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JUNE 10, 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE LIVING LEGEND

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THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES 8 Or, the lives we live vicariously through television

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TAKE A BREAK 8 ON THE217.COM ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Want to see a play that will probably give you a craving for Everlasting Gobstoppers and Nerd Ropes? A preview of the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company’s production of Willy Wonka up on Friday.

MOVIES & TV A review of The A-Team, a film adaptation of the ‘80s action series, up on Saturday.

MUSIC In Tony’s column, he explores the art of guitar solos. He takes it a step further and chats with two guitarists about their craft. Check out the full interviews with Rob Scallon and Andrew Slutsky on Wednesday and Friday!

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Ross and Jo tell the truth about hormones

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Your guide to this week’s events

COMMUNITY Planning a getaway this summer? This Friday, find out how to start your vacation off on the right foot.

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buzz’s favorite movies in which science goes awry

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Get to know Zorba’s owner Matt Mortenson, a Taste of CU veteran

Frittata is a word as jazzy as the dish. Check out what Molly’s done with the frittata in her “Feats of Eats” column on Friday.

EDITOR’S NOTE BRAD THORP

It’s World Cup time! Aside from the Olympics, I believe this is the biggest and most exciting worldwide sports event. Each continent is involved, sending teams from countries big and small to compete in a world arena. It doesn’t get any better! It is unfortunate that soccer is so underrated here in the states. This lends itself to little media coverage during non-World Cup years, and a lack of general knowledge of the sport here in the states. Of course, there are exceptions, and the MLS is growing into a more widely accepted and followed force. But, as a general rule, the U.S. is far behind the rest of the world in its appreciation of the sport. I won’t try and convince you that I am a die-hard fan, have subscriptions to magazines or television stations dedicated to bringing coverage to the masses, or even have a jersey from a team I follow. I wish I was more dedicated, but I just don’t have the time. However, I will say that the entire soccer world is fascinating. Fans from different countries are very passionate about their teams, and will fight, sometimes literally, for them. Before I really understood the sport, this fact really drew my attention. I think that if there is something that people are willing to get beat up over, there must be something to it. My following of the sport really started during the last World Cup, four years ago. I had a few friends who would all get together and watch the matches, and their excitement and knowledge made me want to learn all I could. Approaching this Cup, I have already established my “viewing buddies,” and will be meeting them throughout the entire competition to soak in the tournament. For some people, the game is just too slow and they are hard to sit through, only to be end in a 1-0 win. To some degree, this is understandable. My advice is to really watch the dynamics of the game. It takes so much teamwork and set up for a goal to be scored most of the time. These players are playing at the peak of their abilities, and when in concert with each other, it is really a sight to see. The World Cup is a great starting point for newcomers to the sport. The game will be televised well, the commentary will be top-notch and the players will be the best in the world. Don’t miss it!


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July 11 Bloomsday 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.

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by Ellen Hornor The combination of hunger and poverty is a paradox well-known to many. But living on a budget doesn’t mean having to miss out on sampling the tasty treats available around town. Here are my top tips for frugally enjoying the Taste of CU, held June 11–13 at West Side Park in Champaign. To get an idea of where to start, tickets for food and events are 6/$5. Set limits. Before embarking on your taste-test of CU’s finest, know how much you’re willing to spend. Promise yourself you won’t spend more than you would ordinarily fork over for a meal out, or only bring a set amount with you. Set a price ceiling and stick to it. Go with a plan. The Champaign Park District website, at www.champaignparkdistrict.com/ events/taste/2010Tastemap.pdf, offers a listing of all vendors and events that will be at the Taste. Check it out beforehand and make a list of the main spots you want to hit so you won’t be distracted by yummy smells once you’re there. Divide and conquer. Arrange to hit the Taste with a group of friends, a significant other, a blind date, or a random friendly co-worker. Together, you can construct a strategy so each person buys from a different vendor. Trade bites and enjoy! Branch out. If you already love Manolos empanadas or Geovanti’s gyros, opt for sampling the wares of a place you’ve never tried. Get the most for your money by finding new favorites and trying something new. Bring your bike. This year the Taste is doing its part to “go green.” Patrons who bike to the event rather than driving will receive the perk of “a coupon for a free beverage at one of [the] Pepsi tents,” according the event’s website. So bring your friends, your bikes and a healthy appetite, to eat up and save! Bon appetit! Cover Design  Annaka Olsen Editor-in-Chief  Brad Thorp Managing Editor & Copy Chief  Claire Keating Art Director  Annaka Olsen Photography & Image Editor  Annie Goold Photographers  Jess Easter, James Kyung, Sarah Ludmer Designers  Melissa Boban, Will Wyss Music Editor  Emily Carlson Food & drink Editor  Jeanine Russell Arts & Entertainment Editor  Matt Carey Community Editor  Lauren Hise CU Calendar  Elisia Phua Copy Editor  Tim Madigan Sales Manager  Carolyn Gilbert Marketing/Distribution  Brandi Willis Publisher  Mary Cory On the Web  www.the217.com Email  buzz@readbuzz.com Write  512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 CALL  217.337.3801

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Jamarr Turner

“I’d skip Christmas because there’s only one of me and Christmas goes on and on. Christmas was there before me and will be after me and who know how many birthdays I’ll have.”

Tamara Aroma

“I’d skip my birthday, because I really don’t care about my birthday and I’d rather celebrate Christmas with my daughters. I’d never skip Christmas for them — that’s crazy talk!”

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» Post-rain life: Okay, rain is relaxing as long as you have nothing outdoors-y to do and you don’t have to leave your bed. Other than that, I’m not the biggest fan of those inconvient drops. But, once things quit storming, the colors of the world are highlighted tenfold, and I can’t help but breathe in thoughts of goodness. Greens, golds, ambers: life and all it is glows anew with a fresh wash. Plus, puddles and stomping rainboots are the world’s greatest combination. Jus’ sayin’. » Local artists and business owners: Recently, I had the privilege of meeting a number of CU’s crafts men and women and the experience left me feeling empowered and ready to get back to my own work as an artist. These people each hold true to their passions by making and sharing their perspectives with society in intensely beautiful and wholly unique ways. They don’t live to love; they love to live! And, as they do so, they brighten the people and homes around them. » My housemates: I adore coming back after classes or long shifts of work to these people! Someone is always around and, not unlike my puppy, I’m always happy to see them and find out what they’re up to in the abode. We genuinely talk to one another, watch our countless number of Netflix moves together, head out to the bars and even teach each other to cook! What’s not to love? That’s right, nothing!

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taste around the world

Getting the most out of your taste-testing by geography

by Jeanine Russell The Taste of CU might be all about the restaurants in our community, but most of the food represented showcases the best of what the rest of the world has to offer. Whether you are a traditional pizza fan, or wanting to branch out into the world of chicken tikka or thai coffee, everything is for sample at the Taste. This weekend, when heading down to West Side Park, check out this map and try out the taste of a few countries you might be skipping over.

4 » VIETNAM In case you have been hearing all about banh mi sandwiches or boba tea since the opening of Xinh Xinh Cafe and haven’t found a time to try them out, they will be available at their Taste booth.

5 » CHINA China’s a big place and needs both Shanghai 1938 and Peking Garden to represent them. They will be serving egg rolls, fried rice and crab rangoon to keep the Chinese cravings satisfied.

7 » GREECE Those who stop by Zorba’s for a quick lunch on campus already know about their classic gyros, but for those looking for some Greek food at Taste, stop by the Zorba’s booth. They will also be serving baklava for those looking for a classic dessert.

1 » THAILAND Nitaya Thai Restaurant, located in downtown Champaign, and Siam Terrace, located in downtown Urbana, are Thai staples of their respective areas. Both will be serving pad Thais and various other Thai sides. 2 » ITALIAN There are several pizza places who could fill this spot, but Mezza Luna wins the true Italy spot for its tortellini, tiramisu and antipasto salads. 3 » SPAIN AND PORTUGAL “Empanar,” in Spanish, means ”to wrap in bread,” thus empanada. These dough-covered finger foods will be available in chicken, beef or vegetable for dos (that means two!) tickets each from Manolo’s pizza and empanadas.



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What does “hygiene” really mean, anyway? Eff you, it’s summer.

Side Dishes of Art and Music

Patrons find more than good eats at the Taste of CU

by Derek Beigh

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“I demonstrate to anyone. Kids like to watch, adults like to watch. A lot of adults are interested in learning how to do it,” Rhoads said. “Tops are popular with kids from three to 83.” Universal appeal is an aim of the music at the Taste as well. “We try to provide a lot of diversity in the kind of music that we offer,” Auteberry said. “We feature a variety of genres. We have rock ‘n’ roll. We have country. We have folk. We have jazz. We have a little bit of everything, so we’re meeting all the different needs and interests of the community.” Chris Quinlan, lead singer of Bloomington band Bottle of Justus, said festivals like the Taste are a great change of pace from the usual venues the band sees. “There’s nothing better than being outside and getting out of the bars,” said Quinlan. “Four nights a week we play at nightclubs that are dark and you can’t see what’s going on. It’s refreshing.” Quinlan also said that festivals are a great opportunity to appeal to a wider audience than a typical show as well. “When we get to do festivals like this, all ages come out,” said Quinlan. “It’s always fun to watch different generations out there. We try to entertain everybody.” Quinlan and his twin brother Joe have toured the country since starting the band at Illinois State University in 1997, but Chris said Champaign remains a favorite community to play. “I love Champaign. We’ve played Champaign a lot,” Quinlan said. “There are really good crowds out there, and we haven’t been to Champaign in a while, so I’m excited about that.” Above all, Auteberry said the Taste of CU is focused on charity; it funds a scholarship that provides underprivileged kids with park district programs.

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“We award over $30,000 a year to children so they can participate in our programs,” Auteberry said. She went on to say that the funds are great for “children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate because their families can’t afford the fees for things like summer camps or swim lessons or sports programs.” Other park district activities funded by the scholarship include dance lessons and arts and crafts programs. How much goes to that fund is determined by the profit from the Taste, so Auteberry encourages attendees to eat up. “It’s to support a great cause, and the more people eat, the more kids we get to send to camp,” said Auteberry.

Quinlan said he likes that the Taste can bring food and entertainment together for a good cause. “How cool is it to be able to play at something where at the end of the day it’s not just a big company or a bar that gets the profits?” Quinlan said. “It’s actually doing something to help somebody else. That’s awesome.”

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At an event with a name like Taste of CU, you might expect food to be the only attraction. If that’s the case, you might want to look further when the festival kicks off. The three-day event will stretch throughout the weekend on Friday, June 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West Side Park. Laura Auteberry of the Champaign Park District said entertainment is a big part of attracting the nearly 50,000 expected to attend the Taste of CU, even though she added that “the biggest feature is the food.” In addition to over 30 food vendors, this year’s event will feature nearly 50 local artists at booths and several bands and entertainers on three stages throughout the park. Of the craft sellers at the Taste, a few will be what Auteberry calls “demonstrating artists,” who will show live what goes into creating their particular project. Jerry Rhoads of Jerry Rhoads Woodturning said attracting a crowd with his demonstrations is a big part of the fun of the Taste. “I love to demonstrate. I get into a lot of conversations,” Rhoads said. He added that his favorite part of the event is meeting new people, and that he occasionally tries to get away from his booth and see the other artists demonstrating at the festival, such as potters and sculptors. Rhoads, who’s been selling his wood creations since 2006, said drawing an audience with a demonstration is also good for sales. “It gets people to stop and see what’s going on, and look around at my things,” Rhoads said. “Business has been pretty good, and I have a pretty good time there.” Rhoads added that woodturning, like many of the crafts at the Taste, appeals to people of all ages.

west side park TICKETS: Tickets for food are sold in sheets of 6

for $5 when: Friday, June 11, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, June 12, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, June 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maintaining dietary balance at the Taste of CU is not impossible

by Jeanine Russell The Taste of CU is a food-lover’s dream come true. It is a festival dedicated to celebrating and honoring the diverse restaurants of our community. While it is definitely good to let yourself indulge a little bit while trying new things and enjoying yourself, it is also a good idea to treat your body well. No one expects you to follow all of these tips, but maybe pick one or two favorites and stick to those: 1. Drink water

It’s June and it is hot. Water is absolutely essential for your body, and sugary drinks such as soda or sweetened iced tea are only going to dehydrate your body further, not to mention add extra calories. If you do nothing else health-conscious during the Taste, deciding to eat all the cheesecake and fries you can find, try a glass or two of water to wash it down and balance the weekend out.

2. Find colors!

This is a classic trick for getting small children to eat a bunch of different vegetables, but it could work for you too. If you realize that everything that you’ve eaten for two days is yellow or brown, it might be time to try some green or red. Look for vegetarian options that substitute vegetables instead of meat. It’s a smart way to enjoy the flavors of dishes while sneaking in some vitamins and minerals. Edible Arrangements will be at the Taste this year, offering slices of fruit and strawberries dipped in chocolate. Sounds like the perfect excuse to eat some chocolate, really. Gotta get some fruit in the weekend one way or the other!

you must have the sandwich, though. In that case, try to find wheat. 4. Do a lap first

3. Skip the bread

Many vendors are offering plain meat versions of dishes, or meat on a stick; try those instead of the sandwich ones. Protein is good for you, while white bread is not. Sometimes

See what you want to try and what looks best before you start trading those tickets in. That way you aren’t eating pad Thai from your favorite place in town and realize you wanted empanadas, and inevitably end up eating both. It’s good to have somewhat

of a plan or idea what you want to try before impulsively ordering. Small portions can get out of hand quickly if you aren’t conscious of what you are eating. Plus, you just added to your exercise for the day. 5. Go in a group

Split things, save money and maximize tastes. That way you can try both of the delicious-looking desserts. buzz   




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One on One

with matt mortenson owner of zorba’s and taste of cu vendor

by Sarah Bransley Imagine being able to enjoy all the different foods of ChampaignUrbana in one place. Well, put yourself in a park, add some family fun and live music, and you’ve got the Taste of the CU! This year’s 40th annual celebration will be held on Friday, June 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West Side Park. Tickets for food, beverages and activities are sold in sheets of 6 for $5. Also a great cause, the Taste benefits the Champaign Park District’s Youth Program Scholarship Fund. buzz sat down with one of the best-known and longest-standing vendors, Zorba’s owner Matt Mortenson, to get a look at the Taste from his point of view. » buzz: What is your role in the Taste of the CU? Matt Mortenson: We’re one of the longest-standing restaurant vendors. We don’t go out just to hand out samples; we do smaller portions maybe, but we go out there to market the store. A lot of people don’t like to come to campus that don’t work on campus or aren’t students, so it gives the townspeople a chance to come, and a lot of them tell me they would come more often if there was better parking and all that kind of thing. So it’s kind of a nice chance for us to really get with the community and speak with those out in the Champaign-Urbana area. » buzz: Who comes to the event? Is there a certain crowd? MM: It’s kind of hard to say. I mean, it’s really a good mix of the whole community. I see regular customers that come out there, and then people that I haven’t seen for years, just because they’re not on campus any more or they only come during student break times, that kind of thing. We have people I know that come from even out of town. It’s a really big event. I know there’s tens of thousands of people that show up to this thing depending on the weather, how that works out. [Taste is] a good mix. » buzz: What do you think the community gets out of being a part of the Taste?

MM: You know, it’s really neat. Every year, there are some different restaurants and things out there. They have stuff for the kids, like they’ve brought inflatables and things like that out there. It’s a nice time for families to get out there. They have a lot of bands that play out there, which is really cool. As far as restaurants and that go, which is my concern obviously, there’s just a good sampling of people from all over the community. I don’t know exactly how many vendors they have, usually 20 or 30, selling just a wide variety so you can go around and try different things. If the weather is good, people can eat at one time of day, go out and watch some bands play, or do some other things, and then go back and eat dinner. It’s pretty neat the way they have it set up. I really like it. It’s the only big event I do, festival-wise. » buzz: What does your business get out of being part of the Taste? MM: I think you get a lot of recognition from the community. And we have been one of the longstanding vendors out there, which kind of helps us. We have a real good rapport with the Champaign Park District, with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department. They know we know what we are doing out there, which is really great. I would give out just more samples if there was a chance to market things. With being on campus though, and it’s the only store that I have, for me it’s not a question of how to reach the community as I would like it to be. It’s neat because people from outside of the campus area can come and eat at the Taste and have our stuff without having to worry about parking on campus and headaches, that kind of thing. » buzz: What is your favorite part of the event? MM: Best thing for me, honestly, it kind of corresponds to what I do here. It’s kind of just like today was. I had a couple people that have been here, and then moved away and came back. That’s probably one of the greatest things for me is alumni that come

Matt Mortenson, owner of Zorba’s in downtown Champaign. Photo by Jess Easter

back to see that we’re still here. They know me from having come here when they were a student maybe, or they worked around the campus area. It’s kind of the same thing for the Taste, I have a lot of people come up and I get a chance to chat with people that I haven’t seen in a long time that are still in the community, but they don’t work on campus anymore, or they are just around town and they don’t get to campus very often. We get a chance to reacquaint ourselves and get a chance to chat with people around the Champaign-Urbana area.

CU Sound off

by Rebecca Halleck

What are you most looking forward to doing in Champaign-Urbana this summer? Summer is by far the most active of all the seasons. As the cold weather is quickly forgotten, Champaign-Urbana community members look forward to doing things they miss out on during

the frigid months. There’s a whole world waiting outside offices and classrooms now that winter coats and scarves seem entirely unnecessary. buzz asked what a few people from CU were most

looking forward to this summer. Some want to lounge by the pool, others want to sleep, but some want a little more from their summers.

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“I’m most excited about summer music festivals, especially Pitchfork in July.”

“The ARC pool is pretty nice, anything that isn’t going to class.”

“The summer season at the Station Theatre and probably outside at the Research Park. Oh, and the great live music in the Beer Garden at Mike ‘n’ Molly’s.”



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“To go out to Brothers.”


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more taste, less waste Manage your waste at this year’s Taste of Champaign by Eli Chen In spite of how much we enjoy festivals, crowded events certainly guarantee a horrifying downside: copious amounts of waste in the form of plastic cups, styrofoam containers, soda cans and wadded-up napkins. The combination of a lot of food and a lot of people has the potential to lead to a lot of waste, but there are measures that can be taken against waste. Concerned festivalgoers are not alone; the Champaign Park District has taken on the initiative to be less wasteful and more eco-friendly for this year’s Taste of CU.

“We wanted to be more responsible and environmentally friendly,” says Auteberry. “Especially with the recycling efforts, we want to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.” According to Laura Auteberry, the park district’s marketing and development director, there will be many opportunities for festival attendees to have fun at the event while simultaneously being environmentally responsible. “This year, one of the things we are doing is allowing people to recycle their festival maps on their way out,” says Auteberry. “We also had the maps printed on recycled paper.” Recycling bins will also be liberally placed throughout the festival to allow people to dispose of their garbage responsibly. Additionally, in hopes of alleviating traffic, the festival will provide plenty of bike corrals to encourage people to bike to the Taste. “We wanted to be more responsible and environmentally friendly,” says Auteberry. “Especially with the recycling efforts, we want to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.” Making the Taste of CU eco-friendly doesn’t just stop with the park district’s efforts: minimizing waste comes down to you, festival attendee. For example, instead of depending on water bottle vendors, bring your own reusable water bottle. Napkins might be recyclable, but consider bringing along your own cloth napkin or real silverware to keep trash to a minimum. While carpooling with your friends is responsible, planning a group bike trip down to the Taste definitely scores high green points and free beverages! Taste of Champaign will give a free drink coupon to bicyclists that can be redeemed at any Pepsi tent. So when you head for the Taste of CU this weekend, make it a note to not only have a good time, but also to share in the effort to give back to Mother Earth.

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Summer Piano Institute: William Heiles // School of Music

Sunday afternoon Songbook

With Broadway songs and classic works for violin, Caitlin Dobbs and Annie Rong will add some sparkle to a summer afternoon. These talented local teens coached by Dan Perrino will shine as Rick Murphy accompanies them on piano during this enchanting —and absolutely free!—event.

Krannert Uncorked with LaMonte Parsons, solo guitar // Marquee

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Summer Piano Institute: Rochelle Sennet // School of Music

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Summer Piano Institute: Ian Hobson // School of Music Fr Jun 18

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Urbana’s Cherry Alley brings music to the nine to five grind

CW brings more than just drama

by Rebecca Halleck

by Vivianna Sapien

If working a nine to five job is difficult in the winter, it’s near impossible in the summer when the warm weather and sunshine form a pseudogravitational pull outdoors. Luckily for those local workers trapped inside all day, Urbana has a special hump day treat. Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cherry Alley next to the Urbana Free Library, local bands, groups and artists come to showcase their talents. Katie Hansen, the event coordinator, said that the Cherry Jam came about as “a great way to get all the professionals out of their offices and into the nice weather.� Local restaurants are partnering up with the library and adding special five dollar brown bag deals and menu items that are easily transported on the short walk to Cherry Alley. This past Wednesday, I attended the Cherry Jam myself, and brought along my roommate for the adventure. Although we unfortunately weren’t prepared with our brown bag lunches, and aren’t exactly what Hansen refers to as “professionals,� we were both pleasantly surprised, not only by the turnout, but by the band as well. This week, local favorites The Sugar Prophets played a few of their hits; they will grace the Cherry Jam stage again on June 16.

It looks like the Cherry Jam might start attracting a wider audience than the professionals it was originally intended for — a trend Hansen welcomes. “We’re excited about the collaboration and the local support,� said Hansen, “It’s all about bringing people together.� Every Wednesday this summer to pair great live music with lunch and smiles at Urbana’s Cherry Jam.Photo taken by Annie Goold.

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After creating a name for instrumental electronic indie rock music in the past decade, Ratatat, a duo compromised of Evan Mast and Mike Stroud, is back with their fourth album, LP4. Created somewhat cohesively with the group’s third album, LP3, the album is a bit of the same, but kicked up a few notches. There is a noticeably more mature sound and sense of precision put into each track, without leaving too much of their original sound behind. Tracks like “We Can’t Be Stopped,� “Party with Children� and “Mahalo� serve as refreshers nostalgic of sounds from the duo’s 2006 album Classics. In utilizing more voice and edgier beats on some songs, the change of format in their tracks spiced up their music as a whole. — KRITHIKA RAJARAMAN ARTIST:

Sleigh Bells

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Treats

Forget the “explicit contentâ€? label. Treats should come with a disclaimer that says, “Warning: These badass tracks will thrash your eardrums into an ecstatic oblivion.â€? Combining noise rock and hiphop elements, Brooklyn duo Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss have concocted a beast made of distortion, machine-gunning percussion, furious synths, blazing guitars and Krauss’s sweet, albeit sensual, vocals that manage to stabilize and ground these cutthroat numbers. “Tell ‘Emâ€? sounds like a patriotic rock ‘n’ roll song gone rogue; “Infinity Guitarsâ€? sounds like the background music of an intense animĂŠ cartoon involving wild-haired characters and colossal robots equipped with A-bomb scale weapons. Treats takes a breath on the swaying, easy-going “Rill Rill,â€? but it is followed by the screaming synths and busting beats of “Crown On the Ground,â€? which is bound to induce seizures on the first listen. Treats is not exactly an easy album to swallow, but all new and revolutionary ideas have a way of making our heads spin. — ELI CHEN

Any great kiss, any badass action scene, any mini-montage has its own definitive soundtrack that makes the moment memorable. It is what makes us wish our lives were scripted so that our greatest moments could be laced with the perfect music. As summer set in and I found myself catching up on seasons of TV shows, I realized that the CW has added to its appeal by fusing compelling scenes with great music. Shows like Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and Supernatural have strong soundtracks to aid their sometimes lacking plot. Gossip Girl will begin its fourth season in the fall, and will probably keep its signature sound of fun tunes. Everyone from Cold War Kids to Ozzy Osborne to We Know Plato has graced our televisions through the teen drama. Fans of the show remember Serena and Dan’s first heart-stopping kiss in the first season, set to “Something like That� by the band Tim. The song is lifting, a release from the tensions that are present in the earlier part of the episode. Giving the show its extra edge are artists such as the Soho Dolls whose song “Stripper� added sex appeal to a burlesque club scene. The Gossip Girl cast is well aware of how important the music is, as they have been answering questions regarding the music selection in several interviews. Also leaving a music mark is none other than One Tree Hill. One Tree Hill is a show that is well aware of the musical impact it has, and shows it through the character of Peyton Sawyer, a struggling teen whose only escape is through her endless album collection. She later becomes the owner of her own record label and signs various artists, who also act and perform on the show in order to market their actual albums. This is seen when the show introduced the character of Chris Keller, portrayed by the soft rock sensation Tyler Hilton. One Tree Hill also has featured musical appearances from the likes of Jack’s Mannequin, Angels and Airwaves and Fall Out Boy. Most recently it has introduced singer-songwriter Kate Voegele, who plays Mia Catalano, a musician who is struggling to become comfortable with her celebrity status. Another CW show that takes the time to focus on what we will be hearing is Supernatural. With a plot that consists of two brothers battling ghosts and demons, the soundtrack is bound to portray an edgy sentiment. Classic rock is the backbone of the show, which has introduced younger audiences to the likes of Blue Oyster Cult and AC/DC. The rock songs tie major aspects of the story line together. For instance, “Carry On My Wayward Son� is the theme song that symbolizes Sam’s struggle being part demon. All in all, I know that I will be paying special attention to the music selection in these popular dramas. The CW proves to deliver hot men and women every night for an hour a piece, as well as a heavy dose of some great music.


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In Splice, Adrien Brody proves that The Jacket is not the only trick up his sleeve when it comes to creepy movies. When I saw the preview for this film I was prepared for a movie that may resemble what Alien and Species would look like if it had a superchild. However, the carnage was far less than anyone would have expected. That being said, there didn’t need to be a lot of gore or violence to make this movie enjoyable. The plot centers around two biochemists, Elsa and Clive (played by Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody), who are working hard to cure disease for cattle and other livestock, but think they may have found a way to cure cancer and other illnesses in humans as well. The problem is that this involves a process similar (or perhaps exactly like) stem cell research. With ethics taken into consideration, the big, bad company that supervises them forbids looking into this process, leaving our beloved mad scientists to do this experiment undercover. The result is a creepy little creature that eventually takes a humanoid form while Elsa slowly loses her mind and Clive tries to keep her and their company together. For those of you not familiar with the Canadian director Vincenzo Natali, his previous film is the

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cult classic The Cube. In the same spirit of that film, Splice has a heavy focus on the psychological aspects of horror. There are no cheap shots or “boogeymen� to scare you. Rather, the movie focuses on what may happen, rather than what actually will happen, which is more than appropriate for the plot of the movie. The pacing is also rather slow. Not slow enough to make the movie boring, but rather a slow build to what is eventually a very climatic scene at the end. There are a few scenes that are so intense and graphic you begin to wonder whether the director was trying to make a point or simply shock you. Actually, there’s namely one scene that does the latter: when Adrien Brody’s character has sex with the creature. No, he’s not being raped. There is an actual consensual sex scene that involves what may be borderline bestiality. It’s so absurd and uncomfortable, that most of the theater broke out laughing when I went to see this. The film does eventually come full circle and ends on a note that leaves you both wondering and disturbed. If you’re into psychological horror, or just want to witness possibly the most bizarre sex scene ever, I highly recommend this movie. For everyone else, you might want to skip this one.

Tango and Cash (2010)

by Nick Martin Let’s get one thing straight; I’m an action movie junkie. If someone told me I could choose between watching Doctor Zhivago or the latest direct-to-video movie starring Dolph Lundgren, I would ask why the Dolph Lundgren movie isn’t on already. Due to this passion, I have seen quite a few terrible ‘80s action movies, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that tries harder to be entertaining than Tango and Cash. Sylvester Stallone stars as Ray Tango, a Los Angeles detective who dresses in three-piece suits and spends his off time making millions in the stock market (no, seriously). Kurt Russell is Gabriel Cash, a slob detective who loves to take risks when out in the field. The two are the best cops in Los Angeles, but they can’t stand each other. When a drug kingpin concocts a frame job that sends both to prison, the duo has to team up to escape and find the man who did this to them.

The greatest thing about this movie is the absolutely terrible humor throughout that constantly breaks up any semblance of an interesting story it had going for it. The movie has to have at least 25 one-liners, all of which are so corny that they are hysterical. It also contains painfully obvious references to other films, such as when someone accuses Stallone’s character of trying to be Rambo, to which he responds that Rambo is a pussy. There is also a sequence where Kurt Russell dresses up as a woman to avoid capture, only to have the men after him attempt to flirt. Somehow though, it all works. Despite the awful jokes and strange moments of homoeroticism between Tango and Cash, the action is still well done. I hate when people use the word fun in defense of a film, but that’s really all I can say when it comes to Tango and Cash; it’s a really fun movie.

For a film that contains grotesque special effects, self mutilation and lead characters who delve headfirst to the nadir of madness, who better to direct than David Cronenberg? This remake of a 1958 movie stars Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle, a scientist who believes that he has created the world’s first teleportation device. The problem is, he has not tested it on humans yet, so he decides he should be the first subject. When a common housefly enters the machine while Brundle is distracted, his body begins to deteriorate and transform into a fly-human hybrid (or as he calls himself, the Brundlefly). This is far and away Cronenberg’s scariest film, and features makep effects that are among the best ever committed to fim.

Jurassic Park (1993):

Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster featured scientists who bring dinosaurs to modern times, all by finding a mosquito frozen in amber. Beyond the incredible and revolutionary special effects, Spielberg doesn’t forget to give each human character more than a two dimensional personality. Sure, it’s mostly remembered for the iconic scenes like the shaking water cup or the raptors in the kitchen, but the film is a really well-crafted action thriller that shows what a master Spielberg can be when he isn’t making movies about Crystal Skulls.

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Frankenstein (1931):

The one that started it all, Boris Karloff’s performance as The Monster is now a part of cinema lore. This is one of those movies that is strange to watch now since it is has been so blatantly referenced time and time again. Of course, you all know the story. This 1931 version of the classic tale is also the most emotional version, properly combining horror with heartfelt moments. And, at 71 minutes long, it isn’t like you have to spend an entire afternoon to watch it.

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Show Boat

5:30pm, $12

dj

Sleeping Beauty

miscellaneous

V. Picasso, U, 9pm

Theatresports Class Act, C, 8pm, $5

The Little Theatre on the

Yin Yoga

Top 40

The Little Theatre on the

Japanese Culture Club

Hip Hop at Bradley’s II

live music

Square, Sullivan, 8pm,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3

Square, Sullivan, 10:30am,

Rantoul Public Library,

Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5

Krannert Uncorked with

$28-$30

7pm, $12

DJ Kosmo

$9

Rantoul, 6:30pm

Firehaus Saturdays

festivals

Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

Bark! The Musical

Firehaus, C, 10pm

Second Annual Civil War

DJ Bundy

Medical Encampment

Fireside Bar and Grill, C,

Old State Capitol State His-

Joys and Toys of Mixed

10pm

toric Site, Springfield, 9am

Media Fiber Collage

DJ Luniks

Call 785-7960 to reg-

Shared Space: An Artist

The Clybourne, C, 10pm

ister

LaMonte Parsons Krannert Center for the

markets

faith

DJ Delayney

Richland Community Col-

Performing Arts, U, 5pm

Farmer’s Market

Moms and Grandmas

Highdive, C, 10pm, $5

lege, Decatur, 7:30pm, $20 Let’s Play! Exploring the

Sam Gingher

Historic North First Street,

Group

No cover before 10pm

V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm

C, 3pm

Angie Heaton and Eleni

University Baptist Church,

with U of I or Parkland ID

festivals

C, 12pm

DJ Tim Williams

Second Annual Civil War

classes & workshops

Moraites

art

Undergrad Bible Study

Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Medical Encampment

Co-op, U, 6pm, $25

No cover before 11pm

Taste of CU

Aroma Cafe, C, 7pm

Annual Quilt Show

University Baptist Church,

DJs Ian Procell and Reflex Old State Capitol State

Tango — Beginner’s

DJ and Dancing

West Side Park, C, 11am

TwoYou duo

C.H. Moore Homestead,

C, 8:30pm

Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm

Historic Site, Springfield,

Lesson

Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm New Salem — Realizing

The Clark Bar, C, 7pm

Clinton, 10am, $1-$3

Craig Russo Latin Jazz

Grown KidZ Funk

9am

The Refinery, C, 7pm, $10

DJ Mertz

the Dream

miscellaneous

Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm

Lincoln’s New Salem State

Radio Maria, C, 10pm

Call 785-7960 to reg-

Tango — Intermediate

Project - CD Release Party

volunteer

The Bike Project: Open

Fubar Fridays

ister

Lesson

Iron Post, U, 7pm, $5

UC Books to Prisoners

Hours

Fubar Lounge, C, 10pm

Taste of CU

The Refinery, C, 8:15pm, $15

Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr

Work Session

Urbana-Champaign In-

DJ Luniks for Fresh

West Side Park, C, 5pm

AnSun, C, 7pm

Urbana-Champaign In-

dependent Media Center,

Fridays

The Who Show: A Tribute dependent Media Center,

U, 6pm

Red Star Liquors, U, 10pm

to the Who

Yarn ’n Yak

U, 2pm

Canopy Club, U, 8pm, $10

Historic Site, Petersburg, 9am

dance music

Strawberry Jam 2010

Salsa Night with DJ Dr. J

Meadowbrook Park, U, 4pm

SATURDAY 12

Radio Maria, C, 10pm

Music Among the Vines

“Narrations on Narcissis-

live music

concert

art opening

Alto Vineyards, C, 7:30pm

Rantoul Public Library,

dance music

tic Visions and Rejection:

Live Jazz

Urbana Pops Orchestra

markets

Rantoul, 7pm

Ballroom and Night Club

Opening Reception”

Jim Gould Restaurant, C,

Lincoln Square High Court,

Market at the Square

Dancing

Indi Go Artist Co-op, C,

7pm

U, 12pm

Downtown Urbana, U, 7am

5pm

Doug Keith

Doors open at 7pm

kids & families

Trailer Park Moses

Puzzling Summer at the

Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm,

Westville Public Library

classes & workshops

Regent Ballroom, Savoy,

$5

The Westville Public Li-

Drawing: C’est la vie!

8pm, $8

Aroma Cafe, C, 7pm

karaoke

art

brary, Westville, 9:30am

Shared Space: An Artist

Country Dance Night at

art

Lil’ Kim

Karaoke with DJ Hol-

Annual Quilt Show

dj

For children ages 5 and

Co-op, U, 6pm, $25

Bradley’s

Annual Quilt Show

Canopy Club, U, 8pm, $22

lywood

C.H. Moore Homestead,

REMIXXX Thursdays

up

Bentley’s Pub, C, 8pm

C.H. Moore Homestead,

Doors open at 7pm

It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm

Clinton, 10am, $1-$3

with DJ Bob Bass

Preschool Story Time

Salsa Night

Clinton, 10am, $1-$3

King’s Highway with Greg

FRIDAY 11

Lamb, Brian Dalbey, and

open mic

volunteer

Stitches at The Clark Bar

9:45am

live music

Milonga (Tango Dance)

kids & families

Spencer Ely

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UC Books to Prisoners

The Clark Bar, C, 10pm

Preschool Story Time

Darden Purcell

The Refinery, C, 9:30pm,

Puzzling Summer at the

Po’ Boys, U, 8pm, $3

Saturday Nite Mic

Work Session

Rantoul Public Library,

Iron Post, U, 5pm

$10

Westville Public Library

The Poison Control Cen-

The Clark Bar, C, 9pm, $5

Urbana-Champaign In-

dance music

Rantoul, 10am

Katy Flynn and Easton

The Westville Public Li-

ter with Deathtram

All Request Thursdays

Lunch on the Lawn

Stuard

karaoke

brary, Westville, 9:30am

Mike ’n Molly’s, C, 9pm, $5

stage

Chester Street, C, 9pm

Rantoul Public Library,

V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm

CG Productions presents

Tallgrass Prairie Hike

X-Krush

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Swing Dance

Rantoul, 12:15pm

Emery

RockStar Karaoke

Lake of the Woods For-

Fat City Bar & Grill, C, 9pm The Station Theatre, U,

kids & families

Illini Union, U, 9:30pm

Read to the Dogs

Canopy Club, U, 7pm, $13

Rumor’s Bar and Grill, U,

est Preserve, Mahomet,

Trailer Park Moses

8pm, $8-$15

Environmental Education

Urbana Free Library, U, 4pm Live Jazz

9pm

6pm, $2

Memphis on Main, C,

Aquatown: A Future

Center Open

Call 367-4069 to register

Jim Gould Restaurant, C,

Karaoke at Po’ Boys

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9:30pm, $5

Hydrohistory

Homer Lake Forest Pre-

7pm

Po’ Boys, U, 9pm

ister

Brother Embassy and

Urbana-Champaign Inde-

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Missing The Point

pendent Media Center, U,

Second Saturday Story

Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Urbana Free Library, U,

karaoke DJ Bange

V. Picasso, U, 9pm

dependent Media Center, U, 2pm

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

community

New Riders of the Golden

8:30pm

IMC Shows Group Meet-

Maize

stage

community

Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

8:00 pm, $6-$12

Time

Summer Karaoke

ing: Community Booking

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

USDA Natural Resources

Nadafinga

$2 discount for seniors

Urbana Free Library, U,

Bentley’s Pub, C, 9:30pm

Collective

9pm

The Station Theatre, U,

Conservation Service

Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm,

and those not arriving

11am

Urbana-Champaign In-

The Brat Pack

8pm, $8-$15

Conservation Steward-

$5

by car

Artsfusion/Music and

stage

dependent Media Center,

Radmaker’s Rock & Roll

Aquatown: A Future

ship Program (CSP)

The Palace Flophouse

Show Boat

Motion with Donna

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

U, 7pm

Tavern, Tolono, 9pm

Hydrohistory

Signup

Canopy Club, U, 10:30pm,

The Little Theatre on the

Warwick

David Howie All Request

Urbana-Champaign Inde-

USDA-Natural Resources

$5

Square, Sullivan, 4pm,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Conservation Service, C

8pm, $28-$30

11:30am, $8

dj

Sleeping Beauty

Fairytale Ballet with

The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $8-$15

mind/body/spirit

Acoustic Jukebox

pendent Media Center, U,

Aquatown: A Future

Core Yoga

Bentley’s Pub, C, 9pm

8pm, $6-$12

Hydrohistory

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Scurvine, My Werewolf

$2 discount for seniors

mind/body/spirit

Patio Grand Opening

The Little Theatre on the

Donna Warwick

Urbana-Champaign Inde-

12pm, $12

Diary, and Jake Fleischli

and those not arriving

Power Flow

Party with R-Entertain-

Square, Sullivan, 10:30am,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

pendent Media Center, U,

Iyengar Yoga

Mike ’n Molly’s, C, 9:30pm, by car

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

ment Featuring DJ Rudi

$9

12pm, $12

8pm, $6-$12

Yoga Institute of C-U, U,

$5

Show Boat

12pm, $12

Bentley’s Pub, C, 6pm

Bark! The Musical

DIY Weekend Wizard

$2 discount for seniors

4pm, $14

Jobu

The Little Theatre on the

Happy Hour Flow

Request Night DJ

Richland Community Col-

Orpheum Children’s Sci-

and those not arriving

Asana Intensive Yoga

Memphis on Main, C,

Square, Sullivan, 8pm,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Boomerang, U, 8pm

lege, Decatur, 7:30pm, $20 ence Museum, C, 1pm

by car

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

9:30pm, $5

$28-$30

5:30pm, $12

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Comedy Show

Sunday 13

5pm, $12

Champaign Public Library, Group Meditation and

karaoke

festivals

karaoke

Urbana-Champaign Inde-

Clinton, 10am, $1-$3

Rock Band Sundays

Second Annual Civil War

CG Productions presents

pendent Media Center, U,

Artisan Visit

5:30pm

Ten Thousand Villages, C,

C, 2pm

Spiritual Discourse

live music

Hosted by MC Remy

Medical Encampment

RockStar Karaoke

Spanish Story Time

Ananda Liina Yoga &

Sunday Afternoon

Bentley’s Pub, C, 8pm

Old State Capitol State His-

Mike ’n Molly’s, C, 10pm

Urbana Free Library, U,

Meditation Center, U,

Songbook

2:30pm

5pm

Krannert Center for the

stage

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open mic

Chess Club for Kids

Tarot Readings by Jace

Performing Arts, U, 2pm

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

ister

Open Stage for Bands

live music

Weekly Red Pin Bowling

Urbana Free Library, U,

Hoppes

Live Irish Music with

The Station Theatre, U,

Taste of CU

and Musicians

Jorge Turner

Special

4pm

Chester Street, C, 10pm,

Emerald Rum

8pm, $8-$15

West Side Park, C, 11am

Memphis on Main, C, 8pm V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm

Super Second Saturday

$5

Blind Pig Co., The, C, 5:30pm Aquatown: A Future

New Salem — Realizing the

Live music at Carmon’s

Hydrohistory

Dream

ence Museum, C, 5pm,

miscellaneous

Carmon’s Restaurant, C,

Urbana-Champaign Inde-

Lincoln’s New Salem State

$10-$14

The Bike Project: Open

5:30pm

pendent Media Center, U,

Historic Site, Petersburg, 9am Illini Union, U, 8pm

Hours

Burns and Yengsep

7pm, $6-$12

mind/body/spirit

Urbana-Champaign In-

V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm

$2 discount for seniors

art

Yoga Fundamentals

dependent Media Center,

Lucky Tubb

and those not arriving

Annual Quilt Show

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

U, 2pm

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

by car

C.H. Moore Homestead,

8pm, $5

Show Boat

Clinton, 1pm, $1-$3

Orpheum Children’s Sci-

10am, $12

10am

Tuesday 15

toric Site, Springfield, 9am

recreation

Illini Union, U, 6pm

Corn Desert Ramblers

Sierra Club Pot Luck

stage

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

Picnic

Monday Night Comedy

9pm

Home of Richard Bishop, U,

The Piano Man

6:30pm

Abe Froman Project

Canopy Club, U, 9pm

game-playing

Mike ’n Molly’s, C, 9pm

dj

T-N-T Tuesday Night

recreation

Retro Night

Trivia with Cara and

Complimentry Hada

Chester Street, C, 9pm

Tanino

Psychic and Health Fair

classes & workshops

in Champaign Urbana

Collage in Three Steps

concert

Square, Sullivan, 2pm,

recreation

Hada Cosmetic Medicine

karaoke

Central Illinois

and Three Different

Second Sunday Concert

$28-$30

Free Self Defense Class

Skincare Clinic, C, 9am

Karaoke at Route 45

literary

Beads N Botanicals, U,

Ways

and Artisan — Big Blue-

Bark. The Musical

Hwa Rang Do Champaign

Wayside

Red Herring Fiction

10am

Shared Space: An Artist

stem and Sally Walsh

Richland Community Col-

Academy, U, 1pm

game-playing

Route 45 Wayside, Peso-

Workshop

Early American Museum,

lege, Decatur, 2pm, $20

Trivia with Evan and

tum, 8pm

Channing-Murray Foundation, U, 7:30pm

Yoga 101 Workshop with Co-op, U, 1pm,

Cosmetic Session

The Little Theatre on the

Boltini Lounge, C, 7pm

Grace Giorgio

$25

Mahomet, 3pm

Open Stage

game-playing

Monte

Karaoke by Paul Faber

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

“Lots of Loops” Bracelet

Ryan Groff, Why I Like

Red Herring Coffeehouse,

Trivia Night at The Blind

Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm

The Clark Bar, C, 9pm

1pm, $25

Shared Space: An Artist

Robins, Kayla Brown and

U, 7:30pm

Pig Brewery

Board Game Night

Liquid Courage Karaoke

volunteer

Hatha Flow

Co-op, U, 1:00 pm,

Rebecca Williams

Drag Show

The Blind Pig Brewery, C,

Radio Maria, C, 10:30pm

Boltini Lounge, C, 9:30pm

UC Books to Prisoners

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

$25

Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 7pm

Chester Street, C, 10pm, $4 7pm

Rockstar Karaoke

Work Session

Bentley’s Pub

419 N. Neil St. in Downtown Champaign (217) 359-7977

PATIO

Grand Opening PARTY!

SAT. JUNE 12 Drink specials and giveaways! entertainment by: R-Entertainment featuring: DJ Rudi at 6pm & Brother Embassy and Missing Point at 10pm

Big Dave’s Trivia

kids & families

Fat City Bar & Grill, C,

Urbana-Champaign In-

Cowboy Monkey, C, 7pm

Puzzling Summer at the

10pm

dependent Media Center, U, 7pm

Westville Public Library

Karaoke at Bentley’s

mind/body/spirit

The Westville Public Li-

Pub

Hatha Flow

brary, Westville, 9:30am

Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Kids Summer Art and

3:30pm, $12

Yoga Camp with Kathryn

open mic

Westville Public Library

Beginning Vinyasa Yoga

Fitzgerald

Open Microphone

The Westville Public Li-

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Espresso Royale, U, 8pm

brary, Westville,

1pm, $12

8:45am, $99

This Iz US Tuesday

9:30 am

Prenatal Yoga

O Baby!

Highdive, C, 9pm, $5

Kids Summer Art and

Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:15 Champaign Public Library,

Open Mic Night hosted

Yoga Camp with Kathryn

pm, $12

C, 10:30am, 11:15am

by Mike Ingram

Fitzgerald

For children ages 2 or

Cowboy Monkey, C,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

younger

10pm

8:45am, $99

Hours

fundraisers

stage

Urbana Free Library, U,

Urbana-Champaign In-

Edison Middle School

Show Boat

9:45am, 10:30am

dependent Media Center,

Benefit

The Little Theatre on the

Monster Collage

U, 2pm

Po’ Boys, U, 4pm

Square, Sullivan, 8pm,

Urbana Free Library, U,

$28-$30

2pm

mind/body/spirit

Sleeping Beauty

Game Nights on Tuesday

miscellaneous

Puzzling Summer at the

The Bike Project: Open

Monday 14

kids & families

Babies’ Lap Time

Yoga Fundamentals

The Little Theatre on the

Evenings

live music

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Square, Sullivan, 10:30am,

Orpheum Children’s Sci-

Duet

12pm, $12

$9

ence Museum, C,6pm

V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm

Hatha Yoga

Zoo Improv

Guitar, piano, vocals

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Indi Go Artist Co-op, C,

lgbt

Weekly Jazz Jam Session

5:30pm, $12

9pm, $2

eQuality Champaign-Ur-

One Dollar Wild Mon-

miscellaneous

art

Wesley-United Methodist

days with Jobu

The Bike Project: Open

Annual Quilt Show

Church & Wesley Founda-

Canopy Club, U, 10pm

Hours

C.H. Moore Homestead,

tion, U, 7pm

bana Meeting

Iron Post, U, 7pm, $2

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mind/body/spirit

dj

Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Slow Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12 Ashtanga Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

Tango Night with DJ Joe

faith

CG Productions presents

Grohens Cowboy Monkey, C, 8pm Wild West Wednesday

festivals

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

Neighborhood Nights South Ridge Park, U, 6:30pm

kids & families

Square, Sullivan, 2pm, 8pm, $28-$30

classes & workshops

Bradley’s

lectures

Some Artsy Ideas for Scrapbookers Shared Space: An Artist Coop, U, 6pm, $25

Bentley’s Pub, C, 8pm

Parkland Art Gallery Talk Parkland Art Gallery, C, 10:30am

Kids Summer Art and Yoga Camp with Kathryn Fitzgerald Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 8:45am, $99 Grand Prairie Kids Program: One Room School House Early American Museum, Mahomet, 9:30am $5 Ages 5-12 years old Storyshop at the Branch Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am From preschool through first grade.

karaoke

recreation

community

Wednesday 16

It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm Boys Night Out with DJ Randall Ellison Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm

markets Mahomet Farmers Market Market Street, Mahomet, 3pm

Grad Students and Profes- Rockstar Entertainment DJ sionals Weekly Fellowship Fat City Bar & Grill, C, 10pm art Lunch Annual Quilt Show University Baptist Church, C, C.H. Moore Homestead, dance music 11:30am Clinton, 10am, $1-$3 Country Dance Night at

live music Cherry Jam Urbana Free Library, U, 11:30am Donnie Heitler: Solo Piano Great Impasta, U, 6pm Christoph B V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm Road Song Aroma Cafe, C, 7pm Live Irish Music Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm Dave Cooper, Joni Dreyer and Brad Hendricks Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 7:30pm Bate Calado V. Picasso, U, 8:30 pm, $3 Caleb Cook Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm

Weekly Salsa Night Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

American Boys and Girls CG Productions presents Craft Club Rantoul Public Library, RanRockStar Karaoke toul, 3pm Geovanti’s, C, 10pm 2nd grade and up Refinery Fitness Institute open mic (R.F.I) Open Stage Comedy Night The Refinery, C, 6:45pm featuring Jesse and Justin Tuttle

game-playing

Pokemon Fan Club Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 5:30pm movies Bags Tournament The Water Horse: Legend of Route 45 Wayside, Pesotum, 7pm, $5 the Deep Rantoul Public Library , Ran- Discover Gaming at the Library toul, 2pm Champaign Public Library, C, 7pm stage Euchre Tournament Po’ Boys, U, 7:30pm Picasso at the Lapin Agile Bingo The Station Theatre, U, Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 9:30pm 8pm, $8-$15 Memphis on Main, C, 9pm

Show Boat

volunteer

The Little Theatre on the

Community Connections

Girls’ Night Chabad Center for Jewish Life, C, 8pm

Core Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:45pm, $12 Candlelight Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

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

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The Brat Pack Radmakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll Tavern 4 E. Holden St., Tolono Friday, June 11 9 p.m. I was made in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s and so was my taste in music. The only thing that might top â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s music is â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s music, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just because I was alive to watch it grow. Either way, the 1980s were probably really fun the first time around, and since I missed it, I suppose an â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s cover band is as close as I am going to get. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth a shot! I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see what kind of bright colors and sick dance moves might grace the stage Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Emily Carlson, Music Editor

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Tarot Readings by Jace Hoppes Chester Street Bar 63 E. Chester St., C. Saturday, June 12 10 p.m. - midnight $5 Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been really curious to have this done, as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been fascinated by this sort of craft. Then again, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that I want to know what lies ahead. What if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad and I end up dreading it so much that I ruin my day? What if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen? Either way, it would be kind of a letdown, and yet ... well, you know what they say about curiosity and the cat. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lauren Hise, Community Editor

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DOIN’ IT WELL

by Jo SangEr and Ross Wantland

Why so hormonal? There are a number of hormones that affect different aspects of our sexuality — from sexual development to reproduction to sex drive and feelings of closeness after sex. These hormones are slightly different between men and women. Too often, these differences get exaggerated, which can lead to questions like, “Do guys have estrogen?” or “Oxytocin is why women are so interested in relationships, right?” This week “Doin’ It Well” wanted to simplify the facts, dispel the myths and answer your questions about your raging hormones. Estrogen and testosterone are produced by both women and men, although, as most people know, women usually have higher levels of estrogen, men higher levels of testosterone. These hormones assist in the development of secondary sex characteristics (such as pubic or facial hair, breast development or deepening of the voice). In addition, estrogen has many functions that affect the menstrual cycle, and testosterone is connected to sexual drive. It’s important to remember that just because men have higher levels of testosterone, it doesn’t mean they biologically have higher sex drives than women. It could be that women do not need as much testosterone to get the same effect from the hormone.

Exploring Sex Hormones

Men want to cuddle

Beyond Biology

Correction

Recent research has touted oxytocin and vasopressin as pair-bonding hormones, but these hormones have many different functions. Oxytocin has best been known for its role in reproduction; it is released during labor and breastfeeding. And vasopressin regulates the body’s retention of water. But research has identified the role of both oxytocin and vasopressin in social behaviors that affect aspects of sexuality: feelings of bonding, trust, security, sexual response, empathy and closeness to a sexual partner. These hormones are very similar and released during sexual response, although their complex role is not definitive. While the effects of these hormones are found to be similar in both sexes, more research has been done on women. Media outlets tend to highlight the “cuddle” hormone as it relates to women, not men. This leads to misinformation and misunderstanding. Jo heard a representative from the Catholic faith inaccurately tell a group of college students that masturbation could cause oxytocin — which they defined as our conduit for bonding and intimacy­ — to “run out,” since our bodies only produce a finite amount. This is definitely not founded in science! Both of these are not-so-subtle attempts to control or shape our sexuality by framing these suggestions as “natural” or “biological.”

While it’s great to understand our biology and how hormones affect us, we have to be sure not to lose sight of the nature vs. nurture phenomenon. Both of us have certainly talked to men who had very low sex drives, but with normal levels of testosterone. Conversely, we’ve known plenty of women who have fulfilling sex but aren’t in the mood to curl up and whisper sweet nothings into their partner’s ear after orgasm. Socialization, hormones and other conditions that affect our mental state (depression, anxiety, etc.) also have an effect on our sexuality. In a nutshell, our sexuality is a complex combination of biological, social, spiritual, physical, cultural and interpersonal factors (and we may have missed some). Understanding these various influences gives us greater understanding of who we are as sexual beings. We must also keep in mind that, while science categorizes and generalizes, at the end of the day we’re all individuals, and our sexual lives are as unique as other aspects of who we are. This reminds us to learn about and enjoy ourselves and our partner(s), recognizing that who we are sexually may be very different from what we expect! This does not make us strange or different, just human.

In our last column, “Witholding Withdrawal,” in the May 27 issue of buzz, we mistakenly described the rhythm method of birth control as including taking body temperature and tracking cervical mucous. We should have written “fertility awareness methods” instead. The rhythm method traditionally only utilizes calendar days to predict ovulation, while fertility awareness methods incorporate tracking multiple body signs to determine when a women is most fertile. Thank you to our awesome reader, Tasha, for pointing this out! Check us out next week as we answer another reader question about pegging.

SEX 411

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES

(March 21-April 19)

The “secret” is in plain sight. The “hidden resource” is freely available for anyone who intends to use it with integrity. The “lost key” is very close to where you left it when you last used it. The “missing link” is missing only in the sense that no one recognizes it for what it is. The “unasked question” is beaming toward you from three directions. The “wounded talent” will be healed the moment you stop thinking of it as wounded and start regarding it as merely unripe.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

It’s time for some image medicine, Taurus. Wherever you are right now, I invite you to look down at your left palm and imagine that you see the following scene: an infinity sign whose shape is made not by a thin black line but by a series of small yellow rubber duckies. The duckies are flowing along slowly in continuous motion. They are all wearing gold crowns, each of which is studded with three tiny rubies. With resonant tones that belie their diminutive and comic appearance, the duckies are singing you your favorite song. It makes you feel safe, brave, and at home in the world. What else can see you see there? What happens next?

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20) If you have long conversations with the image in the mirror this week, I won’t call you a megalomaniacal narcissist. Nor will I make fun of you if you paint 15 self-portraits, or google yourself obsessively, or fill an entire notebook with answers to the question “Who am I, anyway?” In my astrological opinion, this is an excellent time for you to pursue nosy explorations into the mysteries of your core identity. You have cosmic permission to think about yourself with an intensity you might normally devote to a charismatic idol you’re infatuated with.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22) The website “Nietzsche Family Circus” features collaborations between the sappy family-oriented comic strip “Family Circus” and the austerely portentous wisdom of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Judging from your current astrological omens, I’d say this is a perfect time for you to expose yourself to this stuff. (It’s at http:// www.losanjealous.com/nfc/.) You need to toughen up some of your weepy, sentimental urges and brighten up some of your somber, melancholic tendencies.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22) Gather your rewards, Leo. Soak up the blessings. Collect the favors you’re owed. It’s harvest time for you: your big chance to reap the fruits you’ve been sowing and cultivating these past 11 months. And no, don’t try to stretch out the process. Don’t procrastinate about plucking the ripe pickings. This really is the climax. The time for your peak experience has arrived. If you postpone the harvest for another two weeks, your beauties may start to go to seed.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) What are you waiting for, my dear Virgo? Your future power spot has been exerting a strong pull on you. It has been calling for you to come and seize the clout you deserve. But you have not yet fully taken up the offer. As your designated nag and cheerleader, it is my sacred duty to wave a red flag in front of your gorgeous face and command you to pay attention. In my opinion, you need to drop what you’re doing, race over to the zone of engagement, and pounce. You’re more than ready to stake a claim to the increased authority you’ll have a mandate to wield in the coming months.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) If you’ve read my horoscopes for a while, you know I’m the least superstitious astrologer on the planet. I champion the cause of reason and logic, praise the beauty of science, and discourage you from constantly scanning the horizon for fearful omens. And yet I’m also a zealous advocate of the power of the liberated imagination. I believe that the playful and disciplined use of fantasy can be a potent

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jonesin’ by Matt Jones

“S m o o t h i e M i x ”-- a d d blend.

t h e s e ac t s t o g e t h e r a n d

agent for benevolent change in your life. That’s why, in accordance with the current astrological configurations, I suggest that you spend some quality time in the coming week having imaginary conversations with the person, living or dead, who inspires you the most.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) “I want to be everywhere at once and do everything at the same time,” writes one of my Scorpio readers, J.T. He’s in luck, because according to my analysis, your tribe is about to enjoy a phase much like what he describes. “No more of this linear, one-day-at-a-time stuff,” he continues. “I want a whole week packed into each 24-hour turn of the earth, with heavy doses of leisure time interwoven with thrilling bouts of hard, creative labor. I want to live in a secret garden with ten years of solitude and hang out at a street fair raging with conviviality. I want to sing with angels and romp with devils in between walking the dog, exercising at the gym, and chatting to perfectly ordinary people. I want enough money to fill a swimming pool, and I want to live like there’s no such thing as money.”

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) If you live on the Danish island of Mando, your only hope for driving your vehicle to the mainland and back is when the tide is low. During those periods, the water often recedes far enough to expose a rough gravel road that’s laid down over a vast mudflat. Winter storms sometimes make even low-tide passages impossible, though. According to my reading of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, there’s a comparable situation in your life. You can only get from where you are to where you want to go at certain selected times and under certain selected conditions. Make sure you’re thoroughly familiar with those times and conditions.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) One of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century, British author Aldous Huxley, wrote more than 20 books, including Brave New World. In his later years he made a surprising confession: “It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘Try to be a little kinder.’” In accordance with your current astrological omens, Capricorn, I’d like you to take a cue from Huxley in the coming week. Proceed on the assumption that the smartest thing you can do -- both in terms of bringing you practical benefits and increasing your intelligence -- would be to deepen, expand, and intensify your compassion. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Early in Marcel Proust’s novel In Search of Lost Time, the narrator stumbles upon a dizzying epiphany while having a snack. He dips a small cake into his cup of tea, and when he sips a spoonful, the taste of the sweet crumbs blended with the warm drink transport him into an altered state. Inexplicably, he’s filled with an “all-powerful joy” and “exquisite pleasure” that dissolve his feelings of being “mediocre, contingent, and mortal.” The associations and thoughts triggered by this influx of paradise take him many pages to explore. I mention this, Aquarius, because I expect that you’re about to have your own version of this activation. A seemingly ordinary event will lead to a breakthrough that feeds you for a long time. Be alert for it! PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20) Environmentalist Bill McKibben says that humans are transforming the planet so drastically that we shouldn’t refer to it as “Earth” any more. To acknowledge the fact that we’re well on our way to living on a very different world, he suggests we rename our home the “Eaarth.” By this logic, maybe we should rename your sign Piisces. The changes you’re in the process of making this year are potentially so dramatic that you will, in a sense, be inhabiting a new astrological sign by January 2011. In your case, however -- unlike that of our planet -- the majority of your alterations are likely to be invigorating and vitalizing. And you’re now entering a phase when you’ll have maximum opportunity to ensure that successful outcome.

Solution in Classifieds.

Across

1 Wild guy? 6 Lather 10 Candy that comes in twos 14 Be harmonious 15 Latvian capital 16 “Ars longa, ___ brevis” 17 Band whose “No Rain” video had the “Bee Girl” 19 Mouth rinse brand 20 His, to Henri 21 It’s rolled by roleplayers 22 Like 2011, but not 2012 24 551, in old Rome 25 Deck component 26 Total nightmares 28 Song about an animal “measuring the marigolds” 32 Not captivating 33 Lindsay wearing an alcohol monitoring bracelet 34 2007 Will Smith survival flick 38 ___’wester 39 How some sandwiches are served 40 French street 41 Some of the Habsburgs 44 Rakes in 46 Mario ___ 64 (1996 racing game) 47 Actress Barbara of “The Big Valley” 49 1996 nominee parodied as referring to himself in third-person 52 Persian’s place 53 It equals itself to the 100th power 54 Digital camera contents, for short 55 It’s called on the street 56 Author’s kiss of death 59 Christmas tree varieties 61 “To the Extreme” rapper 64 “Watch your head!” on the course 65 Yale students, familiarly 66 Word before horizon or coordinator 67 Mineral that’s often black 68 Champagne flute part 69 “Remove” marks, to a proofreader

Down

1 Boxing moves 2 Stare too long 3 ___ Kringle 4 Hallow ending 5 1984 Patrick Swayze movie remade for 2010 6 Bar coupon, perhaps 7 “There Will Be Blood” subject 8 “The Heart of ___” (P.G. Wodehouse book) 9 Jawbone 10 Vegan meat substitute, for short 11 Funk band with “Play That Funky Music” 12 Author Calvino 13 Graph basis 18 Spanish painter Joan 23 Chip’s pal 25 Half a dance step 27 Screen stars’ org. 28 “Casablanca” character 29 Queen of Jordan 30 He sang “Johnny B. Goode” 31 Some palominos 35 Magical practice 36 Now, in Latin 37 Office piece 39 Makes it longer than 42 Ate 43 Do (acid) 44 Turned on, like a computer security setting 45 Bristle on barley or rye 48 Rapidly shrinking Asian sea 49 Great, in “Variety” headlines 50 Funny paper? 51 Raise high 56 Actress Jessica 57 Unwanted spots 58 New Jersey team 60 Word before worker or symbol 62 Never, in Nuremberg 63 Many a Monopoly sq.


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Furnished/Unfurnished 2 & 3 bdrms. Near campus & downtown Champaign from $640/mo. Includes direct TV, water, trash, parking, laundry facility, seasonal pool, all apts. have balconies. 217-352-8540 www.faronproperties.com

1 BR Loft 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR Campus. 367-6626 Available August 2010 209 W. Griggs, U Aug 2010. Luxury apts at a low price. All apts have washer-dryer, balcony, open floorplan. 1 BR/ 1 BA: $700- $760/mo. 2 BR/ 2 BA: $955/ mo 217-359-6400 or leasing@ramshaw.com Managed by Ramshaw Real Estate www.ramshaw.com

ENORMOUS ONE BEDROOM · AUG 2010 305/307/311 W Birch, C. On-site laundry, 1 parking spot incl., No Pets from $485 WWW.PPMRENT.COM · 351-1800

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202 S. Lincoln, U Aug 2010. Excellent location at Green & Lincoln. Cool apartments: studios, 1 BRs, & 2 BR townhouses. Great prices: $520-$725/mo. 217-359-6400 or leasing@ramshaw.com Managed by Ramshaw Real Estate www.ramshaw.com

34 MAIN, C. Available August 2010. Amazing 2 bedroom units in the heart of downtown Champaign. Units feature hardwood floors, designer kitchens with granite countertops, central A/C, dishwashers, W/D, 20' ceilings with 10' windows and much more! Rents to $1300/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

205 EAST HEALEY, C. August 2010. Huge 1 bdrm apts. Window A/C, Parking $40/mo. To furnish $50/mo additional. Rents from $425/mo to $495/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com COUNTRY FAIR APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedroom, furnished or unfurnished, FREE gas heat, water, trash removal, basic satellite TV & FREE parking! Pool, tennis court, inside laundry. On 4 MTD bus routes. Small pet O.K. Ask about our student leases. M-F 9-5:30, Sat. 9-12. Call 359-3713 or just stop by our office in the red barn, at 2106 W. White, C. www.myapartmenthome.com

1405-1407 W. KIRBY, C. Attractive Colonial building, on busline. Available Now 2 BRs $525/mo. Also available, apartments for August 2010. Large 2 bdrm corner apts approx 739 sq. ft. $460/mo, Remodeled $480/mo. Interior 2 bdrm apts. from $440/mo, Remodeled $460/mo. $50/mo to furnish. Central A/C, carpet, laundry, parking avail. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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905 S. Locust, C Aug 2010. Beautiful 2 BR apartments in great campus location. Incredible layout, breakfast bar, balcony, tons more. $760- $820/mo. 217-359-6400 or leasing@ramshaw.com Managed by Ramshaw Real Estate www.ramshaw.com 1, 2, 3 BR Apartments, from $400 all utilities - $1000 with some utilities. Some with heat, water, parking included. U, C Avail Aug. 16. 6842226 crpayne30@hotmail.com

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One Bedroom Residences Downtown Champaign. August 2010. A Complete regeneration of living space in DT Champaign. These artistically inspired residences are fully furnished and feature 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. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

609 W. MAIN, U. August 2010. 2bdrm TownhousesFurnished $620/mo, 2 bdrm apts from $545/mo to $620/mo- Furnished $545/mo. Parking optional, Central A/C, Carpet, Laundry, Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

510 S. MATTIS, C. Aug 2010. 12 month lease with last month's base rent free. Beautiful luxury 1230 sq.ft. 3 bedroom townhomes in great location with 2.5 baths, washer/dryers, ceramic tile, ceiling fans, garages. 3 Bdrm $795/mo. Garage parking $40-45/mo. Only 3 left! Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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111 E. Chalmers, C. August 2010 studio, 1, 4 bedrooms. Furniture, skylights, off-street parking, laundry. Starting at $247/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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

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508 E. STOUGHTON, C. August 2010. Huge 1 bdrm plus den. Close to Engineering & C/S. A/C, Laundry, Parking $55/mo. Rent from $620/mo to $655/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Penthouse Available 1005 S. Second $990/month, $400 Security Deposit 3 - 4 bedroom Secured building Spacious apartment Includes leather furniture Rooftop balcony The University Group universitygroupapartments.com 217-352-3182 ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED 901 W. MAIN, URBANA On Campus, Furnished Apartments with on-site laundry Efficiency - $400 w/utilities included 1 BR - $450 w/utilities included 2 BR - $400 w/utilities included 3 BR - $900 w/utilities included Available August 20, 2010 Parking Available, Call for a showing Advantage Properties 217-344-0394 Furnished 1 BR 110 E. John. Lofts on John, which include w/d, dishwasher, ice maker, and loft bedrooms. Available for the Fall. $750/mo. Call 356-1407

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208/210 E.White

508 S. First

1103 S. Euclid

1103 S. Euclid

108 W. Charles

11 E. Logan

104 E. John 103 E. Healey

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3 Bedrooms

105 S. Fourth

210 E. White

1103 S. Euclid

310 E. Clark

807 S. Locust 208/210 E. White

House 108 E. Daniel

Call for an appointment 351-1767 www.johnsonrentals.com rentals@ johnsonrentals.com

Now Leasing for the Fall 2010 1 Bedroom 609 S. Randolph, C.$385** 301 W. Park, U. $500 401 W. Park, U. $565 403 W. Park, U. $475 405 W. Park, U. $475 407 W. Park, U. $550

2 Bedrooms 609 S. Randolph, C.$830** 501 W. Springfield, C. $485 305 W. Park, U. $450 3 and 4 Bedrooms 609 S. Randolph, C. $1540**

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All apartments are walking distance to campus. • Spacious apartments • Parking available at all • Washer & dryer in most locations units • Apartments can be • Dishwasher in most units furnished for additional • Air conditioning $25-35 per month 217-359-3527 or 217-841-1481 e-mail: info@joeallanproperties.com Office located at: 610 South Randolph, Champaign www.joeallanproperties.com

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604 E. White, C. Security Entrance Fall 2010, Large studio, 1, 2 bedroom, Loft Apartment. Furnished, balconies, patios, laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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906 W. Clark, U.

GIGANTIC 1 Bedroom Fully Furnished one bedroom apartment only 2-1/2 blocks from campus! High speed Internet included. Washer and dryer in the apartment. Available Aug 2010. $620/month. Advantage Properties 217-344-0394

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1001 W. Clark, U 303 S. Wright, C 707 S. Sixth, C

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August 2010. 1 bedroom units conveniently located close to campus. Rent from $410/mo. Central A/C, dishwashers, balconies. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

The Village, C 203 E. Stoughton, C 707 S. Sixth, C

(Newly renovated Lando Place) (Newly renovated Lando Place)

The JSM V.I.P. Program gives our residents exclusive discounts at local businesses!

4 Bedrooms 601 W. Green, U (Newly renovated)

301 S. Water, C (Beautiful Lofts)

Studio

108 S. Fourth, C 307 E. Armory, C Clark St. Studios, C 502 E. White, C

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$900-$1050 2 BEDROOMS $750 Near Engineering Campus Shlens Apartments 217-344-2901 cshlens@aol.com

705 W. Stoughton, U Fall 2010 3 bedroom apartment. Spacious living area. Communal balcony, great backyard. Plus a bar area in kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer in each unit, value pricing. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

NEW KITCHENS 503 - 505 - 508 White 2 Bedroom with den $790 3 Bedroom $830-950

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502 W. Green, Urbana

Old Town Champaign 510 S. Elm, C. Available Now & Fall 2010. 2 BR close to campus, hardwood floors, laundry, W/D, central air/heat, off-street parking, 24 hr. maintenance. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

ENGINEERING

Furnished rooms for rent from $275 per person. 815-436-8262

John/Healey

Furnished 1 & 2 bedroom near John & Second $495/mo., Healey & Third $395/mo., Studios on Healey and First $345/mo. Available Now. Call 356-1407

108 E. John, C. - AUG

2BR, 1BA, from $655. located at 1003 W Stoughton C/A, on-site laundry, Ethernet Incl., No Pets

2BR, 1BA hardwood floors, security building no pets, $870 www.ppmrent.com

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• Laundry Facilities, many with washer/dryer in unit • Dishwasher/Microwave • Intercom Entries • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • High-Speed Internet Access/Ethernet • Balconies • Parking

Take a virtual tour at www.bankierapts.com

For showings call 217.328.3770 to set up an appointment Monday - Saturday 217.328.3770

711 W Elm, Urbana • 3 & 4 Bedroom Townhouses • Engineering Campus • 3 Level Townhouse • 2 Bathrooms • Balconies off Bedrooms • 1 Covered Parking Included • Additional Parking Available • Laundry Onsite • AC/Dishwasher • Garbage Disposal 91/2 Month lease available. Sign in June, recieve 1 month free on select units.

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706 S. LOCUST, C. Aug 2010. Window A/C, covered parking $45/mo, laundry. 2 bdrms $550/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

HUGE 1BR ON GREEN ST • AUG

APRIL SPECIAL•FREE INTERNET

205 E Green, Champaign Water Included · On-site laundry No Pets · A/C · Starting $515 WWW.PPMRENT.COM · 351-1800

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

Pretty Good Efficiencies August, Clark on campus 217-840-5134 www.robsapartments.com

FULLY ACCESSIBLE

NEWER 1BR! 808 W Illinois, U. C/A, W/D, D/W No Pets $750 Available Aug 2010

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508, 510, & 512 E. STOUGHTON, C. August 2010. Huge 1 bdrm plus den. Close to Engineering & C/S. A/C, Laundry, Parking $55/mo. Rent from $620/mo to $655/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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2 BR Fully furnished, W/D, ethernet & parking. Close to Beckman. $625/mo. Call Chris anytime. 841-1996 or 352-3182

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608 S. Elm August. Beautiful furnished 4 Bedroom. Hardwood, leather furniture, 50" plasma. Excellent. $1200/month Ted 766-5108

105 E. John, C. Fall 2010. Large 1, 2 bedroom furnished, great location. 352-3182. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com

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1007 S. FIRST Aug 2010. Near First & Gregory. 2 bdrm apts from $595/mo. Window A/ C, Carpet, Laundry. Parking included. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

3rd and Clark (1 Left) Deluxe furnished 4 bed 2 bath apartment. Plasma TV, h/w floors, new kitchen. Nicest on campus. $1100/ mo. Ted. 766-5108

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BUILDInG In 2008! 503 E Springfield, C. W/D, D/W, 1 BR walk-in closet, C/A, No Pets From $765 Avail Aug 2010

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HEALEY COURT APARTMENTS 307-309 Healey Court, C. Fall 2010. Behind FU Bar. 2 bedrooms. Parking, laundry. Starting at $385/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

1&2 Bedroom $450 -$525.00/month Washer/Dryer 104 N. Fifth, C. 217-841-5407

209/211 E. Clark, C. 2 bed/1 bath furnished Starting at $625/mo for August 2010 Green Street Realty 24 E. Green St. Suite 10 Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 356-8750

901 W. Main, Urbana On Campus, Furnished Apartments with on-site laundry 2 BR - $500/month Available Aug 20, 2010 Parking Available, Call for a Showing Advantage Properties C-U 217-344-0394

Now Leasing for Fall 2010! 1, 2, 3, and 4 Bedroom Properties Apartments and Houses On or Off Campus Furnished or Unfurnished

Green Street Realty

www.greenstrealty.com 24 East Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 217-356-8750

The Best Deal In Town

Atrium Apartments

Now under new management

NOW LEASING FOR SUMMER & FALL Rooms Available Now! Summer Special $325/room Fall $375/room $1400/Group of 4 (Fall)

Atrium Apartments 1306 N. Lincoln Ave, Urbana 217-328-5122 www.atrium-apartments.com

EFFICIENCIES: 705 W. Elm, U 1 BEDROOMS: 1308 Grandview, C

a Fully furnished 1400 sq. ft. 4 bedroom/4 bath All Utilities Included a Fitness Center, computer lab, wireless internet, indoor pool, game room, hot tub, laundry facilites, courtyard a Excellent roommate matching service aOn-site management aLocally owned Semester lease available

2 BEDROOMS: 3 BEDROOMS: 604 1/2 W. Elm, U 610 W. Elm, U 905 W. Springfield, U 711 W. Elm, U 4 BEDROOMS: 711 W. Elm, U

Hunsinger Enterprises Inc. Call 337-1565 for an appointment. www.hunsingerapts.com

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Illini Union 3 1/2 Blocks Mech. Eng. 3 Blocks

1 & 2 BEDROOMS Office 911 W. Springfield, Urbana 344-3008 www.BaileyApartments.com

Digital Comp. Lab, Grainger, Siebel 2 1/2 Blocks

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509 W. MAIN, URBANA Aug 2010. 1 bdrm apts. From $415/mo to $445/mo. Laundry, Window A/C, Parking, $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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506 E. Stoughton, C. For August 2010. Extra large efficiency apartments. Security building entry, complete furniture, laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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311 E. WHITE, CHAMPAIGN Avail Aug 2010. Large efficiencies close to Beckman Center. From $325/mo. Parking $35/mo. Window A/C, carpet. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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GREAT VALUE

102 N. GREGORY, U.

306-308-309 White, C August 2010. Furnished studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Balconies, patios, laundry, dishwashers, off-street parking. Behind County Market. Starting at $265/person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Aug 2010. Close to Illini Union. 2 bdrms $540/mo. Carpet, Laundry. Parking $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-173 www.barr-re.com

John Street Apartments

1005 S. First, C: Studio 1009 S. First, C: 4BR 202 E. White, C: 2BR, 3BR, 4BR 202 S. Lincoln, U: Studio, 1BR, 2BR 209 Griggs, U: 1BR, 2BR 303 E. Clark, C: 1BR 905 S. Locust, C: 2BR

217-359-6400

leasing@ramshaw.com www.ramshaw.com 1817 S. Neil, Champaign

58 E. John, C. August 2010. Studio, two, three bedrooms, fully furnished. 10 month lease available. Dishwasher, center courtyard, on-site laundry, central air, parking. Starting at $298/ person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Deluxe 3 BR Townhouses 206 E. Green, C. 1 Free Parking Space New Energy Efficient A/C and Heat Ethernet Access $400/person/month Call 621-3430

602 E. Stoughton, C Fall 2010. Unique 1, 2 bedroom apartments. Furnished, laundry, internet. 2 Bedrooms starting at $387/ person. Parking available. Must see! THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

1006 W. Stoughton, U

Avail Aug 2010. 2 bedroom apt close to Engineering Campus, Window A/C, Carpet, Parking $30/mo. Rent from $550/mo. Call for Showing Time. Barr Real Estate, Inc. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

706 S. FIRST, CHAMPAIGN Aug 2010. 1/2 blk south of Green. 1 bdrm $430/mo. 2 bdrms from $475/ mo. Window A/C. Parking $40/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

509 Bash Court, C. Fall 2010 Great 3 and 5 bedrooms, Behind Legends. Fully furnished, dishwashers, laundry. Off-street parking. Starting at $330/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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

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$990 a month/ $495 Security Deposit 111 E. Chalmers (4 BEDROOM/2 FULL BATH) Includes Leather Furniture, Flat Screen T.V. Remodeled Kitchens, Free Parking The University Group universitygroupapartments.com 217-352-3182

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Luxury Apartments 605 E. Clark www.mhmproperties.com ---

2 Bedrooms Green at Lincoln 102 S. Lincoln, U. www.mhmproperties.com ---

1005 S. Second, C.

408 E. White, C. Furnished 2 bedroom apartment for August 2010. No pets. $720. Steve Frerichs (217)369-1182 stevesapartments.com

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

4 Bedroom

48" TV & JACUZZI 205 S. Sixth, C. www.mhmproperties.com ---

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807 to 809 W. ILLINOIS, U Aug 2010. 1 Bdrms corner of Lincoln & Illinois. Window A/C, Laundry, Rent $550/mo. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

New Security Building

808 S. Oak, C. www.mhmproperties.com --FREE INTERNET IN MOST UNITS www.mhmproperties.com 337-8852

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1006 S. 3rd, C. Fall 2010 1 bedroom. Location, location. Covered parking, laundry, furnished, patios. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

103 E. DANIEL, C. Avail Aug 2010. Efficiency close to Frat Park. Rent $425/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Studios, 1, 2, 3, 4 BR $395-695/mo THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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ARBOR APARTMENTS, C. Aug 2010. 1 bdrms at Third & Gregory. Window A/C, laundry, rents from $410/mo to $435/mo. Parking $35/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

105 E. Green, CHAMPAIGN Aug 2010. Studio apts at First & Green. Wall A/C units, laundry. From $315/mo to $325/mo. Parking $35/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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Now Leasing for Fall 2010 1, 2, 3 Bedrooms. Free Heat and Water. Landmark Apartments. 502 W. Main, Urbana IL. 217-384-5876. landmark-apts@sbcglobal.net.

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

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LINKSVIEW, SAVOY Aug 2010. Located on 9th hole of UI Golf Course. 2 bdrm 880 sq.ft. Each apt has own garage, storage unit, 2 balconies/patios, dishwashers, disposals, w/d hookups. From $595/mo to $625/mo + parking. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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

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kiss the chef Little things in the kitchen go a long way Last weekend, my parents came to visit, and they were toting an ice cream maker with them. When I saw it, I initially assumed they brought it along so they could gloat and make me feel jealous, but it turned out it was a gift for me. I was as excited as a monkey in a turd factory. Sure, it’s easy to make the argument that I really don’t need an ice cream maker, but it’s one of those things that I’ve wanted for a very long time and just never got for some reason. Strangely, my kitchen now has all sorts of things like this — very few of which I’ve bought myself. Either way, kitchen appliances give me great joy whether I really need them or not. The ice cream maker is a tricky thing. Initially, it would seem like having an ice cream maker would make a person have more ice cream. It’s sort of flawed logic though, because it’s much easier to just go out and buy ice cream than it is to make it yourself. Besides that, I’m generally prone to long periods of laziness, so I’m sure there will be times I don’t use it at all. The thing is, homemade ice cream is so freaking good that the regular store-bought ice cream will no longer be sufficient. I have the feeling that, in the end, the ice cream maker will actually cause me to have less ice cream, but the ice cream I have will be remarkably more fulfilling. Apparently, I worry quite a lot about things like ice cream.

of a tiny blender/food processor. You’ve probably seen them on TV and thought, “Man, I bet that thing doesn’t work worth a crap.” That’s what I thought, but it turns out it can be really handy. It can also be used as a backup margarita maker if something happens to the blender. It’s better to be safe than sorry. I have a regular food processor, too. Besides being the third back up machine for margaritas, it’s also really fun. It came with a special bread hook that will knead dough for you, so that’s primarily what I use it for. Baking bread, however, is not like making ice cream. I will still buy bread at the store, and the store bought bread will often be better than the bread I make myself. This fact in no way affects the pleasure I get from making bread myself. There’s something fascinating to me about throwing some flour and water into a bowl, mixing it, throwing it into an oven, and pulling out bread. Maybe if I’d gotten that Easy-Bake Oven I wanted as a child I wouldn’t be so fascinated by the process, but that ship has sailed, so I have to get that rush far later in life. Besides, even if the bread I make comes out hard as a rock and inedible, it still makes the house smell pretty good for the rest of the day, even though there’s a certain mocking to the aroma. Another thing I use a lot is this panini maker. The heavy lid will smash down just about anything and make it a flat little sandwich. I feel very cosmopolitan when I use it, because I had no idea paninis even existed until Of course, the first gadget any kitchen a year ago. I have to admit needs is a blender. It’s nice because you about though, it is also often used to can buy one with the intention of making quickly cook up a few pounds of bacon. It’s far easier than using a some healthy smoothies or even some skillet and the left over grease on tempting sauces. The fact of the matter the inside makes the next four or five paninis taste especially is that the machine will be primarily used bacony. Some would find this unappetizing, but I choose to for margaritas. find it awesome. This dandy little appliance joins many other Before we wrap up, I will say this, even though ones in the kitchen, many of which give me the it’s not really a machine, a good heavy-duty same feeling. Of course, the first gadget any pizza cutter will really end up being a godsend. kitchen needs is a blender. It’s nice because you This is because, after a recipe doesn’t especially can buy one with the intention of making some work out, you can throw a pizza in the oven to healthy smoothies or even some tempting sauces. prevent yourself from starving; a good pizza The fact of the matter is that the machine will be cutter will have you eating a minute or so faster primarily used for margaritas. Some of the best than a bad pizza cutter. and worst meals I’ve cooked have begun with Sure, I could get by without most of these things, margaritas. It’s far easier to begin cooking some- but it just wouldn’t be the same. Somehow I have it thing you have no idea how to cook if you have in my head that the more complicated it is to make significant tequila impairment. The blender is a meal, the better it will taste. If this were actually what gets everything in the kitchen started. true, I would be the finest chef who’s ever lived. Even though the blender is really all that is need- Cooking often takes up quite a bit of my time, and ed, I still have many other little machines that I understand the absurdity of spending two hours either help out immensely, or complicate matters making some food that I will devour in about ten beyond belief. I have a Magic Bullet, which is sort minutes, but that’s also sort of the beauty.

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