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ISSUE 118 VOL 20 PUBLISHED 5/13/2005


Killing Time (and brain cells)

As the semester winds down, each student begins to contemplate the great art of procrastination. We all think about how to waste time. It’s not that we don’t love writing 15-30 page papers about the politics of East Asia or providing in-depth analyses of the marriage groups in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. It’s just that Spring finally came out of the closet after four months of darkness, and by gum, we need to celebrate in a way that doesn’t involve studying.

Sexercise 101

My friend and I have a running joke that we will start an independent study gym class on sex next year. It will incorporate many important aspects of physical education from stretching to cardiovascular work. We will wittily call it ‘sexercise.’

Nine Inch Nails bites back 'With Teeth'

By all accounts, Trent Reznor, the man who defines Nine Inch Nails, went through the most difficult years of his life following NIN’s tour in support of 1999’s The Fragile. He battled with alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, and in the most literal sense of the phrase, hit rock bottom. ‘I was clearly trying to kill myself,’ Reznor admits in a reveling recent interview in “Spin” magazine.

Boss sifts through dense 'Dust': Acoustic show pales in wake of 'E Street' energy

Waxing patriotic is no new fad for Bruce Springsteen; the New Jersey-bred rocker has long been the spokesperson for the blue-collar man. It’s no surprise, then, that Springsteen’s 2004 “Vote for Change” tour – a last-minute, pre-November 11 push for the Democratic party – generated huge support (and considerable revenue) from liberal celebrity endorsers and fans alike.

Star Wars enthusiast ready for final film

On May 19, a journey almost 30 years in the making will come to an end.

Built to Spill keeps it real

Over the past decade, Built to Spill has established a reputation as one of the most creative and exciting bands to emerge from the Northwest. Minneapolis hosted the indie-rock legends this past Thursday, May 5 at the infamous First Avenue Mainroom.

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