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Brian Offenther

Brian Offenther is a Shanghai-based writer on music scenes in the city. He can be reached at BrianOffenther@yahoo.com.

Cheap thrills in 'Humanoids from Deep'

FROM the 1950s on, director-turned-producer Roger Corman dedicated himself to making movies. Not necessarily quality ones, but movies nonetheless. Sure, a quality flick would turn up now and then (see: "Rock 'N' Roll High School" from 1979) but that wasn't necessarily the aim.

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Paris Hilton's ho-hum non-event

NOTED for her self-titled pop album and DJ show - among other things - Paris Hilton spent the past weekend in Shanghai, where she and your humble columnist crossed paths. The stars must have been aligned.