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Siegel Speaks: on classical pairings

If you read my column regularly, you’re probably aware that there’s nothing I love more than movies and music. And I don’t think that I’m alone in this sentiment. It’s no surprise that we love movies. They enable us to understand someone else’s life, to walk in somebody else’s shoes.
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Read Rosemarie: Persevering with Grace

I met Grace Helbig in 2011. She was sitting on a raggedy couch, showing off the Reeboks her mom had bought her for her birthday. She decided that she was going to teach me how to tie my shoes, and she tugged at the laces in preparation for tying the
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Musical ownership in a digital age

“Do you know how to delete iTunes from your computer?” A friend of mine asked me this the other day after his computer suggested that he update iTunes one too many times. Besides serving as a reminder that my technological skills don’t extend beyond the ability to press “enter” and
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Read Rosemarie: No joy for ‘Glee’ finale

The reason I have never had a boyfriend is because I spent the last six years of my life mentally, physically and emotionally committed to “Glee,” and watching that damn show takes just as much time, effort and selfless sacrifice as a full-blown relationship. It is the only thing in
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Siegel speaks: Moving out West with Wes

Looking back, the summer before college was probably one of the best of my life. I became closer to my friends than I ever thought was possible. I fell in love. I spent invaluable time with my family. And my lifelong dream had come true: I was moving to California.
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Read Rosemarie: the F word

If you’ve been reading this column consistently, you probably already know that I have little to no shame. I’ve spoken extensively about how I let Kim Kardashian’s iPhone game take over my life — I’m seven months clean, by the way — alluded to the fact that I used to
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We are living in the Golden Age of Television

What’s your favorite TV show? This used to be a simple question. “The Twilight Zone,” I’d answer, nervously feigning some sort of classical intellectualism. My family didn’t have cable, and I felt obliged to answer with a series that was representative of what’s traditionally deemed the “Golden Age of Television”
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Read Rosemarie: Under the influence

I always attributed my musical awakening to the moment I saw Taking Back Sunday perform “MakeDamnSure” on “Degrassi: the Next Generation.” I was 11 years old and fed up with being laughed at birthday parties for not knowing the words to Mariah Carey’s “Shake It Off” — Taylor’s is better,
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My brief career as Elvis Presley

From the ages of 2 to 4, I thought I was Elvis. And I don’t mean this in a cute, childish, make-believe kind of way. I truly believed that I was the King. It all began when I was 17 months old. I heard an early recording of Elvis singing
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Ranting on the Grammy Awards

I have always hated the Grammys. I hate how the nominees for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year always seem to be reflections of the Top 40 charts. I hate that Lou Reed, the Band, Talking Heads, Notorious B.I.G., Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin,
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