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Arts & Entertainment

Stark raving Mad

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel and following the 1949 film, All the King's Men depicts the rise and fall of Governor Willie Stark (Sean Penn) through the eyes of his right-hand man, former-journalist Jack Burden (Jude Law). Burden follows Stark through his gubernatorial candidacy, and the corruption that follows his ascent to power through demagoguery.

by JENNIFER ZUCKERMAN

Music Reviews of: The Slats, The Mooney Suzuki, Kasabian, The Avett Brothers, Alexisonfire

The Slats Boom Patrol 4.5 Stars If you're on the prowl for something epic, progressive, and tasteful, don't look to the Slats.

by 34TH STREET

Hungry hungry hellions

Spawned by the filmmaking reality series Project Greenlight, Feast is a pretty unappetizing splatterfest from start to finish.

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Tax evasion man

Haven is an exciting crime thriller set on the Grand Cayman isles. Directed and written by neophyte Frank E.

by 34TH STREET

Separation anxiety

After three years of collaborative projects and live albums, Will Oldham returns with his first proper solo album since 2003's Master and Everyone.

by JOSEPH YEAKEL

Naked men (and women) singing

The British comedy Confetti seems to have it all: nudists, tennis-playing freaks and overzealous musical devotees.

by YINKA NEIL

From wharton to hollywood

Very little of Johnny Was is typical, least of all its genesis. Produced and financed by Ben Katz (Wharton and Nursing '01, MBA '02), the film provides a down-and-dirty look at a violent urban ghetto in the United Kingdom - and launches the filmmaking career of a notable Penn grad. With Johnny, Katz, still in his mid-20s, establishes himself as something of a Renaissance man in the independent film scene.

by JEFF LEVIN

Applaud and agree

The second coming of 2005's indie darlings Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is upon us. And while the alt-rock prophets will wait with baited blogs until the January 30 release date, don't expect lead singer and Philadelphia native Alec Ounsworth to indulge their rapture.

by VINCE LEVY

All things must pass

Scott Ansill remembers selling 120 copies of Radiohead's Kid A at midnight the night it was released.

by VINCE LEVY

I could be your hero baby

Hollywoodland Direted by: Allen Coulter Starring: Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck Rated: R Hollywoodland follows the tragic suicide of George Reeves, television's Superman in the 1950s.

by YINKA NEIL

Kiss and Tell

Zach Braff swept young audiences off their feet in Scrubs and Garden State. This week, Braff - starring in the new romantic drama The Last Kiss, opening tomorrow - discussed music, marriage and his latest film with the editors. Street: As a director from Garden State, was it a relief to go back to acting on film?

by JEFF LEVIN

Hello dahlia

The Black Dahlia Direted by: Brian De Palma Starring: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johanssen, Aaron Eckhart Rated: R A film of murder, obsession, love and deception, Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia is a throwback to the trench coat-sporting detective stories of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.

by DYLAN MCGARRY

Veloci-rapture

A scene in the endearingly obnoxious 2002 movie, The Rules of Attraction, shows a small college's "End of the World" party, and the background tunage is the Rapture's "Out of the Races and onto the Tracks." Shindigs that feature burning wicker men as their main attraction are usually fodder for that Wicca guy you met once (and never again). But with that kind of booty-shakin' song playing in the background, you'd be a fool not to go.

by JIM NEWELL

Rock musings

From the time I left campus last spring until June 14, I had Radiohead on my mind. Mine was an obsession that verged on downright mania, transforming my usually tepid opinions into axioms and outright platitudes.

by ALEX JACOBS

Everyone's nauseous

Everyone's Hero Direted by: Christopher Reeve, Dan St. Pierre, Colin Brady Starring: Voices of William H.

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Stroke This

Teenagers filled the Electric Factory on Sunday, April 23 to see a band that hipsters would say is so out they might even be considered pastiche.

by LISA TAUBER

Five Bands Team Up To Fight Suicide

In 2001, Louis Posen thought up the Take Action! Tour, rounded up some punk rock bands, and sent them across the country to promote suicide prevention.

by MATT GATTO

Whatever lola wants

While the title is somewhat misleading (sorry, no sex guys), this British comedy/melodrama is surprisingly touching and funny.

by YINKA NEIL

Dreamz 4 eva

If you like your satire obvious and your states blue, you'll love American Dreamz. Picture a country where a bumbling Commander in Chief sees his term in office as a mandate from God and a contest for pop superstardom is tops on television.

by HEATHER SCHWEDEL

Artist to Watch

After opening for indie rock sensations the Arcade Fire and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, it was only a matter of time before the Atlanta-via-Athens, Georgia group Snowden got picked up by a prominent independent label.

by LAURA AMANN

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