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VOL9 NO21

JUNE 9-15, 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE BOOTH REVIEWS

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Your soon-to-be favorite farmers market booths

DIY RECORD LABEL

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buzz chats with Crippled Sound founder

MORE LIKE PLAN A!

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Emergency contraception explained

COULTER

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Investigating passive aggressive behavior

RAISIN’ HECK 6 ON THE217.COM COMMUNITY Esteban’s coming home from Spain! Is he excited to come back to cornfields and college life? Will he miss Spain? What will he do next?!

MUSIC buzz came back from Summer Camp, and we have the pictures and the stories to prove just how cool we are for going.

FOOD & DRINK Experienced griller? Newbie griller? Just love to eat food that other people grilled? Jordan’s brand new column, “A Girl and Her Grill,” gives the dos and don’ts of grilling, with some great recipes as well! Look for it online Friday.

MOVIES & TV

Did you see that new-old X-Man? No, not those other three! It’s a prequel! And we’ve got full prequel coverage thanks to the time machine that is out of order story telling. I hope there’s a race message in there! X-2 was awesome!.

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Your guide to this week’s events in CU

EDITOR’S NOTE DYLAN SUTCLIFF

I was home again this weekend and accidently let “shit” slip in front of my mom. I’ve had many conversations on the subject of parental censorship in the years since I decided to start dirtying my mouth, and the conclusion I’ve come to is that they’re all just words; however, that doesn’t stop me from putting the mom blockade up every time I go home. I suppose a little history on the development of my foul language is required for this note. When I was a kid, my house was a bit 1984 on swearing. I obviously wasn’t allowed to say the big hitters, but in addition to the fucks and shits, I was also denied butt, stupid, hate, darn, fart and many others that were the bread and butter of those in my age group. This left me walking into my kindergarten class with nothing in my arsenal except “foosh” (fart), “bottom” and other silly words that I soon learned to use only in my parents’ house. I don’t necessarily begrudge my parents for this treatment, as it was probably a good idea to raise a child without the word “hate” in their vocabulary; however, the problem in their plan lied in the fact that I would obviously be exposed very quickly to the words that they deemed unsuitable for my mouth. My experimental period in profanities was probably in elementary school when I would swear alone, trying out the words so that when the time came, I would be ready to express them correctly and with gusto. I began consciously and consistently swearing in third grade, and because of my already overactive parental settings, I never had much of a problem with retribution from school or friends’ parents. Whether it was their original goal or not, my parents’ rules taught me how to swear appropriately and kept me out of trouble despite my probable overuse of the word “fuck” at the age of 9. As I stated, they are all merely words and just like every other word, profanities have their place. When I was a kid, that place was in comedy, as their taboo made swearing the pinnacle of hilarity. Now, swearing is just a part of life. Even though I still restrain myself while around my mom, I will admit that I still probably say fuck too much.


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I’ve wanted to try yoga for a while now, and since I’ve been having grandiose dreams of mind-boggling poses performed on mountain tops at dawn. I’ve read about poses out of books, watched Youtube videos and quasi-legal DVDs, but it’s so hard to see if you’re doing each pose the correct way. Honestly, there’s no substitute for a good class taught by an experienced teacher. We’re lucky to have a host of extremely qualified instructors at the Yoga Institute of Champaign-Urbana (YICU), located just into Urbana on Springfield. “I happily state that we have the best-trained teachers,” said Dr. Lois Steinberg, the institute’s founder. She herself has had 35 years of training as a teacher and has been taught directly by BKS Iyengar, the man largely credited with bringing yoga to the US with his Iyengar Method. This method integrates all Eight Limbs of yoga, of which the poses (or “asanas”) are only one facet. Another component is withdrawal of the senses. Steinberg said that this means you won’t find music playing during the classes, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea. At YICU, classes teach both the poses and the philosophy of yoga. There are many beginner courses offered: Introduction to Asana, Yoga for Women, and Yoga for Men, to name a few. They offer classes almost every day of the week, and you can start the classes anytime within the first six weeks. Check out http://www.yoga-cu.com/special-programs/yicu-yoga-practice/ for more information.

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» Dean Martin: I’ve been listening to lots of Rat Pack music lately and it makes me feel better about life. Sometimes I get down in the dumps because I realize that this is 2011 and that everything I do revolves around technology, but then I put on Dean Martin, and everything seems better. His voice makes me want to fly or run through a valley or use a house phone. I can’t really explain the feeling he gives me, but it’s definitely a good one. Oh, and FUN FACT (it’s actually not fun at all): Frank Sinatra’s mother died in a plane crash on the San Gorgonio Mountain, and ten years later, Dean Martin’s son died in a plane crash on the same mountain. Crazy. I really don’t like it. I just thought you should know, and this was my only opportunity. » Going to sleep really early: I don’t care that it’s 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night. I’m tired and want to go to sleep, so shut the fuck up! Drew Hatcher Copy Chief

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» Mac Miller: I went to Soundset last week, and Mac Miller was there. I was trying to be open and receptive. Really, I was. But the only thing worse than his performance was the horde of mean high school girls (and their high school boyfriends!) who came in flocks to the main stage for his set and shoved everyone around on their unstoppable quest to the front row with their “you-can’t-do-anything-in-response-to-thisbecause-I’m-a-girl” attitudes. Thankfully, they all left immediately after his performance. I guess that the next few acts (including De La Soul and Big Boi) just didn’t compare to the genius of Mac Miller. » Not having hot dog buns: Lately, I’ve taken to eating hot dogs for basically every meal. I got 16 for three bucks at County Market (score!). However, I only bought eight buns, and we run out of plates all the time. So now I’ve got all these people giving me a hard time for walking around the house with hot dogs in my hands. How do you think I feel?! These hot dogs are hot! They burn me! But I’ve got to eat them fresh off the grill. It’s worth the pain for the bonus flavor. I wish buns weren’t so expensive. “But they’re not,” you say. Well, some of us just don’t have ninety-nine cents lying around, Richie Rich. » Bad haircuts: I got a haircut recently. In addition to finding out that I have a bit of a receding hairline and a monstrous widow’s peak, I also got a chunk of hair accidentally buzzed from the top of my head and my right sideburn. I guess that’s what you get when you pull your friend out of his room and tell him that you want “a 3 all the way around.” At least it was free! I’ve been going through a hat phase, anyways. » People who go to sleep early: I don’t care that you’re trying to go to sleep! I can play my music as loud as I want on weekends! Go to hell, Skulski! My grandma goes to bed at the same time as you, and she’s eighty years old! Exclamation points! buzz   

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Snooki endorses vodka now

We drank it; it was pretty good.

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e get a lot of e-mails at buzz. The best e-mail I’ve ever received had this subject line: “Shake it Up! ‘Snooki Bomb Pop’ Hits the Jersey Shore” The e-mail told me that “The colorful cocktail is of course modeled after Snooki Polizzi from the Jersey Shore, America’s favorite guidette.” Is she America’s favorite guidette? She’s my favorite guidette, sure — but I always assumed America’s favorite guidette was Sophia Loren. Exclusiv Vodka pays tribute to Snooks with, “a new vodka drink brimming with color, attitude and sweet flavor.” Exclusiv leaves out the “e” but makes up for it with EXTRA flavor! That’s not their slogan — I just made it up — but it should be their slogan. Jokes aside, a bottle is $13 dollars, and it’s way better than Sobieski, just as good as Smirnoff, and almost as good as Absolut. Pick it up at any place that sells liquor! PRESENTATION: The bottles the vodka came in were very nice. They had a sleek design, and the frosted glass helped it not look like the cheap vodka that college students everywhere drink just to get drunk.I thought the bottle and drink inside would be pink and pretty like a guidette’s overglossed lips, but it was clear. “The bottle looks like crystal tear drops!” It looks prettier than Snooki tastes. TASTE: The raspberry-flavored one was actually fairly decent. It didn’t have an overwhelming sugary taste, nor did it taste like rubbing alcohol. The

orange flavored one, however, was not as good. It smelled a little bit like Pinesol and tasted like orange rubbing alcohol. Mixed together, however, they were not bad. The smell reminded me of a orange pine tree air freshener that’s hanging in my Uncle Tido’s 1991 Chrysler LeBaron sitting in my grandmother’s driveway. The raspberry fared much better by actually resembling a fruity smell. The raspberry tasted really good, too — like how I imagine Febreze would taste if Febreze tasted as good as I wished it tasted. Honestly, vodka is vodka is vodka. It tastes the same; it goes down the same: You hold your breath, close your eyes, wrinkle your nose and gulp it before it touches your taste-buds. “I bet Snooki cries vodka, and this tastes like Snooki tears. I love it!”

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HOW TO MAKE A SNOOKI BOMB POP »Exclusiv “Snooki Bomb Pop” »1/2 oz Exclusiv Orange »1/2 oz Exclusiv Raspberry »1/2 Orange Curacoa »1/2 Sour mix »Splash 7up »Shaken, poured as a shot »Sink grenadine WHAT WE DID WHEN WE WERE DRUNK: »Gossiped »Pet a Pure Bred Maltese »Poofed our Hair »Talked in a Shrill Voice »Barfights »Cheated on Sammi »Played Bible Version of Apples to Apples »Listened to an Idiot’s Stories »Mario Kart

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GOOD CHASERS: »Sprite »Coke Slurpee »Apple Juice »Orange Juice »Fruit Punch »Bronzer »Protein Shakes

LASTING THOUGHTS: I’m curious as to what flavors “1” and “2” are, since we tried “3” and “4.” I know I’m supposed to make some snarky comment about how gross it was and then rag on Snooki’s orange skin and stupid hair, but guess what? I loved it. That’s right. I fucking love Snooki vodka. Judge me all you want, but I thought it was fruity and delightful. Plus, it got me really drunk, which was pretty neat. I’m a man of simple taste. I like beer and pizza. But I was enchanted by the axiom we had all conjured up that this new product would make us the blithe, irresponsible bros and hoes that we had longed to be oh so fervently. America is a really stupid place to live. I’m drunk enough to watch Mr. Bean! Snooki vodka?! Like, all I wanna do is party, so it’s all good. PRODUCTS SNOOKI SHOULD ENDORSE NEXT: »Deli Meats »Walking Poles »Honda SUVs »“Snooki the Bookie!” Gambling Debt Collection Agency »SWAT Certified Grenade Protection Kevlar Vests »The Travel Network »Vapid-Awful-Terrible-Personality-Be-Gone! (an imaginary product we made up) »Other types of liquor »Face Paint

Checking out all the Urbana Farmer’s Market has to offer

by Jasmine Lee

Every Saturday, from the first week of May until September, the parking lot of Lincoln Square Mall on the corner of Illinois and Vine accommodates the Urbana Farmers Market, at which all kinds of farmers, craftsmen, musicians and food trucks set up camp from 7 am until noon, rain or shine. And, it’s true. An hour after I got there, rain started drizzling down, but the booths simply pulled down the flaps of their tents and continued to sell. I had perused the Farmers Market’s website the night before, so I had a general inkling about the booths I wanted to check out, but after meandering up and down the parking lot, tasting a little bit of everything, oohing and ahhing over the pretty displays of pies and baked goods, I honed in on two booths, one that sold a variety of goat cheeses and another that showcased a huge stand of plump strawberries. 4

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Prairie Fruit Farms offers fresh farmstead, which means “all of the goat cheese is made entirely on site, goat’s and sheep’s milk cheese, and, as of this past year, they are now offering gelato. Their goat cheese is made very locally at their farm on 4410 N. Lincoln Avenue in Champaign, and the sheep’s milk is brought in from Arthur, Illinois. Prairie Fruit Farms started about seven years ago, when Leslie Cooperband and Wes Jarrell bought a farm and transformed the field into one that produced “sustainable food and agriculture,” reported the Prairie Fruit Farms representative manning the booth. The owners soon expanded to include cheese making as well. Cooperband is a cheese maker, and Jarrell is actually the head of the agriculture department at the University of Illinois. Prairie Fruit Farms has been coming to the Urbana Farmers Market for six years now. They offer a variety of cheese, but the two they are most known for

Photo by Sean O’Connor

are their Fresh Chevre and their Little Bloom on the Prairie, a goat’s milk Camembert cheese. An eight-ounce container will run for about $8.25. Carey’s Garden of Eatin’ has been at the Market for twenty years. A customer jokingly commented that “she is the Market,” and in the years she’s been down here, she’s noticed that the number of vendors has steadily increased. “More and more,” she noted. Like her farm’s name suggests, Carey declared that “we like to eat,” and she sells anything and everything that she can grow on her farm. Some of the produce

she offers are fresh herbs, such as cilantro and basil, and a mouthwatering display of strawberries she rolled out just this past weekend. She also sells blueberries and peaches, depending on the season. When asked what made her start up her farm, she answered that she saw how the University of Illinois developed their farms, was interested, “followed them” and bought a farm. The farm is located about three miles south of Urbana, down Race Street. It costs $5 for a pint of strawberries, and she advises, “don’t pour the berries!”


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Finally, vacations for men! Talking to Evan Mann and Gareth Reynolds of Travel Channel’s new show, Mancations about what it means for men to take vacations aybe you think vacations are for sissies. Maybe you’re the kind of guy who doesn’t like going antiquing with his aunts and trying to find kitschy TV trays (I am actually that kind of guy). Well, Travel Channel has a new show for you: Mancations! The hosts, Gareth Reynolds and Evan Mann, are committed to finding fun vacations for the manliest of manly men. Reynolds and Mann met at Emerson college and performed with the same comedy troupe. Eventually, they started making videos for funnyordie.com, collegehumor.com and their own site, www.evanandgareth.tv. buzz got a chance to talk to the guys about their new show Mancations, premiering this Sunday, June 4. If you like this interview, check the 217 for extra witty banter! » buzz: What exactly is a mancation? Evan Mann: A mancation is a guy getaway. Just guys going on vacation together. What’s great about the name is that it’s two words put together — a new compound word. It doesn’t take much to understand: you take the word man and the word vacation, put them together, and that’s exactly what it is. It’s a bachelor party without the wedding. » buzz: Is Mancation a philosophy? Like, “Men need to escape from the society caging their masculinity.” Is it like Fight Club? Gareth Reynolds: Well, we can’t talk about it. That’s the first rule. EM: He’s right; we can’t talk about it. But if we could, it is kind of like Fight Club. It is a good example because it’s guys getting back to their primal roots. We try to go to places where guys can have access to all the stuff we’re doing. We try to keep up a lot of action, and at the end of the day, we’re approaching it comedically, too. GR: I think a lot of people feel guilty about going on vacation, or guilty about wanting to indulge in all the things they want to indulge in. We’re saying, “Hey! It’s totally cool. You need a release in life. It’s something natural and something people should be doing.” » buzz: What’s some of the extreme stuff you’ve gotten to do? GR: We’ve been shooting the show for about two months, maybe a bit longer. We’ve floated in zero gravity at space camp and rode on a parabolic airplane. It was crazy. EM: We went to ninja camp. We battled at a Civil War reenactment. We did an MMA fight against one another. We shot a fifty caliber rifle. We rode hang gliders. We took our dads to Vegas. We did an offbeat episode where we hung out with healers and shamans. GR: It really seems like we’re marking something off the bucket list every day. » buzz: Woah, back up. What’s Ninja camp? EM: Ninja camp is Ninja Camp USA in the Poconos. It’s a crash course in being a ninja. You learn ninjitsu, some includes invisibility training, how

to throw stars and knives, cool fighting moves. Essentially, you learn the way of the ninja. It was a hilariously awesome experience. » buzz: Do you get to dress like a ninja? EM: We got to dress like a ninja for the whole episode. GR: Dude, we live like a ninja! By the way, here’s a spoiler alert: invisibility training really just means covering yourself in mud and feces. EM: Don’t tell anyone. That’s a ninja secret. » buzz: You said you went to Vegas with your dad; does that mean mancations aren’t age oriented? EM: They’re fun oriented! It can be anyone, from any walk of life. It’s an experience that brings guys closer together. What’s weird was we brought our dads out there for the show, but by the end of the day, we felt a lot closer to our dads. What we were resistant to doing happened behind the scenes. GR: It worked! It’s our Father’s Day episode, and it gave us a chance to give back to our dads since they’ve been there for us our whole life. Having said that: going with your dad, your buddies, friends you haven’t seen in years, neighbors you want to get to know — it’s all a mancation. We’re giving it a new name, but it’s not a new concept. It’s not something we’ve invented. This is something guys have been doing for all time. » buzz: Alright, let’s talk hypothetical mancations: if money’s no object, what’s your perfect mancation? EM: I would love to actually go to space. GR: I was going to say that! EM: I know you can go to the space station, and that would be really cool. Also, I’m a huge Miami Heat Fan and going to a Miami Heat shoot around with Wade and Lebron... That’d be the coolest thing I could think of. GR: If money’s no object, why don’t you just play in the game? EM: You know what, fuck it: I’ll buy the entire team. And since I’m not too full of myself, I won’t be the starting point guard, but I’ll be the sixth man. GR: You think you’re a sixth man? EM: Well, I own the fucking team. » buzz: What if money is an object? What if you could only take a mancation for 33 USD? GR: Well, a bachelor party is kind of a mancation. A few friends of ours rented a house up at Big Bear, and we stocked the fridge with beer, rode around in a boat... It was fun. (editor’s note: Big Bear is a lake, not an actual big bear). EM: You might not be able to rent the house for $33 bucks, but you could still buy the beer. So, beer and a campfire on the beach would be a pretty cool cheap mancation. » buzz: The press release said you guys tried extreme watersports. Is that some kind of a fetish thing? GR: **Laughs** What it is, honestly, is a misnomer. All we did was water ski and wind surf. EM: It just looks extreme when you’re bad at it.

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» buzz: How do you feel about the term bromance? EM: Not good. I don’t like it. I think it’s more for guys who are just becoming friends, like when you’re falling into a new friendship with a guy — that’s what I think a bromance is. I don’t think bromance applies for guys who have been friends for 15 years. GR: Evan and I are bro-ing steady. EM: We’re bro-ied. » buzz: Would you take a bullet for one another? GR: Where? EM: Define where. » buzz: A non-fatal bullet. GR: That’s still very treacherous because it could be the groin — that’s non-fatal. EM: Are you talking lower leg? » buzz: I dunno... Maybe shoulder? GR: And it saves his life? » buzz: Oh yeah, it saves his life for sure. GR: I would do that. EM: Yeah, me too. But do I still have full range of motion for my arm in the future? I’m the sixth man for the Miami Heat, keep in mind. » buzz: You’d probably need to go on some sort of disability, hang around the house and watch Ricki Lake in the afternoon. EM: That sounds alright. GR: Yeah, I’d do it. » buzz: One last question: have you met Anthony Bourdain, and is he a douche? (Editor’s Note: I confused Anthony Bourdain, host of Travel Channel’s No Reservations, with Adam Richman, host of Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food. Even though I’ve only seen a few episodes, I think Bourdain is awesome; however, I still think Richman is a total douche.) GR: Yes and no, respectively. We were waiting to find out if our show would get picked up, and when we were in New York meeting with Travel Channel, he imparted wisdom about how to act when you’re shooting a show. Bourdain and another guy insisted on getting beers. So we ended up sharing some Heinekens with him, too. EM: We were eating lunch with him, too, and he’s a guy who’s been to almost every country in the world. He has a story from almost every country in the world. He wasn’t a douche at all. GR: He’d tell stories like, “I was eating bark in the jungles of Kuala Lumpur, and one of the cameramen got sick...” It’s like, wait, what the fuck did you say? EM: He’s a guy with really incredible stories. I can’t imagine a better party guest than him. GR: I would definitely take a fatal bullet for Bourdain.

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Hot Club of CowtowN Swingin’ in our very own cow town by Adam Barnett ith a population of cows perhaps large enough to form its own private high school, Champaign-Urbana seems like an ideal location to enjoy some good ol’ western swing. It makes even more sense when that Dixieland jazz comes from a band called Hot Club of Cowtown. 13 years after the release of its debut record Swingin’ Stampede, the band released its most recent record, What Makes Bob Holler, this past February. Considered one of Hot Club’s most successful releases, it is a complete tribute to “king of western swing” Bob Wills, one of the band’s biggest influences. “We made it really in two days,” said vocalist and violinist Elana James. “We set up the mics on the first day and set some levels ... These songs are songs we’ve played for many, many years, and we just kind of ripped through them.” That spontaneity is exactly what defines this somewhat “vintage” but evolved style of down-south jazz. “A lot of the Bob Wills spirit is this spontaneous, lively, improvised kind of a feel,” James said, “and I think that we did a nice job capturing that on the record in many ways.” Snapping your fingers is highly recommended while listening to any of the band’s 11 releases.

But it’s a lot more fun to snap your fingers with the band right in front of you. “One thing we hear a lot is that this music that we play is very happy,” James said. “It’s got this irrepressible optimism. I think we communicate that in the show. We make people feel good. Officially formed in San Diego jamming out on the streets for tips from passersby, Hot Club of Cowtown has since moved to Austin where the band often shares the stage with western swing legend Johnny Gimble and other prominent artists within and outside the genre. Of course, this Austin-style living provides an open door to the city’s SXSW festival, where Hot Club performed this past year. However, according to James, it’s not the band’s favorite place to perform. “We tour a lot. We go all over the world,” James said. “I like playing a show where all kinds of people come to the show. Sometimes, we’ll play a show for a small town somewhere, and you get little kids, young people, transvestites, old guys, people of all different ages and races. That to me is fun because this music is really for everybody.” And what better venue to host that kind of atmosphere than the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center? It’ll be a night

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of intimacy, upbeat Dixieland jazz and a boatload of dancing. “What’s wonderful is when we do get people who are open to [our music] and come out and enjoy it,” James said, “especially when people dance. We love that.” At their last show in CU, the band performed a bang-up set for 300 people as a headliner for the CU Folk and Roots Festival. “There were a lot of students there,” James recalled. “There was a very wonderful spirit. People were very lively ... We’re hoping that will repeat itself.”

On Sunday, June 12, Hot Club of Cowtown is coming back again for another round of some downhome swing at the IMC. Tickets are $12 in advance and can be purchased at the Heartland Gallery or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/172376.

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Are you a good guitar player? Charlie Hunter is better. by Matt Lurie

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achieve something quite intricate. He plays bass and guitar at the same time. This gets even more impressive when one considers that his songs, even when recorded in a studio, feature heavy amounts of improvisation. Since releasing his first album with the Charlie Hunter Trio back in 1993, Hunter has released an incredible set of seventeen albums. His current tour is supporting his two latest releases: 2009’s Gentlemen, I Neglected To Inform You You Are Not Getting Paid and 2010’s Public Domain. Gentlemen features Hunter with an all-star rhythm section, including musicians that have played with the likes of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Lounge Lizards and TV on the Radio. On the other hand, Public Domain consists solely of Hunter; the entire album was recorded in one sitting with no overdubbing or editing. Fun fact: Hunter’s 99-year-old grandfather Sidney Grenman picked all 11 tunes on Public Domain from nearly 100 songs he used to listen to “on crank-up Victrolas and on tube radios many decades ago,” according to an interview with Grenman conducted by Spire Artist Media.

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Outside of the recordings, Hunter’s live shows are known for their focus on amazing technical skills, boundless improvisation and intense facial expressions (trust me — watch his face). Be sure to check out his set at The Canopy Club on June 14 where drummer Derrick Phillips will accompany him. Together, they make the Charlie Hunter Duo.

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You don’t need to play guitar in order to appreciate the music of Charlie Hunter, but it helps. The guitar virtuoso will bring his unique take on jazz fusion to the Canopy Club for what is assured to be a pleasure for the eyes as well as the ears. Raised in Berkeley, California, Hunter received his guitar tutorship from famed teacher and musician Joe Satriani, which puts him in the same company as Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Alex Skolnick of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Steve Vai. Although you may not have heard of Charlie Hunter, you’ve most likely heard his guitar work. He is a much sought-after session guitarist, assisting on tracks by artists such as Norah Jones, Mos Def and John Mayer. The slippery guitar you hear in “The Root” from D’Angelo’s 2000 classic, Voodoo? Pure Hunter. It’s misleading to refer to Hunter’s work as simply “guitar playing”; it’s much more. For the last 20 years, Hunter has been playing seven and eight-stringed guitars with the lower two or three strings tuned like a bass guitar and the other five strings tuned like a standard guitar. Hunter uses his custom-made instruments to

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n the summer of 2010, John Menchaca came up with an idea while his band Maltross was recording a CD. Menchaca made his own label, Crippled Sound Records, to release the new album. After he and his band finished the CD, he wanted to continue releasing music. As time went on, Crippled Sound Records found its niche in releasing “dark” music that includes genres such as “harsh noise” and metal. Through this venture, he has even had the opportunity to release music from a band in Germany. Menchaca has taken this idea of recording and releasing music himself to help other bands produce cheap hard copies of music that can be purchased online. You can visit the label at www.crippledsound.net. »buzz:Where did you get the name Crippled Sound? John Menchaca: Two years ago in my dorm room, I started messing around with my guitar doing noise music, and I was going to call that Crippled Sound. When it came time to do the label, it was still there because I had never used it, so I decided to [use the name]. » buzz: How have you found out about the bands you have released? JM: It was kind of a novice thing that we did. We just posted on message boards saying that we were a new label, and we were looking to release other people’s [music]; we were just trying to branch out. We got a bunch of requests, and the one we thought was worthy and we liked the most, we actually put out. » buzz: Does Crippled Sound follow a specific genre for releases? JM: It didn’t really start out as anything particular. Really, I didn’t think it would go beyond my

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bands or a couple releases, but I decided that I really enjoyed it. The way it turned out was sort of just a dark theme, not necessarily a genre. Anything that falls under dark or evil sounding, just dark music. I don’t think it has to be a specific genre. » buzz: What mediums have you released so far? JM: Right now, I put out CD and tape. Hopefully soon, I will put out a three-inch CD. I have also released digital-only things. The only reason I did was because it was my band, and I didn’t feel like the stuff was good enough to put on something. I just felt like it needed to be free. » buzz: How do you make money for the record label? JM: A lot of the money comes from distro (music, merch) that I sell and just selling other releases. I try to keep the price of the release really close to what it actually costs me to do, so I don’t really make money in that aspect, but I do make money in distro. Basically, what I do is buy records from bands at wholesale price and sell them for generally acceptable prices; say I buy a tape for two dollars from a band and sell it for three. I also sell records that I no longer want that I have bought from record stores. It helps bands get their name out and helps me at the same time. » buzz: What do you see in the future for Crippled Sound? JM: I have a lot of stuff planned in my head, but I don’t want to spoil it just in case it doesn’t happen. But I have a lot of things planned that I want to do. Right now, I am just in the developing stages where I’m trying to get money to release the next things. I really want to dabble in vinyl, eventually. That’s why I have been saving money.

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Starlight, Starbright All you need to know about stargazing in CU by Amanda Liberatore

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he sheer size of space is unfathomable to humans. Our minds cannot even begin to comprehend the astounding expanse of light and matter that makes up the universe. But since the beginning of human curiosity, man has gazed up at the sky for questions, answers and everything in between. Astronomy is the oldest natural science and has been tied to virtually every other area of human culture in some way, whether it be religion, history or other sciences. For those of us who are not trained astronomers, we turn ours eyes to the sky for inspiration, beauty and wonder. Stargazing is a romantic, intriguing and fun summer activity that has enchanted people across every continent and culture. David Leake, the director of the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College in Champaign, said that from a historical perspective, stargazing is extremely important. “Cultures long ago used the sky as a calendar, a wristwatch and a compass to tell directions,” Leake said. “In fact, the sky is one of the things that brings us all together. We see the same sky as someone in, say, China, but the Chinese connect the dots differently. “It’s like a social science lesson, really,” Leake continued. “It’s amazing to see how different cultures interpreted things.” Our generation is so used to being enamored with technology; oftentimes, we forget to stop and see the stars and realize the simple beauty of the sky on a clear summer night. “Astronomy is very important because it’s so crucial to see the ‘big picture,’” said Leake. “Too often, we are concerned about our own little cubicles. Everyone should take some time to think in the planetary sense. We can watch the sky, but it’s not like watching a movie — we are part of it!”

Leake said that space weather, a new branch of astronomy, is becoming a more popular area of study for professional astronomers. Space weather allows astronomers to really view the effects that the sun has on Earth. Armed with a telescope, any amateur stargazer can see these effects firsthand. When gazing at the night sky on a clear evening, anybody can get a front row seat to other interesting phenomena in the galaxy. Telescopes are able to show us how much debris is floating around in space. We can also spy small asteroids that pass through the path between the Earth and the moon. You can easily spot all of these things during the summer months. “Stargazing helps people to realize that astronomy is fun! It’s like going hunting for big game, except that your weapons are a pair of binoculars or a telescope,” Leake said. “Everyone in the family can do it, and you can get involved as much as you want.” During the summer months, any stargazer will be sure to marvel at quite a few sensational spectacles present in the sky. According to the summer 2011 star chart on the Staerkel Planetarium website, the planets Venus, Mars and Saturn are visible in the early evening sky. Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, rises late and dominates the late night sky. June 21 marks the Summer Solstice, the first day of the summer season. One of the most amazing space phenomena that will be soaring through the sky this summer is the Perseid meteor shower. The peak viewing for this meteor shower occurs on August 12-13 this summer. Luckily, this meteor shower can be viewed visibly with the naked eye. However, if you desire an up close and personal look at the event, bring out your telescope or a pair of binoculars.

buzz staff gets together for star gazing in Meadowbrook Park. Photo by Sean O’Connor

A few key constellations that will be visible this season are Hercules, Sagittarius, Perseus and Andromeda. In order to see the most accurate positions of these formations in the sky, be sure to bring an up-to-date star chart with you on your stargazing outings. You can print one off easily from the Staerkel Planetarium website. For those of you who prefer to stay indoors during the hot, humid summer months, the Staerkel Planetarium offers interesting and educational star shows. “I freely admit that I’m biased, but we are very lucky to have a planetarium in our community,” said Leake. “We currently have shows for each school grade level, and we like to work with teachers in order to teach kids of all ages about the sky. We

do the same for the general public, as well, during our weekend public programming. It definitely is a unique form of ‘edutainment.’” This summer, experience Champaign-Urbana in a whole new way. Grab a star chart and a pair of binoculars, and enjoy the wonders of the night sky right in your own backyard. Keep in mind, however, that stargazing is best performed in an area far away from bright lights, which create light pollution and obstruct our view of the sky. Find a spot located away from streetlamps and lit windows, such as a park. Whether you see the stars from your own backyard or from a seat in the planetarium, you’ll be engaging in a timeless tradition that has captivated man since his eyes first strayed to the sky.

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t’s 2011, and most people have heard of Emergency Contraception (EC), sometimes called the morning after pill. Pre-packaged EC has been available in the US since the late 1990s, although health care providers have been prescribing “off label” use of hormones for emergency pregnancy prevention for the past 30 years. New research shows that use of emergency contraception is on the rise. But this research also shows that — even with increased access to EC ­— the strongest predictor of use continues to be education and counseling about the medication. So this week, Doin’ It Well thought we’d discuss emergency contraception, offering our readers a review of how it works and updates on what’s new to the market for preventing pregnancy. Hopefully, with increased knowledge and all the facts, people will feel empowered to plan ahead for Plan B, taking some of the emergency out of EC use! EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

EC is used right after unprotected sex, after sex where birth control failed or following sexual violence where the risk of pregnancy exists. “Emergency” is in the name because the medication is used immediately following unprotected sex as

a way to prevent pregnancy from occurring. EC is not a medication that a person can use after they find out they are already pregnant. Plan B One Step and Next Choice are approved for use up to 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex, but research shows that EC still offers some protection up to 5 days after. The newer, Ella, which requires a prescription, is the only EC approved for use up to 5 days after unprotected sex, however. All forms of EC are most effective within the first 24 hours, and it is recommended that women take it as soon as possible after unprotected sex or a sexual assault. QUICK! HOW DOES IT WORK?

EC works by either preventing ovulation (preventing the release of an egg), by interfering with the sperm meeting with the egg or altering the uterine lining interfering with implantation, depending on where a woman is in her cycle. EC will not affect a fertilized egg that is already implanted into the uterus. EC will not cause a miscarriage! It works as a preventative measure before pregnancy takes place. Like with any medication, women who take EC can experience side effects including changes

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in the timing of your next period and amount of blood flow, nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue or dizziness. Read the package insert carefully to understand these and other potential side effects. OTC

The good news is that EC is available over the counter for those 17 years or older. You can just go to the pharmacy counter and ask for it. Plan B One Step and Next Choice contain high doses of the hormone levonorgestrel. This hormone is found in many birth control pills and has been prescribed for more than 35 years. Plan B One Step is one pill, while Next Choice is two pills, taken 12 hours apart. Both contain the same hormone. Plan B One Step replaces Plan B, which is being phased out by the manufacturer. If you are under 17, you cannot get EC over the counter and will need to see a health care provider for a prescription, due to FDA regulations. And currently, the newer form of EC, Ella, also requires a prescription. STOCK TWO?

Prior to over-the-counter availability of EC, we used to recommend that people maintain a

supply of EC just in case they were unable to get a prescription (or prescription filled). Because of the shelf life and wide availability of EC currently, there isn’t any need to stockpile EC barring some unforeseen circumstance (like a zombie apocalypse). Remember, Illinois law requires all pharmacies to sell EC or provide information on where you can get EC. We don’t know any local pharmacies who refuse to sell EC, so you should be able to forego the stockpile and know that EC will be available when you need it! Jo Sanger & Ross Wantland can be reached at buzzdoinitwell@yahoo.com Send them a note!

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AVOIDING EMERGENCIES » While EC can significantly reduce your risk for pregnancy, it is not as effective as other forms of birth control like the pill or condoms that are used prior to or during sex.

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THURSDAY 9 live music Jazz in the Courtyard Illini Union, U, 12pm Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr AnSun, C, 7pm The Impalas Emerald City Lounge, C, 8:30pm AMY MITCHELL TRIO at Emerald City Emerald City Lounge, C, 9pm Chillax Radio Maria, C, 9pm Cotton Jones Canopy Club, U, 10pm, $12

dj Milk and Cookies at Klub Kam’s Kam’s, C, 8pm DJ BJ Dance Night Po’ Boys, U, 8pm Here Come the Regulars Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm DJ Luniks Firehaus, C, 10pm, $5 Open Deck Night Radio Maria, C, 10pm

karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Memphis on Main, C, 9pm RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 9pm RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

movies Global Lens International Film Screening: The Light Thief (Svet-Ake) The Art Theater, C, 5:30pm

Srugim Viewing The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, C, 7:30pm

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Creative Movement for Young People Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 3:30pm, $72 ARTfusion Douglass Branch Library, C, 4pm

Open Stage at Red Herring mind/body/spirit Red Herring Coffeehouse, U, 9pm Yoga Institute of C-U Continuing Yoga for 50+ festivals Classes 2nd Annual Off the Page BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Summer Book Festival of C-U, U, 8:30am, $14 Illini Union Bookstore, C, Hot Yoga Evolve Fitness Club, C, art exhibit 12pm, $10 Beyond the Beaches: A Yoga Institute of CU ExpeTribute to D-Day Vets rienced Beginner Classes Larry Kanfer Photography BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Gallery, C, 10am of C-U, U, 5:45pm, $14 Yoga Institute of C-U game-playing Introduction Classes Second Saturday BoardBKS Iyengar Yoga Institute gaming of C-U, U, 7:30pm, Urbana Free Library, U, 2pm $14

CPX Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $7

dj DJ Mella D Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm DJ Tommy Williams Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3 DJ Delayney Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 DJ Cal Emmerich Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm DJ Delayney Highdive, C, 10pm, $5

dance music

Vinyasa Krama Yoga with Don Briskin Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4pm, $12

DJ - Presented by 3L Entertainment museum exhibit D.R. Diggers, C, 9:30pm Spring Prairie Skies Goth Night William M. Staerkel PlanThe Clark Bar, C, etarium, C, 7pm 10pm IBEX: Search for the Edge miscellaneous DJ Space Police of the Solar System International Coffeehouse Boltini Lounge, C, William M. Staerkel Plan- Etc. Coffee House, U, 10pm etarium, C, 8pm 4pm Emerald City DJ Saturdays Emerald City Lounge, C, lectures food and drink 11pm The Creative Journey Half Price Happy Hour dance music Spurlock Museum, U, Emerald City Lounge, C, 7pm 5pm Salsa Night with DJ Dr. J Radio Maria, C, 10pm 7pm

Urbana Country Dancers recreation Contra Dance Freestyle Phillips Recreation Center, Ice Arena, C, 9am U, 8pm, $4-$5 Adult Rat Hockey Ice Arena, C, 3:15pm, $6-$9 karaoke Stick and Puck Beginner RockStarz Karaoke: Pre- Hockey sented by 3L EntertainIce Arena, C, 5pm, ment $6-$9 Senator’s Bar & Grill, SaOpen Gym Volleyball voy, 9pm Champaign County Karaoke at Po’ Boys Brookens Administration Po’ Boys, U, 9pm Center, U, 5:30pm, $1 DJ Bange Karaoke Public Skate Phoenix, C, 9pm Ice Arena, C, 7:30pm, $4-$5

SATURDAY 11 live music

Live Jazz with Panache Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 7pm Neoga Blacksmith w/ Special Guest: The Illinois Nationals Memphis on Main, C, 8pm literary food and drink Karaoke with Mix Master 2nd Annual Off the Page Krannert Uncorked Molly Summer Book Festival Krannert Center for the Phoenix, C, 9pm Cuban Star Performing Arts, U, Crazy Johnny Illini Union Bookstore, C, 5pm Boomerang’s Bar and Grill, festivals literary 5pm U, 9pm FRIDAY 10 2nd Annual Off the Page Zionist Food for Thought Neoga Blacksmith Album kids and families Summer Book Festival The Hillel Foundation , The Release live music Preschool Story Time Illini Union Bookstore, C, Margie K. and Louis N. Memphis on Main, C, Rantoul Public Library, Lukas Clide Cohen Center for Jewish 9pm, $5 art opening Rantoul, 10am Illini Union, U, 12pm Life, C, 1 New Riders of the Golden Baby Time Andy Moreillon “Surprisingly Human” by 2pm Maize Douglass Branch Library, C, Fat City Bar & Grill, C, 4pm Sean Noa 2nd Annual Off the Page Sidney Saloon, Sidney, 9pm 10:30am ‘Appy Hour Indi Go Artist Co-op, C, 6pm Summer Book Festival Decadents: Live at the Lunch on the Lawn Silvercreek, U, 5:30pm, From the Jewish Heartland Canopy Club art exhibit Rantoul Public Library, $2-$10 Illini Union Bookstore, C, Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $7 Rantoul, 12:15pm FREE Happy Hour Show! Beyond the Beaches: A 5pm dj National Garden Week Memphis on Main, C, 6pm Tribute to D-Day Vets Rantoul Public Library, Pearl Handle Band Larry Kanfer Photography mind/body/spirit DJ Belly Rantoul, 1:15pm Memphis on Main, C, 8pm Gallery, C, 10am Yoga Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm Raising Readers TJ Red Assembled Images Art Krannert Art Museum and DJ Randall Ellison Rantoul Public Library, Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, Opening and Exhibition Kinkead Pavilion, C, Chester Street, C, 9pm, Rantoul, 3:30pm 9pm Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm $3

karaoke RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 9pm

movies Summer Family Movie Nights First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, U, 8:30pm

festivals 2nd Annual Off the Page Summer Book Festival Illini Union Bookstore, C,

art exhibit eyond the Beaches: A Tribute to D-Day Vets Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery, C, 10am

museum exhibit IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System William M. Staerkel Planetarium, C, 8pm Amazing Stargazing William M. Staerkel Planetarium, C, 7:00 pm, $3-$5

recreation Freestyle Ice Arena, C, 12pm Public Skate Ice Arena, C, 1:30 pm, $4-$5

kids and families Healthy Kids, Healthy Community Savoy Recreational Center, Savoy, 9am Kids Only: Soft Walking Adventure Homer Lake Interpretive Center, Homer, 10am, $5 Family Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 1:15pm, $6-$12

lgbt UP Center 2nd Annual LGBTQA Film Festival The Art Theater, C, 1pm, $7

mind/body/spirit Yoga Institute of C-U Experienced Beginner Classes BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 9:45am, $14 Yoga Institute of C-U Introduction Classes BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 11:30am, $14 Collective Meditation Ananda Liina Yoga & Meditation Center, U, 5pm

food and drink Sensational Saturday Tasting Sun Singer Wine & Spirits, C, 12pm Half Price Happy Hour Emerald City Lounge, C, 5pm

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Sunday 12 live music Live Jazz with Panache Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 7pm Kilborn Alley/Terry Quiett/Eli Cook Memphis on Main, C, 2pm C-U Folk and Roots Festival presents: Hot Club of Cowtown Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 7pm, $12 Surreal Deal Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 8:30pm

concert Second Sunday Garden Concert Series Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet, 5pm

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The Zionist Lunch and Learn Cafe Sababa, C, 11:30am FriendShop Used Book Store Open Champaign Public Library, C, 1:30pm

Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Yoga Institute of C-U Continuing Classes BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 3:45pm, $14 Hatha Flow Yoga with Grace Giorgio Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4pm, $12 Yoga Institute of C-U Tarot Reader Boltini Lounge, C, 6:30pm Restorative Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12 Prana Flow Yoga Living Yoga Center, U, 7:15pm, $15

Open Mic Night Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

classes and workshops Salsa Dance Lessons: Beginners Capoeira Academy, C, 6pm, $5 Salsa Dance Lessons: Intermediate/Advanced Capoeira Academy, C, 7:30pm, $5

food and drink

Champagne Brunch with classes and a Diva! workshops Emerald City Lounge, C, 10am, $12 Poetry Workshop open mic Sandy’s Bagel Brunch and Red Herring Coffeehouse, Open Mic Nite Games U, 7:30pm Phoenix, C, 7pm The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Co- Tuesday 14 stage hen Center for Jewish Life, live music Drag Show C, 11am Chester Street, C, 10pm, $4 Alec Stern Monday 13 Illini Union, U, 12pm recreation Blue Tuesdays - Presentlive music Freestyle ed by 3L Entertainment Ice Arena, C, 4:15pm One Dollar Wild Mondays Senator’s Bar & Grill, SaPublic Skate Canopy Club, U, 10am voy, 7:30pm Ice Arena, C, Jesse Johnson Dale Watson and His 1:30pm, Illini Union, U, 12pm LoneStars $4-$5 Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, dj 7:30pm campus activities DJ Randall Ellison Dueling Guitars Celebrating Culture and Chester Street, C, 9pm, $2 Jupiter’s II, C, 8pm Horticulture Eletro/Industrial Night Ole #7 Spurlock Museum, U, 2pm Chester Street, C, 9pm, $2 Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, M and M: Midrash and ‘80s Night with DJ 9pm Meal Mingram The Piano Man The Hillel Foundation, The Highdive, C, 10pm Canopy Club, U, 9pm Margie K. and Louis N. Codance music hen Center for Jewish Life, karaoke C, 6pm RockStarz Karaoke: Pre- CUATSALSA Latin Dance sented by 3L EntertainNight game-playing ment McKinley Presbyterian Big Dave’s Trivia Night Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 10pm Church and Foundation, Cowboy Monkey, C, 7pm C, 9pm stage Trivia Night 8th Grade Dance The Blind Pig Brewery, C, Monday Night Comedy Joe’s Brewery, C, 11pm 7pm Illini Union, U, 7pm

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recreation

Slow Flow Yoga Sundays with Luna Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 2pm, $12 Hatha Flow Yoga with Maggie Taylor Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4pm, $12 Prenatal Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12

Freestyle Ice Arena, C, 4:30pm

campus activities Nutrition Walk In La Casa Cultural Latina, U, 5pm

game-playing Trivia Night Bentley’s Pub, C, 7:30pm Bingo Night Memphis on Main, C, 10pm

karaoke

RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment The Corner Tavern, Monticello, 8pm Dragon Karaoke The Clark Bar, C, 9pm Rockstarz Karaoke Chester Street, C, 10pm

movies Israeli Movie Club The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, C, 7:30pm

campus activities Revive, Restore, Relax: Weston Wellness Weston Residence Hall, C, 3pm Knitting Club and Glee The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, C, 7pm

game-playing Chess Club Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 1pm Trivia Tuesdays Memphis on Main, C, 7pm

literary Writers’ Group Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 9:30am

kids and families Tuesday Twos Champaign Public Library, C, 9:45am, 10:15am, 10:45am Fairytale Ballet Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12:15pm, $72 Walk-in Storytime and Creative Play Class Act, C, 2pm, $2 Raising Readers Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 3:30pm Wave Club Readers Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 4pm Goodnight Storyshop Champaign Public Library, C, 6:30pm

lgbt Rainbow Coffeehouse Etc. Coffee House, U, 6pm

community Locals’ Night Po’ Boys, U, 4pm

mind/body/spirit Open Yoga Practice Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30am, $8 Yoga Institute of C-U 50+ Classes BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 10:30am, $14

Introduction to Meditation DJ Randall Ellison Ananda Liina Yoga & Medi- Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm tation Center, U, 7:30pm, Old School Night Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm classes and Wompdown Wednesworkshops days: Chalice Mug Night! Adult Pottery Class Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $1 Boneyard Pottery, C, 9am, I Love The ‘90s with DJ 6:30pm, $25 Mingram Real Computing Help Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Douglass Branch Library, dance music C, 6pm CUATSALSA IntermediTango Dancing ate Salsa Class Cowboy Monkey, C, 8pm McKinley Presbyterian Salsa Dancing Church and Foundation, C, Cowboy Monkey, C, 7:30pm, $30 10pm

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702 W. Washington, Champaign

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1 Bedroom Loft 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom Campus. 367-6626 Available August 2010

Available August 2011. 1 bedrooms featuring IKEA furniture and cabinetry, hardwood floors, video security, off street parking and laundry on site. KARMA is designed to be a fusion of art and living in a contemporary urban environment. Rents from $560/month to $590/month. Call for a showing time.

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58 E. John, C. Fall 2011. Two and three bedrooms, fully furnished. Dishwasher, center courtyard, onsite laundry, leather furniture, flat screens, parking. Starting at $298/ person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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Fall 2011 Near Grainger, spacious studios and 2 bedrooms, laundry, value pricing, parking. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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August 2011. Huge 2 bedroom apartment in great location near Engineering. Central A/C, laundry. From $665/mo. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com For virtual tours & floor plans visit our web site

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August 2011. The BEST LOCATED EFFICIENCIES & 1 BEDROOMS on campus - period. Here's the best part: Efficiencies $410/mo to $450/ mo & 1 bedrooms $560/mo to $575/ mo. Parking available at $40/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 Visit www.barr-re.com for Virtual tours and floor plans.

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Fall 2011. Large Studio and 1 bedrooms. Security entry, balconies, patios, furnished. Laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, Champaign THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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2 Bedroom Across from Six Pack New furniture & paint Different layouts & parking available $600 - $720/month 217.344.0700

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August 2011. 1 Bedrooms, corner of Lincoln & Illinois. Window A/C, Laundry, Rent $560/mo. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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August 2011. Close to Illini Union. 2 bedrooms $555/mo. Carpet, Laundry. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing time. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com For virtual tours & floor plans visit our web site

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Fall 2011 5th and Green location Outdoor activity area. 1 bedrooms available. Garage off-street parking, laundry, and value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES

March 21-April 19

You have a poetic license, as well as astrological permission, to be extra cute in the coming week. I mean you have a divine mandate to exceed the usual levels of being adorable and charming and delectable. Here’s the potential problem with that, though: Trying to be cute doesn’t usually result in becoming cuter; often it leads to being smarmy and pretentious. So how can you take advantage of the cosmic imperative to be wildly, extravagantly, sublimely cute -- without getting all self-conscious about it? That’s your riddle of the week.

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

It would be an excellent week for you to declare war on everything that wastes your time. Well, maybe “declaring war” is not quite the right spirit to adopt; after all, we don’t want you to go around constantly enraged and hostile. How about if we phrase it this way: It’s prime time for you to ingeniously and relentlessly elude all activities, invitations, temptations, trains of thought, and habits that offer you nothing in return for the precious energy you give to them. Of course this is always a worthy project, but it so happens that you’re likely to achieve far more progress than usual if you do it now.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

Primatologist Jane Goodall, who lived for years among chimpanzees in Tanzania, is one of the world’s top experts on the creatures. Can you guess what her favorite toy was when she was young? A stuffed monkey, of course. There were no doubt foreshadowings like that in your own childhood or adolescence, Gemini. Right? Signs of the magic you would eventually seek to ripen? Seeds of destiny that had just begun to sprout? Now would be a good time to reflect on those early hints. You’ll benefit from updating your understanding of and commitment to the capacities they revealed.

CANCER

June 21-July 22

After all these years, the American presidential election of 2000 still makes me cringe. Because of the archaic laws governing the process, the candidate who “lost” the election actually got 543,895 more votes than the guy who “won.” How could anyone in good conscience, even those who supported the less-popular “winner,” have sanctioned such a result? It was pathological. It was crazy-making. I’d say the same thing if the roles had been reversed, and Gore had become president with a half-million fewer votes than Bush. You must not let something comparable to this anomaly happen in your personal life in the coming weeks, Cancerian. It is crucial that every winner be the one who deserves to be. Don’t sacrifice what’s right in order to serve corrupt protocol or outmoded conventions.

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

I dreamed you had been tending an unusual garden for months. Your crops weren’t herbs or flowers or vegetables, but rather miniature volcanoes. Each was now ripe and stood about waist-high. They erupted with a steady flow of liquid blue fire that you were harvesting in large, gold, Grail-like cups. Apparently this stuff was not only safe to drink, but profoundly energizing. You sipped some of the potion yourself and distributed the rest to a large gathering of enthusiastic people who had come to imbibe your tasty medicine. The mood was festive, and you were radiant. This dream of mine is a good metaphor for your life in the immediate future.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Darryl Dawkins played professional basketball from 1975 to 1996. One of the sport’s more colorful personalities, he said he lived part-time on the planet Lovetron, a place where he perfected his interplanetary funkmanship. He also liked to give names to his slam dunks. The “Turbo Sexophonic Delight” was a favorite, but the best was his “Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Teeth-Shaking, GlassBreaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam-IAm Jam.” I encourage you to try some Darryl Dawkins-like behavior in your own chosen field, Virgo. Give a name to

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LIBRA

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Sept. 23-Oct. 22

According to research published in The Journal of Personality (tinyurl.com/NoToSex), many college students prefer ego strokes to sex. Given the choice between making love with a desirable partner and receiving a nice big compliment, a majority opted for the latter. In the near future, Libra, it’s important that you not act like one of these self-esteem-starved wimps. You need the emotional and physical catharsis that can come from erotic union and other sources of pleasurable intensity far more than you need to have your pride propped up.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

An uncanny stretching sensation will soon be upon you if it’s not already. Whether you’re prepared or not, you will be asked, prodded, and maybe even compelled to expand. It could feel stressful or exhilarating or both. And it will probably force you to rethink your fascination with anyone or anything you love to hate. For best results, I suggest that you don’t resist the elongation and enlargement. In fact, it would be a very good idea to cooperate. As the odd magic unfolds, it will increase your capacity for taking advantage of paradox. It may also give you a surprising power to harness the energy released by the friction between oppositional forces.

You’re in a phase of your astrological cycle when you’re likely to be as attractive and endearing and in demand as it’s possible for you to be. I am not making any absurdly extravagant claims here -- am not implying you’ll be as charismatic as a rock star and as lovable as a kitten -- but you will be pushing the limits of your innate allure. I bet your physical appearance will be extra appealing, and you’ll have an instinct for highlighting the most winsome aspects of your personality. To help you take advantage of the potential that’s now available, please add the following word to your vocabulary: “concupiscible,” which means “worthy of being desired.”

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Nicolas Cage is a Capricorn. While performing his film roles, he often loses his composure. Of course the crazy things he does as an actor aren’t real and don’t lead to dire consequences in his actual life. But they afford him a great deal of emotional release. Let’s hypothesize that, like Cage, you could benefit from expressing the hell out of yourself without causing any mayhem. Is there a cork-lined sanctuary where you could go and safely unveil explosions of extreme emotions? Or some equivalent? For inspiration, check this Youtube compendium of Cage uncaged: bit. ly/CageUncaged.

My divinations suggest that you’d be wise to assign yourself an errand in the wilderness. The precise nature of the errand has not been revealed to me, but I suspect it involves you going to an untamed place whose provocative magic will tangibly alter your consciousness, awakening you to some truth about your destiny that you’ve been unable to decipher. I also believe your task is more likely to succeed if you create a small, whimsical shrine there in your ad hoc sanctuary.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

Do you have any idea of how many of your diapers your mother changed when you were a baby? It was almost certainly over 1,000. Have you ever calculated how many meals she prepared for you? That number probably exceeds 10,000. While we’re on the subject, do you remember who taught you to read and write? Can you visualize the face of the first person besides your parents who made you feel interesting or well-loved or real? I encourage you to follow this line of thought as far as you can. It’s a perfect time, astrologically speaking, to visualize memories of specific times you’ve been well cared for and thoroughly blessed.

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by MICHAEL COULTER

passive aggressive What does that even mean? One of my favorite statements that I’ve heard is that “a little PBS is a bad thing.” I don’t remember who actually said it, but if I have more than three beers, I totally take credit for it. I guess it means that if someone knows very little about something, they naturally assume they have actually learned a lot about it. Personally, I manage to take this theory a step further. I pretend to know everything about something I know absolutely nothing about.

sive. Fortunately, you need to have more than just this symptom. Procrastinating and doing a halfassed job are a few more signs. Um, once again, I appear to be drawn to the passive aggressive. If you sulk or conveniently “forget” to do things, you may be passive aggressive. (Sorry, that sentence sounded a little too much like a “you might be a redneck” joke). Being reluctant to accept suggestions is also a symptom. Being afraid of those in positions of authority, having pent up anger and resenting and blaming other people will also get you in the ballpark of the passive aggressive. The tricky thing is that these people are still kind of hard to spot because they never really talk about doing these things. They are passive about doing these things. It is, after all, passive aggressive disorder, not aggressive aggressive disorder. I like this because it gives me a lot more leeway for my speculative diagnosis. I would guess most of these people are completely functional in regular society, but I also bet they are fairly unhappy. A person can’t be diagnosed and treated for being passive aggressive. Personally, I would think a good swift kick in the ass would be enough to clear up the condition for most people, but I also believe depression should be treated with beer and whiskey, so take that for what it’s worth. Back when passive aggressiveness was considered a disease, it was thought to be a chronic illness, meaning that there was little chance of the condition improving. “Well, we’ve completed all your tests, and it turns out you will be an enormous pain in the ass for the rest of your life. Enjoy.” Nowadays, therapy and counseling can make these people just “sort of a pain in the ass.” It’s not great, but I guess it’s better. The key is to help them better understand their feelings before they get all hostile and resentful. I would guess this means to suck out all of the bad personality and leave them with no personality at all. It’s the whole “less is more” approach. I bet they still have those feelings, but they simply manage to push them deep back inside where they belong. It seems like the name makes the condition seem a little worse than it is. Passive aggressive equals bad. Cranky and irresponsible equals about 90% of the people I know. So, it turns out that being passive aggressive doesn’t really seem like that bad of an affliction. I mean, it’s not totally cool to be that way, and you can’t really declare that everyone in America sort of has it at least a little, but let’s be honest, we sort of do. My guess is that someone who is without at least some passive aggressive tendencies is just as big of a pain in the ass as a person who is afflicted, and at the very least, they are far more boring. Of course, if I think it’s not that bad, it might be a fine idea to just assume it’s a terrible thing.

I have no training in clinical psychology, but I have seen a lot of movies about different kinds of crazy people, so I completely believe I can make an insightful snap diagnosis with just about anyone. In this particular case, I’m referring to my rash analysis of maladies I believe other people to be afflicted with. It’s easy for me to call a person “crazy” after a ten-second encounter, but I can go far beyond that. I will decide someone is a psychopath, anal retentive, obsessive compulsive, lactose intolerant or even simply “creepy,” and I will call them that. Sure, I don’t call them that to their face, you know, because they’re unstable, but I will still call them that to other people when I talk about them. I have no training in clinical psychology, but I have seen a lot of movies about different kinds of crazy people, so I completely believe I can make an insightful snap diagnosis with just about anyone. I’m not alone when it comes to this sort of ability, or lack thereof. Recently, I’ve heard several other unqualified people say that someone is “passive aggressive.” I usually just agree with them because it’s just easier, but honestly, I’m not sure I have any idea what it actually means. I assume it describes a person who appears to be nice but is actually a total rat bastard. I decided to vaguely educate myself about this affliction, and it turns out I’m sort of correct ... but not really, of course. It so happens that being passive aggressive is not recognized as a legitimate diagnosis. It’s not officially considered a mental health condition anymore. This is unhandy since it appears many people suffer from it. Just for fun, let’s go down a list of some of the symptoms so when we call somebody this we’re not being a bunch of smartass know-it-alls. Putting off responsibilities is a possible sign of being passive aggressive, which would mean basically everyone I enjoy having a conversation with is passive aggres16

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