoo-has 5 Frau’s domain 6 Barack Obama’s Secretary of Education ___ Duncan

7 City map lines: abbr. 8 Blouse, e.g. 9 Free, in legal circles 10 “Get ___, you two!” 11 High-strung 12 23-across’s CIA counterpart 14 They take up space in the newspaper 15 Leaky radiator noise 17 “The Girls Next Door” magnate, familiarly 21 Gil who played Buck Rogers 22 In a grand way 23 West Coast sch. with a sister campus in Berkeley 24 Automaker headquartered in Trollhattan, Sweden 25 Haughty 26 Country singer Arnold and reggae singer Grant, for two 27 Stop on ___ 28 ___ cavae (vessels near hearts) 30 Sits after microwaving 31 What vain people think may get them far in life 32 Fastened 36 Mazda minivan around since the late 1980s 38 It may fall near acorns 39 “Rainbow” dessert 42 Suffix after song or snooze 43 Happen 44 “___ Doone” (1869 novel) 45 Florida baseball team, on some scoreboards: abbr. 47 WWW address 48 Doesn’t guzzle 49 Fifty-fifty 50 Inflatable bed company 51 “I ___ debt of gratitude to...” 52 Chivas USA’s sports org. 54 Monogram of the United States’ fattest president 55 ___ Moines, Iowa

Jan 29 – feb 04 09

FebruarY DanCe Krannert art museum and Japan house join faculty artist rebecca nettl-fiol to reconstruct her elegant Paper Song, a work performed within a large-scale white paper sculpture constructed by Japanese visiting artist Kyoko ibe. new works by faculty artists renée Wadleigh and linda lehovec and alumnus Paul singh will be inspired by a stark, white stage gleaming with possibility as Tere o’Connor installs a “silent cube” in the lobby. Th-sa, feb 5-7 at 7:30pm Colwell Playhouse


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a n d a n ot h e r t h i n g


by Michael Coulter

We Interrupt This Broadcast ... ... to bring you ads, ads and more ads I watch too much television. There are probably many people who could say something along those lines, and I’m sure they would also be correct in saying such a thing. The problem is I used to just feel I was wasting time, even though I’m not sure what else I would do that would be considered in any way constructive. I mean, let’s be honest, most of the other choices I would have made could have been far worse … trust me. Anyway, the problem with TV now is that it has actually begun to anger me. It’s not necessarily the shows or the content, it’s mostly all the advertising crap that’s flying on the screen almost every single freaking second of every single freaking show. So Sunday afternoon, I quickly gave up on all the little household chores I was mulling over in my head and decided to see what was on the TV. As usual, there wasn’t really all that much, but a movie was just starting that I’d never seen, so I figured what the piss, it’s either this or a night of ill-advised cocktailing, so I settled in. The movie was The DaVinci Code. I’d tried to read the book a few years ago, and contrary to what almost everyone was telling me I should think, it really didn’t do all that much for me. At least, the first 15 pages I read and reread seven or eight times didn’t do all that much for me. Still, I thought I should give the movie a chance because one of the stars in it was that sort of hot chick from that movie Amelie. Tom Hanks was also in it. Quite frankly, neither of them was as good-looking as I remembered. So before we get much further, let me just talk about the movie itself. It was sort like going out drinking. It starts out OK, and it’s just fun enough to make me think I’m going to enjoy it. Somewhere in the middle, it gets a tad monotonous, and then finally at the end, there have been a few exciting twists and turns, but overall, I’m mostly just confused and I wished I’d done something else. The real problem wasn’t with the movie itself, however. Somewhere in there, I noticed that characters for other shows on the TNT network were popping into the corner of the screen. I’m sure it was happening for quite a while, but I just didn’t notice. Suddenly, I did. It’s a somewhat exciting part of the movie, and I’m trying to figure out exactly what is going on, when two little guys walk from one side of the screen to the other, play a

little grabass in the bottom left corner, then wave and walk off. Apparently, they’re plugging their upcoming series called Trust Me, which is also on TNT. Initially, I thought someone was sneaking up on Tom Hanks. Now I’m not a complete moron, and I quickly surmised that these two little characters weren’t actually a part of the movie I was watching, but it was still beyond annoying. I suppose I didn’t mind all that much being manipulated subliminally, but once I was aware of the advertising, it was all I could think about. Seriously, it wasn’t as if I had to focus all that hard to be annoyed. The same two dickheads walked across the movie every 10 damned minutes. I wasn’t going to watch their stupid-assed show to begin with, but now I’m going to tell others to do the same. In between the wandering jackasses, the lower third of the TNT screen would also point out that I was currently watching The DaVinci Code and that the SAG Awards were on next. I have to be honest. It really felt like TNT was trying to get a commitment from me that I wasn’t really ready to give. “OK, if we place our promos right and have interesting programs, no one will ever be able to switch channels or even shut their TVs off. We can rule the world!” I should have just switched to the Home Shopping Network. At least they aren’t so sneaky in trying to manipulate me. It’s just enough already. You can’t watch a movie without crap on the bottom of the screen. Every newscast actually scrolls other news at the bottom of the screen while they tell us about the news. Out of nowhere, the basketball coverage will switch to a more interesting game. It’s strange. It seems like we would become less intelligent without enough information, but it seems as though we’ve hit the point of diminishing return. We see so much going on that we don’t know what the hell is going on. I get that TV is a tough business and it’s a good idea to draw in as many viewers as possible if you want to stay on the air and make some money. To me, though, the best way to do that is to have some good programming and some good promos for it during the commercials. It also might be nice not to show the same movies 20 times a week, but that’s a different rant for another day. Broadcasters, for some reason, seem to think that all of us viewers have a very short attention span and we need to be stimulated with constant information. They’re probably right. After all, they’re the ones who made us that way.

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