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Page 29 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
Arcade Fire ventures back to suburbia When Arcade Fire's leader Win Butler and his younger brother, Will, grew up in the suburbs of Houston, they probably didn't foresee it would serve as the muse for their latest album, "The Suburbs.," While the Montreal septet has produced three diverse re- cords over the last six years, "Suburbs" has the most tracks to date. It dives into the personal details and yearning ques- tions of what it means to be a child with ambitions. The ""opening title track will surprise listeners with its airy and calm sound. This song is the light- est song Arcade Fire has ever produced. An animated piano, consistent beats, all tied to vocals, shifts the tone of the re- cord from happy- go-lucky to serious- ness. Arcade Fire goes deeper the Samethan homogenous proper- ties. The band mem- bers present a mix of emotions rooted in their upbringing. Songs evoking feel- ings ranging from regret to fondness create rich music, almost as valuable as "Funeral," its first...
Page 30 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
Best of Denton 2010 After more than three weeks of voting, readers have responded to pick their favorite places to eat, drink and be merry in our fair city. The online poll was completely un- scientific, but we relied on the honor system to make sure students and resi- dents voted only once. The staff has highlighted its favorites among the big winners, several of which took home the top spot in multiple cat- egories. Our staff writes about their admira- tion with some of the best places to eat and shop. Read on to find out why we love what you love and see the full list on page 33. Best Asian Food, Vegetarian Option, Sushi Mr. Chopsticks 1633 Scripture St. Mr. Chopsticks is good for you, your taste buds and your wallet. Located within walking distance from campus, it's no wonder readers dubbed Mr. C's the best place for vegetarian, sushi and Asian food. Settled cozily on Scripture Street, Mr. Chopsticks accommodates guests with a low key atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating, a d...
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Best Burger Denton Co. Hamburger Various locations Fort Worth has Kincaid's, Dallas has Jake's and we have Denton County Hamburger Co. After scooting through the serving line and helping themselves to some of the best fries this side of the Atlantic, customers must confront their in- timidating plate. The contents of the burger are about twice the amount that should fit within the bun, so prepare for a messy, delicious encounter. A heaping mound of shredded cheddar cheese' spills out from all sides as you close the lid with a squeeze and a crunch from the toasted bun. Be sure to wear stretchy pants and a painter's smock to enjoy one of the best burgers around. —Josh Pherigo, Staff Writer INDEPENDENT ■HAP CDMPAHY —H—S—*- i—S—4—S—^ t i! *, \ i ' r-rt L 1 — . ; . T I- T- 1 » i i i i i 1 \ S—SH i . . . I 1 i i i i —> — Best Wings Buffalo Wild Wings 1400 S. Loop 288 #110 It may be a chain, but it's easy to see why Denton's newly opened Buffalo Wild Wings won "Best Wings." Wit...
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Best Coffeehouse Art Six 424 Bryan St. Located at 424 Bryan St., Art 6 is the perfect house-turned-coffee shop. Ifs quaint, colorful and is filled with delicious coffeehouse dishes and friendly baristas. This year Art 6 was chosen as "best coffeehouse" by read- ers. Although the house is full, it's surprisingly quiet. The house serves as a relief from the summer heat and a sanctuary in the winter. The walls sport art from by independent artists (mostly students) and the artwork helps to furnish the little coffeehouse with character and charm. -—Masrem Iqbal, Staff Writer Best Bar Lucky Lou's 1207 W. Hickory St. With a patio area decorated with games, three service bars and a reputation for always being a great time, Lucky Lou's takes the cake as Denton's best bar. Lou's laidback atmosphere and great drink prices boast a great night out with friends filled with music and fun. Across the street from UNT campus, Lou's draws students daily for signature drink specials^ Cheap margaritas...
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/ \ m Best Bookstore Recycled Books 200 N. Locust St. With three floors full of books, vinyls, movies, CD's and collector memorabilia, it's no wonder why Recycled Books has been around for 37 years. Visitors can be seen browsing around bookcases and filing through movies for hours on end. With bands like "Inwood" using Recycled Books as its location for music videos, this landmark is a Denton staple. The variety give a bigger chance of finding what you're look- ing for. There are three shelves dedicated to local musicians. With all Recycled Books has to offer, it's obvious why this store took home the gold as Denton's "Best Bookstore." —Christina Mh/nski, Stiff Writer ----- Best Personality Big Mike "Big" Mike Sutton has become a Denton institution. The owner of Big Mike's coffee shop and before that Voyager's Dream, Sutton has been around for more than 16 years. Known for his passion for Denton, he has turned his 24-hour coffee shop into a community-gathering place, Student art- w...
Page 34 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
Savings Made Simple A year of essential savings, plus plenty of extra credit. A Sam's Club'® Collegiate Membership can help you save money on groceries, laundry detergent, computer gear and more. Below is just one of the terrific offers Collegiate Members receive - in addition to the $15 Gift Card you'll get just for signing up!* CLUB HOURS. Monday - rnoay 10:00 am • 8:30 pm 9:00 am-8:30 pm Sunday am • 6:00 pm Multiple-choice savings from te^Jbooks.com Collegiate Members can receive up to a $30 Sam's Club Gift Card with a qualifying Textbooks.com purchase. Simply visit SamsClub.com/collegiate to confirm your Membership, and you'll then be directed to the savings at Textbooks.com! Opening this October in Denton. 1 > i %» JyW íñr?t\ Temporary Membership Office ^ V ■ W. University Dr. ^ ^^BomieBr í m Temporary Membership Office Hours Monday-Saturday 9 am - 7 pm Sunday 10 am - 6 pm For details on Collegiate Membership, visit SamsClub.com/collegiate. Must present a valid student ...
Page 35 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
................. RENT IT, BUY IT. EITHER WAY IS A SMART MOVE COPT Wherever you're heading, we'll he there. A Berkshire Hathaway Company Visit us at CORT.com or stop in one of our CORT locations in your area: 1505 Valwood Pkwy, Suite 100 Carrollton, TX 75006 972.919.3985 14215 Inwood Road Dallas, TX 75244 972.386.2981 CORT is your one source for renting or buying furniture. For renters, we offer very flexible lease terms, delivery and setup within 48 hours and the industry's only Personal Service Guarantee7" for buyers, you can save up to 70% off retail :on good quality brand-name, previously rented furniture. Rental Package Student RENT Package Complete Apartment includes: Sofa, Chair, Coffee Table, End Table, Dining Table with 4 Chairs, Queen Bed with Headboard, Dresser, Mirror, Nightstand and 2 Lamps. $99 per month - 1 2 month lease $ 1 29 per month - 9 month lease $ 149 per month - 6 month lease TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 21% OFF PURCHASE OF $250 OR MORE Not valid with any other offer...
Page 36 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
/ By Kip Mooney • Editor-in-Chief I s anyone enjoying a better year than Betty White? Sure, Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States, but then he promptly aimed for getting the lowest approval ratings possible. Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Best Direc- tor Oscar for "The Hurt Locker," but maybe five people saw her movie. So as far as success and admiration go, no one had more of both than the former Golden Girl. It all started with her role in "The Proposal," the so-so Sandra Bullock vehicle. As Ryan Reynolds' feisty-but-love- able grandma, she saved an otherwise yawn-inducing romantic comedy. Then came her triumphant Super Bowl commercial for Snickers. During a particularly rough game of tackle football, she dishes out the trash talk with men 60 years her junior. When one guy accuses her of "playing like Betty White," she lashes back. "That's not what your girlfriend said last night." And then things really picked up for the six-time E...
Page 37 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
* START OUT ON TOR START R> S NGTH ■ COW . DING ATTENTION START ' ■ h IS START ONE STEP AHEAD LláSlil» TART TRONC There's strong. Then there's Army Strong. If you want to be a leader in life, joining Army ROTC at UNT is the strongest way to start. It provides hands-on leadership development. Plus you can earn a full- tuition, merit-based scholarship up to $70,000. After graduation, you'll begin your career as an Officer. With a start like that, there's no limit to what you can achieve. To get started, contact Captain Cameron Lowry or visit http://www.armyrotc.unt.edu iimwii ¡ft A;íU f Army ROTC courses and labs include classroom training and hands-on experience that no other course on campus does. Stop by Wooten Hall, Suite 325 today for more details or contact Captain Cameron Lowry at 940-369-8011 or email@example.com. befe.*— .
Page 38 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
Beating the Texas Heat Part 111: Animal Adventures Story and photos by Christina Mlynski • Staff Writer What if there was a way to make a short day trip to experience some- thing Texas offered that doesn't seem conventional? Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose is an all-day adventure that leaves the biggest skeptic impressed. The park has been around for almost 40 years, and it's not hard to see why. With its breathtaking landscape, one-on-one interaction with exotic animals and a delicious restaurant, Fossil Rim will become a summer tradi- tion for family, friends or couples for years to come. . - n - _ • . '• •• .■ /J ^ U'V" F# .. i V t . . > |5-z~. 'f P.*» U. !. 'I _ . VS> ' . £ AM .11
Page 39 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
There are many ways to tour Fossil Rim. The Adventure Tour comes with a Safari Jeep and the opportunity to meet animal specialists. The Behind the Scenes Tour offers visitors the chance to go to restricted areas and experience a day in the life of a worker. The Photog- raphy Tour provides photo advocates who can come and take pictures of the landscape alongside beauty shots of the animals. The Scenic Drive Tour, my fa- vorite, is in an air-conditioned car, self- paced and gives you a chance to expe- rience the wide range a@f animals while putting your photography skills to the test. There are 34 different types of ani- mals at Fossil Rim from Africa and sur- rounding continents, like wildebeests, rhinoceros and ostriches. Fossil Rim is almost a two-hour drive that does not feature a lot of scen- ery, but trust me — your patience will be rewarded once you finally get there. The wildlife center is open from March 13 to November 1. Check its website for daily discounts and coupons bef...
Page 40 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
Horseback riding in Texas PMeople who travel across state can appreciate the landscape, the scenery and the horses. Add a sunset to the picture and you're in an Ansel Adams picture come to life. Horses and horseback riding are staples in Texas. The activity has been synonymous with the Lone Star State since the Spanish first introduced horses to Texas in the 1600'Si The move, which helped to usher in an era of cowboys vs. Indians, and then later made John Wayne a household name and icon, also brought a kind of romantic feel to the South. Upon the arrival of the horse, Texas was no longer just a battleground — a destination for conflict with harsh weather and rough terrain. Suddenly, the state was also home to a majestic creature that would help bring industrializa- tion to the nation and beau ty to the South. As a native Texan, I have to admit, somewhat sheepishly, that up until recently not only had I never ridden a horse, but also that I was afraid to go near one. Although I don'...
Page 41 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
Hps tbr Beginners ftcm Meny Happen 1. If you have never ridden a horse before, contact a professional who can give you beginner lessons. While professional horseback riders can make horseback riding look effortless, attempting to ride without proper instructions can be dangerous. 2. Remember to try to be calm when first encountering horses. The animals can pick up and react to nervous or hostile behavior. 3. When passing behind a horse, let one hand trail on the horse's side and backside to let the horse know that you are present and not to kick for any reason. 4. Remember to wear clothing that will allow you to move easily and that will not distract you or the horse. Tennis shoes are ideal for beginners. 5. Use a stepping stool to mount a full-grown horse. 6. Mounting from the horse's left side: Place your left foot into the stirrup and lightly swing your right leg around the horse. Place your right foot into the other stirrup. 7. Contrary to past practice, professionals agree tha...
Page 42 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 August 2010
Sunday "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Anna Kendrick This film will be overshadowed by its competition as "Eat Pray Love" and "The Expendables" will swallow up both female and male demographics. Both of those films make me want to vomit, so after graduation, I'm going to see this adaptation of the graphic novel star- ring Michael Cera, who must defeat his new flame's seven evil exes (including Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman). So get ready for plenty of mano a mano, com- plete with "Batman"-style word balloons (POW! ZAP!) to accent the fights. The Goo Goo Dolls w/ Switchfoot Superpages.com Center, Dallas 7 p.m. The band found its way into every impressionable young girl's heart with its ballad "Iris" more than a decade ago. So why go see a band with a lead singer who looks like he wears a skunk on his head and a bass player who still thinks it's OK to dress like a goth girl? Because, well, the band rocks. I'm not ashamed of my love fo...
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 17 June 2011
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 17 June 2011
Explore Around Denton Breaking down Denton's different areas and its food Off the Grid Check out Denton's best restaurants that no one knows about Go International Food around the world can be found without leaving town Features Big Mike 24-hour coffee shop owner overcomes distaste for java Brewery UNT student and alumnus join beer brewing community Andy Local bar owner finds career inspiration at age 18 Roosters Denton's go-to barbe- cue joint offers red- hot food challenges News Health Denton restaurants hold their own in recent inspections Economy A-Train puts develop- ing restaurants on the right track Obesity Examining the growing problem of obesity and its causes Morrison's 125-year-old Denton landmark continues to thrive What's 13 14 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 J