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My relationship with social media is, like many passionate relationships, rocky. Since becoming an editor, I have spent an unhealthy amount of time writing, reading blogs, noticing trends, attempting to connect with my idols via Twitter and performing other tedious and unnecessary Internet actions. Even before I decided that I wanted to be a writer, I took an interest in the lives of my friends. I think my desire to connect with others and learn about their life experiences has something to do with why I chose to pursue journalism. That’s one of the reasons I love social media. It allows us to connect with others. After rapper Danny Brown received oral sex on stage from a female fan, his friend and fellow artist Kitty Pryde took to the Internet to blog about the act on Vice's music subsidiary, Noisey. She explained the confusion she felt seeing a fan walk to the stage, pull down his pants and perform a sex act on Brown without his consent in an extremely public venue. She wrote about how frustrated she felt in the aftermath of the incident: “I’m mad that a person thought it was okay to pull another person’s pants down during their performance in front of about 700 other people. I’m mad that a person thought it was a good idea to perform a sex act on another person without their consent. I’m mad that nobody made her leave. I’m mad that Danny had to actually wonder what he was supposed to do at that point.” Social media is great for this. It encourages the breaking down of barriers between fans, media members and celebrities, revealing that everyone is human, after all. But of course, the increased emphasis on being heard can also be the most discouraging part of social media, blogging or any type of public craft or art. With no tone or body language involved, it’s nearly impossible to tell when someone on the Internet is being sarcastic, genuine, facetious or just insane. Read any of your favorite celebrity’s Facebook posts, then read the responses they get from their “fans.” Masses of humans on the Internet said Brown “asked for it.” Men said he should be grateful. A woman said he was a scumbag and therefore deserved this. Everyone has their opinion, everyone picks a side based on little information and a lot of conjecture, and everyone therefore suffers. Another element of the situation is masculinity. Rappers and rock stars often have to live up to society’s expectation that men shouldn’t show their emotions. Society says men should be strong, silent, confident and never complain. They should love sex, all the time. If they ever turn it down, they're labeled "pussies" by Internet tough guys. The world, and the Web, are confusing.



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Memorial Day BY KAROLINA ZAPAL Memorial Day’s main purpose is to honor Americans who have died in war, but it also serves as a bookend for summer vacation and offers most people a nice day off work. Many recognize the day of celebration and remembrance by planting American flags in homes, gardens and memorials. It is also the gateway for visits to the cemetery, participation in parades and all-around pride to be an American. Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, which means this weekend marks the start of many summertime activities. Sholem Aquatic Center in Champaign is enjoying its seasonal opening this weekend with fun games and activities, including face painting and a Q&A with the lifeguard staff. Memorial Weekend is also the perfect time to kick off camping season! Kickapoo State Park near Danville is the perfect place for camping, hiking, fishing and scuba diving. What could be better than a long weekend in the wilderness away from the hustle and bustle of a busy schedule? Whatever you choose to do this Memorial Day, remember to honor those who died serving our country. But also make sure to enjoy your day off, even if it’s only by picking up a good book or sharing a few good laughs with family and friends.

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share lifelong, companionate love with one person on this earth, male or female, it would be Anthony Bourdain. I feel as if I have already taken several vacations with the world’s most prominent travel writer. While most TV personalities/journalists simply present information to the viewer, Bourdain immerses himself in local culture, bringing the viewer along for the experience. He continuously pushes his own boundaries; he recently left the Travel Channel for CNN because they could provide him with the resources and clout to film in more “difficult” countries like Myanmar and Libya. While he is a “foodie,” he understands that the real prize of a good meal is great, interesting company, as he rarely criticizes local cooking and instead focuses his attention to whoever sits at the dinner table with him. Bourdain attemps to understand peoples’ differences, even devoting an entire episode of No Reservations to a day in the life of conservative rock ‘n' roll icon Ted Nugent, the ideological opposite of Bourdain. He is my ideal travel companion and man crush numero uno. Gripe Maddie Rehayem Maddie Rehayem Music Editor Music Editor


» Cat calls: To the old man who whistled at me on my bike from the safety of his pickup truck window: fuck you. It’s thanks to creeps like you that females like me have to worry about sick shit like this every time it’s as hot as the devil’s ass outside and we want to wear shorts. I hope your wife is cheating on you, you motherfucker. I only wish I had time to flip you off before your cowardly ass drove away. The next sick fuck who tries something like this with me will quickly learn that he messed with the wrong bitch. Gripe Kevin Kuk Kevin Kuk Designer Designer


» Knocking on doors: Knocking on doors is a common courtesy practiced by the majority of the population. People often get comfortable enough with certain friends and family members to NOT knock before entering a room, and I’m cool with that. But what’s been bothering me for the past few months has been the “triple-knock-and-enter-without-response” technique. The technique involves three extremely fast knocks followed by an immediate entrance. Why knock at all if you don’t wait for a response? I’d rather have you come in without knocking instead of making me bend my brain around this vexing behavior.

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Week of Friday, May 24 – Thursday, May 30, 2013 Blancanieves (PG-13) The best-loved film from Ebertfest 2013 | 35mm print Fri: 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 | Sat: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 Sun: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 | Mon: 7:30 PM Tue: 5:00 PM | Wed: 3:00 PM | Thu: 7:30 PM Beyond the Hills (NR ) Tue: 7:30 PM The Goonies (PG) Fri & Sat: 11:59 PM Sun: 11:30 AM | Thu: 10:00 PM Pens to Lens Awards Gala FREE | Films made from scripts by local youth Wed: 7:00, 9:30 126 W. Church St. Champaign

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Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. Used with permission from Warner Bros. Pictures.


az Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz era classic romance, The Great Gatsby, is such a hollow exercise of artificial visual excess, you almost feel you’re watching animation. For the millions who first discovered this fascinating story in school, this first new version of the tale of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan since the lavishly produced 1974 Robert Redford/Mia Farrow version should have focused on the compelling human emotions of this tale. Instead, Luhrmann creates a plethora of computer-generated vistas, from the castle-like, mythical home of Jay Gatsby (which is strangely more reminiscent of Citizen Kane’s Xanadu), the glitzy sights of the skyscraper towers of Manhattan and the ugly valley of dust that exists between the two worlds. It’s almost as if Tim Burton conceived of this visual design and art direction of this version. In fact, in one of Nick Carraway’s (Tobey McGuire) first scenes, he’s wearing a tweed suit and striped bow tie that could pass for Pee-wee Herman. The intensely made-up and ‘20s fashioned Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki) could pass for Popeye’s steady gal-pal Olive Oyl.

Like a dependable star quarterback on a last place football team, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gatsby is the sole jewel in the mess of excessive camera movements, overhead pan shots, sped up action, glitter and confetti filled shots of happy champagne swilling young people. DiCaprio adds an honest attempt as the passionate, mysterious Gatsby, the World War I veteran who may be a gangster killer, bootlegger or relative of the German Kaiser, and man who holds endlessly long, mad parties on West Egg for all sorts of social elites while pining for a lost love. In DiCaprio's decade or so of working with Martin Scorsese, and many more years since his teen idol versions of Romeo & Juliet and Titanic, he is so much better than this feebly conceived remake. Luhrmann and co-screenwriter Craig Pearce even create an awkwardly contrived frame for narrator Nick Carraway’s storytelling of Gatsby’s life. They begin the tale with the Midwestern bond salesman and Gatsby neighbor, Nick, in a sanitarium suffering from “morbid alcoholism,” a victim of the lost generation of the Roaring Twen-

ties. As a part of his therapy, Nick's doctor has him begin writing about his disillusioned feelings about people and especially of his friend Gatsby. At various times, Luhrmann adds to his visual clutter by flipping the handwritten and typed manuscript lines in large print across the screen, as if we were witnessing the creative flurry of Nick’s written memories. Gatsby love interest Daisy is played by the incredible young star Carey Mulligan, who despite being obviously appealing and sexy, delivers an overly controlled performance, seeming dull and flattened out by all the technical glitz and frenzied pace of this drama. Daisy’s husband Tom is played with needed verve by Joel Edgerton. But this simplistic treatment of this classic American novel is not a valid compliment to Fitzgerald’s storytelling legacy and should never be a substitute for the more pleasurable experience of the 120-some pages of Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. For those for whom it matters, the film is even shown in 3-D, adding more dimension to Luhrmann’s already-full screen.

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Engineering Cupcakes

Meet Amanda Wyatt from Cream and Flutter

Amanda Wyatt's advice on baking

by Anna Hecht

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Amanda Wyatt of Cream and Flutter. Photo by Animah Boakye

many, the life of an entrepreneur may seem unconventional, even slightly frightening. While many have only fantasized about saying goodbye to the traditional 9-to-5 day job, Amanda Wyatt, owner of local bakery Cream and Flutter, said she “loves the freedom of being an entrepreneur.” Wyatt’s original connection with ChampaignUrbana began when she attended the University and majored in general engineering. Following graduation, however, Wyatt turned her career around and started Cream and Flutter in downtown Champaign with her sister, Trisha Sutton. “We wanted to create an original concept that our customers could really engage with,” Wyatt said. “We were looking for a creative avenue

and also one that allowed us to be connected to a community.” The Cream and Flutter name was inspired by both tangible and intangible elements. “Cream” meaning things like pastries and confections, and “Flutter” being intangible aspects, such as emotions and experiences. Wyatt said the idea behind their business is that Cream and Flutter’s products and services will evolve over time, but their style will remain consistent. The young entrepreneur said it’s her personal passion and appreciation for beauty and uniqueness that inspired her to pursue a design-focused career. Wyatt, who draws inspiration from her travels, her relationships, artists, magazines, blogs and retail brands, said the interior design

and environment of Cream and Flutter is something she takes very seriously. Although the Cream and Flutter brand is very much centered on design and creating aesthetically pleasing products, Wyatt said a lot of care goes into producing the best possible “handcrafted artisan pastries and confections.” According to the Cream and Flutter website, all products are made through the sourcing of “natural, highquality and local ingredients.” In addition to using quality ingredients, Cream and Flutter sets itself apart by changing its dessert menu with each season. While chocolate, vanilla and red velvet are their signature cupcake flavors sold year-round, Wyatt said two seasonal flavors are also added to the menu, depending on the time of year. These seasonal flavors include a “Pumpkin Spice Cupcake” in the fall and a “Salted Caramel Cupcake” during Valentine’s Day season. “The seasonal flavors are not the same year after year,” Wyatt said. “We keep working to improve and bring a fresh perspective to our menu.” To ensure quality, Wyatt and her baking staff experiment with different recipes and taste test them until they are satisfied with the finished product. “We still experiment today,” she said, “but the process is a bit shorter, as we have learned a lot about what is successful and what isn’t.” Cream and Flutter’s best-selling cupcake, among a diverse demographic of customers, is the red velvet cupcake. From college students to young professionals to families, Wyatt said Cream and Flutter prides itself on being a familyfriendly environment. “We love being able to relate to so many different stages of people’s lives with dessert,” she said.

While entrepreneurship is not for everyone, there’s no reason people shouldn’t continue to practice their passions and creative sides in their free time. For those looking to learn a thing or two about gourmet baking at home, Amanda Wyatt, the owner and founder of local bakery Cream and Flutter, offers expert advice on creating DIY, professional-quality cupcakes at home. Extensive experimentation is something that makes Cream and Flutter’s products stand out, Wyatt said. By trying out different recipes and continuing to improve them, the Cream and Flutter bakery can ensure great taste and quality in their cupcakes. This is an approach Wyatt said she also recommends for at-home bakers. “Look over several versions of a recipe before you decide to get started,” she said. “You may find that each one offers a different approach or explains a step in more clear detail." For inexperienced bakers, Wyatt advises against introducing too many variables into a recipe because it can become difficult to determine why a recipe is working or failing. Whether a given recipe produces a good or bad outcome, she suggests taking notes throughout the experimentation process. By keeping detailed notes, a recipe can be improved upon on the next try. “I always expect to make and tweak a recipe at least 10 to 12 times before I think it is really good,” Wyatt said. Because Cream and Flutter values baking with only the best ingredients, Wyatt said it’s against her nature to suggest cheap recipes. But in order to save time and money, she said there is nothing wrong with buying a storebought cake mix and taking the time to make your own frosting. For a recipe similar to Cream and Flutter’s frosting, Wyatt recommended Martha Stewart's recipe for “Basic Vanilla Buttercream”: BASIC VANILLA BUTTERCREAM Servings: Makes frosting for 30 cupcakes Ingredients »1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature »6-8 cups powdered sugar »1/2 cup milk »1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Directions »Fix mixer with paddle attachment »Cream butter 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy »On low speed, add 6 cups sugar with milk and vanilla »Mix until light and fluffy »Add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach desired consistency (Recipe from http://www.marthastewart. com/336452/billys-vanilla-buttercream) May 23-29, 2013 buzz 5

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Off to the race(s)

Urbana’s second annual Race Street Bash by Anwen Parrott


ach summer, Champaign-Urbana comes to life with spirited summer festivals, many of which have become staples of the season. What faithful Chambana resident could imagine a summer without the Sweetcorn Festival, which annually draws huge crowds out into the late August heat for corn and live music? What would the long days of June be without the Taste of Champaign, a roaring three-day event that features local food vendors and performances? The relatively young Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival has even managed to secure a special spot in the hearts of locals. This year, however, an even younger festival is sure to become one of the high points of the summer. The recently created and continuously expanding Race Street Bash brings something fresh to a season of food-based festivals: a focus on art. The Race Street Bash is, in simplest form, a celebration of the performing arts, both on a professional and personal level. The Bash, which is now in its second year, is an event created, planned and hosted by the Community Center for the Arts. It is a nonprofit, community-based organization that "knocks down walls which hinder people from coming together and participating in the arts," said Angela Urban, communications and planning manager. Rather than placing its focus on bringing one subset of the population to the arts, the organization takes the unique approach of using art as a common ground, a universal language that unites and uplifts all types of people through a shared appreciation of the artistic part of life. In the upcoming months, the organization has a number of events and programs lined up, including a wide variety of music- and artbased summer camps, magic camps, songwriting camps, family camps and even a camp that teaches attendees how to make a music video. A few fundraisers and large-scale events such as the Race Street Bash are also in the works. This year, the Race Street Bash will be entirely outdoors, a carefully thought out move. Last summer, two hours of the inaugural event were outdoors, which produced a street festival vibe that was a big hit for over 400 guests. This time around, the outdoor event will last for four hours, ensuring an afternoon of amusement. “Instead of having a quiet open house, we wanted to get outside, make some music and celebrate with some good old-fashioned carnival fun,” Urban said. If the schedule for the day is any indication, quite a bit of carnival fun is in store for those who attend. Headlining the event will be The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra, a group that is held very near and dear to the Community Center for the Arts staff. “It’s exciting (to have them play), because their style parallels the collaborative nature of our vision,” Urban said.

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Last year's Race Street Bash. Used with permission from the Community Center for the Arts

This performance is sure to be a bittersweet one, as it could very well be one of the last chances to catch the beloved local group before they move to New Orleans. Michael Braswell and Satina’s “Extreme Variety Act” will also perform. This stunt- and trickfilled performance is guaranteed to excite and engage any audience. It's a very fitting choice for a festival such as the Race Street Bash, which attracts everyone from toddlers to parents to teenagers to octogenarians and practically everyone in between. When it comes down to it, who in their right mind doesn’t enjoy street fests? Probably the same people who find chocolate and peanut butter to be an unpleas-

ant combination, and I'm not sure I would want those people there anyway. This year, one promising addition to the Race Street Bash is an interactive electronic try-it tent. The idea for this attraction came from a teenage member of the community center's newly created Kid Corps Volunteer Club. Kai Ebata, a 16-year-old from Urbana, thought it would be a fun idea to bring instruments and equipment to the festival so guests could have the opportunity to experiment with the instruments they saw the performers using. Corson’s Music in downtown Champaign (one of the Bash sponsors) will provide many instruments and pieces of musical equipment so festival-goers

can experience this performance art on an entirely different level. They will no longer simply have the pleasure of listening to beautiful music, but will also have the opportunity to make it. In a street festival experience, the Race Street Bash stands out for all the right reasons. It draws attention to some of the talented individuals who make Champaign-Urbana such a special place to be, while simultaneously encouraging others to explore and appreciate the performing arts. It not only showcases art, but also paves the way for the creation of more of it. The Race Street Bash will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, outside of the Community Center for the Arts building at 103 N. Race St., Urbana.

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PechaKucha Nights at Krannert Art Museum BY CLAIRE SCHROEDER

PechaKucha Night volume 12. Photo by Animah Boakye


rannert Art Museum hosted a fun and unique program of concise and creative presentations on Saturday, May 18, around 8 p.m. The program is called PechaKucha (payCHOCK-a-chaw), and was the 12th volume of PechaKucha nights in Champaign. According to David Michael Moore, one of the event coordinators, the term PechaKucha is Japanese for “chit chat.” PechaKucha shows occur all over the world, but have been going on

in some places for longer than others. According to the PechaKucha website, this presentation format was conceived by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, who were both tired of sitting through long and boring presentations at their architecture company. They decided to organize a series of presentations that would be short and to the point, which later caused the creation of PechaKucha programs in cities around the world. The rules of PechaKucha are that the presenters

are allowed only 20 presentation slides per person, and they can spend no longer than 20 seconds on each slide. As a result, the program fits well into its name of “chit chat,” because the presentations are short and sweet, rather than long, dull and superfluously informative. When asked about how the time limit is enforced during the shows, Moore said that the presenters do not have the option of going over 20 seconds per slide because the slides automatically change after the time is up. He

said the presenters usually rehearse rigorously, in order to prepare themselves for maximizing their potential within the timeframe. While the PechaKucha format seems a little strict, perhaps even stressful, Moore said the opposite feeling is often present during the shows. People have fun with the presentations, and there is actually a good amount of flexibility with the overall format of the show. True, the presenters are never allowed extra time, but there is a variety in the types of presentations that make it into each show. Even though Klein and Dytham created the format to push for shorter presentations in the field of architecture, PechaKucha shows now, including the show in Champaign, offer presenters from beyond the realm of traditional office work. For example, Saturday’s show at Krannert Art Museum featured eight presenters, including an illustrator, a graphic designer, a photographer (described as a “shadow catcher”), a business developer and more. To be chosen as one of the PechaKucha presenters, applicants had to audition with their presentations. The judges must decide between many great presentations, Moore said, in order to narrow the show into a reasonable length. The event organizers aim to offer the audience a variety of subjects, so each show does not have a specific theme. There are often two or more presenters who both seem ready to perform in a show, Moore said, but who have very similar topics to present. As a result, the coordinators usually pick one of them for the upcoming show, and then contact the others later on with the opportunity to present at another show. Consequently, the best presenters almost always have the chance to speak in front of an audience, but each show also has a variety of topics. The unusual start time for the program is part of the show’s unusual format. Since each performance consists of 20 seconds spent on each of the 20 slides, the show begins at 8:20 p.m. (on a 24-hour clock, 8:20 p.m. is 20:20). The admission for the show is free, but audience members must be 18 years or older to enter due to the possibility of mature content. Krannert Art Museum and The Champaign Urbana Design Org (CUDO) sponsored Champaign’s 12th PechaKucha volume. May 23-29, 2013 buzz 7


‘Low and drony with twinkles on top’ Enta’s freshly baked musical cupcake of ‘tasty jams’ is here By Maddie Rehayem


or Enta, the future is dark. Not that things are going downhill for the Champaign band — they recently put out a split release with St. Louis screamo act Strangers Now, recorded more new songs and are touring the Midwest while anticipating another split in the near future. But all their new music is defined by a heavier sound. Whereas former Enta bassist Andy Manaster was

more of a technical player, they recently added Sean Hermann, who is “more boomy,” said Nick Brannock, one of the band’s two songwriters. “I think that’s kind of where we’re going anyway right now,” he said. “A little more large and open.” Though the split release (which can be streamed for free on the Skeletal Lightning Bandcamp page) was recorded with Manaster on bass, Hermann recorded three new songs with Enta, each with dark

that we wouldn’t otherwise think of ourselves.” It was the first time the band had recorded with Brewer. They have plans to do more recordings, and possibly even release a full-length album. In the meantime, they kick off a short tour of the Midwest with Strangers Now this Thursday at Error Records. If you missed either band at Skeletal Lightning Fest in April, this would be a good chance to see them. Brannock can testify for Strangers Now putting on a fun and energetic set, and Enta will play their new songs with more post-metal, heavily droning sound. “Some of our stuff is a little more low and drony, with twinkles on top of it,” he said. “Compared to what we were before, it’s, like, fuckin’ metal.”

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Enta at Skeletal Lightning Fest. Used with permission from Enta

subject matter to match their sound. The songs don’t have names yet, but Brannock said one of them has to do with “modern U.S. courtship.” “I think there’s a never-ending quest to get laid, and I think people’s feelings get stepped on and people do a lot of shitty things to one another in that process,” he said. The other songs are about death. One in particular is about people jumping off buildings, which is something the band has noticed an increase in as of late. A recent death at a parking garage inspired the song. “(Singer/songwriter/guitarist) Dan (Lee) works in that parking garage and was working there when the dude jumped off," Brannock said. "We’re just kind of trying to get into the people’s mind and from their perspective as to why they would jump off a building.” Nick’s long-time friend Ryan Brewer recorded the new tracks with Enta. “I know he’s got a super good ear for tone and recording,” Brannock said. “Recording with him is really good ‘cause he has a lot of good suggestions

Enta/strangers now/ cage·Match/Hank./gula gila/ woodie Error records: 702 s. neil st., champaign Thursday, May 23, doors at 7 p.m. $5 or $10 for entry and the Enta/strangers now split 10-inch All ages


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Co-owner of Priceless Books



ocated on Main Street in downtown Urbana, Priceless Books has been selling and buying used books for roughly two decades. I sat down with co-owner Bill Thornhill to discuss what he’s learned from owning a small business and why used bookstores are so vital to the community. » buzz: How’d you get into the used bookstore business? » Bill Thornhill: We started 20 years ago this month. Originally there were three owners: me, my current partner, Mike Vaillancourt, and his wife, Leslie. We met in graduate school about 12 years before (Priceless Books opened), and we

had talked about eventually, maybe, opening up a used bookstore. At that time, we were all living in North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They eventually moved here and I stayed in North Carolina, but gradually began to move west. Finally, they decided Champaign-Urbana was a good place to open a used bookstore. I was living in Columbus, Ohio, so I packed up all my stuff up, came here and we found this location. » buzz: That’s incredible. Through the years, the market has been rough on bookstores... » BT: Just last week, I was enumerating on my fingers the bookstores that used to be here. I came up with close to 15 that no longer exist that were

in this area 20 years ago. » buzz: Why do you think used bookstores are important? » BT: My favorite bookstores have always been used bookstores. Older stuff that is out of print is just not available in any other place. I’ve always been able to go into used bookstores and see titles that I either didn’t know existed, or I knew existed but thought were long gone. It’s exactly what we find here. During this time of year, we buy a lot of stuff because people are moving out of town. We see lots of titles that years ago we probably figured we would never get another copy of. » buzz: Where do you get most of your used

books from? » BT: It’s a combination of students and faculty members leaving, and people who periodically sell their books just to make room for more stuff. Also, a lot of people sell us books because they want to trade them in for books we have in the store already. » buzz: Any advice for aspiring small business owners? » BT: One of the important things we learned right away was not to try to do too much. We decided pretty quickly that we would limit ourselves to a certain number of books in the store and also limit the kinds of material we buy. Otherwise, it would just get unruly and out of hand. It also gives people a pretty good idea when they walk in of what kinds of things they can find. We also try to be as well organized as we can be. As soon as it became available, we used a database to try and keep track of all of our stock. Most everything in the store is in our computer. If someone calls or walks in and asks for a specific author or title, we can look it up and tell within a few seconds if we have it. One other thing too, if you want to open up a business, find a good location. We just got really lucky that we found this location in downtown. We wanted to be in a downtown area and we found a space that was exactly the right size for what we wanted. It’s surrounded by other small businesses, so I think we got really lucky. » buzz: Do you feel being a part of the Urbana community has affected your business? » BT: We’ve got great customers. Not only do they buy stuff from us, but they supply us with all of the stock that’s in here. We can attribute the quality of what we have in here to the people who have been coming in, some of them for 20 years. » buzz: Final question, do you have any summer picks? » BT: We just got in a book by Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King. Priceless Books is located at 108 E. Main St., Urbana.

Bill Thornhill, co-owner of Priceless Books. Photo by Maggie Su

"I’ve always been able to go into used bookstores and see titles that i either didn’t know existed, or i knew existed but thought were long gone." May 23-29, 2013 buzz 9


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THURSDAY 23Sex Art & other exhibits Exhibit: From Protest to Peace Spurlock Museum 9 a.m. Unconventional Bond: The Strange Life of Casino Royale on Film Spurlock Museum 12 p.m.

Classes, lectures, workshops "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" Matinee Parkland College 10 a.m. "Solar System Safari" Matinee Parkland College 11 a.m.

Family friendly Babies Love Books Champaign Public Library 10:30 a.m.

Food & festivals Chillax with DJ Belly and Matt Harsh Radio Maria 10 p.m.

Mind, body & spirit Warm Flow Yoga Evolve Fitness 12 p.m. Vinyasa Flow with Allen Dick Amara Yoga & Arts 12 p.m.

Classes, lectures, workshops Prairie Skies Parkland College 7 p.m.

Live music & karaoke Family Matters Rosebowl Tavern 9 p.m. Late Night with DJ Belly Radio Maria 10 p.m.

SATURDAY 25 Art & other exhibits Unconventional Bond: The Strange Life of Casino Royale on Film Spurlock Museum 12 p.m.

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SUNDAY 26 Art & other exhibits Unconventional Bond: The Strange Life of Casino Royale on Film Spurlock Museum 12 p.m. Race Street Bash at the Community Center for the Arts! Community Center for the Arts (C4A) 1 p.m.

Food & festivals Hessel Park Concerts Hessel Park 6 p.m.

Live music & karaoke Open Mic Night Phoenix 8 p.m.

Keeping It Sweet Without Parrish Brothers Rosebowl Tavern the Added Sugar: Cooking and Baking with 8 p.m. Natural Sugar Industry Night Common Ground Radio Maria Food Co-op 10 p.m. 1 p.m.

Family friendly Sholem Aquatic Center Opening Weekend Celebration Sholem Aquatic Center 10 a.m. F.I.N.D. Orphy Days at the Orpheum! Orpheum Children's Science Museum 1 p.m.

Mind, body & spirit Gentle Yoga with Kristin McCoy Amara Yoga & Arts 9 a.m.

Miscellaneous Friendshop Bookstore Open Champaign Public Library 1:30 p.m.

Live music & karaoke MONDAY 27

Bob Dylan Birthday Bash! Live music & karaoke Mike N Molly's Cosmopolitan Club at the 18:00:00 Hootenanny University of Illinois Rosebowl Tavern University YMCA Music for a Cure 8 p.m. 7 p.m. Boomerang's Bar and Grill 7 p.m. Lounge Night FRIDAY 24 Radio Maria Dave Pirner 10 p.m. Art & other exhibits (From Soul Asylum) Exhibit: From Protest to Highdive, 8 p.m. Rockstar Karaoke Peace Mike N Molly's Spurlock Museum Salsa night with DJ Juan 10 p.m. 9 a.m. Radio Maria Mind, body 10:30 p.m. & spirit Unconventional Bond: Miscellaneous The Strange Life of Power Flow Yoga with Casino Royale on Film Friendshop Bookstore Candace Thomas Spurlock Museum Champaign Public Library Amara Yoga & Arts 12 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 12 p.m.


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Yoga Fundamentals with Linda Lehovec Amara Yoga & Arts 12:15 p.m.

Movies & theater Abe Froman Project Mike N Molly's 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY 28 Art & other exhibits Unconventional Bond: The Strange Life of Casino Royale on Film Spurlock Museum 12 p.m.

Classes, lectures, workshops "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" Matinee Parkland College 1 p.m. "Flight Adventures" matinee Parkland College 2 p.m. Make Your Own Cheese Common Ground Food Co-op 7 p.m.

Family friendly Goodnight Storytime Champaign Public Library 6:30 p.m.

Between the Lines Book Discussion Group Champaign Public Library 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 29 Art & other exhibits Unconventional Bond: The Strange Life of Casino Royale on Film Spurlock Museum 12 p.m.

Classes, lectures, workshops One-On-One Computer Basics Champaign Public Library 11 a.m.

Family friendly Ready, Set, Read! Champaign Public Library 9:45 a.m. Animal Encounters at the Orpheum Orpheum Children's Science Museum 2 p.m.

Food & festivals Caribbean Grill @ Refinery Lunch to Go Refinery 11 a.m.


FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale Kickapooligans! Champaign Public featuring John McMahon, Library Margaret O'Brien, 12 p.m. Jeff Arrigo, and Live music & karaoke John Coppess The Clark Bar Night Besds 7 p.m. Mike N Molly's 8 p.m.

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Mind, body & spirit

Flow Yoga Living Yoga Center 9 a.m. Ashtanga Full Primary Series with Kelsey Bourgeois Amara Yoga & Arts 7 p.m.

Miscellaneous Tuesday Night Trivia Jupiter's at the Crossing 7 p.m.

Open Decks with DJ Belly Radio Maria 10 p.m. Otter Just Spinning Records Mike N Molly's 10 p.m.

Miscellaneous FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale Champaign Public Library 12 p.m.


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Homer, Ill., on the corner of First and Main streets Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nothing screams summer like a soda festival! With 200 soda flavors at 25 cents a bottle, the Homer Soda Fest seems like a wonderland. If you are committed, you can buy a VIP ticket for $20, which includes unlimited soda tastings and your own tasting glass. The event also features barbecue and bluegrass music along with the tastings. If you are still not intrigued, unique flavors include Dang Butterscotch Root Beer and Cheerwine. I personally want to know what is in Cheerwine... Check out the Homer Soda Fest at —Imani Brooks, Arts & Entertainment Editor


South side of the Illini Union Every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting May 23 If you read buzz a few weeks ago, you may have noticed our story on the Sustainable Student Farm. It’s time to reap their benefits. Produce from the farm will be sold every Thursday on the Quad. Currently, you can expect to find salad green mix, head lettuce, swiss chard, spinach (baby and full size), radishes, turnips, beets, overwintered flowering scallions, basil and transplants (tomato, pepper and basil). —Carrie Mcmenamin, Food & Drink Editor

MAGICIAN: MYRON THE MAGNIFICENT Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Friday, May 24, 4-5 p.m. Free

Want to add a little magic into your Friday afternoon? Head over to the Urbana Free Library to witness the illusions of Myron the Magnificent. For over 20 years, Myron and his assistant, the Lovely Vera, have been mystifying and drawing laughs from audiences of all ages. The show promises full audience participation, so bring your friends! —Maggie Su, Community Editor


Mike ‘N' Molly’s, 105 N. Market St., Champaign Saturday, May 25, 6 p.m. $10 19+ Miss Bob Dylan’s show at Assembly Hall? Mike ‘N' Molly’s has you covered with local bands playing all the best Dylan tunes in celebration of the folk legend’s birthday. —Maddie Rehayem, Music Editor

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Who: Planet Farm/Shitz0/Bill Tucker/Aporia/ Borealis When: Friday, May 24, 7 p.m. Where: Error Records, 702 S. Neil St., Champaign Ages: All ages Cost: $5 Error Records is hosting this month’s Experimental Sounds and Poetry on Friday, May 24. The monthly exhibit usually held at The Math Lab shows off Champaign-Urbana’s wide variety of poetry, spoken word performances and experimental noise music. This month’s showcase includes sets from local drone band Planet Farm and Champaign’s chillwave artist Shitz0, while the likes of Bill Tucker, Aporia and Borealis each make stops in town from other parts of Illinois. Spoken word readings and poetry from JR Jill, Fergus Lynch, Kaitlyn Bradshaw and Jake Lee will be featured in between sets, providing non-stop entertainment throughout the entire night.

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Who: Need/Bailout/Marathon/Unnerve When: Saturday, May 25, 7 p.m. Where: Error Records, 702 S. Neil St., Champaign Ages: All ages Cost: $5 Need will play at Error Records on Saturday, May 25, as the band makes its second stop on a five-day tour. The Champaign band will play with two other hardcore punk bands, Bailout and Unnerve, in a night that promises moshing and music that is loud and in-your-face. The spring tour sees Need go as far west as Denver, Colo. along with two dates in both Missouri and Illinois. Saturday’s show at Error Records will be the first time Need plays a show in the Champaign-Urbana area since playing at Shang-ri La in September of last year. The four-piece hardcore band has been handed more than its fair share of bad luck in the past year, seeing lead singer Jimmy Donovan sidelined by back surgery, while drummer Kyle Lang battles brain cancer.

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