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Tuesday, November 10, 2005
photo Women reveal selves in show

HBO's "Sex and the City" has been off the air since 2004, and we are no longer able to tune in to lives of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda on Sunday evenings. Yes, the DVDs are out there and TBS has been showing the edited reruns during the week, but it is just not the same. Girl bonding entertainment is lacking these days.

You might, however, be able to get your fix of female saga on stage. Students from the School of Theatre Arts are putting on "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," a play that reflects the lives and relationships of women. [Read article]

photo Tucson and campus calendar


'Gathering the Quiet' - Four UA senior Bachelor of Arts print makers display their work at the exhibit opening. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. The Kachina Lounge, third floor, Student Union Memorial Center

Ozlo - This UA alumnus thinks he's just so clever by naming his jazz-rock band after the capital of Norway, but he can't even spell it right! Fortunately he majored in music and not English. 9:30 p.m. $4. Plush. 340 E. Sixth St. [Read article]

photo Scatter shot

A collection of views, gripes and nonsense

Random review

Ahh, remember childhood? Disney has just released a couple must-have DVDs of "DuckTales" and "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers." I picked up "Rescue Rangers" and have got to say that - while not as enjoyable as in elementary school - the show is still pretty cool. There are 27 episodes on the three-disc set, and the one to watch out for is "The Case of the Cola Cult," in which the Rangers are called on to investigate a fishy cult of Coo-Coo Cola fans. The song all the furry creatures sing in unison while showering in orange and grape soda is worth $30 on its own. [Read article]

photo 'Jarhead' bores while waiting for war

Based on the memoirs of a Gulf War veteran, "Jarhead" is a film about how the old techniques of brainwashing Marine recruits affect troops in a new war fought without much groundwork.

If you teach a dog to attack, but that dog never gets to meet an enemy, what will happen?

This is the question posed and answered in "Jarhead." The movie begins with Tony "Swoff" Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) at boot camp, already regretting his decision to join the Marines. [Read article]

photo Hoffman compelling in 'Capote'

Philip Seymour Hoffman has played garnish characters for most of his career. From his portrayal of Lester Bangs in "Almost Famous" and Dean Trumbell in "Punch-Drunk Love" to Scotty in "Boogie Nights," Hoffman has given unforgettable performances. But no performance to date can even compare to the performance he gives as the title character in his new film, "Capote."

Truman Capote, a celebrity-status author who was at his prime in the '50s and '60s, wrote only a handful of books, including "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood." The film, directed by unknown director Bennett Miller, shows Capote's process for writing his novel "In Cold Blood," which is a nonfiction novel about the brutal murder of a family in small-town Kansas. [Read article]

A night of hip-hop feminism

What started off as a film exercise for a University of California, Los Angeles documentary class has propelled University of Minnesota graduate student Rachel Raimist into the national spotlight. The 58-minute documentary "Nobody Knows My Name," which focuses on the lives of women involved in hip-hop culture, has garnered national attention and will premiere at the UA on Monday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Harvill building, Room 150. In a phone interview, Raimist discussed her views on hip-hop, feminism and the challenges and tribulations of the vide-ho's life. [Read article]

photo Big Easy to benefit from Rialto collabo

You always allow a degree of eccentricity when talking to an artist, but when I was going to leave a voice message for Nick Luca, of the Tucson band the Nick Luca Trio, I wasn't expecting to hear an original piano composition.

Described by Luca as odd noodlings on a keyboard, it sounded like someone opened up a jewelry box with one of those slowly revolving ballerinas on the other end of the line. [Read article]

photo Indie plus rap equals Why?

Yoni Wolf of Why? seems like the punch line to a bad joke. What do you get when you cross a white, Midwestern kid with a rabbi for a father and with hip-hop and indie rock? Likely, no one could anticipate that the results would be Wolf and his indie-rap group Why?, and that seems to be part of the fun for Wolf. However, the joys of being indefinable have their downsides too.

Critics have a hard time with groups like Why? and its labelmates on Anticon Records (mostly white guys who rap, or at least sing quickly over a variety of tunes and sounds). However, on their most recent album, Elephant Eyelash, Why? sounds less like rap and more like The Microphones' lo-fi beauty and vocals clashing with The Unicorns' incisive lyrical games. [Read article]

photo Canadian Snakes' deadly charm again striking

It boggles the mind that Toronto's The Deadly Snakes haven't made the same splash many of their Canadian counterparts have. They've been at it longer than most of the current mainstays (Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene) enjoying major success in the U.S., yet somehow they continue to glide under the radar.

If 2003's Ode to Joy was the band's masterwork of garage-soul-gospel-blues-rock, then the recent Porcella is a minor - yet no less engaging - step backward. [Read article]

photo Dios (malos) a bundle of contradictions

Dios (malos) is many things. The band members are degenerate intellectuals. They play emotionally distraught and complicated pieces of art, but do it while kidding around about Michael Jackson and bad Cheetos. They are everything and nothing at once; in a word, they're musicians.

A popular music magazine recently wrote an article about the band titled "Everything you think you know about dios (malos), they think is wrong." That might be the most correct statement anybody can muster about the band, because a lot of words on a piece of paper can't do justice to describe their sound. [Read article]

Marching band, from ‘A’ to Zeppelin

If you know me, then you probably know that the reason I do most anything is just for the anecdote I’ll get at the end of it. This rationale could explain my latest endeavor in joining the Pride of Arizona marching band.

Band camp was the event that brought me into the fold. Lasting for a week in mid-August, it involved practicing in a heat that feels like someone’s sitting on your chest and licking your face. [Read article]

photo Camp Courageous to croon for Camp Wildcat

MTV may portray college students as only caring about how many drinks they had last Saturday and how to ace their exams without really studying. Fortunately for us so-called slackers, there are a lot of groups out there to debunk those over generalized statements and set the record straight.

Camp Wildcat, a student-run, nonprofit organization, plans three trips a semester for underprivileged children from around the region to go to camp. The group will take anywhere from 40 to 60 children for a weekend of fun to local sites including Mount Lemmon and Coronado National Forest. [Read article]

Bring out your antiques – here comes the Roadshow

Ever see that show on PBS where people freak out because they find out that some heirloom of theirs is actually worth thousands of dollars? Wouldn't it be sweet to be one of those people who finds out their ugly antique given to them by their grandma is actually a priceless piece of historical art? Owners of any antique or native Southwestern item who have wondered about its origin and/or worth will be excited about the Arizona State Museum's upcoming event, its very own version of "Antiques Roadshow," the Southwestern Art Dealers Roadshow. [Read article]

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