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ISSUE 118 VOL 6 PUBLISHED 10/22/2004


The Good Life

Tim Kasher, frontman of the much lauded indie-rock bands Cursive and the Good Life -- whose new record is phenomenal -- is growing up. But, he's not growing up in the sense that he's moving on and turning away from his past; he's scrupulously studying the mistakes he's made and is trying to figure out what the hell went wrong.

Masters debate

If you tune in your radio dial to KSTO on Monday and Friday afternoons this fall from 2-3 p.m. you wont hear the latest Libertines song playing. Instead, you will be introduced to St. Olafs first-ever political debate show, The Master Debaters.

Sub sandwiches surface, satisfy

Upon entering Erbert and Gerberts Subs and Clubs, I get a strong whiff of what else? Sandwiches. The atmosphere is very similar to Subway or Jimmy John's. Bright ceiling lights illuminate the standard Formica countertops and cash registers as well as the vinyl-seated chairs that are the standard at many fast food restaurants.

Below the surface in 'Primer'

One of the most resounding lines in Primer, the latest psychological thriller to hit theaters, occurs when one of the two main characters says to the other, regarding the device the two have built, "I wanted you to believe it." It seems that filmmaker Shane Carruth, in his directorial debut, wants audiences to believe in Primer, too -- yet this highly complex film encourages disbelief as much as it promotes the opposite.

J.J. proves mysterious

Wandering through the library toward the government documents, a collage of sorts catches the eye. It's not a student art project or a suggestion board. It is the domain of Jean Jacques.

Porn slowin' you down?

Pornography. What do you think of when you read that word? Exploitation? Surgically enhanced breasts? What about computer problems?

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