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V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
“Mr. Darcy? Honey, you’re thinking of a different movie.”

Film Review

Belle

Historical biopic is too polite to get worked up over slavery

By Devin D. O’Leary
Belle, a well-meaning historical biopic about a mixed-race aristocrat, is too polite to get worked up about slavery.

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V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
“OK, here’s where things get really scary.”

Film Review

12 Years a Slave

Is this bracing, brutal look at slavery too hard to watch or too good to miss?

By Devin D. O’Leary
12 Years a Slave is very likely the most brutally honest depiction of slavery in America ever made. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

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V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
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Many Shades of Gray

Shrubsall deconstructs the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism

By Steven Robert Allen
Steven Robert Allen reports on the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism and Wayne Shrubsall’s 70th birthday party.
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V.21 No.51 | 12/20/2012
“Do ya feel lucky, cowboy? Well, do ya?”

Film Review

Django Unchained

Italian Western meets blaxploitation revenge in Tarantino’s latest B-movie blow-up

By Devin D. O’Leary
Quentin Tarantino may be America’s greatest pulp film historian. He’s certainly the greatest one actually making moviesas opposed to simply writing guidebooks on obscure cinema. His films are crammed with so many in-jokes, homages and references to previous cult films it would take an NYU grad student a week just to alphabetize them.

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V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012

Primary Election Guide 2012

What Do You Know About Wiener’s Wiener?

Not much.

By Marisa Demarco

We got the photo of Commissioner Michael Wiener posing with four Pinay women in a sex-cation destination in the Philippines. It crossed our desks a month before other media outlets shook a titillated-yet-morally outraged finger at it. If it bleedsor wears hot pantsit leads, right?

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The Daily Word in penis tattoos, 4Chan fashion advice and Vermin Supreme for president

Mitt Romney wins the New Hampshire primary.

New Mexico schools are doing better than expected. Hooray for low expectations!

A Georgia third-grade math teacher in trouble for his slavery related math problems.

China has a serial killer problem.

Free ponies if Vermin Supreme is elected president!

New study shows child abuse rate at zero percent in lesbian households.

New Jersey Assemblyman dies in Statehouse after final vote of the session.

TSA finally clarifies the raging carryon cupcake controversy.

300 workers at a Chinese Xbox factory threaten mass suicide.

An almost completely reunited Van Halen is releasing a new album and about to go on tour. I hope Dave has been working on those high kicks.

They're having a FUCKIN' SALE in Osaka.

Do prisoners have the right to masturbate?

Did bigfoot ever really exist?

The first details on the live action Star Wars TV show are not good.

Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito lets Reddit ask him anything.

Try not to laugh at this reporter.

4chan fashion advice.

Tea grown panda poo has a "mature and nutty taste."

Six things you'll pay more for in 2012.

Get well soon Tony Iommi!

If this doesn't convince you not to get your wang tattooed I don't know what will.

It's ok to hate a six-year-old girl, right? Cuz I really hate this six-year-old girl!

Is this a foul or a fail?

Happy birthday to the 54th Yokozuna, Wajima Hiroshi!!!

News

The Daily Word in Monopoly stabbing, the 1 percent and webcam girls

UNM says protesters can't be on campus period. Not even during the day.

Occupy Oakland wants the city to strike on Nov. 2.

Woman stabs boyfriend in the wrist over Monopoly, police say. No word on whether she will pass go and collect $200.

In the last 30 years, the 1 percent more than doubled its income, reports NY Times.

Big development plans for the South Valleya movie theatre and department stores.

Big-deal Hollywood producer says our film perks aren't so great compared with Louisiana's.

The not-at-all-secret life of webcam girls.

Slaves work for you. Find out how many.

Thousands of women in Yemen burn their veils to protest government violence.

Oxycontin mochaccino at Starbucks.

There will be 7 billion people on Earth soon. What number are you?

Your body is a jerk. That's why you can't keep the weight off.

The Paleo-diet is not so awesome, says anthropologist.

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The Daily Word 1.1.11

Hair of the dog edition

Hair of the dog. With voicebox bagpipes.

Somebody put something in my drink.

Another Tupolov TU-154 passenger jet crashed, er... exploded before take-off. Pop group Na Na were there.

Think the world is going to end in 2012? WRONG! Try May 21st 2011.

Relive the past ten years of time-wasting by wasting more time on these top ten memes of the decade.

Close to zero degrees in ABQ last night. There are no interesting links for thawing frozen water pipes so watch some stupid snowmobile viddies. Might want to turn the sound down and play Sound of Music instead.

Speaking of The Sound of Music, eldest Von Trapp daughter Agathe Von Trapp died. She didn't really have a telegram-delivering Nazi boyfriend.

Iran's first satirical news show -actually made in D.C.- Parazit is broadcast by Voice of America. Journalism or propaganda?

Iraq may ban guns. Wait-wait, make that toy guns.

Dolphins beach themselves because... well, because they're deaf.

Gee, didn't see this coming: Organ donation as condition of parole is probably illegal.

On new years day in 1788, Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipated their slaves. That's 19 years before the British abolished the slave trade and 75 years before the emancipation proclamation.


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