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Best of 2004: Movies

And the award goes to... "Scene Stealers: Movies" dishes out awards in a number of time-honored categories, like "Movie You Didn't See But Really Should Have" and "The Ben Affleck Award for Career Suicide." Also, see what Entertainment Editor Daniel Longino ranked as the top 10 films of the year.

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Washington Sculpture Center faces down stadium planners

"How would you feel if one day you were drinking coffee in your house, and then you hear on TV that they are going to take your property away and give you what they think it is worth?" asks Patricia Ghiglino. Ghiglino and her husband, Reinaldo Lopez, are several property owners in Southeast D.C. - in an unnamed neighborhood near the Anacostia riverfront - whose land is the stadium site for Washington's forthcoming baseball team, the Nationals.

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Pixies re-form after a decade of dormancy

It was arguably the most anticlimactic breakup in the history of rock 'n' roll: death by fax machine. The Pixies were fresh off their thankless opening slot for U2's "Zoo TV." On New Year's Eve 1992, Frank Black faxed the band's management with alert of the breakup. Days later, he announced the split live on BBC Radio 5. But in their posthumous years, the Pixies sold more records and gained more fans. And for that reason, a reunion was unlikely (given the band's tension) but inevitable.

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Ariel Pink readies for first D.C. gig

Lo-fi pop phenom Ariel Pink has made the first imprint on Animal Collective's Paw Tracks records to come from a non-collective member. His new record, "Haunted Graffiti 2: The Doldrums," is a beautifully baffling collection of observations and love songs, from the eyes of a guy who sleeps all day and never leaves his apartment.

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