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‘W’ Warrants no response

By David Orlikoff

October 27, 2008

On Jan. 20, 2009-less than three months from now-President George W. Bush will exit the Oval Office. His term will have lasted eight years, though not since 2004 has he had more than a 50 percent approval rating. He is the least popular president in history, this much is clear. What is unclear is what director Oliver Stone is trying to accomplish with his latest film, W., about the incumbent president.The plot is a pieced-t...

Uncovering the myth of Count Dracula

By Meryl Fulinara

October 27, 2008

As children get ready for Halloween trickery by making costumes and dressing up as the legendary Count Dracula, one writer can explain the history behind the character in his new annotated book.Leslie Klinger, lawyer and editor, recently published The New Annotated Dracula, an annotated version of Bram Stoker's popular book Dracula, that was released Oct. 13.Klinger said his annotated version gives more cultural background info...

Happy doggone Halloween

By Adel Johnson

October 27, 2008

This year, some people have expanded their October fun beyond buying bags of candy for trick-or-treaters and are now including their pets in the celebration.Sutton Studios, along with Evanston's Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) and the Chicago Canine Rescue, will hold its first-ever "Howl-O-Ween" pet costume party on Oct. 28 at Sutton Studios, 3417 Church St., in Evanston, Ill.David Sutton, a pet photographer and own...

Spooky party planner

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 27, 2008

by Eli Kakberon and Kaitlyn McAvoy, Staff WritersTake a quick look around. It seems that on every other block, a new costume shop has opened up. Halloween is approaching, and people of all ages are starting to wonder what scary, sexy or just plain goofy costume to wear this year. What about finding somewhere to show off that costume and possibly get some cash for it instead of candy? Here are some Chicago bars hosting holiday c...

Halloween costumes get a little ‘dirty’

By Kristina Wells

October 27, 2008

"Rock out with your c--k out."That's the name of a Halloween costume featuring a pair of pants with a rooster coming out of the zipper.Year after year, costume trends come and go. This year, costumes deemed as being more provocative are the new Halloween fashion, so be prepared to see some pretty outrageous outfits while out and about this Halloween.Tim Dennis, an employee at Fantasy Costumes Headquarters, 4065 N. Milwauke...


Painter to filmmaker

October 20, 2008

Raised on working-class principles prevalent in Pittsburgh, Steven Summers spent his time drawing and painting in the Steel City, which boasts a history of artists like pop art prince Andy Warhol and ...

First in Cannes, now in Chicago


By Steven Schnarr

October 20, 2008

In the videos documenting his filmmaking, Brad Bischoff, a senior film major at Columbia, can transform from an overly-excited goof somersaulting through the streets to a dedicated director so obsessed...

Staff Playlist

By Kaylee King

October 20, 2008

1. "I Don't Care" by Fall Out Boy2. "Beware! Cougar!" by The Academy Is ...3. "Gives You Hell" by The All-American Rejects4. "Vanished" by Armor for Sleep-J. Lendman1. "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel2. "You Get Used to Somebody" by Tim McGraw3. "Wildflowers" by Tom Petty4. "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morisson-B. Reinhart1. "So Desperate" by The Mountain Goats2. "Whatever You Like" by T.I.3. "Waiting Room" by Fugazi4. "Bad Kids" by The Black Lips-M. Fulinara1. "Kids" by MGMT2. "Head like a Hole" by Nine Inch Nails3. "The Fire Song" by Company of Thieves4. "When the Crash Happened" by Tub Ring-J. Galliart


Poetry that soothes the soul

October 20, 2008

One Chicago writer is helping war veterans cope with the tension caused by trauma experienced during military duty.Kathleen Nesbitt, a certified Poetry Therapist, is offering a 16-week workshop that aids in helping veter...

Adding a few more letters to the diet

By Brett Marlow

October 20, 2008

Pizza. Ravioli. Peanut butter cup blizzards. Sounds good, right? Imagine not eating them for four years. That was me-until a month ago.When I was in my mid-teens, I decided that I had enough with meat and was going to stop eating it cold turkey, no pun intended. I remember walking into the kitchen and announcing my newfound lifestyle to my mother."Mom, I'm a vegetarian now," I said. "OK ... we should get some cookbooks," she rep...


Painting the town blue

October 20, 2008

Last year, a 22-year-old Traverse City, Mich., native went from performing classic Shakespeare plays at Navy Pier to covering himself in blue paint and pounding on pipes and paint-covered drums at the Br...


Teen movie beats the competition

October 20, 2008

Some might argue that the teen movie genre is beyond saving-that when marketing a film specifically for teens,  a dependency on the gratuitous and the cliche is inherent.Was Superbad a teen movie? Anyo...

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