The Renegade Rip

Not your average Hollywood movie

Erik Klassen

October 7, 2003

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As an avid moviegoer, it is rare for me to go to the theater and see something that I haven't seen a hundred times before. I have sat through the same tired Adam Sandler jokes time and time again, as well as watched two of the most overrated horror movie villains duke it out with each other for no reason other than to have another excuse to exploit a dead franchise. While...

Duvall and Caine win hearts in ‘Secondhand Lions’

Seth Nidever

October 7, 2003

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Haley Joel Osment with uncles Michael Caine and Robert Duvall in "Secondhand Lions." "Secondhand Lions" is the story of an unwanted boy who finds love with the unlikeliest of relatives, two uncles so mysterious that it is impossible to verify anything about them. Uncles like this never existed, but legendary actors Michael Caine and Robert Duvall seem so genuine that we...

The Empty Space may become just that

Seth Nidever

October 7, 2003

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Brian Sivesind is proud of his take on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which he recently directed at local theater The Empty Space. He was talking it up enthusiastically last Wednesday in between sips of a Starbuck's double tall latte. There was only one problem: Hardly anybody came to the play. That's frequently been the case ever since Sivesind, a 30-year-old...

Inside therip.com

October 7, 2003

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SPORTS 'Gades lose to Hancock Bulldogs FEATURES Empty Space theater may become just that MOVIE REVIEW: Duvall, Caine win hearts in "Secondhand Lions" MOVIE REVIEW: "Dirty Pretty Things": Not your average movie KERN COUNTY FAIR CONCERT REVIEW: Trick isn't cheap, it's free CONCERT REVIEW: Fans roll on down to see Proud Mary ...

‘Matchstick Men’ flickers faintly, but fails to ignite

Erik Klassen

October 2, 2003

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The film "Matchstick Men" can be described in many different ways. At times, it's a mildly goofy comedy about Roy (Nicolas Cage), a con artist with a large assortment of nervous ticks and obsessive behaviors, who routinely goes through massive cleaning sprees, multiple lock checks and repetitive food purchases, all while scamming people out of their money with the help of...

Playing with Fire

Jeff Eagan

October 2, 2003

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Performing at fairs, festivals, halftime shows and soon to be on television's "Ripley's Believe It or Not," Chaz Marquette's 20 years of juggling experience and enthusiastic love for laughter label him as an obscure, but touching oddity among fair entertainers everywhere. After the "Little Big Top" show had ended, droves of fairgoers migrated toward the side stage to witness...

Trapt takes the stage at fair

October 2, 2003

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Scenes from the fair

October 2, 2003

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Looks vs. Books?

Seth Nidever

September 25, 2003

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Walking onto the Bakersfield College campus for the first time, it's hard not to stare at the cleavage-friendly crop tops, flesh-exposing hip huggers, and brightly colored underwear. Gawking at the tattoos, body piercings, massive jeans and boxer-clad buttocks, the BC campus looks more like a set on MTV than an institution of higher learning. But fashion has little connection...

All-American Girls

Ian Hamilton

September 25, 2003

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Whether they danced around the stage, sent melodies across the auditorium or carefully carried themselves in formal attire, 16 contestants stepped into the spotlight for a chance to win at the 2003 Delano Harvest Holidays Scholarship Queen Pageant. Melissa Adriano, who was crowned queen of the pageant on Sept. 20, played on both a saxophone and flute for the talent portion...

Barbecue boosts athletics

Coumba Tamboura

September 25, 2003

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Football practice has never been this hard. The mouth-watering scent that was coming from the other side of the field where the 49th annual Bakersfield College Barbecue was being held had something to do with it. "I was focused on my stomach," said Darin Durbin offensive tacklers in the BC football team. Hunger almost overwhelmed his senses and concentration, he said. Anxiety...

‘Light the Night’

Carisa A. Dalton

September 25, 2003

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People embraced each other as tears of joy and pain mirrored the sunset. They were part of a crowd gathered in the warm and breezy evening for the second annual Light the Night Walk held at the Marketplace. "It's important to be here today and at events like this," said Chad Hathaway, founder and chair of the event. "It definitely affects the people, but children the most....

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