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Arts & Entertainment

Editor's Picks

Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning I have a theory for how Conor Oberst writes songs.

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Spiking The Punch

In his newsboy cap and jeans, Spike Lee saunters onto the stage in a packed Zellerbach auditorium. He seems irritated that he has to engage an audience of eager and inquisitive fans and scholars.

by MAWUSE ZIEGBE

Editors' pick: Favorite V-day movie

Lisa Tauber (Guides): Valentine Starring the queen of shitty movies, Denise Richards, this movie is just so ridiculous that it's good.

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Editor's Picks

Kevin Lo: Joanna Newsom, The Milk-Eyed Mender Joanna Newsom begins her shows by approching the front of the stage, gazing out to the back of the crowd and then clapping in rhythm until the audience joins her.

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Kevin James, You Can't Dance

Hitch rises above a seemingly formulaic plot to ultimately become a funny and enjoyable film in the middle of Hollywood's dead season. Will Smith plays Alex Hitchens, dating superhero, sworn to protect men from their own bad habits, poor taste and insecurity.

by MATT KURUC

Vanilla ice rocks

Street worships any man with the balls to carry Gary Coleman around like a sack of potatoes and threaten to put him in a deep fryer.

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Jaa-rule

Certain films, like Prachya Pinkaew's Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, exist as nothing more than a platform to display a person's tremendous physical talents.

by JIM NEWELL

A Better than average chick flick

Though all the hopeless romantics out there hoping to meet and fall in love with a male escort might disagree, The Wedding Date is a disappointment.

by ROB COHEN

The Jamie Foxx Show

Best Picture: The Aviator Finding Neverland Million Dollar Baby Ray Sideways According to most experts, 2004 was a poor year for movies.

by JIM NEWELL

Editor's Picks

Kevin Lo Earlimart Treble & Tremble Few obituaries, tributes or theories about Elliott Smith will properly capture what he meant and continues to mean to his fans.

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Love Me, Mr. Darcy

Jane Austin started it. Helen Fielding's modernized it. Now, director Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham) has taken the novel Pride and Prejudice (as well as women's perpetual lust for Mr. Darcy) and injected some good ol' Bollywood in it.

by JANICE HAHN

Grammy predictions

Record of the year Will win: Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris -- "Yeah!" You might hate it, but it loves you. Should win: Ray Charles & Norah Jones -- "Here We Go Again" It's Ray.

by KEVIN LO

We're not singing

A Love Song for Bobby Long aims to be an off-kilter yet heartwarming tale, but mostly it just plants itself in the middle of Crazyville and refuses to leave.

by CAROLYN DAUCHER

Charlie, You So Crazay

Remember your quirky and obnoxious imaginary friend who liked to throw spaghetti and cut people's hair while they slept?

by SHAKIRAH SIMLEY

My power, my pleasure, my pain

Any good musician wakes up in the morning with this thought in his head: "Today, I'm going to write the greatest song in the world." This mantra is what drives anyone in the business. But, when Seal wakes up in the morning, he says, "Today, I'm going to write the greatest song in the world.

by JOHN CARROLL

From Petty Theft to Selling Toner, and All the Rocking In Between

The story of Tommy Stinson might just shape the way music-lovers handle telemarketers forever. The one-time Replacements bassist and current solo artist recently made some easy cash selling toner over the phone for a major telemarketing company.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Spring movies and such

As far as movies are concerned, the first few months of any year always suck. Since major studios tend to release their Oscar contenders in the summer and fall, all they can serve the hungry nerds now are mere table scraps.

by MAWUSE ZIEGBE

Editor's Picks

Kevin Lo Ambulance LTD "LP" The first time you play LP, skip track one. It's a wonderful track, but you won't realize it until later.

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BUT They Were so cute!

And you thought Bennifer was the break-up to end all break-ups. It may have been a week late, but Hollywood gave celebrity gossipers the best Christmas gift imaginable a couple of weeks ago.

by MAWUSE ZIEGBE

Hilary swank looks like a man...

Million Dollar Baby is the conventional movie that everyone's sure to like a lot, but not to love.

by ROB COHEN

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