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“Little Bee” crafts a world of tragedy and redemption

 “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave is the story of two women whose lives intersect and are changed forever.  Sarah, a middle aged British magazine editor, and her husband Andrew meet Little Bee, a refugee  from Nigeria while on vacation. Before the story begins a tragic event takes place on a beach in  Nigeria. The encounter […]

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Imaginarium confuses with all-star cast, "trippy" plot

The film did not leave me thinking about any deep spiritual truths, and to be honest, it seemed almost interminable. Well-written dialogue backed by superb performances by lead cast members kept me in my seat, and I was glad to be able to see Ledger’s final act (which undoubtedly was/is the movie’s biggest draw).

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Harlem stays happy-go-lucky

Hippies is the latest from Austin, Texas trio Harlem. Their Matador Records debut is full of catchy garage rock that draws on decades of tradition. Matador has been a purveyor of quality independent music for upwards of 20 years now with only the occasional misstep. Harlem brings recollections of veteran label-mates like Pavement and newer […]

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Passion fuels ministry, student’s heart for missions is revealed through organization

Summer memories usually fade as quickly as tan lines. Apart from numerous Facebook albums that catalog experiences, thoughts of part-time jobs and beach adventures are quickly replaced with tuition statement woes. At least for many students, but not so for senior business administration major Mark Cooper. In the summer of 2008, Cooper partnered with a […]

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