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IN THIS ISSUE
Moonrise Kingdom and Seeking a Friend...
Guest editorial by Todd Isler
TOOTHLESS AND HUNGRY
Awesome dental post-op dishes
MARKETS 9 ON READBUZZ.COM MUSIC: Come check out a Records We Missed on The Maccabees’ album Given to the Wild.
COMMUNITY: Hangovers suck; we all know this. In her column this week, Jordan Hughes dreams up eight particularly painful scenarios for the hungover. Avoid these situations at all costs during the morning after a night spent testing the merit of the saying, “Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear.”
FOOD & DRINK: Nearly everyone knows about Am-Ko, the Asian grocery store known for their eclectic assortment of snacks, kimchi and canned goods. Even Mirsung and Green Onion are familiar to the college student. But have you heard about Far East? And these grocery stores usually work by word of mouth, so buzz took the liberty of strolling around the five ethnic grocery stores to find out what exactly each one offers. MOVIES:
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Your guide to this week’s events in CU
EDITOR’S NOTE SAMANTHA BAKALL
It’s frightening to think that by this time next year, I’m supposed to have “figured out” what I want to do with my life. Confession: I haven’t. At this point, practically anything seems possible, although careers as lofty as, say, an astronaut, are unattainable and I’m okay with that. Food and drink are two of my biggest and most consuming passions. It should seem simple, then — what I should do next. Except it isn’t. With a field so broad and ever-changing, the possibilities are endless. Naturally, I could write about it; I already pretty much write about food solely in all of my classes. Or I could make it. All of these parts come together to create the wonderful world of food and drink. But it’s not as simple to pinpoint on paper what food means to people and how it interacts with them in their daily lives. For some, food is simply a means to keep going — something to fuel the engine. For others, it serves as the connection between family and cultural lines. It allows people to explore places around the world they have never been to and might never visit. My connection is probably closer to the latter. Culinary exploits remain one of my central passions because of my family. I was raised by my Chinese grandparents, and food was always the centerpiece of our relationship — it remains so to this day. Whenever I go home, the first thing we do is plan a meal together — grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, everyone. A simple, but loud, dinner in Chinatown every few weeks became ritual, and my connection and appreciation for food and family grew. Food is also one of the pillars of my immediate family. I learned much of what I know from my mom. All holiday dinners are prepared by my mom and me, with my dad and little brother assisting with prep. We sat down to a meal together — all four of us — every night until I left for college. Maybe this is why it’s so difficult for me to figure out what I want to do. It’s a big, big world, and it’s hard to pick one aspect of something I love so much over another. Usually, things work out for the best. Who knows where this ride will take me?
NEW CHAMPAIGN CITY COUNCIL MEMBER by Thomas Thoren The Champaign City Council will once again vote for the selection of a new council member to represent District 3 this Tuesday, July 10. The northwest Champaign district remains in need of a representative following former District 3 council member Kyle Harrison’s departure June 15. Though four applicants remain in the running, only two garnered any support during the city council’s first vote at the June 19 meeting. Champaign’s remaining seven council members and Mayor Don Gerard deadlocked at four votes apiece for Tony Pomonis, managing partner of Merry-Ann’s Diner, and Vic McIntosh, former District 3 council member. Council members Tom Bruno, Marci Dodd and Will Kyles, along with Mayor Gerard supported Pomonis while council members Paul Faraci, Karen Foster, Deborah Frank Feinen and Michael LaDue voted for McIntosh. A candidate must receive at least five votes to be appointed as city council member. Whoever is ultimately selected will earn a salary of $5,000 per year and finish the remaining term, ending May 2013. District 3, along with other districts, will hold an election in April 2013 for its next council member to serve a four-year term. The city council has until August 15 (60 days after Harrison’s resignation) to find a replacement council member, so there is still time to reach out to city council members and express desires for one candidate or the other. The July 10 city council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the City of Champaign’s council chambers at 102 N. Neil St. As with other council meetings, it is open to the public. BUZZ STAFF
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LIKES, GRIPES & YIKES NATHALIE ROCK DESIGNER
» Straight people: Recently on Facebook, I got involved in what started as a small debate about whether or not straight (and cisgender, meaning their gender identity matches their designation at birth) people should be allowed to march in Pride parades. A purely hypothetical scenario — as evidenced by my newsfeed last week, no one’s doubting that they can. Ideally, this should have been a debate between queer (LGBTQI) people. However, as soon as a few queers opined that they did NOT wish to see straight people in their queer space, out came the str8s with their Straight Feelings on the matter. “But I’M not like that!” they cried. “I’m a good ally! I love LGBT people!” Great. I’m sure you’re very nice; some of my best friends are straight people! Now please kindly leave. Queers can be excluded from various spaces/representations all the time, but the minute they want to have their own, straight people feel upset that they might not get access to that one thing. Unwilling to listen to the queers and feeling hurt, they had to get some of their LGBT friends to come over and kiss their heterosexual asses for being “such
good allies.” Thank you for turning our thoughtprovoking discussion into something All About You, once again. I’m done coddling your precious feelings. STRAIGHT PEOPLE: stop it. » “Reverse Racism”: I’ve seen/heard too much of this lately. Fellow white people, stop this immediately (also, while you’re at it, stop being racist altogether). There is no such thing as “reverse racism.” If you think “reverse racism” is a legitimate thing, please do everyone a favor and open up Google on your favorite internet browser. Good! Now type, “racism = prejudice + power.” Great! Good start. Now sit down and actually READ, preferably stuff written by people of color. Use those critical thinking skills college is supposed to give you! Then please try to get your head out of your painfully white ass. JASMINE LEE FOOD & DRINK EDITOR
» Unseemly tan lines: I look GREAT tan. It’s a universal fact that everyone who has a glowing tan looks a hundred times more attractive. That said, I slather on sunscreen all the time because despite my attempt to wear clothing that isn’t basically my pajamas with jean shorts thrown on, I usually can be found in my summer uniform of a Hanes V-neck and jean shorts. Not a tank top, but a short sleeve shirt. Plus sun. Yup, that means it’s a farmer’s
tan for Jasmine over here. No matter how much sunscreen I put on, I still have that weird tan line that will not go away no matter how many times I roll up my sleeves and try to expose my pale shoulders to the spiteful sun. This is why I am most in my element in winter when sweaters abound, I can wear thick socks everywhere, and tans are not an issue. NATHANIEL LASH PHOTO EDITOR
» Bugs: It’s not that I hate bugs as individuals. I once had a pet praying mantis, and it died. I was sad. But now, I hate the entire wretched Class Insecta. I irreconcilably hate bugs as a group. I guess this is stemming from a particularly traumatic experience this past weekend. I was, you know, just digging around in some bushes in the dark, looking for something I loved that I had dropped. Of course, that crawling sensation set in, and I removed my hand to see it covered in ants, and my feet crawling various species of the exoskeletal monster. The rest is a blur, but I left my loved article behind, and never looked back. For the love of all that is pure and clean, I’m doing my best to combat the creeping arthropodian propaganda that is working its way into our children’s minds. Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life” tries
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to humanize the clearly inhuman, and all of the sudden, we’re supposed to care that bees are dying in droves. Let me tell you: they are bees. Bees want you to die a red, stingy, swollen death. Let them die. EVAN LYMAN MUSIC EDITOR
» Caffeine: For night owls like me, a 9 a.m. summer class can be hell. Getting the motivation to get out of bed after a long night of browsing the interwebs (last night I watched 2 hours of ‘90s WWF matches via Youtube) is a daunting task. But once I wipe the drool off my cheek, there’s one thing I can rely on to help my eyelids feel a little less heavy. Caffeine. It’s probably the only thing keeping me going at this point. Caffeine is great. Be it via coffee, tea, pop, energy drinks, chocolate — I don’t care how I get it, but I know I want more. People say it’s unhealthy, it’s addictive, it’s a drug, it leads to crashes, etc. Here’s my solution: never stop consuming it. Didn’t think of that one, did you, “doctors?” How can you crash if you have a constant flow of caffeine pumping through your blood stream? You can’t. You can only be excited. Gimme a few helpings of that delicious caffeine, and I’m stylin’ and profilin’ like “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. WOOOOOOO!
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Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), a math teacher in charge of a local of troop of “Khaki Scouts,” examines a treehouse his scouts built. Credit: Focus Features
hink back to your childhood for a moment. Envision the kid you always wanted to be. Next, think of the kid you actually were. Now combine the two. Moonrise Kingdom manages to capture these sorts of paradoxes with its protagonists and their softer moments. The protagonists manage to emulate much of their future aspirations for themselves, all while still stuck in their current predicaments. But back to the point: having imagined yourself as a kid already, don’t stop now. Think of if you ever felt slightly (or more than) alienated as a young’n. Were you called weird? Was something different or just slightly off about you? BUZZ THURSDAY JULY 5 MOVIE
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
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In Wes Anderson’s latest film, it’s all about the smallest but most defining bits of your youth and its alienation — and the impact of those moments on molding you into your current self. Anderson’s film is more pointedly about capturing these parts of adolescence in a more picturesque and meticulously detailed manner, all executed with a slight sense of surrealism and set in the 1960s within numerous invented islands. The noteworthy soundtrack features tunes by Françoise Hardy and Hank Williams. On the cusp of their adolescence, Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop meet after exchanging letters upon a chance meeting at a church
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Penny (Keira Knightley) and Dodge (Steve Carell) star in Lorene Scafaria’s Seeking A Friend For the End of the World Credit: Focus Features
ot outrageously funny, but sweet in its quiet message of redemption, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World works the premise of “the end” with a bittersweet touch of melancholy. The film could easily have become a funny take on how everyday constructs breakdown. Imagine buying insurance for the apocalypse! Instead, the movie moves toward the character’s self-realization,
spiked with sparse moments of humor. Most people break loose and party, but others, like main character Dodge (Steve Carrell), find comfort in repetition and work. Of course, even he becomes entangled in the madness as the unlikely counterpart of his free-spirited and young neighbor, Penny (Keira Knightley). It’s never obvious that these two are falling in love. Quite the opposite — they both
play. Deciding to leave their respective lives behind, both pack up defining tokens of their daily lives with them and head into the woods together. Orphaned, Sam is marginalized from the rest of his Khaki Scout campers, while Suzy deals with the discovery of her parents’ perception of her upon finding their copy of “Coping With the Very Troubled Child.” Taking all of each other’s quirks and tics for what they are, the two manage to accept one another in a way that can only be rare yet seems expected within a mostly idyllic film — however, though it’s portrayed in a manner that proves somewhat believable, it’s the idea of their acceptance that seems to resonate in a comfortable and nostalgic way. Anderson has managed to do it again. Meticulously detailed set, particular costumes, familiar actors, an entirely fitting soundtrack and unconventional humor — it’s all there. However, compared to the majority of his darker past films, Moonrise Kingdom seems to play a figurative pun. Although saturated with dark humor, this film proves the lightest and easiest to enjoy of all his work. Though it seems that the future is hardly promising or infinite, Anderson manages to show some light at the end of the tunnel, even if it is mostly uncertain for Sam and Suzy. Overall, Moonrise Kingdom is a special something, and it’s got my vote for successfully capturing a glimpse of something good happening and something reassuring about growing up – even if it is fleeting – and that’s a splendid rarity.
want to find different people. It’s the lack of Penny and Dodge’s attraction as a couple that holds the movie back. Only the end of the world could have brought a strait-laced man and an optimist together. It’s the only way their connection could have ever flourished. But maybe that’s exactly how “love” would happen during “the end.” There is a scene where Penny and Dodge stumble on a line of couples marrying by the sea, and finally they sit down and enjoy themselves instead of pursuing their last-minute travels. Maybe in the end, all that matters is holding on to whoever is really there, no matter how different. Rapid-fire connections are something director Lorene Scafaria employs, as seen in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Friendships that flower from circumstance are unique, and pitting that against imminent death makes for an acceleration of affection. But as much as Penny and Dodge are together, there really is no believable spark to their flowering love, and really, their development comes down to mundane monologues. Scafaria could have capitalized the comedic breakdown of everyday life to further their relationship. It would have given Dodge and Penny occasion to show why their accidental relationship works. But instead, they spend most time inside a car or nicely-stocked shelters. Given, summertime is not primetime for a comedy drama like this. It would seem that the upcoming end of the world would draw a big crowd to this type of movie, but it ends up in an awkward comedy/drama position that doesn’t take full advantage of its premise.
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Notes from the Underground The relationship of society and technology. Where are we headed? by Todd Isler
“...we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.” --Daniel J. Boorstin Technology: Really useful, or the most insidious force since the Spanish Inquisition? Photo by Nathaniel Lash
nce you gone tech you ain’t never going back .” --Robyn
Nearly from the dawn of man (and woman), technology has been part of our daily lives, like it or not. And many of us don’t. However, it is not going anywhere. Luddites may lament, but innovation is here to stay. When the wheel was invented, in the 4th millennium BC, I am sure there was much moaning and groaning, lamenting that surely this was the devil’s work and the end of mankind. Admittedly, the wheel led to the automobile, which has been a curse, in a manner of speaking, on the world. It has led to pollution, increase in theft (many will envy your ride — a few will just take it) and congestion. The commercials may show one scenario, but reality is sitting in bumper to bumper traffic getting nowhere fast. At least most of the time. And that is how technology often is. It blesses us with its beauty, amazes us with its ability, then frustrates us with its fuck-ups. We all know the old joke about the VCR constantly blinking 12:00 over and over and over. As long as technology emerges from the mind of man, which is flawed, it will also always be flawed. I am often angered by the technology around my home that does not always want to do what it is supposed to. It sits there mockingly, as if to say, “I know you need or want me to work right now, but
I just don’t feel like it at the moment.” What good, many of us wonder at times, is technology if it is not performing as it is supposed to? A lot of good, actually. For all the blunders along the way, technology has enriched our lives in ways no one could have foreseen. The world of medicine, the world of recreation, the world of business... all have richly benefited from the wonders of technology. We can now visit the doctor online. Thousands of songs are available at our fingertips. Vital communications flash across the world in the space of a heartbeat. I remember, years ago, sitting with my brother on the couch together as we played some video game with crude graphics. Now, we can play that same game, and many more advanced games, as we sit, not together on the couch, but on separate couches 200 miles apart. And as technology advances, it also grows smaller. Televisions that were once available only in large, bulky wooden cabinets are now available to fit in the palm of our hand. Computers that took up entire rooms are now superseded by notebook PCs that dwarf their ancestors in terms of computing power. Like giant mastodons stuck in the mud, these behemoth computers soon grew obsolete and went the way of all outmoded technology. Also, perhaps quite ironically, technology-driven stores like Best Buy and Circuit City are being put out of business by virtual stores found online.
One day, people will be able to replace any body part perfectly from their own cells. One day, people will be able to fax actual physical products. One day, we may even walk on Mars, not just the moon. But is there a downside to all this amazing technology and the equally amazing rate at which it is arriving? Many technophiles will tell you no. Many technophobes will tell you yes. They may tell you of the golden chair of Hephaestus — it was a thing of beauty, but his mother was unable to escape from it. Are we prisoners in our beautiful golden chairs of technology? So undulating in luxury and wonder that we fail to realize we are trapped, as dependent upon our technological mother as a newborn is dependent upon its mother? We have our ears permanently affixed to cellular phones: while we are walking, performing household chores — even driving, unfortunately. I knew of one couple who would call each other while they were both in their small house, rather than simply seek each other out and communicate face to face. I saw a cartoon once that showed a parent, apparently on the downstairs computer, typing a message to his son that he needed to get off his computer and join the family. We are definitely prisoners of a sort to technology. Will it ever reach the level of The Matrix or the Terminator movies? That is doubtful. After all, computers can only output what we input, and it is highly
unlikely that we would ever input any information that would potentially endanger us, their creators. However, there is a school of thought that one day we will create a computer that is capable of being self-aware, and, therefore, has the potential to think for itself, independent of human will. Obviously, this scenario could create problems. A friend and I once had a debate about a new technology being proposed that would enable vehicles to sense an impending collision and brake whether the driver of the vehicle wanted to or not. I questioned the wisdom of this, as I felt we should be in control of our cars, not have our cars in control of us. I still question the wisdom of removing certain decisions from our hands and placing them in the hands of machinery. This problem became even more disturbing when I read that completely self-driving cars are now being proposed, where occasionally braking and accelerating are the ONLY things the human driver will be allowed to do. Is this good? Or bad? I wonder about the liability issues. If an accident occurs, whom do we blame? The driver or the robot under the hood? Whom do we sue? The driver behind the wheel, or the company behind the car? Questions like this will not be easily answered. We will continue to amuse and amaze ourselves with every new technology we create, convincing ourselves that nothing can possibly go wrong... buzz
MUSIC ALBUM review
FIONA APPLE - THE IDLER WHEEL
by Dan Durley
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do: Fiona Apple is not in the business of making conventional music. Credit: Epic Records
t first listen, Fiona Apple’s new album The Idler Wheel... may seem confusing. Choruses aren’t neatly placed and separated in each song, vocal melodies are long and complex, and the production is eccentric to say the least. Yet,
there is something about The Idler Wheel... that calls for a second listen. It is by no means conventionally catchy. But Fiona Apple is not in the business of making conventional music. Melodies on The Idler Wheel... flow in and
The Divide - The Divide EP
by Tyler Durgan
The Divide’s self-titled EP takes a raw, intense look at the feel of classic folk music. 6
out of traditional melodic pattern. Listening to each song is like hearing a cleverly constructed poem; just when you think you’ve figured out the rhyme scheme and can predict the next line — bam! — Apple breaks form with a new, separate melody or unexpected chord. Listening to the album is an effort in sadistic trickery; as a listener, you may think you have the album figured out, and then all of a sudden, Apple throws another curveball, whether it be dissonant lower register piano chords (a product of Apple’s percussive and violent playing style), layered a cappella vocals (“Hot Knife”) or a field recording of children playing together at recess (“Werewolf”). As much as music is a communal experience, it is clear that this is Apple’s record, not anyone else’s. She is in control over the entire length of the album, only leaving the listener the ability to wonder in awe over what is going on in her brain musically. The listener does not have to wonder over what is going on in Apple’s mind lyrically, though. The famously damaged songwriter pens her most inclusive and specific lyrics throughout, never scanting on descriptiveness and imagery. Apple consistently provides vivid and explicit snapshots of her battered psyche, peaking at the incredible track “Werewolf,” which describes a painful break-up while also shrugging in acceptance of some of the blame. She sings, “I could liken you to a werewolf/ The way you left me for dead/ but I admit that I provided a full moon,” expanding upon the metaphor with the follow-up lyrics “And I could liken you to a shark/ the way you bit off my head/ But then again, I was waving around a bleeding open wound,” and providing existential indifference with the end line of the chorus “Nothing wrong when a song ends in a minor key.” And as promised, the piano melody ends with a minor chord instead of the major chord your brain expects to hear.
Introversion and emotional instability are huge lyrical themes strung throughout the album, particularly on “Left Alone”: “I don’t cry when I’m sad anymore/ Tears calcify in my tummy,” Apple sings, following up that emotional callousness with an enlightened question: “How can I ask anyone to love me when all I do is beg to be left alone?” Apple expands on these themes vividly again on “Valentine”: “I’m amorous but out of reach/ A still life drawing of a peach,” only detouring from the themes on the album closer “Hot Knife.” The track describes a lustful, passionate relationship: “If I’m a hot knife, he’s a pad of butter/ If I get a chance, I’m gonna show him that he’s never gonna need another/ He excites me/ Something like the genesis of rhythm/ I get feisty whenever I’m with him.” The LP’s production practically begs for repeated listens. Various colorful idiosyncrasies are left on the masters — including growls, vocal screeches within melody, the aforementioned tonally-challenged piano chords — all of which provide greater context to the tone of the music and lyrics, which constantly teeter between serene and out of control. Apple’s vocals are delivered in the same schizophrenic manner: one word will be delivered with confidence and power, while the next will be delivered with a whispering, quivering breath. This disparity is displayed perfectly on lead single “Every Single Night,” which sees Apple daintily singing a verse that explodes into a chorus of multi-tracked tribal chanting. All of these disparities in tone provide a perfect soundtrack to the disparity between the two sides of Apple, the confident songstress who has platinum records on her wall, and the one who hides away from the public eye for years at a time and has public panic attacks and mental breakdowns. The Idler Wheel... is a record that can only come from Fiona Apple, and that should be applauded above all.
The four guys that make up the bluegrassfueled local folk group The Divide seem to be exactly who they want to be. On their second EP since their inception last January, they exert an air of deep comfort and utter confidence. There is no mistaking both their talent and their enthusiasm, as each track feels simultaneously fresh, exciting and yet also familiar. Led by vocalist Ben Montalbano on the banjo, the five songs off The Divide EP showcase the band’s raw intensity in their straightforward, pop-like interpretation of classic folk motifs and rhythms. The album kicks off with the charging anthem “If I.” As the buzz of Montalbano’s gentle banjo is joined by his own tense croon, a sharp snare march and the slow caress of the rest of the band supplying harmony vocals, you begin to get a feel for the band’s dedicated musicianship. (Check out the video for the track to witness the extra three-minute jam they supply to introduce the song). The song is poignant as the album’s introduction, as it defines just what listeners can
expect from the powerfully exhilarating effort. Another highlight, and certainly my favorite song off the EP, “Colorado” feels like a collaboration between Neil Young and John Denver. “Colorado” remains true to the spirit of folk and country, but in the careful accent of the soloing electric guitar and the surprisingly aggressive drum accompaniment, a refreshing, bright twist is imposed on the old and familiar. Possibly the most interesting song on the album is closing track “When the Spring Comes.” The impossibly catchy opening banjo line not only juxtaposes beautifully with the soft ballad harmonies, but foreshadows the greatest build-up on the record, as the banjo is joined by sprawling electric guitar riffing and, eventually, Sufjan-esque gang “ohs” that all crescendo to impose the absoluteness of the band’s precise ability. By the time next spring does finally come, I can guarantee that this immediately familiar but still fresh EP will have cemented The Divide’s place in the local folk scene.
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WHO: Withershins, Take Care WHEN: Thursday, July 5 at 10 WHERE: Cowboy Monkey COST: $5 AGES: 19+
Laughboy (local), Nerv (Iowa City) and GRG (Oklahoma City), may come from different corners of the Midwest, but they all know how to bring the noise. The three punk acts will team up at Red Herring for the low cover charge of $3, which is well worth it for hardcore fans. CU Punk followers may recognize Greg Clow of Laughboy from his other hardcore band, Diamond Stretch.
Withershins is about to take off for a tour, and they’ve asked their buddies in Take Care to join them for the “going-away” show. It might be your last chance to see these guys for a while, and it’s obvious that they love playing for the Champaign crowd, so I’d expect a pretty wild and fun outing. That is, if the last Withershins/ Take Care show I caught wasn’t an anomaly.
WHO: Dibiase, Thundertruck, Alpha Mile WHEN: Saturday, July 7 at 10 WHERE: The Highdive COST: $5 AGES: 19+
WHO: DJ Solo, Positive Vibr8ions, Otacon, Durt Russell, Mondope, Miss Amphetamine, and Trinketz WHEN: Saturday, July 7 at 10 WHERE: The Canopy Club COST: $5 in advance, $7 at the door AGES: 18+
Fuzz. Heavy low end. Nasty riffage. These are things that describe stoner metal. These are also the things that describe Dibiase and Thundertruck (and Alpha Mile, to some extent). In a way, this is somewhat of an Earth Analog showcase. Alpha Mile is led by Hum’s Tim Lash. Thundertruck is a project from Earth Analog employee and Tractor Kings bassist Aaron McAllister, along with Isaac Arms (Withershins, Evil Tents, Cloudmanner) and others. And Dibiase is the instrumental outfit that has been recording with Matt Talbott on Earth Analog’s label. Dibiase and Alpha Mile don’t play around here that often, so Saturday may be your only opportunity to catch both bands in the CU.
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WHO: R. Ring, Deathtram, Megan Johns Band WHEN: Friday, July 6 at 10 WHERE: Mike ‘N’ Molly’s COST: $5 AGES: 19+
WHO: Morgan Orion, Br’er, Charles N’ the Gnarlies WHEN: Thursday, July 5 at 10 WHERE: Mike ‘N’ Molly’s COST: $5 AGES: 19+
R. Ring is the stripped down project of The Breeders’ Kelley Deal (the identical twin of Breeders bandmate and Pixies bassist Kim Deal) and producer Mike Montgomery. As R. Ring, the two play sparse, acoustic songs featuring only vocals, guitars and keys. Along with the folky, warm acoustics of Megan Johns, and Deathtram for the sake of variety, this is an intriguing bill of solid national and local acts.
Morgan Orion, whose 2011 release Lovesick made our end-of-the-year “Best Local Releases” list, has picked up his activity as of late. Check out his intimate, poetic love songs (he’s currently working on a book of poetry, too) at the beer garden Thursday. If you can’t make that, check out his super-detailed website, http://www.morganorion.com for updates.
Welp, it’s that time again. Chalice Dubs Masquerade returns to Canopy Club this weekend, bringing back some familiar faces in DJ Solo and Miss Amphetamine. I wouldn’t necessarily classify these things as “my bag,” but they usually draw a decent crowd, and it has certainly been a hit with the campus kids and locals alike. You can go crazy on the dance floor or grab a water and people-watch from the balcony. Also, it’s not required that attendees wear masks, but I think it should be. So bring a mask. It’s more mysterious that way! Withershins performs at Mike N Molly's during Pygmalion on September 24, 2011. Photo by Zach Dalzell
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cracked out The CU Food Truck “Pilot” Will Allow For More Food Trucks and For More Locations, and Two U of I Alums Take Advantage Of It
by Auffy Birjandi Cracked Trucks’ “Underdog,” made up of a fried egg, hash browns, salami, Kosher hot dog and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce on a fresh baguette. Photo courtesy of Cracked Trucks.
ood trucks. Anyone who’s been on campus long enough is sure to have flagged down a couple of these precious gems. Derald’s, Mas Amigos and the Crave Truck are currently the primary operators in town, yet with Champaign’s new food truck “pilot” in the works, an increase in mobile food establishments is fast becoming highly anticipated. The “pilot” is a project allowing food trucks to operate in four different downtown locales, along with three hot spots on campus. This is excellent news for fiending drunkards, as obtaining a late night snack on campus will be easier than ever before. It also opens up additional options for both breakfast and lunch when stopping at a stationary establishment simply does not fit into one’s schedule. buzz sits down with one of Champaign’s recent alums, Daniel Krause (from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences), to discuss his and his business partner’s upcoming food truck Cracked and get the scoop on the up and coming Champaign food truck craze from an insider.
ways of coming up with money and making the concept more practical. After researching about food truck trends in the states, I decided that that would be the perfect way to transform this concept into something that I could actually make happen. I started conceiving a menu for the concept and began working on the overall layout and theme. Within time, I approached a good friend of mine, Jeremy Mandell, who had plenty of business experience. The CU is a very comfortable place for both of us, as we attended the U of I for four years. Knowing the campus, students and overall demographic extremely well, it was a nobrainer that we wanted to pursue this full-time project here. » buzz: What were the procedures you needed to undergo in order to start up the food truck? DK: I looked into food truck laws all over the state, including Evanston, Chicago and Cham-
paign. Champaign was the only place that allowed cooking on the actual trucks. Jeremy and I have been working all semester making this thing possible. We have researched permits, health codes, parking restrictions, fire safety, truck laws and food sanitation codes. There are so many laws and regulations that you must comply with in order to start up an operation like this. » buzz: What sort of food can we expect from it? DK: We will be serving breakfast food at all hours of the day. We are supporting many local businesses, including Pekara Bakery, Old Time Deli and Columbia Street Roastery. Our menu consists of sandwiches with homemade bread, eggs, hash browns, meat, cheese and veggies. Side orders include tater tots, sweet potato tots, beignets, homemade pastries and locally roasted coffees and teas.
» buzz: What was your motivation for starting up a food truck in the CU? Daniel Krause: I have always been very interested in the restaurant industry. I’ve been working in the industry for over eight years now. I had an internship with Lettuce Entertain You at Wildfire in 2010 and another internship with Lou Malnati’s in 2011. I created the concept for Cracked during my internship at Lettuce Entertain You and competed against many other interns. Eventually, I won the concept competition amongst the interns. » buzz: As an alumnus, will this be a side or fulltime project for you? DK: I wanted to find a way to feasibly go forward with the project after graduating. I brainstormed 8
Cracked Trucks’ “Plan B,” made up of a fried egg, hash browns, sharp cheddar, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and a garlic basil or spicy chipotle pesto spread on a fresh baguette. Photo courtesy of Cracked Trucks.
» buzz: What’s the price range? Where will your truck be located? DK: All of the sandwiches will be anywhere from $4.50 - $6, with sides ranging from $2 - $3. We are really trying to provide quality food on a college budget. We want everyone to feel full and satisfied when they leave. We are going to be on the engineering quad during the day (Monday Wednesday), specifically on Mathews in between the Seibel Center and University High School from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Additionally, we will also be on Third and Green from 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. for our late night hours (Thursday through Saturday) as well. » buzz: What are your thoughts on the rise of food trucks in CU, and are you concerned about competition? DK: I am really excited about the growing trend of food trucks on campus. I don’t really see it as competition, but more as an increase in awareness of street food. Hopefully, it will create a more open mind on what to eat when going to class in the morning or coming home from the bars late at night. I think that food trucks can bring a really exciting, new culinary environment to campus and will get people to go out of their comfort zones when it comes [to] eating different things. It’s exciting to see what the future of CU has in store for food trucks and how they will hopefully bring in a new wave of food lovers all over central Illinois and all over campus. As this trend has been popping up all over the country, it’s exciting to see how it will transform the U of I campus. Look for Daniel and Jeremy’s food truck to make its debut in the CU this Fall. In the meantime, check out their website to track their progress at Crackedtruck.com or follow them on twitter or facebook to get the latest scoop on their development (@crackedtruck).
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PRAIRIE FRUITS FARM AND CREAMERY Prairie Fruits Farm makes fresh artisan goat cheese every other day in their local creamery with milk from their own goat herd. The goats have a little over ten acres to graze on when it is warm outside and a spacious farmhouse to stay in during our cold CU winters. The goats are treated so well, in fact, that the Prarie Fruits Farm and Creamery has been Animal Welfare Approved (which means that it holds the “gold standard” for humane animal treatment - visit www.animalwelfareapproved.org for more information). The Prairie Fruits Creamery has more than ten varieties of goat cheese. While artisan goat cheese is impressive enough on its own, the Prairie Fruits Creamery recently started producing goat milk gelato. Yes – you read that right – gelato. They sell pints of the gelato at the Market along with their cheese every week. Gelato flavors include Hazelnut, Pistachio, Strawberry, Mint, Rhubarb Swirl and Chocolate. Try a free sample or buy a pint for $10! Website: www.prairiefruits.com
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SUMMER CROPS, GO FORTH Three buzz Writers Tour the Farmers Markets of Champaign and Urbana Steve Owens sells plants grown in St. Anne, IL at the Urbana Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Photo by Dana Taylor.
by Daniel Chung, Olivia Ingram and Haley Soehn
URBANA’S MARKET AT THE SQUARE It’s growing season for farms everywhere, and Urbana’s Market at the Square is the prime place to buy the freshest local fruits and vegetables. Visitors to the Market at the Square are faced with an array of the best Illinois-made goods from around, including fresh produce, meat, dairy products, flowers, jewelry, pottery, woodworking items, candles, garden décor, clothes and much, much more. And as Champaign-Urbana is smack dab in the center of the good ole Illinois soil and farmland, you know this stuff is good. Located on the corner of Illinois and Vine Streets in downtown Urbana, The Market at the Square has been bubbling with activity for 33 years every Saturday morning in the summer, rain or shine. Thousands of residents swarm the stalls from 7 a.m. to noon. Patrons leisurely make their way through the market, picking fresh ingredients and hunting for hidden treasures at various stalls. Families sit down at tables and feed their kids with freshly bought food from the Crave Truck and various stalls. Friends gather around the square, enjoying the music set from local performers around town. I went to the Market at the Square years ago, back when I was a kid. I went back the other day to check it out again and see what had changed. As I made my way through the market, I couldn’t help but think of how the place was a local paradise. A quartet performed on a corner strumming jovial,
indie tunes. Another jazz group performed on the opposite corner. Colorful necklaces and other cool-looking jewelry were available everywhere. There was a guy selling beautiful photographs of nature for ten bucks a piece. There were multiple stalls selling rare flowers along with sunflowers and lilies. Other crafts like handmade ropes, rugs and even animals and other items carved from wood were present, as well. At the Market, you will have no trouble picking up a wide variety of delicious, locally-grown, organic fruits and vegetables, but there is much more to be seen here than standard farmers market fare. If you wind your way through the bustling rows of booths and past the various musicians performing at every corner, there are many unique treasures to be found — custommade jewelry, hand-carved wooden birds, fresh kettle corn from a food truck, and an English Toffee vendor whose giant booth is shaped like a fairytale castle complete with a fearsome dragon watching over the wide array of sweets. Ingredients like fresh basil, parsley leaves, herbs, bean sprouts, cabbages, tomatoes, other fresh fruits and vegetables, jars of honey, jam, fresh bread, butter and baguettes were set all over the place. Signs of fresh foods were plentiful. There was a cupcake vendor selling unique and colorful cupcake treats to passers-by. There was even a stall where you can buy tokens with a credit or debit card that you can trade to vendors if you
don’t have any cash on you. With so many stalls open, even if you find yourself out of place in the local scene, you can always find something here to interest you. A few interesting vendors are described in more detail below:
TINY GREENS Tiny Greens Organic Farm is a local farm that specializes in sprouts and baby microgreens (similar to sprouts, only they are grown in dirt rather than in a jar). If you’re an environmental activist, this place is for you: everything grown at Tiny Greens is certified organic, the farm itself utilizes green technology and absolutely nothing goes to waste – any left-over or unused products are composted and then used on the farm again at a later point. Even the truck that they use to transport their goods to the market is eco-friendly: it runs on vegetable oil collected from restaurants in the Champaign-Urbana area. The sprouts and microgreens are super tasty and good for you. Try the Sunflower Greens, their most popular seller, which are sweet and crisp, or the new Curly Cress if you want something spicy. All of their products are great either in sandwiches or salads, or even by themselves as a ridiculously healthy snack. You can buy their products by the tray or the pouch (the size of a plastic sandwich bag) – the sprouts are usually $2 per pouch, while the baby microgreens are $3. Check out their website for more information: www.tinygreens.org
Vegetarians, avert your eyes! One of a few meat vendors at the Market, J and K Meats has been selling their all-natural, hormone and antibioticfree meats there for the past five years. You can find their truck at the back corner of the Market every week, usually with a line in front of it. Their most popular items are the basics – cured bacon ($5.75/lb), ground beef ($4.79/lb), and chicken breast ($6.99/lb), but they also sell some more exotic items, like their new goat bratwurst ($11/ lb). Their livestock is allowed to roam; having no confinement of the animals is one of their founding principles. If you’re a carnivore looking for some meat to cook up at your next BBQ, the J and K Meats truck at the Urbana Farmers Market might be the perfect place for you to go. Website: http://jandkmeats.webs.com There are so many choices of foods to try and ingredients to experiment with, so be innovative, hit up the market and indulge your pockets. It’ll be around all summer, so if you wake up early one Saturday morning, like to try new things or just want a nice, wholesome place to shop for groceries, check this place out. People are constantly coming and leaving, so I had no trouble finding parking either. Overall, the Market at the Square is a productive, fun and perfect way to start off a Saturday morning. Whether you’re into flowers, organic produce, local honey, or older folks jamming together on bongos and recorders, the Urbana Market at the Square has something for everyone. Find more information on the Urbana farmers market at their blog: www.market-at-the-square.blogspot.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
CHAMPAIGN’S HISTORIC FIRST STREET FARMERS MARKET With only about ten tents, the Champaign Farmers Market is quite small. Walking up to the site, I must say I was a little disappointed. I suppose that, given Champaign’s proximity to local farms filled with produce, I expected a bit more. As I approached the market, though, it became clear that size isn’t everything. The kindness of the locals was evident with each employee » buzz
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» and fellow customer. Delicious smells and sounds filled the area, creating a perfect summer atmosphere. Each farmer had a unique story to tell. Some had been selling at the Champaign Farmers Market for over twenty years; others were there for the first time. However, they all shared the same problem: the weather. With the odd temperature patterns and recent drought conditions, many farmers have significantly less produce than they would usually be selling at this point in the season. One farmer, who sells everything from tomatoes to apricots and peaches, said she has been selling her produce at the Champaign Farmers Market for about 25 years. During her years, she said that the turnout hasn’t changed much; it has always been quite small. She told of her farm’s problems during the recent drought, which has ruined many crops. Another group of farmers, working from Seldom Home Farms, have similar issues.
“We’ve had to hand-water most of our berries, and we’re not even selling the rest of our produce,” said Deanna Prather, of Seldom Home Farms. She said they grow 125 types of vegetables, but they only sold their berries at the Champaign Farmers Market because of the market’s small size. They sell a larger variety at both the Urbana and St. Joe Farmers Markets. In addition to fruits and vegetables, the farmers market offers live music. One local jazz group, who hasn’t yet created a name for themselves, performs weekly at four in the afternoon. The students attend Central High School and formed this unofficial group as a way to play even more great music. They’re inspired by famous jazz artists including Miles Davis. The Champaign Farmers Market may not be huge, and perhaps it isn’t overflowing with crowds and tents. However, that’s the appeal. It’s an opportunity for patrons to talk to the farmers, learn about their work and meet other community members.
A variety of live music performers provide fun for all ages at the Urbana Farmers’ Market. Photo by Dana Taylor
Never fear, soft foods are here! Or, What to Eat After Removal of Wisdom Teeth by Karen Chen Remember, since this is the day to avoid putting any pressure on your jaw muscle, make sure the rice is completely soft. DAY 2: GROUND PORK SOUP Rice porridge will not provide enough nutrition during the recovery period. Since meat is the main source for your body to make blood, ground pork soup will provide the protein needed. » 1 lb. ground pork, defrosted and divided into smaller pieces » Ginger
Wisdom teeth! Photo by Stephanie Pietryla.
wo years ago, I had that dreaded wisdom tooth removal — the one that becomes necessary when a bad tooth decides to grow belligerent against its neighbors, trying to push others out of its way. It was almost like a surgery, and according to my dad, it almost took an hour to take the one tooth out. Fortunately, I didn’t feel anything at all because my jaw was numb, but once the anesthesia was gone, my jaw was swollen and I was in pain for the next few days. For the following week, I could only ingest liquid food, like rice porridge. On the bright side, I lost ten pounds that week because of such a limited diet. However, I have plans to extract my remaining three wisdom teeth this summer, and I am determined to be prepared and plan a food schedule that allows for food that is more exciting than rice porridge. 10
DAY 1: RICE PORRIDGE This is the worst day, post-surgery. All I could do was to slightly open my mouth and slip in warm rice porridge, then let it float down my throat and into my tummy. No chewing and sucking allowed on this day. Therefore, rice porridge is the perfect food of choice. » 3/4 cup rice » 4 cups water Wash rice two to three times, until water runs clear. Let soak in water for one to two hours. Boil water. Once the water boils, put in rice, and keep at a roiling boil for fifteen to twenty minutes. Stir occasionally. Let sit for ten minutes, and serve warm.
If pork is still frozen, soak in water for three minutes, pour out the water, and separate ground pork into smaller pieces. Boil water with one to two slices of ginger. Once water boils, put in ground pork. Stir to separate pork and to keep the pork from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Boil for fifteen minutes, then turn heat to low and cook for another ten minutes. Add salt for flavor. Serve warm. DAY 3: MASHED POTATOES Oh, mashed potatoes! There’s just too much fun with mashed potatoes The simplest version is the plain one where you add nothing to it at all. But after the last two days of relatively flavorless food, I want some rich flavor. » 1 1/2 lbs potato, peeled and quartered lengthwise » 1/2 teaspoon salt » 4 tablespoons heavy cream » 2 tablespoons butter » 1 tablespoon milk » Salt and pepper
Place potatoes in saucepan and add water until potatoes are covered. Bring to a boil, and let boil for fifteen minutes. When a fork easily pokes through the potato, it is done. Drain potatoes and place in a big bowl. Add warmed cream and melted butter to the bowl and use a potato masher, or the back of a fork, to mash potatoes until well mashed. Add milk to achieve preferred consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. DAY 4: AVOCADO AND TOMATO SALAD I always like to try exotic foods, and Day Four is a good day to experiment with something new. Avocado is quite easy to chew, and tomatoes are rich in vitamin C that incidentally helps to cure the wound in the jaw. » 2-3 wedges of avocado, diced » 1 medium sized tomato, cubed » Extra-virgin olive oil » Garlic salt Mix everything in a small bowl and enjoy. Cold food is said to help relieve the pain, including yogurt, ice cream, jello, etc. And if you’re seriously lazy, go buy canned soup from the grocery store as well, as it provides a quick and nutritious meal. Make sure to avoid the following kinds of food: hot food (hot temperatures promote breakdowns in the blood clot), alcohol (it delays the healing process, may cause more pain and extends the recovery period), small foods (small grain-size food may get lodged in the tooth’s socket that will then infect the wound and delay the healing process). Good luck to you and me and anyone else who will have to undergo wisdom teeth removal!
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Too much sunscreen? Put on more When the sun is hot and you’re outside throughout the day, you might become a little desensitized to how hot it is around you. You may not even realize you’re getting burned, but chances are you’re going to come home with a massive sunburn. Stay safe and skin cancer-free, and apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day.
Pick your meals wisely Eating greasy food and tons of sugar is not going to go well with an overheated body. Pick foods that make you feel good and healthy, because your body needs to be strong to deal with 100-degree weather. Eat lighter meals, and you will be more apt to deal with the heat.
Too poor to have the air on all day?
How to beat the heat Eight ways to stay healthy during the summer heat
We all know air conditioning is very expensive. If you can’t afford to blast cold air in your apartment all day, you need a cheaper way to stay cool. Invest in a good oscillating fan. Fan yourself with a sheet of paper. Stick your head in your freezer.
An excuse to eat lots of delicious frozen treats! Can you say popsicles, Icees, slushies and smoothies? Nothing tastes better on a hot day than a refreshing treat — just make sure you control your sugar intake.
Listen to your body
by Jordan Hughes
et’s face it: it’s hot, and the heat is not going anywhere anytime soon. Rather than slump around our air-conditioned apartments all day, we need to be thinking about ways to beat the heat. Believe it or not, heat stroke and heat exhaustion are probable consequences of not taking care of your body during 100-degree weather. Because I know no one wants to say they’re “that guy” that passed out from heat exhaustion, here are some tips to stay cool.
Stay hydrated This may seem very simple, but you wouldn’t believe how easy
Stay cool and hydrated through the summer heat! Photo by Nathaniel Lash.
it is to forget to drink water throughout the day. With internships, jobs and a social life, remembering to drink eight cups of water a day is pretty far down the list. But it’s important, so do it.
Avoid alcohol during the day When your body has to process alcohol in your system, it is even more dehydrated. Drinking alcohol during the day’s prime heat hours is a really quick way to get overheated without even knowing it. If you are drinking during a hot week like this one, stick to drinking in the evening when temperatures are cooler and you’re less likely to overheat.
This is really important. If you feel like you’re overheating, you probably are. Don’t push yourself too hard if you’re going for a run outside or you work outside. If you feel light-headed, grab a cold glass of water and relax. No one wants to faint in public.
Avoid dark colors and bulky fabrics We all love slimming black, but this week is not the time. Colors that absorb the sun’s rays are just going to make you hotter. On that note, invest in a good pair of shorts because you’ll need them. Thick fabrics will just make you more sweaty and uncomfortable. The likelihood of the weather cooling down anytime soon is slim, but if you take the necessary precautions, you can minimize your risk of being a sweaty mess.
Fundraiser helps adults with disabilities by Jordan Hughes Alto Vineyards in Champaign is a hidden gem in this community. Yes, there is indeed a winery in Champaign and it is one of a kind. On July 13, Alto Vineyards will host a fundraiser for Champaign County Advocacy and Mentoring Resources. CCAMR refers to itself as a “group of community members looking to enhance the supports available to adults with intellectual disabilities.” Its mission statement is embodied in its work. CCAMR gives minigrants to individuals with disabilities in the community. Ryan Dubnicek and his mother are both board members for CCAMR and part of the family that owns Alto Vineyards. Dubnicek described how his mother’s passion for helping adults with disabilities became intertwined with the concept for this fundraiser. “My mother was a department head in the special education department (at the University of Illinois),” Dubnicek explained. After the family’s involvement with the CCAMR board, it decided to host this event at the family-owned Alto Vineyards. This will be Alto Vineyards’ second year hosting the fundraiser, which comes at a critical time for individuals with disabilities in Illinois. “The state has been dealing with a lot of budget cuts, and this
really affects people with disabilities,” Dubnicek said. “This is why we work hard to give out individualized grants.” CCAMR has been doing its part to help disabled people in Champaign County. Among other accomplishments, CCAMR has been successful in giving grants to adults needing help with wheelchair accessibility and dental work. “A huge part of our mission statement is to give grants to individuals and not to organizations,” Dubnicek explained. “Adults apply for mini-grants, and we review their applications on a case-by-case basis.” CCAMR’s focus on helping adults is an essential aspect of its work. “You see a lot of non-profits that help children, but not as many that focus on adults,” Dubnicek said. “This is a real opportunity to help those who don’t usually get as much attention.” The fundraiser has received a lot of support from local businesses and entertainers. The Flying Dog Brewery is a chief sponsor, and local band Candy Foster and Shades of Blue will perform at the fundraiser. In addition to the performance, there will be barbecue, dessert and a silent auction. “Every year we are blown away by the support we receive from
our donors,” Dubnicek said. “Stuff like that really picks me up.” The fundraiser is not only for a good cause, but also for a good time. “This is a great chance for people in the community to come to Alto Vineyards, have a glass of wine and relax,” Dubnicek said. Locals in town during this weekend can expect to see a large crowd at this fundraiser. “Because this is our second year hosting this event, we expect to be more prepared than last year,” Dubnicek said. “We are expecting around 200 people to attend the fundraiser.” According to Dubnicek, the fundraiser will happen rain or shine. “We always cross our fingers that we won’t have problems with the weather, but there are always those risks,” Dubnicek said. “We’re still very excited.” The fundraiser will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at Alto Vineyards. In addition to the entertainment, fundraiser attendees will also get a complimentary wine glass. Tickets cost $25 each, or $45 for a pair of tickets. CCAMR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, meaning tickets and any monetary contributions are tax deductible. Tickets are available over the phone or at the event. buzz
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THURSDAY 5 Art & other exhibits EXHIBIT: ¡CARNAVAL! Spurlock Museum 9am “Crystallography - Defining the Shape of Our Modern Mind” Exhibit U of I Main Library 8:30am Walking in Paris: Viewing the City and Its Denizens in the 19th Century Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am Expressions in Color: Selections from the 20th-Century Collection Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am
Classes, lectures, & workshops Tango Development Laboratory Phillips Recreation Center 7pm Women’s Resources Center Summer Book Club | July 2012 Fat: The Story of My Life with My Body by Jean Braithwaite Women’s Resources Center 5pm
Walking in Paris: Viewing the City and Its Art & other exhibits Denizens in the 19th EXHIBIT: ¡CARNAVAL! Century Spurlock Museum, 9am Krannert Art Museum and “Crystallography - De- Kinkead Pavilion, 9am fining the Shape of Our Modern Mind” Exhibit Classes, lectures, & workshops U of I Main Library 8:30am Summer Make-a-tion Expressions in Color: 2012: Soda Can Stove Selections from the Urbana-Champaign 20th-Century Collec- Independent Media tion Center, 11am Krannert Art Museum Summer Make-a-tion and Kinkead Pavilion 2012: Pewter Casting 9am Urbana-Champaign Walking in Paris: View- Independent Media ing the City and Its Center, 3pm Denizens in the 19th Live music & karaoke Century Krannert Art Museum Salsa night with DJ Juan and Kinkead Pavilion Radio Maria, 10:30pm 9am LIQUID COURAGE KARAOKE!!!!!!!!! Live music & karaoke Memphis on Main, 9pm Urbana Pops OrchesLate Night with DJ tra FREE “Made in the Belly U.S.A.” concert Radio Maria, 10pm Lincoln Square Mall IRON HORSE!!! Memphis on Main, 9pm 12pm Chalice Dubs MasThorr-Axe @ Canopy querade: Summer Club! Edition @ the Canopy Canopy Club, 9pm Karaoke with DJ Hanna Club! Canopy Club, 10pm Phoenix, 9pm Husky Burnette w/ Tater Tour Cocoa Butter Kids Rosebowl Tavern, 9pm Mike N Molly’s, 9pm
F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm Observatory Open Live music & karaoke House - Hosted by UI Astronomical Society Chillax with DJ Belly University of Illinois and Matt Harsh Observatory, 9pm Radio Maria 10pm Vanattica performs at Movies & theater the Canopy Club! The Diary of Anne Canopy Club Frank By Frances 9pm Goodrich and Albert Hackett Miscellaneous Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum SATURDAY 7 1pm
Movies & theater The Diary of Anne Frank By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 7:30pm 12
Miscellaneous TODD YOHN LIVE!!!! Memphis on Main, 7pm F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm Traces of Grace: Exhibit Opening Reception Indi Go Artist Co-op, 7pm
Movies & theater
EXHIBIT: ¡CARNAVAL! Spurlock Museum, 9am Expressions in Color: Selections from the 20th-Century Collection Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 2pm
Classes, lectures, & workshops West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara Channing-Murray Foundation, 6pm
Live music & karaoke MORGAN ORION & PAPER LANTERN The Clark Bar, 7pm
Food & festivals
Industry Night Radio Maria, 10pm
F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm
Live music & karaoke BENEFIT FOR JACOB MULLINS Memphis on Main, 3pm
Miscellaneous F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm
MONDAY 9 Art & other exhibits EXHIBIT: ¡CARNAVAL! Spurlock Museum, 9am “Crystallography - Defining the Shape of Our Modern Mind” Exhibit U of I Main Library 8:30am
Live music & karaoke Lounge Night Radio Maria 10pm
Miscellaneous F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum 1pm
The Diary of Anne Frank By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett Krannert Center for the TUESDAY 10 Performing Arts, 7:30pm
buz z ’s WEEK AHEAD WHAT: WILCO AND ANDREW BIRD Fifth Third Bank Ball Park, Geneva, Illinois
Sunday, July 8 at 5 p.m.
It’s two Illinois favorites in the home of the Kane County Cougars! This one pretty much explains itself; if you don’t know Wilco or Andrew Bird at this point, I can’t really help you. My parents bought the tickets for this show unbeknownst to me, which would normally be a little bit weird, but Wilco and Andrew Bird may actually be tops on my list of “bands to see with Mom & Dad,” if I had such a list. I can’t think of a better way to wind down the week after the 4th and the subsequent weekend of partying. — Evan Lyman, Music Editor
CANOEING FOR BEGINNERS
Art & other exhibits
9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 7 $8 per person, or $4 with a canoe Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd., Homer, IL
EXHIBIT: ¡CARNAVAL! Spurlock Museum, 9am “Crystallography - Defining the Shape of Our Modern Mind” Exhibit U of I Main Library 8:30am Expressions in Color: Selections from the 20th-Century Collection Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am Walking in Paris: Viewing the City and Its Denizens in the 19th Century Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am
Live music & karaoke Open Decks with DJ Belly Radio Maria, 10pm Open Mic Night! Samuel Music, 5pm Piano Man @ Canopy! Canopy Club, 9pm
Art & other exhibits Miscellaneous
Expressions in Color: Selections from the EXHIBIT: ¡CARNAVAL! Art & other exhibits 20th-Century CollecSpurlock Museum, 9am Walking in Paris: View- tion Krannert Art Museum Expressions in Color: ing the City and Its and Kinkead Pavilion Selections from the Denizens in the 19th 9am 20th-Century Collection Century EXHIBIT: ¡CARNAVAL! Krannert Art Museum Krannert Art Museum Spurlock Museum and Kinkead Pavilion and Kinkead Pavilion 9am 9am 2pm
Art & other exhibits
“Crystallography - Defining the Shape of Our Modern Mind” Exhibit U of I Main Library 8:30am Walking in Paris: Viewing the City and Its Denizens in the 19th Century Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 9am
F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm
Movies & theater The Diary of Anne Frank By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm
Yes, this is only canoeing for beginners. Maybe you’ve rented a canoe once or twice and feel confident enough in your abilities to call yourself a novice, but even the most experienced paddlers could stand to relearn the basics. Besides, we are all beginners when it comes to the almighty canoe. If you don’t consider yourself a beginner, then you need to humble yourself before the glory of the canoe. Canoes are much different from any other form of water transportation. Kayaks are child’s play compared to the grace of a canoe. Kayaks are the bowling alley bumpers of bodies of water — it’s nearly impossible to tip over in them. A kayak’s one redeeming quality is its palindromic name. Stand up paddleboarding is the new craze these days, but it is nothing more than an ill-conceived fad. Who wants to stand in order to glide through the water? That’s what surfing is for. Paddleboats: not even once. I imagine people who think paddleboats are an acceptable way to traverse lakes are the same people who think those vibrating ab belts are an acceptable alternative to exercise. Canoes feature the best of these other methods because they allow for more than one rider, you can sit or even lay down in them, they have space for carrying all sorts of gear and they are a classic. Native Americans used canoes for goodness’ sake! The only way you could do better than a canoe would be if you were to fashion a raft like Huck Finn. —Thomas Thoren, Community Editor
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Dear Mr. E, My roommate is a really cool guy, but sometimes, it seems like he was raised in a barn. He never cleans up after himself, leaves dishes piled up in the sink for days, and rarely takes out the trash. I’ve tried talking to him about it, but he never changes. How do I get him to change his ways? —Renegade Roommate Renegade Roommate, Messy roommates do not change easily. You can’t be a pushover — don’t be afraid to use the threat of physical violence to motivate them. If your roommate is larger than you, it will be necessary to acquire a weapon: Any heavy, blunt object will do as long as you gain the element of surprise (which should not be difficult against your lazy and probably dim-witted roommate). If you’re not willing to resort to those measures, you’ll just have to be as direct as possible with him about it. Let him know that you don’t appreciate being treated like his mother, and be prepared to call him out regularly until he stops acting like a dick.
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Dear Mr. E, My best friend recently started dating someone, and although I think he’s really cool, I find that her constant visits to campus are only to get some and get out. How can I remind her that I live here too without being a cock block? —Penis-less in the ‘Paign Penis-less in the ‘Paign, It’s not uncommon to feel this way when some fly-by-night orgasm delivery boy/girl swoops into our BFF’s life and rips them away from us with a tractor beam of mind-bending pleasure. I mean, really, how do you compete with that? Let your friend know that you don’t appreciate playing second fiddle to this guy, but don’t be afraid to play the third wheel — you’d better get used to seeing him around.
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Q: Dear Mr. E, Working summers in Champaign is such a drag. No one shops at my store,
Plan the perfect date.
Bored at the Bookstore, When I’m bored at work, I often find it therapeutic to exchange complaints with my coworkers about how boring work is. When that’s not an option, daydreaming is always a great way to kill time. Just close your eyes and think about all the money they’re paying you to do nothing! If you’re positive that things are going to be slow in the workplace, go ahead and go in fucked up!
Check out the calendar each week to find out what’s going on in town.
especially not when classes are out. How can I spice things up at my job while still appearing to be professional? —Bored at the Bookstore
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THIS WEEK KR ANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
TH JUL 5
Krannert Uncorked with the DR Dixie Band, dixieland/blues // Marquee
The Diary of Anne Frank
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FR JUL 6
The Diary of Anne Frank
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SA JUL 7
Q: Dear Mr. E, I never have breakfast because I don’t like to wake up in the morning until I ab-
solutely have to, meaning I give myself just enough time to get dressed and leave for work. Then I start getting hungry an hour later. What should I do so that I am not starving for the rest of the day? —Hungry and Helpless Hungry and Helpless, Many misled people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day — this is because it starts your metabolism and gives you energy for the day ahead. But I say that’s nothing a cigarette and an energy drink can’t handle. If you’re not into that, buy a box of toaster pastries and cram half a pack in your face before you walk out the door (toasting optional). This’ll fill up space and help get your body started, even though pastries have no nutritional value to speak of.
The Diary of Anne Frank
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WE JUL 11
The Diary of Anne Frank
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TH JUL 12
Krannert Uncorked with the LaMonte Parsons Trio, jazz // Marquee
The Diary of Anne Frank
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