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In Theaters: 10/28/11

In Theaters: 10/28/11

By Wesley Emblidge

November 2, 2011

Welcome to the brand new Tam News column, "In Theaters," which once a week will inform you about the latest films in theaters and where's the best to see them. Bear in mind that unless I say so (such as with this week's "Like Crazy") I have not seen these films, I am simply making predictions. In Time Direct...

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

By Sophie McGuinness

November 2, 2011

Nate Severin PE Teacher Teaching Philosophy: “First and foremost is my relationship with my students. If I know who they are and what they like, then I can teach them better. When students know I care about them, then a mutual respect is formed.” When Mr. Severin was in high school: “One ti...

Political satire “Butter” makes use of talented cast with creative concept and witty screenplay

Political satire “Butter” makes use of talented cast with creative concept and witty screenplay

By Wesley Emblidge

November 2, 2011

Is there really anything more compelling than the story of a small town butter carving competition? “Butter,” the film by Jim Field Smith that showed at the recent 34th Mill Valley Film Festival, makes you believe that there really isn’t. However it’s more than just that, the film is actually a...

“A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” brings exactly what you expect, in a good way

“A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” brings exactly what you expect, in a good way

By Wesley Emblidge

November 1, 2011

The “Harold and Kumar” film series has always been about one thing: madness. Insane, drug induced, sex-filled madness. What starts as just two stoners (Kal Penn and Kumar and John Cho as Harold) trying to get some White Castle burgers becomes an adventure with strippers, orgies, drug trips and Neil Pat...

From spandex to tapas: A Guide to the Haight

From spandex to tapas: A Guide to the Haight

By Geneva Earl

October 31, 2011

The Haight is a culturally rich neighborhood in San Francisco that seems perpetually stuck in the 1960s. Walking down the streets, you can find a wide variety of venues, such as a vintage record store, smoke shops, risqué clothing stores and a diverse group of restaurants. The Haight is a haven f...

Travel the world as a student with service trips

Travel the world as a student with service trips

By Max Shulman

October 23, 2011

Trekking to the farthest ends of the earth is easier than you think. If you have a lust to travel the world and make a positive change, places like Thailand, New Zealand, Ghana, and Peru are all within your grasp. It’s one thing to donate countless dollars to a charity and be told that your money is i...

Fantasy football show “The League” returns for season 3

Fantasy football show “The League” returns for season 3

By William Choulos

October 6, 2011

“The League” is a comedy about six childhood friends who play in a fantasy football league: Taco (Jon Lajoie), Pete (Mark Duplass), Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi), Andre (Paul Scheer), Jenny (Katie Aselton), and Ruxin (Nick Kroll). To the five guys and one wife, it’s not just a game. They will d...

Emmy-winning “Modern Family” begins a sucessful third season

Emmy-winning “Modern Family” begins a sucessful third season

By Aaron Newman

October 1, 2011

When I first saw an episode of ABC’s “Modern Family,” I was pleasantly surprised by the show’s candid and spot-on humor. It was gratifying to see a sitcom that could so accurately pick apart family relationships, especially with characters that on the surface seem like caricatures, but prove ...

Bon Iver’s follow-up album appropriately titled “Bon Iver”

Bon Iver’s follow-up album appropriately titled “Bon Iver”

By Zoe Goldberg

September 27, 2011

There is something almost intoxicating about Bon Iver’s music. I can’t tell if it’s the completely incomprehensible lyrics, or maybe the husky, yet lilting tone of Justin Vernon’s voice. It could even be the sweet soiree of instruments and noise machines that willingly consume the background, but ...

Dark cancer comedy “50/50” balances funny and dramatic elements effectively

Dark cancer comedy “50/50” balances funny and dramatic elements effectively

By Wesley Emblidge

September 26, 2011

Here are two words that probably shouldn’t go in the same sentence: cancer and comedy. However, those are the two best words to sum up the new film by Jonathan Levine, “50/50,” starring Joseph Gordon- Levitt as Adam, a man diagnosed with cancer at just 27. Instead of taking the typical dramatic route, screenwriter Will Reiser (who drew from his real life experien...

“I’m With You” brings back the Red Hot Chili Peppers

“I’m With You” brings back the Red Hot Chili Peppers

By William Choulos

September 26, 2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have returned with a new album, “I’m With You,” and a new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer. Having already sold over 65 million albums world wide, won seven Grammys and boasted numerous chart-topping singles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have had an extremely successful career. Read More...

“Batman” TV series full of unintentional laughs

“Batman” TV series full of unintentional laughs

By Cassie Jeong

September 26, 2011

A muscled man in a tight gray-and-black suit races to a fireman’s pole hidden behind a bookcase, the pointed ears of his mask flapping as he descends. Close behind is a blur in a red vest, gold cape, and green speedo, who slides down with excessive enthusiasm. This is no ordinary matchup of two camp, tackily dressed weirdos. This is th...