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COMMUNITY Check in with Ipek Firat about which beauty tips to catch up on this week.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Read about the C4A faculty showcase on February 27, along with C4A’s cofounder and directors thoughts on the annual event.

FOOD & DRINK These 25 novelty kitchen gadgets are guaranteed to make cooking in your tiny apartment kitchen more efficient and fun.

MOVIES & TV Camron provides his commentary on the glitz and glamour of this year’s Oscar ceremony.

MUSIC In the latest installment in our series about video game music, Elani pays tribute to The Legend of Zelda.

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When I was an awkward and unhappy 7th grader, I joined the track team and started running. This became a hobby that stuck. Ten years as a runner has provided me with some of my most treasured memories: the discovery of our sleepy, pre-sunrise town, long rain runs and the perfect weight of soggy shoes, quiet moments of clarity and strength. Ten years as a female runner has ingrained within me a different sort of knowledge. I’ve learned that men driving past me might slow down, honk or make lewd comments, but I shouldn’t start to worry unless they stop their car. I’ve learned that this can happen regardless of my attire, the time of day or the neighborhood that I’m running in. Today when I run, I carry with me the understanding that at any time, a person who I pass on the street could feel entitled to comment on my body – and by doing this, they will neglect the fact that I am more than just a body. In these moments, an activity that I do for my health and enjoyment is taken out of my control; a space that I inhabit freely becomes threatened. Running –which is something I do to clear my mind - spurs humiliation, stress and fear. Other female runners can provide an example (or 20) of these aggressive experiences, and it would be difficult to find someone who doesn’t share the same visceral reaction upon feeling their personhood reduced to their appearance. Yet, I am lucky. I have the opportunity to fill a column with my reflections and though this won’t be read by many people, it will be seen by someone. Through the act of writing and publishing, I am able to reclaim the voice that is taken from me when a sleazy dude catcalls me while I am doing something that I love. I can talk about running on my own terms and I can talk about myself as a person, as more than just a body. This is a privilege that is not equally distributed. Often, people who are reduced to t heir body or otherwise marginalized are not given a chance to introduce themselves on their own terms - and that upsets me more than being whistled at ever could.


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all the hype for Quad Day, it comes to our attention as students on campus that there really is a club for everything and anything, ranging from extracurricular activities such as chess, athletics such as the bicycle club and academic societies such as the American Sign Language club. However, one academic major that has been underrepresented until currently is MACS, or Media and Cinema Studies. One sophomore has recently taken it upon herself to change this status quo by creating U of I’s first ever MACS RSO this year. The founder of the registered student organization is Reneeta Mack, who's armed with a plethora of ideas, passion for film and an apt surname. This penchant for names carries on in her explanation of the club name. “The name of the group is Illini Media and Cinema Studies," she said. "I decided to create it because as a MACS Cinema major, I noticed there weren’t many film-related opportunities within the college (of Media), and on top of that, it was very difficult to network, because even in MACS classes, you’d rarely find more than one MACS major in attendance.” When asked what her future goals with iMACS would be, Reneeta replied, “With this group, myself and a few other MACS majors wish to improve the experience of Media and Cinema studies majors at UIUC by providing opportunities geared toward an exploration of the production of film and television, as well as keeping students informed on film-related opportunities both affiliated and not affiliated with the university. Through a series of lectures, workshops and other events, we strive to cater to those interested in the cinema aspect of Media and Cinema Studies.”

While there have been film-related clubs in the past, including the still-present IFV club (Illini Film and Video) – of which Reneeta is also a participant – there has never before been an RSO as specifically catering to MACS students as iMACS. Recently, this past Monday, iMACS has hosted an event (Film Production to Exhibition) in Greg Hall, featuring Dora Valkanova and topics such as film production, how to get a film screening at your loal theater, problems with diversity in the film industry and why, etc. The event was open to all of campus. Reneeta hopes to encourage future film-talk events for iMACS in the future. “When deciding how to fix the issues of having almost no network with other students in the major and little opportunities to explore the production side of the major, I met with the head of the department, Professor Cheryl Cole, on what we could do to change them," Mack said. "She has been very good about helping this group achieve its goals. Connecting us with Professor Valkanova was just one of the many ways she’s contributed to the group’s success.” Lastly, when asked the role iMACS could play in the lives of MACS students and/or those interested in film, Reneeta said she believed that joining the group would not only connect them with others that have a similar interest in the film industry and film production, but also allow them to practice skills and explore interests that are production related. iMACS will be officially part of UIUC’s RSOs starting this fall semester. iMACS holds promise for those looking to transfer into MACS and want a headstart in their involvement with the major, are already in MACS or are simply looking to fulfill their hankering for passion in film.

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[co][lab] opened its doors in late 2013, nearly 30 entities have set up shop at one point or another in the building’s history. Ten businesses rent space there currently, including owner, Matt Cho, with the Cake Development Group, illustrator and CUDO member David Michael Moore and Anna Gutsch and Johann Rischau of Norden Design. For Cho, traditional ways to start a business may hinder entrepreneurs with high costs, long leases and expensive rent. “Co-working is a way of co-opting office space and lowering that cost of having a business address,â€? he explained. “One of the strengths of co-working is that you’re also involving yourself with a community of other people that are starting. There are collisions that happen, and sometimes that helps fuel creativity, or ideas or a different way of looking at things.â€? “I worked out of my basement before this,â€? Moore remembered. Now, people walk by his workspace regularly, where his wall serves as a colorful portfolio, covered in posters he designed for Pecha-Kucha Nights, single panel comics, colorful caricatures and sleek infographics. He said that moving his freelance work—which includes illustration, print, web design and animated video—to the [co][lab] has been a positive experience. “It helps to have an outside perspective, hearing from other people what your own business is like. There’s always something new going on here‌ If I was in my own space, there wouldn’t be that variety

around me. I think that’s inspiring.� “I think you’re starting to see a lot more co-working spaces, accelerators, incubators,� Cho said. The essence of the [co][lab] is its flexibility, and Cho hopes that people are willing to test out other types of projects in the space, including pop-up shops, temporary exhibits and art galleries.If you don’t go through this process of idea to execution to failure, and you don’t build a thick skin from that, then starting anything is really difficult,� Cho said. “If you have more opportunities to go through the process, basically, I think people become better starters.� When Cho first bought the building, the architect he’d hired was looking for something to do with the one next door. “Problem is, it had rotted after 20 years of neglect,� Cho said. When they started thinking about ways to renovate the space. “We didn’t want to add to the Death of Main Street after 5 p.m."After all, before Cho moved in a few years ago, only two buildings were occupied on Main Street. While the decision to build a bar out of shipping containers may have been “a stretch� for some at first, Cho says the alleyway is one of his favorite places in downtown Urbana. Initially featuring artwork from local street artist Langston Allston, the alley has since filled with a range of spray paint pieces and tags. As they approach a Mar. 17 opening, there’s been plenty of foot traffic from selfie-snappers and aspiring graffiti artists. Cho has a few plans he’s hoping to complete

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by the end of the year, but as for the future of the [co][lab]? “Unknown. I like to be pleasantly surprised,â€? he said. “I would like to start getting away from a lot of the food/drink stuff that I’ve been developing and more into offices or places to live, to complete the mixed use—the experience of both living and working, playing in a city.â€? To him, “Having three urban centers to choose from in a population of around 200,000 is really a valuable asset for this area‌ When I grew up here, it was U of I and then everything else. Having seen the city change so quickly within the last eight years that I’ve been here, it’s kind of surprising, but who knows? If anything changes, I hope that there’s tremendous job growth in this town, and the [co][lab] in a way is kind of fueling that early stage.â€? Gutsch and Rischau, both graduates from the University in industrial design, were the [co][lab]’s very first tenants. “We signed the lease six months before the space opened,â€? Rischau said. “We were introduced to Matt Cho by a really good friend of ours back in January or February 2013. We really believed in him right away,â€? Gutsch added. “I remember there was a time when, at night, there was no light on this street side here. There was only Siam Terrace and the music shop. It was crazy. Renting out this building and getting people here is already one big advantage. The other big advantage is that we can do pop-ups here,â€? Rischau said. “The last three years we had our annual holiday pop-up shop, where we design and sell our products‌ We kind of create our own

German holiday market here. That was a unique opportunity that we only saw in this space.â€? Norden’s designers highly support the experience of co-working. “Exchange is a lot; being social is a lot‌ You know you have more input here; you have all these different resources. Some of our now best friends are working here as well, and we’re really excited to have seen other businesses founded based on inspiration that has happened in this space,â€? Gutsch said. When asked about what the [co][lab]’s future might look like, Gutsch wasn’t sure. “The [co] [lab]’s future highly depends on its tenants, on the openness, the commitment to excellence and the involvement and community building of the tenants. If someone wants to be part, and someone wants to be shaping the [co][lab], then they should come and rent space here. Be part of the family,â€? she said. Both designers, originally from North Germany, said it was “never a question, reallyâ€? that they wanted to set up their business in Urbana. “If there’s something missing, or if people feel like oh, we need something specific, then they’re actually looking. Who can do that? How can I connect with, and who can make this really work—and hey, come on, that’s the best thing ever. If you realize you have a need, you make it work,â€? Gutsch said. Rischau started to laugh near the end of the interview and asked, “So, were we able to convince you to join the [co][lab]?â€?

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began to make a splash in the Champaign-Urbana area in 2015. The dessert shop started out with founder Kaya Tate selling her goods at local markets and has grown into its own bakery. We caught up with Tate to find out more about the business and their acclaimed desserts. Âťbuzz: When did you start Hopscotch catering? ÂťKaya: Hopscotch officially started last March 2015 with our health permit but really started on the first day of the farmers’ markets in May of 2015. I never really meant for it to be a catering business, but that’s kind of what it ended up being without a location. I did consider my market locations as my “homeâ€? location, but as you can imagine, they were always fluctuations.

buzz: How was your experience starting out in a farmers’ market? Kaya: I learned so much every time I went out to the market. When I think about the first items I sold and compared them to the items I had at my last market, they were pretty different. There were a lot of obstacles that I had to get around when selling at the markets, including but not limited to heat, packaging, timing and how easily the goods moved from kitchen to market. Chocolate melts in the heat, so chocolate was mostly out. Buttercream melts in the heat, so only small, self-contained cakes would work. Packaging is required by the health department for every item sold, so that means a lot of sealing hours with a lot of figuring out what could be easily packaged and

what couldn’t. I gained years worth of learning in just one market season. buzz: What inspired you to come to ChampaignUrbana? Kaya: My husband was born and raised here as he was a UIUC grad. We met in Boise, ID, where I had lived at the time. He accepted a position at NCSA at UIUC. We decided to take the dogs, pack up the U-Haul and I came to the midwest for the first time. I was immediately smitten with downtown Urbana. I just love how much potential it has. I also love all the work Matt Cho and other locals are doing to really reach its potential. I’m really inspired by so many friends here starting up and owning businesses; they are really carving out a little space for what is important to them.

I’m also constantly inspired by the willingness of locals to support small, family-owned business. Without customers like ours, this area wouldn’t be what it is. And it’s important to remember that, as a business and a shopper. buzz: What do you specialize in? What is a fan favorite? Kaya: Fan favorites change every season, but there has been a really strong following with our baby cakes, marshmallows and shortbread. We change the flavors out every week, so there’s always something new for our customers to try. It also allows us to always be flexing our pastry muscles. Starting Hopscotch was a way I could continue to make pastry but always be exploring and learning. I don’t know another place that has

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ever allowed me to be able to try new things on such a reoccurring basis. »buzz: How has the transition been from having a catering and custom order business to having a home base at Art Mart, where you will have a running supply? »Kaya: Well, it hasn’t officially begun, but planning for the transition has been really fun. Having a refrigerated pastry case really opens a TON of doors to the pastry world. It also means moving to a new kitchen and new venue, which I think will be really suiting to our customers. Plus, who doesn’t love Art Mart? It will be all too easy to shop for me! »buzz: When can customers start to pick up Hopscotch treats from Art Mart? »Kaya: As soon as we open! A lot of the things having to do with the final open date are out of our hands, but it will be very soon. If you follow along on our social media pages or our newsletter, we’ll be updating from there for final dates. We’ll have full cakes, slices and baby cakes - as well as special items only available at Art Mart, like mousses, pate a choux, different bars and cookies, grab-and-go items, as well as more of our confections like truffles, pate de fruit and marshmallows. »buzz: At your other locations such as Urbana’s Market at the Square or V Picasso, what can customers expect to find? »Kaya: We serve different types of things at different locations, custom to their needs and sales.

At V. Picasso we provide them with components and a menu for a structured plated dinner menu, which will be changing soon. We also provide the Art Theater with packaged sweets on a rotating menu. Hopscotch also just began supplying pies for Watson’s Shack & Rail, which we are really excited for. We have a few more projects on the horizon that we are really excited about. »buzz: When preparing goods for Art Mart, what has been the most difficult part of the process? »Kaya: I really want a cohesive case that represents Hopscotch as a brand. Sometimes it can feel like we’re all over the place, but I try to focus on visually appealing desserts with inspired combinations, and I hope that shines through. Beyond that, I want people to test their limits and try new flavors, textures and just tip toe their way out of their comfort zone. »buzz: Where do you get your inspiration from? »Kaya: Instagram. My whole feed is full of pastries, baby animals and people who inspire me. I draw a lot of inspiration from movies and classic pastries with a twist. Such inspirations include: Christina Tosi, Dominique Ansel, Iliana Regan (I’m obsessed with her), Chad Robertson and the ladies over at Niche and Brasserie in St. Louis. I love them. We have such a wealth of amazing people within a few hours from Urbana; it’s really hard notto draw inspiration from them and the area we all call home.

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musician and filmmaker John Isberg has long been involved in the local music scene - from his various bands to his work making local music videos. Now, he’s taking a trip back in time to chronicle the history of the local scene with his new documentary Where It Begins. Buzz sat down with Isberg recently to discuss how he got started making movies, his work on local music videos and the story behind the C-U music documentary. On how he got started with filmmaking “I was just always drawn to film. Even in middle school, my friends and I would stay at each others’ houses, making ninja movies. At one point, I was running around on the roof in spandex or something, being a superhero. I interned as a grip on this film called Consumed through Shatter Glass, and that was a blast. I went to film school but dropped out after a semester. I got through Intro to Cinema, and that was about i I said ‘screw it’ and finally bought a camera. First, I used a T3i and started taking a lot of photos and doing some mini videos on the side. Then I got the idea: ‘I’ll do a documentary, how hard could that be? I just need me and a camera.’ That in itself was opening up a giant can of worms. I met this guy locally through the Champaign-Urbana Paranormal Society. We met at this room upstairs in the Champaign Public Library. I had no real lights. It was just me, my camera and my tripod. We talk for about 45 minutes, and I get the impression that this guy is really kind and endearing. Then I find out the guy had a stroke a year back. I just fell in love with hearing him tell his story. That’s when I decided to do a documentary about him. With that, it was really just heartwarming to see a guy who had lost 10 percent of the use of the right side of his body keep chasing his passions. Every night, we would go to these old haunted buildings, and he would climb up and down steep stairways. That’s special to me, because both my grandparents had strokes, and it’s something I feel I have to get right.” On his work making local music videos “I started doing music videos with my friend Rebecca Rego. That kind of kicked the whole thing off. That’s when I decided to get a better camera. I saved up and splurged by buying a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. I started doing more and more music videos, which got me talking to a lot of people in bands, and that’s how I got the idea for a Champaign music documentary. I did one with Motes that I call my Apoca-

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lypse Now, because it was just insane. I had this idea to take my daughter’s toy rabbit and turn it into a marionette puppet. Shooting that video was just a lot of trial and error. The whole story meant a lot to me - the idea of a toy rabbit being separated from her, making its way back into my daughters life. You always try to somehow put yourself into all your stories. The other Motes video we did was really fun. It captured the idea of the first time you’re ever in a band. The scene where they unloaded their equipment really captured, to me, what it means to be in a band, and the work it takes behind the scenes. This is a theme that I really want to bring back into the Champaign music documentary. The ultimate love for music and the behind the scenes hard work that goes into it. Continuing to do these videos for other bands like Truck Parts and Kenna Mae has just opened my eyes to how many talented people live in the area.” On his C-U music documentary Where it Begins “I decided to do the music documentary when Seth Fein asked me to do some behind-thescenes stuff for the Pygmalion Festival. Seth and I continued to talk and agreed that we could do something much larger than just behind-thescenes. Originally we just wanted to cover Pygmalion from one year to the next, while tying in the story of the music scene. I thought that would be really cool, but I decided they should be two completely different documentaries. The documentary is chronological, starting with the year 1977 specifically through 2000. When you think about college radio, underground radio, underground bands and the whole punk theme, 1977 was really just the start of all that. You have bands like Television and Blondie that are huge and influential. At the same time in town, there were bands like the Screams that were mirroring that style and doing it just as well. One really cool dude was named Josh Gottheil. He was 14 years old and started booking and promoting shows. At 14 years old. Who does he book? The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Replacements. He creates this profound impact on the scene, because now you have an influx of really good music coming into the scene, which raises the bar for local bands. Unfortunately, Josh got cancer and passed away just at the age of 19, but he had such an influencing life on so many people in the scene. You look at these special people, and you think about the spaces that aren’t there any-

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more. That’s the thing about this film: it’s exploring those spaces that aren’t there anymore. By the 90s, everyone was expecting Champaign to become the next Seattle. From the pressure, this caused you to have bands coming forth such as Braid and American Football that didn’t even want to be on a label, but wanted to do it all by themselves, initiating DIY. You can really feel the emotion from [people involved in the music scene]. I was talking to Phil Strang about the last days of Record Service; it was easy to tell how emotional it was for him, and this is exactly what I want to try to

convey in the film. [The film is] named after a Blackouts song called “Where It Begins” on Living in Blue. I was in The Blackouts from 2001-2003 and really loved that band, had some of my favorite times playing in that band. I think the band, the song and the title really capture what the film is about. Thinking about The Vertebrats, Screams, Poster Children, Braid and labels like Polyvinyl, I just feel like this town is really where it begins for many people. Naming it after a band I loved being in definitely makes it personal for me.”


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not often you find a famous scientist working a few blocks from your apartment. But for those attending the University of Illinois, Tony Leggett is just a stroll away. Sir Anthony J. Leggett is a Nobel Prize winning physicist and professor at the University -- and yes, he was knighted in 2004 by Queen Elizabeth II for his work in pysics. By using quantum mechanics as a basis, he has pioneered low temperature physics, successfully explained superfluidity and superconductivity and helped shape our understanding of condensed matter physics. Some applications of his discoveries and theories include transferring power over large distances, helping measure particles on an atomic scale and helping create energy through thermoelectric generation. Leggett’s work is built on some of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics regarding the activities of very small particles. “I would say quantum mechanics is the language in some sense,” Leggett said. “It is the conceptual framework in which we nowadays try to understand things in the atomic end, with atoms and electrons and so forth.” This conceptual framework is what he used to buildhis theoretical models on low temperature physics. This simply examines both large and small physical phenomena at very low temperatures. Two types of phenomena that come from low temperature physics include superfluidity and superconductivity. Superfluidity happens if you take a substance like helium-3 in its superfluid state, put it in a circular container shaped like a bicycle tire and create a circulating current—the helium will circulate forever as long as it is kept at extremely low temperatures. Superconductivity is essentially the same phenomenon as the superfluidity, but involves electrons that circulate within metals forever—so long as you keep the temperature extremely low. He explained this with a thought experiment where two different groups of people are directed to run into a forest; a group of school children and a platoon of soldiers. When the children who are simply told to run in the forest do so, they go in but have to change direction to avoid the trees. Therefore, all the children eventually are running at random and colliding with each other. The platoon of soldiers on the other hand have been drilled ahead of time and instructed to continue moving forward in step— doing the same thing at the same time. Instead of changing direction when soldiers encounter

trees, they step out of their path briefly, but come back together and keep moving forward. The same goes for superfluidity and superconductivity. In both phenomena, electrons form pairs and align with one another. When the electrons travel, they may stray from their path, but they will come back together to continue traveling in the same direction. An application of these phenomena include the transmission of power over very large distances using superconducting cables which could increase the world’s power supply between around eight-to-10 percent. His work also has a lot to do with understanding condensed matter physics, which involves large numbers of atoms that are strongly interact close together. When you condense large numbers of atoms and cool them to a low temperature, many unexpected phenomena occur due to the interaction of these particles such as the quantum hall effect. When you take a pure substance of the right kind, cool it to low enough temperatures and apply strong magnetic fields to it, certain ranges of the magnetic field can be measured to extremely precise values; so precise that they can be used

to measure the fundamental constants of nature such as electrons, protons and neutrons. Another phenomena resulting from condensed matter physics are sophisticated forms of magnetism, such as those found in typological insulators. These insulators are materials that essentially create a cocoon that can contain energy on the inside but have a metal layer on the outside. They are typically a combination of materials made of slabs of cadmium telluride and mercury telluride. These materials may someday be used for thermoelectric generation, which gathers light and transforms it into energy; think solar panels. Unfortunately, you need lots of material to convert sunlight into usable energy. When provided with the financial backing and proper materials it needs, thermoelectric generation using typological insulators can be a more practical option for creating energy. Leggett said he was surprised he won the Nobel Prize in 2003 for his work on superfluidity that he completed at the University of Sussex back between June 1972 and 1973. “Superfluid helium-3, the system in which I did my research, is probably the most useless system ever discovered by mankind,” Leggett chuckled.

“It has no direct applications really or very few. But I think that indirectly it is actually very useful, because by trying to understand what was going on in that which is at first very mysterious in that system, we were able to develop a whole lot of theoretical ideas and so forth which were then able to apply to for example to several high temperature super-conductivity which is very different sort of practical application.” Leggett talked with such glee, yet with exact scientific knowledge that only someone with his experiences could possess. He imparted some crucial advice, reminding people everywhere to pursue what you love. “Whatever you do, you should follow your own curiosity. And in colloquial, in the language of colloquial British English, be bloody minded,” ” said Leggett. “That is, don’t listen too hard to the opinions of people around you when they say that the question you are interested in is sort of trivial or everyone knows the answer etcetera etcetera. I’d say if it’s something that really puzzles you then just beaver away until you’ve worked it out.”

Used with permission from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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“Sop, Just Sop”--time for one letter to go. Across 1 Not plugged in 4 Artist’s tribute 10 Bawl out 15 Water filter brand 16 Bedelia of kiddie lit 17 Ham preparer, perhaps 18 Before, to Keats 19 Instant coffee brand that’ll shock you awake? 21 Mark Twain’s real last name 23 Fender Stratocaster inventor’s zodiac sign, aptly 24 Mineral hardness scale 25 “Un momento, ___ favor” 26 Butcher’s cuts 28 Medal of Honor recipient 30 Notwithstanding 35 Lyft alternative 36 Gasoline additive 37 Dir. opposite NNW 40 Big golf competition using devices emitting electromagnetic waves? 43 CBS segment, for short? 44 Military shoulder pad

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45 Cosmetics company that sells door-to-door 46 Ties in (with) 47 Actress Catherine ___-Jones 48 Deli hanger 52 “The ___ Is Mightier” (“Celebrity Jeopardy” category on “SNL”) 53 Like marked-up textbooks 54 “Epic ___ Battles of History” 57 Onetime mall bookstore name 61 Play-by-play announcer show mixed with a police procedural? 64 “South Park” baby brother 65 “Tap” star Gregory 66 Time out 67 Bygone period 68 Start of a Caesarean trio 69 “Star Trek” captain’s order 70 Joined the table

Down 1 Crude oil cartel 2 Fold, as a flag 3 Uncensored media 4 Detractor 5 Country south of Iran 6 Pigsty, so to speak 7 Part of IPA 8 “The ___ From Ipanema” 9 Minimal effort 10 Acad. 11 New York politico Andrew 12 Hunter of Greek myth 13 Cafe con ___ (Spanish drink) 14 Attire 20 Grow fond of 22 “Where to Invade Next” director Michael 27 “___ Lugosi’s Dead” (Bauhaus song) 28 Ambient noises from appliances, e.g. 29 Place to do your bidding 30 Loses hope 31 “At Last” singer James and namesakes 32 Give a hoot

33 “The Alchemist” novelist ___ Coelho 34 “Lady ___” (Chris de Burgh hit) 37 Lava lamp’s heyday 38 Little brat 39 Fiery Italian landmark 41 Longtime NPR host Diane retiring in 2016 42 “___ tov!” 48 Tokyo rolls 49 Jellied tomato dish 50 “Bleeding Love” singer Lewis 51 Relevant, in legalese 52 Out of style 55 Need a backrub, say 56 Nuisance 57 B, as in bouzouki 58 Knock out 59 Southern stew ingredient 60 “That’s super!” 62 Mao ___-Tung 63 2012 AFTRA merger partner


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MOVIES & TV

MUSIC MOTES, DEAR TRACKS, CHARLES ROGERS, KRELBOYNE TWIN PEAKS, STRANGE FACES, TOMBLANDS Wednesday, March 9; doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Accord; $12; Ages 19+

2015 Pygmalion alums Twin Peaks return to C-U with Chicago’s Strange Faces and Chicago-based C-U band Tomblands.

Saturday, March 5; doors at 8:30 p.m.;Mike N Molly’s; $7; Ages 19+

COPPER BLUE, VIVIAN K., KNIFE HITS, WOUNDED KNEE

SECRET STUFF, THE FOXERY, KRELBOYNE, PRETEND I’M NOT THERE Wednesday, March 9; doors at 8 p.m., show at 8:30; Institute 4 Creativity; $5; All-Ages

CREED Friday, March 4; 7 p.m. Illini Union Pine Lounge; Free to students with I-Card

MET: MANON LESCAUT Saturday, March 5; 11:30 a.m.; Goodrich Savoy 16 + IMAX;

PICKPOCKET Monday, March 7; 7:30 p.m.; The Art Theater Co-op; $10

THE STING (1973)

Sunday, March 6; 7 p.m.; Institute 4 Creativity; $5; All-Ages

Tuesday, March 8; 7 p.m. The Virginia Theatre; $4

BACARO MARKET MONADAY Monday, March 7; 510 p.m.; bacaro; $50

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Wednesday, March 9; 5-8 p.m.; Red Herring Restaurant; $8 per plate.

Enjoy a healthy and wholesome vegan meal at the Red herring done Cajun style!

Disney’s animated flick follows a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop, who must learn to work together to uncover a conspiracy.

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Thursday, March 10; 5 p.m. Friday, March 11; 9-11 p.m. Krannert Center Stage 5; Big Grove Tavern Free.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL JR.

3:45 p.m.; Champaign Public Library; FREE

YOGA AT THE ART MUSEUM

CHAMPAIGNURBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Saturday, March 5; 7:30 p.m.; Krannert Center Tuesday, March 8; 12 p.m. for the Performing Arts; Krannert Art Museum; Free $5-40

DIY BACKYARD CHICKENS

Saturday, March 5; 3-4:30 p.m.; Urbana Free Library; FREE

Learn how to take care of and raise your own backyard chickens. Healthy snacks and discussions provided.

“I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE” Friday, March 11; 7:30 p.m. Parkland Theatre; $15

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COMMUNITY CONSIGNMENT AUCTION

Friday, March 4; 7 p.m. The Virginia Theatre; $12 adults, $10 children under 12

Saturday, March 5; 9 a.m. Gordyville USA; free

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ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS Friday, March 4; 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m.; Orpheum Children’s Science Museum; $5 general admission, $4 Seniors

Friday, March 4; 7:30 p.m.; Goodrich Savoy 16 + IMAX; $10

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FOOD & DRINK

RED HERRING VEGAN FUSION DINNER: CAJUN

ZOOTOPIA

BLUEGRASS HOOTENANNY Saturday, March 5; 6-10 p.m.; Homer Opera Theatre; $8

Enjoy a variety of renowned local bluegrass groups while enjoying refreshments and dancing

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Sunday, March 6; 3 p.m. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; $10 general admission, $7 seniors, $4 students

THE KICKBACK, INDIGO WILD, SINGLE PLAYER, LIME FOREST, KING OF THE COAST Saturday, March 5; 8 p.m.; Audible Meats (Urbana house venue); $5; All-Ages Message Facebook event admins for house address.


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