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Elvira – It’s Her Time of Year

It’s hard not to love the attitude, verve, humor, longevity and physical attributes of Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a., Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Beginning as a local horror movie hostess on KHJ TV in Los Angeles in 1981, the former Vegas showgirl and Groundlings company member has gone on to become …

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DVD Review: Procol Harum Live at the Union Chapel

This concert DVD will be a real treat for fans of Procol Harum and classic rock in general. It presents the band in all its glory, playing the final show of a world tour that ended in December 2003 at the beautiful and majestic Union Chapel in Islington, London. The …

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The Incredibles: Interviews, Remixed Tunes, More

We’re only a week away from the opening of Pixar’s latest animated extravaganza, The Incredibles [trailers: WM, Real, QuickTime]. Writer-director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant) and the Academy Award winning team behind Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo bring the story of an unusual family: Once one of the …

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Eyes Without A Face (1959)

Directed by Georges Franju Screenplay by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac and Jean Rendon and Claude Sautet Based on the novel by Jean Rendon I don’t understand why all the film companies don’t just hand over all their film libraries to the Criterion Collection. Starting in 1984 with laserdiscs and …

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Meg Braun and Ari Scott at Cafe 111

Singer-songwriters Meg Braun and Ari Scott shared a set at Cafe 111 in Brooklyn last night as part of promoter Dan Herman’s Radio Crystal Blue showcase. The two have very differerent voices, but blended surprisingly well when they accompanied each other. Highlights of the set were Braun’s “Ohio Wind,” a …

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Administration REALLY Rooting for Redskins on Sunday

Since the Redskins became the “Redskins” in 1933, the result of the team’s final home game before the presidential election has correctly predicted the White House winner: if the Skins win, the incumbent wins; if they lose, the incumbent loses: “It’s kind of amazing,” coach Joe Gibbs said. “You wouldn’t …

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De Niro Wins Greatest Living Actor Poll

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino sit atop British film magazine Empire’s poll of the greatest living movie stars over the age of 50. The co-stars of the Godfather saga took the top two places in the vote of 10,000 readers. The magazine writes: They are the pinnacle of the …

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Tiny Terrors of the Tropics

Remains of a 3 1/2 tall archaic human species, Homo floresiensis, have been found on an island 370 miles east of Bali – the species may have survived into the 16th century: Despite their stature, they were mighty hunters. They made stone tools with which they speared giant rats, clubbed …

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Worldwide Press Freedon Index

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders, which “defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world, as well as the right to inform the public and to be informed, in accordance with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” has put out their annual ranking of worlwide press freedom. Autocratic …

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