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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Kanye album top of its class

With record sales way down and a general lack of memorable rap releases so far this year (sans U.G.K., Common and Talib Kweli), Kanye West hopes to make it his year with his third album, "Graduation," set for release Tuesday.


Top of the Tapas

With so many Latin restaurants in town, how do you know which ones are the real deal? Where can you get an authentic media noche? Who makes the best guava puff pastry? Which place can satisfy your Latin food addiction? Eight of the most popular places are reviewed here to let you know what's fabuloso and what's not.

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Overheard in Gainesville

Ever accidentally eavesdropped and overheard something so ridiculous you had to laugh and tell all your friends later? Well, share it with the rest of us. Keep checking The Avenue online at for the chance to submit your own Overheard in Gainesville quotes - coming soon.


Return to rock

Every year, the first week of school means new books, foreboding projects and a stressful syllabus. But at the beginning of this semester you can add "free concert" to your otherwise dreary agenda, thanks to a collaboration of the Reitz Union Band Committee and Gator Nights.

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'Stardust' adaptation shines

When director Matthew Vaughn left "X-Men 3" at the mercy of the pack of untalented wolves known collectively as Brett Ratner in favor of helming "Stardust," I hoped the gamble would pay off. Otherwise, humanity would have two additional squandered adaptations stinking up the place and making the hole in the ozone layer even bigger. But thankfully, the odds of getting sunburned haven't drastically increased, because "Stardust" succeeds at being a charming fantasy comedy adventure.

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Suggested student cinema

If you haven't discovered this yet, a keen knowledge of movies can definitely enhance your college education. Throughout your years of schooling, whether you are a freshman, grad student or anything in between, you will find movies are a staple conversation piece. They bring us together and give us all something in common - or at the very least, give you something to chat about with that cute classmate sitting next to you.

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Relinquish the relics and start anew

Trying to affix shelves to the crumbly plaster walls of my new apartment was no easy task. I thought I had the shelf above my desk installed just fine and had begun to stack my books when it crashed down right on top of my 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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