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RPS offers meal plans to off-campus students

For many students living off campus, the residence halls meal plan is no longer a nuisance. But for others, signing a meal plan provides them convenience and money management.

City Lights shines with diverse films

"King Kong," "The Bride of Frankenstein," "Safety Last" and "Playtime" will be presented at this season's City Lights festival. "City Lights is a free film series open to the public and University community. It shows 16 mm prints of cinema that rarely find their way to the big screen," said graduate student Drew Todd, co-founder of City Lights.

Hungarian pianist to perform recital

Peter Pertis, a former soloist with the Hungarian philharmonic, will give a guest recital at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Recital Hall. A graduate of the Bela Batok Conservatory of Music, Pertis has toured Eastern and Western Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. Now giving master's degree classes, he has served as artist in residence at the Musashino Music Academy in Tokyo and the University of Hartford.

Dining with a master of the theater

I found out last spring that Athol Fugard was to visit IU this fall, but I was not quite prepared for meeting this paragon of modern theater. Fugard came to campus as the Class of 1963 Wells Scholar Professor, and his visit coincided with the purchase and exhibit of his notes and manuscripts at the Lilly Library, as well as the release of a book about his works by English professor Albert Wertheim.

Jazz concert a smooth blend of ethnic sounds

Four men quietly took the stage Tuesday night at the TIS Music Shop as the small crowd mulled about the store, browsing through CDs and waiting for the concert to begin. With no introduction, the four embraced their instruments and broke into their first number. The audience's attention quickly shifted to the stage, and the seats were immediately filled. Thus began the two hour set of IU alumnus Kyle Quass and his band, as they delved into their own unique style of jazz music.

Boogie Nights

\"Boogie Nights," easily one of the most incendiary films of the '90s, hits the DVD format for the second time in a pristine anamorphic transfer, chock full of supplemental materials.

Immature, quirky style still works for Presidents

In the early '90s, Seattle had a horde of bands eager to take part in the grunge revolution. Appealing to a pissed-off generation, these bands sang about everything from teen spirit to school violence to black-hole suns. Then The Presidents of the United States of America came along parading kitties and peaches, a band whose anthem was "We're Not Gonna Make It."

Any Given Sunday: Special Edition Director's Cut

Oliver Stone's football epic, starring Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, was met with mixed reviews last winter when it opened in theaters. Now it has been released on DVD with about seven minutes of additional Stone staples -- gratuitous sex, drugs and violence. And of course these qualities never hinder a film.

Osborne's latest effort darker, less passionate than 'Relish'

Joan Osborne is an excellent musician. Her 1995 release Relish produced the tepid "One of Us" for radio airplay, but the rest of the album was much stronger. So her eagerly anticipated follow-up had big shoes to fill. Unfortunately, Righteous Love leaves much to be desired.


This 1985 Terry Gilliam masterpiece stands as one of the great examples of studio-prevented censorship. Universal originally wanted to chop more than 30 minutes out of the film and give the film a happy ending. But critics came to the rescue after a special screening of Gilliam's original cut.

'Almost' perfect

1973 is infamous as the year America lost its morality, and Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" knows this. Of course it captures the immediate highs of the period, but it never loses sight of the long-term.

The Matrix

Take the red pill or the blue pill? Buy the videocassette or the DVD version of "The Matrix"? It's a tough choice, but for everyone who is still surfing the Internet trying to find Morpheus, DVD is the only way to go. The DVD version, which was released before the videocassette version, is jam-packed with extra little goodies.

Terminator 2: The Utimate Edition

Fans of the Schwarzenegger/ Cameron sci-fi masterpiece will undoubtedly flip over this boss new cut of the flick. There are two versions of the film on the double-sided disc, both the original theatrical version and a director's cut.

USA: How low can you go?

I hope that the Screen Actors Guild goes on strike. Then we'd be spared crap like USA's new original series "The War Next Door" (9 p.m. Sunday), representing the latest offensive in the network's war on good t

Rating DVD quality

Movie studios have yet to fully figure out the possibilities of DVD, but they are getting there.

The Sweet Hereafter

This 1997 Atom Egoyan masterpiece on the slow destruction of the workings of a small town stands as one of the great films of the 1990s. New Line fully recognized this and gave it the best DVD treatment it could.

Cam'ron's sophomore effort profane

Profane from the beginning, Cam'ron's S.D.E. sets an urban reality or suburban fantasy of a violent New York City and candid sexual speech. This sophomore record is consistent but has no high-profile songs such as "Horse and Carriage," a BET favorite that featured Mase at his prime.

Technology envy 101

Make a little more room in the U-Haul, mom. Along with their sheets, clothes and funky wall decorations, students are now moving decadent home entertainment centers, souped-up computers and expensive video game systems into their dorm rooms, apartments and houses.

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