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IN THIS ISSUE MOVIE REVIEWS
Bachelorette and Saving Face
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FACET fundraiser sells art to feed local kids
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RSO seeks to spread cultural awareness
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Reviewing the latest album, Infinity Overhead
Your guide to this week’s events in CU
EDITOR’S NOTE SAMANTHA BAKALL
What is sexuality? The dictionary defines it as one’s capacity for sexual feelings, or secondly, a person’s sexual orientation or preference. On paper, these definitions are clean and seemingly all-encompassing. But in reality, the idea of sexuality, and what is considered “right,” is one of the most discussed (and quite frequently, over-discussed) topics in our present day and age. The idea of same-sex marriage, to some, is horribly disturbing and completely destructive to the sanctity of “traditional” marriage, whatever that may be now. To others, same-sex marriage is a perfectly fine construct of a modernizing society. Whichever definition you feel most akin to, take a chance to think about how marriage is thrown around in the celebrity sphere of our culture. Kim Kardashian had a 72-day marriage. Britney Spears outdid her with a 55-hour marriage. Meanwhile, Ellen Degeneres and her partner, Portia de Rossi, have been together for over four years. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have been together for nearly nine. Sure, there are LGBTQA couples, outside of the public sphere of opinion, that get married and later get divorced because things didn’t work out. But it doesn’t mean that their marriage was worth any less than their straight counterparts. They say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, and it’s true. We each have our own personal preferences, and it really doesn’t matter whether that person is of a different race, religion or of the same gender. It matters if that person makes you happy and whether or not you love them for who they are. If two individuals love each other and are willing to put the time and energy into a healthy relationship, why shouldn’t they be able to do as they please? It may sound naive and slightly cliche to say that, but in the grand scheme of things, two people of the same gender getting married really has no affect whatsoever on a traditional marriage. It doesn’t detract or make it any less important or serious. This issue’s cover celebrates Champaign-Urbana’s third annual Pride Fest. buzz is proud to be among those who support the Champaign-Urbana LGBTQA community.
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TALK TO BUZZ
This Tuesday, Sept. 11, is the 11th anniversary of the different, fateful Tuesday morning in lower Manhattan. Since then, New Yorkers have returned to their jobs in the financial district, and the rest of the country’s workers do not think of that day for the most part, except when this time of year rolls around. That day launched us into a war — two, you could argue — that completed its original task a year and a half ago: to capture Osama bin Laden. Yet we are still in Afghanistan. The breach of our airports’ security measures gave rise to heightened security, which has prevented repeat hijacking attempts. Yet we are still frisking anyone and everyone. It’s true that terrorist plots continued to form after 9/11, but for every foiled attempt, there are countless civilians’ civil liberties violated in the name of national security. We saw problems, we responded to them, we corrected them. Yet we are still profiling not just Muslims, but anyone appearing to be Muslim, whatever that means, at airports, in their mosques and even in their own homes. The NYPD continues to invade New Yorkers’ privacy with the lengths they’ll go to “protect” the city’s citizens from threats. Stationing officers in New Jersey to spy on even more people is, quite literally, out of bounds. Muslims have no doubt had it the worst thanks to the fear-mongering that spawned from 9/11, but the problem permeates all aspects of American culture and every citizen’s rights, regardless of his or her race. So I suggest you take this anniversary to pause for a moment and reflect on the lives lost along with the enduring ramifications that live on.
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» Football: I think I speak for a good majority of sports fans when I say I’m happy football is back. The Cubs’ abysmal record has caused me to find little joy in Major League Baseball this year, a sport that already suffers from a drawn-out season and slow pacing. I need something to cheer for. It’s been far too long since the last time I’ve seen huge, armor-clad athletes crash into each other repeatedly. I’m quite ready to don my blue and orange Zubaz pants and go nuts at both Memorial Stadium and Soldier Field (or just in my living room) every weekend for the rest of 2012. JASMINE LEE FOOD & DRINK EDITOR
» Perfect Week: So this girl did her first and final perfect week during syllabus week, and oh my god, this is definitely not something I ever care to experience again. Why? Because I am one of those seniors whose schedule is actually really kind of hard, and syllabus week was filled with pages upon pages of reading and homework assignments. And me going out to the bars and drinking way too many wells translated into me waking up well past noon every day and not finishing up those assignments. Also — I am sure that my liver hates me now. Definite yikes. But ah well, experiences are experiences, and I’ve got that particular one crossed off my college bucket list. So... yay? NICK MARTIN MANAGING EDITOR
» Stream of Consciousness: The literary modernists pioneered a new stylistic technique of representing thoughts in “as-they’re-thought” fashion. While this allows new insight into the human brain, You’re a loser, Nick Martin, and you will be all your life. GET IN THIS GYM LOCKER WHILE I SPRAY AXE BODY SPRAY IN YOUR MOUTH! Stealing is wrong; honor thy father and mother; never eat sour wheat. The coldness never stops. My hair smells like pizza. The old man cried as the deli-man refused to refund the cold soup. Babies think the world disappears when you cover their eyes! Ever notice how one day in Ireland is a lot like Homer’s Odyssey? No TV and no beer makes Homer go something something? My mother is a fish. I build mother’s coffin right outside her bedroom window. buzz
MOVIES movie review
September 6 - 12, 2012
by Jamila Tyler
Week of Friday, September 07 Thursday, September 13, 2012 The Queen of Versailles (PG) Digital Presentation Fri: 7:30 PM | Sat: 5:00 PM | Sun: 2:30, 7:30 PM Tue: 7:30 PM | Wed: 5:00 PM
Farewell, My Queen (Les adieux a la reine) (R) 35mm print, subtitled Fri: 5:00 PM | Sat: 2:30, 7:30 PM| Sun: 5:00 PM Mon: 7:30 PM | Wed: 7:30 PM
Magic Mike (R) $3 admission, 35mm Fri & Sat: 10:00 PM | Thu: 10:00 PM
The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today (NR) Free admission Thu: 7:00 PM
Monsieur Verdoux (NR) Charlie Chaplin’s dark, lost classic Sat & Sun: 12:00 PM Wed: 2:30 PM Take the CUMTD Bus www.theCUart.com
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WE’RE NOT BROKE
MON. 9/10 5:00 & 7:00
Saturday & Sunday 9 & 10 AM MADAGASCAR 3 (PG)
THE WORDS (PG-13) 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:15
Documentary about U.S. corporations dodging billions of dollars in income tax, and how seven fed-up Americans take their frustrations to the streets.
FRI/SAT LS 11:30 S THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY (PG-13) 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:05, 9:15 FRI/SAT LS 11:25 THE POSSESSION (PG-13) 11:15, 1:25, 3:35, 5:45, 7:55, 10:05 FRI/SAT LS 12:15 THE AVENGERS (PG-13) 6:35, 9:40 BRAVE (PG) 11:35, 1:55, 4:15 LAWLESS (R) 11:10, 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:30 FRI/SAT LS 12:05 PREMIUM RUSH (PG-13) FRI-SUN, TUE-TH 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 6:50, 9:00 FRI/SAT LS 11:10 MON 12:20, 2:30, 9:00 2016: OBAMA’S AMERICA (PG) 11:10, 1:20, 3:30, 5:40, 7:50, 10:00 FRI/SAT LS 12:10 HIT AND RUN (R) 7:35, 9:45 FRI/SAT LS 11:50 S 3D PARANORMAN (PG) $2.50 PREMIUM PER 3D TICKET 11:50, 2:00, 4:10, 6:20, 8:30 FRI/SAT LS 10:40 S PARANORMAN (PG) 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:40, 8:50 FRI/SAT LS 11:00 THE EXPENDABLES 2 (R) 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 S THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG) 11:15, 1:40, 4:05, 6:30, 8:55 FRI/SAT LS 11:20 THE BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13) 12:50, 3:45, 6:40, 9:35 THE CAMPAIGN (R) 11:20, 1:25, 3:30, 5:35, 7:40, 9:45 FRI/SAT LS 11:50 S HOPE SPRINGS (PG-13) 11:45, 2:05, 4:25, 6:45, 9:05 FRI/SAT LS 11:25 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (PG) 12:45, 3:00, 5:15 S THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) 11:25, 2:40, 5:55, 9:10
Lizzy Caplan and Adam Scott in Bachelorette. Courtesy of RADiUS-TWC
egan (Kristen Dunst) has spent her life scheming and overachieving to surpass the successes of her old high school friends, nicknamed the “B-Faces.” Her plans are shot to hell when the geekiest of the crew, Becky (Rebel Wilson), announces that she will be the first of the B-Faces to get married to her handsome, wealthy and madlyin-love-with-her boyfriend, Ted. Swallowing her pride, Reagan takes to her Maid of Honor duties with gusto, planning the wedding and bachelorette party. She instantly calls up the constantly hungover Gena (Lizzy Caplan) and ditzy mess Katie (Isla Fisher) to share the bad news and to reunite the B-Faces for one night of hedonistic fun. Writer-director Lesley Headland’s Bachelorette will inevitably draw comparisons to the other recently released female-centered wedding comedy Bridesmaids. However, Bachelorette is an adaptation of Headland’s 2008 stage play, making it fair BUZZ to say that Headland did not foresee the smashingTHURSDAY success of Bridesmaids. While Annie in Bridesmaids certainly had SEPTEMBER 6 her fair share of flaws, corp of note...keep this same size always the B-Faces Bachelorette (with the exception of Becky) are even more flawed, catty messes.
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Bachelorette is an ensemble comedy headed by the powerful Caplan, Fisher, Dunst and Wilson quartet. Dunst gives a brittle edge to Regan’s numerous bone-deep neuroses. Caplan wields Gena’s sarcasm and apathy as a weapon to avoid her problems and be constantly on the move to the next party. Fisher, as the comedic standout of the movie, expertly balances Katie’s boozy shallowness between her own version of deep self-loathing. Wilson as Becky is at the center of the B-Faces, providing the heart of the group to balance out the bitchiness. All four actresses’ chemistry is off the charts, welding Headland’s script together while showing the mutual superiority/inferiority complexes that have bound this group together past high school. Each leading lady gets paired up with her own man as the night progresses. Trevor (James Marsden) is the caddish Alpha male of the group who finds himself at odds with Regan. Well-meaning computer programmer/high school pot dealer Joe (Kyle Bornheimer) finds himself taken with Katie and unwilling to take advantage of her like she’s become resigned to. Gena is reunited with Clyde (Adam Scott),
I came across Saving Face at the 7th Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi this past summer where, as a news intern, I was responsible for recording people’s reactions to the film and briefly chatting with the codirector Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Before watching the documentary, I was sure I would be exposed to the cruelties against women and come back with a heavy heart, overwhelmed with emotion and disgust at the world. I mean, how would I relate to a group of victims without being bogged down emotionally? After watching the film, I heavily advise viewers to go watch the documentary with an open mind and to not make extreme conclusions about a different society. Then again, Saving Face is perfectly crafted for an international audience and manages to surprise viewers in the presentation of its content. The story is set in present day Islamabad, Pakistan, where acid attacks terrorize and scar hundreds of women. The documentary chronicles the lives of acid attack victims Zakia and Rukhsana as they piece together justice after being wronged by those dearest to them. I must applaud the courage both Zakia and Rukhsana have for letting their story be a testament against acid violence. In a male-domi-
nated society, where power can be practiced in the cruelest manner, these two fought for the larger cause. Yet it brought up an interesting thought: sometimes, for the greater good of mankind, a few lives have to be sacrificed. This 40-minute documentary is narrated in an epic proportion. The beginning, climax and end are given equal attention, making the effect of the film direct and well-understood. With such a visual and hard-to-accept subject like the plight of acid victims, Obaid manages to present the film in a tasteful manner. Be it with the plastic surgeon turned funnyman, Dr. Mohammad Jawad, brightening the mood of Rukhsana and Zakia, or the eventual passing of a new legislation against the cruelties of acid violence, Saving Face is a delight and an honest look into the lives of real people. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Documentary 2012, Saving Face is a well-deserved recipient of the honor. Co-directed by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the film received international acclaim for its stellar content, and it was the first time a Pakistani Director (Obaid) has received the honor.
with whom things ended back in high school on a very sour note. Comedy-wise, the movie has some flat moments (albeit with many more hits than misses). The movie dragged a little in the second half, and some of the dialogue seemed as if Headland was trying a little too hard to come off as edgy and irreverent. Particularly, Trevor’s casual encouragement to Joe to essentially date rape Katie takes him from charming asshole to skeezy near-sociopath. As the movie goes along and all of the characters’ various flaws and issues come to light, it becomes harder and harder to reconcile why well-adjusted Ted and Becky (especially Becky) hang out with these people. If nothing else, Bachelorette is an example of how to semi-successfully show how messed up female friendships can get and that the hurts and tragedies of high school never truly leave you. The film’s overwhelming sentiment is that these women don’t need outside fulfillment such as men or even the forgiveness of each other to fix themselves. There are some truly hilarious failures along the way.
By Sneha Shukla So make it a point to see it now.
Lynn Chen as Vivian Shing. Photo by Larry Riley. Used with permission from Sony Pictures Classic.
September 6 - 12, 2012
selling art and filling tummies
Local organization fighting child hunger holds art show fundraiser by Jessica Bourque
onight’s, September 6, art show at indi go Artist Co-Op is about more than listening to live music and buying new wall decorations; it’s about feeding empty tummies. FACET (Friends Against Children’s Empty Tummies) is holding their annual fundraising art show and concert beginning Sept. 6 and continuing through the weekend. FACET is a local organization that began six years ago aiming to do exactly what you think it would: feed hungry children. And it has done a commendable job. The founders of FACET came together after working on two well-known national crusades against child hunger, Share our Strengths and The Great American Bake Sale. With the mantra “Poverty is complicated; feeding a child is not,” FACET now works to combat hunger on a totally local level, pairing with organizations like the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Last year, FACET and the EIF sponsored 715 children through their BackPack Program, which provides kids with backpacks full of groceries; the backpacks are distributed on Friday afternoons to ensure that underprivileged children have enough food to get through the weekend and return to school
Monday, well-fed and ready to learn. The program can feed one child throughout an entire school year on a mere $200. This school year, the BackPack program is assisting over 1,000 children in the community, and FACET hopes to meet their fundraising goal of $5,000 to help the program succeed; they exceeded last year’s fundraising goal with a total of $7,600. The Sept. 6 event is one of FACET’s largest annual fundraisers, and without it, FACET couldn’t fill so many hungry bellies. But all charity aside, this year’s show should be adequately awesome. The concert portion of the night includes live music from a variety of local musical acts and a mezzo-soprano performance from Elizabeth Buckley (Don’t know her? You should! Last year she sang a recital at Carnegie Hall!). As for visual arts, you can treat your eyes to “40 Years of Glass Art” by Richard Taylor and “Functional Pottery” by June Volkening. You may recognize Taylor as the longtime (40 years, to be exact) owner of local stained glass business Glass FX. Taylor, a U of I alum, has designed some truly stunning glass piec-
es over the years, many of which have been displayed at shows and venues throughout the area. But this event is unique for Taylor. “I’m really excited because my work has gone through many phases, but I’ve never, ever displayed my work in a series of years,” said Taylor, “I’m also excited about this venue [indi go] because it draws a different crowd than people coming only to look at glass, which is what I’m used to.” All of the pieces at the event, from both Taylor and Volkening, will be for sale, and the artists are donating 30% of every sale back to FACET. Artists have also donated pieces to the raffle auction to be held later in the evening; Taylor is contributing a sunflower stained glass piece valued at $3,000. Products and services from local businesses will be auctioned along with the art. The show is at indi go Art Co-Op in downtown Champaign, and the opening reception begins at 6 p.m. on Sept. 6. Musical entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to FACET are highly encouraged (help feed those tummies!). For more information, visit indi go’s website at http://www.indi-go-art.com/.
Used with permission from the Indi Go Artist Co-Op
life explained in 272 pages
Dan Savage and friends’ new book offers frank advice on how to be a person by Jessica Bourque Life is messy, people can suck, problems are hard, and sex is fun. These simple truths more or less describe what it’s like to be a human being — at least, that’s what the book How to Be a Person: The Stranger’s Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos and Life Itself says. It also says to “Stop crying. Seriously. Stop crying!” about how hard being an adult is before it doles out a heavy dose of life advice. How to Be a Person... (I’m henceforth abbreviating the long title) offers useful advice to any young person transitioning to adultdom; more specifically, any high school grads headed for college. But truthfully, this book is written for all twentysomethings who haven’t quite figured out how to exist yet. Following a theme of “the things you need to know about life that everyone ‘forgot’ to tell you,” How to Be a Person... manages to succinctly pontificate about every topic relevant to a young adult: school, drugs, laundry, sex (so much sex), computers, food, dorm posters, working at shitty restaurant chains, internet trolls and much more. How To Be a Person... was authored by the writing staff from The Stranger, Seattle’s ultra-hip alternative weekly read by cool people (like buzz!), and includes Dan Savage, Christopher Frizzelle, Lindsay West and Bethany Jean Clement. How to Be a Person... is not your typical college handbook. The book’s comedic tone (see “How to Successfully Put Your Parts Into Another Person”) and brutal honesty (chapter titles begin with “What No One Else Would Tell You About [fill in the
blank]”) set How to Be a Person... apart from similar guidebooks. While the book is an admittedly hilarious and biting commentary on the struggles of adulthood, it also offers useful advice. Many of the contributing authors are experts in their respective fields — Savage on sex/relationships, Jean Clement on food and West on film/pop culture — so the information you’re reading is usually legitimate, pertinent and intelligent. I add the caveat “usually” because some sections are purely satirical (see “How to Get Roofied and Still Have a Good Time” and “What the Art Posters in Your Dorm Room Say About You”). One chapter, titled “The Different Kinds of People That There Are,” is 11 pages of witty descriptions and snarky comic relief (see “People Who Don’t Believe in Evolution but Love Antibiotics” and “People Who Are Secret Hookers”). These lighthearted chapters are juxtaposed with serious sections like “How to Have an Abortion,” “How to Come Out of the Closet” and “How to Deal with Suicide,” which all offer authentic guidance. Less awesome sections include “What No one Else Will Tell You About Politics.” This chapter starts out cool enough, encouraging young adults to vote and stay politically aware, but goes on to describe “How to Know if You’re a Democrat or A Republican.” My beef with this isn’t that the authors use sweeping generalizations to categorize people (because they do) but that they don’t include any third party candidates. What about Libertarians or the Green Party? We have more than two options
on election day, and I was disappointed that an uberprogressive publication like The Stranger doesn’t acknowledge that. How to Be a Person... is a book written for the Millennial generation (or very hip old people
— that is, not old people with broken hips, but cool old people). It provides astute points and witty jokes with lots of sex talk. In short, it’s an entertaining read that might help you pay bills on time and make tasty tacos.
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8 of TV’s best soundtracks
Cast photo from The OC
Cast photo from Entourage
ll TV shows vary in popularity, as well as in genre, from the drama-filled soaps to the thrills of action series. Sometimes they all run together in a muck of sameness, while a few have the ability to stand out through top musical selections. These are a list of the shows that stand out through the hits they play or the songs that become hits shortly afterwards. Some of these shows are mainly marketed towards women, or men, while others appeal to a wider demographic. What all of them have in common is a soundtrack that will expand your playlist and leave you listening to the music rather than watching the actual show.
The OC Growing up, I listened to some questionable music. I pretty much just kept the NOW volumes going on repeat or bopped around Warped Tour for some fresh emo jams. But then my life was changed (trust me, for the better) because The OC started its first season. The show started off on the right foot with Phantom Planet’s “California” as the theme song, and then the first soundtrack alone included both Spoon and the Dandy Warhols. The OC continued on a strong musical note, as even the Christmas album had the Raveonettes and Ron Sexsmith. As the show flew through seasons, the drama grew stale and the characters started to lose their spark. In what may have been a drug-induced decision, Mischa Barton decided she could do better and left the show. Season four left the show scrambling without her, but the music stayed on par with its past perfection. All the way up until the end when the show was finally canceled, the final OC album, Mix Six, featured top alternative bands such as Band of Horses and Mates of State, among others. If Adam Brody’s adorable character, Seth Cohen, and Rachel Bilson’s beautifully ditsy Summer don’t draw you into watching the show, then check out the soundtracks. After all, it saved me from a life of listening to the likes of Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco. -Maisie Sackett 6
Entourage Entourage, the hit 2004 HBO series, can be considered most notable because of the extensive guest appearances and cameos that occur throughout the eight seasons. However, it is also known for its exceptional soundtrack, playing great music both during each episode as well as every single credit roll at each one’s end. The greatest thing about the music on Entourage is the wide range of styles. For example, Season One features Outkast and several songs from the Black Eyed Peas, but then this same season also includes The Allman Brothers Band and Kings Of Leon (we’re talking early KoL, before they decided they were “Southern Coldplay”). Entourage also had several episodes that were based around music. For example, in season two, Turtle and Drama discover the rapper Saigon, and one of the episodes features a number of tracks from this particular artist. Season two also has an episode based around U2, and the episode is concluded with the characters attending a U2 show. Several universally respected artists such as Jay-Z, Jurassic 5, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn can be heard multiple times throughout the entirety of the series, but there are also bands used on the soundtrack that audience members may have never heard of, such as Slim Thug and Nate Greenberg. Entourage gives people the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic show that can hook you for eight years straight as well as find out about new bands. The music on the show is always perfectly placed for the mood, and the credits’ song always somehow seems relevant. Who can forget the hilarious Kanye West cameo at the end of Season Four, Episode 11, “No Cannes Do,” with Kanye and T-Pain’s “Good Life” playing as the credits roll? -Kaitlyn Henaghgan How to Make it in America The hopeful replacement for Entourage, HBO’s How to Make it in America only lasted two seasons but still matched the urban soundtrack of its predecessor. During promotion of the show, Kid Cudi
(who has a supporting role on the show) and DJ Green Lantern co-hosted a How to Make it in America mixtape. It included the soulful theme song “I Need a Dollar” as well as tracks by Kid Cudi, Nipsey Hussle, Chromeo, Freddie Gibbs, Florence + The Machine, Lupe Fiasco, and more. The follow-up mixtape for the second season included Theophilus London, M83 and Meek Mill. The actual show was immediately musically relevant, starring a big-name rapper. Producers wanted to match the mid-20’s New York City culture, fashion and music as much as possible. Music from the actual show covers most genres such as indie and alternative rock, pop and hip-hop. Producers often used hip-hop tracks like Talib Kweli’s “Get By” and A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It” to describe the Brooklyn-rooted lifestyle while upbeat tracks matched the nightlife adventures of Cam and Ben. As a fan of the show, it was sad to see it come to an end last year. -Mitesh Bhatt Scrubs When one watches Zach Braff act, it is a natural response to expect some quality music to be playing in the background. The soundtrack to his film Garden State has earned its place in pop culture, but over its nine-season run, the TV show Scrubs, starring Braff, has featured several great songs as well. One of my personal favorite moments is the use of Say Anything’s “Alive With the Glory of Love” in the final episode of the sixth season of the show. The song interrupts a conversation between Braff’s character, JD, and his colleague and former lover, Elliot, played by Sarah Chalke. Braff’s narration expresses his confusion over love as a montage of other relationships that took place during that season are shown in their various states. Other uses that point out the show’s great attention to how lyrics can add to theme is the use of “Hold On Hope” by Guided By Voices to frame the announcement of friend/patient Ben Sullivan, played by Brendan Fraser, having leukemia. “Hold on hope/it’s the last thing that’s holding me,” are the closing lyrics as the episode ends with a “To be continued.”
Perhaps the best and most unique musical element of the show, however, is the barbershop quartet led by Sam Lloyd, who plays the accountant Ted Buckland. The a cappella group exists outside of Scrubs as well and is called The Blanks. They usually add a comedic element to the show, but generally the music on Scrubs adds not only to the humor but also the deeper meaning of each episode. -Maddie Rehayem Gossip Girl When Gossip Girl made its television debut in 2007, it garnered attention for the incredible fashion, the annoyingly attractive cast, and the show’s scandalous ad campaign. Who could forget those racy ads featuring screenshots from the show’s most jaw dropping moments with quotes from its most scathing reviews (i.e. “A nasty piece of work,” “Every parent’s worst nightmare”)? Gossip Girl wanted to earn the “omg” tagline it adopted. Over time, after three disappointing later seasons, the show’s buzz wore off and it began to settle into its current state of self-parody. Despite the plummeting quality in writing, one thing has remained consistent, and that is the music. Let’s start with the long line of musical guests that have appeared on Gossip Girl — artists and bands like Lady Gaga, Robyn, Sonic Youth, Cyndi Lauper and Florence + the Machine. No Doubt reunited to make a cameo during the show’s second season. Then there is the soundtrack which features songs from bands like The Kills and The Kooks. What Gossip Girl does best, like The O.C. before it, is the mix of current chart toppers and upcoming bands. Gossip Girl’s music supervisor, Alexandra Patsavas, has managed to make sure the music reflects the storylines and the characters on screen by having the music match the trendy, guilty pleasure tone of the show. -Joyce Famakinwa Mad Men If there were one tv show that should need to rely on music to properly tell its story, it would be Mad Men. The sixties counterculture is at the forefront of
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I wanted to add “Murder, She Wrote” to the list. They said no.
Cast photo from Scrubs
the show’s plot, and with that comes the legendary music of the sixties. It would almost be impossible to properly display the ‘60s without mentioning The Rolling Stones or The Beatles. While Matthew Weiner and the writers of Mad Men dedicated an episode to The Rolling Stones this past season, The Beatles are notoriously fickle when it comes to licensing their music. Luckily for Matthew Weiner, Paul McCartney is an enormous fan of the show. After receiving a letter from Weiner detailing the Beatles song he wanted to use (“Tomorrow Never Knows”) and the scene in which he wanted to use it, Paul McCartney obliged and allowed Weiner to use the song. In the scene, ad man Don Draper sits alone in his house playing the song, trying to understand why people like The Beatles so much. They cer-
tainly didn’t sound like the music he listened to as a teenager. They didn’t sing about the same things. Don’s young wife Megan seems to understand The Beatles much more than he does, and as an ad man, he needs to be much more in tune with what the younger generation likes. There is a clear disconnection between Don and the ‘60s generation, and that is a problem for Don. The song “Tomorrow Never Knows” is perfect for that scene; taken from the album Revolver, it is arguably one of the first times The Beatles showed their artistic potential and their penchant for the psychedelic. During the song, the camera shows different members of Don’s family, all in seemingly introspective moments. The camera pans back to Don, and he can’t stand to listen to this music and be with his own thoughts. He promptly turns it off.
Cowboy Bebop Hear those dirty jazz trumpets! Cowboy Bebop, an adult anime from 1999, follows the adventures of intergalactic bounty hunter Spike and seamlessly blends sci-fi, noir, comedy, horror and pretty much any other badass genre of 20th century fiction. What links together this pastiche is Japan’s most eclectic jazz band, The Seatbelts, musicians with an encyclopedic knowledge of American music — including, of course, bebop, freeform, experimental, New Orleans jazz, blues, country, swing, soul, psychedelic, funk, electronic, world, and even hard rock and hip-hop for good measure. The music perfectly complements Spike’s fluid fist fights, high-speed rocket-ship space chases, sexy femme fatales, climactic gunfights, and profound existential crises (prompted by the limitless emptiness of space). From the first note of the iconic (for nerds, anyway) theme song, “Tank!” it’s clear the soundtrack itself is an important character within the show. Fun fact: the band calls themselves The Seatbelts because, allegedly, they wear seat belts during jam sessions so they don’t fall out of their chairs. It’s also worth calling attention to the band’s harmonica player, who’s the best I’ve ever heard (Youtube “Spokey Donkey” right now). It’s no coincidence that the coolest cartoon ever drawn also has the coolest music ever played! If you can’t find 13 hours to devote to this seminal series, do yourself a favor and download the soundtrack: I promise it will be strangest surprise of any music you hear this year. -Nick Martin
Friday Night Lights Just like the film version, NBC’s Friday Night Lights pulled out all the stops to perfect its soundtrack. Whether it was an emotionally charged moment backed by Explosions in the Sky (or the show’s soundalike theme song) or just a discussion between Julie Taylor and boyfriend Matt Seracen about getting Decemberists tickets, FNL knew exactly what they were doing from a musical standpoint. In Season 4, Episode 6, Julie plans a weekend getaway with Matt to Austin, but gets shut down by her mom. As a teenager on a television show, Julie obviously can’t let that stop her; she sneaks awayy with Matt for the chance to see The Heartless Bastards in concert. Other noteworthy musical acts featured in the show include Drive-By Truckers, Band of Skulls, The Avett Brothers, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Whiskeytown and even Outkast. Throughout the show’s run, the most perfect coupling of song and scene may have been at the end of its first season. As the Dillon Panthers parade through town after winning the state championship, Tony Lucca’s “Devil Town” plays over the montage of cheerful, smiling Dillon citizens. The use of “Devil Town,” with its haunting lyrics (“All my friends were vampires”), changes the scene from a celebration to a lament as the viewer is forced to realize that a community so deeply and unhealthily invested in the lives of teenage boys may as well be filled with vampires in the end. -Evan Lyman
Wear your town with pride
by Samuel Lee Photo used with permission from the UP Center
he morning of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Riots broke out in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood in New York City, in response to social oppression, political discrimination and violent police raids against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Simultaneously, inspired LGBT people all over the country organized for the purpose of equal rights and safety for the LGBT community, and a civil rights movement was formed. One year later, in commemoration of the Gay Pride marches, the LGBT community organized and held its first Gay Pride parades in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Forty plus years later, Champaign-Urbana is privileged to have a well-planned, family friendly and free event that nurtures inclusion and tolerance. The third annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival kicks off this weekend in downtown Urbana at Lincoln Square Mall. The festivities start at noon Sept. 8 and close at 2 a.m. that night. The Uniting Pride (UP) LGBT Community Center has presented the Pride Festival every year since its organization’s founding three years ago. The head organizer and the executive director of the UP Center, Kevin Bowersox-Johnson, details the aims of the Pride Festival: “The Pride Festival is intended to celebrate the lives and contributions of LGBT individuals in the Champaign-Urbana community.” Due to its popularity, the Pride Festival has grown every year. This year, the Pride Festival has expanded their festivities outdoors and added a third stage for a wider range of activities and entertainment. Bowersox-Johnson expects to have a larger crowd than ever before, predicting attendance of up to 5,000 people. The event list is jam-packed with fun weekend shenanigans like good food, good drinks and even better music and shows. Some of the highlight events at this year’s Pride Festival include Stephen 8
Leonard, a Chicago singer-songwriter, recorder and producer, and smooth-singing Jared Yates, or better known as Jariko, a Los Angeles-based artist and former American Idol contestant. Many performances by local favorites will be done throughout the day including Carnivale Debauche, Classy Combinations & Gypsy Hips, Dawna Nelson and the Impalas, The Duke of Uke and his Novelty Orchestra, Diva and the Dude, Zoo Improv, Desafinado, Jesse Long and many more. The night will be capped with a can’t-miss drag show, foam party and a lights out performance by Chicago DJs Milk ‘N’ Cookies. “I was looking at the Pride Fest schedule,” said Katie Briggs, a recent graduate of the University. “The performances and shows should be pretty crazy.” The event organizers hope these attractions also inspire thought. “Our hope for this year’s festival is to unite the entire community by providing a variety of vendors, performers, workshops and activities that cater to a wide range of interests and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally community,” Bowersox-Johnson said. Harrison Hakes, a University senior studying photography and the president of Building Bridges, an LGBT registered student organization, offers a student perspective of the Pride Festival. “I think the festival is good. It’s a good thing because it’s a great symbol that there is pride in the community,” he said. “People think that Champaign has nothing going on and it’s all corn fields. But it is awesome to see that there are people here that are LGBT and allies. There is not just one set of people with one mindset.” Kyle Zak, president of PRIDE, another registered student organization at the University and senior studying history and political science, said there are good signs for the status of the LGBT community in Champaign-Urbana.
“The fact that a small town like Champaign and Urbana can have a Pride Festival, in a rural area, is a sign of progressing pro-queer thought,” he said. “Which in itself is wonderful; however, for those who are still questioning or have not come out, they do not receive the support that they need. Champaign-Urbana itself is not a nurturing environment, (but) despite this, you can find a supportive queer community.” Life of a LGBT student here in ChampaignUrbana: it’s new and it’s formative. Sometimes it’s actually a bit of a struggle. But more often than not, it’s a blast. Champaign-Urbana is a microcosm of our society at large. This is an
open, accepting intersection of varying cultures, differing perspectives, diverging lifestyles and wide-ranging beliefs. Students here may be more tolerant and more understanding. However, there is still a potential for prejudice and coldness for those too varied, too different, too divergent or too wide-ranging — specifically the LGBT community. There is still a lot of work left to be done. Celebrate the progress that our ChampaignUrbana community has made at the Pride Festival this weekend, and show your continued support in fostering a tolerant and inclusive campus for all people.
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Two perfect moons orbiting a heavenly body.
Diverse and vibrant Brazil
Luso-Brazilian Association brings Portuguese culture to CU by Raquel Levy
iving in the center of the U.S., many of us may have a slightly limited understanding of Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking culture. This can be attributed to the American media’s occasionally stereotypical representations of cultures different from our own, which can reduce rich cultures to a few attractive and exotic mental images. Therefore it wouldn’t be any surprise and shouldn’t be cause for shame if a few stereotypical images come to mind when Brazil comes up — the famed Brazilian beauties with big booties, Brazilian waxes, Brazilian bikinis, hot samba rhythms, perhaps a familiar song or two from Sérgio Mendes and, of course, Carnival. Due to the fact that Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, there is no better time than now to broaden one’s horizons and dig a little deeper into Brazil’s rich cultural heritage. Fortunately, the Luso-Brazilian Association has brought Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking culture to Chambana since 2004. The association is a registered student organization at the University, and is mainly supported by students of Luso-Brazilian and Portuguese studies. “Our mission includes connecting past, present and future students through a variety of cultural activities, and to increase the understanding about the cultures of Brazil, Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking countries in our community,” said Vivian Felicio, event coordinator of the Luso-Brazilian Association.
To achieve these goals, the association has a wide variety of events and activities to establish connections in the community, such as Bate-Papo, a conversation group; Aula de Culinária, a cooking class; and Mostra, a Brazilian film series created by the nonprofit Partners of the Americas. Luso-Brazilian aims to promote these cultural and academic activities because of the growing number of Brazilian students on campus. “This year we are receiving many students who are participating in the Science Without Borders program, a fellowship sponsored by the Brazilian government to enrich the education of students from Brazil,” Felicio said. “In order to embrace the newcomers (and) establish a better connection between them and the communities on campus, the Luso-Brazilian Association organizes many activities for students during the academic year.” For non-Brazilian students who are interested in learning about Brazilian cultural practices, Carla da Silva, president of the Luso-Brazilian Association, encourages them to push fears aside and just ask away. “We tend to be a very welcoming community and love to embrace anyone interested in learning more about us,” said da Silva. As a starting point for anyone looking to learn about Brazil’s rich cultural heritage, da Silva said one of the most unique aspects of Brazil’s culture is the fact that it is actually a mixture of many cultural traditions.
Photo used with permission from the Luso-Brazilian Association
“What we know as Brazilian culture is a mix of influences from a number of European countries such as Portugal, Italy, Germany and Spain, and African, Jewish and Arab cultures, and, of course, from native Brazilian cultures,” she said. “The result is an expression that is very diverse, vibrant and multi-layered.” One of Luso-Brazilian’s upcoming events is Festa da Independência, a party celebrating Brazilian Independence Day on Sept. 7 from 10 p.m.
to 2 a.m. at Jupiter’s at the Crossing. This year’s party is part of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), a Brazilian Studies conference running Sept. 6-8 in Champaign-Urbana. All students can attend the conference for free. If you are interested in getting more involved in the Luso-Brazilian Association and attending some of the events and activities planned for the rest of the semester, check out the group’s website and Facebook page for more information.
The creative mind’s guide to dorm décor by Karolina Zapal Why hello there, readers. You may remember me from the column Younique, or you may not because who really looks at the writers and creeps them on Facebook, right? Well, I am starting a brand-new column this year, called “The Creative Mind’s Guide to...” which will encompass everything a creative mind has to know about this campus and about surviving (and feeding!) his or her own twisted, artsy soul.
The first column will be about dorm décor because if there’s one thing creative minds like to do, it’s to create their own habitats. My room (a quad!) is already suffering from my mind, and I do not understand how three girls put up with my messy heart. That is a joke. I’m sure they loooove living with me. The key thing to do is not to go over the top. Do not infringe on your roommate’s wall space or
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decide that there need to be fourteen different colored rugs in your room to add “spice.” That being said, be yourself. When people walk into the room, whether it is a dorm room or a room in an apartment, they should be able to tell who you are just by window shopping. Here are a few ideas: 1.) I touched on this briefly in the A-Z article that ran in buzz on Aug. 23. Buy a few regular, junky clipboards. I’ve seen them at Target and Walmart for about a dollar. Cover them in either scrapbook paper or wrapping paper (gluing paper to the front works just fine, even if you can’t get around the clip). Then, once they’re all decked out and pretty, put them on your wall. You can do three in a row or two on top and two on bottom, whatever works for you. Once they’re in place, hang important papers or flyers from them just like you would if it were a bulletin board. It’s a nice, unique alternative. 2.) Make a wall that is all about you. No, I’m not talking about just hanging up pictures. Your artwork, writing, your letters and everything that you think represents you should go on that wall. You can cut stuff out of magazines or write your
favorite quotes down on a sheet of paper and put them on display. Here are a few things that are on my wall of me: a cutout from a car magazine that says “Quiet is power,” a poem that I wrote in first grade about a lovely wave, a poster from junioryear dance class that I acquired during a bonding activity (I had the poster taped to my back, and my fellow classmates wrote nice things on it) and many more. 3.) Here are a few other things you can do to make your room more artsy that didn’t fit in their own category. Decorate a plain jar and pronounce it your “tea time jar,” in which you hold all of your bags of tea. Find one of those handkerchiefs they used back in the day, and use it as a coaster. Wind ribbon around those nasty electrical cords that stick out every which way. Hang up posters that fit you; don’t settle for movie or Justin Bieber posters just because they’re the ones they sell at Walmart. Instead, try looking for posters online. Go to a thrift store and buy cute cans for your writing utensils instead of using the boring, wired black ones. So there you go: a guide to decorating your living space, brought to you by a fellow creative mind. buzz
Behind the Beans Alex Kunzelman talks about green coffee and Columbia Roastery’s tours and cuppings by Jasmine Lee
hampaign’s Columbia Roastery does more than roast coffee beans; it works on cultivating the public’s interest in and awareness of green coffee. Mixed blended roasts like the Roastery’s very well-known Black Velvet blend, which has a flavor that will be familiar to fans of Starbucks’ dark roast, draws in the crowds, but it is the ever changing and constantly rotating menu that highlights single-origin and green coffee that sets the Roastery apart in the community. What is green coffee? Alex Kunzelman, the lead roaster, production manager and head of green buying at the Roastery, becomes animated when
discussing green buying and the need for a direct relationship between bean production and importation. His initial foray into the coffee world was as a barista in a café post-college; however, it was his time spent in the Roastery that widened his eyes to what the coffee industry was, and “that’s what suckered me in, how global and how large the industry actually is,” he admits. Kunzelman had recently come back from Nicaragua on a week-long trip to meet with Gold Mountain Coffee Growers and to basically take a tour around coffee country. “Gold Mountain Coffee Growers is the name of the importing and
The Columbia Tea Room. Photo by Jasmine Lee 10
exporting company which works with smaller producers down there trying to get them better prices, higher quality, more direct relation to the people who are actually buying the coffee, which is something that really just does not exist that much in the coffee world at all,” he explains. “So, the guy who started that company – his name is Ben – he owns a farm down there as well, he buys from the other coffee producers in the area, and then he sells that coffee himself to roasters. So for us to be only one step away is pretty remarkable in an industry where there are usually fifteen, twenty people in between. So it was mostly just to go down and see them and meet them and see what else we can do, take a tour around coffee country.” Educational trips like these – because that is what they are, trips full of experience and learning – are not unusual; Kunzelman and the Roastery are very invested in creating relationships with the contacts they have down in the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Nicaragua, and so go down “when we need to and when we can,” Kunzelman explains. The whole point of green buying and direct relationship is to minimize the number of possible routes from farmer to importer to places like a roastery or a coffee shop. So instead of depending on large farms and waiting for the beans to trickle through the many, many steps in the process, these trips work on “trying to find smaller importers that have much more access on the ground is kind of proving something we want to look for more, so that we might be only one step away rather than a million steps way, because the process is – usually a farmer will send to a local buyer, that local buyer will sell into a larger pool, that pool takes all the coffee and processes it and
sells it to some other person, that person finally sells it to an importer here, that importer might sell to other importers, and that finally breaks down and comes down to us. So instead of having all those routes in between, we’re just trying to cut through them. It’s hard to find, but it’s out there.” While customers themselves will not be able to take a trip to South America to personally partake in the different kinds of coffee beans, they can experience the taste testing part of coffee discovery through the monthly cuppings and tours Kunzelman leads. When asked what cuppings are, he replies, “it’s a lot like wine tasting, but we’ll take a certain amount of coffee, in a cup, pour hot water in it, let it brew, and then we’ll break it, clean it off and then we’ll use spoons to sip it, spit it out and then evaluate different characteristics of the coffee, whether it’s the body of the coffee, the acidity, the sweetness, the balance of all the factors.” Cuppings take up the second half of the Roastery tour, which is a “great way to come in and see what a roastery is like, what coffee is and a way to test and try out a lot of coffees. I’ve had anywhere from two people and twenty people, so it’s nice if they can call ahead and reserve a spot, but it’s really not necessary. They’ve been doing it a long time, before I came here. It’s a bit of education, so that people know what’s behind a cup of coffee and learn how to taste coffee,” says Kunzelman. Swing by 24 Columbia Street in Champaign, next to Escobar’s, for cuppings every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., or just to buy a pound of coffee and to peruse the corner tea nook and the careful selection of coffee pots.
French Roasted Beans. Photo by Jasmine Lee
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I only take dumps to thrash metal
Minus The Bear - Infinity Overhead
by Tyler Durgan
Photo used with permission from Minus the Bear
f you’ve ever entered a popular retail chain while on vacation, you’re familiar with the shallow feelings of distance and confusion the experience manifests. It’s the same products on the shelves, the same familiar logos, but something just seems off. There’s a certain conscientious awareness that you don’t belong there. It is a pervasive discomfort which makes every interaction awkward and forced. The latest effort from Seattle-based electronic math-funk group Minus the Bear, the monotonously lofty Infinity Overhead, breeds similar contempt. The album kicks off with the misleadingly entertaining “Steel and Blood.” Its initial guitar riffing even parallels a vagrant entrance into the surreal foreign familiarity of a Walgreens in another state — there’s the immediate recognition that something different is going on, but an optimistic excitement for this novel realm: “OK, I can dig this!” The guitar is oddly aggressive for the perpetually casual Minus the Bear. It’s quickly joined by the band’s characteristic glossy synthesizer melodies, and the illusion of ingenuity is underway. Unfortunately, as it becomes apparent that the entire four-minute composition merely maintains the same riff, the energy stagnates: “Mom, can we get out of here?” The rest of Infinity Overhead only intensifies the awkward discomfort. The actual musicality of the album is still authentically Minus the Bear groove, yet there’s an inexplicable lack of interest throughout. Something simply isn’t clicking. Listening through the entire LP is a chore; its monotony makes the process of working through the ten meagerly constructed tracks nearly unbearable. Essentially, with Infinity Overhead, Minus the Bear offer a repackaged product — a flashy “new look, same great taste!” advert — but no one is fooled. I want to enjoy Infinity Overhead like I did OMNI or Planet of Ice, but Minus the Bear just seem to be lacking the energy and creativity of their earlier releases. Like a pit stop on a long road trip, you won’t be staying long, so it’s a quick get-in and get-out.
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What can I really say about Bob Dylan that hasn’t already been said? The dude’s 71 years old and still putting out music. I’m excited. You should be, too. Oh wait, there have also been rumors and speculation flying around that it might be his last album, given the similar title to Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. I guess that only adds to the anticipation... — Evan Lyman, Music Editor
Kevin Elliott Counseling Reasonable Diet Open House Downtown Champaign 6pm Beginner Tango course McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation 7pm
Miscellaneous F.I.N.D. Orphy Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 1pm Rantoul Public Library Board Meeting Rantoul Public Library 7pm
Movies & theater AsiaLENS Film Screening: A Grandpa From Brazil Spurlock Museum, 7pm
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STANDUP COMEDY SHOWCASE September 8, 9:00-11:30 p.m.
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MAGIC MIKE AT THE ART The Art Theater
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If male strippers are your thing and you missed it the first time, here is your chance to catch a screening of Magic Mike at The Art Theater. The Steven Soderbergh directed film stars Channing Tatum as title character Mike. Make a girls or boys night out of it. If you think about it, for the low price of $3, you would be spending way less money than you would spend at an actual strip club. Go to http://www.thecuart. com for playing times and for a full schedule of upcoming shows. — Joyce Famakinwa,
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This new exhibit uses the Hollander Economic Library collection in the University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library to show how we have arrived at our present-day economic systems. The collection was assembled by Jacob Harry Hollander, a professor of political economy at Johns Hopkins University. His approximately 4,100-item collection, including both books and manuscripts as well as letters and portraits, covers 450 years of economic history. So the next time you hear someone blame the recession on Obama or Bush, slap them with your noninvisible hand and tell them to bone up on their economic history. — Thomas Thoren, Community Editor
AMBUCS SCARECROW FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW AMBUCS Park, 1200 E University Ave
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Fall fun for all! Now in its 20th year, the AMBUCS Scarecrow Festival is back. Compete in the scarecrow costume contest (fun!), ride the hayracks and barrel trains, listen to live music by The Discount Rythm Bukes, play kids games and stroll the flea market. Don’t like any of that? Then check out the car and motorcycle show! There’s something for everyone! Admission is free, but any proceeds from the event will be given back to AMBUCS (a local non-profit helping people with disabilities). — Jessica Bourque, Arts & Entertainment Editor
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The Red Report
Blazers and jackets and sweaters — Oh my! by Johnny Red
Although the weather outside these days is either blistering hot or extremely humid, if you’re a true Midwesterner like me, you know it will not last for long. To prepare for the coming cold front, keep stylish for the nights out — because not even a snowstorm will stop us from going out. The most fashionforward and flexible item to pick up for this winter are blazers.
The Short List: »Blazers »Biker jackets »Tribal-patterned crew neck sweaters
I want to be clear: Blazers accompany full suits, but I rarely want to break up a suit, and my suit jackets never work with anything I wear normally. However, my plea to you is simple: Buying a blazer that does not accompany a full suit is essential. Many designers create only blazers with no intention of creating a full look, which can result in some spectacular designs. Whether the color, cut or material, a quality blazer can make your style stand apart. Blazers can be dressed down with a simple T-shirt or paired with a tribal print Oxford shirt. To put it simply, you can wear one blazer in 10 different ways. The style of the blazer (how many buttons it has) plays a major role in the way in which you style your look. If you have a one-button suit, which is the European look, then go for bold fall colors like wine or hunter green. Another look to prepare you for the cooler weather would be leather biker jackets. I suggest you buy them now before prices skyrocket. I find bomber-style leather jackets to be over-worked and tired. The biker jacket adds an edge to any outfit and can make anyone into a badass Sons of Anarchy biker for the day. The perfect fit of a leather jacket should feel like a glove on your hand: not too snug, but form-fitting.
Images from Johnny Red
When styling the jacket, simplicity is the best policy because the jacket should speak for itself. I would wear this jacket with a sailor shirt, red jeans and a grey snood. Good maintenance of a leather jacket can be rewarding in the long run. This must-have item may be a bit pricey for most wallets, but again, fashion is an investment and pride should be taken in what one wears. The last fall look to scoop up while still on the cheap are patterned crew neck sweaters. The tribal print trend of the summer has infected the winter items shown. The time of the year and how cold the weather becomes dictates the material grade of the sweater you will want to buy. Ranging from light cotton to heavy wool, this trend has it covered for every day this semester.
I hope this article will bring happy thoughts for the cold weather that is surely on its way, Johnny Red
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Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Sexy Lady
Prepping for pygmalion
by Matt Jones
“That Show Is So Corny”--as is this crossword.
by Dan Durley Just a few weeks from now, September 2729, the annual Pygmalion Music Festival takes place, and you would be a fool to miss out on one of the best weekends of music all year in Champaign-Urbana. This year’s lineup is fantastic, with headliners Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Dinosaur Jr, Sleigh Bells and Best Coast, as well as great local acts and smaller national acts rounding out the bill. Sixty-one bands in total will storm CU for the weekend. Shows will take place at various venues throughout the area, including Krannert Art Museum, Canopy Club, Mike ‘N Molly’s and more. Sleigh Bells kick off Thursday with a 12:15 set at Canopy Club with support from locals That’s No Moon, Dirty Feathers and Psychic Twin. If indie-math rock is your thing, So Many Dynamos takes over Channing-Murray Foundation Thursday with a headlining set at 11:15. Locals Midstress, Hank. and Year of the Bobcat provide support. Dirty Projectors and Best Coast will serve up healthy doses of indie rock Friday night with their headlining sets at 9 p.m. and 12:45 a.m. respectively. Dirty Projectors play outside in downtown Urbana near Black Dog Smoke & Ale
House with support from Tennis, local favorites Elsinore, and more. Best Coast takes the stage at Canopy Club with support from Withershins, An Evening With Your Mother, Laetitia Sadier and more. With over half of the bands performing, Saturday is the most eventful day of Pygmalion. Perhaps the most notable performance of the entire festival is scheduled for Saturday, with Grizzly Bear showcasing their signature sound with a 10:30 set outside at Highdive. Owen, the solo moniker of singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella, will play at 1:00 a.m. at indi go Art Co-Op. Owen has played at Pygmalion several times in the past, and his set is always a highlight. Other time slots to take note of include Dinosaur Jr. at 8:30 on Saturday, Cloud Nothings at 9:45 Saturday, and Big Frieda & the Divas at 1 a.m. Saturday (well, at that point, it’s Sunday, really), all at the Highdive on the same night as Grizzly Bear. If you can only go to one venue Saturday night, Highdive is the place you need to be. Three-day passes are still available and cost $100. If you only want to see a few bands in the line-up, tickets for each individual show are still available as well.
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Adam Arcuragi performs at Mike N Molly's. Photo by Zach Dalzell.
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SEPTEMBER 6 - 12, 2012
INTRODUCTION TO ARGENTINE TANGO 5-week CLASSES & PRACTICE | No partner or experience needed
Course A: Thursdays Sept 6 – Oct 4 7–8:30 PM Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W Stoughton, Urbana Course B: Tuesdays Sept 11 – Oct 9 7–8:30 PM McKinley Foundation, 809 S Fifth Street, Champaign Course A & B have different syllabus Cost: $40, Students $30 – for one or both courses Info / Register: Tango.Society@gmail.com
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THIS WEEK KR ANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
TH SEP 6
Krannert Uncorked with musicians TBA
SA SEP 8
Opening Night Party
WE SEP 12
Sage-ing Gracefully: Spirit-Mind-Body Connections // Marquee
TH SEP 13
The Tao of Bach: A Musical Tai Ji Dance Offering
THESE SpONSOrS MAKE gOOD STuFF HAppEN:
Opening Night Party
The Tao of Bach: A Musical Tai Ji Dance Offering Anna Merritt Marlyn Rinehart Jane Hays and Dave Downey Alice and John Pfeffer Cecile and Allan Steinberg
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Corporate Power Train Team Engine
Marquee performances are supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council— a state agency which recognizes Krannert Center in its Partners in Excellence Program.
40 North and Krannert Center —working together to put Champaign County’s culture on the map.