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Flash Classixx: Features versus Elegance // Hedgehog Launch 2 versus Winterbells

February 17, 2010 • 1
Two games, Winterbells and Hedgehog Launch 2 are a study in contrasts. Both rely on the same mechanic, a gravity-bound animal marching its way up to the heavens by bouncing on bells, or bars. Winterbells, while lighter on features, retains the elegance of a classic flash game, and is the superior title. In Hedgehog Launch »
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Flash Classix: HeliAttack 2

February 10, 2010 • 0
It is a truth universally acknowledged that successful flash shooters must include upgrades, explosions and bullet time. HeliAttack 2, developed by Squarecircleco and distributed on Miniclip, was voted most addicting game of 2003 by flashkit.com, and remains the crowning achievement of Squarecircleco’s three-part heli series. The first Heli showed a potential for greatness, but its »
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LIVE BLOG of the 2010 Grammy Awards

January 31, 2010 • 0
Jordan Schneider live-blogs the 2010 Grammy Awards on CBS. LIVE BLOG of the 2010 Grammy Awards, by Jordan Schneider
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The clubs of Crown Street: Alchemy/Elevate

January 29, 2010 • 0
Thought it was impossible to “journey into the other realm” in the Elm City? Well, thanks to (the press copy of) Alchemy Nighclub and Elevate Lounge, you won’t have to wait to see James Doohan at Comic-Con. The Yellow Monopoly of Crown Street, Alchemy hits you with a trans-dimensional triple nightclub experience. Walk in from »
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Video: Vinny confirms return to “Jersey Shore” season two!

January 22, 2010 • 4
One if by land, two if by (Jer)sea(Shore)! The guidos are coming! The guidos are coming! The “Jersey Shore” invasion of New Haven has begun. Cast member Vinny Guadagnino made a special guest appearance at Elevate Lounge on Crown Street Thursday night. He put on a fist-pumping clinic, confirmed rumors of a second season, and »
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Lil Wayne’s ‘Rebirth’ is dead

January 15, 2010 • 6
Lil Wayne, why you do me like this? You were my portal out of the Manhattan prep school universe. You were the perfect rapper to give a white Jew rocking 6 inches of blond curls some cred. Lil Wayne, you gave hip hop nerds a reason to love a rapper who rarely wandered from the »
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I didn’t have a dinner invitation, but I did have a press pass

December 2, 2009 • 1
WEST POINT, N.Y. — On Tuesday, I set off on a quest to hear the president tell cadets why we needed 30,000 more troops in Afghanistan. But, thanks to the Japanese-straightened blond hair and red sari of State Dinner-crasher Michaele Salahi, I ended up playing in a hippie drum circle. “Those shenanigans,” said a gentle »
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Bang tape great

November 13, 2009 • 0
Afrika Bambaataa said, “How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of hip-hop culture. And the music is colorless.” But did Dick Van Dyke fit in too? Chiddy Bang, a group of four Drexel University sophomores, thinks so. They broke into the blogosphere through as-mainstream-as-it-gets prettymuchamazing.com, dropping tracks that sampled from the indie »
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Backstage: Ilan Zechory and Tom Lehman:

November 13, 2009 • 0
Q: What’s your hip-hop background? A Ilan: I bought Ice Cube’s “Predator” which had a parental advisory sticker when I was 13, which coincided with a family vacation to Israel … pretty good associations. A Tom: In seventh grade I saw “Mo Money Mo Problems” on “Pop-up Video”… Q: What’s your real job? A Ilan: »