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Russia pressing Georgia on two fronts

KYIV, Ukraine -- Russian forces have advanced further into Georgian territory in the country's northwest separatist enclave of Abkhazia, where reports say their forces have crossed the breakaway republic's border and are occupying a town in Georgia proper. [...]
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Crisis in Georgia

KYIV, Ukraine -- In a brazen maneuver that has ignited an international military conflict, Russia late last week sent 150 tanks over its border into neighboring Georgia's separatist territory of South Ossetia, prompting Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili to declare a 15-day state of war with Russia. [...]
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Norman Mailer, 1923-2007

Norman Mailer, arguably the most critical and influential literary figure of the 20th century, died today of renal failure. He was 84. Throughout the course of his illustrious career, Mailer was twice awarde...
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Simpsons movie promo turns you yellow

You can just feel that yellow-hot heat coming around the corner, right down Evergreen Terrace. The Simpsons Movie is fast-approaching, and you'd better be ready for an all-out onslaught of unbearably cheesy ...
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Remembering Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne, one of the most prominent and accomplished fashion icons of the 20th century, died June 26th after a 10-year battle with a rare form of cancer. She was 78. Claiborne left behind a legacy that ...
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Robert Earl Couture

If you ever need any career advice, look no further than to Robert Earl. His words? "Just go for it, man." The 38-year-old former TV personality recently kicked off his very own clothing line, Robert Earl...
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A band called Cassavettes

Concert review, May 25: "By the end of their set, the band had finished something which they had only 40 minutes earlier created: an almost illegally entertaining local show that shed a glimmer of massive future potential."
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Polizei 144 European racing jackets

The wild road rage of the Gumball 3000 road rally has zipped into the fashion world. Seven-time Gumball 3000 champion, Alexander Roy, has launched a new line of European racing-inspired jackets fit for those...
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David Halberstam, 1934-2007

David Halberstam, one of the most well-respected and influential journalists of the 20th century, died on April 23. He was 73. Mr. Halberstam was best known for his reporting on the Vietnam War for the ...
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Josh Wolf: Free.

Big news for journalists, both citizens and staffers: On April 3, just two days after a Blast Magazine article profiling his incarceration and amongst growing pressure from all around, San Francisco-based journ...
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The Pursuit of Happyness

One of Sony Pictures' latest releases on DVD and Blu-Ray is "The Pursuit of Happyness," released on March 27. The film features Academy Award nominee Will Smith playing real-life stock broker Chris Gardner i...
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The Arcade Fire: Neon Bible

Any serious music buff will tell you that a band's second album is a make or break-type deal, especially if that band's first release amassed enormous amounts of critical and commercial acclaim. In the case ...
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24 Hours on Craigslist

Just when I thought I was a bit off-tilt for buying a bundle of old Sega Genesis games off Craigslist, in comes 24 Hours on Craigslist on DVD. I feel relatively ordinary now. Throughout the 80-minute film...