After two unsuccessful attempts to see “Alfie” in sold-out theaters, and many more failed tries at renting the original, I finally managed to see the film, which has been quite successful in its first weekend of release. Based on the original of the same name, “Alfie” is the story of a man who jumps from woman to woman, afraid to make any real connection with anyone. […]
Stir-Friday Night!, billed as Chicago’s Premiere Asian American sketch comedy troupe, is making a stop at the College in Brower Student Center room 202E on Nov. 12 as part of its current campus tour. The show consists of an hour of “best-of” sketches followed by 20 minutes of improv, starts at 8 p.m. and admission is free. […]
The proverbial coffeehouse – that smoky, intimate medium in which artists and intellectuals share and exchange their thoughts and creations, will exist in the Rat this Saturday when The College’s student arts festival,”The Goods,” will be held for the third time from 2 to 8 p. […]
With the influx of new mp3 players and download sites (paid, of course), it’s hard to imagine life without a soundtrack playing in the background.
For some people, it’s that new Britney Spears song with the hypnotic dance beat and raunchy lyrics. […]
There is something good cooking in the Deep South and it isn’t fried chicken – it’s Marc Broussard, a singer and songwriter extraordinaire who is finally finding success in the music world.
Broussard’s second CD, “Carencro,” released on Aug. 3, is a cross between pop, rock and soul, as it mixes these styles together to create a beautiful blend of rich melodies and lyrics for spending an evening with friends or a romantic evening with that special someone. […]
Who can save the world from peril? Super Baby? Samuel L. Jackson? I’m guessing “Coach” Craig T. Nelson wasn’t high on your guessing list as hero to humanity, but in the latest brilliant stroke by Pixar, “Mr. Incredible,” the man with the monotone, is our only hope. […]
Whiskey Tango Tavern is an emerging hot spot in Northeast Philadelphia.It shares many of the common characteristics of other bars in the area, such as great music and drink specials. Separating The Whiskey Tango from its competition, however, are its crowd, array of top musicians, large dance floors, multiple events and DJs. […]
Election 2004 is officially over, but a chance to poke fun at both candidates is always welcome even after the final decision has been made. To take advantage of this opportunity, look no further than jibjab.com, a Web site that features two cartoons that humiliate and mock both President George Bush and Sen. John Kerry but fully entertain the viewer. […]
Hurrah! Bridget is back! Helen Fielding, the author who received praise for her hilarious portrait of the British singleton looking for romance in all the wrong places, has blessed her readers with a second helping of Bridget Jones’s delightful daily trials and triumphs. […]
What should we expect from a memoir penned by Bob Dylan? What kind of self-portrait can we expect from a man who writes “What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing. Not a damn thing. The press? I figured you lie to it.”
What we get from this man, who has gone to such great lengths to remain something of an enigma, however, is the story of his life expressed with uncharacteristic frankness. […]
Perhaps we’ve all wondered, at one point or another, why it is that we are here. Is our entire existence part of some interrelated work? Are there no coincidences? Or, does everything stand on its own, isolated from some larger meaning?
In David O. Russell’s latest film, the existential comedy “I Heart Huckabees,” these are the questions that poet and environmentalist Albert Markovski tries to answer. […]
Disney classics – we all have them tucked away among the rows of VHS tapes in our movie collections. “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” – they’re staples of our childhood, ones that seemed so steadfast they would never change. […]
Ink, the College’s creative writing organization, welcomed back four recent graduates for a different kind of homecoming on Oct. 8. A small but intimate turnout of friends and strangers chose to forego their other appointments (including the second presidential debate) to enjoy the first Student Reading Series (SRS) event of the semester. […]
The life of a musician has always had a certain allure: many dream about the glamour and decadence of the rock-star lifestyle. Danny Britt, a 1995 College alumnus, was not immune to these feelings – he was drawn to the drums and started playing them at age 12. […]