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The King of Horror celebrates birthday

Kathryn brostowitz

September 21, 2011

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On this day in 1947, The King of Horror was born. Stephen King, often fondly known by the aforementioned nickname, has become synonymous with all things terror. He has steadily produced multiple horror novels every year since ...

Emmys bring a mixed bag

Elana Katz Courier Staff

September 21, 2011

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With most of the major award shows airing in February and March, there is just one reserved for fall, and it's a special one: the Primetime Emmy's. The 63rd annual broadcast aired Sunday, September 18 and started as any other fil...

Without Sheen, ‘Men’ still brings the ratings

A.J.Swenson Courier Staff

September 21, 2011

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Two and a Half Men premiered Monday and was welcomed by great ratings, without the help of Charlie Sheen.The sitcom drew 27.8 million total viewers to its season nine premiere, which introduced Ashton Kutcher as Sheen's replacemen...

Battle of the best series

Corey Walker Courier Staff

September 14, 2011

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In the past decade, there have been two fantasy film franchises that have dominated the box-office and received critical acclaim.These franchises are "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings." Although it is safe to say that the "Lord...

TWLOHA seeks to spread awareness

Jaimee Buttgen Courier Staff

September 14, 2011

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Western's chapter of To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is kicking off its second semester with a strong start. With an average of 10 members at each meeting last spring, the group was overwhelmingly excited to see over 70 names on...

‘Persepolis’ director brings sincerity to animation

Sandra Sepaniak

September 14, 2011

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Oftentimes by today's standards, animated films are seen as either cutesy little flicks with doe-eyed princesses and talking chipmunks, or vulgar comedies where the plot is centered on drugs and violence. While I can't say th...

Movie quotes stuck in history

Kathryn Brostowitz

September 14, 2011

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One gift I've never possessed is the power to memorize movie quotes. We all have those weirdo friends who speak only in movie script, and everything they say is a line from a movie.Unfortunately, many of the most famous lines i...

Late Night Talk Shows provide a little for all

Elana Katz Courier Staff

September 14, 2011

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Guide to Late NightAs children, we tend to have a misconception of late night television that it is boring or for the elderly. This misconception may have even carried into young adulthood, but it is time to let go of this theor...

Album review: The Horrible Crowes

Pat Haynes

September 7, 2011

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There isn't much hope for rock music these days.The radio is plagued by the likes of Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Lil Wayne. However, there is a small collective of musicians who refuse to simply die away as the mainstream world o...

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