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Film Review: "Renaissance Man"

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Bill Rago (Danny DeVito) suddendly finds himself unemployed after being fired from his job as an advertising executive, and also finds he can't do anything else. After suffering through the red tape and long lines of the unemployment office, he is finally given a job that he figures he could do: Teach basic comprehension to a group of soldiers at a nearby Army post.

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Film Review: City Slickers II

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"City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold" repackages the Western adventure as a cure for the mid-life crises of Mitch (Billy Crystal) and Phil (Daniel Stern). Either Ed (Bruno Kirby) found a new vacation-type catharsis for his yuppie-dom, or the rumors of tension between Kirby and Crystal are more than rumors, because Kirby is replaced by John Lovitz, stiff at first, as Mitch's brother.

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Heroin, heist mark outrageous 'Killing Zoe'

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The first image is taken from a car driving around the city of Paris at the speed of light. "Killing Zoe" zooms from scene to scene and emotion to emotion throughout. The speed does not slow down for one minute during this wonderful ride.

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Music Review: b-tribe

Simplicity is pure. But b-tribe artfully combines many styles and sounds together with surprising fluidity. B-tribe was the result of a collaboration project between The Gypsy Kings and Enigma, if you could imagine such a mix. The basis of this compilation is flamenco music - flamenco puro- and synth melodies.


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Return of the Ramen

All right, here we are again, another year, another column. Not that I'm complaining, or anything. I like doing this sort of thing. But there are only so many words in the English language, and I think I'm really close to my legal limit. Oh, and a big "Hi-de-ho" kind of welcome to everyone who's new at AU.





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AU's New First Lady

Oh, that Southern hospitality! It's not often that you find yourself being offered a peanut butter cookie (with real chunks of peanuts mixed in) from the First Lady of a major university.


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AIDS Walk coming up

Last year, 300,000 people and countless volunteers walked in the rain through the streets of Washington to make a powerful statement: the people who live here care about AIDS. This year's 8th annual AIDSWALK is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, and event organizers are hoping that more than 400,000 people will show up with more than $1.


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Concert Review: Lollapalooza

One week before Woodstock '94 commenced in upstate New York, Lollapalooza '94 rolled through our area. Held at the Charleston Racetrack in scenic (barren) West Virginia, this festival proved to be better than ever in its third year.


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Who are the Class of 1998?

Freshmen. You've seen them in the halls, you've watched them stumble in from various parties. You've pointed out buildings to them. Most upperclassmen simply shake their heads or grin when the word passes their lips, others sigh and roll their eyes. Both a blessing and a curse, you can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em.


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'Natural Born Killers' glamorizes violence instead of fighting it

In "Year of the Dragon," which Oliver Stone wrote, Mickey Rourke utters this classic piece of dialogue: "I give a shit and I'm going to make you give a shit." This is what Oliver Stone is about. He makes movies that make people care. In Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July, he made us feel concerned about Vietnam.


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New Hillel Director

I walked into the Eagle office and she stopped me to introduce herself. She didn't realize that I was to be the reporter to interview her. It's rarely so fun to interview one individual as it was to talk to Lizabeth Wiener, the new program director of American University Hillel.


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Film Review: "Fresh"

"Fresh" has been marketed as another "It's so rough in the Ghetto" film. This unique form of film began with "Boyz 'N' the Hood" and has included both the excellent ("Menace II Society") and abominable ("Above The Rim"). "Fresh," however, is much more than another remake of Boyz.



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Film Review: "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

Just when you thought there would never be an alternative to Arnoldian style action films or badly-adapted screen versions of John Grisham novels comes something totally unique from Australia, "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." Written and directed by Stephen Elliot, "Priscilla" combines in a fantastical way two seemingly unlike things: drag queens and the Australian outback.


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Music Review: The Figgs

In the wake of grunge rock's roaring rhythm guitars and heavy bass, a deluge of rock and roll bands that combine all types of music have gained in popularity. Blending the influences of American and English punk, country, even 70's glam rock and disco, small bands offer a wide variety for those looking past the chart-toppers of the major label bands.


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Film Review: "Speed"

As soon as the opening credits have been rolled on the screen, prepare to bite your fingernails and sit on the edge of your seat until you see the closing credits of this film. "Speed" is the exception to every rule that seems to hold when making action movies.


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Sites to see around AU

Are you wondering what there is to do for fun while at school? AU is located not only in the nation's capital, but very near other fun and exciting places that are easy to get to. You should never want for things to do.



Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 



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