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                              With the Cast oF Jersey shore

                             What i Wish i KneW
                               Career tiPs From the exPerts

                               marCh madness
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                                                                                 06             on tap
                                                                                 Time to get your spray tan on! We envision what a
                                                                                 day would be like with the cast of Jersey Shore.



                                                                                 09             advice from a celeb
                                                                                 From what pickup line NOT to use to the best
                                                                                 cure for a broken heart, The Real Housewives
                                                                                 of Orange County’s Gretchen Rossi gives us her
                                                                                 best dating tips.



                                                                                 12          the scene
                                                                                 From L.A. and O.C. to S.F., we’ve got this month’s
                                                                                 best bars and hotspots..



                                                                                 20           politics
                                                                                 Planning on being a lawyer? Guest columnist and
                                                                                 UC Irvine Law School Dean, Erwin Chemerinsky
                                                                                 gives his take on the current legal job market.



                                                                                 31          career
                                                                                 We gathered today’s top entrepreneurs and
                                                                                 experts in their field to share what they wish they
                                                                                 had known at the start of their careers. Their
                                                                                 answers might surprise you.



                                                                                 40           specialty schools
                                                                                 Whether you want to be an actor or a cook, we’ve
    sports                      schools                              advice
                                                                                 got some of California’s best specialty schools
                                                                                 that will teach you the skills you need to get
                                                                                 started in the career of your dreams.



                                                                                 45             sports
                                                                                 With March Madness right around the corner, it’s
                                                                                 time to brush up on this season’s teams so you

    this month                                                                   can fill those brackets out right.


    on the cover                                                                 48             fashion & beauty
                                                                                 Put your best foot forward with this season’s


        23  cobie smulders
                                                                                 hottest shoes. Plus, find out which fragrances
                                                                                 will have you smelling like a rose.
        How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders tells
        us her secret alias and who makes her laugh the
        most on set.
                                                                                 52             Gear
                                                                                 We’ve got this month’s top gadget picks. Plus,
                                                                                 check out what’s new in iPhone apps, video
                                                                                 games, TV, movies and on the web.



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          by Chase Darren




    since the cast of Jersey Shore is too busy demanding                                            Pauly D: For me, everything has been great so far, me and my
                                                                                                    boys been creepin’ at the clubs as usual, and sure we come
    upwards of $10k to throw a few fist pumps and showing                                           across a few grenades here and there but when I’m in the DJ
    off their abs at clubs across the country, here is what                                         booth doing my thing, there’s nothing but hot chicks for days.
    we imagine an interview with the cast might be like.                                            ronnie: [Convulses into laughter. high fives Pauly.]

                                                                                                    snmag: Ronnie, do you want to add something?
    here are some highlights from the chat. Our questions will appear first,                        r: (still laughing) Nah, that’s my boy!
    followed by their answers, many of which we will then translate into English.
                                                                                                     snmag: Okay, so Pauly when you and your male friends
                   snmag: how have you been handling the sudden fame you                             venture out to late night establishments to pursue young
                   are experiencing as a result of the immense success of the                        ladies, you inevitably encounter a few unattractive ones.
                   show?                                                                             however, when you are working as a disc jockey, in the disc
                   mike “The situation”: The situation has been so crazy…            jockey booth, there are a plethora of attractive females.
                                                                                     PD: That’s wassup.
                   snmag: Pardon us for interrupting but are you literally
                   talking about the situation or referring to yourself in the                        snmag: Splendid. Next question. AOLtelevision.com has
                   third person?                                                                      reported that the Obama’s do NOT watch, repeat NOT watch
    mTs: Aaaha, right now I’m talking about the actual situation. Trust me, you’ll                    Jersey Shore, saying, “We’ve heard about it, not seen it...”
    know when I’m talking about The Situation.                                                        Thoughts?
                                                                                                      snooki: I mean, I don’t really take that as a bad thing you
    snmag: So in your case, the situation is having a set of killer abs, a fresh                      know? The president has heard about us so obviously we are
    hair-cut, (perhaps with some razor art thrown in, depending on your mood)                         doing something right. And, I didn’t vote so I don’t feel as
    topped off with a regular tan and an “I can’t lose” attitude?’                   bad. It’s too bad for them because I think his wife could look good with
    mTs: That’s the situation.                                                       a bump.



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                                                                                                                                            JERSEy ShORE


                                                                                                                       Jersey shore
                                                                                                                           slang
                                                                                                                        Decoded
                                                                                                                      Creep (v.) – Term for sweet talking
                                                                                                                      a hot girl at a club and hopefully
                                                                                                                      snagging her digits.

                                                                                                                      Grenade (n.) – The fugly girl in
                                                                                                                      a group of fine ladies that must
                                                                                                                      be thrown to one of your boys so
                                                                                                                      she doesn’t explode and ruin your
                                                                                                                      potential hookup.

                                                                                                                      Fist Pump (n.) – A dance in which
                                                                                                                      one punches his/her fist in the air in
                                                                                                                      an effort to show enthusiasm.

                                                                                                                      Juice head (n.) – A very tan,
                                                                                                                      very muscle-y Italian-American
                                                                                                                      gentleman who often is lacking a
                                                                                                                      neck.

                                                                                                                      Gorilla (n.) – See above definition
                                                                                                                      for “Juice head.”

                                                                                                                      Guido (n.) – A male Italian-
                                                                                                                      American who exhibits a passion for
                                                                                                                      Ed hardy.

                                                                                                                      Guidette (n.) – A female Italian-
                                                                                                                      American who exhibits a passion for
                                                                                                                      guys who like Ed hardy.

                                                                                                                      hippo (n.) – An ugly chick (can
                                                                                                                      often also serve as the “grenade”).

snmag: yes, Michelle Obama would look                                    vinny: you gotta take what you can get,      GTl (n.) – Gym, tan, laundry; the
tantalizing with an extra puffy tuft of hair atop                        now more than ever. Whether we’re            agenda of Juice head who wants to
the crown of her head, paired with a classic                             getting paid or not, when we show up at      “keep it fresh.”
J Crew cardigan.                                                         a club, we’re gonna beat the beat up with
               sammie “sweetheart”: I don’t know                         fist pumps, do our thing.                    Pouf (n.) – The mound of hair
               if you’ve heard but I’m the sweetest                      J-WOWW: Definitely, we’re gonna beat         perched upon a guidette’s head in
               bitch you’ll ever meet…So on one                          the beat up and if anyone doesn’t like it,   “bumpit” fashion.
               hand I have respect for Obama and          we’ll boom bash them up good…
               his family but on the other hand, the                                                                  Blow-Out (n.) – A male hair
               joke is on them. Everyone is watching      snmag: hold that thought, Miss WOWW, let us try             configuration in which handfuls of
               our show so in the end, they’re the        to get on your level for a second. When you guys            hair product are heaped onto head
               ones gettin’ played.                       partake in club outings, you pound the ground in an         and hair is blasted with a blow dryer
r: [Laughing.]                                            attempt to suffocate the beat of the music, which is        to stand on end.
                                                          rumbling below. When that beat eventually escapes
snmag: Ronnie? Care to chime in?                                          and infiltrates the club, you transition    Pound it Out (v.) – To engage in
r: I swore I’d never fall in love at the shore…this was                   into pumping your fists in the air. If      sexual intercourse.
supposed to be the summer of smushing random girls.                       anyone should disagree with what
                                                                          you are doing, you will promptly beat       smush (v.) – See definition for
snmag: yes Ronnie, we know you intended on making                         the crap out /of them.                      “Pound It Out.”
sweet, sweet love to relative strangers, but instead                      JW: Get it girl.
ended up making sweet, sweet love to Sammie. That’s                                                                   robbery (v.) – The act of stealing
pretty much a win win. So moving on, TMZ has recently     snmag: We think, we do…We think we finally get it!          another girl.
reported that you guys are getting paid thousands of      And if you all will excuse us, we have some GTL to
dollars just to make appearances at nightclubs. In        attend to.                                                  vibe (v.) – To be attracted to
light of these tough economical times, how does that      Whole Cast: Us too, let’s do it together! [All start        someone.
make you feel?                                            fist pumping.]



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 advice                                                           FROM A CELEb




She may send tongues
wagging as the hottest
housewife on bravo’s hit
reality show The Real
Housewives of Orange
County, but if there’s one
thing Gretchen Rossi
knows, it’s how to get a
guy’s attention. As the
only unmarried housewife,
Rossi knows a thing or two
about the dating scene.
We sat down to grill her on
her go-to dating tips.




                                 advice
                    datinGOranGe COunTy
          WiTh real hOuseWiFe OF

  Gretchen rossi

by Jillian Gordon


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          advice

         snmaG: What do you look for most in a guy?              snmaG: What’s the worst pickup line a guy has         am a writer, so if I’ve had a broken heart, I
         GreTChen rOssi: A sense of humor, that is a             ever used on you?                                     write. honestly, it’s also just having a good
         must. If a guy doesn’t make me laugh then he’s          Gr: This guy was like, “So, are you tired?” and I     support system, having people around you
         out of there.                                           said,“What? Am I tired?” and he was said, “yeah,      that support you and love you and make
                                                                 because you’ve been running around my head all        sure that you don’t go into a downward
                                                                 day,” and I was just like “Are you kidding me         spiral. The best piece of advice that I could

 “I think the biggest tip I can                                  right now?”                                           give people is that no one can rob you of
                                                                                                                       your joy.
  give people is to notice that                                  snmaG: how can a guy successfully impress a
                                                                 girl on a date?                                       snmaG: What’s the best revenge against an ex?
   the guy is the same with                                      Gr: Pick the girl up, and make sure she’s             Gr: To not even acknowledge what they are doing.
                                                                                                                       Just to move on with your life and to be successful
 you as he is with every other                                   comfortable. Also, it’s always so important that
                                                                 the guy opens your door for you. That is my           and to be happy.
       woman in his life”                                        first dead giveaway if a guy is a true gentleman.
                                                                 I think the biggest tip I can give people is to       snmaG: What’s a good opening line to talk to your
                                                                 notice that the guy is the same with you as he is     crush or to get a guy’s attention?
         snmaG: What is your biggest turnoff?                    with every other woman in his life—whether it’s       Gr: Giggle? No, I’m just kidding. Guys love the
         Gr: A guy that is just full of himself, who thinks      his sister, whether it’s his grandma, his mom,        chase. Girls tend to fall goo-goo gaga head-over-
         his crap doesn’t stink, if you know what I mean.        or just some lady just walking through the door.      heels for a guy and guys don’t like that. Guys
         because if someone is not able to make fun of                                                                 don’t want to know everything about you the first
         themselves…it’s just…arrogance.                         snmaG: What’s the worst date you’ve ever              night you are together and you lay in bed and you
                                                                 been on?                                              just have diarrhea of the mouth and they learn
         snmaG: What would be the perfect date?                  Gr: you know, they kind of have to impress me         everything about you. Give him a little taste and
         Gr: It depends on if we are doing casual or if          first for me to even go out on a date with him, and   then walk away from it and kind of tease him.
         we are going all out. If we are going all out then      by the time we are going out on a date it’s a good
         here in Newport beach there is this gondola             thing and the relationship normally lasts.            snmaG: If you’re single, where’s a good place to
         ride that goes through the harbor. And just to                                                                meet guys?
         be with my guy and have somebody be romantic            snmaG: What’s the best piece of love advice           Gr: Not bars! bars are just a big hookup
         like that and have some wine and cheese and             you’ve ever received?                                 joint. Guys are just looking for some hot girl
         take me to a nice restaurant, maybe go for a            Gr: The best piece of love advice was from            to walk in and literally the guys all have bets
         walk on the beach.                                      my parents who said, “No matter what, the             over which one of them is going to get her in
                                                                                       relationship is never going     the sack that night. It’s not a good place to
                                                                                       to be 50/50” meaning            find a serious relationship. The best place
                                                                                       that there might be a           to meet a quality person is through people
                                                                                       point in the relationship       recommending somebody or setting you up
                                                                                       that things are 50/50, but      through family friends or whatever it is. The
                                                                                       overall it’s a give and take.   bar situation is going to leave you with a
                                                                                       It is going to be 90/10,        broken heart.
                                                                                       sometimes it’s going to be
                                                                                       70/30.                          snmaG: What do you do if your friends don’t like
                                                                                                                       the person you’re dating?
                                                                                       snmaG: We know you are          Gr: That has happened to me many times
                                                                                       not against dating guys that    before, and it’s not just friends, it’s the
                                                                                       are older than you — would      entire community. you have to be true to
     Earn a Master’s degree in Finance at the Robert Day                               you ever consider dating a      yourself, and you have to decide what’s right
     School of Economics and Finance through an accelerated                            guy who was younger?            for your life. but if it’s everybody around you
     program with an innovative approach to the study of finance.                       Gr: I wouldn’t say I would      or all the people you trust and love in your
                                                                                       rule it out but I really am     life, you really have to take heed to that. you
     ■   One-year program with finance-focused curriculum                               not attracted to young guys.    have to step back and go, “Okay, what are
     ■   A leadership-oriented approach to                                             They just don’t do it for       they seeing that I’m not seeing?” because
         finance education                                                              me. They’re very immature       love is blind and it can really distort what is
                                                       For more
                                                                                       and I’ve always tended to       going on.
     ■   Generous merit-based scholarships             information,
                                                       please visit                    date older guys than me. I
     ■   Personalized career management                                                would never rule it out, but    snmaG: Are you a firm believer in “chicks over
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                                                       rdsfinance                       I haven’t met any younger       dicks?” — that girls should always stick together
     ■   Outstanding alumni network                                                    guys that have really           when it comes to guys no matter what?
     ■   Dedicated faculty with experience in                                          impressed me.                   Gr: I think that if somebody is truly in love with
         academics and industry                                                                                        a person, especially when you get to a point of
                                                                                       snmaG: What’s the best          marriage, that is really your priority. I think there
                                                                                       cure for a broken heart?        is a fine balance. When you are in college and you
                                                                                       Gr: Alcohol…No, I am just       are with your girls, it makes more sense to stick
                                                                                       kidding. For me, there          together. When you get to my age, and are getting
                                                                                       are a couple of things. I       married, I think that kind of changes.


                    C L A R E M O N T ,    C A L I F O R N I A




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                                                                       FROM A CELEb




“They don’t want to know everything
   about you the first night you are
together and you lay in bed and you
 just have diarrhea of the mouth...”




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the scene




     best spots
      IN los anGeles, oranGe county
              & san francisco




     by Amber D. Wilson                                                                                                                              east



     los angeles
     hOllyWOOD — yOu eiTher haTe iT Or yOu lOve iT. but regardless of
     which emotion tends to wash over your body as you think about your nights
     out in Tinseltown, you can’t deny that the city tends to push the envelope
     – with everything. Whether it’s the over-the-top clubbing experience
     with NbA ballers and “D-list” reality TV celebs or the hilarious street
     entertainment hustling for your spare change, hollywood tends to have an
     innate shock factor.

     One hollywood restaurant/lounge in particular – easT – is stirring up
     quite a fuss, but in a good way. They say you eat with your eyes before
     your stomach, and taking in this restaurant’s décor is like eating a ten-
     course meal. An immaculate fireplace roars its welcome in the entrance,
     while dispersed throughout the interior are breathtaking architecture
     and unusual seating at every twist and turn. The best way to describe the
     ambiance is that it’s decadently rewarding to the senses.                         nic’s

     but EAST’s décor isn’t the only thing receiving nods of appreciation;        And while we tend to shy away from beverly hills and its overbearing
     its menu is quite impressive, too. We’ve honestly never been to a place      swarms of paparazzi and plastic surgery offices, lo and behold, Nic’s
     that serves such remarkable garnishes – like homemade pickled                incredible happy hour has made it mandatory for us to head to the
     onions and dried exotic roots – with its sashimi. Also, be sure to try the   Westside at least once a week. It’s like we found an oasis amongst the
     “Drunken” sake-infused tofu.                                                 desolate desert of vanity – an oasis of martinis and gourmet appetizers at
                                                                                  shockingly low prices.
     A staple amongst the elite, niC’s Beverly hills isn’t a newcomer
     to the nightlife scene. Since the days of Dean Mar tin, it’s been            yes, it’s almost too hard to believe that on weekdays, 5-7 p.m., all items
     impressing Angelenos with its irresistibly yummy mar tinis.                  on the cocktailing food menu – which normally run about $12 per plate
     Whether it’s the more conser vative dir ty mar tini or the flamboyant        – are only $7. That means you can place three orders of favorites like the
     Lemondrop blush, for decades, Nic’s mar tinis have lured Angelenos           crispy potato skins and the belgian pomme frites. Don’t forget to share an
     into its colorful interior.                                                  American Artisan platter with friends!



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                                                                               LOS ANGELES

rocksuGar




                   We’ve all been to crappy happy hours. Those atrocious ones that have you
                   scratching your head, speechless, as you wonder why you came out for
                   $12 well drinks and $1 off of $15 appetizers. you could’ve stayed at home
                   for that. Or, you could’ve gone to rOCksuGar Pan asian kiTChen’s
                   Rocktail hour, which you definitely should do next time.

                   What’s so great about Rocktail hour is that it doesn’t just give you the
                   lowly leftovers that nobody wants in the first place. Instead of uninventive
                   well drinks, you can choose from a variety of RockSugar’s signature
                   cocktails, ranging from the Tamarind Margarita muddled with tequila,
                   triple sec, tamarind and lime to our favorite, the yuzu Cherry Gimlet, a
                   refreshingly sweet blend of vodka, yuzu, cherry and soda. And, the best
                   part: they’re only $5.

                   That’s not it. Appetizers like the popular Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce
                   Wraps are in the $3-$4.50 range. We simply can’t get enough of the Crispy
                   Chicken Samosas, and we really can’t get over the fact they’re only $3.
                   And to top it off, RockSugar’s décor is also as impressive as its Rocktail
                   hour. Sitting in the serene front patio area, perched against colorful
                   pillows under the watchful gaze of the buddha, you can’t help but to feel
                   relaxed and at peace.

                   Los Angeles is a hodge-podge of cultures, ideologies and people coming
                   together to create an entirely new, unique cultural experience. So it
                   should come as no surprise then, that aGura should emerge in the heart
                   of the city. housed within the remnants of a renovated church, with gaudy
                   seating fit for royalty and a giant golden buddha on display, Agura is
                   serving up noteworthy Japanese fusion cuisine.

                   Traditional dishes like the “yaki-Katsu” berkshire Pork are featured
                   on the menu as well as more California-inspired dishes like the Grilled
                   Jidori Chicken. The sushi connoisseur will be impressed with Agura’s
                   sushi selection, as the fish is light and fresh. be sure to also try one of the
                   special premium rolls, such as the White Dragon roll, with yellowtail and
                   jalapeno delicately balanced on a California roll.

                   Of course, dinner wouldn’t be complete without a cocktail or two, and
                   fortunately, Agura’s cocktails are as delightful as its food. The Ginger &
aGura
                   Spice is our favorite – zesty and strong. Premium sakes and wines are
                   also available.



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Orange County
WhaT makes a memOraBle haPPy hOur? It’s
honestly not that difficult to figure out: feel like
you’re getting a steal for your money, create the
right ambiance and have an admirable selection
of discounted wines, beers and spirits. hey, this
isn’t rocket science that we’re talking about.

Advanced science or not, ra sushi has a happy
hour that definitely deserves your time. Drinks
are ridiculously reduced – think $1 hot sake, $2
beers and $3 well drinks. Think of how many
drinks you could buy for $20, which might get you
a well drink in a nightclub that night.



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                                                       3 ThirTy 3 certainly understands how important
                                                       it is to give props to the beach life, which is
                                                       why it’s such a stellar place to hang. It exudes
                                                       the California way of things – starting with
                                                       the moment you hop out of your car to enjoy
                                                       complimentary valet parking, to the moment
                                                       you’re listening to the tunes of one of the rotating
                                                       live bands, and even as you’re sipping your very,
                                                       very strong (to the point of being deadly) 3 Thirty
                                                       3 Margarita.

While Ra Sushi’s food is good any time of the day      As if that’s not enough to get you driving down
during the week, happy hour just seems to taste        PCh to 3 Thirty 3, its killer weekend brunch
even better. Who knows – maybe it’s because            should. Think hearty hang-over medicine:
we know we’re getting great appetizers like the        massive gourmet burritos and tasty bloody
blue Claw Crab Cakes for half off, or maybe the        Mary’s. For a whopping $6.95, you can create
chef adds a little more TLC to the skillet from        your very own burrito with ingredients like
3 – 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Whatever          carnitas, scallops & shrimp ceviche, jalapenos
the reason, we have seen the light. We now             and a host of other options. The bloody Mary
understand why Ra Sushi is such a popular              bar allows you to customize your own cocktail,
huntington beach hangout spot, and we didn’t           whether that’s by adding a hint of wasabi or a
even have to go to school for that.                    tad of dill. Enjoy!
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     san Francisco
     imaGine a Bar TeeminG WiTh ThOusanDs upon thousands of liquors.
     A down-to-earth place with more than sixty carefully concocted cocktails
     to pick and choose from, descriptive stories behind these cocktails and an
     appreciation for all things natural, including juices, sugars and produce. That
     vision you’ve just conjured up is no dream; it’s riCkhOuse, also known as
     paradise - the equivalent of what heaven on earth must look like.




                                                                                            ButterFly


                                                                                       to offer – you should also make the trek out to The Embarcadero for
     rickhouse                                                                         this restaurant’s killer happy hour. In a somewhat subdued, relaxing
                                                                                       atmosphere, enjoy $1 Oyster Shooters, $5 appetizers and $5 cocktails.

                                                                                       If you like one thing, nine times out of ten, you’re also going to like its
     This Financial District spot has steadily lured us into its dark air since late   miniature counterpart, too. For example, we loved Austin Powers just
     last year, thanks to its serious knowledge and appreciation for alcoholic         as much as we did his Mini-Me, and we adore those cute Miniature
     beverages. While there’s more than enough wines, beers and cocktails              Pinschers as much as we adore regular Doberman Pinschers. So it comes
     to try each day for a year, one drink in particular – the Combier Punch           as no surprise then, that we’d be head over heels for BarBaCCO enO
     – has got us returning again and again. This seasonal punch brings an             TraTTOria, the “little sister” of Perbacco in the Financial District.
     assortment of goodies like orange and lemon juices, Cognac, Cabernet
     and Combier together in a monstrously sized punch bowl. It comes with             Opening less than a year ago, barbacco leans towards the lighter side
     teacups, so that you, all of your friends and that hottie sitting on the          of things, compared to its counterpart, Perbacco. It’s extremely chill,
     ottoman next to you can all dig into it.                                          offering satisfying lunch options in a casual, quaint setting, void of
                                                                                       pretentious airs. Pastas, salads and sandwiches are served with an Italian
     A dark, intimate décor comprised of rich woods, brawny bricks and                 flair and are extremely affordable. Stop by to indulge in dishes like the
     subdued lighting makes Rickhouse a destination date spot, or even a chill         Roasted Porchetta Sandwich, or the Whipped Salt Cod Sandwich with
     after-work spot to enjoy a few happy hour drinks.                                 roasted tomato and arugula.

     Ever so often, it’s nice to exchange sneakers for a pair of stilettos – to
     exchange your comfy sweats for designer jeans, to put the beanie back
     on the shelf and step out on the town, dressed to kill with your closest
     girlfriends by your side. When you’re looking for a Sex and the City moment
     filled with hearty laughs over an endless stream of cocktails in a flawless
     setting, butterfly is the restaurant you should turn to.

     From its artsy decorative pieces like the chandeliers to the gourmet
     dishes prepared by Chef Robert Lam, BuTTerFly truly exemplifies                        BarBacco eno trattoria
     fabulousity in every way, shape and form. breathtaking views from its
     floor-to-ceiling windows serve as the perfect backdrop for a weekend
     brunch, which includes favorites like the Fried Snapper Sandwich,                 Catering to the business crowd with its efficient service and affordable
     Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna and other Asian-inspired dishes. Weekend                  prices, this no frills eatery is a great place to take colleagues out for lunch
     brunches also include bottomless bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.                       or to even meet with friends who work nearby in FiDi. There’s also an
                                                                                       available takeout menu, in case you need to take back a salad or two to
     brunch isn’t the only time to get dolled up to enjoy all that butterfly has       your buddies in the office.



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                                                  the scene                                LA / OC / SF
 DON’T MISS THESE
RESTAURANTS                                                   los angeles listing:
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SAN FRANCISCO                                                 easT
                                                              6611 hollywood blvd.
                                                              Los Angeles, CA 90028
SUSHI ROCK
                                                              323.462.EAST
                                                  2           east-hollywood.com

                                                              niC’s Beverly hills
                                                              453 North Canon Dr.
                                                              beverly hills, CA 90210
                                                              310.550.5708
                                                              nicsbeverlyhills.com
                                                  3
                                                              rOCksuGar Pan asian kiTChen
                                                              Westfield Century City
                                                              10250 Santa Monica blvd.
                                                              Los Angeles, CA 90067
                                                              310.552.9988
                                                              rocksugarpanasiankitchen.com
                                                  4
                                                              aGura
                                                              514 N. La Cienega blvd.
                                                              West hollywood, CA 90048
                                                              310.289.1940
                                                              aguradining.com
 1608 Polk St            614 Pine St
 415. 345-1690           415. 399-0882

                                                              Orange County listing:
 Sun-Thru: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm                    1
 Fri-Sat: 11:00 am to 12:30 am
 Happy Hours: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm                               ra sushi
 Late Night Specials: 10:00 pm – 12:30 am                     155 5th St., Ste. 183
 (Friday & Sat @ Polk only)                                   huntington beach, CA 92648
                                                              714.536.6390
   www.sushirocksf.com                                        rasushi.com
                                                  2
      “What we can’t Rock, we’ll Roll”
                                                              3 ThirTy 3
 •	 2004 Best SF         •	 Special cocktails                 333 bayside Dr.
    Sushi Bar … San         and Premium Sake                  Newport beach, CA 92660
    Francisco Examiner   •	 Lounge, VIP Room                  949.673.8464
 •	 Happy Hour Daily        and Music                         3thirty3nb.com
    - Drinks 50% off,    •	 Late Night Specials
    Appetizers 25% off      - 2 for 1 All Sake
                            & Beer                            san Francisco listing:
                                                  1

                                                              BarBaCCaO enO TraTTOria
                                                              220 California St.
                                                              San Francisco, CA 94111
                                                              415.955.1919
                                                              barbaccosf.com

                                                  2
                                                              BuTTerFly resTauranT
                                                              Pier 33 @ bay St.
                                                              San Francisco, CA 94111
                                                              415.864.8999
                                                              butterflysf.com

                                                  3
                                                              riCkhOuse
                                                              246 Kearny St.
                                                              San Francisco, CA 94108
                                                              415.398.2827
                                                              rickhousebar.com
     politics




                                                                      The markeT FOr

      laWyers
         in the 30 years that i have been a law professor i have never seen a worse job
         market for lawyers. even at the most elite law schools, many students are
         finding it hard to get summer jobs or to land positions after graduation.


                                                                                      Nationally, thousands of lawyers have been laid off. Even more staff
     by Erwin Chemerinsky                                                             members at law firms have suffered the same fate. And it is not just law
     Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law,                                         firms that are suffering. Legal aid offices have experienced dramatic losses
     University of California, Irvine, School of Law                                  of funding and also have had to lay off lawyers and staff.

                                                                                      As the economy recovers, there is every reason to believe that this will
     many WhO aCCePTeD JOBs at large law firms have been told not to                  improve. For those considering going to law school, they have reason for
     report for six months or a year. Some law firms have found alternative           hope that the market for lawyers will be vastly improved by the time they
     arrangements for the new law school graduates that they have hired. Last         graduate. In fact, initial reports are that law schools are receiving a record
     May, Mayer brown, a Chicago-based law firm with offices all over the world,      number of applications this year. This likely reflects confidence in future
     told some associates that they would be working in the legal offices of some     prospects. It also follows a familiar pattern that law school applications soar
     of its clients at a salary of $60,000, down from $160,000. There was no          in recessions when opportunities for graduating college students are limited.
     guarantee of continued employment after one year of this arrangement.
     The alternative was no job at all.
                                                                                                  “n a t i o n a l l y, t h o u s a n d s o f
     I have received countless calls from former students who have been laid
                                                                                               l a w y e r s h a v e b e e n l a i d o f f. ”
     off by their law firms. I have received such calls from first year associates
     who graduated last spring, from second year associates, from more senior
     associates in the fifth, sixth, and seventh year of practice. Senior lawyers,    I fear, though, that those being left behind are the current victims in the
     too, are being laid off.                                                         legal profession of the economic crisis. My sense is that the legal profession
                                                                                      is largely turning its back on these individuals. The response of lawyers to
     Last April 28, the Atlanta law firm of Kilpatrick Stockton announced that        those who have lost their jobs is generally sympathy, relief at being spared,
     it was laying off 24 lawyers. Soon after, Mark I. Levy, an attorney in their     and fear of being next.
     District of Columbia office who was laid off, committed suicide. Levy, 59, had
     been a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Clinton administration and       I believe that the profession has the duty to provide affirmative
     had argued 16 cases in the Supreme Court.                                        assistance to those who have lost their jobs. This, in part, is what



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                                                             JOb MARKET

it means to be a profession. The practice of law is not left to
individuals to be on their own however they choose. They are
required to be part of a collective, an organized bar, which also
provides for its members. It is common for the organized bar to
provide services ranging from counseling to insurance benefits.

There is also a moral duty to help our colleagues. The reality is that
but for circumstances, any lawyer could face the consequences of the
economic downturn and many likely still will. When our colleagues
suffer, we should and must help.

yet, I have heard little about actual assistance from the organized
bar. The American bar Association did a survey of state and local bar
associations. It found that 72% have due waivers and payment plans for
attorneys who are facing economic hardship. 34% are offering career
counseling and 24% are offering personal counseling. Some are offering
internet seminars on interviewing skills and lunchtime strategy sessions
for out of work lawyers.




“ the pressure mounts on lawyers to
w o r k e v e r h a r d e r, e v e r l o n g e r h o u r s ”



So much more needs to be done. The bar needs to provide a fund to
assist lawyers who have lost their jobs. bar dues should be suspended
everywhere for those who have been laid off. For those with jobs,
bar dues should be increased to provide a fund to provide financial
assistance to lawyers who have lost their jobs. The amount of the
increase can be done as a progressive tax based on a lawyer income.
Requirements, such as pro bono work, can be tied to receipt of the
money.

Law schools, too, need to do much more. Law schools need to explore
the possibility of suspending loan payments by students who have been
laid off. Law schools need to organize their alumni to provide assistance
to those who have lost their jobs. Career service offices in law schools
must make helping laid off graduates a top priority.

At the same time, the bar needs to be cognizant of the likely ethical
consequences of the economic downturn. The pressure on lawyers
to please clients is increased exponentially in the current economic
climate. The reality is that attorneys and law firms need desperately to
keep their clients. My sense, after over 30 years as a lawyer, is that a
very large percentage of serious ethical violations come when lawyers
go too far in their effort to please the client or get the results the client
wants.

At the same time, the pressure mounts on lawyers to work ever
harder, ever longer hours. The associate or even the partner wants
to show those in charge that he or she should not be the one laid
off. One way to do this is to find a way to bill even more hours. As I
talk to former students who are unhappy in the practice of law, it is
often the pressure to bill enormous number of hours that is at the
root of their dissatisfaction. This pressure and even the pressure
to engage in false billing has increased greatly.

There is no easy solution to these ethical pressures. but they will not go
away by being ignored. The former Chief Judge of the New york Court
of Appeals, Judith Kaye, asked me last year what our profession can do
to help the many lawyers who are out of work. I said honestly that I did
not know, but her question has haunted me ever since and every time I
get another call from a student who has lost his or her job. It is the key
question for the legal profession at this time.
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hoW We Met

coBie
sMulders
As sexy tomboy Robin Scherbatsky on the CbS hit sitcom
How I Met Your MotHer, COBie smulDers keeps
the laughs coming with her witty banter and sarcastic
comebacks. Off-set, Smulders is a bit softer in her
delivery, but the laughs are just the same. Arriving at our
shoot at the beautiful hotel Erwin, a couple miles from
her Venice beach home, Smulders is upbeat, grounded
and downright goofy.


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     WheTher CraCkinG uP The CreW between
     shots or jumping on the bed in the middle of our
     penthouse suite, it’s not easy keeping a straight
     face around the 27-year-old starlet. With such a
     zest for life, it’s hard to believe Smulders is also
     a mom to an eight-month old daughter – though
     she is sure to leave the shoot on time to get
     home to her little one. It can’t be easy balancing
     such a hectic lifestyle, but Smulders assures us
     she has little to complain about.

     snmaG: What initially drew you to the character
     of Robin?
     COBie smulDers: The whole show is really
     sweet and funny. I actually hadn’t done any
     comedy before so I was interested in doing that.
     When I read Robin I thought it was a strong,
     independent female role, and I was excited to play
     that and some extreme comedy. She gets put in
     some of the most insane situations.

     snmaG: Was the character originally Canadian
     like you?
     Cs: halfway through the first season, they
     were thinking about making Robin a Canadian.
     They thought it was really exotic, which I don’t
     understand. They wanted to use her being a
     Canadian to point out the flaws of the American
     system. Canada has health care and good school
     systems and the government is better managed.
     There was one episode about that, and the rest of
     it was making fun of Canadians. They made her
     Canadian because they liked that I was one.

     snmaG: What can you share about this season?
     Any major surprises in store?
     Cs: I know Robin is starting another
     relationship with her co-anchor Don so I
     know that will be happening. I don’t know how
     it’s going to manifest itself or what kind of
     relationship it’s going to be, but they’re going to
     have us together pretty soon.




                                                                              “Halfway through the first
                                                                              season, they were thinking
                                                                                about making Robin a
                                                                               Canadian. They thought it
                                                                                 was really exotic...”




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                snmaG: If it were up to you, would Robin end up
                with Ted or barney?
                Cs: Tough question. Probably Ted because, even
                though barney is a lot of fun, I just feel like it’s
                one of those relationships where there’s a lot of
                excitement, but there are a lot of ups and downs.
                With Ted, it’s pretty sturdy and he’s loving.

                snmaG: Can you imagine yourself being in a
                relationship with a guy like barney Stinson?
                Cs: No. I was in a relationship with someone like
                barney and it did not work out.

                snmaG: Will we eventually find out who Ted
                winds up marrying and who is the “Mother” in the
                show’s title?
                Cs: yes. hopefully, in Season 11.

                snmaG: There’s an episode where barney
                receives “Robin 101” instruction from Ted. What
                would “Cobie 101” entail?
                Cs: I am an avid photographer. I own equipment that
                was made in the 60s. My favorite is a hasselblad.
                I take a lot of pictures and have learned to develop
                them on my own. I was going to build a dark room
                before I had a child, and the dark room turned into
                a playroom. I’m going to be studying marine biology,
                I’ve always really been into it, and I’m taking some
                classes starting in March – right on the beach
                at Santa Monica College. I love to eat, which is
                problematic when I’m on a television show. I’m of
                Dutch descent, my father’s Dutch and my mother’s
                british. My legal name is Jacoba. Not even when I
                was in trouble was I called Jacoba. but it’s cool to
                have a secret alias.

                snmaG: you’ve had some really great guest stars
                on the show and we hear Jennifer Lopez is about
                to do an episode. What can you tell us about that?
                Cs: I have no idea who she’s playing. She’s going
                to be working with Neil [Patrick harris] a lot so
                maybe she’s going to be a conquest of his.




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                         snmaG: Which guest star has been your                Cs: Definitely. We’re all really close. Everyone’s
                         favorite to work with?                               super nice and normal, and I’m so thankful that
                         Cs: Sarah Chalke I loved and she became a            there’s no drama on our set. Everyone’s very
                         really good friend of mine. She became a good        down to earth and gets along super well. We all
                         member of our group. She sort of came in and         hang out on and off set. We’ve been together for
                         it clicked. britney [Spears] was interesting. She    five years now so I spend more time with them
                         was really nice and fun to meet. Tim Gunn was        than I do with my family.
                         fun. he was super nice and happy to be there.
                                                                              snmaG: Any funny on-set stories?
                         snmaG: Who are you hoping will come do               Cs: There’s a lot of music that happens on
                         an episode?                                          our set. Everyone’s very musically inclined
                         Cs: I don’t know if Meryl Streep is available. I’m   – a lot of piano and guitar playing. We play
                         sure she’s busy shooting an Oscar-winning film       games in between scenes. There’s a lot of
                         but if she can squeeze us in, I’d love that.         laughs, hanging out, eating. So much food at
                                                                              all times.
                         snmaG: Are you close with your cast mates
                         outside of work?                                     snmaG: Who makes you laugh more – Neil




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Patrick harris or Jason Segal?                     she comes in if I have a lighter day. When they
Cs: Jason. he makes me laugh a lot, on and off     do come in, they play together. It’s nice to go
camera. If he does something funny or starts to    through it with someone on set because it can
laugh at himself it just sets me off.              be demanding in terms of “I need a bigger
                                                   shirt,” and you don’t want to be a pain in the ass
snmaG: Do you ever have trouble getting            with the wardrobe.
through filming with these guys?
Cs: Absolutely. Oh my God. I’m the worst at it     snmaG: how have you managed to balance
too. I’m the one who’s always breaking right       work and motherhood?
away. Jason and I spur each other on when          Cs: It has its good and bad days. Our show has
we do that.                                        one of the best schedules on the planet. We
                                                   shoot three days a week and rehearse the other
snmaG: you and Alyson hannigan had babies          days. It’s pretty easy going, and they’re very
around the same time. Do you guys exchange         accommodating so it makes it a lot easier. My
parenting tips?                                    guy is really helpful and a great dad, and he’s
Cs: Absolutely. her daughter is on set all the     around to help me with anything, so we’re a
time. Mine’s at home most of the time and          really good unit.




                                                 “I was going to build a dark room
                                                 before I had a child, and the dark
                                                  room turned into a playroom.”




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     snmaG: Any plans to do more films in
     the future?
     Cs: I sure do. I’m running out of the house right
     after this to go to an audition. We’ll see what
     comes of it. It’s hard because you have just a
     couple months of hiatus so you have to find
     something that shoots in between then. but that’s
     the dream, to go on to do movies and do different
     roles and try new stuff.

     snmaG: What are your favorite L.A. spots and
     what do you like to do on the weekend when
     you’re not filming?

     Cs: Well, I’m on Abbot Kinney a lot. Usually,
     me and my dude just bike down there and go
     for dinner and go grab a drink or bike down the
     beach and go down the path. We stick to the west
     side and hang out with friends down here. That’s
     why I like living in Venice because I can hop on my
     bike and go anywhere I need to go.

     snmaG: What’s your favorite way to spend a
     Saturday night?
     Cs: Find a sitter, and have me and my guy take
     our bikes out, go to our friend’s house, have some
     drinks, head out to dinner and just hang out and
     connect with friends and laugh. have my daughter
     sleep through the rest of the night. have my
     daughter not wake up until 7 a.m. the next day.




                                   by Jillian Gordon




  “I was in a relationship
 with someone like Barney
  and it did not work out.”


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                   “I wish someone had drilled        Magazine is a pretty good example of a dream                                     “Determining and
                   into my head that things are       realized.” — Mike Gillespie,                                                     then doing the right
                   never as good or as bad as         Head Coach uC Irvine Baseball                                                    thing will ALWAyS
                   they might appear. I’ve spent                                                                                       benefit you and
                   days, weeks and months flip-                                                                                        everyone around
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                   feeling elated, and it’s created                                                                                    will contribute to
                   a lot of wasted time and                                                                                            financial success,
Ben lerer          stress.” — Ben Lerer,                                                                   mike eGGers                 career development,
                   Founder of thrillist.com                                                                                            relationships with
                                                                                                          family and friends, and provide a positive sense
 “At Syracuse, I took many journalism, English                                                            of self that is also respected.”
 and broadcasting courses. What I didn’t take                                                             — Mike eggers, Pac-10 referee
 was a psychology course. Working in television
 sports with high profile announcers, and even                                                            “I wish someone had taught me the lessons
 young broadcast assistants, I now realize how         kelly WearsTler                                    of paying my dues. My first job, even after
 valuable a couple of psych courses would                                                                 significant marketing internship experience,
                    have been. As a producer or       “My advice to someone interested in a career        was to take returned cell phones and update
                    executive producer you are        in interior design is that an education is          the software while logging each phone’s serial
                    in charge and sometimes           mandatory – you have to be informed. Plus, you      number into an Excel sheet. however, I kept
                    you have to sell your team on     must be able to work well with others because       my mouth shut and did my job until the right
                    ideas. This takes, at times,      interior design is all about collaboration. If      opportunity came my way. I was brought into a
                    a delicate touch. Those who       you are creative, willing to work hard and a        marketing meeting and was able to offer up my
                    do it well tend to be very        good listener, you should go for it. If you are     advice on a campus ambassador program. One
                    successful in this business.”     interested in expressing your creativity solely     month later I had a job in marketing, but only
                    — ed Goren,                       as an individual, do not aspire to an interior      because I had a good job earlier and appeased
eD GOren
                     President of Fox Sports          design career. It’s also important to know how      my boss. To sum it up: you are not too good
                                                      to sketch and draw – you have to get your ideas     for anything. Learning = progress. And nearly
 “begin planning for retirement from the day          across. Educate yourself in art, furniture and      EVERyONE you will work with has a college
 you start work and don’t let anyone tell you that    design history. Understand the process.” —          degree.” — ross resnick, Founder of
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     WenDy Greuel
     lOs anGeles CiTy COnTrOller

     as the city controller for all of los angeles and a working mother, Wendy
     Greuel has a full schedule. luckily, this ucla grad managed to find some time
     to share what pursuing a career in politics is all about and what a day spent as
     city controller entails.



     by Jillian Gordon


     snmaG: What did you major in at UCLA and how did you end up pursuing a            people,” and that sums it up pretty easily. Public service is about helping
     career in politics?                                                               others and using your skills and experiences to provide a good quality life
     WenDy Greuel: When I was student body president of my high school,                for people in this city.
     I was honored by Mayor bradley with a youth leadership award, and they
     invited me to be part of the Mayor’s youth council, which I ended up serving      snmaG: Can you take us through a typical day on the job for you?
     on during college. My family thought I was going to run the family business,      WG: Every morning, I usually have a breakfast meeting with someone who is
     which is a building supply company. We didn’t really have accounting at UCLA      a community activist working on implementing an audit to business leaders
     so I was an econ major. I changed to political science my junior year because     who want to see the government work more efficiently. My days are really
     of an internship I had with Mayor bradley my last two years of college and        filled with auditing division or fiscal reporting, going through and providing
     because I felt like it was a great way to have an impact. They offered me a job   the information to the City Council members about what our fiscal and
     when I graduated so I got the bug.                                                financial situation is. I go out at nights and talk to community groups pretty
                                                                                       much every night. It’s a 24/7 job. The big difference between the job I have
     snmaG: What was it like working for the Clinton administration?                   now and being a City Council member is I don’t have to sit through lengthy
     WG: It was fabulous. It was an exciting time to be able to work on issues         City Council meetings. In my last few weeks of council, I counted the hours
     that I cared about. henry Cisneros was secretary of hUD (housing and              I was in meetings and it was 25 hours so now that 25 hours I spend working
     Urban Development) and Andrew Cuomo was assistant secretary. It was an            with departments and community leaders to help improve city government.
     opportunity to work on issues of homelessness and housing and job creation,
     homeownership, a number of things that were near and dear to my heart as


                                                                                           “There is no defined career path,
     a staff member for Mayor bradley.

     snmaG: Now as City Controller, what would you say is the most challenging
     aspect of your job?
     WG: I would say the budget crisis and the economic situation we’re in.                     it’s just making sure that you
                                                                                                           like what you do.”
     I’m the front, the watchdog, and I pay all the bills. I’ve been sounding
     the alarm bells for several months about the fact that we are spending
     more than we have. I have been encouraging the Mayor’s council to
     take immediate action, and we’ve been pushing to say you need to do
     something now to avoid a fiscal meltdown.                                         snmaG: how do you balance being a working mother?
                                                                                       WG: It definitely is challenging, but I think there are several things that help.
                                                                                       One is I have a great kid who goes with the flow, he’s willing to go to events

             “I’m the front, the watchdog,                                             on the weekends with mom and dad, and I try to manage my schedule so that
                                                                                       I can take him to school a few days a week, be home in time to read him a

                and I pay all the bills.”
                                                                                       book or help him do his homework. It’s a balancing act, and some weeks I’m
                                                                                       better at it than others.

                                                                                       snmaG: What advice do you wish you knew at the start of your career that
     snmaG: What is the most rewarding part of your job?                               you can reflect on now?
     WG: The most rewarding is the fact that a part of my job is to work at how        WG: Do as many internships as you possibly can and learn about what
     we can do things more efficiently in the city and effectively. What that          you like. Also, know that no decision you make is forever. People should
     means is we’re able to say we saved money. As a result, there are things          look at it as an opportunity and if it’s not the job for them, make a change.
     we can highlight and change and we can provide better service for the             Circumstances happen and you take advantage of it so there is no defined
     community. It’s funny because my six year old, who was four at the time,          career path, it’s just making sure that you like what you do, that when you
     asked me to come to his school and describe what I did as a job. I said,          wake up every morning you’re excited about going to your job because you
     “honey, how would you describe what I do?” he said, “Mommy, you help              spend a lot of hours doing that career.



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     elizaBeTh GOre
     OF The uniTeD naTiOns FOunDaTiOn
     elizabeth Gore is the executive director of Global partnerships and nothing But nets
     for the united nations Foundation, a public charity that works on behalf of the un to
     solve global problems. a graduate of texas a&M university, where she majored in
     Financial development, Gore now works to manage partnerships and cause marketing
     strategies implemented in the programs and campaigns of the Foundation.

     by Ivana Wynn




     snmaG: you began your career in animal science. how did you go from              snmaG: you have traveled all over the world for your campaigns at the UN.
     animal science to nonprofit work?                                                how have these travels affected you personally?
     elizaBeTh GOre: I became interested in an issue on our campus. One of            eG: The most I’ve been impacted in a long time was in Ethiopia three months
     my friends had dropped out of school because there was no child care facility    ago. I was touring schools that are for girls who were forced into marriage
     on our campus and I was shocked to find out that all the schools around us       from five years old or had fled from being married early. I was struck by
     had child care facilities except ours. From protesting to going to the student   these little girls who had been through so much and they were so happy just
     government, we finally got the permission to build the children’s center. It     to be able to go to school. It was the biggest luxury to them and that made
     was an amazing opportunity to see a need and help fulfill it. A lot of people    me value everything we have in this country – the abilities, the nice cars,
     think that being in nonprofit is just being a do-gooder but you can be a         lattes, and they are so thankful to get a pen, a piece of paper, and two hours
     badass CEO. your product is helping people.                                      with a teacher.

     snmaG: Can you tell us more about what you do for the United Nations


                                                                                                   “I’m a young, blonde girl.
     Foundation as Executive Director of Global Partnerships?
     eG: There are two things I do: The first is to build partnerships for the
     corporation, like Clinton or Gates foundation and to work together to get

                                                                                                I’m working at this big, male
     a joint outcome. It could be working with Nike to ensure that young girls
     are protected in the developing world or working with the NbA to combat
     malaria. The second is building innovative campaigns like the Nothing but
     Nets campaign for malaria. We’ve done one for climate change and The Girl                       environment of the UN.
     Fund is coming out in the spring.

     snmaG: how are you able to form partnerships with big companies?
                                                                                                              I’m proud of it.”
     eG: by building relationships, building our own rolodex of companies and
     partners that want to work with us. Relationships, in any career, are your
     number one avenue to success.                                                    snmaG: What is the most challenging part of your job?
                                                                                      eG: you never check off or finish a to-do list for this job. There’s always some
     snmaG: how do you ensure you make a good impression with                         humanitarian disaster. We’re not going to end climate change tomorrow. That
     these companies?                                                                 can get you. Everyone on my team can work 20 hours a day for the rest of their
     eG: Always under-promise and over-deliver. Always being professional but         lives, legitimately. It’s part of the balance. I’ve got to go home and get some rest
     also being yourself. We’re in a new age of letting your personality shine        and start again tomorrow. On the flipside, the best thing about my job is that
     through no matter what it is, and I think people value that. I like having an    because of the resiliency of all the people we work with, whether in Africa or
     edge, being from Texas I’m a young, blonde girl. I’m working at this big, male   Latin America, there are always lives being saved, strides being made in malaria
     environment of the UN. I’m proud of it.                                          or hIV so we really see the tangible progress that the UN is making.



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 “This is not a race. your career is a marathon. your decisions need to be          “Well, I can remember my father telling
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                  exciting to participate in all promos, and you think it expands   the clock, you never have paid vacations
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      FOunDer &
      as the Founder and ceo of popchips, keith Belling knows a thing or two about snacking.
      in fact, he’s a bit of an expert. here’s how he launched a healthy chip alternative for
      today’s snacking fanatics.


     by Jillian Gordon



      snmaG: Where did you go to school and what was your major? how did you             Virgin Airlines is as much about marketing as sales because it’s great brand
      get into creating a brand like Popchips?                                           association. We also work with hotels and college campuses like UCLA and
      keiTh BellinG: I describe myself as a serial entrepreneur. I went to UC            USC. We’re on corporate campuses like Dreamworks and Google. These
      Davis and majored in economics. My plan early on was to go to law school           distributions have as much to do with marketing because it’s a great way for
      and practice Real Estate Law and then go into Real Estate Development.             people to sample the brand.
      I went from Davis to hasting in Northern California. I practiced for a firm
      called Morrison & Foerster, it was a big national firm. I always knew I didn’t     snmaG: When it comes to creating the flavors, is your aim always to mimic
      want to be a lawyer. I had a business opportunity, one of my clients owned a       the classic potato chip?
      little chain of coffee bars and the next thing I know, I quit the firm and took    kB: We felt we were already coming at the consumer with something that
      over the company. It was before Starbucks.                                         was pretty different, in terms of being popped instead of baked or fried. What
                                                                                         we didn’t want to do is go and give them some unusual, unexpected flavors.
      snmaG: how did that segue into creating Popchips?                                  We thought it was important to have barbeque, original, sour cream, salt and
      kB: I found that I really liked creating businesses. It’s always about passion.    vinegar and do them really well. A product like ours has to taste good. If it
      you have to do things you like. I’ve always been a big snacker and in 2004 I       doesn’t, nothing else matters. Unlike some things where you might sacrifice
      started thinking I wanted to do something in the natural food industry. I used     taste for health, clearly snacking is not one of them.
      to take my bag of fried chips and hide them under my sandwich when I was
      in the deli line. I don’t know if I would hide them from myself or other people.
      It was a guilty pleasure. There had to be a better alternative. So I started
      working with a partner who had worked on my internet company for me and
      we found a manufacturing business that would allow us to make Popchips
      and we bought it in October, 2005.
                                                                                                   “Unlike some things where
      snmaG: This is an independently owned company. What kind of money goes
                                                                                                   you might sacrifice taste for
                                                                                                health, clearly snacking is not
      into launching a product like this?
      kB: There’s no real formula for something like this. It depends on the

                                                                                                                 one of them.”
      business, the timing, opportunity. In this case we bought a manufacturing
      business that afforded us some economies because we had an operating
      business that we could use to create Popchips. So while it required a higher
      investment up front, it gave us a platform to build Popchips out of. We spent
      a year and a half in product development, the packaging, branding, getting
      ready and we launched in May, 2007.                                                snmaG: Where do you see Popchips growing in these next five years?
                                                                                         kB: We’d like to see it as a real alternative to fried and baked. That people
      snmaG: What was your target audience at the time when you were creating            can say some people want fried, some want baked, and some want popped.
      the product?                                                                       We’d like to be what you think of when you think of popped chips. One of the
      kB: We were looking for people that were anxious for a healthier lifestyle         ways we put it is we’d like to do to the snack aisle what Vitamin Water has
      but not necessarily obsessed with it. The people that have active, healthier       done to the beverage aisle. They created a whole new category.
      lifestyles and were looking for an alternative just like we were. Our
      demographic has evolved and we’ve learned more about it as we’ve gone              snmaG: What piece of advice do you wish you knew at the start of
      along but I think we weren’t looking to have a product that was just for           your career?
      women, men, or kids. We wanted to come up with a snack that would appeal           kB: Follow your passions because no matter what you do everything’s a
      to a broader audience.                                                             roller coaster. There are days that are really terrific and others that are
                                                                                         really challenging, and it’s the passion that gets you through those times
      snmaG: Could you elaborate on your marketing strategies, in terms                  and makes you enjoy the great times. I always tell people that being an
      of distribution?                                                                   entrepreneur, it’s going to be twice as fun and twice as hard as you’re ever
      kB: We look at our distribution in terms of sales and marketing. being with        going to expect.



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sports                                                                                                                             MARCh MADNESS




March Madness
 teaMs to Watch                                                                                                                              by Kiowa bryan




the month of March brings a few things to mind - st. patrick’s day, spring break, and of course,
March Madness. With every game being do or die, you won’t want to miss a second of the action.
so whether you are trying to show up your friends or just learning about the ncaa tournament
for the first time, take a peek at this guide to “the Big dance” before you fill in your brackets.



PaC-10                                                                          BiG-12
Cal GOlDen Bears - Most thought that the talent on the Golden bears             kansas JayhaWks - Considering the first basketball coach at Kansas
this year would have blown away the rest of the conference but they just        was the originator of the game, I guess it should be no surprise that they
can’t seem to find their rhythm. On more than one occasion Cal has blown        have dominated the big-12 and been among the elite teams over the last
a substantial lead and lost due to their lack of defensive unity. They have     few decades. This year should be no different with all 5 starters returning
all the ingredients needed to run away with the title, it’s just a matter of    including superstars Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins. As if there wasn’t
whether they can find their timing.                                             enough depth already, their freshman class showcases some top recruits
                                                                                including the hyped up xavier henry - who has most definitely lived up to
arizOna sTaTe sun Devils - ASU isn’t living up to the hype that                 his expectations. I won’t be surprised at all if the Jayhawks take home the
surrounded it pre-season. They have a well seasoned team but just can’t         Championship, or at the very least shoot their way to the Final Four.
seem to pick up any wins that matter. Even without James harden, the Sun
Devils were expected to be threatening but if they want to compete for that     kansas sTaTe WilDCaTs - Since Kansas and Texas are almost always
top spot, Ty Abott better keep on his hot shooting streak, and he better find   number 1 and 2 in the big-12, the 3 spot is where the competition lies. That
some help - and fast.                                                           prize looks as if it will go to the Wildcats this year and rightfully so. This
                                                                                team includes a lot of young talent, but if anyone can handle rookies it’s
uCla Bruins - After a disastrous start to the season, the bruins have           coach Frank Martin who in his first year (‘07-08) at Kansas State coached a
staged a pretty nice comeback and are now clawing their way back to the         team that included 9 freshman to their first appearance in the big dance in
top. Even though they lost a lot of starters this year, UCLA’s program is so    12 years. In the same year Kansas defeated their rival team KU for the first
stellar they were expected to remain on top of their game. Trouble was it       time in 30 meetings. Guards Denis Clemente and Jacob Pullen have been
took the bruins most of the season to find their grove. It’s not going to be    on a roll this season and have carried the team, handing Texas their first
easy but if they end up peaking at the most opportune of times there will be    upset of the season after starting 16-0. Last year wasn’t so pretty but this
a lot of sports writers eating their words.                                     year the Wildcats are looking forward to playing well into March.



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                                                                                                                                                                          duke photo courtesy of: jon Gardiner, duke photography
     BiG Ten                                                                           for the yellow Jackets this year. A great recruitment class, plus a few
                                                                                       experienced starters from last year, equals a recipe for success - especially
     miChiGan sTaTe sParTans - When people think of Michigan State,                    after such a disastrous 2008-09 season. Is it possible for a team to go from
     they often think of the infamous 1979 NCAA National Championship game             no post season appearance whatsoever to the elite eight? I guess we’ll have
     nicknamed Magic vs bird. Magic Johnson and the Spartans ended up taking           to sit back and find out. Wins over Duke, Clemson, and UNC prove that they
     the title from the undefeated Indiana State Sycamores led by Larry bird.          have what it takes to make in the NCAA Tournament, question is just how far.
     Little did anyone know back then, that these would become household               Freshman recruit Derrick Favors and Junior Gani Lawal have dominated in
     names that would be remembered for generations to come. The Spartans              the paint this year and as long as GT can clean up their free throws, they will
     haven’t let down that legacy, competing in the big dance for the last 12 years    be a team to be reckoned with.
     and just falling short of the title in 2009. Team leader and scorer Kalin Lucas

                                                                                       BiG easT
     looks to lead the Spartans back to the bitter end once again and with the
     rebound skills they possess, it’s definitely a possibility.

     OhiO sTaTe BuCkeyes - There was a lot of panic in Madison when                    villanOva WilDCaTs - This year the amount of talented teams in the
     superstar Evan Turner had a freak back injury and was projected to be out         big East is astounding. It may be one of the most difficult and talented
     for 8 weeks. Instead, he was back on the court in 4 - returning just in time      conferences that we have ever seen in the history of college ball. Any given
     to steal the thunder from Robbie hummel and beat Purdue. With a team              week this season, 5-7 of the top 25 ranked teams in the country have been
     comprised of sophomores and juniors, the buckeyes possess the experience          big East teams. That being said, Villanova will probably stand at the top of
     necessary to challenge in the big Ten. If any one team is fired up to go far in   the conference list come the end of the season. Although they did lose some
     the big dance its Ohio State - in case you forgot, they were the team that lost   key starters this year, they acquired one of the best recruitment classes of
     to Cinderella story Siena last year.                                              ‘09. Another secret weapon: Scottie Reynolds. he’s one of the sickest, yet
                                                                                       most accurate 3 point shooters you’ll ever see. The biggest fight for the

     seC
                                                                                       Wildcats this season will most likely be off the court - for playing time that
                                                                                       is. Making it to the Final Four last year was great, but Villanova’s got loftier
                                                                                       goals in mind this year.
     kenTuCky WilDCaTs - The “winningest team in college basketball history”
     wasn’t so winning last year, failing to make it to the NCAA Tournament for        syraCuse OranGe - With so much talent leaving this year, a lot of people
     the first time in 18 years. With a new coach (John Capilari) and an insane        thought that the ‘Cuse would have a hard time even getting into the NCAA
     recruiting class, Kentucky is back atop the SEC where it belongs. There was       Tournament. They sure are proving us wrong. Starting the season 12-0 was
     some doubt as to whether the Wildcats would have the shooting power they          not in any sports forecasters’ crystal ball for Syracuse, but they managed to
     needed this year, but freshman John Wall has risen to the challenge and           accomplish it. Wesley Johnson, a transfer from Iowa State, has proven to be
     is proving the skeptics wrong. With three freshmen starting this year, it’s       a huge asset and leads the team in Pts. per game. It’s not going to be easy
     unfathomable to think of what this team will accomplish in the coming years,      like is usually is, but the Orange is in line to make it to the big dance once
     but for the present “Cal’s Kids” have their eyes on at least the final four.      again this year.

     vanDerBilT COmmODOres - With only one of last year’s starters gone                GeOrGeTOWn hOyas - The hoyas have a lot to prove after failing to make
     and the replacement a better shooter than before, the Commodores are              it into March Madness last year, but if anyone likes to surprise people its
     expecting nothing less than a NCAA Tournament bid. They have depth,               coach John Thompson. his unconventional techniques and thought process
     experience, and no weaknesses. The SEC is no picnic, but they’ll get 5 or 6       always have people wondering what he’s going to do next and with the now
     bids and Vanderbilt will be one of them.                                          seasoned team leadership of Greg Monroe, anything is possible. Who knows,
                                                                                       they might even overtake UConn this year. I don’t think we should expect to

     aCC
                                                                                       see the hoyas go the distance, but they will definitely win a couple games
                                                                                       come March.

     Duke Blue Devils - With the fall from grace of last year’s NCAA                   COnneCTiCuT huskies - Just when everyone had written off the huskies,
     champions UNC, Duke stands alone atop the ACC this year - even with the           they went and beat then #1 ranked Texas to claw their way back into
     absence of experience in the point guard department. Jon Scheyer and Nolan        contention. With an emotional season involving Jim Calhoun’s health scare,
     Smith have more than made up for it and will no doubt lead the blue Devils        these boys are pumped to win for their beloved coach and are using that
     well into March. Add the stellar shooting ability of sophomore Kyle Singler in    added motivation to inch their way back into the rankings. The huskies’
     the front court and you have a group of starters that will be near impossible     backcourt in unparalleled and includes the likes of superstar Jerome
     to take down. The ACC may be weaker this year, but Duke is not so look out.       Dyson who has averaged around 19.5 pts per game this year. I don’t see a
                                                                                       conference title in UConn’s near future, but they will definitely hold their own
     GeOrGia TeCh yellOW JaCkeTs - All the pieces are falling into place               come March.



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                                                                                                                              MARCh MADNESS




mWC
BriGham yOunG COuGars - There is only one name to remember on
the cougars this year and that is Jimmer Freddette. he has far exceeded
anyone’s expectations, breaking the school record on Dec 28th with a 49 pt
game. Freddette could take on the Mountain West Conference by himself,
so byU will easily nab that prize, it’s just the NCAA Tourney that could be
a bit tricky. They’ve made it the last 3 years but never past the first round.
Something tells me that this year will be different, but don’t get your hopes
too high - Jimmer can’t play 40 minutes a game.
                                                                                             sTOCk uP
                                                                                             BiG Ten - With at least four legitimate Sweet 16

WCC                                                                                          (and beyond) candidates, the conference can stake
                                                                                             their claim as possibly the best conference not
GOnGaza BullDOGs - This is an entirely different team from top to bottom                     named the big East.
then it was a year ago. The only returning starter is guard Matt bouldin and he              COrnell - The big Red are in the Top 25 and came
has done a fantastic job of leading the youngsters, including surprise freshman
                                                                                             deadly close to knocking off the favorite Kansas
superstar Ellias harris. Where this team excels is in FG accuracy. With the ability
to rack up those 3 pt shots, the bulldogs will threaten even the best ranked                 Jayhawks in Lawrence.
teams. Sometimes change is good, and Gonzaga hopes to prove that theory and                   syraCuse - Not even in the Top 25 in the
better on their sweet sixteen appearance of last season.
                                                                                             preseason, the Orange are the favorite to win
                                                                                             the big East and wrap up a #1 seed in the
aTlanTiC 10                                                                                  tournament.

TemPle OWls - Things didn’t look great for Temple coming into this season but
coach Fran Dunphy seems to have filled in the holes left by last year’s departures.
Many didn’t expect to see them make it to the NCAA Tournament, but there are no
quitters in Philly. A lot of pressure was on guard Ryan brooks to step up to the plate
and he has delivered, averaging over 16 pts a game. Add to the mix the frontcourt
talent of Lavoy Allen, who came out of nowhere last season and has only improved
since, and you have the makings of a third straight A-10 title.                              sTOCk DOWn
                                                                                             nOrTh CarOlina - The defending champs are now
mvC                                                                                          fighting for their lives to make the dance this year
                                                                                             as they sit near the bottom of the ACC.
nOrThern iOWa PanThers - Whoever says size doesn’t matter is lying.
                                                                                             PaC-10 - A conference which was looking to
Measuring in at 6’9” and 7’1”, Adam Koch and Jordan Eglseder dominate in the
paint and with size like that, opponents are going to be scared to try and steal             move on up the ranks after getting six teams in
the ball. This dynamic duo leads the team in pts, and will carry the Panthers                the tourney last year is now looking at possibly
straight to another conference title. Who knows, they might even win a couple                sending only one team this year. It’s a bad sign
games in the NCAA tournament.                                                                when the biggest stories that have come out of the
                                                                                             conference have been the sanctions imposed on
hOrizOn                                                                                      the various schools.
                                                                                             Texas - Preseason many thought the Longhorns
BuTler BullDOGs - As usual, butler will barely break a sweat while taking top honors
                                                                                             would have a chance to compete for the national
in the horizon Conference. Problem is, in such a low caliber conference they wind up
being seeded too low in the NCAA Tournament. This was the case last year, and the            title, but thus far have choked in nearly every big
result was getting knocked out against LSU in the first round. They do have a stronger,      game they’ve played.
more well seasoned team then last year with 9 players returning whom all saw a lot of
playing time last year. The hardest part will be making it through the first round, but if
they do that they’ll be in fighting shape to take on whatever challenge comes next.



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     fashion                                                                                 SPRING IN yOUR STEP


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     beauty                                                                                             PERFUMES & COLOGNES


                                                                                      kim karDashian
                                                                              eau De ParFum sPray
                                                                        A lush, sultry floral fragrance with
                                                                      jasmine, gardenia and sandalwood.
                                                                           >> $50 (1.7oz) / sephora.com


                                                          haraJuku lOvers
                                                          snOW Bunnies - musiC
                                                        A delicate floral scent with vanilla,
                                                        clementine, honeysuckle and sweetpea.
                                                        >> $30 / hlfragrance.com




                                                               BalenCiaGa
                                                                 BalenCiaGa Paris
                                                                     A super chic violet fragrance
                                                                      with blossom, peppery notes
      vera WanG                                                        and mossy wood.
      Glam PrinCess                                                      >> $95 (1.7oz) /
      A flirty blend of water lily, vanilla,                              neimanmarcus.com
      mandarin meringue and exotic flowers.
      >> $57 (1.7oz) / verawangprincess.com
                                                                                                     salvaTOre FerraGamO
                                                                                                               inCanTO BlOOm
                                                                                   bright, floral and fruity with grapefruit flowers,
                                                                                                        freesia and cashmere wood.
                                                                                                   >> $62 (1.7oz) / ferragamo.com


                       Calvin klein                                                                        zirh
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                         A warm and spicy yet fresh fragrance with                       A masculine blend of
                          absinthe and sensual wood notes.                       cedarwood, black cinnamon,
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                                                                 eau De TOileTTe
                                                                 Musky blend of lemon leaves,
                                                                 black pepper, oak moss, nutmeg
                                                                 and coriander.
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                                                                                   An intense, spicy scent with
                                                                                    plenty of wood notes and a
                                                                                            dash of cinnamon.
                                         JaCk BlaCk
                                                                                >> $45 (3.38oz) / korres.com
                                         The Well sTOCkeD Bar
                                         Collection of three 1 oz bottles moving
                                         from spice notes to freshness and woods.
                                          >> $49 / getjackblack.com


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Gear                                                                                                                             GADGETS / APPS

by Ivana Wynn




      pioneer mvh-p8200bt
      If you’re looking to update your car’s audio system, Pioneer’s
      latest AV receiver allows you to play music and video from your
      iPod and view pictures from an SD memory card on a 3’ LCD
      screen with the Digital Photo Frame feature. built-in bluetooth
      makes hands-free calling convenient. The receiver also has hD
      and Satellite radio available and is customizable with different
      color options. >> $370 / pioneerelectronics.com




                                                                                       eGo portable hard drive
                                                                                       Ranging from 250 to 500 Gb, Iomega’s eGo Portable hard Drives
                                                                                       are a stylish and convenient way to store thousands of hours
                                                                                       of music and millions of pictures. The exclusive Drop Guard
                                                                                       feature will protect your hard drive even when dropped up to
                                                                                       51”. Also included is Iomega’s Protection Suite, a collection of
                                                                                       software like McAfee VirusScan Plus and Mozyhome online
                                                                                       backup service, and a 3-year limited warranty.
                                                                                       >> $85-125 / go.iomega.com




sanho hypermac external battery
The hyperMac comes in four different sizes (60/100/150/222Wh),
powering Macbooks for a minimum of 10 hours and easily
recharging iPhones. The hyperMac can power a Macbook and
USb device at the same time. It also provides power for the
Macbook while simultaneously charging the internal battery and
actually makes the internal battery life span longer!
>> $200–500 / hypershop.com

                                                                                                                               K-box
         This small and portable speaker includes high quality audio and has a special patented gel-audio technology designed to turn
          any flat surface into a speaker. Plug in your laptop, mp3 player, phone, or portable gaming system and experience a full bass
                                                             response. The K-box lasts up to 20 hours and is rechargeable through USb.
                                                                                                            >> $75 / kerchoonz.com



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     Gear




     KodaK slice touchscreen camera
     Kodak’s new 14 megapixel touchscreen digital camera,
     Slice, features a 3.5’ screen. The Slice Search feature
     allows you to sort by person, place, event, location, or by
     any of the manual tags you use for your pictures and will
     recognize faces. An internal memory of 2 Gb stores 5,000
     pictures in hD resolution. >> $350 / kodak.com



                        yoostar                                                    able planet true fidelity
           become the star of your                                                 nc300 headphones
           favorite movies like The                                                Ideal for the traveler, student or
         Godfather, Terminator, and                                                music lover. The NC300b features an
     Willy Wonka and the Chocolate                                                 adjustable headband, superior sound
       Factory by acting in scenes                                                 quality and clarity, patented LINx
          provided by yoostar. This                                                AUDIO technology, removable in-line
          set comes with a studio-                                                 volume control for easy adjustment
         grade web cam, portable                                                   to safe listening levels and state-
          green screen and stand,                                                  of-the-art active noise cancelation
            remote control, and 20                                                 (ANC). Also included is a protective
        scenes. Additional scenes                                                  case and airplane adapter.
      are constantly being added                                                   >> $130 / ableplanet.com
           on yoostar.com and are
            available for purchase.
         Currently, yoostar is only
       compatible with PCs, but a
     Mac version will be out later
                           this year.
           >> $170 / yoostar.com



                            Grid-it
                    orGanizer cpG10
         Cocoon’s Grid-It Organizer offers
     versatile and adjustable organization
             for your electronics. Straps of
              all sizes on the organizer can
     accommodate cords and devices like
       an iPod, cell phone, digital camera,
         or as small as an SD card or USb
        drive. All effects are held firmly in
           place, making it ideal for travel.
       >> $20 / cocooninnovations.com




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                                                                                                                 GADGETS / APPS

                                                                             There’s an aPP FOr ThaT!
                                                                             toP 5 iPHoNe APPS
                                                                                                                    by Ivana Wynn

                                                                                            > air sharinG <

                                                                             A file storage application that
                                                                             works with Windows, Mac, and
                                                                             Linux systems. Conveniently
                                                                             transfer any files the iPhone
                                                                             can read, including images,
                                                                             Microsoft Office, PDFs, and
                                                                             web pages, from your laptop
                                                                             or home computer using WiFi.
                                                                             [$2.99]


                                                                                       > shazam encore <
                                                                             Whether you’re at a loud bar or
                                                                             party or in your car listening to
                                                                             the radio, Shazam will listen
                                                                             to the song playing and give
                                                                             you the title and artist of the
                                                                             song. Videos on youTube by that
                                                                             artist will appear as a tagged
                                                                             option as well. The newest
                                                                             version of this app offers
desKpro brewer                                                               recommendations. [free]
Keurig’s single cup brewing system is convenient for any
college student in need of coffee. The DeskPRO heats                                                 > yelp <
8 ounces of water within three minutes and leaves no
water in the brewer. 10 K-cups, Keurig’s sample coffee of
different brands and types, are also included.                                If you’re not sure where to eat,
>> $90 / keurig.com                                                           yelp will direct you to local
                                                                              restaurants and makes use of
                                                                              the iPhone’s GPS system to get
                                                                              you there quickly. View reviews
                                                                              and post your own using the
                                                                              “Quick-Tips” feature. [free]



                                                                                         > ivideocamera <
                                                                              An updated version of this
                                                                              app will allow those who
                                                                              can’t afford to get the new
                                                                              iPhone 3GS to shoot video
                                                                              at an improved 10 frames
                                                                              per second, resolution up to
                                                                              320x426 and 15 minutes of
                                                                              record time. Uploading your
                                                                              video onto the web is simple
                                                                              with iVideocamera. [$.99]

                                                                        > livestronG calorie counter <
                                                                              Now you can keep track of
                                                                              your caloric intake on the go.
                                                                              Calculate your daily calorie
Griffin aircurve                                                              target based on your current
The AirCurve is an acoustic amplifier that amazingly needs no                 weight and goal. Search
batteries or power to play music from your iPhone. It will not drain          an extensive database of
battery life from the phone either. The design is simple and will not         nutritional information and
take up much space, perfect for a desk or nightstand. Although the            2,000 fitness items which tell
AirCurve will not charge your iPhone it has a built-in slot that can          you how many calories you have
feed a dock cable from your computer or power adapter through the             burned. [$2.99]
bottom. >> $20 / griffintechnology.com



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     interwebs                                                                                                                    bEST MUSIC SITES

         nme.com                                                                     the hype machine
          hipster music bible                                                          Music lovers’ mecca




     The UK’s New Musical Express (NME) magazine started running in               The tagline at hypem.com sums up the site pretty well – “Every day,
     1952 and has become something of an institution in the indie music           thousands of people around the world write about music they love,
     industry. So it’s no surprise that nme.com is still the best site to visit   and it all ends up here.” So basically, instead of spending hours surf-
     for all your hipster rock needs, including album reviews, breaking           ing music blogs looking for a downloadable MP3 of the new Kid Cudi
     news, festival and concert dates, photo galleries, videos and mer-           or Vampire Weekend song, you can just hit up The hype Machine.
     chandise. And, of course, the fact that it’s british means you get to        Geared more towards new artists and rare remixes, it’s a music
     hear about the coolest new bands like Passion Pit and La Roux before         lover’s dream and dead simple to use – each track includes a play
     they hit the US.                                                             button and links for sharing or downloading.
         beat port                                                                   musicovery
          all things electro                                                           personal playlist




     For all you electro lovers and house heads out there, your destination       Ever feel like your iTunes Genius is just going through the motions
     website has got to be beatport.com. here you’ll find a wealth of riches      and doesn’t really understand you? musicovery.com takes the same
     covering all the sub genres of dance music from deep house to trance         song-matching premise but makes suggestions for you based on your
     and drum ‘n’ bass. you can search and then stream or download MP3s           selections of genre, artist, year, mood and even dance tempo. For
     of the latest tracks and mixes from the world’s best DJ acts, including      example, type in dark electro from 2007 and you’ll hear some dirty
     Deadmau5, Tiesto, Carl Cox and Crookers. you can also sign up for a          dance tunes from the likes of Daft Punk, Gorillaz and Moby. Endless
     MybeatPort account with which you can connect and share tunes with           combinations to indulge every mood, and you can use it with your
     other dance fans.                                                            iTunes library.

         chart riGGer                                                                last fm
          pop dispatches                                                               pandora plus




     We are loving the fact that electro pop acts like Lady Gaga have ousted      We still love Pandora but the clever folks at last.fm have taken the
     so many of the dirty emo rock bands from the charts, airwaves and 2010       idea one step further. Just type in an artist you like and they will pro-
     musical landscape. And we love keeping up with our favorite pop stars on     vide you not only with a radio station playing similar music but photos,
     chartrigger.blogspot.com, an aficionado’s guide to all the new releases,     videos, local concert listings and news on that artist. Ultimately, it’s
     videos, remixes and general happenings in the world of pop music, from       a user-powered music service so it helps to sign up for an account,
     an interview with David Guetta to Goldfrapp’s new single and cussing out     download the Scrobber (software that adds your music library to your
     Justin bieber and Taylor Swift. We’ll never be popless again!                Last.fm profile) and have fun interacting with your musical neighbors!


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     movies
      Alice in Wonderland                   march 5      She’s Out of My League                march 12                                      by Carla Thorpe

         Walt disney pictures                              dreamworks skG




                                                                                                                lindsay sloane
     CasT: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp
     sTOry: It’s more of a “Return to Wonderland”
                                                        CasT: Jay baruchel, Alice Eve
                                                        sTOry: Average young dude Kirk lands the
                                                                                                             She’s Out of My League
     as 19-year-old Alice goes back to reunite with     perfect girlfriend but then struggles with
     her old pals and finally put an end to the Red     the insecurities that come with the territor y.      actress lindsay sloane is something of
     Queen’s heinous reign. Buzz: The perfect           Buzz: We love Jay baruchel and pretty                a young hollywood veteran, having kick-
     storm of director Tim burton with beloved          much ever yone in the cast of this romantic          started her career in 90s classics like
     source material, great casting (although we’re     comedy so we’d be happy to pony up $12 for           Sabrina the teenage witch and Bring It on.
     not totally psyched about Johnny Depp as the       a ticket. here’s hoping the script is wor thy        this month, she stars in She’s out of My
     Mad hatter) and stunning visuals. And all in 3D!   of the actors.                                       League and later this year you can see her
                                                                                                             in comedies the other Guys and A Good old
                                                                                                             Fashioned orgy alongside stars like Will
      The Bounty Hunter                    march 19      The Runaways                          march 19
                                                                                                             Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg,
         columbia pictures                                 apparition

                                                                                                             snmaG: Tell us about your role in She’s Out
                                                                                                             of My League…
                                                                                                             ls: I play Kirk’s [Jay baruchel] ex-girlfriend.
                                                                                                             I break up with him at the beginning of the
                                                                                                             movie because I think I’m better than him
                                                                                                             and then when I see he is being pursued by
                                                                                                             this perfect girl Molly, I realize I made a big
                                                                                                             mistake and try to get him back. basically, I
                                                                                                             play a horrible person!

     CasT: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard butler              CasT: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning                snmaG: have you ever had a dating
     sTOry: A bounty hunter takes great pleasure        sTOry: A biopic about the formation of               experience similar to kirk or molly’s?
     in bringing in his ex but, once together, the      groundbreaking 70s chick rock band The               ls: I definitely feel like I’ve dated out of my
     dueling duo soon find themselves on the run        Runaways, and the friendship between guitarist       league in the past. I will leave that vague for
     from some New Jersey mobsters.                     Joan Jett (Stewart) and singer Cherie Currie         my ex-boyfriends to interpret on their own. I
     Buzz: Gerard butler has no business doing          (Fanning). Buzz: Coming off a positive debut         married up, that’s for sure.
     comedy and using “From the director of             at Sundance, this indie flick should do pretty
     Hitch” as a selling point doesn’t instill us       well, mostly thanks to its sex, drugs and rock       snmaG: What’s your best piece of
     with much confidence but this might be             ‘n’ roll storyline and the built-in fanbase of its   dating advice?
     wor th a look.                                     twilight stars.                                      ls: be yourself and don’t play games. If it
                                                                                                             seems like you have to over think and analyze
      Clash of the Titans                  march 26      Hot Tub Time Machine                  march 26      every move, it’s probably not a good match.
         Warner Bros. pictures                             MGM
                                                                                                             snmaG: you recently did an episode of How I
                                                                                                             Met Your Mother – how was that experience?
                                                                                                             ls: I had such a great time! It’s a show that I
                                                                                                             actually watch and every time I see it I think,
                                                                                                             “Wow, they look like they are having so much
                                                                                                             fun.” And, they are!

                                                                                                             snmaG: What’s your Oscar prediction for
                                                                                                             Best actress?
                                                                                                             ls: That’s a hard question to answer because
                                                                                                             I haven’t seen everything yet but I will
     CasT: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson                 CasT: John Cusack, Rob Corddry                       say that Gabourey Sidibe blew my mind in
     sTOry: All you need to know is that it’s based     sTOry: Four washed-up guy friends throw a            Precious. She is a fun bubbly woman in real
     on Greek mythology. That means you get men         crazy hot tub party and are transported back to      life and there is no trace of that person in the
     and Gods fighting for supremacy, plus giant        1986 to relive their glory days.                     movie. So good!
     scorpions, serpents and The Kraken.                Buzz: We hope, for John Cusack’s sake, that
     Buzz: This remake of the 1981 classic delivers     this bro-driven sex comedy can replicate The              [ read our extended interview with
     another heroic dose of Avatar star Sam             Hangover’s success. The R-rating, some retro            lindsay at snmag.com/lindsaysloane ]
     Worthington along with some amazing effects        80s references and a Chevy Chase cameo
     that should kick ass in 3D.                        should definitely help.


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                                                                                                                                    WhAT TO WATCh

  by Lorraine K. Lee




  in the spotliGht
  Paula PaTTOn oF PreCIouS
  paula patton is quickly becoming a household name. not only has she starred in
  movies with a-listers like denzel Washington and Will smith, but she can currently
  be seen as Ms. rain, precious’ [Gabourey sidibe] teacher and mentor with plenty
  of tough love to give in director lee daniels’ critically acclaimed Precious: Based
  on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. up next, patton has motherhood to look forward to
  with husband musician robin thicke and the release of a movie, Just wright.


  snmaG: What made you decide to take part in            PP: I don’t know if I ever get mentally prepared.
  Precious?                                              I think that you just jump in head first and you
  Paula PaTTOn: I read the script and it made me         try to give it everything that you’ve got and at the
  cry and I thought it was magnificent but I have to     end of that movie, it took a lot to get out of that
  tell you I was a little bit nervous because I didn’t   character to be honest with you, and to get out of
  know how to play the part, Ms. Rain. I couldn’t        that headspace.
  wrap my head around it but my mom , who’s been
  a school teacher for 35 years in the Los Angeles       snmaG: Do you think there’s one message in
  public school system, she loved it and I thought,      the film that stands out? What do you hope that
  “In honor of my mother who always wanted me to         viewers take away?
  be a teacher, I should take on this challenge.”        PP: For me, I hope more compassion. The
                                                         realization that we all have a story and you just
  snmaG: What specific advice did your mom give          can’t judge people by what you see, that you
  you that helped you get in character as a teacher?     have to know that everybody has a story and so
                                                         hopefully it breeds more compassion and love. I

 “I thought I might be having                            think that you can’t help but leave that film feeling
                                                         your heart more open and less judgmental.
 the premiere in my mother’s                             snmaG: Did the film change you at all?
living room. We had no idea it                           PP: It certainly opened up my heart and it
                                                         certainly made me also tap into my own strength
   would do what it’s done.”
                                                                                                                   G ive away!
                                                         to think that Ms. Rain is a really strong character
                                                         who isn’t allowed to always show her emotions.
  PP: It was a lot of watching her as a child that       There’s a way of tough love with Ms. Rain that was
  I remembered, because my mom was one of                important to the character and I think that that
  those teachers that went above and beyond the          stuck with me.
  call of duty, would bring students home, would
  help them pay for books after they were in her         snmaG: What are you looking forward to most
  classroom, and help them through college and           about being a mom?
  things, and so my mom was very influential in          PP: I’m looking forward to so much, I can’t wait
  that way.                                              to meet this little guy. I’m beyond excited for so
                                                         many things, I just can’t wait to meet him.
  snmaG: The film has received a lot of acclaim
  - did you predict that it was going to receive so      snmaG: What do you have planned for your
  much attention while you were filming?                 future, personally and professionally?
  PP: Not at all. It was this small independent          PP: Well I did a movie this summer with Queen
                                                                                                                  We’re giving away five DVD copies of
  movie, and we didn’t even have distribution, so we     Latifah and Common called Just Wright, and that’s
                                                                                                                  award-winning drama PReCIOuS, starring
  often joked that I thought I might be having the       going to come out late summer, early fall, and so
                                                                                                                  Gabourey Sidibe, Paula Patton and
  premiere in my mother’s living room. We had no         that’s up next for me.
                                                                                                                  Mo’Nique. To enter to win a copy, email us
  idea it would do what it’s done.
                                                                                                                  at giveaway@snmag.com with the answer
                                                         snmaG: What was it like working on Just Wright?
                                                                                                                  to the following question:
  snmaG: The film touches on a lot of sensitive          PP: Oh, that was a blast. It was so much fun. We
  issues like abuse and rape. how do you get             laughed all the time.                                    Who plays precious’ social worker
  mentally prepared to act in a movie like this one                                                               in the movie?
  that shows these issues in a very real way?



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     on the box
     by Carla Thorpe



     parenthood
     Tune in: Premieres Tuesday, march 2 at 10 p.m. on nBC

     Since there are apparently no new ideas left in h-Town, NbC has (not
     unwisely) decided to take Ron howard’s 1989 movie and remake it into a TV
     show centered on the very large and very imperfect braverman family. Less
     neurotic than Brothers and Sisters and more meaningful than Modern Family,
     Parenthood follows the everyday drama surrounding three generations of
     bravermans, all struggling with their own issues and trying to relate to
     one another. Need more incentive to watch? The stellar cast includes Peter
     Krause and Lauren Graham and the creative talent comes from shows like
     Friday Night Lights and The West Wing.




     how to maKe it                        southland                               nurse JacKie                           who do you thinK
     in america                            Tune in: Tuesdays at 10 p.m.            Tune in: Premieres monday, march       you are?
     Tune in: sundays at 10 p.m. on hBO    on TnT                                  22 at 10 p.m. on showtime              Tune in: Premieres Friday, march
     The clever folks at hbO have taken    Southland was canceled last year        If you missed the first season         5 at 8 p.m. on nBC
     a dash of Entourage, some twenty-     by NbC to make room for the             of Nurse Jackie then get thee to       based on a successful british show,
     something angst, New york City and    now-defunct Jay Leno Show. Nice         blockbuster stat and catch up          this new series from executive
     a backdrop of the current recession   job. Thankfully, TNT picked up the      before Season Two starts. Emmy-        producer Lisa Kudrow sets various
     to create what could potentially be   ensemble cop drama, co-starring         winner Edie Falco heads up the         celebrities on a journey of self-
     one of the coolest new shows this     The O.C.’s ben McKenzie, and we get     cast of this brilliantly dark, witty   discovery as they trace their family
     year. It follows two street-wise      to enjoy its second season. Don’t       comedy about a well-meaning yet        trees. Each week, celebs including
     brooklyn entrepreneurs, ben and       expect too many car chases and          flawed nurse trying to juggle her      Sarah Jessica Parker and Spike Lee
     Cam, as they attempt to make a        gunfights though – it’s character-      husband, kids, secret boyfriend,       will delve into their ancestral history
     name for themselves in NyC’s          driven, gritty stuff centered on the    crazy co-workers and addiction         (and therefore American history itself)
     fashion scene. There are only eight   daily life of LAPD street cops and      to pill popping. Not to mention her    to uncover inspiring stories of love, war,
     eps so don’t miss it!                 detectives.                             patients. you’ll love it, trust us.    heroism, tragedy and triumph.




                                                          snmaG: For someone who has never seen              with Ella adds a fun level of intrigue for him.
                                                          the show, how would you sell it to them?
                                                          mr: Sexy people doing sexy things, around a        snmaG: Do you like the fact that Jonah is the
                                                          pool. Oh yeah and I’m there, too! Tuesdays at 9    “nice guy” or would you prefer he was more
                                                          p.m. on The CW!                                    of a bad boy?
                                                                                                             mr: In the upcoming episodes we get to
                                                          snmaG: What can we expect when the show            see Jonah where I prefer him, right in the
                                                          returns this month?                                middle of the moral barometer. To me, the
                                                          mr: Now that the murder has been solved,           ambiguity present for an audience when a
                                                          the show is a lot more fun and romantic.           “good guy” screws up and makes a mess of
                                                          There’s a lot more comedy. Jonah becomes           things is much more interesting than either

      michael rady
                                                          involved with Ella but it’s not so easy getting    a “good guy” who doesn’t rock the boat, or
                                                          over his five year relationship with Riley. Oh,    just a “bad boy.” We all screw up. Everyday.

      Melrose Place                                       and Amanda continues to stir the shit.             And I love showing that and exploring that.

                                                          snmaG: Do you prefer Jonah with riley              snmaG: What Tv shows are you
       With his good looks and boyish charm, it’s         or ella?                                           currently watching?
       not hard to see why 28-year-old Michael            mr: I truly can’t decide because they’ve each      mr: I don’t really get a chance to watch
       rady was cast as the love interest in              brought out some fun parts of Jonah for            much TV, but there is one show that I will
       movies like the Sisterhood of the Traveling        me to play. With Riley he has a history that       bend my schedule around: Modern Family.
       Pants and shows like Greek. he’s currently         informs his impulsiveness and inspiration,         It’s brilliant!
       starring as aspiring filmmaker jonah               she really grounds him to a sweet and
       on Melrose Place and tells us how the              comfortable spot. And with Ella, he has new             [ read our extended interview with
       struggling drama has been given a fun              levels of physical, emotional and creative             Michael at snmag.com/michaelrady ]
       revamp for 2010.                                   space. Also, the element of the unknown



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                                                                                                                                  WhAT TO WATCh
                                                                                                                           by Ivana Wynn and Carla Thorpe


                               With the cast oF
                               THe vampiRe DiaRies
sara canninG                                          zach roeriG                                           Katerina Graham
after guest starring in shows like Kyle XY and        Before being cast as tVD’s Matt donovan, zach         prior to landing the role of Mystic Falls’
Smallville, 22-year-old sara canning caught           roerig was best known for his roles in As the         resident witch Bonnie, 20-year-old katerina
her big break by landing the role of jenna in         world turns and Friday Night Lights. We chatted       Graham already had a diverse background
the cW’s monster hit series. We sat down with         with the athletic 24-year-old to find out what he     in entertainment, from being a Fanta girl to
sara to get some insight into playing elena and       looks for in a girlfriend and why he’s taking         starring in 17 Again with zac efron. We recently
jeremy’s aunt and her favorite tv shows.              tap classes.                                          talked to katerina about her current favorite
                                                                                                            music artists and whether Bonnie will ever find
snmaG: What did you think about the show              snmaG: matt seems to have moved on from               a love interest.
when you first started shooting? Were you at          his relationship with elena and losing vicki.
all surprised it became such a success?               What’s coming up for him during the rest of           snmaG: Bonnie is really close to her grand-
sC: When I read the pilot episode, I was struck       the season?                                           mother. Who are you closest to within your
by how much I connected with all characters           zr: Viewers can expect to see Matt allowing           own family?
right away. To be honest, it’s still shocking and     himself to be happy and seeking contentment.          kG: My parents.
incredible to see how dedicated and widespread        Caroline will be a big part of that.
our fan-base is. It’s great that there’s such a                                                             snmaG: Who do you hang out with most on set?
huge audience to go on this journey with us.          snmaG: What kind of girl would you consider to        kG: Definitely the girls - Nina, Sara and Candice.
                                                      be your type?                                         I love them so much.
                      snmaG: Does it feel             zr: In my mind I picture my perfect girl being
                         weird to play aunt           a lover of both animals and nature with a great       snmaG: Do you read anything about the show
                            to actors who are         sense of humor. If I have that I’ll be a lucky man.   or the cast on fansites or gossip blogs?
                             so close in age                                                                kG: All the time. I stay very connected to the
                              to you?                 snmaG: how are you liking all the increased           fans and support their sites, blogs and art.
                               sC: Nina               press and fan attention?
                               [Dobrev] is my         zr: I’m taking it with a grain of salt. Filming in    snmaG: Will Bonnie
                               roommate and           Atlanta has its perks as far allowing us to really    ever find a love
                              a very close            focus on our work. At the end of the day, it’s nice   interest? if you
                             friend, and              to see and feel the appreciation of everyone’s        could choose,
                            Steven [McQueen]          hard work.                                            who would you
                         is a great friend as                                                               like to see her
                      well – so the concept of        snmaG: Who is the funniest person on the              with on the
                  them being my family on             cast? any practical jokers?                           show?
the show doesn’t seem weird at all. I think           zr: Ian [Somerhalder] is the best for one liners;     kG: I’m not sure
the family dynamic between Jenna, Elena               as far as practical jokers I’d say I’m surrounded.    if bonnie will
and Jeremy feels natural too - Jenna is               Very fun group of people.                             ever have a love
young herself and experiencing the pains of                                                                 interest. bonnie’s
growing up and gaining responsibility just            snmaG: We know you can throw a football               focused on bonnie right
like they are.                                        thanks to your role on Friday Night Lights. are       now and I like that. Not sure who I’d like to see
                                                      you into any other sports?                            her end up with that’s currently on the show.
snmaG: What’s something people might not              zr: In high school I ran track, played football,
know about nina?                                      and wrestled. Now I find myself surfing, snow-        snmaG: how are you balancing your singing
sC: Nina is a chocolate fiend. If I bring chocolate   boarding, longboarding down broadway in               career with being a series regular on a
into the apartment, she asks that I hide it so        NyC. between you and me, I used to take tap           Tv show?
she can’t find it.                                    as a kid and then quit due to ridicule from peers.    kG: I’m focused on the show when I’m working
                                                      That has always been a regret of mine so I            on the show. When I do music it’s on my off time,
snmaG: is the cast really tight?                      recently started taking class again.                  when I’m not shooting and when I can dedicate
sC: The cast is extremely close and I feel very                                                             myself to it.
privileged to work with such a fun, talented,                                       snmaG: What are
genuine group of people. We’ve had a great                                            some of your          snmaG: how was shooting The Roommate with
time exploring Atlanta together. Everyone’s                                            favorite             leighton meester, minka kelly and alyson
pretty adventurous, so whether we’re taking                                              movies?            michalka?
weekend trips to the lake or having dinners,                                             zr: Butch          kG: I loved working with Leighton and Aly. both
we stay pretty entertained.                                                               Cassidy and       are artists and actresses so we all shared
                                                                                          the Sundance      similar mentalities.
snmaG: What Tv shows are you watching                                                     Kid and
right now?                                                                               Fast times         snmaG: What music artists are you listening to
sC: I love 30 rock. Tina Fey is the ideal woman.                                        At ridgemont        right now?
I also really like Big Love and Dexter.                                               High.                 kG: Gaga, Gwen, Kylie, M.I.A., Janet and Robyn.




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     video Games                                                                                             WhAT WE’RE PLAyING ThIS MONTh
         [never puttinG it down ]                  [awesome ]               [pretty Good ]              [blah ]             [unplayable ]

      aliens vs. predator                                                             vancouver 2010
      sega of america                                                                 sega of america
      Available on xbox360, PlayStation3 and PC                                       Available on xbox 360 and PlayStation3




     The AVP game franchise has been around for nearly as long as the                Since we’re all wrapped up in Winter Olympics fever right now, you might
     creature films themselves so it’s no surprise that Sega are finally             find yourself craving some bobsleigh action or ride on the half-pipe.
     releasing this next-gen version. Now it’s up to you to decide which of          Thanks to the Official Game of the Winter Olympics, you can go for gold in
     these two badass killing machines would win in a fight. The Predator has        14 adrenaline-fuelled events, including giant slalom, snowboard cross,
     cloaking and wrist blades, but the Alien could just bite your head off. you     ski jumping and bobsleigh. There are also challenge modes in which to
     can also play as a Marine and engage in 3-way multiplayer online modes          fine tune your skills, multiplayer split-screen action and online head-to-
     to really get the gory death count moving.                                 head competition. 


      endless ocean: blue world                                                       darK void
      nintendo                                                                        capcom
      Available on Wii                                                                Available on xbox 360, PlayStation3 and PC




     Tired of only playing games that involve shooting aliens, racing cars or        This might sound like your typical sci-fi action, humans versus aliens,
     playing sports? Probably not. but if you are, then this might be the perfect,   third person combat game but what sets Dark Void apart is its unique
     relaxing solution for you. here you can dive into oceans all around the         vertical combat system. In a parallel universe called The Void, you take
     world to discover hundreds of real-life species of sea life. you also get to    on the role of resistance fighter Will and must use his rocket jetpack for
     explore shipwrecks, dodge sharks, befriend dolphins, find treasure and          gravity-defying, in-space combat with alien foes, and even hi-jacking
     buy supplies for your island. best of all, you can connect and dive with a      UFOs in mid-air. The 3D action is a great twist and adds a freedom of
     friend via Nintendo wi-fi connection.                                        movement you don’t get with a lot of games. 



      battlefield: bad company 2                                                      ace attorney investiGations: miles edGeworth
      electronic arts                                                                 capcom
      Available on xbox360, PlayStation3 and PC                                       Available on Nintendo DS




     This online vehicle warfare game focuses a little less on boring strategy       If you fancy yourself as a detective, you’ll enjoy taking on the role of famed
     and a little more on intense, ‘blowing shit up’ destruction. We like that.      prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, investigating crime scenes, collecting
     Take control over a selection of land, sea and air vehicles, customize          evidence, confronting suspects and bringing the guilty to justice. you can
     your weapons and gadgets and take down your enemies in open world               use the DS stylus to uncover evidence at the scene along with “logic”
     battlefields ranging from snow-capped mountains to jungles and desert           mode and interrogation techniques to solve each puzzling case. With over
     oases. you can also choose from single player campaign, multiplayer             15 hours of gameplay, this is perfect brain exercise for long road trips,
     modes or new squad gameplay.                                                flights or boring lectures! 



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                                                                         nice...stack?                                First, then BarF.




     athlete’s Foot.                      this trick Gets hiM tons oF chicks.            ‘nuFF said.




     What? no pre-nup?                                    the BreakFast oF chaMpions.    soMeBody’s Got issues.




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                                          you had Me at “hello...”




      Bicycle Built For tWo?                                                             i think My speedo’s are too tiGht...



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