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Jimano’s does Chicago-style pizza well

Leia Minch

May 5, 2009

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There is a reason that Chicago is well known for its pizza. I recently visited Chi-town and can say that in my 18 years of pizza eating, it was by far the best I had ever had. Since having authentic Chicago-style stuffed pizza, I now know the greatest pizza ever made and now consider myself a pizza know-it-all. A friend told me about Jimano's, a new pizza place with Chicago-style...

New X-Men movie does not disappoint

Amber Troupe

May 5, 2009

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I have been a fan of comic books since I could read at 5 years old, and I am just one of the many "superhero" junkies, who are exuberated about the fact that Hollywood has decided make the comics into movies. Over the last decade or so, special effects and the creative world and graphics of cinema and technology have allowed me to really get to see my favorite heroes in action....

Odd but delicious choices found at Moo Creamery

Seggan Moore and Seggan Moore

April 21, 2009

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Bacon Love ice cream is not something you typically see on a restaurant menu. At Moo Creamery, located at 4885 Truxtun Ave., Suite B, you can try this along with some other twists on typical diner food. I walked in to a retro-type environment with red seats, small round tables and a large menu. A few of my friends and I were deciding on dinner items, and I had a hard time...

ShamWow knock-off wipes away any doubt

Patti J. Loomis

April 21, 2009

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If you are able to overlook ShamWow's insanely corny and annoying infomercial and actually give in to buying it, I think you will be ultimately pleased. Contrary to the product's slogan, you won't find yourself saying "WOW" every time you use it. What you will find out is that the ShamWow is actually a pretty useful product. It is such a good product at what it's advertised...

Ridiculous fight scenes only saving grace in ’97s ‘Double Team’

Andrew J. Ansolabehere

April 21, 2009

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With Dennis Rodman leaving the public's eye yet again after being kicked off NBC's "The Apprentice," there's a need to look back on a classic Rodman moment in entertainment. It's not that old, but "Double Team" is irresistible because of its haphazard attempt to save falling stars. Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman and, oh yes, Mickey Rourke, this 1997 action extravaganza...

Maria Bonita simply ‘heaven’

Britani Allison and Britani Allison

March 31, 2009

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At the fairly new Mexican restaurant Maria Bonita, located at 8831 Kern Canyon Road, they put the saying "All you can eat" to the test. After arriving to my destination, I have to admit I was hungry. So some of my friends, and I decided to order their buffet. It was love at first sight. The buffet was filled with loads of succulent dishes. There were so many different foods...

Casting and direction make good ‘bromance’

Kelly Ardis

March 31, 2009

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"I Love You, Man" is not just the title of Paul Rudd and Jason Segel's new bromantic comedy. It is also what I would say to either of these actors after seeing their incredibly funny and original movie. "I Love You, Man" tells the story of Peter Klaven (Rudd) who needs to find a best friend to be his best man for his wedding to Zooey (Rashida Jones). After several man dates,...

Big energy, bigger crash

Matt Humble

March 31, 2009

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Recently, I was in the Fastrip gas station on University and Mount Vernon picking up some junk food. While browsing, I noticed in one of the aisles, a whole section devoted to instant energy in tablet form. I was looking at all the brands and decided to buy one to see if it actually worked. I picked Ultra Energy Now, and the slogan is "The Herbal Energy Booster That Works."...

Classic film a winner

J. W. Burch, IV

March 31, 2009

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Brutal. Savage. Vicious. These are the only words that I can think of to describe the Japanese sci-fi action thriller "Battle Royale," a movie not for the faint of heart or pusillanimous. The movie opened with a prologue stating: "At the dawn of the millennium, the nation collapsed. At 15 percent unemployment, 10 million were out of work. 800,000 students boycotted school....

BC actors impressive in recent school play

Katherine J. White and Katherine J. White

March 17, 2009

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He's the x-man. He's an ex-lawyer, ex-husband, ex-military man, and he's unnamed. Man, as he is simply known throughout the Neil LaBute play, "This is How it Goes," is about to disintegrate a marriage with his mouth. The Bakersfield College production of the play is directed by BC theater instructor Kimberly Chin. Don't be fooled by the low-key, non-metaphorical title: This...

‘Watchmen’ great despite miscastings

Andrew J. Ansolabehere

March 17, 2009

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For some reason, many people think that "graphic novel" is just a trumped-up term for cheesy animated comic books with "KABOOM!" and "SPLONK" plastered across its pages. So I must ask these nonbelievers something: How can a simple comic be considered one of the best novels of all time? How many comic book movies begin with the murder of a masked hero who is himself a murderer? "Watchmen"...

Detox foot pads a worthless rip-off

Leia Minch

March 17, 2009

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I dislike liars, thieves and cheats. That being said, I think that the makers of Kinoki Cleansing Detox Foot Pads are liars who cheat people out of their money. I had only recently heard of the footpad things. I had no idea of their main purpose or what they even did, but I was definitely curious, and I usually give everything the benefit of the doubt. A friend purchased the...

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