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Slumdog draws backlash from India

DAN WATSON

February 18, 2009

Filed under Arts

A camera focuses on one tiny metal and concrete shack. It pulls away to reveal more huts, seemingly stacked on top of each other. One more zoom out and the audience is presented with the vast underworld of a faraway land; the...

Book review: Leering at Lear in Moore’s Fool

DAN WATSON

February 17, 2009

Filed under Arts

“Shagging,” “boinking,” “boffing,” and “fuckery” may not be words one conjures up when thinking about Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear, but they have their places in comic novelist Christopher Moore’s retelling,...

When times are dull, the dull make films like Confessions of a Shopaholic

RACHAEL LANDER

February 16, 2009

Filed under Arts

** out of ***** Hi, my name is Rachael, and I’m a shopaholic. What? Now they have shopaholics-anonymous meetings? Well, I don’t know about the existence of said groups in reality, but they are oddly present in the new flick...

The ridiculous horror of Friday the 13th

JED MILLER

February 16, 2009

Filed under Arts

** out of ***** Friday the 13th is a collection of ridiculousness. This movie seems to demand snark. During several moments, assorted whispers and giggles could be heard throughout the theater. Let’s start with this: Apparently,...

Cook-in-Progress: Baked honey mustard chicken

DI STAFF

February 16, 2009

Filed under Arts

Chicken nuggets just not what they used to be? Looking to avoid the George Foreman grill tonight? Arts reporter Jed Miller knows a new way to make a chicken dinner more exciting. Try this cheap and easy recipe for a delicious...