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Head to Pages for All Ages to experience the work of Artisans 10-Plus, a collection of local female artists joined by their passion for art. This day-long event is free.

Local favorites Headlights and World’s First Flying Machine take the stage at the Courtyard Cafe along with Gentleman Auction House at 8 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the general public.

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Don’t miss this award-winning documentary about the challenges faced by Sesame Street producers in adapting the show for other countries. The free screening begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Spurlock Museum.

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would have told be about this election four years ago, I would have laughed in your face. This election was more than a C-SPAN snoozefest; it was a pop culture extravaganza that drew in Americans with each twist and turn of the story. This year’s earth shattering voter turnout is both a surprise and completely expected. Obama’s enticing message of hope and change worked, and lured the American people off the couch and to the polls in record-breaking numbers to do their part to change the trajectory of a nation in shambles. Tuesday didn’t just show us how much faith we have in a future president, but how much faith we have in each other. I think that this is the start of a new era of politics in America. Parties will realign, people will

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1) Reese’s peanut butter cups: Suddenly I’m addicted to these little candies filled with peanut butter, love and happiness. 2) Really warm weather in November: Mixed with the beautiful fall landscape, nothing could make me happier. 3) David Sedaris: What other writer can consistently make you laugh out loud in a public place for more than a minute when you’re by yourself?

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E D I T O R ’ S N O T E by Stephanie Prather When I was three years old my family drove across America to Seattle, Wash. where my aunt and uncle lived. The entire trip I sat in the third row seat of our red Plymoth Voyager and, insisting that my parents play the cassette on repeat, belted out a thousand versions of Lee Greenwood’s tune about America, “God Bless the USA.” Tuesday night was the first time since then that I’ve felt like singing that song. Not just because Obama will be the next president, but because this election brought an entire nation of people out to the polls because they were excited and concerned about our collective future. If you

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hopefully become more politically active and the standards for candidates to win an election will be higher. The American people are more mediasavvy than ever, and Obama’s youth and seemingly effortless ability to capture the imagination of others exposed the desire of the American people to be inspired in ways that make sense to them. Now that this marathon election is over, I think we’re all ready for a bit of a break. Phew. I’m just glad I don’t have to follow-up on my promise to move to Canada if Obama lost. P.S. — buzz and the217.com both won Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Awards! Congratulations and thank you to our staff for all their hard work.

1) Untangling iPod headphones: No matter how neatly I put them away, there are always knots. I must be missing some trick. 2) Bikes on the Quad grass: There are bike paths for a reason, so please stop riding your bike on the nicely manicured grass. 3a) My hair: Ugh. 3b) Being unprepared: For class, for the winter, for the future.

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food & drink Hold the Meat The Red Herring teaches the art of vegan cooking to the community by Mahika Sood

ed Herring Restaurant has come up with a completely new idea for vegan cooking classes. Held at the restaurant every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m., the two-hour lesson on the art of vegan cooking is taught by Chad Knowles, the 19-year-old restaurant manager. The enthusiasm behind this class is the shared passion for cooking and feeding, which is exhibited by both Knowles and his partner Peter Conlin, president of the Campus Vegetarian Society. “As technology is advancing, we are losing the human touch in most aspects of life, especially cooking, and this class provides an opportunity to retain that touch,” said Knowles. Knowles said the cooking class, which is being offered for the first time this year, was a spontaneous idea implemented by Conlin. The motivation behind the idea was to teach the basic techniques of cooking and enjoy healthy meals, said Knowles. This class provides a basis for getting people on track to an alternative cooking style. The class is offered at a minimal price of $30 for 8 classes or $5 per class, said Ally Simmons,

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an employee at the Red Herring. “One important aspect of vegan cooking is not limiting yourself but rather adapting to the ingredients that you have available already,” said Simmons. People who attend this class are there to learn the “tricks and tips” of cooking like “how to thicken something without cream,” Knowles added. The class does not focus on any specific ethnicity of flavors but is a blend of different cuisines and their methods. Knowles said the class is a lively and entertaining endeavor, attempting to incorporate the worldly flavors depending on the recipe of the night. The recipes taught are usually well-known and quite popular such as butternut squash soup, chili, barbecue riblets or lasagna with vegan meatballs. Knowles mentioned that there is no financial reward but that he does it because he relishes when the students overcome their fear of cooking and progress from being afraid of hot oil to sautéeing with style. He said this is a cause worth fighting for, and vegan cooking should receive just as much focus as every other genre of food. The class, which is offered through the University YMCA, is taught in collaboration with other staff and students like Peter Conlin. Knowles said the restaurant in general is self-sustaining, and the class is customer-dependent. There are usually about 25 to 35 customers who attend the class, but more are encouraged to come. The cooking class is one of a kind, especially considering the limited resources, funds and space that Red Herring has to conduct these sessions. “The cooking class is an attempt to encourage individuality on a college campus and encourage people to better themselves by learning and applying ideas which help the growth of the community in general,” said Knowles. “The class teaches you everything that you need to know in the two-hour period,” said Conlin. “It definitely emphasizes hands-on experience.”

The class listens as instructor, Chad Knowles, explains how to season the butternut squash soup. Photos by Abby Toms

Blinded by the Bag Blind wine tasting helps people decipher between what they like and what they want to like. by Caleb Ganzer Paper bag-wrapped bottles of wine stand in stark contrast to the classy, dimly lit atmosphere of the Bacaro wine lounge on a chilly Sunday evening. In a room with Burgundy-red walls flanked by the glass skeletons of wines that I one day may be lucky enough to imbibe, I am greeted with a firm handshake and a glass of mystery wine. The only thing I am told is that the contents of my glass are composed of entirely Rhône varietals, grapes traditionally grown and made famous in the Rhône valley of France. The rest is up to my nose, palate and eyes to decipher.

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The event was a blind wine tasting with a few of my good enophilic friends. The only rules were to bring a wine made from the types of grapes from the Rhône valley in France or an international interpretation of the same set of grapes. Events like this come to serve several purposes. First, one has the ability to taste classic, terroir-driven Rhône wines pit side-by-side with the same grapes grown in different climates. It’s amazing what northwestern American coastal terroir can do with the Syrah grape. Second, it does not matter if the bottles in the bag have a cost of $20 or $150; they are tasted and judged independently and free

from outside influences and preconceived notions. Needless to say, we had a lot of upsets that evening. Lastly, one has the ability to taste wine for wine’s sake, to appreciate and enjoy a product so lovingly looked after from vine to glass in the company of others eager to do the same. As we finished our water glasses in hopes for a promising, sober morning, we could all agree on one thing — blind wine tasting is the way to go. To truly learn what your palate likes, and not what your brain wants your palate to like, there is no better occasion than a blind tasting among good friends and great food.

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A Place to Call Home Thirty five years in the making by Elizabeth Lardizabal

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or more than 35 years, the Asian American Cultural Center was nothing more than an idea. These days, for faculty and staff, it has become nothing short of a long-awaited reality. Despite being the youngest cultural house on campus, the Asian American Cultural Center, located at 1210 W. Nevada St., has become a mainstay for the Asian American community. “Asian American students were making their desire for such a center known back in the early 1970s,” said David Chih, assistant dean of students and director of the Asian American Cultural Center. The AACC, which opened in September 2005, provides resources, programming and facilities for students and faculty on campus, said May Xiong, assistant director of the AACC and an alumna of the University. “We do service a lot of Asian American students,” Xiong said. “But it’s really [made] to help all students on this campus who come in and want to learn more about Asian American culture.”

In addition to student mentorship and advising, the AACC offers services through the University, said Xiong. These resources include the Career Center, Counseling Center, McKinley Health Center and Undergraduate Library. “We can direct [students] to the outreach services that are on this campus, helping them to navigate the University,” she said. “I think that’s one of our huge missions in many ways: to be here for the students in whatever needs or concerns that they have.” Along with resources and mentorship services, the center offers weekly programs, said Sehjong Hamjong, program coordinator for the AACC. On Tuesdays at noon, there’s Food for Thought, a lunch discussion that features free food and various speakers and presenters. “We don’t want to make it a lecture because students get that enough,” said Hamjong. “We want students and faculty who attend to participate and give their two cents.” On Wednesdays, there are evening events sponsored by both the AACC and student RSOs. Although a collaborative effort, the

students take the lead in planning the event, Hamjong said, providing them the opportunity to gain leadership skills. Upcoming Wednesday events include Anthony Brown’s Asian American Jazz Orchestra Exchange on Nov. 5, a sushi-making event on Nov. 12 and a dinner dialogue on mixed race identity, a collaborative effort with La Casa Cultural Latina, in the near future. “[We want to] help the students become culturally aware,” Xiong said. “No matter what you do in life, the world is getting bigger and bigger, and there are more people who won’t have the same kind of life experiences as you do.” She said she hopes the AACC will help students find a sense of community among their peers, teaching them how to work together on certain issues despite their disagreements on others. Throughout the years, said Chih, student leaders have articulated a case for how and why the AACC would be helpful and necessary to this campus. In the nation, he said, there are about 50 or 60 Asian American studies programs and 25 Asian American cultural centers. Only six campuses,

the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign included, have both. “It’s been a long road to get to the point when the campus said, ‘OK,’” Chih said, “and all along the way, we’ve had students and faculty and staff work together to try to conceptualize what this center could be for the campus.” Although the center is a vast improvement since the 1970s, the growing population of Asian American and Asian international students on campus has created a need for expansion in staff and space at the AACC, said Chih. “We’re averaging about 35 meetings and events each week,” he said. “Some nights, we might have eight meetings or programs going on in a single night.” Still, the Asian American Cultural Center continues to carry out its mission to serve both the students and the University at large. It gives students a place to voice their opinions and build a sense of community, Xiong said. “The AACC stands for the students,” she said. “It stands for the potential of what students can do in the world.”

It’s Easy Being Green ... ... with help from B. Lime by Amanda Cornish Every day, we as consumers are faced with a myriad of choices: Where was this product made? Is it safe for me? Is this product green? But what is green? Opening the second week in November is a store that hopes to help consumers answer this question. B. Lime will be located on 12 E. Washington St. in downtown Champaign. Today, many consumers fall prey to companies that partake in the PR scheme called green washing — a practice in which companies try to appear greener than they really are in order to increase sales in an increasingly environmentally savvy market. Of course, few people have time to research all of these “green” companies, much less travel from store-

to-store searching for these particular products. “I’ve done the research on the companies. When you walk into my store, you know you’re doing something good,” said Wendi Lindsay, owner of B. Lime. “Everything there is going to benefit you or the environment.” All of the products sold at B. Lime come from environmentally friendly companies, and most of the manufacturers use a combination of wind power and other alternative energy sources to reduce their environmental impact. Now, with the help of B. Lime, all of these products can be conveniently found in one location. B. Lime will feature green products such as graphic tees made from organic cotton and printed with

 



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chemical-free dyes, a solar iPod charger, chemical-free baby products and cosmetic products that use fruits and other natural ingredients instead of chemicals for coloration. Lindsay hopes to stress an understanding that going green doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing transformation. Although people often don’t have the resources to completely transform their consumption habits, every small effort to choose responsible companies and products makes a difference. “You should be proud of the little things,” she said. Eventually, Lindsay hopes to hold informational mini-classes in the store to help people become more educated about environmentally responsible consuming.

In addition to selling green products, the physical building is green as well. The modernly eclectic store features bamboo flooring as well as a green roof planted with indigenous Illinois prairie grasses. These not only help to offset prairie grasses displaced by development but can lower the inside temperature 10 to 15 degrees during the summer months. B. Lime will be open Saturday, Nov. 8 and will be open seven days a week from 11-3 on Sundays and Mondays, 10-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11-7 Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Check out B. Lime’s Web site at http://www.blimegreen. com for more information

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music Away with the Hathaways Siblings celebrate record release before trip to Peru by Amanda Shively

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ertainly, one of the most interesting stories in the CU music arena is that of (semi) newcomers Hathaways. Individually, the siblings have already established a successful past. In 2005, Kate Hathaway was the recipient of the Local Music Award for Best Female Artist, and James proved to be a practiced musician in his own right. They recently decided to combine their efforts to become the eloquent duo that is Hathaways. The Hathaways’ first rightful release as a group, entitled Hand Me Down, comes out Nov. 8. The EP consists of five tracks of haunting melodies and perfected harmonies that exemplify the powerful connection of family ties. Kate and James spend equal time on lead vocals, often seamlessly trading lines, as in middle track “Pusher” and the captivating opener “Experiment.” While it would be enough to speak of vocals alone, the Hathaways’ story is deeply engrained in their instrumentation — specifically, Kate’s love affair with the charango, the small stringed guitar spearheading the Hathaways’ two-month journey to Peru in January of next year. buzz was able to speak with the duo about their upcoming trip and find out just how one goes from the small Illinois town of Rossville to the mountains of Peru.

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A guitar player for years prior to her experience with the charango, University alumna Kate credits her interest in the instrument to a world music course and particularly her professor Tom Turino. “[Tom] knew I had experience with guitar, and he was the one who first placed the charango in my hands. I fell in love with the instrument immediately and ended up in a campus-based Andean music ensemble,” she explained. Continuing her exploration of the Peruvian version of the guitar, Kate traveled abroad to the highlands of Peru. Not only there as a hard-at-work ethnomusicology student, Kate also “did exactly what [my] parents told [me] not to do” and joined a band of Peruvian musicians along the way, traveling with near strangers to play music and study the culture of the area. This journey was only the beginning for Kate (and soon enough, James), as the two are returning to Peru to promote their new album, live among like-minded musicians and continue to learn as much as possible about exotic instrumentation. Arranged through Kate’s past experience in the country, as well as help from professor Turino’s musical connections, Kate and James spoke enthusiastically of their upcoming adventure. “Besides playing music and taking lessons [in Peru], we would love to translate our songs into Spanish,” they shared. Hathaways will travel through the capital city of Lima, as well as Kuzco and Aguas Calientes on their two-month trip before returning to the U.S. Be sure to catch Hathaways as they celebrate the release of their debut album, Hand Me Down, Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Iron Post in downtown Urbana. The duo will take the stage at 8 p.m. and will be followed by fellow marveled local musicians Big Grove Zydeco. As any celebration would and should entail, the show promises special guest appearances, limited-edition, hand-crafted CD sleeves and new T-shirt designs. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to wish Hathaways good luck before they head out of Illinois, and the U.S. for that matter, to Peru in January.

Return to Your Roots Despite canceled show, music lives on by Ashley Albrecht Not your typical American progressive rockers, Rusted Root brings ethnic flavor to the “jam band” canon. Ironically hailing from the white bread town of Pittsburgh, Pa., the band can be described as anything but Western — musical contemporaries Virginia Coalition, Phish and Widespread Panic seem culturally unaware in comparison. Lead vocalist/lyricist/guitarist Michael Glabicki even established a prerequisite for joining the band: proficiency in the techniques of African drumming. Not surprisingly, such intense musical immersion produces fruitful results, culminating in a sound experience both polyrhythmic and percussion-centric. An amalgamation of influences, including Latin American, African, Middle Eastern and Native American, Rusted Root’s multicultural funk attracts “Rootheads” from far and wide. Formed in 1990, Glabicki and crew broke into the national scene a mere four years later with their platinum-selling Polygram release of When I Woke (featuring the movie soundtrack hit “Send Me on My Way”). Rusted Root was scheduled to NOV 06 – NOV 12 08

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perform at CU’s own Canopy Club this Tuesday, Nov. 11, but the show was cancelled. You may not be able to see Rusted Root this go around, but when you do, you should know what to expect. Glabicki’s grounded, masculine vocals fuse well with female vocalist/guitarist/ percussionist Liz Berlin’s spooky, ethereal voice, providing the “yin” for Glabicki’s “yang.” Multiinstrumentalist to a T, expect the band to utilize a plethora of specialized instruments onstage, from

African bongos to Spanish mandolins. Indigenoussounding and authentic, Rusted Root will cause even the tamest audience member to stomp his or her feet in time with the tribal groove. Here are some songs to check out to introduce yourself to Rusted Root: 1. “Send Me on My Way” (When I Woke). When the mid-90s film Matilda became a box-office hit, the popularity of “Send Me on My Way” followed suit. Featured on the film’s soundtrack, Hollywood soon caught on to the magic of this upbeat crowd pleaser, including the piece in multiple movies to come. 2. “Martyr” (When I Woke). Multilayered and highly energetic, this maraca-shaking Latin beat stands out from the rest of When I Woke as most musically compelling and lyrically satiating. 3. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rusted Root). A Rolling Stones cover turned “jam” piece, Rusted Root successfully infuses Marley-like groove into this traditional rock-and-roll favorite.

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Talking the Talk or Walking the Walk? The music of Girl Talk assessed by Tommy Trafton and Amanda Shively Establishing an overwhelming popularity in CU, Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk returned yesterday at Canopy for a night that promised to beat the rave and fever of September’s Dan Deacon and Hood Internet shows. With the night sold out months before the date, Gillis’ success and influence in the music world is obvious. But can you really consider Girl Talk’s music Gillis’ own? And if not, what has he really done for us and for the culture that his glitch pop thrives in? Let’s take a look at both sides of the argument:

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Gillis is tearing apart and mashing up some of today’s most glossy, overGillis may pretend to be an activist against the pretentiousness of the music played, overproduced hits, making fun of how much of a product these industry, but really he’s just taking all of the most accessible and head-bobsongs really are. Feed the Animals shows just how absurd it is that the hooks VS. bing clips of Billboard’s Top 40 and stuffing them into a jam-packed, three minute hit collage. Not only is he just relying on the formula that all other and choruses of Britney Spears or Beyonce can work against the beats of Radiohead or Jay-Z. The art of songwriting is bullshit and the homogenous radio-friendly music has followed, but he’s taking a shortcut by ripping off of nature of popular music is a joke. everything that has already proven to bob the heads of the masses.

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There’s much to be said for making art of what is debatably not, and Gillis Remember those terrible MTV Spring Break specials where a slew of is certainly the champion of that. Sampling hundreds of songs, the irony of half-naked college students would gather around a nameless DJ and mindhis work is not lost on fans of Girl Talk who know that behind every terrible VS. lessly lose themselves in the latest radio hits? It’s kind of like that. Gillis’ lyric is the beat that was meant to accompany something greater. Gillis’ mashes are often compiled of songs that your average hip college student mastery is in convincing the average music fan that their tastes really are wouldn’t dream of admitting to know or even enjoy, but every underground more diverse then they every dreamed they could be. publication has built Girl Talk into the trend-hoppers dream.

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Like Radiohead’s In Rainbows, Gillis released Feed the Animals onOf course you wouldn’t find Girl Talk in Best Buy. With countless unliline, letting us pick the price we pay for the album. Music isn’t a mass censed sources making up each track, the New York Times Magazine said produced commodity and Gillis has enough faith in our culture’s VS. it best when describing his music as “a lawsuit waiting to happen.” Illegal appreciation of music to donate for more. Plus, we all know that Art is too appropriate a name for Farnsworth’s sampling label, and the record labels are blood suckers. pay-what-you-want method for Feed the Animals may be the perfect way for Girl Talk to dodge a bullet. Make sure to look for a review of the show on the217.com to hear what other people think of Gillis’ glitch pop mash-ups and whether or not Girl Talk deserves all the hype it gets.

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Radmaker’s continues to be great rock venue Here’s something you might not know about Marty Casey, the runnerup from the CBS show Rock Star: INXS — Marty attended and graduated from UIUC, and while he was here, he was a part of Star Course. Well, according to Wiki, at least. Who knows … I could have made that up and just put it on there. Casey, who had been a part of touring rock band the Lovehammers before his tenure on the show, is now the frontman of ’80s rock band L.A. Guns. He will play a one-off date this Friday at Radmaker’s in Tolono. Casey will play a solo acoustic show with CU band Caminos performing an acoustic set to open. Doors open at 8 p.m., and there is a $5 cover charge (no advance tickets). For more info, visit http://myspace.com/radmakers. Friday also offers great choices for those planning on staying in town. The Canopy Club is hosting sketch comedy group Fishing with Dynamite starting at 7 p.m. for $5 (with a DJ dance party to follow), while Cowboy Monkey will host two of CU’s biggest rock powerhouses, Terminus Victor and Scurvine — not a show for the faint of heart, that’s for sure (10:30 p.m., TBA cover). There’s also Mike ‘n Molly’s, where the Tractor Kings will anchor a show also featuring www.the217.com

the Great Crusades (featuring members of Suede Chain) and Hyacinth House (9 p.m., TBA cover). The Iron Post on Saturday will be the spot for the CD release show for the new Hathaways release, Hand Me Down, which was recorded by Adam Schmitt. The brother/sister duo of Kate and James Hathaway is set to play first (at 8 p.m.), followed by Big Grove Zydeco at 9:30. On Sunday, there is a very special event set to take place at the Canopy Club. Mark Cornell, trumpet player for the Tons of Fun Band, and his friends have organized a show set to help raise awareness about bone marrow donation. The show will feature an area where attendees can get a quick cheek swab to see if they might be a match for someone in need. All of this is close to the heart of Cornell, who has long been a player in bands around CU and who is currently battling cancer. His bandmates and friends came together to help organize the event, which kicks off at 4 p.m. with a set from the Tons of Fun Band (the highenergy R&B/soul cover band recently seen opening for REO Speedwagon at the Assembly Hall), followed by Doxy (5:15). Another project involving Cornell, Dr. Wu’s Rock & Soul Revue, will play at 6:30 ahead of Weapons of Mass DisFunktion (laying down some funk and jazz fusion covers and originals) at 7:45. Connor Grant (seemingly the same Connor Grant from Chicago bands Pangea and Treologic)

is slotted for 9 p.m., and Stone Creek will wrap up the show starting at 10:15. This show is completely free with the hope that many of you will attend and take a quick swabbing. The program is in need of all types but is especially in need of non-Caucasian and mixed-race donors. Please take a minute to check out the information area at the show. Stick around after the show, as well, as the Canopy Club will offer a free showing of The 40-Year-Old Virgin as part of the club’s weekly movie series. I:Scintilla, the very popular female-fronted industrial band formerly based in CU (now in Chicago), will make a tour stop at the Highdive on Tuesday as part of a package that includes headliner the Cruxshadows. The Cruxshadows hail from Florida and have been a touring force in the U.S. and Europe since the early ’90s, gaining a large fanbase in the Goth community with their dark new-age sound. They haven’t stopped in CU since 2002 and this time around are paired nicely with I:Scintilla, who match well musically. Opening the show is Toronto electropop trio Ayria. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets will be $10 at the door (grab them in advance for $8 at thehighdive.com and the other usual places). The evening will also feature music spun by DJ Evily. — Mike Ingram can be reached at forgottenwords@ gmail.com. NOV 06 – NOV 12 08


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at the Courtyard Cafe Sanda Weigl struts with Romainian swagger

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by Drake Baer From Bucharest to East Berlin to New York and now to Urbana, Sanda Weigl performs traditional — and not so traditional — song and cabaret with passionate intensity. The buzz corresponded with her through the magic of email; results below. buzz: If you were to describe gypsy music to someone who had never heard it, how would you? Weigl: It’s difficult for me to describe music. I’m much better in delivering it, (and that) means singing it. I’m not quite the academic type, but let me give it a try though: it’s a very beautiful music full of emotions (well, that’s actually the definition of music altogether I guess music is emotion!) full of drama and flash. The gypsy music is originally a highly rhythmic, improvised a capella music accompanied by hand percussion. As the Roma went from place to place, they learned the music of the people around them in order to make a living. Thus the music that they absorbed in one country would then be blended with the music of the next country giving it a unique and new feeling. The gypsy music tends to cross borders anyway and is a wild mix of Rom, rock, jazz and folk. buzz: How did you growing up in East Germany and Romania create who you are today? Weigl: Living in a communist system is a very different experience. On the one side you learn to fight for your rights and for your individuality; otherwise you’d become a zombie and on the other side you don’t have the problems of earning your living because a) you don’t get paid well anyway no matter what you’re doing and b) you can’t get anything for your money anyway — at the end of the day you don’t have a real feeling of that what money means in a life! But you do get a very good and free education, etc. buzz: Can you explain to me the importance of song and singing in your journey? NOV 06 – NOV 12 08

Weigl: The singing is for me the only real way of expressing myself and my needs and feelings and the best way to communicate with people! I guess that’s for every artist the same! buzz: Do you think of yourself as an ambassador of Romania and its music? Weigl: Maybe in a certain way I do — right now and within this tour maybe more than usual because there’s the Romanian Culture Institute in New York who made this tour possible! buzz: I heard on the NPR feature that you feel at home in New York. How so? Weigl: It’s very simple since i’ve been in NY now for 16 years, but also because the city welcomed me as a new citizen like no other place before! And simply because I love NY! buzz: This is your first major American tour. Where are you at in it? How has the reception been? Weigl: The reception was altogether terrific and warm and very enthusiastic! We’re now in the middle of the tour. buzz: You are known for your renditions of traditional songs yet you have been in rock and roll bands since your youth. Where do you find your home as an artist? Weigl: Gypsy music, gypsy jazz and sometime German cabaret. buzz: Do you think of yourself as a not only a singer, but a storyteller? Weigl: Yeah, both: singer/storyteller. buzz: And finally, what should my readers expect when they come to the show? Weigl: I would say to your readers they shouldn’t miss the show in any circumstances. They will really regret it enormously. The show will be the best they saw in a very long time. It is absolutely a unique combination of a Romanian gypsy music singer and an all japanese band with Shoko Nagai on piano, accordion; Kermit Driscoll on bass and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion!

The word is pronounced TAK-ACH, with a soft “A.” The Hungarian translates freely to “overlays” or “covers” — and it’s the name of a magical the string quartet. Their four members represent two of the original Hungarians, plus one American and one Brit. On November 19, their fifth appearance at the Krannert Center since 1989 will break new ground. Founded in 1975, at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest when all four were students, the group won an international competition in France by 1977. Of that original ensemble, Karoly Schranz and Andras Fejer remain. Of that original East European look, only those two artists remain as the quartet’s headquarters relocated to the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1983. But, amazingly, with three replacements over the next 38 years, the beauty and uniqueness of their sound remains. So, what makes this string quartet unique? First of all, they go different places with their music. They have performed with actor Philip Seymour Hoffman a musical work called “Everyman”, inspired by the Philip Roth novel. They have toured with poet Robert Pinsky, and performed with the Hungarian Folk ensemble Muzsikas a program where they explore the Hungarian folk roots of Bartok’s string quartets. It is this very program we will be treated to on November 19 in the Great Hall. Then there is that sound, that rich, polished, but intense string harmony. It is more than great playing; it is putting heart in the polish.

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The Takacs sound is a performance level of superlative play with a resonance of its own. Thirty-four recordings testify this legacy. Listen, but hear what others have said. It has won three major international competitions; its Beethoven middle quartets won a Grammy Award for Best chamber Music Recording. Its Bartok quartets won the Gramophone magazine’s Chamber Music Recording of the Year and the Japan Academy gave an identical award to their album the Beethoven early quartets. Yes, many string quartets have come our way, many good ones, but, one listen and you just may hear something with this ensemble you have not heard before. Gramophone magazine noted after listening to their recent recording Schubert chamber music, ”The Takacs have the ability to make you believe there is no other possible way this music should go, and the strength to overturn preconceptions that comes only with the greatest performers.”

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The end is not in sight For if we hold them here In overtime we fight And vict’ry will be clear This rotten kicking man Has tricked us with his feet Our men must quickly plan The clock soon chimes defeat What tragedy befalls us He’s caught the ball we threw I’ll meet you at the coach bus And drink until I spew Iowa is boring And Illinois is great If football you’re ignoring Barack’s still from our state come and get it


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roving that he can be just as successful making comedies for Generation Y as he was for Generation X, Kevin Smith teams up with comedy superstar Seth Rogen in Zack and Miri Make a Porno, the hilarious, raunchy but heartfelt tale of two best friends turned pornography costars. Strapped for cash and deep in debt, lifelong platonic friends and roommates Zack (Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) decide to produce what they believe will be a successful pornographic ďŹ lm. Much of the pre-release controversy surrounding the ďŹ lm is warranted as the sex in the movie leaves nothing to the imagination. Smith even went as far as casting professional pornographers for some of Zack and Miri’s most prominent roles. But Smith uses excessive vulgarity and smart, lewd dialogue to explore the dynamics of a platonic relationship turned sexual. In Zack and Miri’s case, it forces the two to confront the deep emotional connection between them. Although he once again nails his typical role as the down-to-earth, lovable slacker whom everyone is rooting for, Rogen is outshined by Craig Robinson, who delivers countless laughs nearly every time he appears on-screen. Much of the hilarity from the movie also comes from Smith

and Judd Apatow ďŹ lm regulars such as Jason Mewes (Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma), Gerry Bednob (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Justin Long (Waiting, Accepted). Also, Brandon Routh, Clark Kent in the most recent Superman movies, surprises with a very funny appearance of his own. However, Banks gives the best performance, capturing the soul of the movie and the

crowd’s attention. Her character is awkward but irresistibly charming and likeable, and her chemistry with Rogen is genuine. Zack and Miri is the funniest movie so far this year (despite slowing down toward the ďŹ lm’s more romantic end) and a When Harry Met Sallytype romantic comedy for today’s gratuitous, sex-obsessed culture.

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Mean Streets

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Is it possible for a love story to make us jump off a bridge? by Magdalena Wrona Three people waking up in one bed is enough to captivate the majority of any audience and induce thoughts of “what happens next?” The opening scene of Dans Paris opens with just that, only instead of what happens next, we are invited to see how those people got there. The story follows Paul, played by Romain Duris, during his depression due to the end of a serious relationship, and Jonathan (Louis Garrel) his wild younger brother whose sexual antics take him all over Paris. The two are brought together after Paul comes back to live in his father’s apartment, forcing Jonathan to sleep on the couch. One of the first scenes documents Paul’s and his ex-lover Anna’s, Joana Preiss, history. The relationship and breakup are shown though a series of chopped up arguments and fights that are displaced chronologically, making it rather hard to follow. Stylistically it seems almost careless and sloppy, yet in a way it is very fitting and rather appropriate for a reflection of a less than perfect ending to a relationship. Throughout most of the film the two brothers are apart; Paul languishing in the bedroom and unexpectedly rocking out to bad ‘80s music and Jonathan ranging through the city, skipping class

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and casually running into women who are more than willing to have their way with him. Their father also plays the rather comedic role of a father who desperately wants his children to be okay but is rather emotionally incompetent, offering chicken soup as a means of therapy. At the end of the movie the two brothers actually come together while being apart most of the film. In its essence the film seems to encompass family bonds and the trials of life. The brothers open up to each other and even some repressed family issues surface. The film itself is touching and has the ability to leave the audience with a bitter sweet lasting impression. One of the last scenes in the film is a rather random over-the-phone duet between Paul and Anna. It can be interpreted as an ambiguous representation of closure and a scene that may be one of the most powerful in the film. Filmed and edited in less than 3 months, the director was able to seamlessly move the story along while incorporating a lot of surprising and unconventional film elements such as actors addressing the audience and bursts of song, and in the end creating a successful and heartwarming film that depicts human emotions and their effects on others in a very realistic way.

Called a “jazzy riff of a movie” by the LA Times, Mean Streets (1973) signaled the arrival of Martin Scorsese as a major player among the 1970s “movie brat” generation, which included Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. The film also paved the way to fame for Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, both of whom acted in subsequent Scorsese projects. A low-budget feature with autobiographical elements, Mean Streets illustrates the alternately religious, sad, funny and gritty existence of mafia men in New York City’s Little Italy neighborhood. The protagonist is Charlie (Keitel), a devout Catholic who nonetheless finds the church’s traditional methods of repentance unsatisfying. Charlie’s first scene voiceover informs us that “You don’t make up for your sins in church; you do it in the streets.” To that end, Charlie finds himself babysitting his cousin Johnny Boy (De Niro), who prefers buying fancy suits to settling his debts. And despite Johnny’s irresponsibility, Charlie dutifully sticks up for Johnny every time — even when it means trouble for him.

The movie’s arty experimentation with style and raw effect make Mean Streets a must-see for anyone who loves Taxi Driver (1976) or Raging Bull (1980).

YouTube Pick of the Week Sophie Can Walk by Hallie Borden When Sophie McInnes was born in September 2006, doctors said she wouldn’t walk for at least a year. Sound normal to you? Well, her parents were outraged with this tragedy and decided to chronicle her battle with infancy until she was strong enough to walk on her own. After being told by every doctor in town that she would not be able to walk before 14 months, Sophie’s father started a charity to get her on her feet faster. The video shows him plastering fliers on

telephone polls and annoying pedestrians with donation requests, all the while exercising Sophie’s tiny legs and pushing her to stand on her own. The debut of Street Carnage films offers this hilarious mini mock-umentary, complete with dramatic U2 music and baby Sophie in an infant-sized wheelchair. Keep an eye out for more from this offbeat film company — they’re sure to blow up with more shorts like this. YouTube search “Sophie Can Walk.”

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Internationally Expressive

teaching the world to dance

by MaryPat Flanagan Photos by Anne-Marie Cheely There are thousands of languages spoken throughout the world. Even though there are several different countries performing in front of hundreds of audience members at Dance2XS International’s Urbanite, dance is the only language that matters. Dance2XS brings international talent to the University of Illinois campus at Canopy Club on Nov. 8 with one of their biggest events of the year, Urbanite. This fall’s performance is the second part of the group’s 10th anniversary show called “The Set. “

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Patrick Chen and Lee Daniel formed Dance2XS in the spring of 1998 at UIUC. The company has grown worldwide, but every year, Urbanite reunites all chapters in its hometown of Urbana-Champaign. “It’s such an honor that so many people from not just the country but around the world come to Champaign for this show,” said Katie Homer, a senior who has been dancing in the group for four years. Groups from anywhere from the United Kingdom to Taiwan dazzled audiences last year with different styles of hip-hop, and this year will feature Portugal. “It’s more of a cultural show than a dance show,” Homer said. “It is hip-hop, but there are so many different genres that you come to learn something about those cultures’ styles.” National extensions like Purdue University, Chicago and Caliente will join the stage too. Also in the lineup are professional companies like Non-Stop, Essence and Redefinition. “Getting to watch professional dancers on stage is such a great opportunity,” said Anna Yee, a junior dancer and secretary of the group. Being exposed to the various groups is not only fun for the dancers but it encourages the dancers to challenge themselves. “At Urbanite, everyone raises the bar,” Yee said. “It’s always something new, always something different, and it’s when we really push ourselves.”

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The atmosphere encourages audience members to join the celebration because the show is in a club setting. Dancers intermix with the audience, and it is common for members to be invited onstage. “The whole show is one big celebration of dance,” Homer said. “It’s a whole collective experience as opposed to audience and performers.” It is this unique, collaborative energy of the performers and the crowd that the dancers enjoy most. “Knowing that my student body is out there watching me is such a rush,” Dominique Malebranche, a sophomore member, said. Dancing with the people that she has worked with for the past four years and being able to see the changes of Urbanite has been a rewarding experience, Homer said. “It is such a high; I would rather do this than anything else.”

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concert

lectures

Anthony Brow’s Asian American Orchestra Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 7:30pm, $30, $25 seniors, $21 students The Morning Light Canopy Club, U, 8pm, $10 in advance Special guests Houston Calls and Brighten. Kyle Cease Comedy Show Courtyard Cafe - Illini Union, U, 9:30pm, $3 for students, $5 for non-students Global Transfer Afterglow: Yang Ying Band Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 10pm

Restorative Justice: What It Is, Why It Works and What It Can Mean For Us Spurlock Museum, U, 4pm ”High-Temperature Superconductivity: From Broken Symmetries to The Power Grid” Spurlock Museum, U, 7:30pm

food & drink

Ladies Night 2008 I-Hotel & Conference live music Center, C, 4pm, $5 Acoustic Pearls Featuring a fashion show, The Embassy Tavern & complimentary wine and Grill, U, 7:30pm cheese, product sampling Andy Moreillon demonstrations and more. Memphis on Main, C, Krannert Uncorked 9pm Krannert Center for the U of I Jazz Combo (CarPerforming Arts, U, 5pm rillo) / Trombone Combo Beverages may be tasted kids & families free of charge and will be Iron Post, U, 9pm The Morning Light Discovery Room available for purchase by Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $8 Savoy Recreational Center, the glass at a special disCasados Savoy, all day, $2/Residents counted price during the Cowboy Monkey, C, and Members, $3/NR tasting. No tickets required. 9:30pm, $5 Baby Time Zorbas Jazz Douglass Branch Library, FRI, NOV 7 Zorba’s, C, 9:30pm, $3 C, 10:30am live music Dirty South RevolutionarARTfusion karaoke ies @ The IMC Douglass Branch Library, Prairie Dogs/Tree Thump Urbana-Champaign Inde- Karaoke and DJ C, 4pm Iron Post, U, 5pm pendent Media Center, U, Tumble Inn Tavern, C, Preschool Tales Happy Hour and Live 10pm, $5 Urbana Free Library, U, 8:30pm Music Karaoke with Randy Miller 9:45pm Silvercreek, U, 5pm dj Bentley’s Pub, C, 9:30pm Caleb Cook miscellaneous Disco Thursdays Karaoke The Embassy Tavern & Fallon’s Ice House Tavern, Senator’s Bar & Grill, SaConcert Prep: Anthony Grill, U, 5:30pm C, 6pm voy, 10pm Browns Asian American Sanda Weigl/Gypsy In DJ Halfdead Orchestra A Tree stage Radmaker’s Rock & Roll Krannert Center for Lincoln Hall, U, 7pm Anon(ymous) Tavern, Tolono, 8pm the Performing Arts, U, Headlights, Gentleman Krannert Center for Free Swing Dance 6:15am Auction House, World’s the Performing Arts, U, McKinley Presbyterian Japan House Tours First Flying Machine 7:30pm, $15, $14 seniors Japan House, U, 1pm Church and Foundation, Courtyard Cafe - Illini and students, $9 UI and C, 9:30pm The Bike Project Open Union, U, 8pm, $3 UIUC youth DJ Bob Bass Shop Hours student/ $5 general Speech & Debate Soma Ultralounge, C, Urbana-Champaign InBarb Hamilton The Station Theatre, U, 10pm dependent Media Center, Huber’s West End Store, 8pm, $12 DJ Belly U, 6pm C, 8pm Boltini Lounge, C, Check out the tools and The Great Crusades/ art exhibit 10:30pm work stands you can use Hyacinth House/Tractor to fix your own bike and Kings “My Name is Art:” The dance music Life and Work of Art tour their massive collec- Mike ‘n’ Molly’s, C, 9pm, $5 Country DJ and Line Chantry tion of parts, spares and Impalas Dancing Lessons Parkland Art Gallery, C, 6pm used bikes. The Embassy Tavern & Radmaker’s Rock & Roll An artists’ reception will Egypt Coffee Hour Grill, U, 9pm Tavern, Tolono, 8pm feature a talk by the Seat- Cosmopolitan Club at the Generation II Friday Salsa Cafe tle-based graphic designer University of Illinois, C, Memphis on Main, C, 9pm Bar Guiliani, Art Chantry and music by 7:30pm Ian Procell, DJ ReFlex, C, 9pm local drummer and perCoffee, tea, and homemade D.O.M. cussionist Michael Power. ethnic desserts are served. Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm

The Show Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 10pm Terminus Victor,Scurvine Cowboy Monkey, C, 10:30pm Rocket Science with Dawna Nelson and Josh Quirk Bentley’s Pub, C, 10:30pm

dj DJ and Dancing Joe’s Brewery, C, 8:30pm, $5 Country Dancing at Bradley’s II Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5 DJ Delayney Radio Maria, C, 10pm DJ and Dancing Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 No cover before 11pm with student ID. DJ Tim Williams Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm, $5

dance music

Project 500 Comedy Show Foellinger Auditorium, U, 9pm

karaoke Karaoke Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 10pm Karaoke with DJ Hollywood Wendl’s, U, 9pm

stage Anon(ymous) Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 7:30pm, $15, $14 seniors and students, $9 UI and youth Speech & Debate The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $15 Champaign Central Drama: Zombie Prom Champaign Central High School, C, 7pm, $5 New Revels Players present The Picture of Dorian Gray Gregory Hall, U, 7:30pm, $5

Contra Dancing w/ Celticladda Phillips Recreation Center, festivals U, 8pm, $4-$8 49-Hour Film Competition concert English Building, U Traffic Jam: Candy Foster art exhibit and Shades of Blue Krannert Center for the “My Name is Art:” The Performing Arts, U, 5pm Life and Work of Art Sanda Weigl/Gypsy In Chantry A Tree Parkland Art Gallery, C Lincoln Hall, lectures U, 7pm Pacifica Quartet Frday Forum: Universal Krannert Center for Health Care Under the the Performing Arts, U, New Administration? the 7:30pm, $20, $17 seniors, View from the Grassroots $12 students University YMCA, C, Marty Casey Live Acous- 12pm tic Show World of Science Lecture Radmaker’s Rock & Roll William M. Staerkel PlanTavern, Tolono, 8pm etarium, C, 7pm, $1

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The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail CHANNING MURRAY FOUNDATION, NOV. 8-9

It’s hard to imagine what the world would be like if Henry David Thoreau hadn’t gotten himself locked up. His night in jail led to his famous essay “Civil Disobedience,” which inspired subsequent movers and shakers like Martin Luther King and Ghandi. See it unfold for yourself this weekend at the Channing Murray Foundation at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The play examines Thoreau’s brother’s death, individuality, anarchy and transcendentalism through the retelling of his prison stay. Tickets are $5. mind/body/spirit Hot Handed God of Cops The East Central Illinois Low Vision Fair Urbana Civic Center, U, 10am Come hear Dr. Jewel Lewis present “The Common Causes of Vision Loss and What’s Next?” and Tom Ridley present “The Illinois Assistive Technology Program”.

& Smartakus Memphis on Main, C, 9pm Green Street Records Showcase of Bands Mike ‘n’ Molly’s, C, 9pm Missing the Point Cowboy Monkey, C, 9:30pm, $7

miscellaneous

DJ and Dancing Joe’s Brewery, C, 8:30pm, $5 Kosmo at Soma Soma Ultralounge, C, 11pm DJ Mertz Boltini Lounge, C, 11pm DJ Tim Williams Highdive, C, 11pm, $5 (students free before 10:30pm)

Annual CU Spinners and Weavers Guild Show and Sale Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, C, 4pm Fishing With Dynamite (Sketch Comedy Troupe) Canopy Club, U, 7pm, $5

SAT, NOV 8 live music Desafinado Pages for All Ages, Savoy, 7pm Tim Kaiser and Paul Metzger Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 8pm, $5 Big Grove Zydeco Iron Post, U, 8pm Captain Eddy Huber’s West End Store, C, 8pm Caleb Cook The Embassy Tavern & Grill, U, 9pm Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm NOV 06 – NOV 12 08

dj

dance music Radio Salsa Radio Maria, C, 11pm, $3 Salsa, Merengue, Bachata music & dancing w/ DJ Bris.

concert Sinfonia da Camera: The Brandenburg Concertos Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 7:30pm, $33, $32 seniors, $12 students, $8 youth

karaoke Karaoke Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 10pm Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo’s, U, 10pm come and get it


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FriendShop Used Book Store Open live music Champaign Public Library, Emerald Rum C, 2:30pm Blind Pig Co., The, C, 6pm The Library Friends sell Charles Lane Jazz Combo used books for $1 or less, Iron Post, U, 7pm plus CDs, videos, and stage DVDs for $1.50, along concert Anon(ymous) with unique gift items. All Krannert Center for Concert Artists Guild sales benefit the library. the Performing Arts, U, Winner: Parker String miscellaneous 7:30pm, $15, $14 seniors Quartet and students, $9 UI and Krannert Center for the The Bike Project Open youth Performing Arts, U, 3pm, Shop Hours Speech & Debate $34, $29 seniors, $25 stu- Urbana-Champaign InThe Station Theatre, U, dents. $20 UI and youth dependent Media Center, 8pm, $15 Parkland College Singers U, 3pm Champaign Central Parkland College Theatre, Check out the tools and Drama: Zombie Prom C, 3pm work stands you can use Champaign Central High Marrow For Tomorrow to fix your own bike and School, C, 7pm, $5 Canopy Club, U, 4pm tour their massive collecNew Revels Players With special guests tion of parts, spares and present The Picture of Weapons of Mass Dysused bikes. Dorian Gray funktion, Dr. Wu & The Gregory Hall, U, 7:30pm, $5 Rock & Soul Revue, The MON, NOV 10 Irish Heartbeat Tons ‘O Fun Band, Stone live music Champaign Public Library, Creek and Doxi. C, 2pm Jazz Jam Hosted by MRS The Night Thoreau Spent movies Trio in Jail ALT Flix presents ArIron Post, U, 7pm Channing-Murray Founranged FingaLickin dation, U, 7pm, $5 Urbana Free Library, U, The Embassy Tavern & 2pm Grill, U, 8pm art exhibit This film centers on the Monday Night Miracle “My Name is Art:” The friendship between an with Zmick Life and Work of Art Orthodox Jewish woman Canopy Club, U, 9pm Chantry and a Muslim woman Urbanite: Fall 2008 Parkland Art Gallery, C who meet as first-year Canopy Club, U, 9pm teachers at a public fashion dj school in Brooklyn. Moda Exotica Nekromancy stage Illini Union, U, 7pm, $7 Chester Street, C, 9pm, advance, $9 at door Anon(ymous) $2 Latina/o fashion show. Krannert Center for the DJ Mingram Performing Arts, U, 3pm, Highdive, C, 10pm kids & families $15, $14 students and seart exhibit Discovery Room niors, $9 UI and youth Savoy Recreational CenReno 911!’s Carlos “My Name is Art:” The ter, Savoy, all day, $2/ Alazraqui and Cedric Life and Work of Art Residents and Members, Yarbrough’s Comedy Chantry $3/NR Sketch Parkland Art Gallery, C Garden Cleanup Foellinger Auditorium, U, Lake of the Woods Forest $18 students, $20 public lectures Preserve, Mahomet, 1pm Mission Democracy: art exhibit Spanish Storytime Mixed Messages in the Urbana Free Library, U, My Name is Art: The Life Middle East 2:30pm and Work of Art Chantry Levis Faculty Center/VisiSanta’s Secret Star Parkland Art Gallery, C tor’s Center, U, 4pm William M. Staerkel Planlectures etarium, C, 7pm, $4, $3 students/children/seniors Soldier, Sailor, and Student: Collecting World mind/body/ War II Stories from the spirit University of Illinois Spiritual Health Fair Early American Museum, Lincoln Square Mall, U, Mahomet, 2pm 10am Film Screening: The World According to Sesame Street Spurlock Museum, U, 1:30pm

Professor Sheila Carapico, Political Science and International Studies, University of Richmond.

kids & families Discovery Room Savoy Recreational Center, Savoy, all day, $2/ Residents and Members, $3/NR O Baby! Champaign Public Library, C, 9:45am, 10:3am

open mic Original Music Showcase Espresso Royale, U, 8pm Open Mic Night Memphis on Main, C, 8pm Open Mic Night Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

stage The Pajama Game Assembly Hall, C, 7:30pm, $32-$45

art exhibit

mind/body/ spirit

My Name is Art: The Life and Work of Art Chantry Parkland Art Gallery, C

Tarot Card Reading Carmon’s Restaurant, C, 5:30pm, $15

lectures

TUE, NOV 11 live music Central High Jazz Band Iron Post, U, 6pm Grass Roots Revival Pages for All Ages, Savoy, 7pm Acoustic Tuesday with Jeremy Harper Memphis on Main, C, 7:30pm Sureal Deal The Embassy Tavern & Grill, U, 8pm Jeff Kerr and Billy Galt The Embassy Tavern & Grill, U, 8pm The Piano Man Canopy Club, U, 9pm The Cruxshadows Highdive, C, 9pm, $10 Rusted Root, Pictures and Sound Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $20

dj “Dusty Music” — DJ Delayney Mike ‘n’ Molly’s, C, 10:15pm, $1

The World’s Longest Street: How Sesame Street is Working to Meet a Diversity of Children’s Needs Across the Globe Spurlock Museum, U, 7pm A lecture by Dr. Charlotte Cole. Exposure: Dance and Photography in Dialogue, or Emanation IPRH - Illinois Program for Research in Humanities, U, 7pm An exhibition by Robert Wood and George A. Miller. Virtual Tour of the Middle East Illini Union, U, 7pm

kids & families Discovery Room Savoy Recreational Center, Savoy, all day, $2/ Residents and Members, $3/NR Babies’ Lap Time Urbana Free Library, U, 10:30am

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Rainbow Coffeehouse Wesley-United Methodist Liquid Courage Karaoke Church & Wesley FoundaGeo’s, U, 9pm tion, U, 6:30pm Karaoke with Randy Miller The LGTBQA Caucus of Bentley’s Pub, C, 9:30pm the GEO offers the oppor-

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tunity to learn more about Liquid Courage Karaoke the LGTBQ representation Geovanti’s, C, 10pm in the Graduate Employopen mic ees’ Organization. Amateur Comedy Night mind/body/ Memphis on Main, C, spirit 8:30pm Tarot Card Readings Original material only. Carmon’s Restaurant, C, Open-Mic Night 5pm, $15 Radio Maria, C, 10:30pm Beginners’ Group Medistage tation Ananda Liina Yoga & Med- Speech & Debate itation Center, U, 6pm The Station Theatre, U, Learn and practice mantra 8pm, $12 chanting and meditation. Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa WED, NOV 12 Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 7pm, live music $18, $13 seniors and stuIn Your Ear Big Band/U of dents, $10 UI and youth I Jazz Vocals art exhibit Iron Post, U, 6pm Donnie Heitler “My Name is Art:” The Great Impasta, C, 6pm Life and Work of Art Traditional Irish Music Chantry Session Parkland Art Gallery, C Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm lectures Rocket Science At Senator’s Inn Pub Brown Bag Lectures Fall Senator’s Bar & Grill, Sa2008 voy, 8pm Foreign Languages BuildSunset Stallion w/ Jared ing, U, 12pm Bartman, Post Historic “Life and Work in Palesand TBA tine” presented by Rev. Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $5 John Setterlund Channing-Murray Foundj dation, U, 7:15pm Country Dancing at kids & families Bradley’s II Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5 Discovery Room DJ Bob Bass Savoy Recreational CenHighdive, C, 8pm, $3/$5 ter, Savoy, all day, $2/ after 10pm Residents and Members, DJ Bris $3/NR Cowboy Monkey, C, 8pm Around the World DJ LEGTWO Wednesdays Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm Spurlock Museum, U, Reggae Night @ Barfly 9:30am, $2 donation Barfly, C, 10pm Storyshop DJ Mingram Champaign Public Library, Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm C, 9:45am, 10:30am Storyshop at the Branch karaoke Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am Paul Faber Dragon Duct Work Karaoke Savoy Recreational CenThe Embassy Tavern & ter, Savoy, 5:30pm, $25 Grill, U, 9pm

for residents of Savoy; $32 for non-residents Prairie Breezes Mini Concerts for Kids Urbana Free Library, U, 6:30pm

miscellaneous The Bike Project Open Shop Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 6:30pm Check out the tools and work stands you can use to fix your own bike and tour their massive collection of parts, spares and used bikes. The Public Square at IPRH IPRH — Illinois Program for Research in Humanities, U, 4pm An informal open forum for the campus community to gather at the IPRH and talk about ideas, projects, interdisciplinary exchanges, and new possibilities that will enrich humanities scholarship and discourse at the U of I.

support groups Among Women: A Lebian and Bisexual Women’s Support Group Asian American Cultural Center, U, 5pm We are an informal support group made up of lesbian, bisexual, queer and questioning women students at UIUC; a place to meet other women who share your concerns and to form or broaden your social support network. Coming Out Support Group Illini Union, U, 7pm Safe place to listen, talk and learn about sexual identity and coming out issues.

The Obama-celebration continues on WPGU!

lgbt

miscellaneous The Bike Project Open Shop Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 3pm Check out the tools and work stands you can use to fix your own bike and tour their massive collection of parts, spares and used bikes. Annual CU Spinners and Weavers Guild Show and Sale Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, C, 10am Chris Cringle Craft Show Assembly Hall, C, 9am, $5 www.the217.com

Mpowerment Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resources, U, 5pm Mpowerment is a community group for young gay/bisexual men.

Surfabilly Freakout

PGU Power Hour

Das Rock!

The Warzone

Your weekly destination for jack-assery, tom foolery, damn fool boobery. Turn us in and we’ll freak you out.

60 minutes=60 songs. 1 minute each. When you hear a new song, you know what to do.

European voices and the best in live rock getting you ready for the bars.

The biggest party on the radio for all of your Thursday night needs. The jukebox of your afterhours.

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fundraisers UC Books to Prisoners work session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 1pm UC Books to Prisoners is an Urbana, IL based project providing books to Illinois inmates at no cost. Volunteer at the work session. NOV 06 – NOV 12 08


THIS WEEK

KR ANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

NOVEMBER DANCE: REIMAGINING THE PROSCENIUM Take a journey with Dance at Illinois for an explosion on and off the traditional stage— faculty artists Jan Erkert, Sara Hook, Jennifer Monson, Kirstie Simson, and John Toenjes will pry open new spaces in the nooks and crannies of Krannert Center for performers and audiences to revel in. Th-Sa Nov 13-15 at 6pm and 8pm

5pm

TH NOV 6

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS:

Krannert Uncorked: techMix Innovators Improv

Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra

// MARQUEE

6:15pm

Concert Prep: Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra // MARQUEE

7:30pm

Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra // MARQUEE

7:30pm

Anon(ymous) // DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

10pm

Global Transfer Afterglow: Yang Ying Band // MARQUEE

Anonymous

FR NOV 7

5pm

Traffic Jam: Candy Foster and Shades of Blue // MARQUEE

7:30pm

Pacifica Quartet // SCHOOL OF MUSIC

7:30pm

Anon(ymous) // DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE SA NOV 8

7:30pm

Sinfonia da Camera: The Brandenburg Concertos

This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, with additional contributions from Illinois Arts Council, General Mills Foundation, and Land O’Lakes Foundation.

// SINFONIA DA CAMERA

7:30pm

Anon(ymous) // DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

Global Transfer Afterglow: Yang Ying Band

SU NOV 9

3pm

Concert Artists Guild Winner: Parker String Quartet // MARQUEE

3pm

Anon(ymous) // DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

Traffic Jam: Candy Foster and Shades of Blue

TU NOV 11

7:30pm

7pm

UI Jazz Band II // SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Concert Artists Guild Winner: Parker String Quartet

WE NOV 12

Margaret Frampton

Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa // MARQUEE TH NOV 13

5pm

Krannert Uncorked // MARQUEE

6pm

November Dance: Reimagining the Proscenium // DANCE AT ILLINOIS

7:30pm

Roméo et Juliette // SCHOOL OF MUSIC OPERA PROGRAM

7:30pm

UI Jazz Band IV // SCHOOL OF MUSIC

8pm

November Dance: Reimagining the Proscenium // DANCE AT ILLINOIS

C A L L 3 3 3 . 6 2 8 0 s 1. 8 0 0 . K C P A T I X

Corporate Power Train Team Engine:

Marquee performances are supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council—a state agency that recognizes Krannert Center in its Partners in Excellence Program.

NOV 06 – NOV 12 08

40 North and Krannert Center—working together to put Champaign County’s culture on the map.

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Free Will Astrology ARIES

March 21-April 19

Uranus is on the opposite side of the sun from Saturn right now. To traditional astrologers, that’s a stressful aspect. It bespeaks a titanic clash between the forces of progress and the inertia of the past. But there are mitigating factors. The expansive planet Jupiter is trine to Saturn and sextile to Uranus, suggesting that unexpected grace may provide beauty and healing during these strenuous moments of truth. I predict that’s what will occur in your personal life, Aries. You’re well-situated to navigate smartly through the brouhaha. For best results, respect the old ways, but not so much that it slows down your exuberant quest for the most interesting possible future.

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

Every year my friend Jim travels to Cabos San Lucas in Baja California to participate in a deep-sea fishing competition. He says the best way to catch the big fish is with actual bait in the form of smaller fish. But marlins can be fooled into getting snagged with merely pretty lures -- colorful fabrications that look like food but are actually made of metal, wood, plastic, and rubber. Jim says that hammerhead sharks, on the other hand, will never bite the fake bait. They’re too smart, insisting on the real thing. I suggest you use this information as an allegory in the coming weeks, Taurus. You may find it to your advantage to get yourself “caught” by a metaphorical fisherperson, but only if he or she is offering you the authentic bait, not a simulation.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

When the air is pure and clean, a bee can smell a flower from 3,281 feet. The presence of pollution severely cripples the bee’s awareness of floral scents, however, reducing its range to 650 feet. Consider the possibility that this is a metaphor for what has been happening to you recently, Gemini. Have you suffered a reduction in your sensitivity to sources of nourishment? Are you oblivious to gifts and blessings that could be available to you if you only knew about them? According to my analysis of the astrological omens, this is quite possible. Luckily, you’re reading this horoscope, which will surely motivate you to overcome the problem.

CANCER

June 21-July 22

Dolphins love erotic play, according to the book Dolphin Chronicles. For almost a third of their waking life, they caress and touch each other. They’re ingenious about using their Frisbees, plastic boats, and rubber balls as sex toys. Gender isn’t much of an issue. There’s as much same-sex as opposite-sex cavorting. If you’d like to place yourself in alignment with cosmic rhythms, Cancerian, you will consider taking a page from the dolphin Kama Sutra in the coming days. Remember, the key for them is simply to play freely without any specific goal. Bliss comes as much from experimenting with creative intimacy as from driving toward orgasm.

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

One of my friends on Facebook describes her vocation as “Hammer of the Gods.” Her task in life, she says, is to be a tool that the divine powers wield as they nail together raw materials to make useful structures. While I don’t know if that’s also one of your long-range goals, Leo, I do know that it describes a role you’d thrive in during the coming weeks. So how about it? Are you ready to upgrade your game in order to be the best hammer of the gods you can possibly be?

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

I’m not necessarily suggesting that you read Al Franken’s book The Truth with Jokes). But I do recommend that you make that title your motto in the coming week. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, there will be no such thing as truth without jokes, at least for you. Every situation you need to know more about will, if you investigate it, reveal some amusing riddle. All the information that’ll be important for you to gather will lead you in the direction of laughter.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Some years back, I maxed out my credit cards to pay for recording my band’s CD. Soon afterwards, following a few financial setbacks, I was close to declaring bankruptcy. Luckily, my parents stepped in and bailed me out. www.the217.com

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Thanks, Mom and Dad!) Since then, I’ve rigorously kept my debts to a minimum. That policy has, on occasion, cramped my style, but it looks pretty wise in light of the current financial crunch. Please draw inspiration from my experience, Libra. Take inventory of any patterns in your own life that may be distorting your ability to get the money and resources you need. This is an excellent time to flush your old conditioning and imprint yourself with good, new habits.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

“Many times in my life,” says philosopher Eckhardt Tolle, “it has been my experience that the most powerful starting point for any endeavor is not the question ‘What do I want?’, but what does Life God, Consciousness) want from me? How do I serve the whole?” I offer that meditation to you, Scorpio, as you slip into the heart of the reinvent yourself phase of your cycle. It’s time to stage a grand reopening, launch a new relation)ship, or instigate a fresh batch of good trouble. As you whip up the initiatory energy, ask the Big Cosmic Thou where it would like you to go and what it would love you to do.

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth,” says Ishmael in Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick, “whenever it is damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses . . . it [is] high time to get to the sea as soon as I can.” Use this passage as an inspirational kickin-the-ass, Sagittarius. There’s no need for you to sink into the emotional abyss Ishmael describes. Fix yourself before you’re broken! Get to the sea immediately, and prevent the grey glumness from taking over. If there’s no ocean nearby, then try the next best things: Walk along a river or lake. Immerse yourself for long stretches in baths and saunas and heated pools. Cry and sweat and come abundantly. Listen to music that makes you feel like you’re floating.

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

This is the Week of the Upside-Down Rainbow. It’s a time when signs of good fortune are everywhere, but always with some odd twist or anomalous feature. Should you worry that the tweaks mean there’s some mischief at work? Does it suggest you will have to pay a price for the breakthroughs that are coming? I don’t think so. My interpretation of the upside-down rainbow or the fiveleaf clover or the torn $10 bill you find on the street) is that you will be asked to expand your capacities in order to take full advantage of the unusual blessings.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Should you go with the flow or should you try to wheedle, manipulate, and entice the flow to go with you? This is one of those rare times when I advocate the latter approach. The flow is currently in an indecisive state, when it could go one of several different ways. You have cosmic authorization to nudge it in the direction that looks to you like it will be the best for the most people.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

In the sci-fi film The Matrix, a small band of people have managed to escape from the collective hallucination that most of their fellow humans are stuck inside. Though life is hard staying free, there are some perks. They can, for instance, get downloads of data directly into their brains that allow them to quickly master complex tasks. In this way, the heroine, Trinity, learns to fly a helicopter in a few minutes. I call your attention to these fictional events, Pisces, because I think you’re close to pulling off real-life accomplishments that resemble them. First, you’re in an excellent position to slip away from certain illusions that enslave some of the people around you. Second, you have an enormous power to rapidly understand new information and acquire new skills.

Homework Tell me how this year’s election process and its results are changing your life. Go to FreeWillAstrology.com and click on “Email Rob.” NOV 06 – NOV 12 08


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D O I N ’ I T W E L L by Kim Rice & Ross Wantland

Straight Acting Attractions, fantasies and doing it Kim & Ross, Can you explore the context of sexuality and orientation in contrast with the things that cause and give people sexual pleasure (i.e. pornography that leans more to homosexual interactions but [a person] still feeling completely heterosexual in attractions)? It was something that came up in a conversation I was having after seeing the program [you two facilitated], and I wanted to see how you guys would address it. The column is a really great conversationalist piece; thanks for being brave. —G Dear G, Thanks for your question! Exploring fantasy and sexual orientation can be a difficult subject for a variety of reasons. For starters, we often like to hang onto the idea that sexual orientation fits into two (maybe three) categories: straight or gay/lesbian and sometimes bisexual. If we believe in this binary and we experience attractions outside of our self-defined sexual orientation, this may be difficult for us to grapple with or understand. In addition, homophobia (the fear of all things gay) and the way society treats certain sexual expressions can limit us all, whether in fantasy or real life.

Keeping Orientation Straight As we’ve discussed in previous columns, Fritz Klein — working off of Albert Kinsey’s research — developed a framework for thinking about sexual

orientation that broke it up into seven categories: sexual attraction, sexual fantasy, sexual behavior, emotional preference, social preference, lifestyle (heterosexual or homosexual) and selfidentification. Three of these categories focus on the sexual aspect of sexual orientation, but it’s easy to see how one’s sexual fantasies become just one small aspect of orientation. Although we may identify as straight, lesbian, bisexual or gay, that may not fully describe our sexual behaviors or fantasies. For example, a straight man might become aroused by gay porn. A lesbian may fantasize about men. A straight woman may find herself turned on by lesbian erotica. Because our sexual orientation is fluid, any one name probably doesn’t fully encompass our behaviors, attractions or fantasies. Because we live in a world that — as Homer Simpson says — “likes [our] beer cold ... and [our] homosexuals flaming,” there is a lot of pressure for individuals to identify with and stick to one sexual orientation label. This phenomenon, sometimes called “monosexism,” results in pressure to identify with one specific orientation rather than seeing it as something that is usually fluid and dynamic. Bisexual folks (and pansexuals and omnisexuals) challenge this rigid idea of sexual orientation by acknowledging attraction and feelings for multiple genders. Additionally, homophobia pressures many people to deny sexual attraction they feel for the

same sex whether or not that is how they may define their sexual orientation. In all, it becomes difficult to accept our sexual identities for what they are rather than as a result of the multiple pressures around us.

Fantasy Is As Fantasy Does The reason fantasies are, in fact, fantasies is because they aren’t real. Fantasies are where we can explore things that we haven’t done or aren’t doing currently. One of the reasons that we may enjoy fantasies is specifically because they wouldn’t happen or because we don’t actually want them to happen in real life. In fantasies, we are in control of the situation; we may place our own ideas, feelings and thoughts on them. Fantasies are a wonderful place to figure out what arouses us and then think about whether we would like these experiences in real life. Certainly fantasies have meaning, but sometimes

Sex 411: Enjoying Your Fantasy Allow yourself to think about what turns you on without shame Think about why that fantasy may feel sexy Think about why that fantasy may feel offlimits in real life

we shut down before we let ourselves think about that. When there is shame or stigma around sexual feelings, we may have trouble letting ourselves enjoy our fantasies and understand them. For some people, fantasy may be the first place where they begin to understand their own sexual identity and feelings. By opening ourselves up to our fantasies’ possible meanings, even if we would never want to enact them, we can learn what (and whom) we like, what arouses us and what we don’t want to try out in our real lives. This expands the way we can experience our sexuality, giving us variety, safety and increased spaces for pleasure and enjoyment!

Sexuality Changes Of course, we are not going to be the same people sexually when we’re 18 as we will be when we’re 80. Not only will our bodies change but who we are attracted to, why we’re attracted to them and what we may enjoy or fantasize about will all likely change as well. This isn’t simply due to maturing but it’s also because we are constantly growing and understanding ourselves in new ways. It’s part of the wonderful process of sexuality, and we should welcome it. Check us out next week as we swallow the little blue pill for women. Kim Rice and Ross Wantland are looking forward to your questions and comments. Send them to buzzdoinitwell@ yahoo.com, or go to their blog at http://www.doinitwell. blog.com .

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by Michael Coulter

Minding Your Mind Steps to increase your braininess They say people’s brains don’t work as well as they possibly could on Mondays. Oh see, I usually write this little column on Monday, so that may perhaps be a reason for the quality, or lack thereof, contained in my work. In all fairness, I’m not sure how much better my brain works the rest of the week either. As you get older, there’s just a lot more crap you have to put in there and attempt to remember, so it’s understandable if my intelligence, or once again, lack thereof, isn’t running at top efficiency every damned day of the week. Thinking is hard, especially when you’re expected to do it on a regular basis. There are supposedly ways to improve you brain function, but the problem is you still have to think while you’re doing these exercises. It seems like a lost cause, but I suppose it can never hurt to try to make an improvement. I know they have those little handheld video games now where you can answer questions and tweak your knowledge, but all that seems like a pain in the ass. It’s like an electronic flashcard and I never much liked the pressure of a regular flashcard, let alone one that’s able to talk back to me. Instead, I decided to go another (i.e. cheaper) way and fortunately found some tips that seem pretty easy. They still probably aren’t quite easy enough for me to actually do them, but still ... The first one is super easy. Eat almonds. Geez, I like eating, and I like almonds, so that couldn’t be any easier. Apparently, some people believe almonds improve memory. I can’t remember who those people are right at the moment, but cut me some slack. I haven’t started on the almonds yet. Another idea is pretty simple and similar. Drink apple juice. Research indicates that apple juice increases memory power. I don’t drink much apple juice, but I do drink that alcoholic cider fairly often, and it’s pretty good. I will skip the juice, keep the cider and hope for the best, I suppose. Another idea that is super easy is to get plenty of sleep. Holy crap, that’s awesome. Even a lazy person can do that. In fact, it’s tailor-made for a lazy person. I can absolutely verify that sleep is good for memory. I often remember things when I sleep. Sadly, most of the things I remember are scary clowns from my childhood, and they usually come to me in the form of a nightmare, but in a way, that’s still remembering ... even if it’s not particularly pleasant.

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It’s also a good idea to get rid of as much stress as possible. It’s good advice, but it’s easier said than done most of the time. I never feel like I’m stressed most of the time, and then eventually, I’ll actually relax and suddenly realize how tense I’ve been all damned day. The best way to nip this shit in the bud is to just calm the piss down. Try listening to music or exercising. I’m sure yoga also would be helpful, but the last time I tried that, I realized my body no longer bends in any recognizable way, so I didn’t get much out of it. Your mind also needs exercise. This apparently means more exercise than counting the number of commercials while watching television. They say you should play a game or start a hobby. I’m assuming the hobby shouldn’t be watching television. They say it’s also a good idea to try to learn a foreign language. I’m assuming this should involve something more than watching Spanish television. Eating a ton of sugar will also screw with your mind, so cut that out. See, this seems like a wonderful idea until I begin to think of all the things I like that have sugar in them. Then it seems pretty hard. If I could say, cut out broccoli and vinegar from my diet, it’d be a piece of cake. Wait, I think there was some sort of a pun back there, but I’m not sure my mind is working well enough yet to really understand it properly. Developing imagination can also give your mind a shaking up. Try to remember every detail about a certain event, and soon your brain will be clicking on all cylinders. Be careful, though. Don’t try to remember something stressful, or it could all backfire and wipe out the benefit of the imagining. Also, don’t remember eating sugar, not doing yoga, not drinking apple juice or eating almonds, not exercising or ... oh, something else. In the end, preserving your mind is probably a lot like guarding Michael Jordan. You can’t hope to control it, you can only contain it. Everyone’s brain begins to deteriorate somewhere down the line, and the only way to avoid this is to die young, which isn’t an especially pleasant option either. I think the best thing for our brain might simply just be to use it as much as possible. Like I said in the beginning, thinking is hard, but it really needs to be done. In fact, the only thing harder than thinking is not being able to do it anymore. The only good thing is when you can no longer think, you’ll have more than enough company along for the trip.

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