Mico speaks out with smart sound

Mico is the next generation of bands with a political edge, sharing its views with modesty and respect while serving up a fresh indie rock sound. Lead singer John Stewart kicks aside the soapbox by infusing politics into his music with smart, subtle lyrics that avoid preaching and ranting.

Beer cost studied

A recent Harvard University study has found that the availability of cheap beer and other alcoholic beverages near college campuses raises the likelihood of binge drinking. "Our study confirms the lower the prices and the more extensive the specials, the heavier the drinking," said Henry Wechsler, director of the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Studies Program, which released the study.

AU scholar holds dialogue

Judea Pearl, father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, engaged in a dialogue with AU professor and Muslim scholar Akbar Ahmed at the University of Pittsburgh's Bellefield Auditorium on Oct. 23.

Lady Eagles dribble past Bucknell

AU did its part to keep its PL title hopes alive on Saturday, thwarting host Bucknell 3-0 behind two goals and one assist from senior midfielder Anabel Jimenez. The win pushes the Eagles to 8-6-1 overall, and 5-1 in the PL.

Rally rages downtown

Throngs of protesters gathered Saturday to express their opinions on current military action in Iraq at the anti-war rally Saturday on the National Mall.

Cole creates the same classy styles

When most relationships celebrate their 20th Anniversary, even the most contemporary gift-giver follows in the tradition of giving bone china and platinum to his or her spouse to represent their love. However, Kenneth Cole is not most gift givers. After 20 years of prosperity and ingenuity, Kenneth Cole celebrates by delivering a special collection of clothing, shoes and handbags that remind customers of what the company was founded on: simplicity, style and function.

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Insane fans greet clowns

A line of painted faces filled the sidewalks bordering Nation Tuesday night as the Wicked Wonka tour came to D.C. On the bill were Insane Clown Posse, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, the Kottonmouth Kings and Tech Nin9. In spite of the numerous major-label acts appearing on the tour, it was clear that most of the crowd was there to see the Insane Clown Posse.