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Don’t cry for Smarty Jones

Saturday was a day for a party. White carnation corsage pinned, up early for breakfast at the off-track, and hours spent waiting for the most eagerly anticipated moment in recent memory: Smarty Jones breaking from the gate at Belmont, poised to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. And surely, he broke well. But every horse has his best ... Read More »

Go Baby Go…Seabiscuit’s New Purpose

For the third week in a row, Seabiscuit has been popular enough to finish in the top five highest grossing movies. Moviegoers and critics alike have heaped praise upon the movie, based upon the best selling book by Laura Hillenbrand. Universal Studios stands to gain quite a bit of financial reward from this movie. But elsewhere lies an industry that ... Read More »

Down With Love (and please pass the chocolate)

Down With Love is a recent release (May 16, 2003) starring Ewan MacGregor and Renee Zellweger. Set in Manhattan in 1962, the film is a spoof on the charming Rock Hudson-Doris Day films of days gone by. Barbara Novak (Zellweger) is a writer that becomes an overnight sensation with her book “Down With Love”, which insists that women need to ... Read More »

The Bachelor: beyond embarrassing.

I’ve tried to write a review of the TV show “the Bachelor” several times now. I would always get approximately two sentences in, and would suddenly become so disgusted with the representatives of my gender in the show that I could write no more. Now, given, I have watched maybe ten or fifteen minutes of The Bachelor total. Still, I ... Read More »

American Idol- at last, a reprieve from the torture

Let out a collective sigh of relief, America, American Idol is finally over. Sure, there's been some "wrap up" shows with all sorts of nutty routines, but the worst is over. Well, until they start auditioning for next season. Read More »