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Common Ground Food Co-op demonstrates how to make alternative salads using whole grains



The Piano Man sits down with buzz





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It is a little overwhelming how much free time I am finding I have. Without classes, the days seem to contain an endless amount of time, and the nights seem to go on forever, seeing as I don’t really have anything I have to get up for. It’s been pretty great. With all this time, I’m trying to find good outlets and things to keep me busy. I have one problem though: television shows centered around food. I don’t know what it is about these goofy shows, but I find them so interesting! I have always had a love of food, its preparation and the different cultures the foods are a part of, and these shows cater directly to that. All I know is that I can’t turn them off! It is even stranger because I don’t usually watch that much television! I try to limit my time spent in front of the TV as a general rule, usually only to watch my favorite shows each week. But, with my recent abundance of time, it has stayed on as a background for other activities and keeps drawing me in. The Food Network and the Travel Channel are to blame. If you have ever seen the show No Reservations with Athony Bourdain, you know what I mean. He travels to exotic places and eats food that I don’t think I would have the guts to try. He will try out different established restaurants, as well as street vendor food, and offers up his critique of the cuisine and the culture it is a part of, often with a bit of sarcasm. The commentary is interesting, and watching him interact with the people from these places often makes for great entertainment. He’s a witty guy, his comments are funny and I can’t stop watching. It also doesn’t help that there are usually several episodes right in a row. Not that the shows are really tied to one another, no order or need to see the previous episode to know what is going on, but it does help you waste an entire afternoon if you are so inclined. On top of this, it makes me hungry! I could have just finished lunch and sat down to watch a little television, and will almost immediately start to crave something to eat. This train of events is certainly not helping me get on the diet I’ve been planning to start, or the exercise routine I’ve been meaning to get into. Thanks a lot, Food Network.

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All die-hard cyclists — and bike dabblers, as well—can enjoy the upcoming Tour de CU at Research Park and the I Hotel on Saturday, May 22, from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., as well as the Urbana Grand Pix in Downtown Urbana on Sunday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. While those wishing to compete can register at, any prospective volunteers can get involved by contacting Scott Dahman at “I wanted to create a race weekend that would show the people of Champaign what big time racing looks like, and not only have it be a bike race,” said Tour de CU founder Mark Swartzendruber, “but a community event that Champaign-Urbana could look forward to each year.” Though Swartzendruber sees different people compete for different reasons, exercise is not one of them. “At the higher levels,” said Swartzendruber, “guys race for the prize money, but at the lower levels I suppose people race for the joy of competition. Bike racing is a bit edgy, dangerous and dramatic, so some people race for the rush of it all. Ultimately, I don’t think they do it for fitness because you can certainly ride a bike and not be a racer.” Nevertheless, a lot of locals have the advantage of practicing every Wednesday at Burwash Park in Savoy. While the event may seem like one for hardcore bikers, newbies and non-cyclists can participate as well. “People can volunteer their time as corner or course marshals to help keep stray people from wandering onto the course during the races,” Swartzendruber said. “[And for bikers], the Category 5 races are a good way for people who haven’t raced before to dip their toes into the water so to speak.”

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» Paolo Nutini: Thanks to a friend, I stumbled across this crazy cat with his peppy beats and foot tapping-sound. Now, I’ve got my new shoes on and nothing’s going to bring me down. » Carbs: That’s right, I said it. This is one girl who would take bread over chocolate on a daily basis. It’s just the most feel-good food on the planet, especially just out of the oven. I wonder if my mom would let me commandeer her bread machine ... » Being Irish: Those of you who only claim Irish heritage with a flask in hand cannot possibly understand the awesomeness that comes from being a descendent of the land of green. I love the spontaneous bouts of good luck (why yes, I will take the parking space right out front of my class), the sound of the tin whistle and fiddle, and even the freckles. Now, all I need is someone to speak Gaelic with me. » My Mom: The woman just has it going on. All girls turn into their mothers? Fine by me.

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» When dad promises to go to the big soccer game until a big meeting comes up: I can’t believe this! He likes work more than he likes me! I scored two goals and nobody saw them except Gary (my stupid stepdad). I bet he really had to go eat with Melinda (Dad’s stupid new girlfriend)! » Finding out you did your math timed test all wrong: What the heck! I thought we were still doing multiplication but this was actually the first division test! This sucks! I got the worst grade in the class and now everybody thinks I’m an idiot. At least I don’t have to get pulled out of class like Joe (the kid who can’t read). » Never being able to get Katie’s attention: Katie’s pretty cool and all the guys think we should totally date but she won’t even look at me! I stare at her in math a lot, and sometimes at lunch I ask if she wants some of my Cool Ranch Doritos, but I don’t think anything works! If I don’t figure it out soon then I’ll have to go to the graduation dance alone like that loser David Croneburg (he has a lazy eye). Sixth grade suxxx.

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One on One

with Bonnie Vreeman owner and founder of greenergiggles

by Kelsey Rankin Once again, that favorite time of year is upon us: farmers’ market season! If you haven’t visited Urbana’s Market at the Square yet, it’s time to trek on over to the corner of Vine and Illinois to take in the smells of fresh strawberries and kettle corn while perusing the unique, handcrafted items from a multitude of vendors, such as newcomer GreenerGiggles. buzz met up with owner Bonnie Vreeman at the market to talk about her new business, which carries the slogan “No politics ... just baby steps toward a healthier planet.â€? Âť buzz: What are some of the “greenâ€? items you offer for sale? Bonnie Vreeman: We have a pretty wide range of items, some for children, some for adults, and even for pets as well. We make fabric-covered chipboard scrapbook pages in different themes: orange and blue, pets, and we will have baby and wedding themes soon. We also have Homely Dolls, which are stuffed with bamboo fiber and come in different colors, each with a different face — some have three eyes, some are Cyclopes. I have to hide them from the grandkids because they love them so much. We also make childsized felt reusable shopping bags, and each comes with a set of plush veggies, including an eggplant and

squash. Additionally, we make cloth bookmarks and earth-friendly pet bedding.  buzz: What makes your business unique? BV: Everything we have is made out of recycled or reusable materials, even our sign. We use organic cotton, felt made from recycled plastic bottles, new scrap fabric from leftover design projects and bamboo fiber for stuffing, most of which I’m able to get locally. As far as the scrapbook materials, the fabric adds real genuine texture — so often the paper pages are just visual texture. I also give out tip cards on scrapbooking with fabric, and you definitely can’t find a stuffed plush squash everywhere.  buzz: When did you start GreenerGiggles and how did you get the idea? BV: My husband Ken and I formed the business last August, but we haven’t sold until now. The idea has just sort of evolved over time, I love to sell and do crafts and I wanted to give that a new twist, and I also wanted to promote being earth-friendly through our products. I’ve been coming to this market for at least 15 years, and it’s so well run, so we wanted to just give it a chance, get feedback and find out what people like. We’ve been working all winter and spring to get ready. This is only our second week at the market, and we’ll be back again on May 29.

Bonnie Vreeman and her husband recently founded GreenerGiggles, a new business selling green items at the farmers’ market at Lincoln Square. Photo by Annie Goold

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Taking back the square

CU community welcomes back Urbana’s farmers’ market

by Lauren Hise

Local pick up groceries at Urbana’s Market at the Square. Photos by Sarah Ludmer


ew events better celebrate the return of warmer weather and brighter days than Urbana’s Market at the Square. Every Saturday morning, come rain or come shine, from May 1 to Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Urbana’s Lincoln Square transforms into a bustling marketplace of food, music, crafts, flowers, families and friends. It is little wonder then that Urbana’s own farmers’ market has seen such success. With over 135 vendors already registered, it’s likely that the continually growing market will exceed 200 vendors this year, while attendance will rank in the thousands. “Right now, this is just the second time, early in the season. It picks up a lot more when the farmers and all this fresh product and produce comes in,” said Jean Kistler, an employee of The Homestead Bakery.

When asked why she makes the drive from Arthur every Saturday morning, Kristler said, “To meet all the people, to see all the different products and all the unusual things that they have here. We always enjoy it. We’ve been coming for a while.” For the people who turn out to take in the market during its six month season, the gathering serves as more than just a place to find fresh produce straight from local growers. It is also a great way to connect with friends and neighbors. In fact, one of the truly wonderful things about the market is the sense of community that seems to envelop the square. “You see people you haven’t seen in a while,” said new vendor Tina Henderson, owner of Tiga Jewelry. “So far, it’s been fun. We’re going to do it all through November.”

Thanks to the large amount of people in attendance every weekend, Henderson is just one of many business owners who are able to use the market as a place to get the word out about their business and to sell the products they love. “We are from Urbana, and this is actually our store. The farmers’ market is our store. We don’t have a physical store location, but we come out here every [Saturday] morning,” said Diane Cain, whose store, The Cousins Dog Biscuit Company, is a regular at the market. “It’s the people. It’s fresh, quality, handcrafted, local. Everything I make in my booth is handcrafted. It’s the atmosphere. It’s everything.” Having everything includes giving people the chance to connect with not just the community in which they live but also their local environment. “People come out because there is a variety of stuff here and because this is one of the few places you can get native plants as opposed to, say, Prairie Gardens or something, which has a few,” said Ed Wilhite, a member of Grand Prairie Friends, who helps sell native plants in the early weeks of farmers’ market. “These are all native to Illinois. They were all germinated with seeds collected within 50 miles of here. They’re mostly prairie plants, which have grown here for thousands of years, so they adapt to the water and the soil that we’ve got. What we don’t sell will go into a prairie restoration around here.” With a new combination of vendors, crafts and produce to be found every week, the market is always changing, growing and adapting. However, one thing seems to remain constant, and that is the quality of the food.

“It’s a really great social atmosphere for people, but also it’s about the food,” said Lisa Bralts, director of Market at the Square. “People are coming out here for their food. They’re coming out here for their strawberries, for their asparagus, and it’s grown by people who are from Illinois, from, in many cases, 50 miles from here. Buying directly from the producer is really important.” It’s also now easier than ever. In an effort to cater to an increasingly electronic world, the Market at the Square now accepts debit and credit cards, which patrons can use to purchase tokens that can be used at vendor booths for the whole farmers’ market season. Unsurprisingly, the addition has been very popular with the people who come to eat, talk, buy and also learn. “We definitely encourage our patrons to have conversations with the farmer about how their food is grown, where they live, what it’s like, how to make the food. Sometimes, people don’t know how to prepare some fruits and vegetables,” said Bralts. “I think it’s a really important resource for people. It’s a really great way for people to socialize and learn a little bit about where their food comes from.”

Going against the grain Common Ground Food Co-op offers grain salad demonstrations by Jeanine Russell Millet and quinoa are two of the most nutritious and cheap grains. They feed a huge portion of the world because they are easy to grow and dense in nutrients, but they are not in the forefront of the diets of most Americans. Common Ground Food Co-op, located in Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall, is setting out to change this with a free demonstration on May 21. The demonstration will show how to make Tex Mex millet salad, Grecian quinoa salad and surprise brown rice salad. “The whole idea is to show how easy whole grains are to work with and what interesting things you can do with them. Even those of us who eat whole grains like brown rice, quinoa and bulgar all winter long will often stop eating whole grains in the warm months because we think of them as heavy and hearty. But there’s no reason to stop eating whole grains in the summer,” said Jacqueline Hannah, the co-op’s general manager and instructor for the demonstration. All of the salads being made are “one bowl

meals,” meaning they are quick and won’t require much cleanup. Not only will she be showing how to make these simple salads, but there will also be samplings. “For those new to whole grains, it’s a great opportunity to try whole grains you might not have heard of before, like quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) from South America, and it’s an opportunity to learn a whole new way to use whole grains for those more experienced with them. I’ll be handing out recipe cards as well as samples of the food,” Hannah said. This demonstration is different from a class; it is completely free and no registration is necessary. Just show up at Common Ground Food Co-op to learn how to add some cheap and nutritious grains into your summer diet, incorporating more common ingredients such as corn, black beans, cilantro and feta cheese. “It is a great opportunity to share with folks how un-intimidating and tasty organic, natural foods really are!” Hannah said. buzz   


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n all-star lineup will take over Mike â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Mollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with the intentions of providing CU with a taste of pure and positive hip-hop done right. The show will feature local favorite Larry Gates, formally of Lorenzo Goetz and currently the face of Curb Service, and Krukid, a well established touring MC with five albums in the works for this year. The two acts are combining forces for a tour-only EP that will only be available at a handful of live shows, including their appearance Friday in Champaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to give fans who come out an exclusive experience,â&#x20AC;? Krukid said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is something we give you that no one else would get unless they came to the show. We appreciate your support, so

we bring you something you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find anywhere else.â&#x20AC;? The tour-only EP and the live performance will be a true hiphop experience, Gates said. It will be a traditional hip-hop show in the sense that Gates is the DJ and Krukid is the rapper; Gates will be doing traditional track scratching and hyping while Krukid raps. The duo has already performed the set in St. Louis and Cincinnati, and following their CU performance they will travel to Chicago and Minneapolis. The two hip-hop enthusiasts and performers have spent years honing their craft and growing as artists individually, but have also been longtime friends who have frequently worked together. In fact, Krukidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first gig in Champaign was opening for Lorenzo Goetz at Cowboy Monkey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known each other for five or six years. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played on his stuff, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rapped on my stuff and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played shows together, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only done a dozen or so actual sets where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional hip-hop â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the DJ and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the rapper,â&#x20AC;? said Gates.

Although the two had wanted to do something together for a while and were excited to tour together, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until Krukid got invited to perform at the premier hip-hop festival Soundset that everything really came together. They used their desire to work together, combined with Krukidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need to get ready for his upcoming festival performance, as the driving force behind the tour and the EP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What [people] should expect is a clean, professional show,â&#x20AC;? Gates said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they want to see it done right, they can come out and see it, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only place they can get the EP. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a little treat for those who come out.â&#x20AC;? Although Gates has performed in just about every room that the Twin Cities offers to musicians, the Mike â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Mollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beer garden holds a special place in his heart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really nothing like it in this community, on a perfect night playing in the beer garden over there. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ivy up the walls, the iron gate, the fountain in there and cobble stone. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a great vibe and a great sound and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to that.â&#x20AC;? Gates and Krukid will take to the beer garden on Friday along with Illegit from Chicago, DJ Legtwo and DJ Bozac from San Francisco. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come and enjoy music thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good representative of a rich, beautiful culture,â&#x20AC;? Krukid said.

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by Emily Carlson For the past three years, Shay Thiele has not just been a piano man, but the Piano Man. Playing every Tuesday at Canopy Club in Urbana, crowds flock to the venue to watch him sing and play some of their favorite covers as they sip on Long Islands. Thiele has become an icon among University students, with his weekly act as a well recognized event. He took some time to chat with buzz about Piano Man and how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gotten to where he is now. Âť buzz: How did you get into playing the piano? Shay Thiele: Basically one day I was listening to some classical piano, and I just decided I really liked it and thought I would try it. I was 18. I played by ear for a few months and then decided that I wanted to get some real lessons. I got some lessons from Millikin University. Âť buzz: What are some popular songs you play every week? ST: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Piano Man,â&#x20AC;? obviously, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Stop Believing.â&#x20AC;? Âť buzz: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your favorite part about Piano Man? ST: I enjoy people singing along and having a good time with me.

Shay Thiele , also known as the Piano Man, plays every Tuesday at Canopy Club. Photo by Jess Easter

Âť buzz: How did Piano Man start? ST: I played classical piano and I played and sang a little bit, and the owner of Canopy came to my house for a party we were having and wanted to start a night and told me to start learning songs. Âť buzz: Is there any song you really hate playing? ST: Sometimes, but not really ... I mean, it happens now and then, because I do it so much. I play three times a week. I like to play a lot. There are some times that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if I can do this.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Âť buzz: Do you have any side projects? ST: I have a band that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m forming up in Chicago right now, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a name yet.

Âť buzz: Are there any songs you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to play? ST: Yeah. Oh yeah. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a million songs out there. A lot of times if someone asks for a song a lot, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn it. I find out what people are requesting a lot and then learn that song. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually how I learn new songs, figure out what people want to hear the most. Âť buzz: How does Piano Man fit in with what you want to do with music? ST: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my job right now. My passion is obviously writing music, but the cool thing about learning songs all the time is you learn what all the great artists before you did to write songs. You learn about songwriting through learning about other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs.

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Robin Hood â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; may 20 - 26, 2010

by Stephanie Ruiz

PG-13 Taking place in 12th century England, Ridley Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Robin Hood is a prequel of â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x153;Šâ&#x153;Š sorts; the story behind the tights-sporting legend and his band of merry men that have become so memorable today. After the death of King Richard the Lionhearted during the Third Crusade, Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe), a common archer in the kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s army, journeys home with three companions after 10 years of battle. Yet, after witnessing the death of Sir Robert Loxley during an ambush by the French, Photo used with permission from Universal Pictures Robin promises to first carry out the dying manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last wish: to return a valuable sword to his father action sequences, a nice blending and balance of in Nottingham. And so, in his first act of thievery, genres, and a gorgeous visual style that just screams Robin not only dons the riches and possessions of Ridley Scott. The acting, too, is superb and filled with the fallen knight, but also his identity. Little does noticeable energy throughout, and Strong manages Robin know, however, he will be forced to remain Sir to prove yet again that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect villain material. Robert Loxley longer than he anticipated after the However, I can certainly see where the gripes knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father Walter (Max von Sydow) asks him to among the critics lie. According to them, this impersonate his dead son so that he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forced to group of so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;merry menâ&#x20AC;? just arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all give up his lands to the crown. All of this, of course, that merry; the humor and adventure that makes is to the initial displeasure of Robertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow, Lady the story of Robin Hood so eternally famous is Marian (Cate Blanchett). replaced by Croweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brooding stare; Marian reMeanwhile, the newly crowned and greedy King nounces her flirtatious damsel in distress persona John (Oscar Isaac) demands harsh taxes from his to become an ass-kicking comrade on the battlesubjects, and invokes the help of Sir Godfrey (Mark field; and the iconic tagline â&#x20AC;&#x153;he steals from the rich Strong) to raise revenue. Little does the king know, and gives to the poorâ&#x20AC;? is still a work in progress. It Godfrey is also acting as a French agent plotting appears that, to the critics, Scott may have been against the kingdom and attempting to stir up civil more interested in portraying a historical period war in England. Soon King John finds himself unwill- than staying true to the story of the witty, adveningly resigned to join forces with his subjects, Robin turous and unconventional hero. included, and wage war against the French and the Yet, regardless of whether or not we enjoy the conniving Godfrey. newest approach on this classic tale, we have to Now, I personally had no hard feelings towards this give credit where credit is due. Scott is basically the movie. We get to see the beginnings of some of our perfect guy for film work like this, and, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it, favorite characters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Little John (Kevin Durand) and he and Russell know how to make a pretty aweFriar Tuck (Mark Addy) included â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and overall itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a some (not to mention successful) team. So, kudos, perfectly decent battle epic with a handful of gripping gentlemen. Kudos.

Hidden gem

Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greatest Dad (2009)

by Nick Martin

Sometimes I forget that Robin Williams is acIn the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key scene, Lance finds his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body tually a solid actor. For every Old Dogs thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lifeless in his bedroom. Instead of letting everyone Good Will Hunting. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even willing to try com- mock Kyle, Lance makes his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death look like edy thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not mainstream approved. Maybe you a suicide. He even writes a fake note explaining thought this was a family comedy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it most cer- how cold and shallow the world really is. After tainly is not. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually about how people react the school newspaper publishes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;? note, to death, the legacies we have after weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gone Lanceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charade starts working too well. Everyone and, most of all, autoerotic asphyxiation. immediately pities and respects Lance because This is not a feel-good comedy. Instead, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a they think his son was a deep, compassionate dark story about a high school English teacher young boy; a book publisher even wants to publish named Lance Clayton (Robin Williams) and his Kyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journals (also ghostwritten by Lance). Wilshithead son Kyle (Daryl Sabara, or the little liams plays the straight man in all of this (which is boy from Spy Kids). Lance gets no respect from hard to believe) by playing a father overwhelmed his co-workers, his students or his girlfriend, by sadness, and this is what makes the film so and his kid treats him worst of all. Kyle enjoys successful. You never know when to laugh and watching scatological German pornography, when to cry, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of the point. saying derogatory comments about girls in his Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greatest Dad was directed by Bobcat class and masturbating while strangling him- Goldthwait, the obnoxious screaming guy from self with a belt. Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greatest Dad straddles the Police Academy movies, and shows he knows the line between â&#x20AC;&#x153;soul-crushing sadnessâ&#x20AC;? and how to craft an intelligent, original comedy. If &2%15%.4-/6)%'/%23 â&#x20AC;&#x153;milk-from-your-nose hilarityâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these aspects youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a movie that pushes the line of 3IGNUPATWWWGQTICOMFORTHE &REQUENT-OVIEGOER#LUB come to a head when Kyle accidently kills him- comedy, tragedy and bizarre sexual fetish, look %ARNPOINTSSEEMOVIESFORABARGAINPRICE self while â&#x20AC;&#x153;stranglebatingâ&#x20AC;?. no further than Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greatest Dad.

3Favorites Ridley Scott films by Syd Slobodnik Alien (1979)

After the glitzy sci-fi spectaculars of Lucas and Spielberg in the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s, Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first major film concerned the working-class crew of the commercial towing spaceship Nostromo. The crew members respond to a distress signal on a distant planet, and soon find themselves fighting the horrors of an alien creature who inhabits the ship and terrorizes their crew. This suspenseful and scary film featured a tough collection of fine, non-glamorous performances by Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. Sigourney Weaverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ripley eventually becomes the crewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely heroine and an icon for feminine strength. Remember, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in space no one can hear you screamâ&#x20AC;?. Blade Runner (1982)

Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s masterpiece recreates the world of scifi author Philip K. Dick. Harrison Ford plays Rich Deckard, an LA cop whose job is to hunt down and terminate replicants, semi-human cyborgs, lead by Rutger Hauer. Imaginative sets and special effects, and the scriptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provocative discussion of racial issues and what it means to be human made this one of the most important, yet misunderstood, films of the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s. The studio never gave Scott the â&#x20AC;&#x153;final cutâ&#x20AC;? and made him add awkward voice over narration and a happy ending on the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original release. True fans of this film prefer the more complete directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cuts, which suggest interesting speculations of Deckardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s origin. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

Five years before the pop Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston hit The Bodyguard, Scott created one of the most effective cop/body guard love stories. Richly photographed by cinematographer Steven Poster, the film concerns a happily married New York police detective (Tom Berenger) who is protecting a wealthy Manhattan socialite (Mimi Rogers), who witnessed a homicide and is now targeted by the man sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accusing. Tensions arise as the reluctant working-class protector slowly falls for the emotionally needy rich gal in a rather believable, melodramatic thriller. Berengerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Detective Mike Keegan is one of his most fully realized performances in this stylish cop tale that gets nicely accented by the famed Gershwin title song in renditions by Sting and Roberta Flack.

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THURSDAY 20 live music Road Song El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano, C, 6:30pm Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr AnSun, C, 7pm The Music of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Iron Post, U, 8pm, $3 Scurvine Mike ’n Molly’s, C, 8pm Fistful of Steel: A Tribute to Rage Against the Machine Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $5 Here Come the Regulars with Jason D Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm Man Made Blast Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm, $5

dj DJ Bozak Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm REMIXXX Thursdays with DJ Bob Bass Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Thursday is the New Friday - School’s Out 88 Broadway, U, 10pm

dance music All Request Thursdays Chester Street, C, 9pm Swing Dance Illini Union, U, 9:30pm

karaoke DJ Bange Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 8:30pm Liquid Courage Karaoke Memphis on Main, C, 9pm CG Productions presents RockStar Karaoke featuring Crazy Craig Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 9pm CG Productions presents RockStar Karaoke featuring Karaoke Opie Bentley’s Pub, C, 9:30pm CG Productions presents RockStar Karaoke featuring DJ Switch Fireside Bar and Grill, C, 10pm



art opening Parkland College Media Arts Student Juried Exhibition Reception Parkland Art Gallery, C, 6pm The award ceremony begins at 7pm

volunteer UC Books to Prisoners Work Session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

kids & families Preschool Story Time Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 10am ARTfusion Douglass Branch Library, C, 4pm

mind/body/spirit Core Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Don Briskin Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4pm, $12 Iyengar Yoga Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 4pm, $14 Ashtanga Yoga with Lauren Quinn Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12 Yin Yoga with Lauren Quinn Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

faith Moms and Grandmas Group University Baptist Church, C, 12pm Undergrad Bible Study University Baptist Church, C, 8:30pm

miscellaneous The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 6pm Yarn and Yak Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 7pm

FRIDAY 21 live music Maria and Co. Luna, C, 12pm Iron Post Jazz Festival Iron Post, U, 4pm Live Jazz Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 7pm Jazz Cafe Urbana High School, U, 7pm Krukid Mike ’n Molly’s, C, 8pm The Virtues Huber’s West End Store, C, 8pm Hard Rock Show Canopy Club, U, 8pm, $5 Buried in Black Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $5 Rocket Science Bentley’s Pub, C, 9pm GTO and The Glasspaks Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm MPH It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm

dj DJ Dreea Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm Top 40 Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3 DJ Delayney Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 No cover before 10pm with U of I or Parkland ID DJ Tim Williams Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm DJs Ian Procell and Reflex Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm Grown KidZ Funk Radio Maria, C, 10pm Fubar Fridays Fubar Lounge, C, 10pm DJ Kosmo Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

Rumor’s Bar and Grill, U, 9pm Karaoke at Po’ Boys Po’ Boys, U, 9pm

sporting event Twin City Derby Girls Roller Derby Bout Savoy Recreational Center, Savoy, 7:30pm, $7

kids & families Spring Prairie Skies William M. Staerkel Planetarium, C, 7pm, $3-$4

mind/body/spirit Power Flow with Amanda Reagan Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Happy Hour Yoga with Amanda Reagan Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30 pm, $12

miscellaneous Spirits From the Sky, Thunder on the Land William M. Staerkel Planetarium, C, 8pm, $4

dj Request Night DJ Boomerang, U, 8pm Nod Your Head To Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm Hip Hop at Bradley’s II Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5 DJ Mertz Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm Firehaus Saturdays Firehaus, C, 10pm DJ Bundy Fireside Bar and Grill, C, 10pm DJ and Dancing Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm


West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara Channing-Murray Foundation, U, 6pm, $10-12


live music


Rock Band Sundays Hosted by MC Remy Bentley’s Pub, C, 8pm Live Karaoke Band Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

Weekly Jazz Jam Session Iron Post, U, 7pm, $2 One Dollar Wild Mondays with Jobu Canopy Club, U, 10pm

Salsa Night with DJ Dr. J Radio Maria, C, 10pm


Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 10am, $12 Amasong: ChampaignHatha Flow Urbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5pm, $12 Spring Concert 2010 Group Meditation and McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, C, Spiritual Discourse Ananda Liina Yoga & Med8pm, $10-$20 itation Center, U, 5pm



live music

open mic

Live Jazz Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 7pm Summerfest 2010 Fireside Bar and Grill, C, 6pm, $5-$10 Unfinished Business Alto Vineyards, C, 7:30pm Withershins, The Dirty dance music Feathers, and Common Ballroom and Night Club Loon Mike ’n Molly’s, C, 8pm, Dancing $5 Regent Ballroom, Savoy, Dave Cooper and Joni 8pm, $8 Dreyer karaoke Huber’s West End Store, CG Productions presents C, 8pm RockStar Karaoke featur- The Curses and The Duke of Uke ing Crazy Craig Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm Senator’s Bar & Grill, SaThe Hillbilly Jones voy, 9pm CG Productions presents Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm, $5 RockStar Karaoke

Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

dance music


Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 10am

Live music at Carmon’s Carmon’s Restaurant, C, 5:30pm

Justin Penrod Memorial Benefit Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $10

CG Productions presents RockStar Karaoke featuring Matt Fear Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 9pm Karaoke with DJ Hollywood It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm

classes & workshops

Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer, 10am Kids Yoga with Kathryn Fitzgerald Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 11:30am, $8 DIY Weekend Wizard Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, C, 1pm In My Backyard William M. Staerkel Planetarium, C, 7pm, $3-$4


Chess Club for Kids Urbana Free Library, U, 4pm

The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm Spirits From the Sky, Thunder on the Land William M. Staerkel Planetarium, C, 8pm, $4 Time Traveling on the Prairie: Closing the Circle Early American Museum, Mahomet, 4pm, $2.50-$5 Registration is required



Event Popular presents: Saturday Nite Mic The Clark Bar, C, 9pm, $5


UC Books to Prisoners Work Session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

kids & families Kids Natural Arts and Crafts Playshops Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 10am, $16 Environmental Education Center Open

live music Brunch with Panache Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 10am Parkland College Guitar Ensemble Performance Urbana Free Library, U, 2pm Live Irish Music with Emerald Rum Blind Pig Co., The, C, 5:30pm

Amasong: ChampaignUrbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus Spring Concert 2010 McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, C, 4:30pm, $10-$20

open mic

classes & workshops


Anything Goes Open Mic dj Night with Jeremy Harper Industrial Night: DJ Memphis on Main, C, SorceryKid presents 8:30pm Nekromancy Chester Street, C, 9pm, $2 stage 80s Night Highdive, C, 10pm Open Stage Red Herring Coffeehouse, karaoke U, 7:30pm Drag Show Acoustic Karaoke with Chester Street, C, 10pm, $4 Steve Meadows Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm


Trivia Night at The Blind Pig Brewery The Blind Pig Brewery, C, 7pm Big Dave’s Trivia Cowboy Monkey, C, 7pm

open mic Open Stage for Bands/ Musicians Memphis on Main, C, 8pm


Class Act presents: C-U Theatresports Class Act, C, 8pm, $5 Book Club - Rosamunde Pilcher’s “Coming Home” Monday Night Comedy Illini Union, U, 8pm Rantoul Public Library, Abe Froman Project Rantoul, 2pm Mike ’n Molly’s, C, mind/body/spirit 9pm Hatha Flow art exhibit Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 3:30pm, $12 Graphic Design: Parkland Vinyasa Flow Yoga with College Student Juried Amanda Reagan Exhibition Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Parkland Art Gallery, C, 1pm, $12 10am Prenatal Yoga with Tami recreation Mor Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Complimentry Hada 5:15pm, $12 Cosmetic Session Hada Cosmetic Medicine miscellaneous Skincare Clinic, C, 9am The Bike Project: Open Please call to reserve Hours your time Urbana-Champaign

literary   may 20 - 26, 2010

I say, in four years, America will go full Kindle. You won’t even be able to buy books anymore!


GAS (Games After School) Rantoul Public Library , Rantoul, 4pm Grades 5-8 Trivia with Evan and Monte Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm Board Game Night Radio Maria, C, 10:30pm

Zoo Improv at Indi Go Gallery Indi Go Artist Co-op, C, 9pm, $2

12pm, $12 Slow Flow with Amanda Reagan Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12



Weekly Red Pin Bowling Special Illini Union, U, 6pm

kids & families

Role Playing Rantoul Public Library , Rantoul, 6:30pm WPGU presents Trivia Diner hosted by Fishing With Dynamite Canopy Club, U, 7pm T-N-T Tuesday Night Trivia with Cara and Tanino Boltini Lounge, C, 7pm

Grad Students and Professionals Weekly Fellowship Lunch University Baptist Church, C, 11:30am

O Baby! Champaign Public Library, C, 10:30am, 11:15am

mind/body/spirit Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Hatha Yoga with Grace Giorgio Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12 Get Flexible at the Yoga Institute Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 5:30pm, $14

miscellaneous The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 5:30pm

Tuesday 25 live music Corn Desert Ramblers Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm The Piano Man Canopy Club, U, 9pm

dj Retro Night Chester Street, C, 9pm

karaoke Route 45 Wayside Karaoke Route 45 Wayside, Pesotum, 8pm Paul Faber hosts Dragon Karaoke The Clark Bar, C, 9pm Rockstar Karaoke Fat City Bar & Grill, C, 10pm

open mic Open Mic Night hosted by Mike Ingram Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm


Wednesday 26 live music

Donnie Heitler: Solo Piano Great Impasta, U, 6pm Traditional Irish Music at Bentley’s Pub Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm literary Dave Cooper, Joni Dreyer, and Brad Hendricks Red Herring Fiction Senator’s Bar & Grill, SaWorkshop Channing-Murray Founda- voy, 7:30pm Caleb Cook tion, U, 7:30pm Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, volunteer 9pm UC Books to Prisoners dj Work Session Urbana-Champaign InTango Night with DJ Joe dependent Media Center, Grohens U, 7pm Cowboy Monkey, C, 8pm Old School Night kids & families Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm Wild West Wednesday Rec Zone Savoy Recreational Center, It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm Boys Night Out with DJ Savoy, 3:45pm, $4-$6 Randall Ellison This program is for kids Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm ages 5-12 I Love the 90’s Story Time Champaign Public Library, Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm C, 6:30pm dance music For ages 2-5. Rave To The Grave: lgbt Dance Night eQuality Champaign-Ur- Canopy Club, U, 9pm Weekly Salsa Night bana meeting Wesley-United Methodist Cowboy Monkey, C, Church & Wesley Founda- 10pm tion, U, 7pm

mind/body/spirit Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Don Briskin Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4pm, $12 Ashtanga Yoga with Lauren Quinn Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12 Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

game-playing Pokemon Fan Club Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 5:30pm Route 45 Wayside - Bags Tourney Route 45 Wayside, Pesotum, 7pm, $5 Euchre Tournament Po’ Boys, U, 7:30pm Bingo Mike ’n Molly’s, C, 9:30pm

Community Connections and Outreach Group Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 6pm

kids & families Storyshop at the Branch Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am For children from preschool through first grade

Staerkel Planetarium Parkland College 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Friday, May 21st 8 - 9 p.m. This show is about the Pawnee tribe and how their legends grew from sky watching. Almost anything about prairies, Native Americans, skywatching stories, and planetariums sounds great to me. — Jeanine Russell, Food & Drink Editor

English Country Dancing Philips Recreation Center 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Saturday, May 22 7 - 10 p.m. $2 Maybe, I’ve seen Pride and Prejudice one too many times. Maybe, I’ve taken too many classes on early British literature. Maybe, I just have to have an excuse to make a fool of myself on a dance floor. Regardless, I will be getting my groove on 18th century style this Saturday. — Lauren Hise, Community Editor

community Community Meeting on National Health Reform Champaign Public Library, C, 6pm Girls’ Night Chabad Center for Jewish Life, C, 8pm

mind/body/spirit Core Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12 Candlelight Yoga with Kim Morin Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

faith Grad Students and Professionals Bible Study University Baptist Church, C, 7pm


International Karaoke hosted by Paul Faber V. Picasso, U, 9pm

The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 6:30pm

Open mic at Green St. Green St. Cafe, C, 8pm Open Stage Comedy Night Memphis on Main, C, 9pm

Sprits from the Sky, Thunders on the Land



open mic

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classes & workshops Eating Healthy on a Budget Common Ground Food Coop, U, 6pm

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Fistful of Steel: A Tribute to Rage Against The Machine Canopy Club 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Thursday, May 20 9 p.m. - midnight $5 I like loud music. More importantly, I like screaming in music. Therefore, going to see a Rage Against The Machine cover band sounds like perfect fodder for me to get my rocks off. If you do not like loud music I’m sorry, but we cannot be friends. Well, we probably could, but you’d have to earn my friendship by constantly buying me fun dip and peanut butter. — Matt Carey, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Krukid and Curb Service Mike ’n Molly’s 105 N. Market St., C. Friday, May 21 9 p.m. $5 Three years ago, Krukid was the first musician I interviewed for buzz, and after talking to him again last week, he was also the most recent. He’s always really understood what he was doing and why he was doing it and always emphasized his dedication to doing things for himself, and not conforming to what’s going on around him. In those three years, I’ve also never actually gotten to see him perform live. I’ve always been a Larry Gates fan, both in Lorenzo Goetz and Curb Service, so I’m really excited to see what these two can do together! Also, I want to get my hands on a copy of their EP that will only be available at the show. — Emily Carlson, Music Editor



by Jo SangEr and Ross Wantland

dealing with rapists R ecently, Ross had an opportunity to visit with some nationally respected sexperts. As we discussed what sexual violence prevention looked like, they made the point that they don’t believe there is any point in working with perpetrators of sexual violence; they are always going to rape. We should instead work to make their behaviors more obvious and less acceptable. “Doin’ It Well” wanted to look a little at what sexual violence prevention might look like — and what we should do about rapists. Us or Them?

Research tells us that sexual violence perpetration is a heavily gendered crime. Approximately 98-99% of sexual violence — reported to police or anonymously reported in research — is perpetrated by men. However, men or women can be victims or perpetrators of sexual violence. Dr. David Lisak’s research looks at the prevalence of perpetrator behavior among men. Although most rapists are men, most men are not rapists. Although the stats vary by population, around 5-10% of men report behaviors that would be legally defined as rape. Lisak’s work looks at the “undetected rapist” — men whose behavior is sexually violent, but falls under the radar because they don’t match the stereotype of a rapist. Additionally, these men were responsible for the vast majority of the sexual assaults in Lisak’s survey. They aren’t jumping out of bushes,

Can’t live with ’em, can’t kill ’em ...

they aren’t using weapons. These men use persistence, force, alcohol and intimate relationships to commit rape. The sexperts suggested that this work meant we should “other” men who rape — stigmatize and ostracize them in our communities. How we define “rape” really intrigues us. Often, we only “count” violence that falls past a legal line, but what about violence that may not be illegal (such as emotionally pressuring another person into having sex), but emotionally traumatic. For “Doin’ It Well,” we find it useful to think about a continuum of sexual violence, one that includes illegal behaviors (“big stuff”), but also the smaller, degrading and/or violent behaviors. When we broaden the definition, the line between “rapists” and “not rapists” isn’t so clear. When we’re okay with this “small stuff,” we create an environment where rape may not be seen as so bad.

undetected rapists that Lisak talks about, but their behaviors and recognition are still instructive. And the ways they worked to be accountable for (rather than avoid) their behaviors is also important. Prevention often gets confused with risk reduction. Prevention focuses on the actions of the perpetrator and intervening to stop those behaviors; risk reduction focuses on the survivor’s actions. Both have a place, but both are very different. And the responsibility of the actions should be placed upon the perpetrator, who — whether they call it “rape” or not — has made active choices to get there. When we talk about some men’s violence as inevitable, we may unintentionally stop holding these men accountable. How can we hold people who commit sexual violence accountable, and also not see it as inevitable? By making perpetrators “other,” we avoid our own accountability for allowing their behaviors (as a community) in the first place.

What is prevention?

Ross has worked with a number of men who have recognized that they have committed some behavior on a continuum of sexual violence. Many of them did not initially name their behavior “rape” or “violence;” there wasn’t a weapon or fighting, or any of the other stereotypes about what sexual violence looked like. But, after discussing openly with other men, they were able to identify the ways that they may not have listened or paid attention to their sexual partner. These men may not be the serial

It Takes a Village ...

At a Native Feminisms conference, several scholars struggled with the issue of interpersonal violence. What would it mean, they asked, if we couldn’t simply send violent people out of our community, but we had to make room for holding them accountable within our community? For many of us, it isn’t this simple; the perpetrators are also people we love and care about. What should we be doing to hold these men accountable?

Too often, we rely upon the criminal justice system as the only source of accountability. Also, the criminal justice system (especially prison) seems to be an unlikely tool to educate someone about the wrongs of sexism, racism or homophobia. Can we imagine additional ways of accountability that are community-based? Our formal communities (i.e., clubs, religious centers, schools) and informal communities (i.e., neighborhoods, sports fans) have a lot of power to say, “You can’t do that here,” but we rarely use it. To the sexperts point, we do need to make these “undetected” rapists more detectable and call out the behaviors. What we do after that is the real question. Can we change our allowance of the “small stuff?” Can we place expectations and safety checks to stay alert to this violence, and also provide the kinds of education and support that perpetrators need to change their behaviors? The end of sexual violence cannot be achieved through dehumanizing any group of people. Rapists are not just “those people,” rapists are “us.” Think about what it would take to rehumanize both rapists and survivors. This work may be painful and difficult, but it also can begin to heal us as individuals and as a community from this violence. Jo and Ross want your questions and thoughts! E-mail them at

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(March 21-April 19) All of us have gaps in our education. You and I and everyone else alive have dank pockets of ignorance that diminish our humanity and musty pits of naivete that prevent us from seeing truths that are obvious to others. We all lack certain skills that hold us back from being more fulfilled in our chosen fields. That’s the bad news, Aries. The good news is that the gaps in your education will be up for review in the coming weeks -- which means that it’ll be an excellent time to make plans to fill them. Here’s a good way to get started: Be aggressive in identifying the things that you don’t even know you don’t know.




(April 20-May 20) You don’t have to answer to anybody this week, Taurus. You don’t have to defend yourself, explain yourself, or compromise yourself. I mean, you can do those things if you want to be super extra nice, but there won’t be any hell to pay if you don’t. It’s one of those rare times when you have more power than usual to shape the world in accordance with your vision of what the world should be. I’ll go so far as to say that the world needs you to be very assertive in imposing your will on the flow of events. Just one caveat: Mix a generous dose of compassion in with your authoritative actions.


(May 21-June 20) When Paul McCartney first got the inspiration to write the song “Yesterday,” he had the melody and rhythm but couldn’t get a feel for what the lyrics should be. For a while, as he was waiting for the missing words to pop into his brain, he used nonsense stand-in phrases. The dummy version of the first line was “Scrambled eggs, oh my dear, you have such lovely legs.” This approach could be useful for you in the coming weeks, Gemini. As you create a fresh approach or novel departure in your own life, you might want to show the patience McCartney did. Be willing to keep moving ahead even though you don’t have the full revelation quite yet.


(June 21-July 22) I suspect you’re going to feel a bit constrained in the coming weeks, Cancerian -- maybe even imprisoned. I suggest you make the best of it. Rather than feeling sorry for yourself and spiraling down into a dark night of the soul, try this: Imagine that you’re a resourceful hermit who’s temporarily under house arrest in an elegant chalet with all the amenities. Regard this “incarceration” as a chance to start work on a masterpiece, or upgrade your meditation practice, or read a book you’ve needed an excuse to lose yourself in. Believe it or not, your “deprivation” could be one of the best things that has happened to you in a while.


(July 23-Aug. 22) I won’t be surprised if people begin to compete for your attention. There may even be some pushing and shoving as they jostle to get closer to you. At the very least, you can expect a flurry of requests for your time and energy. What’s this all about? Well, your worth seems to be rising. Either your usefulness is flat-out increasing or else those who’ve underestimated you in the past are finally tuning in to what they’ve been missing. So here’s my question and concern: Will you get so seduced by what everyone asks you to give them that you lose sight of what you really want to give them? I suspect there will be a difference.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) I’m not saying that you should create a superhero identity for yourself and embark on a campaign to combat injustice. But if you’ve ever wondered whether the life of a costumed crusader is right for you, it’s an excellent time to experiment. Your courage will be expanding in the coming weeks. Your craving for adventure will be strong, too. Even more importantly, your hunger to do good deeds that reach beyond your own self-interest will be growing. Interested? Check out the Superhero Supply website to get yourself operational. It’s at www.

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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) All 26 of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ stories about Tarzan are set in Africa, but he never once visited that continent. And Bram Stoker didn’t feel the need to travel to the Transylvanian region of Romania in order to write about it in his novel Dracula. But I don’t recommend this approach to you in the coming weeks, Libra. If you want to cultivate something new in your life by drawing on an exotic influence, I think you should immerse yourself in that exotic influence, at least for a while. If you want to tap into the inspiration available through an unfamiliar source, you need to actually be in the presence of that unfamiliar source. (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Why would you choose this bright, sunny moment to descend into the dark places and explore the fermenting mysteries? What renegade impulse would move you to turn away from the predictable pleasures and easy solutions, and instead go off in quest of more complex joys and wilder answers? Here’s what I have to say about that: I think you long to be free of transitory wishes and fleeting dreams for a while so that you can get back into alignment with your deeper purposes. You need to take a break from the simple obsessions of your grayish, pokerfaced ego, and re-attune yourself to the call of your freaky, evergreen soul.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Sufi holy man Ibn ‘Ata Allah was speaking about prayer when he said the following: “If you make intense supplication and the timing of the answer is delayed, do not despair of it. His reply to you is guaranteed; but in the way He chooses, not the way you choose, and at the moment He desires, not the moment you desire.” While I don’t claim to be able to perfectly decipher the will of the divine, my astrological research suggests that you will soon get a definitive answer to a question you’ve been asking for a long time. It may come softly and quietly, though, and from a direction you don’t expect, and with a nuance or two that’ll test your reflexes.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) “Is Fast Food Too Tempting?” read a headline in The Week magazine. The accompanying article discussed whether people have the right to blame and even sue McDonald’s and Burger King for their health problems. In my opinion, we might as well add other allegedly appealing poisons to the discussion. “Is heroin too tempting?” “Is cheating on your lover or spouse too tempting?” “Is watching TV five hours a day too tempting?” I hope you’re seeing where I’m going with this, Capricorn. The coming weeks will be a good time to take personal responsibility for any supposedly fun activity you’re doing that warps your character or saps your energy. It’s prime time to end your relationship with stuff that’s bad for you.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) “The mind loves order, the heart loves chaos, and the gut loves action,” says my astrological colleague Antero Alli. The ideal situation is to honor each of these needs, keeping them in a dynamic balance. But now and then, it’s healthy to emphasize one over the other two. According to my astrological analysis, you’re entering one of those times when the heart’s longing for chaos should get top priority. But if you do choose to go this way, please promise me one thing: Do your best to tilt toward the fascinating, rejuvenating kind of chaos and tilt away from the disorienting, demoralizing kind.


(Feb. 19-March 20) When people are truly dehydrated, the impulse that tells them they’re thirsty shuts down. That’s why they may not know they’re suffering from a lack of water. In a metaphorically similar way, Pisces, you have been deprived so long of a certain kind of emotional sustenance that you don’t realize what you’re missing. See if you can find out what it is, and then make measured (non-desperate!) plans to get a big, strong influx of it. The cosmic rhythms will be on your side in this effort!

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203 S. Sixth, C. August 2010. Large 4 bedrooms, 2 bath. Balconies, laundry, covered parking. Starting at $250/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP 352-3182

508 E. STOUGHTON, C. August 2010. Huge 1 bdrm plus den. Close to Engineering & C/S. A/C, Laundry, Parking $55/mo. Rent from $620/mo to $655/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 209/211 E. Clark, C. 2 bed/1 bath furnished Starting at $625/mo for August 2010 Green Street Realty 24 E. Green St. Suite 10 Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 356-8750

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203 Healey, C. Fall 2010. Great location on the park. Private balconies. Fully furnished 3 bedrooms, $310/person. Parking, laundry, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP 352-3182

307, 310 E. White, C 307, 309 Clark, C Fall 2010. Large studio, double closet, well furnished. Starting from $350/mo. Behind County Market. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP 352-3182

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John Street Apartments 58 E. John, C. August 2010. Studio, two, three bedrooms, fully furnished. 10 month lease available. Dishwasher, center courtyard, on-site laundry, central air, parking. Starting at $298/ person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP 352-3182 Furnished 1 BR 110 E. John. Lofts on John, which include w/d, dishwasher, ice maker, and loft bedrooms. Available for the Fall. $750/mo. Call 356-1407

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1005 S. Second, C. Fall 2010 studio and 4 bedroom penthouse. Secured building. Private parking, laundry on-site. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP 352-3182

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102 N. GREGORY, U. Aug 2010. Close to Illini Union. 2 bdrms $540/mo. Carpet, Laundry. Parking $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-173

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509 E. White, C. August 2010. Large Studio and 1 bedrooms. Security entry, balconies, patios, furnished. Laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP 352-3182

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Crystal Lake Park Large 1 BR and study; 2 BR August, convenient to campus 217-840-5134


PET FRIENDLY 2BR, 1.5BA, on busline, on-site laundry, Avail July/Aug, limited off street parking, from $675 308 E Iowa, U

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GIGANTIC 1 Bedroom Fully Furnished one bedroom apartment only 2-1/2 blocks from campus! High speed Internet included. Washer and dryer in the apartment. Available Aug 2010. $640/month. Advantage Properties 217-344-0394

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703 W. Church, C. Aug 2010. Close to downtown in quiet location on busline. 1 bdrm $440/mo. 2 bdrms. $500/mo. Patio/ Balconies, Central A/C, Gas Heat, Carpet, Laundry in building. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873



Crestview Commons On Florida Ave in Urbana. Huge 2 BR apts, off-street parking, pets OK, next to park, near U of I. $595/ month. Great move-in specials. 217-344-2072. Managed by Ramshaw Real Estate.

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806 S. Locust, C Avail Aug 2010. 4 bedroom house completely remodeled. Big screen T. V. $2,000/mo. Call for showing time. Barr Real Estate, Inc. 356-1873

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512 W. GREEN, C. Aug 2010. Double security brick building in excellent location. Large 2 bdrm apts with approx 800 sq. ft. Parking, Central A/C, Carpet, Laundry facilities. On busline. Rents $530/mo to $550/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873

511 -513 S. ELM, C. Aug. 2010. Corner of W. Green and Elm in quiet, attractive building with locked security entrance. Large 2 bdrm. apts with approximately 770 sq. ft. Free covered parking, laundry in building, Central A/C, Gas Heat, Carpet. On busline. Rent starts at $540/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873

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804 S. Race, U Available August 2010. 1 bedroom with hardwood floors, free parking. Rent $410/mo. Call for a showing time. Barr Real Estate, Inc. 356-1873


705 W. CHURCH, C. Aug 2010. Very attractive apts located near downtown. On busline. Large apts. Balconies or patios. One bdrms from $425/mo. Two bedrooms from $475/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873

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May 20 - 26, 2010 



going the distance How to put the “run” in “beer run” I don’t run all that much anymore. Believe it or not, I used to get out there five or six days a week. I did it so much, in fact, that I actually began to like it quite a lot. I assume it was sort of like a movie with subtitles for me. I can’t say it didn’t suck at least a little bit at the time, but afterwards, I usually felt very good about myself for having done it. I’ve decided it’s probably time to start running again. It won’t be any long distances or anything crazy, and I have no longterm goals for it other than losing a little weight and having a little more energy. It’s something else, too. I can’t believe I’m even saying this, but I sort of miss going for a run every day.

Eventually, the running became a habit. I’d usually go three or four miles a day. I slept like a baby every night, and I never really worried about what I ate. I still drank a crapload of beer, but I didn’t even feel as hungover most of the time. My body was actually functioning somewhat properly. It felt strange because I wasn’t used to it, but either way, it felt pretty good. I kept running for many years and then it began to taper off a little bit. It seemed like the days got a little shorter or something. There just wasn’t enough time to run, work, watch TV, eat and get tanked up. Sadly, I picked one thing I enjoyed doing and cut back on that. I was only running once or twice a week, and then the distance got shorter. I’d put on my running shoes, jog a half block then turn around and walk home because I was afraid I’d miss something important on TV, I assume it was sort of like a movie with as if there actually was such subtitles for me. I can’t say it didn’t suck at a thing. I tried to get back into it, least a little bit at the time, but afterwards, but it was hard. I joined a gym and tried to run on a I usually felt very good about myself for treadmill. This was surprishaving done it. ingly better than I expected it to be, which in no way means I started running in college. As with most it wasn’t still terrible. The treadmill was okay things I’m involved with, it was a bit of an ac- if there was a spiffy girl on the treadmill in cident to begin with. My roommate had bor- front of me. The treadmill was pretty far from rowed my car and there was a baseball game okay if there was a guy who looked just like about to start. This was fine and good until I me on the treadmill in front of me. The other realized I was in a dirty-ass apartment without problem was that there was always a TV on. beer. There was not even a car to drive my lazy This was great if it was sports, but often it was ass to resupply. The game was going to start the Food Network. I’d be so freaking hungry in 20 minutes and I was sort of screwed. I did after the first 20 minutes of my run that I’d the only thing a pathetic sort like myself could end up sprinting to my car, and then to the do. I threw on some shorts and began jogging nearest grocery store. It seemed like it simply my way to the liquor store. I made it all the way wasn’t working. there, got a 12-pack, and jogged back. It was Now I feel like I’m ready to do it the way I used probably a mile round trip, but at least it felt to — outside, rain or shine. I’m not sure if I’ll go like I was doing something. in the morning or the evening. The morning run That day, the beer even tasted better than is great, but I become pretty narcoleptic by the usual, I suppose for some dipshit reason like afternoon. Evening is better, but it can really I had earned it or something. The next day, I, interrupt or postpone my cocktailing. of course, needed more beer. I had a car this We’ll see how it goes. It’s fairly easy to be time, but I still felt like running. I drove to the determined and focused after a few days, but liquor store that day, but I also went for a run. I know it will get tougher down the road. That’s It seemed like a prudent idea to not exercise the problem; it’s something you really have to my way to buy beer every day. It was a small commit to. I suppose you can just run every once college town and it didn’t take long to gain a in awhile, but then your little hobby simply bereputation. I had little desire to be referred to comes getting sore rather than running. So, for as the “Running 12-Pack Guy” for the rest of my right now I intend to drag my tired ass off the higher education. I really liked the run, though. couch and hit the streets. If nothing else, I know Water tasted better, food tasted better, and I’ll feel better mentally, and there’s something be even beer tasted better. It’s amazing because said for that. Who knows, if it’s like college and the beer had always tasted pretty damn good makes the beer taste all that much better, I may to begin with. be in for a longer run than I even imagined.



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May 20, 2010