Deadwood Edition Issue #167

October 2, 2007

Opportunity mocks

U.S.-educated and unable to work legally, local undocumented immigrants struggle to escape from bureaucratic netherworld

She is an undocumented immigrant but has lived in the United States since she was 3 years old. She has no discernible trace of a Mexican accent and doesn't have a single memory of her early years in Mexico.

Gimme Moore

Robert Moore takes Sonic Spectrum away from public radio and into some Buzz

Robert Moore, longtime host of Kansas City's Sonic Spectrum radio show on KCUR, surprised and saddened listeners earlier this summer when he announced he was leaving the NPR affiliate and taking his show with him.

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Lord of Misrule

Adru the Misphit channels personal and political chaos into a harrowing hip-hop polemic

Although he adamantly refuses to be defined by it, Andrew Roufa's wrenching personal history and its influence on his hip-hop persona, Adru the Misphit, is difficult to ignore. Born in Texas and raised in Manhattan, Kan., the 33 year old Roufa has spent many of the last 10 years in mental or correctional institutions following an LSD triggered slide into what doctors diagnosed as bipolar manic-depression.

Style Scout: Todd Rose

Style Scout: Andiy Ransom

Save & Splurge

Review: Across the Universe

A greatest hits album can span somebody's entire career but it rarely paints a complete portrait of the artist. "Across the Universe" (ΒΆΒΆ) is like a greatest hits album in more ways than one.

Actual news*

*...based on actual news

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Review: Halo 3 (360)

Halo 3 more than redeems the relative shortcomings of its two predecessors, and the sounds of the game will surely be pouring out of millions of living rooms for years to come.

"Dark Water" is a slow ride down the drain

A scene where a dazed Jennifer Connelly lies on her back, letting water slowly drip on her face becomes a metaphor for the entire movie.