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The Metropolitan is MSU Denver’s student-run newspaper. It’s produced by and for the students of Metropolitan State University of Denver and has served Auraria since 1979. Supported by advertising revenue and student fees, The Metropolitan is distributed at more than 60 locations every Thursday during the academic year and monthly during the summer semester.

Them Crooked Vultures: Self-Titled

Them Crooked Vultures, the latest in a long line of ’09 super groups, brings some pure, kick-you-in-the-teeth rock ‘n’ roll to your ears. Made up of Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, it’s a trio with some real rock chops, unfortunately the band isn’t all that mind-blowing.

Doomtree’s Dessa discusses new disc

Doomtree, a nine-person hip hop collective, record label and sometimes publishing house made up of five emcees and four DJs, has been tearing up the underground hip hop scene with their unique brand of rap music. The group has one official release as a collective and will soon be releasing their 15th unofficial album under the False Hopes moniker. Dessa, an emcee as well as writer (she published a book of poetry last year), talked about the crew’s new release, and upcoming projects

Remnants of socialism underlie film

In the decades after World War II, Italian coalition governments had all the stability of the San Andreas Fault, but Italian filmmaking ranked with the best the U.S. and France had to offer on a world stage. From sets at Cinecitta , outside Rome and elsewhere, legendary directors like Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vittorio de Sica and Lucchino Visconti shot some of their most memorable films.

To die is hard if you’re not laughing

The role of English teacher is usually an unassuming one, most commonly associated with horrible books, symbolism and Shakespeare. Every once in a while, it’s impossible to judge a book by its cover (pun intended). Metro’s own Glenn Berggoetz not only teaches three classes a semester, but also moonlights as a successful screenplay writer. His newest feature length film, “To Die Is Hard” plays Wednesday, December 2 at Starz Film Center at the Tivoli. So to get to know the man behind this action film spoof, the Metropolitan sat down with the home-grown talent in the English department.