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V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014
Well, she’s no E.T.

Film Review

Under the Skin

Experimental sci-fi film wonders what it’s like to be human ... and then harvest the internal organs of other humans for mysterious alien purposes

Experimental sci-fi film Under the Skin introduces audiences to sex and violence, alien-style.

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V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
Red hair and archery? She’s Black Widow and Hawkeye all rolled into one.

Film Review

Brave

Disney and Pixar crown a medieval princess for the 21st century

In its surprisingly short existence (Toy Story came out in 1995), Pixar Animation Studios has rewritten the book on animation in general and computer animation in particular. When the plucky little company entered the big time less than 20 years ago, digital animation was a soulless enterprise suitable for trendy soft drink commercials and little else. Pixar not only contributed to a great leap forward in technology, it revitalized the animation industry by refocussing on the art and craft of storytelling.

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V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011
Jenny Gamble

Song Roulette

Adios, Jenny Gamble Edition

After 17 years, singer/songwriter and gal about town Jenny Gamble is leaving New Mexico for bonnie Scotland.

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V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Mogwai
Steve Gullick

Music Interview

Rock Action

An interview with Mogwai frontman Stuart Braithwaite

Glasgow's Mogwai has been hypnotizing its audiences with elaborate, spaced-out, guitar-driven dirges since the mid-'90s. This week, on tour in support of its wryly titled 2011 Sub Pop release Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, the cosmic post rock band pays New Mexico a visit. Over the phone, the band's thickly accented frontman Stuart Braithwaite and I discussed recording techniques, favorite concert locales and distortion pedals.

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V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010
Humps.
Humps.

Cryptid Alert

Cryptid Alert: There’s a new photograph of the Loch Ness Monster.

Amid recent speculation that Nessie was finally dead, monster lovers can breathe a sigh of relief. Landscape designer Richard Preston has produced the latest conclusive evidence of a living prehistoric monster in Scotland. Whew.

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V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010

Feature

Life on the Loch

The lonely hunt for truth and monsters

Steve Feltham’s eyes and smile grow wide when the subject of the Loch Ness monsters comes up. “I think they’re out there, certainly,” he says, though he adds with a hint of sadness that it may not be true for much longer. He estimates there are probably a half-dozen creatures left in the lake (down from dozens in earlier eras) and will be fewer each passing year: “Sightings have declined. They’re gradually dropping off of old age, I think.”

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V.19 No.26 | 7/1/2010

Cryptid Alert

Horseboy

Check him out. That’s Horseboy over there. He was recently spotted loitering on an otherwise unremarkable street in Aberdeen, Scotland. He’s the latest bit of weirdness to turn up on Google Street Views. (My personal fave? Angry Norwegian Scuba Divers!) London’s Daily Mail was the first to report on the mysterious equine-man’s existence. Who is he? What is he? Is he pals with Bat Boy? The world may never know.

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V.19 No.5 |

News

The Daily Word 02.04.10: Brakes, Booze, Bill O'Reilly

In the news: Computer in 2010 Prius, Senator Duncan Hunter talked to NPR, Hispanic Education Act, people under 30 don't get Meryl Streep, a caffeine-and-booze concoction, Belen closed its schools, the New Orleans Saints are America's Team, not to buy any new clothes for a year, sculpture sold for $104.3 million, Jon Stewart goes on Bill O'Reilly's show, Alice Cooper

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