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ARTS Curious what the Krannert Art Museum will be like after the renovations? Check out our article about it this Saturday.

FOOD & DRINK Sure, it’s hot enough to feel tropical, but something about living in the sea of corn just isn’t the same as a real ocean. This week “Ellen’s Fancy Drinks� takes on the mai tai, which may help make central Illinois feel a little more exotic.

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EDITOR’S NOTE BRAD THORP

What a great weekend. Way to go, America! It was a weekend full of good people, good music, good food and, of course, fireworks. What a great combo. These were all very fun things, but slowly the realization came that the weekend was coming to an end and my week would be starting very shortly. I’d be back to work, back to school and no longer in celebration mode and back into the daily grind. Or not! I completely forgot about the best part of the Fourth of July this year, the observed day off of work and school after it! Used differently across the board, a bit of recovery time for some, an extended vacation time for others, but in all ways a great idea. After talking with a friend, we decided that this is one of the best things that our nation does. After a long weekend of family, fun and celebration, we are able to have yet another day off from responsibility and switch into a different mindset of free day. For me, this is a much more relaxed day than the others in the weekend, and allows me to really enjoy the free time. This extra day off is kind of a pat on the back to everyone for doing a great job in the past year — a time where we can shake hands with each other, and collectively enjoy a little gift to us all. I mean, who is going to complain about having to be off of work? Everyone likes that! Other holidays should take a hint from the Fourth of July. It is different than, say, Christmas or Halloween because some people do not celebrate these holidays, and the vacation time granted along side them doesn’t mean the same thing across the board. It is, of course, nice to have the vacation, but there is something to be said for knowing that everyone across the nation is celebrating for exactly the same reason. With all of that said, I just want to thank everyone for a great weekend and how proud I was, and am, to live in this great place. Keep doing what you’re doing, America, and we’ll celebrate this time next year!


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For the Art Coop, heart and exceptional service have brought them over forty years worth of just such rewards. Come the week of July 12, however, a set of different doors located in Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall will be opened for the Art Coop, and CU as a whole. With every move, bittersweet memories arise and meet with new wind. The trip from Champaign to Urbana, though, appears to be a lighthearted one. “I’ve been working here for 35 years now, and I’ll miss this space,” said Susan Smith, co-owner of the Art Coop. “But, we’re excited nonetheless to start our latest endeavor.” With all the changes, the Art Coop seems excited about one thing in particular. “One of the primary reasons for the move is in regards to parking,” said Smith. “After 30 years of car complaints, we finally decided to let the public know we heard them.” Another big source of momentum is the lure of more room and fellow retailers. “We considered downtown Champaign, but the general population is there for food and bar life, not actual supplies and necessities,” said Smith. “Plus, the public transit has a straight shot to Lincoln Square Mall on one of the bus routes.” Still, the nostalgia tied to the Art Coop’s location lives in many of CU’s current and former residents. “It’s like a local historical landmark,” said Jessica Mane, a visiting University alumnus. Landmark or not, the years have been incredibly kind to the Art Coop, and there undoubtedly will be many more to follow; the store in its new home thanks to its loyal customers. “The next time I’m in town,” said Mane, “I’ll be sure to head to Urbana instead.” 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  Will Wyss Music Editor  Emily Carlson Food Editor  Jeanine Russell Arts & Entertainment Editor  Matt Carey Community Editor  Lauren Hise CU Calendar  Elisia Phau 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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» Fireworks-ka-BOOM!: It’s sort of like a recreation of the Revolutionary War in the sky, except much, much prettier — and less bloody. » Free trips to Israel: A program called Birthright sends little college Jews to Israel without cost, somehow, in order to reconnect with the motherland. What’s better than 10 days in a foreign country for free? Maybe 20 days in a foreign country for free. I’m still searching for that program. » Harry Potter previews: I nearly squealed with joy when I first watched the trailer for the seventh movie on YouTube. Then I went to see Eclipse with the sole purpose of watching the HP preview on a big screen with surround sound. The action! The music! The facial expressions of Ron Weasley! I loved every second of it. Lauren Hise Community Editor

Gripes » Parental locks: My parents are making an effort to keep my younger brother from finding things on the TV that aren’t ... shall we say, age appropriate? This I have no problem with. What I do have a problem with is that I now have to enter in a four digit code every time anything rated higher than TV-14 comes on when I am watching TV at home. » Bad things come in threes: I have found this saying to be unfailingly true. Take this morning, for example: I woke up late, forgot my apartment keys at home and spilled my Diet Pepsi all over my car. Three bad things: CHECK! Isn’t one enough? Why do the cosmos have to trip you, kick you and then punch you in the face when you try to get up? Nick Martin Assistant Arts Editor

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The city of Champaign has something for just about everyone: a downtown that supports independent businesses, a park district that has created a beautiful backdrop and environment for all, a pulsing heartbeat of Campustown and a music-friendly environment that has allowed for the growth of an amazing music culture. Just as the city attracts all types of people to this Midwestern town, the idea behind the celebration

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of its 150th birthday is to appeal to all types of people. The Celebrate Today Music Festival plans to use music to draw in the diverse community of Champaign to come together and celebrate. “Music is one of those pieces of life that brings everyone together,� said Dena Schumacher, who works for the Champaign Fire Department and is part of the committee dealing with the media for the festival. The two day event takes place in downtown Champaign and will feature a musical petting zoo for kids to explore different instruments, and a game truck stocked with 16 stations of Rock Band, as well as a variety of artists from past and present, representing a diverse collection of musical styles that all somehow have a tie to this community. Over 15 bands that will perform at the event represent genres as diverse as the people who will attend. Including everything from samba to classical to soul and gospel, the music festival hopes to have something for everyone. “Right now it’s a party, a big Champaign music party,� Schumacher said. The lineup for the event includes bands that have been dominating the local music scene for many years, bands that have recently broke out into the scene and bands that used to run this town before they went out to do even bigger things. What’s unique about this lineup is that it brings

these greats from across timelines together at the same place. This creates a unique experience for some of the artists, including the Delta Kings. The Delta Kings, who will be headlining the Chestnut Stage, have been a part of the Champaign music scene for the past 17 years. They’ve recently released their sixth studio album and play in the community nearly every week. They’re a staple in this town, but they haven’t always been. Back in the 1960s, three of the men in Delta Kings were going out, watching shows and idolizing some of the great players of British rock ‘n’ roll. One of their favorites was a band called Finchley Boys. For the Celebrate Today Music Festival, Delta Kings are thrilled to be able to share the bill with a band they once idolized in their youth. The music festival is a time of celebration and unity in the community. All kinds of people came together and used music as a way to celebrate this monumental year. Kids and adults alike can come out for the event, eat some birthday cake and enjoy an evening full of live music. “All these people and ages and groups have stepped out of their busy worlds to come together and stop and celebrate and take that time to just celebrate,� Schumacher said. “I want people to understand this is everyone coming together to make something happen in a busy world where its hard to make time stop.�

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by Adam Thies In 2001, Michael McLoughlin and Brad Decker started Beat Kitchen as an instrumental New Orleans-style funk band. The band started to round out with the addition of vocalist Brandon Washington in 2004, and a horn section three years later. Since that time, Beat Kitchen has become the premier funk/soul band in CU, providing their audiences with funk classics, as well as lesser known hits that’ll get you moving on the dance floor. Earlier this year, Beat Kitchen performed as the backup band for legendary trombonist Fred Wesley (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, The Count Basie Orchestra). Beat Kitchen’s Brad Decker sat down with buzz to discuss their upcoming show at the Champaign Music Festival. Âť buzz: What have Beat Kitchen been up to this summer? Brad Decker: We just played a Cystic Fibrosis benefit show at MIke ‘n Molly’s last weekend, which was a lot of fun. We helped to raise over $500 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which means a lot to my family and me. We’re also playing a lot of outdoor gigs, learning some new songs and tightening things up in practice. Because it’s summer, and some of our regular members are UI students, we’ve had the pleasure of working with a few new faces. Some sub in regularly, and some

we’ve never played with before. Either way, it’s always fun to play a few sets with someone new. Âť buzz: What can the average person expect from a Beat Kitchen show? BD: Good times, of course! We play high energy, feel-good music. We are a nine piece band with some of the most energetic musicians I know, featuring full horn section, Special guest Fred Wesely performs on stage with local favorites, keyboards and tons of percussion. Beat Kitchen. Photo by James Kyung Some tunes you may have heard before, some you may not have. We like to play happy to see our fans at every show. We’re seeing a quality tunes that are just on the fringe of what you lot more folks out these days who appreciate what would expect from a funk band. We stick to songs we do, in terms of somewhat obscure funk and R & that are unique and fresh, even though they may B covers. There’s a large stigma attached to what a have been recorded over 40 years ago. funk band is in the Midwest — most people think Âť buzz: What was it like playing with legendary of “Brick House,â€? “Play That Funky Music White trombonist Fred Wesley? Boy,â€? et al. — and we’re trying to break out of that BD: An honor. Period. Couldn’t believe we were stereotype. I think CU is seeing it that way too. backing up such an icon. Leading up to the gig, Âť buzz: You guys are playing the Champaign Music we constantly had to remind ourselves that it was Festival in a few weeks, how are you planning to actually happening! We had a great time playing adapt your set to an outdoor festival setting? with Fred. He’s a very gracious guy ... and funky! BD: Well, we’re just planning on doing what we do. Âť buzz: What is the current state of funk in We think our set lends itself well to outdoor street Champaign-Urbana? festivals. We’ve done quite a few of these types of BD: In a word, “funkalicious.â€? We’re always very shows before and have had great results.


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30 Days of Night and 2005’s thriller Hard Candy, he has some prior experience delving into darker subject matter, a touch of which he didn’t fail to add to Eclipse. Slade’s approach to the film was something I could definitely appreciate. There was an edginess to the film that escaped Twilight and New Moon, and a darker, more violent atmosphere that added a quiet level of maturity to the depiction of Bella’s internal struggle. But unfortunately, neither story nor Slade’s attempt can mask the thrill-less CGI, which continues to remain dull and unimpressive, or the cringeworthy dialogue written by returning screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who I hate to blame entirely considering she doesn’t have much to work with anyway. What is meant to be a movie filled with unrivaled passion once again falls flat and still leaves us laughing at inappropriate moments. What really kills me is that despite the fact that this is their third time around, the stars still refuse to acknowledge that their acting sucks. Bad. I mean, at least this time around my desire to punch Stewart and Pattinson was at its minimum, and I’ve finally accepted that Lautner is at his best when he’s shirtless and not speaking, so I guess the lesson to be learned is that when you grow to expect nothing, you really lose nothing. Well, that and that The Deathly Hallows trailer preceding it all makes it totally worth it.

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by Syd Slobodnik If anyone wonders what made John Travolta a superstar, all you have to do is watch his early films, but especially writer/director James Bridges’ 1980 film Urban Cowboy. Sure, it’s a silly, cheap, romantic melodrama, but after Travolta played two very similar characters in the blockbusters Saturday Night Fever and Grease, Urban Cowboy provided him with the role of Bud Davis. Bud is a good ol’ Texas country boy who travels to Houston to work in the oil fields, and falls in love at Gilley’s nightclub — the biggest honky tonk in the world. Urban Cowboy made Travolta a country-western cross-over star and made thousands want to hang out in country bars, learn to dance two-step and ride a mechanical bull. Travolta’s love interest in the film is a simple country gal, Sissy ( played with great passion by Debra Winger), who comes off initially as kind of

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Celebrating Community Musicians of all ages gather for Champaign’s 150th by Derek Beigh This weekend, Champaign’s 150th anniversary commemoration enters its second stage with the Champaign Music Festival, a downtown celebration that will feature many local performers. Just as it was during the first part of the 150th celebration — a historical exhibit hosted by Illinois Terminal in March — Champaign’s sense of community is a major focus of the festivities. “We really value our relationship with the community,” said Joe Dingee, executive director of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. “When you work hard to bring music into the community, you can’t go wrong.” Dingee went on to say that playing public events like the music festival is a great way to inform the community about the orchestra, which will open Saturday’s performances with a scaled-back version of its normal 65-piece ensemble, and by performing a medley of Disney songs to appeal to all ages. More than just publicity, however, Dingee said helping Champaign celebrate its heritage was a draw as well. “We were planning our [50th] anniversary, and we knew both Champaign and the park district were having anniversaries around the same time,” said Dingee. “Obviously, we wanted to help Champaign celebrate.” That celebration doesn’t always come easily, however. According to Dingee, the perils of performing outdoors for an orchestra are significant and can come from unpredictable places. “We founded Symphony at Sunset [an event

many relationships in the University and in the community, and we’re all trying to serve the public, so it just seemed like the most natural thing.” Apart from the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, one of the other stages will begin Saturday with a much younger orchestra: the Bow-Dacious String Band. The band is an unusual orchestra in that it is composed entirely of children and teenagers, who will perform a variety of popular songs. Robin Kearton, Photo used with permission from The Duke of Uke Bow-Dacious founder and CUSO anually stages at Dodds Park in Champaign] Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra viola speback in 1999, and it ran for five years before we ran cialist, said teaching orchestral principles to listeners into a disastrous rain-out. It got put off the schedule, and members alike is a major goal of the group, . and now it’s back for the 50th anniversary, hopefully “The kids learn some music theory along the permanently,” Dingee said. “The outdoor stuff is way because we talk a lot about the chords. challenging also because the instruments them- They’re encouraged to make up accompaniment selves are delicate. The violins can have their varnish because a lot of our pieces don’t have it written melt, and wood can split and warp in the hot sun, so out,” said Kearton. “It’s a learning band as well as we need to make sure certain conditions are met.” a performance band.” Getting the chance to play back at home after Nonetheless, Dingee said strengthening bonds in the community is worth the risk. a southern tour, which included Chattanooga “We usually try to do a lot of the park district and Nashville, Tenn., was a draw of the festival stuff, whether it’s for Urbana or Champaign, be- for Kearton. cause so many of our members are prominent in “We played for Urbana’s anniversary a few the community as well,” said Dingee. “There are so years ago, and when we had the chance to play

for Champaign’s too, we thought, ‘Great!,’ because we have residents from both, so it was cool to get to be a part of Champaign’s celebration,” said Kearton. Considering the broad range of people who comprise the band, Kearton explained that the community aspect of the festival mirrors the approach of Bow-Dacious in that it brings many diverse people together. “The thing about Bow-Dacious that I like to tell people is that we bring together different demographics and ages,” said Kearton. “We have people come from different ethnic backgrounds and social backgrounds, and it’s nice because they’re all meeting and caring for each other. People who wouldn’t ordinarily encounter each other in their daily lives come together once a week to support musicmaking. That’s creating a really strong community.” Dena Schumacher, one of the event’s coordinators for the city, said music is an integral part of what has defined and will continue to characterize Champaign’s feel as a community. “We wanted that feel of celebration,” Schumacher said when talking about the festival. Looking ahead, Dingee said his connection to the community makes him interested in all three facets of the event, which will conclude with a fountain and time capsule dedication next March. “[The symphony] submitted some stuff for the exhibit at Illinois Terminal as well,” said Dingee. “It really is a celebration of community all around.”

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by Annie Goold

What do you do to stay cool in the heat?

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nless you’ve been completely oblivious to the world or in a different part of the country, you have probably noticed that these past few weeks here in Central Illinois have been quite warm. Some might even go so far as to call them hot. And, when

the days and nights are equally muggy and breeze-free, keeping comfortable can become a chore or all-out quest for CU natives. But, aside from fewer clothes and higher water consumption, what are we to do to keep ourselves from heat stroke? Depending upon

whom you ask, you are sure to find a different answer. Keep in mind, however, that any suggestion is welcome when the thought of moving your mattress into the refrigerator seems like a good idea during a fit of insanity.

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by Lauren Hise With Champaign’s 150th birthday celebration in full swing, it’s hard not to take a closer look at the city. For me, the city is a constant surprise, since I seem to find a new favorite spot every time I commit to a day spent wandering. For others, it exists as one of the two cities acting as a frame for the University that seems to be its center. Regardless, it’s hard not to acknowledge the city’s importance, so buzz sat down with Champaign Mayor Gerald Schweighart to find out more about the city that is the “C” in our beloved CU. » buzz: So are you playing any kind of role in the 150th festivities? Gerald Schweighart: We’ve been, for the last couple weeks, building our float and getting it ready for the city’s entry at the 150th. We were down there last night putting the final touches on it. It’s going to be a prizewinner. » buzz: Will the float be in the parade only or at the Champaign Music Festival, too? GS: This actually will be in the parade for the Fourth of July, and then for the music festival. We plan on bringing it down and parking it on one of the side streets. Amongst the other things that it’s got on there, it will have a display of historical pictures of the city, so we kind of want it where people that don’t see it in the

parade or don’t get a chance to see it up close can see it up close. » buzz: Apart from the University, what is one reason that you think Champaign has continued to thrive? GS: Well, of course, it all goes back to the University. Without the University, we would probably be just another downstate city of not much significance. We had the University here, of course; back in the history of it we had the air force base, which was a great contributor to the payroll at that time. Since that time, we’ve become kind of a major medical center with Christie and Carle and Provena all being located here and all growing greatly. And then, we’ve been able to attract as we’ve gone through, tried to reduce the significance of the University of Illinois by creating other businesses. We’ve brought some Fortune 500 companies to town. The Research Park at the University is a big influence. We’ve got a lot of major companies here. Kraft continues to be a major employer, and then the Apollo subdivision with the industrial subdivision on North Market is continuing to bring big business here. So, we are trying to still appreciate what the University of Illinois has, but supplement that with other businesses. » buzz: What’s your favorite part of Champaign, if you had to pick?

GS: Well, the whole thing. I always go back to the people of Champaign. I just think it’s a great place to grow up and to raise a family. It’s always been a relatively safe community. There are times when it’s not, but for general purposes, it’s a safe community. But if I had to pick one of my favorite spots — I drive by it several times a day, and I’ve got a picture of it there on my wall — it is Kaufman Lake out there. I just find it very scenic and a very peaceful part of the city. I just think we have a great park district with West Side Park and Centennial Park. I enjoy the parks but especially Kaufman Lake. » buzz: What’s something that you hope to see change in the next 150 years? GS: We’re interested in seeing the growth continue in Champaign population-wise to make us more competitive in the downstate community. And the creation of jobs. I’d like to see jobs come back to Illinois. We’re losing them. I guess growth would be one thing I’d want to see, tied with the coupling of increased jobs in the community — quality jobs,

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not just service-type jobs. But, that’s going to take a while for the state to change their fiscal policy to attract new businesses to Illinois. » buzz: What is one thing or event in Champaign in the last 150 years that you wish you could have seen? GS: Bonnie Blair [gold medal speedskater from Champaign] at the Olympics. When I was a police officer and she was a student at school, we hooked up. She needed money to become an Olympic international skater, so I sponsored her financially by raising her money. We became good friends then, and I followed her and did a lot of events with her. I would have loved to have been able to have made it to one of the Olympics to watch her skate.

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by Jeanine Russell Saffron is actually the most expensive — but arguably most interesting — spice. It is so expensive because it is a stigma from a crocus plant. Each plant only has a few stigmas, but it takes thousands to fill a jar or be of much use in cooking. This makes the jars of the tiny, bright red threads valuable. Powdered saffron, although cheaper, and the similar tumeric, do not offer the same flavor as the whole stigmas. Saffron has what is described as a sweet, honey or hay-like flavor and provides a bright yellow color to foods. This coloring has also made it valuable as a dye as well. Saffron also claims many therapeutic qualities, and has been said to be an anti-carcinogen as well as being very good for eyes, helping repair damages caused by bright sunlight. Before cooking with saffron, it needs to be soaked in hot water or broth to release the flavors. The longer it seeps, the more intense the taste. One good thing about saffron is that a little bit goes a long way: a pinch in most dishes will serve about 5 people. Paella, a dish that is sometimes called Spain’s national dish (although Spaniards will direct more towards Valencia specifically), is a recipe with rice

and saffron. Here is a paella recipe from Foodnetwork.com for those who want to try out a little saffron and try a traditional dish. Spice Mix for chicken (recipe follows): Ingredients » 1 (3-pound) frying chicken, cut into 10 pieces » ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil » 2 Spanish chorizo sausages, thickly sliced » Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper » 1 Spanish onion, diced » 4 garlic cloves, crushed » Bunch flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped, reserve some for garnish » 1 (15-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and hand-crushed » 4 cups short grain Spanish rice » 6 cups water, warm » 1 generous pinch saffron threads » 1 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed » 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and de-veined » 2 lobster tails » ½ cup sweet peas, frozen and thawed » Lemon wedges, for serving Special equipment: » Large paella pan or wide shallow skillet

Directions: Rub the spice mix all over the chicken and marinate chicken for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Heat oil in a paella pan over medium-high heat. Sauté the chorizo until browned, remove and reserve. Add chicken, skin-side down and brown on all sides, turning with tongs. Add salt and freshly ground pepper. Remove from pan and reserve. In the same pan, make a sofrito by sautéing the onions, garlic and parsley. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes on a medium heat. Then, add tomatoes and cook until the mixture caramelizes a bit and the flavors meld. Fold in the rice and stir fry to coat the grains. Pour in water and simmer for 10 minutes, gently moving the pan around so the rice cooks evenly and absorbs the liquid. Add chicken, chorizo and saffron. Add the clams and shrimp, tucking them into the rice. The shrimp will take about 8 minutes to cook. Give the paella a good shake and let it simmer, without stirring, until the rice is al dente, for about 15 minutes. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, when the rice is filling the pan, add the lobster tails. When the paella is

cooked and the rice looks fluffy and moist, turn the heat up for 40 seconds until you can smell the rice toast at the bottom, then it’s perfect. (Cook’s note: The ideal paella has a toasted rice bottom called socarrat.) Remove from heat and rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with peas, parsley and lemon wedges. Spice Mix for chicken: » 1 tablespoon sweet paprika » 2 teaspoons dried oregano » Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken; marinate for 1 hour. Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre presents:

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ZUCCHINI SEASON Zucchini bake with feta and thyme by Molly Durham yolks and whites are combined. Stir in sour cream, feta, parmesan and lemon juice. Spray a two quart gratin dish or glass casserole dish with non-stick spray or olive oil. Layer half the squash in the dish, then season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. (Remember the feta is salty, so it won’t need a lot of salt.) Pour over half the egg-feta mixture and use the back of a spoon or a rubber scraper to spread it over the squash. Repeat with another layer of squash and the rest of the feta-egg mixture. Bake at 375 F for 40-45 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbling, slightly set and top if lightly browned. Serve hot. This will keep in the fridge for a day or two. For best results, I recommend reheating in a toaster oven. Do not freeze.

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Directions: (I measured out almost all the ingredients and had them ready ahead of time, which made it a lot easier to do things quickly and check the recipe less) Preheat oven to 375 F. Wash and dry squash, then cut off stem and blossom end and discard. Cut squash lengthwise in half, then slice into half-moon slices about 1/4 inch thick. Heat olive oil in large non-stick frying pan, add garlic and thyme leaves and saute about 45 seconds (just long enough to season the oil — don’t let the garlic brown). Add squash slices and saute about 4 minutes, turning a few times. Squash should be barely starting to soften. While squash cooks, break eggs into a small bowl or glass measuring cup and beat until egg

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This recipe is from Kalyn’s Kitchen, a blog with a bevy of good recipes, many of them really healthy.Find more recipies at www.kalynskitchen.blogspot.com.

Ingredients: » 4 medium-sized yellow or green summer squash » 1 tablespoon olive oil (or less, depending on the pan) » 1 tablespoon minced garlic » 2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tablespoon dried thyme (or less if you’re not that fond of thyme) » 2 large eggs » 1/3 cup light sour cream » 1 cup crumbled feta (not tightly packed) » 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese—>Use parmigiano-reggiano!! Every time. » 1 tablespoon lemon juice » salt to taste » fresh ground black pepper to taste

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We’re right in the middle of zucchini’s prime season (May-August), so this dish is very seasonally fitting. It’s a really easy recipe for a side dish. The thyme smells great, from the time you heat it up with the garlic to when the dish is done, it’ll smell like it everywhere. I don’t think I’ve made anything with thyme before, and really want to do more with it now. It didn’t turn out too eggy or too cheesy, but a great combination of both flavors. I cooked it for about 40 minutes, but if you like it softer you might want to cook it a little longer.

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THURSDAY 8 live music Krannert Uncorked with Ecclectic Soul Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 5pm Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr AnSun, C, 7pm TwoYou The Clark Bar, C, 7pm Mean Lids Iron Post, U, 7pm Kaiser Cartel Cowboy Monkey, C, 8pm Uncle Boff’s D.J.B. Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $5

dj REMIXXX Thursdays with DJ Bob Bass Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Stitches at The Clark Bar The Clark Bar, C, 10pm Ritmo Thursdays V. Picasso, U, 10pm DJ Roundhouse Joe’s Brewery, C, 11pm

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

concert James McMurtry and Jonny Burke Highdive, C, 8pm, $15 Doors open at 7pm

karaoke DJ Bange Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 8:30pm Summer Karaoke Bentley’s Pub, C, 9:30pm

stage The Three Musketeers Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 7:30pm, $18-$42 Ug, The Caveman Musical The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $8-$15 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 8pm, $28-30

festivals Historic Farm Days I&I Club Show Grounds, Penfield, 6am Vermilion County Fair and Expo U.S. 150, West of Danville, 10

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8am Fisher Community Fair and Horse Show Fisher Fairgrounds, Fisher, 8am

markets Farmer’s Market Historic North First Street, C, 3pm

art opening “Patrick Earl Hammie: Recent Works” — Artist Reception Parkland Art Gallery, C, 6pm “The Three Graces” — Artist Reception Indi Go Artist Co-op, C, 6pm

4pm, $14 Asana Intensive Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12 Yin Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

miscellaneous EAA Boeing B-17 Flights and Tours Willard Airport, Savoy, 9am, $5-$15 Free for all active military or veterans Japanese Tea Ceremony Japan House, U, 2pm, $6 Call 244-9934 to register

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Kids Summer Art and Yoga Camp with Kathryn Fitzgerald Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 8:45am, $99 Puzzling Summer at the Westville Public Library The Westville Public Library, Westville, 9:30am Preschool Story Time Urbana Free Library, U, 9:45am Preschool Story Time Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 10am Baby Time Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am Lunch on the Lawn Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 12:15pm Slither and Hum Urbana Free Library, U, 2pm Open Mic for Kids Champaign Public Library, C, 2pm ARTfusion Douglass Branch Library, C, 3pm

Darden Purcell Iron Post, U, 5pm Live Music with Jason Bentley and Cara Maurizi Boltini Lounge, C, 5:30pm Jason Bentley and Cara Maurizi Boltini Lounge, C, 6pm Acoustic Showcase Memphis on Main, C, 6pm, $2 Ashley Riley and Eva Hunter Aroma Cafe, C, 6pm Live Jazz Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 7pm Ryan Groff Indi Go Artist Co-op, C, 7pm The Delta Kings Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 8pm New Riders of the Golden Maize Huber’s West End Store, C, 8pm David Howie All Request Acoustic Jukebox Bentley’s Pub, C, 9pm GTO and The Glasspaks Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm X-Krush Fireside Bar and Grill, C, 9:15pm, $8 Last Night’s Disaster Canopy Club, U, 10pm, $6

community IMC Shows Group Meeting: Community Booking Collective Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 7pm

mind/body/spirit Core Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Iyengar Yoga Yoga Institute of C-U, U,

dj Top 40 Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3 DJ Luniks for Fresh Fridays Red Star Liquors, U, 10pm DJ Delayney Highdive, C, 10pm, $5

DJ Tim Williams Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm DJs Ian Procell and Reflex Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm Grown KidZ Funk Radio Maria, C, 10pm Fubar Fridays Fubar Lounge, C, 10pm Elctro vs Dubstep Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm, $3

dance music Ballroom and Night Club Dancing Regent Ballroom, Savoy, 8pm, $8 Country Dance Night at Bradley’s Bradley’s II, C, 8pm Salsa Night V. Picasso, U, 9pm

karaoke CG Productions presents RockStar Karaoke Rumor’s Bar and Grill, U, 9pm Karaoke at Po’ Boys Po’ Boys, U, 9pm

stage The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 8pm, $28-30 Ug, The Caveman Musical The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $8-$15 The Little Mermaid The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 10:30am, $9 The Tempest Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 8pm, $18-$42

festivals Historic Farm Days I&I Club Show Grounds, Penfield, 6am Vermilion County Fair and Expo U.S. 150, West of Danville, 8am Fisher Community Fair and Horse Show Fisher Fairgrounds, Fisher, 8am Champaign Music Festival Downtown Champaign, C, 6pm

game-playing Role-Playing Games Rantoul Public Library,

Rantoul, 6:30pm High school and adult

kids & families Kids Summer Art and Yoga Camp with Kathryn Fitzgerald Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 8:45am, $99 Puzzling Summer at the Westville Public Library The Westville Public Library, Westville, 9:30am Tales for Twos Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am Knittin’ Special Douglass Branch Library, C, 3pm

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

miscellaneous EAA Boeing B-17 Flights and Tours Willard Airport, Savoy, 9am, $5-$15 Free for all active military or veterans Champaign County 4-H Dog Show Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana, U, 6pm

Firehaus, C, 10pm DJ Bundy Fireside Bar and Grill, C, 10pm DJ Mertz Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm DJ and Dancing Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm

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

concert Urbana Pops Plays Broadway Lincoln Square High Court, U, 12pm

karaoke Karaoke with DJ Hollywood It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm Outlaw Karaoke Fireside Bar and Grill, C, 9pm

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

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The Three Musketeers Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 8pm, $18-$42 Ug, The Caveman Musical The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $8-$15 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee SATURDAY 10 The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 4pm, live music 8pm, $28-$30 Live Jazz The Little Mermaid Jim Gould Restaurant, C, The Little Theatre on the 7pm Square, Sullivan, 10:30am, Deliver The Fallen $9 Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $5 As You Like It New Riders of the Golden Ewing Manor, BloomingMaize ton, 10am Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, Call (309)438-2535 for 9pm reservation Tiger Bones, White Mys- Class Act presents: C-U tery and The Fresh Kills Theatresports Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm Class Act, C, 8pm, $5

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Request Night DJ Boomerang, U, 8pm Hip Hop at Bradley’s II Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5 Mainstream on Main Street V. Picasso, U, 9pm DJ Luniks The Clybourne, C, 10pm Firehaus Saturdays

Historic Farm Days I&I Club Show Grounds, Penfield, 6am Vermilion County Fair and Expo U.S. 150, West of Danville, 8am Fisher Community Fair and Horse Show Fisher Fairgrounds, Fisher,

8am Champaign Music Festival Downtown Champaign, C, 12pm Historical Walk Plaza outside Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 1pm, 3pm Sugar Creek Arts Festival Uptown Normal, Normal, 10am Music Among the Vines Alto Vineyards, C, 7:30pm

mind/body/spirit Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 10am, $12 Group Meditation and Spiritual Discourse Ananda Liina Yoga & Meditation Center, U, 5pm Groovin’ Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5pm, $12

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EAA Boeing B-17 Flights and Tours Market at the Square Willard Airport, Savoy, Downtown Urbana, U, 7am 9am, $5-$15 Free for all active military kids & families or veterans Kids Summer Art and Champaign Area Fish ExYoga Camp with Kathryn change Summer Auction Fitzgerald Urbana Civic Center, U, Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 8am 8:45am, $99 classes & workshops Canoeing for Beginners Homer Lake Forest PreIkebana Workshop serve, Homer, 9am, $4-$8 Japan House, U, 9am Minimum age is 8 years Email Jeanne Holy at jhoold with accompanying ly@shout.net to register adult. Call 896-2455 to Acrylic Painting: Life as a register Liquid — Mixing Pigment Environmental Education and Color Theory Center Open House Shared Space: An Artist Homer Lake Forest PreCo-op, U, 1pm, $25 serve, Homer, 10am Celtic Visions Second Saturday Story Shared Space: An Artist Time Co-op, U, 1pm, $25 Urbana Free Library, U, The Art of Tarot Work11am shop with Debbie Stewart DIY Weekend Wizard Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Orpheum Children’s Sci3pm, $89-$99 ence Museum, C, 1pm It’s All Greek to Me SUNDAY 11 Spurlock Museum, U, live music 1pm, $3 Call 244-3355 to regLive Irish Music with ister Emerald Rum Animals Up Close Blind Pig Co., The, C, Anita Purves Nature Cen5:30pm ter, U, 1pm Kilborn Alley Blues Band Buford Bunny Magical Po’ Boys, U, 6pm, $4 Adventure Show Jeff and Vida Champaign Public Library, Iron Post, U, 7pm C, 2pm WWHP Concert: Lucky Russian Story Time Stars Urbana Free Library, U, 2pm Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, Chess Club for Kids 7:30pm Urbana Free Library, U, The Lucky Stars 4pm Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, Super Second Saturday 7:30pm, $10 Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, C, 5:00 pm, concert $10-$14 Champaign Park District Ages 4 and older. RegisSummer Concerts tration is required Douglass Park, C Family Movie Night Second Sunday Concert & First Presbyterian Church Artisan — Bloomsday & of Urbana, U, 8pm Larry Steinbauer

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buz z ’s WEEK AHEAD Sugar Creek Arts Festival Uptown Normal Saturday, July 10 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, July 11 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For me, nothing says summertime like a festival, and having always had a weakness for pretty things, nothing sounds better than an art festival. I think I might just hop over to Normal and spend a day in the beautiful sun among the beautiful things. Now where did I put that sunscreen ... — Lauren Hise, Community Editor

Summer Karaoke Bentley’s Pub 419 N. Neil St., C. Thursday, July 8 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. There’s a lot of things I cannot do. Singing happens to be one of them. But when you combine things you’re bad at with acohol, I feel like only good things can come out of it. So I’m going to take a shot of liquid courage and bust out some Britney! — Emily Carlson, Music Editor

Kaiser Cartel Cowboy Monkey 6 Taylor St., C. Thursday, July 8th 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. I have a friend who is obsessed with New York City. He has been there once but he acts like he lived there for 30 years. It gets quite annoying when you can’t mention anything relatively apropos to New York and he pontificates for ten minutes about the city. Why do I bring this up? Because Kaiser Cartel consists of two musicians from Brooklyn, so I’ll be inevitably dragged kicking and screaming to this show by my roommate so he can try to talk to the group after the show about the wonders of New York. The music better be worth it.

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Fisher Fairgrounds Friday, July 9 Free The description for the event on the217.com calendar said “redneck games,” and I’m really curious to see what that entails. Also, I live for small town summer festivals: car shows, demo derbies, weird booths, weird food. — Jeanine Russell, Food & Drink Editor

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County Spelling Bee

Babies’ Lap Time

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Historic Farm Days

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Dave Cooper, Joni Dreyer,

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Sugar Creek Arts Festival and Musicians Uptown Normal, Normal,

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Rantoul Public Library,

Building Renovation

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Open House

Pig Brewery

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Free for all active military

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Bags Tournament

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The Blind Pig Brewery, C,

Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 9pm

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English Center USA, C,

Center, U, 12pm

Champaign County YMCA

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Fitness & Family Center, C,

C, 7pm

Core Yoga

5:30pm

Country Dance Night at

Euchre Tournament

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Free Self Defense Class

Game Nights on Tuesday

Bradley’s

Po’ Boys, U, 7:30pm

12pm, $12

Hwa Rang Do Champaign

Evenings

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Bingo

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Duplicate Bridge Game

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Academy, U, 1pm

Orpheum Children’s Sci-

Weekly Salsa Night

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Ginger Creek Shops, C, 7pm

Corn Desert Ramblers

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ence Museum, C, 6pm

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DOIN’ IT WELL

by Jo SangEr and Ross Wantland

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ecently, “The Night Cap” radio show on WPGU 107.1 invited “Doin’ It Well” for some frank questions about sex. This prompted several discussions with friends about sexuality on (and off) the air. These conversations have been fun for us and got us thinking about a number of topics for our column. One thing we’ve noticed is that when talking about sexual relationships that fall outside of the typical heterosexual, monogamy scenario, people seem to get thrown for a loop. We thought a few topics warranted more explanation in our column: swinging, polyamory and asexuality.

Swingers, threesomes and asexuality

within a relationship engages in sexual or romantic behaviors without their partner knowing; cheating is very different than swinging. Swinging implies open, honest knowledge and consent by both (or all) members of the couple (or relationship — see polyamory below). In most swinging relationships, rules are set up ahead of time by the couple about the relationship “contract” — what each partner is comfortable with within their specific relationship. Swinging is about honesty. Cheating is not. Swinging is about trust, respect, disclosure and agreements made by and adhered to by both partners; cheating is none of these things.

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For example, last week, Jo was listening to a nationally syndicated morning radio show, which interviewed a woman about the swinger lifestyle — when a couple agree to both people having sex with other people recreationally, either individually or as a couple. Although it’s a radio show and quirky comments by the DJs are to be expected, Jo was struck when one DJ asked if, when couples in the “lifestyle” (swingers) go to a club, the husband still wears his wedding ring or takes it off. The person being interviewed commented that of course the husband would wear his ring; swingers don’t like “cheaters.” The DJs seemed confused, and the interviewee had to give a definition of cheating: when one person

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Recently, Jo was among a group of people who were describing the relationship dynamic of a romantic threesome they knew. They explained that the woman of the MFM (male-female-male) threesome informed them that she was in a polyamorous relationship. But, they also explained that the man this woman was married to was not happy that she had taken on a “boyfriend” and didn’t seem to agree with the arrangement, but didn’t want to lose her, either. Immediately, Jo stated, “That’s not polyamory!” All of this information was secondhand, of course, and we cannot know about the arrangements either de-

sired or made by that triad. When both partners don’t genuinely agree to the arrangement or the lifestyle, it isn’t a “loving” mutual relationship. While poly relationships vary significantly, at its core, polyamory is about honesty, love, ethical behavior and consent. While we cannot know for sure the feelings of the people from this story, it’s important to point out that ideally, polyamory, like the swinging lifestyle, is not about one person getting their needs and desires met at the expense of their partner(s). It is also not about engaging in behaviors that a partner doesn’t agree with or want and calling it polyamory, in the same way that cheating on someone and stating you were simply “swinging” is irresponsible. In the end, equality, negotiation and communication are important factors in making these (and any) relationships work. It’s Not About You

On “The Nightcap”, we were asked about asexuality. Both on and off the air questions arose about how people just did not “get” how someone would not experience their sexuality — whether desire, attraction, etc. — or why they would choose not to focus on that aspect of their existence. Part of the questioning was genuine; people were trying to understand if this was something inherent, or a choice someone made. At the same time, our

culture holds tight to underlying beliefs that people should experience and express their sexuality in ways that the dominant group finds acceptable, understandable and OK. “Doin’ It Well” tried to make a point by asking, “What does it matter?” and “Why do you care?” It got us thinking about how much we tend to focus on the sexual behaviors and lifestyles of others, rather than tuning in to our our sex lives to make them the best they can be! Regulators ... Mount Up

Being sex positive means being respectful of the variety of ways we express our sexuality, while being respectful of our partners’ requests and wishes. Often, we may — often unintentionally — judge how others should express themselves and experience their sexuality. The problem is there is not one, right way to be sexual that fits everyone, nor should there be. Despite the socially dominant system of monogamy, this model just doesn’t fit across the board. Monogamy is a fine option if it works for you, but it isn’t the only option. We’d like to give a special shout out to “The Nightcap” DJs for letting us come on air! Check us out next week as we investigate another “untouchable” topic brought up during our stint at WPGU: virginity. Want Jo & Ross to write about something in their column? Send them an email at buzzdoinitwell@yahoo.

“Rants and Raves” is an anonymous space for your words, not ours. Post (anonymously) on the217.com’s Rants & Raves forum (find it on the home page) and we will put your scribblings in an upcoming issue. We reserve the right to refuse to publish any post on the basis of content.

I love my little red VW Golf. It’s cute. It’s gas efficient. It’s a stick shift. It’s the perfect car for me. You know what’s not perfect? It’s broken air conditioner! Driving for 45 minutes with all the windows down so I don’t bake from the inside out while my hair flings in my face? Yes, that sounds lovely. NOT!

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I had the same issue with my Geo Metro. I finally just bought a convertible. If I’m going to have my hair flying in my face while I’m driving, I figure I may as well look awesome at the same time My car’s air conditioning is shoddy, but it mostly works when I need it to. My apartment’s, however, went out for nearly a week before my landlord got it fixed. This was during the 90+ degree weather we had not too long ago. Why can’t people get things fixed right away when you ask? It took them less than 30 minutes to fix it, and it was more than just my apartment according to our maintenance guy! How many people had to suffer in the heat and possibly get sick from heat stroke or something worse before the contractor would get off his butt to come down and fix it?! Been there, done that, and I feel you totally. Can we please install a national rule that makes ACs in cars impossible to break?

New puppies are great! One of the little darlings peeing on my book bag? Not so much.

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Why does it have to be agreed upon that everyone pitch in to clean in an apartment? Why do people have to be told to clean their dishes or wipe off counters? You are an adult and you should clean up after yourself! You are not a child, you are certainly not MY child, and I am NOT your maid. Sweep the floor, wipe the counters, and clean up when you make a mess. Do not leave food on pots and pans for days. I don’t care if they are nonstick, it’s not sanitary! If your mother didn’t teach you better then at least respect yourself enough to keep your living space a hazmat-free zone!

So, why is it that hair stylists don’t know math? You ask for two inches off and they cut off five! That’s not very nice — not nice at all.

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It’s that new math they’re teaching in public schools nowadays ... very different from the old math, I hear.

I’d like to rave about 8th grade me. Today, I decided to travel back in time musically by listening to both Led Zeppelin IV and Nevermind. The verdict? For a 14-year-old kid, I had some pretty good music taste. If I saw past me, I’d shake his hand, then punch him for temporarily liking the show Scrubs. Is it just me, or is it that stalking and being stalked is getting very old? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy staying in touch, but in my eyes, Facebook is getting a little too social.

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AND ANOTHER THING ...

by MICHAEL COULTER

satellite decisions Sometimes too much is just too much It’s nice to have a lot of choices. At least I think it is until I actually have a lot of choices, and then I usually just get confused and frustrated. I’m not talking about big life choices; those are always great to have. I am speaking more of the dayto-day choices that can get a little overwhelming. Those restaurants with novellas for menus always get me super excited initially. “Holy crap, I can have anything!” Soon though, the pressure is on, the waitress is standing there and I end up blurting out something just to get the damn thing over with. I then spend the rest of the meal wondering if I would have been happier with something else. Too many choices can really make things complicated for a simpleton like me.

Moving down the dial, there are about 20 stations dedicated to rock. There’s mellow rock, classic rock, alternative classic rock, garage rock — pick any word in the English language, put the word “rock” after it and there’s probably a freaking station for it. There are even a few channels entirely dedicated to specific people. There is a Jimmy Buffett channel that I think the world could probably do without. There are also Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley channels. I sort of like Springsteen, but it still seems absurd that there’s an entire place on the dial selected specifically for him. I’m sure a Justin Bieber channel is just around the corner. Fantastic. Still, it’s nice to have another thing not to listen to. There are channels for just about any music you can think of: hip-hop, classical, dance, electronic, Latin. I am fairly sure I don’t care for any of those genres, but its nice to confirm that hatred every so often. There are a bunch of country stations, and a few of those are acThere are even a few stations that tually pretty good. There’s even a lot focus on all things Christian. I generally less of what I like to call “dickhead than I expected. Yeah, skip past those pretty quick, but I feel country” that’s right, I’m talking about you, like they might come in handy if I ever Carrie Underwood. There are also a ton of talk channels. get in a serious car wreck and believe They broadcast every MLB game, which is enjoyable to me sometimes. I am going to die. I could flip over to There’s conservative talk, liberal talk, there and try to get religion real fast extreme talk. Any of these could entertain an average person for at least before I meet my maker. 30 seconds in a row. The comedy This dilemma of choice now confronts me every channels are pretty fun if I’m on a long trip, but I look time I back out of the driveway. I recently got a like a moron laughing in a car by myself. Strangely, new car and it came with a few free months of there’s a channel where somebody is reading a book XM Radio. I will admit I was initially intoxicated all the time. I’m not sure how damn long they think with all the options. My previous car had a regu- I plan to be in the car, but it’s usually less than the lar radio and CD player, but even then I’d sort of length of a freaking book. There are even a few stations that focus on all gotten out of the habit of listening to anything when I was driving. I tried sports talk radio for a things Christian. I generally skip past those pretty while, but it can become like chewing foil after a quick, but I feel like they might come in handy if couple of months. Music radio was fine, but those I ever get in a serious car wreck and believe I am commercials really wear my ass out. I could never going to die. I could flip over to there and try to get remember to switch CDs before I drove away, so religion real fast before I meet my maker. “I was I’d get tired of that, too. Fu Manchu’s King of the a sinner who managed to get into heaven at the Road is a really great album, but even it gets old last minute. Thank you, XM radio!” after 20 or 30 consecutive listens. When I was looking over the XM menu for this colI wasn’t super excited or anything, but I figured umn, I once again found myself getting excited about this satellite radio might be just the thing to get all of the options. It’s been about three months, and me out of my mobile listening funk. God forbid I I’ve already forgotten some of the weird crap that actually just enjoy silence. Anyway, it was pretty is on there. I keep thinking that I really need to take daunting right off the bat. I started off on chan- advantage of this great listening, yet I can never nel 4. It turns out the numbers 4-9 represent the really get into it all that much. I end up thinking, decades of the music that was popular at the time. “Hey this song is great. I wonder if there’s a better So, channel 4 is popular music from the 1940s, one on another station?” Before you know it, I’m Channel 5 is popular music from the 1950s and so just spinning the dial like a roulette wheel and not on. I found the music from each decade was really listening to anything for over a couple of seconds. kind of cool for about 10 minutes per decade. It I suppose satellite radio is just fine, but it’s almost turns out I just really don’t care for popular music, hard to imagine that having all those choices can no matter what the year. actually get pretty boring sometimes.

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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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Third & Clark One 3 Bedroom Apartments include wood floors, 50 inch plasma, leather furniture. Gorgeous! Ted 766-5108

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Quiet, residential neighborhood. Efficiency apt., completely furnished, includes garage. $385/mo. Visit www.joelwardhomes.com or call Gene at 217-722-8151

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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

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

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

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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101 N. BUSEY & 102 N. LINCOLN, U. Aug 2010. Near Green & Lincoln. 2 bdrm apts from $540/mo. Window A/C, Laundry. Parking $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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

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

John Street Apartments 58 E. John, C. August 2010. Studio, two, three bedrooms, fully furnished. Some flat screens and leather furniture. 6 and 10 month leases available. Dishwasher, center courtyard, on-site laundry, central air, parking. Starting at $280/person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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

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

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Smith Apartments Now Renting for August 2010 217-384-1925 2 Bedrooms 511 W. Church, C .................................. $660

House 1207 S. Busey, U

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Now Leasing for the Fall 2010 1 Bedroom 609 S. Randolph, C. $385**

2 Bedrooms 609 S. Randolph, C. $800*

3 and 4 Bedrooms *= Furnished 609 S. Randolph, C. **= Furnished, utilities and internet included $1540** All apartments are walking distance to campus.

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

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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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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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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

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

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GREAT VALUE 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

Furnished Rooms Near Gregory and Arbor, Champaign http://www.armoryhouse.com/housing_options/ahannexes/1109%20Arbor.htm Call: 217-384-0333 or 217-840-6860 (cell) for tour. www.armoryhouse.com

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

102 N. GREGORY, U. Aug 2010. Close to Illini Union. 2 bdrms $540/mo. Carpet, Laundry. Parking $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-173 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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NEWER 1BR! 808 W Illinois, U. C/A, W/D, D/W No Pets $750 Available Aug 2010

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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. Semester Leases, $420/mo. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awesome C-U Apartments Huge 1BR $450+ and 2 BR $500+ Many Amenities Newly Remodeled www.bz-management.com 637-4104 or 637-7100

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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 Now Leasing for Fall 2010 $99 Deposit for ALL Apartments. 2 and 3 Bedrooms. Free Heat and Water. Landmark Apartments. 502 W. Main, Urbana IL. 217-384-5876. landmark-apts@sbcglobal.net.

800 W. Church, C Economical 2BRs Available Now & August Near Shopping/Transportation $500/mo Call 217-352-8540 www.faronproperties.com

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11 Bedroom $2800

SOUTHWEST PLACE APTS, C. August 2010. Located in SW Champaign near Windsor & Mattis. 1 bedrooms. Carpet, gas heat, central a/c. Laundry in bldg, dishwashers, patio/balconies, parking. 1 bdrms from $490/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

111-121 W. Park, U Aug 2010. Overlooking Crystal Lake Park. Adjacent to Carle Clinic and close to U of I Campus- Engineering & Computer Science. Efficiencies from $365/mo and 2 bedrooms from $465/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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508 W. Hill 811 W. Hill 515 W. Washington 206 W. Washington Starting from $445/mo. and up Call 217-352-8540 or www.faronproperties.com

Sublease available for 2010-2011 school year $593/month. Location: Fourth and John. 3 bedrooms.

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1 Bedroom Available Older homes off-campus, wood floors. Parking and partial utilities included. Available for summer or fall and spring semesters. Pet friendly! 217-369-7205.

On Campus. Fall 2010 367-6626

10 Bedroom $2800 On Campus. Fall 2010 367-6626

701 N. Lincoln, U. Spacious 3 bedroom 1 bath house. Fully furnished, near Engineering campus, washer and dryer in basement, free parking! $750 per month. Available Aug. 20th. ADVANTAGE PROPERTIES 217-344-0394 Available Fall 2010 104 W. Oregon, U. 4 bed/2 bath $1600/mo $1000 deposit www.greenstrealty.com

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316 W. John St. Beautiful furnished 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Excellent. $1200/mo. Ted 766-5108 707 W. Vermont, Campus 4 BR Home 3 Bath 217-898-2990 http://www.baraka-apts.com 2100 sq. ft. home in quiet neighborhood at 814 W. Main, Urbana. Available 8/15. Maximum 4 mature adults; no pets. 384-2253. $1475/mo plus deposit.

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Available Now and Fall Share deluxe furnished 3 and 4 BR apartments at 3rd and Clark. Nicest on campus from $250/mo. plus utilities. Ted- 766-5108.

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1207 S. Busey. Beautiful, spacious, 4-bedrooms, plus office, 3.5 baths, dishwasher, disposal, basement, screened porch, 2 fireplaces, central A/C, washer/dryer hookup, 2-car garage, near campus and Illini Grove park, Urbana. $2400/mo., 217-384-1925, smithapartments-cu. com. 408 W. Green, U. Charming 4 bedroom $1200, hardwood, 4-6 parking spots, washer/dryer. Pets welcome. Available August 2010. 202-4346 www.kennedyrealtygroup.com

713 W Springfield URBANA · AUg 2010 4BR, 2BA, 1 block East of Lincoln. 2 car garage, No Pets. Internet hookup, washer/dryer provided

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Is it weird that my best friend and I have a song?

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES

March 21-April 19

Have you added some bulk and stability to your foundation any time recently, Aries? Have you grown your roots deeper and asked for more from your traditional sources and recommitted yourself to your primal vows? I hope so, because this is a perfect time, astrologically speaking, to strengthen your link to everything that sustains you. You have a sacred duty to push harder for access to the stuff that builds your emotional intelligence and fuels your long-range plans.

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

I like the way you’ve been contradicting yourself, Taurus. I appreciate your ability to be inconsistent, paradoxical, and upside-down. It has allowed you to wriggle free of the rut you had been stuck in. You’ve stirred the affections of people who had been frustrated about your narrow focus. Yes, it’s true that you have also sown a bit of confusion in a situation that had formerly been clear and concise, and that may have rankled the sticklers. But in my opinion, this is a fertile, healthy confusion that will ultimately lead to an unexpected breakthrough.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

“We’re all in ‘sales,’ selling our personalities, our accomplishments, our charms.” That’s a quote from Richard Grossinger’s new book 2013. I share his view of human nature. Is there any interaction between people that doesn’t involve a bit of hustling? The subtext of every encounter includes at least one of the following: 1. “I want you to like me.” 2. “I’m trying to get you to believe I am who I say I am.” 3. “I’d really like you to see how interesting and important and unique I am.” Given the fact that this is a ubiquitous phenomenon, there’s no need to be shy or embarrassed or secretive about it. That’s especially true for you these days. So get out there and sell yourself, Gemini. With brazen innocence and relaxed enjoyment, show the world who you are and why you matter.

CANCER

June 21-July 22

Have you ever observed the rising moon with such a steady gaze that you’ve actually seen it move? Have you ever sat yourself down in front of a rose bud during the hour it exploded into full bloom? Those experiences have resemblances to a slow-motion burst of graceful growth that’s unfolding in your own sphere. I hope you have the patience to give it your full attention, because that way it’s more likely to express its potential completely. To enhance your chances of nurturing the subtle magic, remember and ruminate on the images your nightly dreams give you.

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

I’m not necessarily saying that you have superhuman levels of courage these days, Leo, but you do have more than usual. What’s even more important for the task at hand is the fact that you have an exceptional capacity for identifying the fantasies that frighten you and finding fresh and practical ways to deal with them. That’s why I say that you now have an excellent opportunity to achieve a major victory over your fears . . . to outwit them, outflank them, and even dissolve them. To get started on this glorious quest, chant the following ten times: “I am a crafty, compassionate warrior who finds amusement in every challenge.”

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

One of my Virgo readers, Mariann Grace, is conducting a research project. It’s rooted in two assumptions. The first is an idea of mine: that everyone alive has an inalienable right to a steady supply of fresh omens. The second assumption comes from the writer Angus Stocking: “Always interpret every omen favorably.” With these two ideas as her theses, Mariann is testing the following approach: “Interpret absolutely everything that happens as a favorable omen.” This would be an excellent game for you to play in the coming week, Virgo. Synchronicities are about to rain down upon you, flood toward you, and bubble up from below. Judging from the astrological configurations, I’d say it really does

July 8 – July 14

make sense to regard every one of them as meaningful, useful, and invigorating.

LIBRA

jonesin’

by Matt Jones

“Blocky Party” — no theme, no worries

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

It’s high time to banish the excuses you think you have for not doing your best. There is no longer any valid reason to hide from your true calling or deny yourself more profound happiness. You are ready to see that the supposed “obstacles” to your success are actually instrumental to your success -- prods that will make you so much smarter and stronger that you cannot be defeated by circumstances. Why is this happening now? It’s because a force working behind the scenes -- you can imagine it as God or destiny or karma if you like -- is clearing away the illusions that have held you in thrall to false ideas about who you are. If I were you, I’d shout “hallelujah!” as I pinch myself in the butt and pat myself on the head.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

For the foreseeable future, it’s fine with God (and with Nature, too) if you put all your eggs in one basket -- as long as the basket is well-woven and beautiful to behold. You’ve also got cosmic permission to forget about all but one of the tempting targets in your field of vision -- as long as the bull’s-eye you choose is very worthy of your sacred longing. To sum up, Scorpio, be single-mindedly focused almost to the point of manic obsession -- as long as you’re reasonably sure that the object of your devotion is your personal version of the Holy Grail.

In the next few weeks, the odds are higher than usual that you’ll inherit an amusement park or a tropical island or a profitable pig farm. There’s also a slight chance that you will win a Dutch lottery, find a diamond ring on the sidewalk, or be picked to star in a new reality TV show, “How Would You Use a Gift of Ten Million Dollars?” But what’s far more likely than any of those possibilities is that you will be able to capitalize on a legacy whose cash value is hard to estimate. Is there any birthright you’ve been neglecting to exploit? Any part of your heritage that may be ready to bring you a boost?

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

So it turns out that the “blemish” is actually essential to the beauty. The “deviation” is at the core of the strength. The “wrong turn” was crucial to you getting you back on the path with heart. I have rarely seen a better example of happy accidents, Capricorn. You may not realize it quite yet, but you have been the beneficiary of a tricky form of divine intervention. One good way of expressing your gratitude is to share with friends the tale of how you came to see that the imperfections were perfect.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Your anger is potentially a valuable resource. At least in theory, it can be a motivating force that gives you the clarity and stamina you need to make constructive changes. But how can you make sure that your anger serves your generous urges? What should you do to keep it from being just a self-indulgent thrash that leads to no productive action? Here’s one thing you can do: Express your rage very selectively; don’t let it leak all over everything. Here’s another thing: Cultivate loads of empathy, joy, and appreciation for beauty. Then when you do unleash your rage, it will be conditioned by love. Now would be an excellent time to try out these ideas.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

Have you fallen in omnidirectional love these past few weeks? Are you swooning with such reckless splendor that at times you feel like you’re swimming in mid-air? By my reckoning, you have an urgent need to be caught up in a vortex of free-form affection. Your receptivity to being tickled and spun around by an almost insane outpouring of libidinous empathy is crucial to your education. If for some reason this has not been the case, please find out what you’ve been doing to obstruct the boisterously tender feelings the cosmos is aching to fill you up with.

Stumped? Find the solutions in the Classifieds pages.

Across

40 Term limits?

10 Anne of HBO’s “Hung”

1 Cape horn?

45 Dual-purpose

11 Reach (a goal)

9 Gaping holes

47 It comes before pi

12 Ben and Jerry, for two

15 It’s about a quart

48 Late 1990s Cadillac model

13 Singer Faithfull

16 Type of thermometer

49 Rental agreement

14 More likely to spill over

17 What an arrow indicates on e-books

50 Lose personnel, in militaryspeak

22 Seasonal Starbucks drink

18 Suzuki of the Mariners

51 Character from Greek myth associated with golden apples

19 “Poverty is ___ that obscures the face of greatness” (Kahlil Gibran) 20 Restaurant with a green and red logo 21 More bug-filled

54 Give in 55 Ayn Rand title word 56 Sprinkle in flour 57 Equals

23 Unverified 24 Red food coloring source 26 Smidgens 30 A few words from afar 31 Free glass 32 Beat badly 36 Bid

24 Title bee participant in a 2006 movie

Down

38 Suffering from insomnia

25 Make red with blood

1 It calls itself “The Broadband Phone Company”

41 Time period that shaped the Great Lakes

2 Lopsided

42 Sports & Leisure color, in the original Trivial Pursuit

27 Part of a Latin boast 28 Goethe play with music by Beethoven

3 Irritating sorts

43 Pater ___ (“Our Father” prayer)

30 Pluot center

4 ___ Online (long-running MMORPG created by Lord British)

33 “I’m ___ home right now...”

5 Cable ride

46 Faulty Challenger part

34 Sun. talk

6 Airport guess, for short

35 Calle ___

7 Turkey serving

51 Gp. that awards cinematography credits

37 Makes a big speech

8 “We ___ Family”

39 Feudal worker

9 Bowling league?

29 Sea eagle

44 Golf champ Sam and family

52 Despite, in poems 53 Radius location

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