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Martin Tsai


Brockovich shines

\"Erin Brockovich" is the true story of a struggling single mother without any legal training who discovered water pollution in Hinkley, Calif. She then heralded the townspeople to fight against a large corporation and won the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in the United States, $330 million. Although this would easily be made into another "A Civil Action," the mesmerizing cast, masterful direction and witty script make "Brockovich" extremely absorbing and entertaining.

Hollister tells stories with new album

Although most people aren't familiar with Dave Hollister, it's hard to forget his voice once you hear it. His work with the group BLACKstreet certainly raised more than a few eyebrows, but he was soon forgotten by the fans after the group underwent a few lineup changes worthy of the comparison of what Destiny's Child recently went through.

Outkast

OutKast has been able to reinvent itself with each album, but this time the Atlanta dynamic duo is here to change the game. Stankonia, the pair's fourth album, is not only its best, it is also one of the wittiest, the bravest and the most ingenious albums you'll hear this year.

Hollister tells stories with new album

Although most people aren't familiar with Dave Hollister, it's hard to forget his voice once you hear it. His work with the group BLACKstreet certainly raised more than a few eyebrows, but he was soon forgotten by the fans after the group underwent a few lineup changes worthy of the comparison of what Destiny's Child recently went through.

Outkast

OutKast has been able to reinvent itself with each album, but this time the Atlanta dynamic duo is here to change the game. Stankonia, the pair's fourth album, is not only its best, it is also one of the wittiest, the bravest and the most ingenious albums you'll hear this year.

Hollywood bores as art films shine

That's (almost) a wrap. The year is not over yet, and a number of noteworthy films are still to be released. But as the fall semester is coming to an end, it's a good time to reflect on the movie scene this year.

Awaiting another season of 'Survivor,' reality TV

How can we sum up 2000 without mentioning the national obsession that is "Survivor?" How can we not recall Richard's strategizing, Rudy's homophobia, Colleen's loveliness and Susan's "rat vs. snake" rant? Aren't we glad the year is almost over, so we can soon revisit that madness when "Survivor: The Australian Outback" airs Jan. 28?

'Best lists' never a hit with everyone

Whenever a "best list" is compiled, it always manages to stir up some conversation. It is impossible to find a best list that is indisputable -- everyone has an opinion. Following the American Film Institute's disastrous "100 Greatest Movies" list, MTV and Rolling Stone magazine collectively came up with their own controversial ranking of "100 Greatest Pop Songs."

BET joins Viacom

BET Holdings, Inc. has been purchased by Viacom for $3 billion in stocks. The acquisition means that BET will become the sister network of MTV, MTV2, VH1 and The Box. It also means that BET is no longer under black ownership, although founder Robert Johnson will become a major shareholder at Viacom.

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