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Arts & Entertainment

She's an indie rocker

Judging by all of the successful shows at the Troc, TLA, North Star and First Unitarian Church, it's obvious that indie rock is alive and well in Philadelphia.

by ETHAN FIXELL

Just Beat It

They have me on a short leash here," Cedric Bixler says as he tugs on his microphone cord for extra slack.

by KEVIN LO

Gwyneth Paltrow is overrated

Anyone looking for a movie about Sylvia Plath, the poet, should skip this rendition. The working title for this movie (Ted and Sylvia), would have been much more appropriate, since it is basically a summary of the tumultuous relationship between Plath and fellow poet Ted Hughes.

by EUGENIA SALVO

My life is a movie...

In honor of not winning the lottery this week, Street took a little time to find out what the movie of your life would be about.

by 34TH STREET

A Family Affair

If families who pray together stay together, then families who act together must contract together, because in Hollywood, not only do individuals get typecast -- sibling sets do, too.

by YONA SILVERMAN

Review: The Station Agent

In Thomas McCarthy's Sundance winner, the first time director/writer quirkily tackles the issue of dwarfism. This indie flick revolves around the budding friendship of three misplaced souls.

by 34TH STREET

Dirty Jerz

E-Town Concrete epitomizes Jersey music - they've been perfecting their mix of hip-hop and metal since 1995, long before rap-rock hit mainstream.

by ZACH SMITH

Where Are My Chucks?

Highly anticipated doesn't even begin to describe sentiment towards The Strokes' new album, Room On Fire. This being only their second effort, the hype that surrounds these five New Yorkers has been working harder than a crackhead on speed.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Review: Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin is a moderately effective flashback biography, worth seeing for Cate Blanchett's curious performance (one part fearlessness, two parts foolishness) as the titular expos‚ journalist. Guerin, Ireland's most recent martyr, jeopardized her family and lost her life for the cause of improved anti-drug legislation.

by 34TH STREET

Caught red-handed

Gray Davis, Recalled Governor of California -- The public relations nightmare that came about after the RIAA sued a twelve-year-old girl forced the Industry to refine their suing strategy.

by 34TH STREET

Reviews

Runaway Jury is a film about a landmark gun trial set in New Orleans. Plotwise, juror Nick Easter (Cusack) uses his influence and his girlfriend (Weisz) to sway the jury and blackmail lawyers on both sides.

by 34TH STREET

Peppermint Patti

Street sat down with Patti Smith at her October 9 performance at the Free Library of Philadelphia to discuss her show at the ICA.

by ROSS CLARK

Anthony Hopkins is a black man

If you've waited your entire life to see Anthony Hopkins play a black guy, your time has come at last.

by EUGENE NOVIKOV

10 shit stirring album covers

W.A.S.P: ANIMAL (FUCK LIKE A BEAST) EP Meaning lies somewhere in this cover, I just need some time and a few analytical essays to unlock the secret.

by 34TH STREET

The Way They Move

Dave Navarro once said that going solo is the kiss of death. Then he went solo. Now he's playing guitar for Christina Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

Immaculate Erection

Dan Larkin knows Liam & Me are going to make it. "We all are," he says over the phone from Gainesville, Fla.

by SAMMY MACK

A real celebrity interview

Jack Black sat down with Street earlier this month at the Four Seasons to discuss his new movie, School of Rock, working with kids and his musical career.

by YONA SILVERMAN

Broken ovens and prostitutes

Director Peter Hedges and Actor Oliver Platt sat down at the Four Seasons to discuss their new film, Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes. Street: Peter, what was it like directing a film for the first time? Peter Hedges: I'm so pleased with how the movie turned out and everyone who worked on the movie.

by CASSIDY HARTMAN

Mopping Up

Aaron Lewis may be a moping and MTV-friendly Fred Durst suck-up, but his band isn't half bad live. On Saturday, Staind and Sevendust kicked off the first day of their tour with a sonic flurry of rock proportions. As Sevendust's Thundercats-esque red and black flag descended, testosterone coursed madly through the audience's veins.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

The same ol' Stifler

Seann William Scott teams up with The Rock in The Rundown, an action comedy light on plot and heavy on silly antics.

by TODD GOLDBERG

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