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Arts & Entertainment

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Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005 On Sunday, February 20th, journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson took his own life.

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Dave Serenades animals

Based on the children's book by Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie is the story of ten-year-old Opal (AnnaSophia Robb), who, still mystified by her mother's departure seven years earlier, struggles to find her way in a new town.

by MICHELLE DUBERT

Back up in yo' Face

It's two o'clock in the afternoon at the Ritz-Carlton, and action star Tony Jaa, promoting his new movie, Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, is still without lunch.

by JIM NEWELL

Keanu Reeves still can't act

Constantine is intense. Intense like that shady guy standing outside Wawa on Spruce and 38th, intense like the lines for elliptical machines at Pottruck, intense like ... well, you get the point.

by ERIN BRANCHE

Wait, Where's Jim Carrey?

Never has Jim Carrey's penchant for physical humor been demonstrated more clearly than in 1994's The Mask, when he played Stanley Ipkiss' bedeviled character with unparalleled aplomb.

by YONA SILVERMAN

You a Ho

To set it straight, Born into Brothels will make you feel guilty if you're expecting dirty distraction.

by PERRIN BAILEY

10 most overrated albums of all time

Overrated. This term is most often uttered in one of two situations. Situation one: A new band is getting an incredible amount of press for their debut album.

by KEVIN LO

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

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