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Arts & Entertainment

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

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

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

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

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

Less than Basic

Any film fan can conjure up the image of Vincent and Jules standing naked while The Wolf hosed the blood off their asses.

by STEPHANIE GONZALEZ-TURNER

Relationship Advice

After watching David Gordon Green's second feature film, All the Real Girls, I was bewildered.

by JOHN CARROLL

He'll Out-Drink Eminem

Mike Skinner, the British rapper better known as The Streets, moves across the stage, violently shaking a bottle of beer over his head, and spraying its contents all over himself and those near the front of the stage, without missing a lyric.

by DEAN AGNOS

30 Second Takes

Hail Social Hail Social (EP) Self-released These days, seemingly every band wants to be the next post-punk talk of the town.

by 34TH STREET

The British Are So Cool

It's hard to say what it is about the British that makes their music so appealing. Whatever it is, The Coral have got it by the boatload.

by ANDY ROSENSTEIN

Five Dollar Interview

Recently, Street sat down with John Travolta to talk about his career, his new film Basic and his views on the world.

by STEPHANIE GONZALEZ-TURNER

This Ain't Backstreet

Teddy Riley is still a genius. That said, the new Blackstreet album, Level II, is still new-jack swinging like it's 1994.

by JULIA FISH

The In Crowd

In 1996, High/Low spawned the New York trio's lone hit, "Popular." Quite removed from their comparably glitzy mainstream debut, Nada Surf's minimalist indie-rock sensibilities set the tone for their third album Let Go. Switching record labels, the band relinquished the pretense of snaring mainstream acceptability, instead crafting thoughtful, personal delves into melancholic bliss. The sweet hum of the bass fused with the twinkling guitars nearly lulls the listener into a serene sublime state.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

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

Spider Man

All of this will be old news to the movie buffs among us. Cronenberg is revered in cinemaniac circles as a god of the disturbing and bizarre.

by EUGENE NOVIKOV

Dodge This

If you think two Matrix films in the span of six months is enough to sate your sci-fi appetite, think again.

by JOHN CARROLL

Red Hot

What is it like to be a Canadian in the music industry? I don't know. I don't really think of it.

by ROSS CLARK

Welcome to Bollywood

It's an anomaly to those who have no idea. To those who do, it is Bollywood, the Hollywood of Bombay, the movie industry of India.

by NANA MENSAH

Real American Hero

The war against terrorism is tricky business. There's the color-coded Homeland Security warning system, and then there's the invasion of Iraq--just a few of the many steps taken by the government to eliminate the always-enigmatic terrorist.

by JAMES BEAVER

Oscar the Grouch

Steve Martin hosts the 75th Academy Awards ceremony on March 23rd at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood (8:30 p.m., ABC). Street offers predictions on the winners, and hopes that Martin will, uh, bring down the house. Best Picture Chicago Gangs of New York The Hours The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Pianist Marty will win in another category, The Hours isn't popular enough, The Lord of the Rings will win next year, and The Pianist is the annual "World War II film that won't win" nomination.

by JOHN CARROLL

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