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Monday, April 22, 2024

The Avenue

Florida Alligator
THE AVENUE  |  MUSIC

Lupe cool on new album

Lupe Fiasco may have established himself as a skateboarding geek on his debut, "Food & Liquor," but on his brooding sophomore set, "The Cool," he shows why he is one of the most clever storytellers in music.


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THE AVENUE  |  SEX

Want to hook up with a bud? Think again

Over drinks the other day, my girlfriend said something puzzling: "I like to sleep with my friends because I know them, but why do they always end up falling for me when I specifically tell them this isn't anything more than sex?"


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THE AVENUE  |  FASHION

Winter Fashion

While the reprieve from the Florida heat was short-lived for Gainesville, it's no surprise that the rest of the world is acting as if it was actually cold outside. It is January, after all, and this season's latest fashions include an array of the most stylish winterwear.


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THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

Viewers have alternatives during strike

With the Writers Guild of America strike still in full swing, TV viewers are starting to feel the effects. Yeah, we've gotten by in the past few weeks with the holidays to distract us, but now that they're over we're left itching for a fix. So while we wait for a resolution to the strike, here are some fun alternatives for all you TV lovers:


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THE AVENUE  |  MOVIES AND TV

Carell's 'Dan' proves unexciting

There is a scene in "Dan in Real Life" where one of Steve Carell's character's shrill, insufferable daughters ("She sounds like a tea kettle," to quote an earlier, better Carell movie) is pleading emotionally with him to let her boyfriend stay over. Once she uses the word "love," Carell suddenly laughs uncontrollably at his daughter's naïve stupidity. Not only is it the only genuinely funny scene in the film, but his line also accurately depicts how I felt watching "Dan in Real Life": "You've got to be kidding me."


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