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The Jock

by TOM WEPPEL JAGUARS      After five games, I think its safe to say these are not last years’ Jacksonville Jaguars, my friends. Obviously, the boys are a little off-center in a few areas. Their Defense is not as strong as it was last year. Injuries to the DB’s have hurt, and the front seven has not stopped opponents’ running the ball. Is new Coordinator Gregg Williams to blame?       We know the Offense hasn’t been totally up to par. The OL has been decimated by injury, which has affected the running of Fred Taylor and Maurice Drew. Of course, Drew …

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Early Day Miners

by Carlos R. Andujar Bloomington, Indiana is a small(ish) college-town with a modest population of over 72,000 residents. Maybe small, but home to some of the most compelling independent music available and is the headquarters of Secretly Canadian, Western Vinyl, and Jagjaguwar Record companies which serve as hosts to some of the most underrated bands in the U.S. “indie community” (Minus Story, Antony and the Johnsons, Jason Molina, and Magnolia Electric Company just to name a few). Wading among the pool of talented artists, you’ll find Dan Burton, the front man and co-conspirator behind the ever-evolving musical project that is …

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Posters and Political Propagandizing

by Madeleine Peck Walking into the Partisan the Sea poster show, Ann Peebles’s “Straight From the Heart,” (as sampled by the Rza) was spinning on the turntables. It set the tone for the show: hopeful, defiant, and honest. The posters, which were ostensibly designed to focus on one of the two candidates (though one can suppose if there had been a third-party candidate represented, the organizers would’ve gleefully mounted it), where overwhelmingly in support of Barak Obama. When Joey Marchy, one of the show’s organizers is asked about it, he admits that although he didn’t expect a lot of posters …

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Beverly Hill Chihuahua

by PepeB+ Rated PG91 min When my human dad, Rick Grant told me about Beverly Hills Chihuahua, a film starring Chihuahuas, I jumped up and down and threw a fit. Yes, I wanted to go. Rick, who kept saying no, finally relented and smuggled me into the theatre inside his wife Elaine’s large pocketbook. I was so excited when I saw so many of my breathren on the big screen-all shapes and sizes-but I couldn’t make a sound. We Chihuahuas love to bark, so it was hard not to express myself. Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) is a pampered white …

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the black kids in the 904

by KATHERINE STEVENS From local bars to European venues – they’re back where it all began. Jacksonville’s recent claim to fame, the Black Kids, are no strangers to the Duval scene, having all grown up here and been a part of the inner-workings we so like to call “local indie rock.” And on Friday, September 19th they hit the stage and rocked out at Freebird Live in Jacksonville Beach. A torrential downpour didn’t stop friends and fans from packing in to see the Black Kids’ post-international popularity. Having been around since 2006, the band has played locally more than once …

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october movies

CURRENTLY SHOWING EAGLE EYE This is a race-against-time thriller where two strangers, Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Monaghan), are thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations – using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. As the situation escalates, these two ordinary people become the country’s most wanted fugitives, who must work together to discover what is really happening – and more importantly, why. Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario …

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hola, adios… see you on the road

by KATHERINE STEVENS Who doesn’t like a good road trip? God knows I do. I recently moved back to Jacksonville from Barcelona, Spain. And as luck would have it, I participated in many-a road trip while living there. Friends by your side, a map on your lap, the wind in your hair…it doesn’t get much better than that. Well, except for the hundreds of dollars (or euros) going into the gas tank. So what if you didn’t have to spend a dime? Ta-da! WJCT is making it a little easier on us… Jacksonville’s favorite public television station is bringing a …

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notes from the bachelor pad

by TROY SPURLIN “The sky is falling!, The sky is falling!,” warned Henny Penny. Dudes, I think that damn chicken may be right! Face it, our economy is in the gutter and my bank account ain’t fairing much better. Add to that, I am turning forty in five months, trying to keep my head above water during my first year in business, and my car’s engine just died to the tune of five thousand dollars. I am not a happy guy. So with that said and my article due, here I sit at the Mac wondering how in the hell …

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new tv superlatives

by KELLIE ABRAHAMSON Success in the TV business is, like high school, one giant popularity contest: the series with the best ratings always wins. In honor of this sad but true fact, we decided it would be fitting to award this fall’s new shows with superlatives. Which new network shows will be social butterflies and which are doomed outcasts? Read on to see our predictions. Best New Comedy [by default]: Worst Week (Mondays on CBS) My money for the true winner of this award is Aussie import Kath & Kim but because NBC has yet to share its upcoming pilots …

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netscapades

by BRENTON CROZIER October is largely associated with Halloween, the ushering in of autumn, Columbus Day if your city or town is not overtly politically correct, and in these parts, the Florida vs. Georgia game. All great things, granted, but allow me to expand your October horizons. For example, the 2nd is the International Day of Non-Violence, the 5th is International World Teachers’ Day and the second Monday of the month is Thanksgiving in Canada. Okay, wow, those days are way too boring for me too. I was surprised and far more interested to learn that October 16th is World …

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