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Calendar, Night&Day Little People, Big Minds

Little People, Big Minds

In the early ’90s Kevin Bacon put on a dazzling performance in Tremors, a film about mutant worms and trailer parks. As children, we played a game in which, side by side with Kevin Bacon, we would destroy the underground…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pushover Pushes Back

Pushover Pushes Back

In Super, when a local crime boss (Kevin Bacon) lures away his wife (Liv Tyler), lifelong pushover Frank (Rainn Wilson) -- under the influence of a bizarre Christian kids' TV show and a sci-fi-style encounter with something like God --…
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Music, All Shook Down

Top Six Celebrities Who Should Never Sing Again

Brace yourself, everybody. Not content with torturing us back in 2006 with her debut album, Paris Hilton is apparently preparing to unleash a second one. So, in her honor and as a means to prepare ourselves, here's our list of…
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Music, Bouncer

Bringing Home the Bacon

There may be six degrees separating me from Kevin Bacon, but there were three bar stools between me and the couple roundly dissing a co-worker they kept referring to as "The Bacon." "The Bacon doesn't do it like that," said…
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News, Feature Coming Soon

Coming Soon

The first 10 years of the 21st century may go down as the worst in Hollywood history, a candyfloss desert (not dessert) of blockbusters, comic book movies, three-quels, and torture porn. In ambition and achievement our contemporary cinema makes the…
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News, Sucka Free City Ask a Track Bike!

Ask a Track Bike!

Hi everyone! My name's Ephraim and I'm a track bike. What's a track bike? Great question! Track bikes are single-gear bicycles with back sprockets fixed to their back axles, so there's no gear-shifting and no coasting. Given our unique design,…
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Film, Strange Brew

Strange Brew

When watching Where the Truth Lies, a film noir about a young celebrity journalist's obsession with a comedy duo from the 1950s, a single question arises again and again: Why? Why have the immense talents of Kevin Bacon and Colin…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dance Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution

When contemplating a name like "Footloose," it's hard not to snicker and imagine this San Francisco-based dance company equipped with leg warmers and a cache of cheesy '80s moves. But the troupe is on a greater mission -- one that…
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Film, Extended Sentence

Extended Sentence

The grim little green-walled apartment where Walter finds himself after his release has the look of a jail cell -- with one apparent easement. What seems to be the only window in the place faces a school playground across the…
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News, Dog Bites

Fight Night

From the outside, the office building looks like a hole-in-the-wall tenement. The only clue to what's taking place inside is the roar of a crowd, carried out to the street through an open window and audible three buildings away. It's…
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Film,

Tribute

Little Big Moviemaker Barry Levinson's Diner won plaudits like "minor miracle" when it opened in 1982. The qualifier "minor" turned up because critics like myself who loved the film didn't want to burden it with overly high expectations. Of course,…
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News,

Chatterbox

Three remarkably boring Web sites that mailed us press kits this week in hopes that we would write about them but will be sorely disappointed: "The Solution" site on starting your own business; Elder-Davis Inc.'s cremation site; and the U.S.…
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