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Turn on your gaydar

Playing it Straight -- Fox's new reality series set on a dude ranch in Elko, Nevada -- premiered two weeks ago and asked the question: can a single cowgirl tell the difference between gay and straight cowboys?

by CLAYTON NEUMAN

They're here, they're queer

Street talked to Hal Sparks, Penn alum Robert Gant and Harris Allan, the stars of Showtime's provocative series Queer as Folk, at the TLA Video Store.

by MAWUSE ZIEGBE

The Singing Sopranos

The hit HBO series The Sopranos finally returns to TV with all new episodes this month. But after two years of anticipation, America's favorite crime family has become America's favorite soap opera.When the fourth season of The Sopranos ended on December 8, 2002, fans of the show were left with cliffhangers: Adriana (Drea De Matteo) was ratting on Christopher (Michael Imperioli) to the Feds, Paulie (Tony Sirico) was telling family secrets to Johnny Sack's (Vincent Curatola) New York family, people were beginning to wonder where Ralphie (Joe Pantoliano) was, and Carmella (Edie Falco) kicked Tony (James Gandolfini) out of the house. Fans patiently waited for the resolution of these plotlines, which usually takes The Sopranos no more than one or two episodes.

by CLAYTON NEUMAN

Burn the midnight oil

Every Sunday at midnight, a small, dedicated and "larger than you'd think" group of viewers -- primarily freshmen -- tune in to Midnight Live, UTV's longest running and most popular show.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

A little sex in all of us

My family got HBO for me two and a half years ago, because I wanted to watch Sex and the City. Back then, HBO was still considered uncool in New York.

by YONA SILVERMAN

Girls on girls

What's hotter than four single women trolling for men in Manhattan? Lesbians. Every Sunday, Showtime brings you The L Word, a voyeuristic look into the lives of a group of lesbian, bisexual and bicurious women looking for love in Los Angeles. Jenny, a straight and doe-eyed writer, is living with her perfect boyfriend Tim when the season begins.

by 34TH STREET

Rock the Vote

The person that thought to call Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Francis O'Connor) a pair of "iron jawed angels" deserves a cookie. Directed by Katja von Garnier for HBO Films, 1912 Philadelphia comes alive in the depiction of the struggles of two young suffrage activists who break down Congress' overwhelming opposition towards the women's movement.

by AMANDA JASSO

The real deal?

This is the true story of one girl, picked to live in a shitty dorm and write a review to find out what happens when you gather annoying typecasts and start being cliche.

by RACHEL SENTURIA

Late-Night Showdown

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11:00pm, Comedy Central The two-minute celebrity interviews are totally pointless, but otherwise Stewart and his correspondents put a very entertaining twist on the top news stories of the day. The Daily Show was the first to break the story on Habitat for Humanity's monopoly on the global poverty housing market, and it revealed West Virginia's plan to isolate itself from the rest of the country in order to preserve its good genes. Anyone who cares about the 2004 presidential election should be sure to watch "Indecision 2004" in order to make an informed voting decision.

by JOHN CARROLL

Comm-er-cials

The Super Bowl, the culmination of 20 glorious weeks of professional football, is right around the corner.

by CLAYTON NEUMAN

Goodbye, Girl

Patricia Heaton and Jeff Daniels star in TNT's The Goodbye Girl, a contemporary remake of Neil Simon's classic play (and subsequent 1977 film) about an unlucky-in-love divorc‚e and an aspiring actor who are forced to live together in a New York City apartment.

by LAUREN DZUBOW

Must See TV?

Friends, 8 p.m. Oh, how I'm going to miss Ugly Naked Guy and Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) "Smelly Cat." Many tears will be shed on Thursdays next year. It's all coming to an end.

by JOHN CARROLL

No Fossil Fools Here

Fossil Free Penn continues to lead student activism past setbacks

by EMILY CIESLAK

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