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Lit with Lindsay: Expand the English canon

We’ve been talking about books for a while now — almost an entire semester, actually — and from column to column, we’ve circled around issues involving inclusivity in literature. We’ve been keeping it positive, I think — from learning to love “Beowulf” to embracing the hate-read, my message in writing
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Siegel speaks: All’s fair in art and war

Fuck dubstep. You probably reacted to that statement in one of three ways: 1) You nodded your head in agreement; 2) you paused the dope new Skrillex song you were listening to, reread what I said in utter disbelief and thought to yourself, “This ignorant prick has no idea what
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Jason-Chen

Hip-hop hour: More than its mistakes

It’s Dec. 31, 2014. I’m sitting at home, on my laptop, because all my plans for New Year’s Eve have been canceled. But you know what? My night could not have been better. The clock struck 12, and I was ushered into 2015 by the sweet light of Kanye West.
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Read Rosemarie: It’s been a (guilty) pleasure

This is my last column. Which means it’s my last chance to speak directly to my adoring public through this surreal and unreasonably influential platform. To prepare for my au revoir, I’ve been reading a lot of other columnists’ final columns for inspiration. Which is fitting, considering my column has
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Lit with Lindsay: way to be a phony, Holden

More than Bella Swan, more than Daisy Buchanan, more than pretty much any fictional character that people love to hate, people really, really hate Holden Caulfield. In fact, Holden Caulfield is so hated among casual readers that, in some ways, it’s kind of hard to understand how the hell “The
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Hip-hop hour: the importance of Drake’s ego

At the very start of the mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake has the balls to announce, “If I die, all I know is that I’m a motherfucking legend.” It baffles me that Drake thinks so because, this past October, Pitchfork Media published a blog post, “RIP
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Read Rosemarie: How to ruin your childhood

I once read a scholarly theory (I found it on Tumblr) that says the reason our generation is deeply entrenched in nostalgia is because we experienced so much rapid technological innovation in such a short period of time. For us, what some may call “the recent past” actually feels like
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Lit with Lindsay: Living poetry

Cars zipped by, headlights burning trails in the dark, as I walked with a workshop leader from CalSLAM along Bancroft Way, from the basement of Barrows Hall to Caffe Strada. At that moment, I desperately wished that I, too, were driving somewhere far away, as I tried to think of
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