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“Black Swan” a dark take on ballet

“Black Swan” a dark take on ballet

By Wesley Emblidge

December 10, 2010

If one had to compare “Black Swan” the new film from Darren Aronofsky, to any other film, they would draw a blank. Even Aronofskys previous film, "The Wrestler," is miles away from this movie. The story follows a fantastic performance by Natalie Portman as Nina, a ballet dancer, who is given the ...

“Cannibal” fails as a survival technique

“Cannibal” fails as a survival technique

December 10, 2010

Last time I reviewed a Ke$ha album, I was merciful. Her debut, “Animal” was gimmicky and fun for the most part, but didn’t have the longevity to carry her through a prosperous career. “Tik Tok” slowly drifted off the airwaves, “Your Love is My Drug” and “Blah Blah Blah” were catchy, but di...

In response to: “Tam’s cleaning products pose a serious health risk to users”

November 19, 2010

In response to your article in the Tam News, related to the cleaning products used by the custodians at Tam, It seems the article lacked adequate information for readers. Although an article titled “Tam’s cleaning products pose serious health risks to users” definitely will capture the reader’s...

December Crossword Puzzle + Answers

November 18, 2010

This month's crossword puzzle, with answers! CORRECTION: #12 is mislabeled as #10, and the real #10 is missing, it is "The Tam mascot up until 1990." Answers to all the questions can be read after the break. Read More »...

“127 Hours” brings compelling acting, visuals and script

“127 Hours” brings compelling acting, visuals and script

By Wesley Emblidge

November 17, 2010

What if someone made a movie about an event in your life? They were writing the screenplay, casting the actors, and directing the film. Hopefully, they’d do it right. Read More »...

Hoodlums and hipsters taking over Marin

By Colin Walton

October 1, 2010

They are shady, mysterious and secretive, yet loud, social and obnoxious. Whether you refer to them as the Safeway Shadies, or the San Androids, the G-Spot Hittaz, the Mill Valley Mob or whatever, they’re there. They are always there. What place is “there” you might ask? Well it’s Safeway of...

Student practices healing through the art of shamanism

Student practices healing through the art of shamanism

By Benjy Elkind

October 1, 2010

Since our ancient ancestors walked the Earth many, many years ago, people have needed a way of physically and mentally healing themselves. The oldest recorded way of doing this is known as shamanism. Shamanic practices have been dated all the way back to the Paleolithic period and have been observed by hundred...

MGMT expands their psych-pop horizons

By Hank Brown

May 5, 2010

Very few musicians go from playing hour-long jams of the “Ghostbusters” theme in college to being rocketed into psychedelic superstardom as fast as Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, otherwise known as the meat of pop sensation MGMT. Their sophomore effort, “Congratulations,” is a slightly...