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'Sex and the City' cast announces rumors are true

By Michelle Murray

"Sex and the City" fans get ready, because the rumors are true. After almost three years since the award winning series concluded in 2004, reports have confirmed that a movie is finally in the works. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are finally all on board to reprise their respective roles as the infamous Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.

"What Gives?" enlightens readers on truths of teenage depression

By Olivia Vizachero

Refreshing, educating and inspiring, Chelsea Marie's autobiographical "What Gives?" is a breath of fresh air from bubblegum novels that have been recently plaguing the shelves of bookstores across the nation. Chelsea Marie, a sensational 16-year-old, poetically addresses some of today's most controversial topics with her debut paperback.

Caribou Coffee concocts ultimate energy amping smoothie to quench summer thirsts

By Emily Crowe

Instead of your usual grande iced non-fat vanilla latte from Starbucks, try Caribou Coffee's new smoothie currently receiving praise for being delicious and nutritious, the Acai Berry Smoothie. The Acai Berry Smoothie will be leave drinkers absolutely guilt-free because of its key ingredients.

The results are in...

Only a couple of weeks after the iPhone's release, marketing research firms have already begun conducting surveys to determine whether or not the device is living up to the extraordinary hype that surrounded its release. One of the first surveys, conducted by Interpret, a market researcher based out of Santa Monica, Ca.

One consumer finds flaws with Apple's all-in-one gadget

By Christopher Lubaway

As I wake up 10 minutes late for the second time this week, I come to realize the cold hard truth: The honeymoon is over. It seems like just yesterday I was waiting in line with a horde of other excited people with nothing better to do on a Friday afternoon.

Backyard BBQs save students cash during summer months

By Michelle Murray

With summer in full swing, an optimistic, upbeat attitude is practically unavoidable. Who can ask for more than good weather, vacations, road trips and most importantly, time to spend relaxing and enjoying the company of good friends? Unfortunately for college students living within the constraints of a limited budget, figuring out what to do with all this time without breaking the bank is a bit difficult.

'Dirty Blonde' tantalizes audiences with musical tribute

By Erin Marquis

"Come up and see me sometime." "Dirty Blonde," a play about Hollywood's first sex symbol, Mae West, is the don't-miss theatrical hit of the summer. "Obsession grants the patience to fine tune the detail," claims Jo, one of the main characters from the play "Dirty Blonde," which opened this Friday at Ann Arbor's Performance Network Theatre.

Summer Art Fair Guide

Ann Arbor's Art Fair July 18- 21 Wed-Fri: 10 a.m. - 9p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. - 6p.m. Near Burton Carillon Tower & University of Michigan campus annarbor.org Allen Park Arts & Crafts Fair August 3 & 4 Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Downtown Allen Park along Allen Rd allenparkdowntown.

Harry Potter enchants viewers with wizardry

By Diana Salamey

"Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix" is sweeping the nation with its illuminating world of witchcraft and wizardry. During its first week, the movie made a stunning debut in box office sales, matching those of "Spiderman." Harry Potter, now on its fifth film, continues to top box office charts, luring people of all ages to come watch the workings of the magical school of Hogwarts and its mischievous students.

'Ocean's Thirteen' stars put fame to good use

By Olivia Vizachero

Although more than 200,000 people have been killed in Darfur since 2003 after local forces began to rebel against the Sudanese government, the surrounding countries have done little more than stand by and watch. Taking some time away from their day jobs, "Ocean's Thirteen" actors decided to put their success to good use.

Punk Rockers prepare for year's craziest concert

By Emily Crowe

It's time again for the 2007 Vans Warped Tour. This years line up of rock bands will knock some fans' multicolored mohawks straight to the ground of the concert's chaotic mosh pit. The festival, taking place on July 27 at 11 a.m. in the Comerica Park parking lot, gives punk rock fans and opportunity to see several of their favorite bands at the same time.

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