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Today in Cafe Society:Rock, paper, scissors, booze at Nine75. • Mark & Isabella now open in Belmar. • Just in time for the Super Bowl, a Milking It review of Cap'n Crunch's Touchdown Crunch. • Buenos Aires Grill to close. • Thanasi Foods thinks Bigs with bacon. • The year of the ox -- and a second Star.

Today in Backbeat Online:Live review: Umphrey's McGee at the Fillmore Auditorium. • Also caught live: The Meat Puppets at the Bluebird Theater. • Camped out for the Wheel, Bad Weather California and Young Coyotes. • DeVotchKa in New York and live broadcast in Philly. • The Fray's new album panned in Rolling Stone. • So you think you can dance (like MC Hammer)?

Today in The Latest Word:Mike Jones demands apology from New Life Church in latest Ted Haggard scandal. • Channel 4's Gloria Neal rips security at Obama's inauguration. • Former staffers offer contrasting takes on the Rocky Mountain News's troubles. • Geek Bowl 2009: The geeks shall inherit the earth, presuming they know the answer. • Over the Weekend: freaks, geeks and beef. Carve us a slice of all three.

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