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Friday, March 12,2010

Isn't it woe-mantic?

Thinking about seeing "Remember Me"? Forget it

by James Sanford
“Remember Me” is a tearjerker that won’t make you cry. It will, however, make you groan and squirm and possibly snore as it painstakingly details the lackluster love story of a bitter rich-kid-turned-rebel and a sunny social-worker-to-be brought together by police brutality. That may sound a bit peculiar but, as Al Jolson once said, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet.
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Thursday, March 11,2010

Call her the cat's meow

Melissa 'Inky' Kim emerges victorious in Cocktail Wars

by Luke Allen Hackney
Kim appropriately named her winning concoction the “Hell Cat.” The rim was covered in blue raspberry sugar and Melissa "Inky" Kim of The Chrome Cat won the top prize in Cocktail Wars, a six-weeklong contest sponsored by Banzai Energy Drink and City Pulse.
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Thursday, March 11,2010

Who's that girl?

Instant fame. Instant friends. She's living a Twitter fanatic's dream — all thanks to Conan O'Brien

by Gabi Moore
At 2 p.m. on Friday, March 5, Sarah Killen, 19, of Fowlerville, was just a normal small-town girl.She was working online to get her diploma from Howell High School, on an old computer that didn’t work that well.She had been engaged to her boyfriend, John Slowik, Jr., for almost a year, and she was worried that they wouldn’t be able to pay for their impending wedding on Sept. 25.She was planning to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure event to raise money for breast cancer in August, and she was concerned about getting the $2,300 she needed to fundraise for that, too.
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Thursday, March 11,2010

Something fishy

Friday fish fries abound during the season of Lent

by James Sanford
Ifyou want to adhere to the meatless Fridays of Lent, but you don’t want tosettle for a salad or fast-food fish sandwich, there are plenty of otheroptions available. Numerous churches and organizations in the area are offeringFriday evening fish fries through April. 2 The p...
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Thursday, March 11,2010

Something fishy

Friday fish fries abound during the season of Lent

by James Sanford
If you want to adhere to the meatless Fridays of Lent, but you don’t want to settle for a salad or fast-food fish sandwich, there are plenty of other options available. Numerous churches and organizations in the area are offering Friday evening fish fries through April. 2 The prices are rather appetizing, too: less than $10 for all-you-can-eat fish, fries and other menu items.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Rainbows and monsters

Show spotlights artwork of autistic students

by Lawrence Cosentino
The show isn’t all rainbows. At Sunday’s reception, Ben Davis, a sophomore at Charlotte High School, stood proudly next to a display case of insectoid horrors made of ceramic, clay, wire and acrylic paint. Davis caught me looking into the blood-red mouth of a spidery thing with a lot of eyes.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Things that go plump in the night grime and punishment

by Amy Alkon
Because I give advice for the real world, I told this woman the truth: Male sexuality is highly visual, and male lust usually has a weight limit. At a certain point, “more of me to love” becomes “way too much of me to lust after.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Black and white and red-faced all over

Editor Gerald Boyd broke down barriers, until scandal ended his career

by Bill Castanier
Stone was recently on the Michigan State University campus as part of the School of Journalism’s centennial celebration and to promote Boyd’s book, “My Times In Black and White,” which has just been published.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

The eyes have it

Entertaining ’Watch’ looks at insecurities in post-9/11 world

by Paul Wozniak
After seeing “The Watch List” at Riverwalk Theatre, it is easy to tell playwright Eric Dawe is as big a fan of TV and film as he is of theater.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

’Alice’ gets a makeover

Director Tim Burton adds his own flavor to a visually stunning revamp

by Susan W. Woods
And what a trippy trip it is, in 3D no less. All the beloved characters from Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic books, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass,” populate to the film: The Mad Hatter, played by a gleeful Johnny...
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