‘Dead’ balances horror with offbeat dark humor

April 7, 2004 Donna Green 0

Oh brother, where art the Coen Brothers, you ask? That question will be answered after viewing “The Ladykillers.” Filled with their typical shenanigans, the film is clearly a product of Joel and Ethan Coen (who are also responsible for “Raising Arizona,” “The Big Lebowski” and “Fargo”), and I would imagine that very few would have it any other way. […]

Boyd, Incubus please fans with new material

February 11, 2004 Kristen Broek 0

Incubus is a band that I cannot live without and their fifth release, “A Crow Left of the Murder,” does not change my opinion. Their unique sound once again shines through even with the addition of new bassist Ben Kenney, formerly of The Roots.

The new album is explorative, but all their albums seem to possess some quality of exploration. […]

Absence of vocals in ‘devil isn’t red’ is hella good

February 11, 2004 Bill Whitehead 0

I couldn’t tell you how many articles I’ve read over the last two years that predicted the White Stripes would be the next saviors of mainstream rock ‘n’ roll. It seems as though the same journalists who had once lured thousands of adolescent suburbanites into buying Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit records have now turned their attention to the greener pastures of garage-rock land, once they discovered Fred Durst was balding under that ridiculous Red Sox hat of his and Chester Bennington was about as bubble gum as Mandy Moore. […]

Crystal or Parkside — which diner is better?

February 4, 2004 John Kell 0

If you’re from New Jersey, chances are you have a diner. Anyone that heralds from this amazing state can give an answer to the famous question, “What’s your diner?” While in South Jersey, I live closest to the Starview Diner but prefer the Philly Diner.

College and high school students gather in diners across the state to catch up with friends, hang out over a cheap cup of coffee or to nurse a hangover. […]

Moore’s films get more ‘Coverage’ than her music

February 4, 2004 John Kell 0

In Mandy Moore’s newest album, “Coverage,” she leaves all the writing to the more capable hands of musicians such as Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Debbie Harry, Elton John and Carole King.

Mandy Moore has had medial success since her debut with “Candy” and has not been able to find her niche in the world of music. […]

In pursuit of life, ‘Liberty’ and hot guys

February 4, 2004 Hara Hawthorne 0

Mandy Moore stars in “Chasing Liberty” as 18-year-old Anna Foster, the daughter of the president of the United States.

The uber-sexy president, played by Mark Harmon, has Anna under surveillance 24/7 by his secret agents, including Morales (Annabelle Sciorra) and Weiss (Jeremy Piven). […]

Stories from the city — one new, one old

November 11, 2003 Dan Pieraccini 0

New York is home to rock legends and experimental upstarts. New York band Coheed and Cambria, new on the scene, has released a saga-CD while city flame The Strokes – last year’s headliner – just put out is sophomore release.

Coheed and Cambria

“In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3”

What’s a Coheed? Who’s Cambria? Coheed and Cambria (CO & CA) is a band whose musical complexities are surpassed only by the ambiguity of its message. […]

Wainwright’s new path

October 14, 2003 Diana Ling 0

Life after Sept. 11 was a period of self-realization for singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. “I’d hit that age where I was either gonna go down one path and self-destruct or go down the other path and survive,” the 30-year-old explained. “I had to really look at my life and figure out what sustains me. […]

So fresh — Outkast’s new release strikes gold twice

October 14, 2003 Catherine E. Galioto 0

Outkast just don’t make the same album twice. Instead, the genre-pushing hip hop act released two different albums at the same time.

The much-anticipated double album, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” gives the duo of Big Boi (Anton Patton) and Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) the forum to stand on their own respective feet, making this release a pseudo-solo album for members of a band that is still together. […]

First class drama comes to McCarter Theater

October 7, 2003 Dan Brady 0

“Anna in the Tropics,” a new play by Nilo Cruz that recently won the Pulitzer Prize, opened at the new Berlind Theater in Princeton.

Cruz’s play tells the story of a Cuban-American cigar factory in the early 20th century. Family, love, literature and betrayal collide in this beautifully lyric explosion of passion and sensitivity. […]

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