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Arts & Entertainment

Here, Kitty Kitty!

Just as Phantom Planet might forever be known as "that band with the guy from Rushmore in it," Boomkat could see the same fate.

by KEVIN LO

30 Second Take

Edwin McCain has not stagnated since his fifteen minutes of pop fame, rolling out twelve reflective songs with a country twang.

by TAMMY MEISTE

First Degree Burns

At the opening night of the Philadelphia Film Festival, James Foley, director of the headliner Confidence, talked to the audience for a few minutes.

by JOHN CARROLL

They Say It's a Gateway Drug

Like its chemical namesake, the numbing and euphoric music of Morphine makes pain bearable, even pleasurable.

by FRANCEY HART

867-5AFI

The Berkeley, California-based quartet AFI crashes back onto the hardcore/punk scene with their Dreamworks debut Sing the Sorrow. AFI, which stands for A Fire Inside, imbued a goth-influenced murkiness into their trademark maelstrom and put a new spin on their melodic version of hardcore.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Spring Fling Preview

Slotted to open the Fling concert, OK Go will be the band playing in the background as overambitious freshman pass out on Franklin Field.

by 34TH STREET

Like a Virgin

While in Los Angeles, Norman Korpi, the first openly gay cast member of The Real World, and writer/director/star of The Wedding Video, found time to talk to Street about his feature debut. When did you get the idea to make this movie? I've always wanted to make a movie, and I had a couple of screenplays before this dealing with some of my experience on cable access, but when we got down to looking at money and budget, and people going, "What have you done before?" They're not going to give you a million bucks.

by JOHN CARROLL

Quick Flicks

The average geophysics college professor can save the world -- or at least that's what Director Jon Amiel would have you believe with his latest flick, The Core. Dr. Joshua Keys (Aaron Echkart) is the only person who has realized that the Earth's core has stopped rotating.

by 34TH STREET

We Cannes Do It

The 12th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival, presented by TLA Entertainment and the Philadelphia Film Society, will take place on April 3 - 16.

by JAMES BEAVER

No Silver Lining

Somebody needs to get Vic Chesnutt some Prozac. An accident while driving drunk as a teenager left him a paraplegic, and the pain and agony of his life infects every track on Silver Lake. The music and lyrics are downbeat, and if his voice were not so annoying, the CD could easily put anyone to sleep.

by TAMMY MEISTER

Quick Flicks

One day, four young boys walk through the forest and see three older boys bullying a small kid from "the retard academy." The four boys decide to help this unfortunate lad, warmly referred to as "Dudditz" (due to his own mispronunciation of Douglas). Little did they know that Dudditz was more special than the euphemism suggests.

by 34TH STREET

Beckhamania

The British Empire may not have had the cleanest record when one considers its history of racial oppression and mistreatment of its colonial subjects, but films like Gurinder Chadha's Bend it Like Beckham suggest that there might just be a bright, new, heterogeneous future in store for the original Isle of WASP that comes with its own set of cultural obstacles.

by NICHOLAS SANDERS

1-800-Farrell

I was in shock when I first heard the news of a thriller set entirely around a Times Square phone booth, potentially starring Jim Carrey.

by EUGENE NOVIKOV

Just Shoot Me

Assassination Tango should be good.ÿ Under the deft hand of Robert Duvall -- who directs, produces and stars in the film -- this labor of love should be a masterpiece.ÿThe film, however, falls short of these expectations.ÿThe ingredients are there, but they end up producing a lot of nothing -- unless you enjoy staring at one pointless scene after another for two hours, that is.

by JESSICA MORTON

In the Sky With Diamonds

Get ready to embark on an introspective exploration of the musical roots from which Ben Harper has developed in his fifth studio album, Diamonds on the Inside. Backed by his band, the Innocent Criminals, Harper courageously experiments with a wide range of sounds, including reggae, Delta Blues, funk, gospel, hard rock and world music.

by BRITTANY FIORE-SILFVAST

The Fast and The Envious

What ever happened to the days when a DJ actually moved crowds with his or her dexterity at the scratching and mixing of records?

by JABARI EVANS

You Minus Me ≠ Us

The ambiguities that pervade our fair language consistently astound me. My most recent rendezvous with wooly English occurred during a stroll through the music department of the Bookstore.

by ERIC ZIELER

Finger Lickin' Bad

Truly excruciating from beginning to end, Crooked Fingers's third full-length album falls embarrassingly short of endurable.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Love Hurts

The Kills are another boy-girl indie band that conjures up memories of the White Stripes, but where their contemporaries failed, The Kills succeed.

by MINOCHER DADACHANJI

They Cannot Tell a Lie

David Gordon Green chose to follow up his critically-lauded George Washington with a simple, romantic film, All the Real Girls. He showed the film to Penn students at The Bridge on March 19, but made some time to talk to Street beforehand with co-writer and star Paul Schneider. PS: Do you want a lager this early in the day? No thanks.

by JOHN CARROLL

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