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ON READBUZZ.COM ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: The Illini marching band season is winding down, and Clara offers a behind the scenes look at their end-of-season shenanigans. Read her column, online this week!

MOVIES & TV: Women’s History Month is coming to an end, visit readbuzz.com to check out Syd Slobodnik’s Hidden Gem column. All month he has covered films directed by women.

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FOOD & DRINK: Jasmine’s column is quirky, fun and always filled with great recipes. Check it out on Saturday as she cooks her way through her favorite websites.

MUSIC: Check out our review of George Barnett’s new album 17 Days, along with a new Playlist and a new Selected Song.

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This week online, Karolina admits that, despite encouragement, sometimes it is hard to feel unique. We all feel like we are conforming once in a while, and sometimes we really are. But there is no need to beat yourself up about following the herd sometimes. Being unique is more than one-upping everyone else on the originality factor; it comes from loving yourself.

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EDITOR’S NOTE SAMANTHA BAKALL

The long haul to the end of the semester has begun. The prospect of spring break has come and gone, and the only thing left between me and lying outside on my porch is six weeks of homework. And convincing myself that the beautiful, sunny weather outside is actually the last thing I want to be enjoying. But thankfully, at least for this week, I can live off the slight high that comes from being on vacation for a week. I spent my spring break eating in Chicago and New York. I know that sounds a little weird, but besides chewing and digesting, I did very little. Typically when you go on vacation, people always list off the places they visited and the sights they saw. My list is composed of restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores, a hair salon and one theatre on Broadway. My mom and I go on these foodie trips every year. We pick somewhere in the U.S. that has an interesting food scene, find all the restaurants we want to eat at there and then get going. So far, we’ve eaten our way through Portland, Ore.; Seattle, Wash.; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; San Francisco, Calif.; and New York City, N.Y. Traveling for food is a really great way to see a city and meet some really interesting individuals. People who really love food are a kind unto their own. We can talk for hours about how dishes are prepared the same way sports fans talk player stats. It’s difficult to find someone sometimes who appreciates food and eating the way I do. Would I give up heat for a week to save up for a really awesome dinner? Totally. I can’t say I’ve met too many people who would do the same. Actually, I don’t know if I’ve ever met anyone who has even mildly considered that. Food-wise, spring break was really successful. I ate the most righteous plate of chicken and lamb shawarma from a street cart, had a mindblowingly amazing bowl of pasta at Eataly and ate way too much fried chicken for my own good. Was it gluttonous and overindulgent? Completely. But so worth it.


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“Red pill or blue pill?” Morpheus asks Neo in The Matrix. The blue pill would allow Neo to wake up in blissful ignorance, while the red pill would let him travel down the rabbit hole. At least Neo had a choice about the pill — women in the U.S. are yearning for that simple right with contraceptives. Because a law student at Georgetown University advocated for the school’s health insurance policy to cover birth control, she was fiercely attacked and named a “slut” by very vocalized conservatives, such as the radio personality Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh stated that if taxpayers would be theoretically paying for sex, then videos of these sexual acts should be posted on the internet. These hurtful statements demean women into sexual objects and nothing more. What kind of backwards society are we living in if we cannot recognize the worth of women past their sexuality? Contraceptives serve three main purposes: to regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle, to alleviate cramps and to prevent pregnancy. It is a woman’s prerogative to be in control of her own body. To have the Senate try to overturn Obama’s mandate that companies provide preventive health care to women, where only 17 out of 100 senators are women, is ridiculous. Women have not lost their voices; their voices are simply being silenced in this ongoing contraception controversy.

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» Spring weather: I don’t know why, but every year I falsely claim to enjoy winter. I’m not sure whether it’s the magic of the season’s first snowfall or that unique brand of nostalgia I feel around Christmas time that fools me, but I know that as soon as mid-January hits, I’m ready for spring. Do you remember spring, the first season of the calendar year when everything’s not dead, frozen and depressing? That’s what we’re experiencing right now, and it’s glorious. Something about not getting blown over by wind as I walk along Green Street has really brightened my spirits as of late, and the best part is that it’s only going to get better. In the last few weeks, record high temperatures have allowed me to rediscover the joys of wearing shorts, crossing the quad in the sunlight and hanging out on my balcony. I no longer have to endure an uncomfortable trek every time I want to go to class in the morning. I can go out at night without worrying if I’ll be inebriated enough to withstand the cold without a jacket. I can walk downtown to Exile on Main Street and enjoy the graffiti along the way. And perhaps most outrageously, I’m actually excited for the Cubs to begin playing again. If it were up to me, it would be spring all year round. I guess the one consolation of going to school in the Midwest where the weather sucks for eight months a year is that it’s a lot easier to focus on classes without the idea of having fun outside distracting you. I have no idea how kids out at UCLA or Miami do it because I definitely wouldn’t be able to. NICK MARTIN MANAGING EDITOR

GRIPES » That time a girl called me a coward: The reason “coward” is such a good word is because it’s not often used, but when it is used, it’s often used aptly. Nobody gets called a coward wrongly, is what I mean. One time in high school, I had to have an armed guard escort me to class (for details, see buzz Mag. Issue 666 vol. 69). As I was walking through the cafeteria, this girl yelled, “Coward!” Is standing behind a bigger, tougher armed escort cowardly? Yes, usually. Get out of here, girl with the voice! » That time a guy called me a slob: I was eating two ears of corn on the cob (simultaneously because I needed to save time) and somebody told me the way butter gets in my beard is an act of “disgusting slobbery.” Really? Seems harsh. I’d say it’s gross, but not disgusting,and definitely not slobbish. Screw you, Uncle Pete! » That time a girl called me a pretty bitch: I’m not a pretty bitch. I know it and she knows it. Lay off, Mom! buzz

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What You Will Shakespeare Company Puts on The Spanish Tragedy

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f college students love anything more than spring, beer and ramen, it’s blood, knives and betrayal. The Spanish Tragedy has all the makings of a regular Facebook spat. The What You Will Shakespeare Company, better

known for their strictly Shakespearean plays, is going off the beaten path to present a work by another well-known playwright, Thomas Kyd. Mark Pajor, a sophomore majoring in Creative Writing, is the director as well as the president of the entire company. Celia Mueller, the assistant director as well as a sophomore in English, offered insight into the choice of the play. Pajor actually read the play before and did not get around to finishing it. His curiosity prompted Mueller and himself to put on the show. “This is something that Shakespeare drew a lot on and has really influenced just tragedies in general,” Mueller explained. Her statement is fairly accurate, as Kyd’s structure of a play-within-a-play along with a revenge-seeking ghost has lent itself to popular Shakespearean works like Hamlet. The plot itself concerns the Spanish officer Don Andrea and his death at the hands of the captured Portuguese prince, Balthazar. Andrea’s ghost ridicules the lack of justice in the world as he is accompanied by the embodiment of revenge. Throughout the series of events, the pair comments on the action unfolding before them. Every character in the

production deals with feelings of vengeance or suffers its effects at some point. Despite its name, The Spanish Tragedy is not simply violence and heartbreak. Kyd slips in a nice joke every now and then. Megan Scharlau, a freshman in East Asian Language and already a seasoned veteran in What You Will on the executive board, portrays the infamous embodiment of revenge. Although her role calls for much composure, she manages to slip in humor to lighten up the play. “I get really bored in one scene. I might just take a little snooze onstage,” Scharlau stated jokingly. Pajor and Mueller coach the cast extensively to get their point across since Elizabethan plays are often difficult to interpret. Before practice, the company performs several warm-ups to relax and sharpen their enunciation. At one point, the duo advised the actors to find the differences in emotion between words and portray the characters in a lively, intriguing manner. After observing a practice, it was clear that these notes were truly taken to heart by the entire cast. From the spirited Bel-imperia, who must bring her lover’s killer to justice, to the caring father Hieronimo, who tries to avenge his son Horatio’s death; the actors bring the motivations

and feelings of the characters alive. Scharlau said, “We did character work, and we talked about what all our characters’ objectives were and what all was going on in all the scenes. That helped.” Aside from practice, the company regularly gets together to bond over movies and meals. Not only are they very welcoming, but they also accept an abundance of majors into productions. Maggie Ivancic, a freshman majoring in Math, explains that this is her first theatre experience in college. She is incredibly thrilled that she was able to get her foot back in the door and expressed her excitement to see the play in its full run. Furthermore, Ivancic was impressed at the variety of individuals cast in the production. “It’s a bunch of different majors, so it’s a lot of people with different interests, so I think that’s good because it gives different perspective on how to do things,” Ivancic said. The Spanish Tragedy runs on March 30th and 31st at 8 p.m. each night. Its tantalizing and mysterious plot is sure to entertain audiences of any major. This is one tragedy that you will not want to miss. “For here though death doth end their misery, I’ll there begin their endless tragedy,” Revenge warns.

skating for a title The Illinois Skating team ends their season with an eighth place finish at nationals by Julie Homerding The Illinois synchronized ice skating team may not have been in Champaign wearing green on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day this year, but they still had good luck in the Irish town of Boston, Mass., placing 8th out of 13 teams at the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. With a final score of 62.09, the IllinoiSkating team ended the season with their best score, said skater Jasmine Janicki. “After we got our results, we were all just really happy and excited,” Janicki said. “We got the highest score we had all season, so we were all just thrilled to see that all our hard work had paid off.” Some skaters had competed at a national competition before, while others had not. With this being the first time for some of her teammates, Morgan Maher comforted them. “I tried to make sure that the girls stayed calm and enjoyed everything about nationals,” Maher said. “I encouraged them to get the most out of the experience, because not many athletes can say that they have competed at a national level before and you never know if you will ever be able to go again.” Janicki, who had never competed at the national level before, admitted to feeling jitters, but she was too excited for anything to keep her out of focus. 4

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“Skating at nationals for the first time is very hard to explain. I have never skated at a venue that large or in front of that many people,” Janciki said. “It was an amazing experience to have.” The 2011-2012 program theme was based on telling secrets and getting caught up in the act, Janicki said. “Our music is a mix of the theme song from the show Pretty Little Liars, ‘Rumor Has It’ by Adele, and ‘Something to Talk About,’” she said. With red costumes, nails and lips, the team was ready to take on the ice at nationals to give it their all, Maher said. “We worked extremely hard just to make it, and I was just really excited to show everyone our program,” she said. “Before our performance, I was just so ready to skate,” Janicki said. “That was the moment I have been working 15 years to reach, and I just wanted to skate my hardest and leave it all out there on the ice. I actually started tearing up during our ending pose — I couldn’t believe how well we skated.” Maher said the most important strengths the team had at Nationals were communication and coming together with each other. “One of our biggest strengths is our communication on the ice. When you are skating a program, it is very important to communicate,

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and we did that very well at nationals,” Maher said. “Everyone encourages and motivates each other to perform to the best of their abilities.” This season, coach Shawna Ludy focused on bringing what she said was a very diverse team together. “You have so many different personalities,” Ludy said. “Just bringing everyone together is really difficult.” Placing 8th out of 13 at nationals with the highest score of the season proved that the team found their niche for the season, Maher explained.

“Our performance at nationals had a calm feeling to it. Everything in the program just worked,” Maher said. “We were able to just perform and have fun. We weren’t worried about an element not working or a part of the program being rough.” With nationals marking the end to this season, Janicki said she has high expectations for next season. “I would like to come into the season from the start stronger than we have in the past,” she said. “Just start off the season with a real presence.”


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ravo, Channing Tatum. Guess who finally found his Hollywood niche? After all, we all know he was not fooling anyone with his infamous squirrel-esque mustache in The Son of No One. And although he did not fare terribly in the romantic drama flick Dear John, it did seem that his abs of steel were the most impressive feature he brought to the table. As it turns out, Tatum taking a step back and a few lessons from on-screen partner Jonah Hill returned an unexpected result. Tatum is funny. 21 Jump Street features two cops, Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum), whose failure to read an arrestee his Miranda rights results in their placement in an undercover cop agency on 21 Jump Street. Their first task is to infiltrate and take down a synthetic drug ring at Sagan High School while impersonating students themselves. Both cops expect to play the cool guy and geek guy, respectively, as they did in high school. However, the moment they step foot on school grounds, Schmidt and Jenko realize that they were sorely mistaken. The social dynamics of high school have changed since they graduated — by a lot. As opposed to playing the new hot guy in town, which film buffs expect Tatum to play,

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he tries hanging out with a new genre of characters entirely — the nerds. If you never expected Tatum to sport a nerdy biology sweatshirt or get excited about playing Japanese collectible card games, you are in for a surprise. Instead of disregarding his good looks, Tatum asserts his assets and even pokes fun at them, which is actually hilarious. Though the flick has a busy plot, it works. Hill and Tatum have amazing chemistry, really. On screen, they are inseparable partners. In fact, the tone of their arguments is reminiscent of Rush

Hour’s Carter and Lee with their consistent bickering and unwavering bromance. Overall, they make the perfect unconventional duo that America’s comedy films need. And 21 Jump Street was the motion picture that America’s films needed, period. Certainly, Hollywood did not need a revival of the ’80s crime series in a parody. But between the sexual addiction dramas and Daniel Radcliffe horror movies released earlier this year, Hollywood’s comedic department was lacking, to say the least. Way to go, 21 Jump Street!

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Average American adolescence and deadly combative war games are strangely analogous. High schools round up juveniles and force them to compete with one another in mental and physical challenges; then, young people are assigned rank numbers and scores that determine their place in general society. Usually, teens enjoy the opportunity to destroy their peers — watch a varsity girls basketball game for proof. Teens want to kill each other. If you follow this idea to its macabre conclusion, you’re guaranteed some interesting young adult fiction — like Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins’s best selling novel that has been adapted by Gary Ross for the big screen. In a dystopian future, the government pacifies its angry citizens with teenage gladiatorial combat. Every year, 24 teens are sent to a virtual jungle and expected to kill one another. The film’s protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, is a tough hunter girl from a poor mining town; unsurprisingly, Katniss is chosen for the eponymous war games. The world of Hunger Games is one destroyed by pollution and owned by corporations — so, America in 20ish years. The fighting teens participate in the reality TV spectacle in hopes of obtaining corporate sponsorship. It’s all quite bleak, but in a fun Hollywood blockbuster way. Ross shoots the film like a digital documentary. Handheld cameras capture every scene with

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tight close-ups and claustrophobic framing. This allows Ross to control how much action we get to see — important, because it’s still taboo to show teens murdering one another while maintaining a PG-13 rating. However, the gonzo film style also makes the film feel more personal and kinetic; with ample POV shots, the movie really makes the viewer feel like they’re in the movie. Killer sound design adds to the effect. Hunger Games takes advantage of the theater space in a way every blockbuster should. Of course, the film is not without flaws. It’s almost two and a half hours long with 20 minutes

of filler. Liam Hemsworth’s character seems to only exist as teen girl eye candy. And like many young adult novel adaptations, the dialogue is painfully lame. Plus, as many reviewers have mentioned, the book/film borrows heavily from Koushun Takami’s cult classic, Battle Royale (which is both more violent and more interesting). But alas, with record smashing pre-screening seat sellouts, Hunger Games is a part of the zeitgeist. See it, see the sequels, buy the books, and buy the merchandise, too. Then one day, we can live in a hyper-capitalist dystopia just like the movie! buzz

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foolish treats A history and recommended funny treats for April Fools’ by Jasmine Lee

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h, April 1st. The international, celebratory day for harmless pranks, tricks and bending of rules! The day where it is acceptable for you to completely freak out your next door neighbor by, say, constructing a polymer-based plastic barricade between their doorway and the hallway, all the while cheerfully shouting “April fool’s!” as an excuse for your mischievous doings. Interestingly, the very first recorded instance of an April Fools’ gag was described in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and involves a fox tricking a vain chicken on the first day of April. Elsewhere in the world, in France and other French-speaking countries, it is tradition to slyly tack a paper fish onto a person’s back; this is appropriate as the literal French translation of “April Fool’s” is “April’s Fish.” And in a hilarious twist to the adult-children dynamic, it is tradition for children in Flanders to lock their parents and teachers outside for the day and only let them in after they have promised to bring them treats later that evening. Likewise, in Poland, all serious activities are shunned until midnight. However, while this is recognized as an all day festivity in the U.S., France, Italy and in similar countries, others like the U.K., Canada, New Zealand and Australia make clear that the jokes only last ‘til noon.

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Nevertheless, since April Fools’ Day is a recognized holiday, and the usual focus on holidays revolves around the possibilities of themed food, let us apply that humor and good-natured ribbing to the tasty — and the tastiness is emphasized because there are a lot of weird looking and weird tasting “funny” foods out on the internets — food and drink arena. And since all of the recipes below are pretty dessert-like, dig into a big bowl of spaghetti or something hearty before rewarding yourself and your friends with a little trick on the eyes and tastebuds. Corn on the Cob Cupcakes Yields: 24 cupcakes or 8 “ears of corn” » Yellow food coloring » Vanilla frosting » 24 vanilla cupcakes, baked in white paper liners » 3 cups small jelly beans, in white, cream and yellow » 4 pieces yellow Starbursts, or similar » 1 tbsp black decorating sugar » 1 tbsp white decorating sugar Color frosting pale yellow with the food coloring, then frost cupcakes. Arrange five rows of jelly beans, close together, on top of each cupcake, to look like kernels. Place three cupcakes side by side on a serving platter, to resemble an ear of corn. Repeat with remaining cupcakes, frosting, and jelly beans. Cut fruit chews into eight 1-inch squares, and soften the edges slightly by hand; this will be the “melted butter.” Place 1 square on top of each ear of corn. Sprinkle with black and white sugars. Serve. “Bagel with Lox” » 1 plain cake doughnut » 1 tbsp chopped chocolate-toffee bits » Honey » 1 cup cream cheese » 2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar » 1/4 tsp vanilla extract » Thinly sliced papaya or mango » Red gummy candy » Green gummy candy

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Slice doughnut in half. Brush the top with honey and sprinkle with chocolate-toffee, to mimic an everything bagel. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Spread on bottom doughnut for “cream cheese.” Top with “smoked salmon,” or, the slice of papaya or mango. Roll out a red gummy candy for the “tomato” and place on top of the fruit. Chop up green gummy candy for “scallions” and sprinkle on top. Serve. Bacon and Egg Chocolates » Small pretzel sticks, broken » White chocolate baking chips » Yellow M&Ms Lay pretzel sticks on waxed or parchment paper in groups of two. Melt white chocolate chips in microwave for 20 seconds, or until melted, and stir until smooth. Drop teaspoonfuls of melted white chocolate over pairs of pretzels for the “egg white.” Place one M&M in center of chocolate for the “yolk.” Allow to harden, then peel off and enjoy.

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Fondling Fool » 1 oz brandy » 1 oz Madeira » 1/2 oz Triple Sec Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass half-filled with ice and stir well. Strain into cocktail glass and serve. BLT Cocktail » 1 oz bacon-infused rum » 2 oz tomato juice » Dash Worcestershire sauce » Pinch celery salt » Pinch black pepper » Squeeze of lemon juice » Dollop of horseradish » Fresh cilantro to taste Pour all ingredients over ice. Shake, and then strain over ice. To garnish: wrap one piece of Bibb lettuce around a thick piece of bacon and a slice of avocado. Use a toothpick to secure the vegetables to a cherry tomato. Serve.


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OTO, the impossibly active live dance music project helmed by Michael Travis and Jason Hann, really defies the classification of genre. The only accurate genre-title I can give them is “experimental.” It doesn’t get much more experimental than two guys with several thousands of dollars worth of instruments and other equipment going up on-stage and just playing; without any setlist, or even any “songs” for that matter. EOTO’s music is influenced heavily by electro, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and house music, but they’re known for including references to basically anything that inspires them, whether it be 50 Cent or Air Supply. In many ways, EOTO attempts to create an interactive experience similar to that of a DJ set, in which they feed off of each other, the crowd and the visual component created by their video and light crew. On Tuesday, April 3, the String Cheese Incident offshoot bring their freewheelin’ live concert experience to The Canopy Club. We at buzz got a chance to chat it up with Jason Hann, EOTO’s drummer, vocalist and live producer. Used with permission from EOTO

What is the ratio of original material to pure improvisation to covers in a typical EOTO show? JH: It’s pretty much 90% improvised. Even if we’re doing any cover type of thing, which is usually me doing some kind of vocal from another song, all of the music underneath it is still all us and all improvised. That gives it the kind of the feel that it’s sort of a “live remix.” » buzz: So it’s kind of like a DJ show with live instruments in that sense... JH: Yeah, exactly. That’s the attitude it takes on. If by chance we’re playing something, say, like a Ludacris rap or an old school Aaliyah song, then we just go for it. That’s kind of the production culture. So many things break because of that; certain styles of remixes become more popular underground because of the way that it’s remixed as compared to the original version. » buzz: On the Bass Invaders tour, you guys have been performing on what you call a “lotus flower stage.” Can you describe it in further detail? JH: We have two versions of it. There’s a 17-foot version and there’s a 14-foot version, and we decide depending on what’ll fit in a particular venue. But basically it’s got three layers: a front layer of petals that go up about 2 [or] 3 feet in height, and then both Travis and I are on risers behind that front level of petals, and then there’s another layer of petals behind us that range from 8 to 17 feet behind us. What our VJ, Zebbler [the alias of Peter Berdovsky] is able to do is project different images off of all the different layers, whether they’re all reacting together or projecting separate images. Between Zebbler and some other animators we hired, they put together quite a visual feast. » buzz: Is that all improvised on the fly, too? JH: Yep, that’s all on the fly. That’s one of the things we can continue to be proud of. We’re wingin’ the whole show, and our VJ is doing the

same. He’s got a lot of things that he can pull up to spur or respond to crowd reactions. » buzz: House, drum and bass and dubstep have grown in popularity exponentially over the last few years. When did you know you wanted to incorporate those genres into your music? JH: Well, they all came out at different times. In 2005, when we were first getting together on a regular basis, we decided to make it an all electronica project as far as the audience we were aiming at. We had this commitment to listen to other producers’ and DJs’ tracks and see what parts of those aspects we wanted to incorporate into our show. At that time, breakbeat stuff was a little bit more happening ... we started listening to online radio stations like Groove Salad, which was a big influence. At that time, we were listening to bands like Sound Tribe [Sector 9], when they used to do more drum ‘n’ bass stuff. There was a drummer called KJ Sawka who did a lot of live drum ‘n’ bass ... Then around 2008, we were at this festival up in Canada called Shambhala. That was when we first saw [influential British DJ] Skream, and that was the first time we heard aggressive dubstep get dropped live. That freaked everybody out there. Nobody was doing that in the states, but we thought, “We don’t care if nobody’s doing it here. That’s pretty powerful.” That’s when we started incorporated it. » buzz: According to your website, EOTO has played over 700 live shows in the last five years. What keeps you guys going with such an insane touring schedule? JH: Yeah, and it’ll probably be closer to 750800 by the end of this tour. It’s a lot of work, and we’re two guys who aren’t getting any younger. We’re used to touring and love touring and just love playing music. We just decided, “Hey, let’s fill up our schedule. I know we like what we’re

doing, but let’s see if people like what we’re doing.” When we first started, there weren’t a lot of electronic groups playing this much. I think at one point we did like 96 shows in 103 days. Now [electronic music] is a pretty big thing. Now there are DJs and producers touring everywhere and playing shows on Monday and Tuesday nights. So it’s a little trickier now because kids are picking and choosing what they spend their money on. » buzz: I heard that you guys have Rickroll’d your audience on at least one occasion. Can you corroborate that story? JH: [Laughs] Oh yeah. Probably like eight times. I think it was at the beginning of last year. I think I had just gotten Rickroll’d at some point on my computer, and I couldn’t help but watch the whole video [for Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”]. I thought, ‘Hey if they can do that on YouTube, I can do it do the crowd.’ But we’ve gotta be in a decent key for me to sing it. But it’s been around for a while, so it’s been repeated a bunch. » buzz: Do you guys have anything like that up your sleeves for The Canopy Club show? JH: Oh yeah. There’s always something goin’ on. It’s just about havin’ fun with it. What’s good about our show is that it feels unpredictable and that it also feels like you can go and just be cool with everyone. You don’t have to dress or act a certain way. Just come as you are. For more information on EOTO, go to: www.eotomusic.com.

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» buzz: You guys made your names as members of The String Cheese Incident. What inspired you to embark on this particular side project? Jason Hann: Well, we would get together after a String Cheese practice and just mess around with different instruments at Travis’s house in Colorado. We’d just randomly set up instruments — he had played bass and guitar for a while, but never really in front of people. I would play drums and percussion, and we just started jamming until like four or five in the morning every night. We weren’t trying to put a project together, but then at the first Sonic Bloom [Music Festival] out in Colorado, that seemed like a good time to try it out in front of people ... to take it from the living room to the stage. » buzz: You’re both percussionists in String Cheese. What roles do each of you fill in EOTO? JH: When we play live, I do drums and percussion, and I also do vocals and live remixing. Travis plays guitar, bass, keyboards and some percussion. Basically we just keep the whole thing flowing with Travis in charge of the melodic stuff and me in charge of the rhythmic stuff and the vocals. » buzz: You guys use looping and rely heavily on improvisation. To what extent are your live shows planned out? Do you have a setlist? Do you take requests? JH: We just keep our ears open and try to feed off of each other in the moment. I have things in my area that can put an effect (like an auto-filter) or a stutter over the entire mix. We just go with the flow. It’s all live, always improvised and we don’t have any songs or setlists. We’ve really been switching it up since the beginning of this year as far as the different genres we go through. We don’t really talk about or practice anything. Right when we’re standing on the stage is when we make the decision of what BPM [tempo] we start out at, and then we just go. » buzz: You guys like to interpolate other artists’ music into your sets, ranging from Skrillex to Rick James. How do you decide what to include?

the canopy club 708 SOUTH GOODWIN AVE, URBANA IL WHO: EOTO, KRADDY when: Tuesday, April 3 @ 9 (doors @ 8) Cost: $17 in advance, $20 at the door Ages: 18+

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et me get this out of the way first, buzz readers: I am a huge Entourage fan. It’s very uncharacteristic of me to like a show like Entourage. I mean, Mad Men and Community are two of my favorite shows, and Entourage is pretty much the opposite of both of them. Its viewership skews much more towards frat bro than bearded hipster music critic. But hey, I like to imagine myself as big-shot movie star Vinnie Chase just as much as the next guy, and Jeremy Piven is hilarious as foul-mouthed agent Ari Gold. Regardless of artistic merit, Entourage is escapism at its finest. With all of that said, I was excited to hear that Adrian Grenier, the actor who played Entourage’s Vincent Chase, was coming to campus to speak about his new film Teenage Paparazzo. I arrived to the Illini Union Ballroom early so I could get good seats for the presentation. I managed to sneak into the front row just before it started. My good friend Dave was sitting there already; he won a contest on Twitter to sit VIP for the presentation and attend a meet and greet with Adrian afterwards. He was with our mutual friend Kelsey, and I was with our mutual friend Cruz. Dave and Kelsey went to the meet and greet after Adrian’s presentation. They snapped a few pictures, swapped a few impersonal words and managed to hear that Adrian was heading to Legends to start the night. It was there that the night really began. Cruz met Dave and Kelsey at Legends. Random girls at Legends swarmed Adrian, because — of course they did. I met up with everyone as they were walking out of Legends, and we all decided to head to Brothers. As we walked to Brothers, I could not help but feel giddy. I was literally walking in Vinnie Chase’s entourage. The walk from Legends to Brothers would have been enough to call my night a success. Luckily for me, this was just the beginning. Kelsey and I knew that Adrian also has a passion for music. He plays drums and sings in the roots rock band The Honey Brothers, and he built a personal studio in his home. We devised a plan: we were going to pick his brain about music. We figured he would love to talk about music. We thought he would think it a refreshing conversation in comparison to the unintelligible small talk he was having with the masses of drunken girls. I had Kelsey next to me both because she plays a bit of music herself and because I knew that Adrian seemed fond of her. I had heard them joking about how he told the drunk girls that he had a weird diaper fetish, and he likes to wear a diaper all day; any girl who wanted to be with him had to accept him as he was, diaper fetish and all. This, of course, was told to the drunk girls in an attempt to scare them off, and Kelsey and Adrian were laughing about it. They were clearly hitting it off, so obviously the chances of an epic jam session with Adrian increased exponentially with Kelsey as my wingman. After Adrian toasted everyone in the bar with 8

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Buzz assistant music editor Dan Durley and friends hang out with Adrian Grenier. All photos by Dan Durley.

Jager bombs, we found our few seconds of silence and went for it: “Hey Adrian, let’s talk music”, I said. He instantly perked up and immediately said we should leave the bar and jam. Kelsey and I excitedly said yes. Adrian added the caveat, “I’ll only go if you play,” and pointed to Kelsey. Yes, if it wasn’t clear before, Adrian was hitting on my friend Kelsey. Eat your heart out, girls of Champaign. Everything that happened after that is a blur. The four of us, along with two Illini Union Board directors, walked four blocks together to my friend’s house near County Market. We made small talk with Adrian the entire time, talking about where he was born (New Mexico), where he grew up (Brooklyn), and his favorite bands, which ranged from Ween to Led Zeppelin. We arrived at my buddy’s house, set up some instruments and played a good minute of “The Weight” by The Band. Even in his inebriated

state, Adrian sounded pretty damn good on the bass. He was improvising on top of the chord progression I was playing and didn’t play a single note out of key. Kelsey then played a little bit of “Blackbird” by (duh) The Beatles for Adrian. She was incredibly nervous and fumbled over a few notes but otherwise played well. He looked at her, smiled, clapped and said, “It’s amazing what fear can do to a person.” I’m sure Kelsey’s heart sank with joy. After a few more words were exchanged, we left the house. He had to get up at 4 a.m. to catch a flight to Michigan and give another presentation on Teenage Paparazzo. Dave, Cruz and I shook hands with him, he hugged Kelsey, and we went our separate ways. Looking back on that night, I now realize it was pretty absurd. It brought to mind the scene in the movie Step Brothers where Will

Ferrell’s character runs into American Idol judge Randy Jackson but only has a Japanese samurai sword for him to sign. But you’re not not going to get Randy Jackson’s autograph, right? That’s how I feel about this night in retrospect: Adrian Grenier’s primary profession is actor/director, but faced with the drunken opportunity to jam on some music with him for a bit, well, you’re not not going to do that, right? Exactly. Now I have the greatest college story ever... that is, of course, until he comes back to campus to promote his next movie. When that happens, we’ll go out for a few drinks, jam some more, start a rock band together, tour the world and live out Entourage in real life. I’m telling you. That’s what’s going to happen. Guaranteed. Until that happens, this awesome story will have to do.


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ALBUM REVIEW

ODD FUTURE - THE OF TAPE VOL. 2

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ast year, a group of Los Angeles teen rappers shocked the hip-hop world and music industry with their dark lyrics and antiestablishment attitude. With a shock value resembling that of Eminem’s Slim Shady LP, experiencing Odd Future felt like watching a car crash; you’re slightly repulsed, but at the same time, you can’t turn away. The group consists of Tyler, The Creator; Hodgy Beats; Earl Sweatshirt; Domo Gensis; Mike G; Frank Ocean; Left Brain; Syd tha Kyd; and Matt Mar-

tians, talented individuals whose loyalty to the group is as impressive as their skill set. After a year of successful individual debuts, including the notable Goblin by leader Tyler, the Creator, the buzz of this alternative hip-hop group died down and many fans questioned how long they would stay relevant. Before the initial buzz of the group completely died down, they recently released their third collaborative album: The OF Tape Vol. 2 and reminded us that these Wolf Gang hooligans are only getting better.

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By Mitesh Bhatt What immediately surprised me when listening to the album is that each individual in the group appears to have improved his or her craft. MCs Tyler, Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis are featured on a majority of the tracks and trade off verses in a vein similar to Kanye & Jay-Z in Watch The Throne. In “Bitches,” Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats face off head-to-head and immediately showcase their progression by rhyming in a variety of flows. Domo proves that he is no longer the simple stoner rapper he once was by using complex flows and lyrics. While I personally questioned the skill and popularity of Hodgy Beats in the past, he shows throughout the album that his greatest strength is his versatility. When paired with Domo, he’s able to spit puns and flow to the tape’s more laid-back beats. But he’s also not afraid to re-up the shock value when rapping alongside Wolf Haley (another nickname of Tyler, the Creator). Interestingly enough, Tyler, who usually prefers to be the center of attention in the group, is arguably outshined by his subordinates throughout The OF Tape, Vol 2. His sequel to “Analog” (which appeared on Goblin) slows down the tempo and thus dulls the excitement of the original track. However, he still provides his value in the group through his unique style on tracks “NY (Ned Flander),” “P,” and “Hcapd.” Frank Ocean, the R&B star of the group, flexes his vocal skills in his solo track “White” but also reminds us of his loyalty to OF by singing the hooks to “Analog 2” and “Snow White.” Syd The

Kyd surprises with her group, The Internet, and not only impresses with her production but lends her vocal cords in “Ya Know.” Each member shines at some point while staying consistent to his or her immature, crude and fun roots. The album concludes with my favorite track, “Oldie.” A common tactic used by many rap groups; “Oldie” is a ten and a half minute posse cut in which ALL Odd Future artists (including Frankie & Jasper Dolphin) spit a few bars on a simple hip-hop beat about their origins and style. Earl Sweatshirt, the rapping prodigy that was sent away for a year to rehabilitation school, finally returns in time to rap a verse which was tacked onto the end of the track. He starts his verse with a rare triple entendre by remarking that the contrast in his and Jasper’s flows is like a pair of lips (the shades of the top and bottom lips are different, Earl is repeatedly ridiculed for his big lips, and a paralipsis is a rhetoric device of giving emphasis by not explaining it). The rest of the verse reminds listeners why he was compared to Nas at the age of 17. As a whole, The OF Tape Vol. 2 serves the purpose of shining a light on the group’s individual members. Turns out, they’re still acting like immature teens. While hip-hop critics are waiting for Odd Future to make entertaining music without the need for crude shock value to give them a nod of respect, their third collaborative tape shows they’re not dying out anytime soon.

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a safe place to call home A graduate of Substance Abuse Free Environment House talks about his recovery by Max Huppert

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ames Lusk is an unassuming man. He is passionate about describing his life. He has stories to tell and he is not afraid to tell them. When he talks, he looks you in the eye and speaks plainly and directly. But he is never overbearing. He arrives in a red t-shirt with a simple cross dangling from his neck. Although he has spent much of his life in jail, there is nothing frightening about him. There is no escaping the fact that he has been through a horrible struggle — one that has taken most of his life to overcome — but he never frames it in those terms. He is humble. From the moment we sit down, he makes it perfectly clear that he believes he has the same problems as everyone else. In fact, this is the first thing he wants me to know. “We all have problems,” he says. “I have the same problems that you’ve had all your life. The only difference is the way that you deal with them. I would run away from my problems. I would turn to drugs and alcohol to try to solve them.” Lusk started abusing drugs when he was 13 years old. He is very frank about this fact. For Lusk, drugs and alcohol are inextricably tied together — the use of one leads to the use of the other. Both are constant temptations, and both are the substances that created most of Lusk’s problems. For most of his life, they were not only the source of his troubles but also the only solution that he knew. Lusk drank heavily and used drugs for decades, only remaining sober during the intermittent years he spent in prison. Growing up in Chicago, he admits that his mother was frequently drunk and that his brother was involved with drugs from a young age. When pressed, he says that he was surrounded by drugs and the stresses of life in the city from an incredibly early age. But he refuses to blame these external forces for any of his own issues. “I don’t believe that I’m a product of my environment,” he says. “At some point, at a certain age, you know what is right and what’s wrong. I knew when I started using drugs that what I was doing was wrong, and I did it anyway.” Lusk brought his ex-wife along with him to the interview. He introduced her, as he said he always does, as “my ex-wife, and my new love.” During the interview, he simply refers to her as his sweetheart. They have known each other since both were teenagers; they are now in their fifties. She does not speak much during the interview, but Lusk frequently leans on her to help him remember the details of his stories. Although his memory is remarkable, Lusk sometimes fudges the chronology of his own life. For example, he needs her to realize he has been drug and alcohol-free since Thanksgiving of 2009. That was the day when Lusk checked into the Men’s Substance Abuse 10

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James Lusk near his truck in Champaign. Photo by Zach Dalzell

Free Environment (SAFE) House in Urbana and stayed for good. “I had been there for about three-and-a-half months before that,” he says. “But the director said something that got me pissed at him, and I left. It was 11 o’clock at night and pouring rain. I was gone for ten days, and when the SAFE house called me, I told them they had to come and get me. I was staying at a hotel in Rantoul at the time. They did come and get me, and man, it was a blessing to me that they did.” Of the many blessings that Lusk credits with his new lease on life, the SAFE House is among the most significant. It is run by Canaan Baptist Church in Urbana and requires donations to keep operating. Lusk says he initially ended up there because it was the only place that would help him

without asking how he was going to pay. He calls everyone he met at the SAFE House “Brother,” as in the director, “Brother Green.” He speaks highly of Pastor Tatum, who he says taught him many of the most important things that helped him to recover, and of Brother Green, who he calls his “true friend.” “At the Men’s SAFE House, I met many of my true friends,” Lusk says. “When I was using drugs, so many of my friends were only around because of how much money I had or how many drugs I could get them. Only once I was sober did I realize who my friends were.” For Lusk, finding true friends is just one of the many “blessings” that has come from his experiences at the SAFE House. He graduated in November 2010 and has not touched drugs or

alcohol since he entered the program. He says the most important things in his life, the biggest blessings, are his ex-wife and the presence of God. But Lusk also deeply loves his work. He runs his own company doing contracting work on houses: painting, cleaning gutters and repairing drywall. Originally, he began this business from the SAFE House with his bicycle as transportation and only a few flyers to spread the word. Now he can afford his own van with his name on the side — a point of particular pride — and he has the tools to do a much greater variety of work. “This list of things I won’t do is shorter than the list of things I will do,” he says. “I’ll dig a hole to China with a teaspoon if somebody asks me to. And if I’m incapable of doing something, I’ll let the client know.”


Drew’s got a nice pair of beards.

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Lusk is excited by his job and does not try to hide it. He speaks at length about how important it is to clean your gutters, especially considering how safe and inexpensive that kind of maintenance is. He says he loves his job but that it took him a while to find it. The SAFE House allows its members to start looking for work after ten months in the program. Lusk says he applied to about fifty jobs in the area. They all turned him down. He has an extensive criminal background, which has made him a difficult hire. Lusk first went to prison when he was 20 and has been in and out several times. His most recent sentence had him incarcerated from 2003 to 2008. He married his ex-wife in 1996 while still in prison. Lusk says most of these sentences were for burglary, usually because he was stealing to support his addiction. “The worst part, for me and a lot of other addicts, is that you steal from your family because it’s easiest,” he says, still burdened by some of the guilt that this has caused him. “You know that if they realize you took their things, they’re less likely to call the police. I would buy things for my ex-wife and then take them from her because I needed money to feed my addiction.” Lusk is clearly still hurt by an incident that occurred while he was job hunting. He had an interview that seemed promising, and Brother Green told him he should wear a suit. Everything was going well until Lusk learned at the end of the process that he would not be offered the job. When he realized nobody would hire him, Lusk started advertising his services. Though he says he is not at liberty to disclose her name, Lusk mentions a woman who lived near the SAFE House who was the first to hire him. He continues to help her improve her home. She is another of the “blessings” that he is so thankful for — proof, in his opinion, that God has been watching over him and ensuring his success. When Lusk speaks of this woman, his speech becomes more intensely emotional, the same way that it does when the conversation turns to his ex-wife. “What’s really amazing is the trust,” Lusk says of the woman, who has given him keys to her home so he can work on it while she is away. “You might say that’s like a natural high.” Remembering his younger self, the time in jail and the time spent stealing to support his addiction, Lusk frequently returns to a moment when he was sentenced to an early prison term in Cook County Jail. He told the judge he was sorry, and the judge replied that he was only sorry because he was caught. Though it made him angry at the time — “I thought he was a jerk,” Lusk says — he now sees an important truth in the judge’s words. The difference between his younger self and his new self, Lusk says, is that he has become truly remorseful for the pain he knows he has brought to his family, to his loved ones and especially to his ex-wife. “I can honestly tell you now that I’m sorry for the things that I’ve done,” Lusk says. “I’m sorry because I know that I’ve caused pain to others.” Looking back on his own life, Lusk sees a selfish man and a man who only took things away from others. Looking forward, he says he wants to be a man who can give something back. buzz

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Intro Tango Lesson Phillips Recreation Art & other exhibits Center Carolee Schneemann: 8:30pm Within and Beyond the Preschool Story Time Rantoul Public Library Premises 10am Krannert Art Museum Raising Readers and Kinkead Pavilion Rantoul Public Library 9am Fifty Years: Contempo- 10:30am rary American Glass Food & festivals from Illinois Collections University YMCA Krannert Art Museum Presents Cosmo Cofand Kinkead Pavilion fee Hours | Ghana 9am University YMCA After Abstract Expres- 7:30pm sionism Live music & Krannert Art Museum karaoke and Kinkead Pavilion 9am Liquid Courage KaJerusalem Saved! Inraoke ness and the Spiritual Memphis on Main Landscape 9pm Krannert Art Museum Sudden Sound Conand Kinkead Pavilion cert: Kihnoua 9am Krannert Art Museum “Wise Animals: Aesop and Kinkead Pavilion and His Followers” 7:30pm Exhibition Chillax with DJ Belly U of I Main Library and Matt Harsh 8:30am Radio Maria Shozo Sato’s Work 10pm Celebrated at KranDJ Belly nert Center and Cowboy Monkey Japan House in Spring 10pm Semester Krannert Center for the Mind, body, & spirit Performing Arts, 12pm Bringing Faith & Art Open Yoga Practice to Life: Works of Shari with Corrie Proksa LeMonnier Amara Yoga & Arts Unitarian Universalist 5:30pm Movement of UrbanaAshtanga Yoga with Champaign, 8am Lauren Quinn “Where the Wild Amara Yoga & Arts Things Glow” Paint5:30pm ings by Hua Nian Candlelight Vinyasa Amara Yoga & Arts Flow Yoga with Luna 9am Pierson Amara Yoga & Arts Classes, lectures, & 7pm workshops Yin Yoga with Lauren “New Poems and Old” Quinn - A Reading by Univer- Amara Yoga & Arts sity of Illinois Emeritus 7pm Professor, Laurence Miscellaneous Lieberman U of I Main Library F.I.N.D. Orphy 7pm Orpheum Children’s SciWhither Syria? ence Museum Spurlock Museum, 4pm 1pm New Poems and Old Coffee Hour U of I Main Library, 7pm University YMCA Healthy Relationships 7:30pm Workshop Live Career Help LGBT Resource Center Rantoul Public Library 1pm 2pm 12

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“Where the Wild Things Glow” Paintings by Hua Nian Amara Yoga & Arts 9am

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Fifty Years: Contemporary American Glass from Illinois Collections Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am After Abstract Expressionism Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am Jerusalem Saved! Inness and the Spiritual Landscape Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am The Soybean Press Book and Print Arts Show SLOPPY KISSES Indi Go Artist Co-op FOR ALL OF YOU! 12pm Shozo Sato’s Work PERKPUG NOW HAS 3,000 Celebrated at KranPEOPLE EARNING REWARDS nert Center and AT LOCAL MERCHANTS! Japan House in Spring Semester Visit our newest merchants Krannert Center for the Xinh Xinh Cafe, Pekara Bistro, Performing Arts and The Red Herring (coming soon!) 12pm NOT YET A PERKPUG OWNER? Bringing Faith & Art FIND OUT WHAT YOUR MISSING. to Life: Works of Shari LeMonnier FOLLOWTHEPUG.COM Unitarian Universalist Movement of UrbanaLive music & Miscellaneous Champaign karaoke 8am DoCha: School Field“Where the Wild trip program Amy Mitchell Trio at Orpheum Children’s Sci- Things Glow” PaintBoomerangs Bar and ings by Hua Nian ence Museum, 10am Grill Amara Yoga & Arts Live Career Help Boomerang’s Bar and 9am Rantoul Public Library Grill 2pm 9pm Classes, lectures, & F.I.N.D. Orphy Late Night with DJ Orpheum Children’s Sci- workshops Belly ence Museum, 1pm Radio Maria Out at Work: LGBT Fairy Tale Ball: A 10pm Career Conference Knight to Remember The Hot Slugs w/ Student Dining & Urbana Free Library, 6pm Residential Programs Dan Hubbard & The Humadors! Building Movies & Memphis on Main 11am theater 9pm Ferns in Your LandSonny Stubble scape Lady Macbeth: A Cowboy Monkey Museum of the Grand Kabuki Play 10pm Prairie, 10am Krannert Center for the DJ Delayney Performing Arts, 7:30pm Live music & Highdive karaoke 10pm SATURDAY 31 Girls Next Door A Decadents at BoomerCappella Spring Fling Art & other angs Bar and Grill exhibits Concert Boomerang’s Bar and Spurlock Museum Carolee Schneemann: Grill, 9pm 7:30pm Within and Beyond the Argentine Tango LesKaraoke with DJ son & Dance Premises Hanna McKinley Presbyterian Krannert Art Museum Phoenix Church and Foundation and Kinkead Pavilion 9pm 7pm 9am

Yoga Classes Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion Movies & 12pm theater Power Flow Yoga with Classes, lectures, & Corrie Proksa Lady Macbeth: A workshops Amara Yoga & Arts, 12pm Kabuki Play Krannert Center for the Friday Forum Presents Vinyasa Krama Yoga with Don Briskin Performing Arts, 7:30pm “Can Globalization Amara Yoga & Arts Promote Human Sports, games, & 4:15pm Rights?” recreation University YMCA, 12pm Happy Hour Hot Flow Yoga with Luna Justice, Self-Respect Gaming Afternoon Pierson and the Culture of Rantoul Public Library Amara Yoga & Arts Poverty 3:30pm Spurlock Museum, 4pm 5:30pm

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Art & other exhibits Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am Fifty Years: Contemporary American Glass from Illinois Collections Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am After Abstract Expressionism Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am Jerusalem Saved! Inness and the Spiritual Landscape Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am Studio 2C Fundraiser SoDo Theatre, 9pm “Wise Animals: Aesop and His Followers” Exhibition U of I Main Library 8:30am “A Currently Untitled Art Exhibition” Opening Reception Indi Go Artist Co-op, 6pm Shozo Sato’s Work Celebrated at Krannert Center and Japan House in Spring Semester Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 12pm Bringing Faith & Art to Life: Works of Shari LeMonnier Unitarian Universalist Movement of UrbanaChampaign 8am

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Salsa night with DJ Juan Radio Maria 10:30pm BK Productions Karaoke El Toro Bravo 9pm Amy Mitchell Trio Cowboy Monkey 10pm Urbana Country Dancers Contra Dance Phillips Recreation Center, 8pm Liquid Courage Karaoke Memphis on Main 9pm

Live music & karaoke An Afternoon of Masterworks McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation 3pm DoCha: Concert Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 4pm

Miscellaneous DoCha: Young Artist Master Class Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm

Mind, body, & spirit Sports, games, & recreation Yoga Fundamentals with Linda Lehovec Amara Yoga & Arts 9am Power Flow Yoga with Corrie Proksa Amara Yoga & Arts 4pm Kettlebell RKC Russian Style Truly Fit, 10am

Miscellaneous Black & Latino Male Summit 2012: A Sideline Story ARC, 9am Salsa Night with DJ Juan Radio Maria, 10:30pm DoCha: Young People’s Concert Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm Live Career Help Rantoul Public Library 2pm F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm Easter Egg Hunt Rantoul Public Library 12pm

Movies & theater Lady Macbeth: A Kabuki Play Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 7:30pm

SUNDAY 1 Food & festivals Industry Night Radio Maria 10pm

Big Dave’s Trivia Cowboy Monkey, 7pm Sunday Late Night Student Special Illini Union, 9pm

MONDAY 2 Art & other exhibits Bringing Faith & Art to Life: Works of Shari LeMonnier Unitarian Universalist Movement of UrbanaChampaign, 8am

Classes, lectures, & workshops Poetry Workshop Red Herring Coffeehouse 7:30pm

Food & festivals 2012 Edible Book Festival University YMCA 11:30am

Live music & karaoke BOOM-JAM Open Stage at Boomerangs Bar and Grill Boomerang’s Bar and Grill 9pm ‘80s Night Highdive 10pm Lounge Night Radio Maria 10pm Mountain Sprout Cowboy Monkey 8:30pm


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Miscellaneous

Live music & karaoke

Jerusalem Saved! Inness and the Spiritual Landscape Tango Tuesdays at McKinley Foundation Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation 9am Shozo Sato’s Work 7pm Celebrated at KranPiano Man Sports, games, & nert Center and Canopy Club, 9pm recreation The Champaign/Urba- Japan House in Spring na Singer-Songwriter Semester Bingo Night Krannert Center for the Collective Memphis on Main Performing Arts The Clark Bar, 7pm 10pm 12pm Open Mic Night Dinner & Bowling Cowboy Monkey, 10pm “Wise Animals: Aesop Special and His Followers” Dueling Guitars AllIllini Union, 4pm Request Show & Trivia Exhibition U of I Main Library Night TUESDAY 3 8:30am Jupiter’s II, 7pm Art & other exhibits DoCha: Concert “Where the Wild Fifty Years: Contempo- Orpheum Children’s Sci- Things Glow” Paintings by Hua Nian ence Museum, 7pm rary American Glass Amara Yoga & Arts from Illinois Collections Mind, body, & spirit 9am Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes, lectures, & 9am with Maggie Taylor workshops Bringing Faith & Art Amara Yoga & Arts to Life: Works of Shari 12pm Community Movie LeMonnier Slow Flow yoga with Night on LGBT Issues Unitarian Universalist Amanda Reagan in Schools Free AntiMovement of UrbanaAmara Yoga & Arts Bullying Film ScreenChampaign 5:30pm ings 8am Champaign Public After Abstract Expres- Miscellaneous Library sionism 6pm F.I.N.D. Orphy Krannert Art Museum Orpheum Children’s SciFood & festivals and Kinkead Pavilion ence Museum 9am 1pm Open Decks with DJ Jerusalem Saved! InGrowing Up Wild: Hik- Belly ness and the Spiritual ing Tykes Radio Maria Landscape Homer Lake Interpretive 10pm Krannert Art Museum Center, 10am Live music & and Kinkead Pavilion Sports, games, & karaoke 9am recreation Shozo Sato’s Work 312 Vibe Night Celebrated at KranCanopy Club Dinner & Bowling nert Center and 9pm Special Japan House in Spring Illini Union, 4pm Semester Krannert Center for the WEDNESDAY 4 Performing Arts Art & other 12pm “Wise Animals: Aesop exhibits and His Followers” Fifty Years: ContempoExhibition rary American Glass U of I Main Library from Illinois Collec8:30am tions “Where the Wild Krannert Art Museum Things Glow” Paintand Kinkead Pavilion ings by Hua Nian 9am Amara Yoga & Arts Bringing Faith & Art 9am to Life: Works of Shari LeMonnier Classes, lectures, & Unitarian Universalist workshops Movement of UrbanaChampaign, 8am The Eurasian AnguAfter Abstract Expreslar Harp: Crossing sionism Cultures Ancient to Krannert Art Museum Modern and Kinkead Pavilion Spurlock Museum 9am 4pm Lounge Night Radio Maria, 10pm F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum 1pm

Open Decks with DJ Belly Radio Maria 10pm Tango Dancing Cowboy Monkey 8pm Salsa Dancing Cowboy Monkey 10pm

Mind, body, & spirit Open Yoga Practice with Corrie Proksa Amara Yoga & Arts 5:30pm Kettlebell RKC Russian Style Truly Fit, 6:30pm Yoga Wednesdays Indi Go Artist Co-op 7pm Hatha Flow with Linda Lehovec Amara Yoga & Arts 5:30pm Ashtanga Full Primary Series with Lauren Quinn Amara Yoga & Arts 7pm Yoga Fundamentals with Grace Giorgio Amara Yoga & Arts 4:15pm

Miscellaneous F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm

Movies & theater Anti-Bullying Film Festival Champaign Public Library 6pm

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2012 EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL Apr. 2, 11:30 am FREE!

University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street

Books are great for reading, great for learning, and now, great for eating! That’s right, if you have ever wanted to eat a book, you can at this years Edible Book Festival being held at the University YMCA. Participants will create edible books to be judged and eaten by those in attendance. Maybe there will be a beef jerky book. Maybe there will be an ice cream book. Who knows?! You’ll have to find out when you go, because let’s be honest, why wouldn’t you go? It’s free and it’s a guaranteed good time so go check it out! -- Jessica Bourque, Arts & Entertainment Editor

IUB DRAG SHOW Mar. 30, 8pm Illini Union Rooms A, B & C door/non-students $5 pre-sale for students

$7 at the

Explanation: Paris isn’t the only place that is burning! The LGBT resource center and the Illini Union Board come together to present the annual drag show. Drag Queens and Kings come together to serve “realness.” Expect Divas, Glam girls, and everything in between. Tickets will be sold at the Illini Union Quad Shop. -- Joyce Famakinwa, Movies & TV Editor

MONDAY NIGHT IMPROV! EVERY MONDAY!

Illini Union Courtyard Cafe

FREE!

Heytell, readers. It’s your Nick Martin on the page. Do you delight in whimsy? Fancy? Wonderful imagination station complications? Well good news, hypothetical reader that may not exist since these are buried so far in the magazine--I want to give you all those things for free. Every Monday, come suckle at the teat of laughter from a mother who is negligent to herself but never her children! Improv comedy! We make it up, right on the spot, similar to how these words are being made up and written right now (write now)! I guarantee you’ll have a good time or I’ll call my dad and ask him to talk to you. -- Nick Martin, Managing Editor

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FEATURED 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS... STOUGHTON STREET APARTMENTS! 508 E Stoughton

510 E Stoughton

-2 bdrm or 1 bdrm w/ study $700 base rent. -2 bdrm starting at $795 base rent. -Fully furnished with new furniture! -Flat Screen TV!

-2 bdrm starting at $995 base rent. -Completely remodeled! -New kitchen with a dishwasher and washer/ dryer in each unit! -Flat Screen TV!

512 E Stoughton -2 bdrm or 1 bdrm w/ study $750 base rent. -2 bdrm starting at $850 base rent. -Fully furnished with new furniture! -Flat Screen TV!

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420

905 S. Locust 2br/balcony/laundry on site Newer furniture and flooring $750-795 Parking $35-50 217-766-2245

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1 and 2 Bedroom Apartment $395-495/month Washer/Dryer August 2012 217-841-5407

John/Healey

Furnished 1 & 2 bedroom near John & Second Studios on Healey and First $345/mo. Available August 2012. Call 356-1407

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311 E. Clark CHAMPAIGN 2 Bedroom FREE INTERNET

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808 S. OAK CHAMPAIGN 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms $399 Special FREE INTERNET

101 S. BUSEY URBANA

217.359.6108 • 505 S. Fifth St. • Champaign, IL • www.jsmapts.com

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Free Heat and Water Plus Trash Pickup $99 SECURITY DEPOSIT

Now leasing for August 2012 Landmark Apartments 502 West Main, Urbana 217-384-5876 or 217-841-9940 www.landmarktoday.com landmark-apts@sbcglobal.net ONE, TWO AND THREE BEDROOMS Locked underground garage, carport parking Limited Free Parking

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805 S. LOCUST CHAMPAIGN (217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ---------More information, floor plans, interior pictures, etc. www.mhmproperties.com (217) 337-8852

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• PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD! Report errors immediately by calling 337-8337. We cannot be responsible for more than one day’s incorrect insertion if you do not notify us of the error by 2 pm on the day of the first insertion. • All advertising is subject to the approval of the publisher. The Daily Illini shall have the right to revise, reject or cancel, in whole or in part, any advertisement, at any time. • All employment advertising in this newspaper is subject to the City of Champaign Human Rights Ordinance and similar state and local laws, making it illegal for any person to cause to be published any advertisement which expresses limitation, specification or discrimination as to race, color, mental handicap, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, prior arrest or conviction record, source of income, or the fact that such person is a student. • Specification in employment classifications are made only where such factors are bonafide occupational qualifications necessary for employment. • All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, and similar state and local laws which make it illegal for any person to cause to be published any advertisement relating to the transfer, sale, rental, or lease of any housing which expresses limitation, specifications or discrimination as to race, color, creed, class, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, personal appearance, sexual oientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or the fact that such person is a student. • This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal oppportunity basis.

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30 words in both Thursday’s buzz and Friday’s Daily Illini!! $10. If it rains, your next date is free.

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Lease a 3-5 bedroom unit and we will pay for your Fall semester books* PANTONE 138

2, 3 & 4 Bedroom FREE INTERNET (217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ----------

101 E. DANIEL CHAMPAIGN

PANTONE COOL GRAY 6

PANTONE 138

1, 2 & 4 Bedroom FREE INTERNET

PANTONE 138

(217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ----------

PANTONE 6COOL GRAY 6 PANTONE 138 COOL GRAY PANTONE

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203 S. FOURTH CHAMPAIGN

217-384-5555

PANTONE 138

PANTONE COOL GRAY 6

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420 APARTMENTS

102 S. LINCOLN URBANA (Green & Lincoln)

410

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PANTONE COOL GRAY 6

PANTONE 138

PANTONE COOL GRAY 6

(217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ----------

605 E. CLARK CHAMPAIGN 1 Bedroom FREE INTERNET

*$250 max per tenant and other restrictions apply.

APARTMENTS Furnished

420 APARTMENTS Furnished

420 APARTMENTS Furnished

420 APARTMENTS

FEATURED 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS... STOUGHTON STREET APARTMENTS! 508 E Stoughton

510 E Stoughton

-2 bdrm or 1 bdrm w/ study $700 base rent. -2 bdrm starting at $795 base rent. -Fully furnished with new furniture! -Flat Screen TV!

-2 bdrm starting at $995 base rent. -Completely remodeled! -New kitchen with a dishwasher and washer/ dryer in each unit! -Flat Screen TV!

512 E Stoughton -2 bdrm or 1 bdrm w/ study $750 base rent. -2 bdrm starting at $850 base rent. -Fully furnished with new furniture! -Flat Screen TV!

Furnished

420

905 S. Locust 2br/balcony/laundry on site Newer furniture and flooring $750-795 Parking $35-50 217-766-2245

CHEAP

1 and 2 Bedroom Apartment $395-495/month Washer/Dryer August 2012 217-841-5407

John/Healey

Furnished 1 & 2 bedroom near John & Second Studios on Healey and First $345/mo. Available August 2012. Call 356-1407

Classifieds

311 E. Clark CHAMPAIGN 2 Bedroom FREE INTERNET

(217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ----------

205 S. SIXTH CHAMPAIGN 3 & 4 Bedrooms BIG TV & JACUZZI FREE INTERNET

(217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ----------

808 S. OAK CHAMPAIGN 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms $399 Special FREE INTERNET

101 S. BUSEY URBANA

217.359.6108 • 505 S. Fifth St. • Champaign, IL • www.jsmapts.com

Daily Illini

(217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ----------

(217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ----------

Check out the other JSM 2 bedrooms: 701 S Gregory, 1001 W Clark, 303 S Wright, Lando Place (707 S Sixth)

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Unfurnished

430

Old-Town/DownTown Champaign

1 & 2 Bedrooms Now Available. Locations: 406 & 515 W. Washington. From $450. Call 217-352-8540 for showing. View at www.faronproperties.com

Free Heat and Water Plus Trash Pickup $99 SECURITY DEPOSIT

Now leasing for August 2012 Landmark Apartments 502 West Main, Urbana 217-384-5876 or 217-841-9940 www.landmarktoday.com landmark-apts@sbcglobal.net ONE, TWO AND THREE BEDROOMS Locked underground garage, carport parking Limited Free Parking

SUBLETS

440

101 E. Green AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY thru July 31 1 BR in 2 BR apartment FREE Underground Parking $475.00 plus utilities Will have apartment to yourself mid-May thru July 31 Other occupant easy to live with Call or text 217-714-3016

HOUSES FOR RENT

510

Fall 2012

CAMPUS HOUSES 312 E. Clark, 4-5 person 303 S. Fifth, 4-5 person www.mhmproperties.com 337-8852

BIG HOUSE

8-10 Person 5 Baths FREE PARKING Pool Table, Rec-Room www.zhengrentals.com 841-5407 Fall 2012 3 bedroom 2 bath house. Great Campus Locations. 778-2094 Fall 2012

(217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ----------

CAMPUS HOUSES

2 & 4 Bedroom Apts BI-LEVEL

312 E. Clark, 4-5 person 303 S. Fifth, 4-5 person www.mhmproperties.com 337-8852

805 S. LOCUST CHAMPAIGN (217) 337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com ---------More information, floor plans, interior pictures, etc. www.mhmproperties.com (217) 337-8852

BIG HOUSE

8-10 Person 5 Baths FREE PARKING Pool Table, Rec-Room www.zhengrentals.com 841-5407

PARKING / STORAGE 570 STORAGE RENTALS OPEN classifieds.dailyillini.com

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES

March 21-April 19

Please study this testimony: “Born in a rancid, batinfested cave at the base of the smoldering Sangay Volcano, I was raised by the half-bear demon princess Arcastia. At the age of four my training as a ninja shaman began when I was left naked and alone next to a stream of burning lava with only two safety pins, a package of dental floss, and a plastic bag full of Cheerios. My mission: to find my way to my spiritual home.” Now, Aries, I’d like you to compose your own version of this declaration: a playful, over-the-top myth about your origins that gives you a greater appreciation for the heroic journey you’ve been on all these years.

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

Our ancestors owned slaves and denied education to girls. What were they thinking? Time magazine asked renowned historian David McCullough if there was anything we do today that our descendants will regard as equally insane and inexcusable. His reply: “How we could have spent so much time watching TV.” I’ll ask you, Taurus, to apply this same exercise on a personal level. Think of some things you did when you were younger that now seem incomprehensible or ignorant. Then explore the possibility that you will look back with incredulity at some weird habit or tweaked form of selfindulgence you’re pursuing today. (P.S. It’s an excellent time to phase out that habit or self-indulgence.)

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

“I can’t tell if I’m dealing well with life these days or if I just don’t give a sh-- any more.” I stumbled upon that comment at someecards.com, and I decided to pass it along for your consideration. You may be pondering the same riddle: feeling suspicious about why you seem more relaxed and tolerant than usual in the face of plain old everyday chaos. I’m here to tell you my opinion, which is that your recent equanimity is *not* rooted in jaded numbness. Rather, it’s the result of some hard work you did on yourself during the last six months. Congrats and enjoy!

CANCER

June 21-July 22

What excites you, Cancerian? What mobilizes your self-discipline and inspires you to see the big picture? I encourage you to identify those sources of high-octane fuel, and then take extraordinary measures to make them a strong presence in your life. There has rarely been a better time than now for you to do this. It could create effects that will last for years. (P.S. Here’s a further nudge from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it.”)

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

While browsing in a bookstore, I came across a book and deck of cards that were collectively called Tarot Secrets. The subtitle of the kit was “A Fast and Easy Way to Learn a Powerful Ancient Art.” I snorted derisively to read that claim, since I myself have studied Tarot intensively for years and am nowhere near mastery. Later, though, when I was back home meditating on your horoscope, I softened my attitude a bit. The astrological omens do indeed suggest that in the upcoming weeks and months, you just might be able to learn a rather substantial skill in a relatively short time.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Writing in The New Yorker, Joanna Ravenna paraphrased German philosopher Nietzsche: “The best way to enrage people is to force them to change their mind about you.” I’d like to see you mutate this theory in the coming weeks, Virgo. If possible, see if you can *amuse and entertain* people, not enrage them, by compelling them to change their minds about you. I realize that’s a tricky proposition, but given the current astrological omens, I have faith that you can pull it off.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

In 1892, when Wrigley was just starting out as a company, its main product was baking powder. Free chewing gum was included in each package as a promotional gimmick. But soon the freebie became so popular that Wrigley rearranged its entire business.

March 29 – April 4, 2012

Now it’s a multi-billion-dollar company that sells gum in 140 different countries -- and no baking powder. Maybe there’s something like that on the verge of happening in your own life, Libra: What seemed like the main event could turn out to be secondary, or what seemed incidental might become a centerpiece. Is there something you are overvaluing at the cost of something you are undervaluing?

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

jonesin’

by Matt Jones

“Drink Up”--it’s getting hot out there.

People in intimate relationships are hypersensitive to negative comments from their partners. Psychologists say it takes five compliments to outweigh the effects of a single dash of derogatory criticism. I’m sure the ratio is similar even for relationships that aren’t as close as lovers and spouses. With this in mind, I urge you to be extra careful not to dispense barbs. They would be especially damaging during this phase of your astrological cycle -- both to you and to those at whom you direct them. Instead, Scorpio, why not dole out an abundance of compliments? They will build up a reservoir of goodwill you’ll be able to draw on for a long time.

Researchers report that the typical man falls in love 5.4 times over the course of his life, while the average woman basks in the glow of this great mystery on 4.6 occasions. I suspect you may be close to having a .4 or .6 type of experience, Sagittarius: sort of like infatuation, but without the crazed mania. That could actually be a good thing. The challenging spiritual project that relationship offers may be most viable when the two people involved are *not* electrifyingly interwoven with every last one of their karmic threads. Maybe we have more slack in our quest for intimacy if we love but are not obsessed.

“I couldn’t wait for success,” said rich and famous comedian Jonathan Winters, “so I went ahead without it.” I love that approach, and I suggest you try it out. Is there any area of your life that is held captive by an image of perfection? Consider the possibility that shiny concepts of victory and progress might be distracting you from doing the work that will bring you meaning and fulfillment. If you’re too busy dreaming of someday attaining the ideal mate, weight, job, pleasure, and community, you may miss out on the imperfect but amazing opportunities that are available right now.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

On Reddit.com, Kaushalp88 asked the question, “What is the most badass thing that you have ever done, but that other people weren’t impressed by?” Here’s his own story: “I was at an ice-cream shop. At the exit, there was a small raised step I didn’t see. I tripped over it with my ice cream cone in my right hand. The ice cream ball sprung out of the cone. I instinctively lurched my left hand forward and grabbed it, but at the same time I was already falling toward the pavement. I tucked my head into my chest and made a perfect somersault, rising to my feet and plopping the ice cream back in the cone.” I suspect you will soon have comparable experiences, Aquarius -- unusual triumphs and unexpected accomplishments. But you may have to be content with provoking awe in no one else beside yourself.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” So says a Swedish proverb. Can we talk about this, please, Pisces? Of course there are real hazards and difficulties in life, and they deserve your ingenious problemsolving. But why devote any of your precious energy to becoming embroiled in merely hyped-up hazards and hypothetical difficulties? Based on my analysis of the astrological omens, now is a propitious time to cut shadows down to their proper size. It’s also a perfect moment to liberate yourself from needless anxiety. I think you’ll be amazed at how much more accurate your perceptions will be as a result.

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1 Donkey was temporarily turned into one, in “Shrek 2” 6 Final decision 11 ___-droppingly bad 14 Receive, as a penalty 15 Far from lewd 16 The end of winter? 17 Where to play games like Little Red Riding Kombat and Jack and Jill’s Skee-Ball? 19 Pork pie, e.g. 20 Golfer ___ Aoki 21 Paperless tests 23 Meat preparation in “Up in Smoke”? 29 Big band leader Tommy 30 It’s a perfect world 31 Yani Tseng’s org. 32 Leavened 34 Question from viewers if TV’s Robin will get a cohost? 40 Camped out in line, maybe 41 Green ice cream flavor 43 Greg’s mate, in a sitcom 46 Flick where you might see planets held up by fishing line 48 Imaginary cutoff of supplies? 51 Language we got the words “basmati” and “juggernaut” from 52 Gp. against workplace discrimination

53 Fifth qtrs., so to speak 54 Where cartoon charactershaped balloons fly? 61 Expert 62 Got hitched again 63 James T. Kirk, by state of birth 64 Wrath or sloth 65 Hollers 66 Topic for the marriage counselor

Down

1 Nuclear fam member 2 NBA airer 3 Prefix meaning “green” 4 It’s north of Afr. 5 Fog maker at a haunted house 6 Get the heck outta there 7 One of the 30 companies comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average 8 Supporting vote 9 Regrettable 10 Small game of b-ball 11 “Holy warrior” in the news 12 Common shrub 13 Hoses down 18 Pale gray 22 Genre for Schoolly D 23 CCXXV doubled 24 Kachina doll maker 25 Rowing machine units

26 Morales of “NYPD Blue” 27 Son in the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” series 28 Tabloid pair 32 Out in the sticks 33 Speck in the Pacific: abbr. 35 Like yellow-green and redorange, on the color wheel 36 Weekly academic mag for docs 37 Nutty way to run 38 Female megastar, in pop music 39 British children’s author Blyton 42 It holds a golfer’s balls 43 Periodic table creator Mendeleev 44 Jim who brought us Kermit 45 “Then what happened?” 46 Betty of cartoons 47 Obama opponent of 2008 49 Diagonal slant 50 City the Sisters of Mercy and Corinne Bailey Rae come from 51 Microbrewery’s need 55 Quilting get-together 56 Bird that can turn its head 135 degrees in both directions 57 Caviar, e.g. 58 You may be struck with it 59 Another nuclear fam member 60 Naval rank: abbr.

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