Deadwood Edition Issue #24

January 27, 2004

Old club, new groove

Town's premier rock club gets a dancefloor makeover

"This is going to be a good night," proclaims Edwin Morales, in what could be the understatement of the year. From his DJ booth overlooking The Bottleneck dance floor (that's right -- dance floor), Morales watches as a churning sea of dolled-up dancers gyrate to Quiet Riot's "Cum On Feel the Noize." On stage, a movie screen shows Jim Henson's "The Dark Crystal," a 1982 fantasy film with freakish-looking elfin puppets.

Tale from the Back Room

20-year-old makes most of sucky job, avoids sticky situations

So what happens when a young woman becomes a cog in this male-dominated multi-billion dollar machine that continues to grind and grind and grind, again and again, faster and harder, year after year?

Review :: Pink Nasty, "Mule School"

If you're gonna be a country crooner, there's one thing you'd better hold on to ... and it's not your truck, your woman or your house. The thing you must have is integrity. Without it, how are you going to convince a room full of leersome lushes that your heartbroken tales are not simply fabrications?

'The Anniversary has broken up'

"The Anniversary has broken up." So wrote Anniversary singer and guitarist Josh Berwanger in a recent e-mail to, confirming a rumor that had been circulating for a week and inspiring a collective 'duh' amongst anybody who had been following the band during the last few months.

'Tad Hamilton' offers winning mix

Well-cast romantic comedy proves an ideal date movie

Is it a coincidence that this weekend's feature film releases are dominated by the stars of TV's "That '70s Show?" If given the choice between doofus prankster Ashton Kutcher attempting to get in touch with his "serious side" in the thriller "The Butterfly Effect" or Topher Grace deftly mastering the role of acerbic charmer in "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!," audiences might want to settle on the latter.

Focus on Kansas

Kevin Willmott's 'CSA' generates national buzz for his home state at Sundance Film Festival

For people in Park City, Utah, a town dedicated to the proposition that not all films are created equal, riding the crest of the insider "buzz" sonic wave during the Sundance Film Festival means being at the hottest spot at its brightest moment. For many, that means being near celebrity.

Review: The Sims: Bustin' Out - PS2, Xbox, Gamecube

It's the Sims!...again...with a bit more flash and polish.

It's the Sims!...again...with a bit more flash and polish.

Review: Medal of Honor: Infiltrator - Game Boy Advance

This handheld version has a quality that's totally absent from its console brethren: it's fun.

This handheld version has a quality that's totally absent from its console brethren: it's fun.

Five faces to watch this fall

Kansas University's fall sports programs lost some big-time contributors from last year's squads. If the Jayhawks are going to have success this fall, here are five up-and-comers who will have plenty to do with it.