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Movie Review – The Departed

RATING: 5/5 If it doesn’t feel right to laugh at a film with blood splattered on every wall, don’t see “The Departed.” But if you believe that comedy, violence and intense thrills can co-exist in one film, then read on.…

Scorsese’s new gangsters thrive

Jack Nicholson performing a film scene while wearing a dildo doesn’t sound like a drama. It doesn’t even sound like a thriller. Well, it might thrill some people. But believe it or not, that’s the case in Martin Scorsese’s new gangster drama/thriller, “The Departed.” Co-star Matt Damon told “The Temple News” about his interesting first day on set with Nicholson.…

Garth Brooks meets Jay-Z

Lucas Carpenter does what so many young musicians find themselves doing these days: He checks up on his MySpace account. “MySpace is a Godsend,” Carpenter said in a recent telephone interview.…

Award-winner Haddon’s second helping no slump

There are a myriad of pitfalls associated with following up an exceptional first novel. For a newly-established author, early success opens up diverging path after diverging path, each one fraught with danger.…

Bringing flicks back to W. Chester

The third annual West Chester Film Festival kicks off Oct. 6, and the event’s public relations director, John Cigler, promises some big changes for this year’s festivities. “We added three workshops run by industry professionals and received more entries from around the country and around the world that are fantastic,” Cigler said.…

Ancient Art of Tea

We had to take off our shoes at the door of the shofuso, so it took some time to get used to the smell of all those feet shuffling across the tatami mats.…

A market of generations

In an era centered on the convenience of supermarkets, malls and department stores, it seems that small specialty shops are a thing of the past. But South Philly’s 9th Street Italian Market, the largest and oldest outdoor market in the United States, is as strong as it was 100 years ago.…

Fall Fashion

Mixed and matched outfits for women and layers for the fellas are dominating fall fashion trends this season. Popular for women, are the skinny-leg and straight-leg jeans. Shopping for jeans can be a disaster, especially if you are a new-comer to the straight-leg experience, but asking for advice from a store sales associate can help.…

‘Scoundrels’ get schooled

Will the nice guy fight for the girl of his dreams? Or will he accept defeat with his tail between his legs? “School for Scoundrels,” set to be released in theaters Sept.…

Read between ‘man-V’ lines

Best selling author Dan Brown may know the letter ‘V’ primarily as the archaic symbol for the female sex, however, he has yet to meet Timothy Kennedy. The senior boasts a feature found only on the fittest of men – the “man-V.” Rock-hard biceps, washboard abs and a camelback chest are all nice and dandy.…