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Redford & Pitt show off

This is interesting: The two men responsible for Brad Pitt’s fame are Ridley Scott and Robert Redford. It was Scott who cast Pitt as the blonde bombshell who tempts Thelma and Louise in, duh, Thelma & Louise. Redford came along and gave Pitt one of his first leading roles in A River Runs Through It….

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Book Fair exposes Hispanic culture, international literati

Taking over the Wolfson Campus of Miami-Dade Community College with a swarm of books and literary figures from around the globe, the Miami Book Fair International was indeed a successful week-long congregation for book lovers, writers, readers or just curious wanderers. The fair took place from Nov. 11-18, featuring a distinctive array of guest speakers,…

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Surviving Final Exams

So, you’ve survived the entire semester. You’ve been able stay afloat despite all the distractions that Miami and the surrounding areas have to offer. Now, with winter break just within your grasp, there stands only one last test of your endurance– final exams. Sure, we’ve all had to suffer through these before one way or…

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Thanksgiving a la Miami

Atencion por favor: Heed this Thanksgiving warning. If you see clouds of smoke billowing over your neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day, do not panic. Do not call the fire department. Do not call the police. This annual November phenomenon is known as “el lechon-Cuban-style roasted pig.” Remember, you live in Miami, not the United States. For…

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Madonna Strikes Back with GHV2

GHV2 is the four-letter title of Madonna’s newest greatest hits collection. It was another four-letter word though, an expletive at that, which sent her popularity and career as a mainstream singer into a tailspin in 1992, exactly where this retrospective collection of her music begins. After reaching her commercial and popular zenith with her Blonde…

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UM IQ challenges student body

Combining the sophistication of an academic quiz show with the innovation and spunk of a television game show is UMTV’s newest creation, “UM IQ,” where different undergraduate groups are put to the test and battle it out for a “spiffy prize”. Born of a concept introduced by broadcast journalism professor Sanjeev Chatterjee, UM IQ producers…

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Self delves deep into the psyche

Here is a black Londoner who finds an immense piece of crack cocaine in his house and turns his home into a proficient rock-selling kingdom. There is a dealer wrongly accused of killing and sexually abusing a young boy who is thrown in jail and tries to win a creative writing contest to get the…

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Toe-tappin’ fun

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote “Hound Dog”. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote “Charlie Brown”, “Spanish Harlem”, and “Stand by Me”. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote “Jailhouse Rock”. Now we are properly introduced to some of the numerous pop hits of the 1950s and 1960s composed by this industrious duo. Each song has…

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Harry Potter Almost every box office record in history was zapped by “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” this weekend, which grossed an astounding $93.5 million to surpass “The Lost World’s” previous record of $72.1 million. Other broken records included single day grosses for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The second “Harry Potter” film is already…

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Metal’s New Princess

It is very difficult for a 19-year-old piano prodigy and small town girl who is influenced by Harry Chapin and Nine Inch Nails to “make it” into the big leagues. However, Lennon Murphy has achieved that and way more: she is here to teach America that women can be beautiful, gifted, and insightful, while also…

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N’Sync shows Sobe

Time for a POP quiz. What is the most powerful four-letter word in the English language? Here’s a hint: it can a) drum up a crowd of tens of thousands of people willing to be packed into a fenced area like a herd of cattle, b) offer a chance to catch a glimpse of the…

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Jay Mohr to host ‘What’s Your Focus’

Today the University of Miami shines with the presence of not only a new, mega stylish Ford Focus ZX5 display, but of top notch entertainers. Students will have the chance to ask questions, try out the cars and win great prizes, including tickets to see the band Live. The free roundtable forum about choices, experiences…


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