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The father returns

Album: Small Craft on a Milk Sea Artist: Brian Eno Label: Warp Records Release Date: Nov. 2 Grade: A Brian Eno, legendary producer of Coldplay, U2 and Talking Heads, has graced the Warp record label with a brand new solo outing entitled Small Craft on a Milk Sea. Excitement for the album will hit hardest for fans of the electronic/ambient genre that he helped create, and for good reason.


A week in ink: issue No. 8

Bruce Wayne ? The Long Road Home: Ra's al Ghul Ra's is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, one of the scariest and most powerful men alive in the DC universe.


Sequel brings more Paranormal frights

Movie: Paranormal Activity 2 Release Date: Oct. 22 Grade: B- After the biggest breakout horror hit of the last five years, Paranormal Activity 2 attempts to follow in the freaky footsteps of the original. The much-anticipated sequel brings the audience more spooky scares but leaves it wanting more. Paranormal Activity 2 doesn't deviate much from the storyline of the original: a family is tormented by what it believes is a paranormal presence in its home. There are some additions, however, as the family expands to include a baby and a dog, and the film does establish an interesting connection to the first film. The plot centers on a suburban family that experiences what it believes to be a series of break-ins.


Burroughs in Buffalo Author speaks mind at CFA

Dead children and lawsuits aren't the first things that come to mind when thinking of a comedy show. But Friday night at the Center for the Arts, those were some of the topics discussed by author and comedian Augusten Burroughs. Burroughs, known for his New York Times bestseller Running With Scissors, addressed a less than half-packed auditorium that at times seemed unsure of how to respond to the author's wide-ranging stories.


Magnet brings you back to the '90s

Artist: Monster Magnet Album: Mastermind Release Date: Oct. 25 Label: Napalm Records Grade: C Monster Magnet returns with long hair, leather pants, guitars and '90s-inspired sounds on their new album, Mastermind. Monster Magnet's past signature riffs made listeners shake their rear ends.


Kings of the South

Artist: Kings of Leon Album: Come Around Sundown Label: RCA Release Date: Oct. 19 Grade: B+ Country isn't the only thing coming out of the South. Tennessee natives Kings of Leon are quickly becoming the kings of U.S.

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Weekend in Buffalo

Who: John Hugar What: Paranormal Activity 2 When: October 22nd Where: Movie Theaters everywhere Why: It's almost Halloween, time to get the excrement scared out of you.


The Sun Does Come Out for Colombian Superstar

Artist: Shakira Album: Sale del Sol Label: Epic, Sony Music Latin Release Date: October 15, 2010 Grade: A After a disappointing 2009, Colombian superstar Shakira is poised to make a big comeback. Just a year after the release of her so-so sixth studio album, She Wolf, Shakira is at it again with her most recent work, a bilingual album titled Sale el Sol. Sale el Sol, which means "the sun comes out," brings Shakira back to her musical roots and seems to be using the same dynamics that made fans fall in love with her in the first place. Shakira is staying clear of the electro-pop mishaps she used in She Wolf and instead is focusing more on romanticized lyrics, using about every modern pop genre in the book. The most famous track on the album is one of its strongest.


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