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Death to the death penalty?

Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

Death to the death penalty?

My cousin was denied a loan from the bank; children are often denied dessert for not finishing their dinner; and some people are just plain “in denial.” What links these three examples? No matter the circumstance, this thing that is being denied to the person is not final and can be gained back.

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Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

Life after the ‘Donkey’ kicked its way into power

The Democrats picked up enough seats in the House and Senate last week to gain control of Congress for the first time in 12 years. This victory will certainly mark a change in domestic and foreign policies, potentially bringing higher taxes and terrorist rights in American courts, especially with a seemingly compliant President Bush.

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Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

Report: 13th Annual International Beer Festival

It was a weekend for the ages. Across Providence, people were preparing for one of the greatest events of the year. The anticipation was palpable and the excitement electrified the air. It was finally here: The 13th Annual International Beer Festival. I embarked on this cultural journey with a sizeable PC contingent, organized by the Board of Programers.

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Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

Strange But True

There is a growing trend in filmmaking that involves subtly dancing the line between genres, and Stranger Than Fiction is a prime example of this practice. Rather than awkwardly blending aspects of different types of films, this movie cleverly pulled together the humor of a romantic comedy and the emotionally gripping uncertainty of a drama.

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Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

Babel a towering achievement

I have no witty puns or jokes to make about Babel. It would not seem right to joke about such a truthful and sincere film-and certainly not about one as good as Babel. Entertainment Weekly quoted Babel’s director Alejandro Gonz

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Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

The art of amusing

When Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (excuse me while I gasp for breath) opened Nov. 3, it did so at No. 1 in the country, beating to death The Santa Clause 3 (Score one for Tim Allen mockery!) It grossed $26.

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Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

Oxfam questions why world hunger still exists

Phil Bloomer delivered an ultimatum this October, telling attendees at the World Food Summit that the time to act had come. “We’ve had 10 years of promises that global hunger will be halved, but the number of hungry people in the world continues to rise.

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Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

PC begins season with win

All great college basketball teams have an identity. For last year’s NCAA champion Florida, it was athleticism and the ability to run the fast break. For, say, the 2001 champion Duke team, it was defense and three-point shooting ability. The last successful Providence team-the 2003-04 Friars-was defined by its deadly 2-3 zone.

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Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

Friars bounced from NCAAs

It all matched up so perfectly, didn’t it? The Providence College Men’s Soccer Team was heading back to Hofstra to take on the same team they had stunned in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year.

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Uncategorized | Nov.17, 2006

Picks of the Week

Movie Do the Right Thing Directed by Spike Lee Music Tom Waits Rain Dogs UMG Recordings, Inc. Book Watchmen by Allan Moore

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