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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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Hip-hop hour: The puzzling genius of T-Pain

In our age of rapid technological advancement, there is only one question left to ask: “Who is T-Pain?” No, really. Who is he? Does anyone know? His real name is Faheem Rashad Najm. He’s been happily married for 12 years, and he has three beautiful kids. Did you know any
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Hip-Hop Hour: Kendrick celebrates himself

Does anyone remember when “i” first dropped? It had been two years since we were hooked to the atmospheric swirls of Good Kid, and the thirst was real. Then we were caught off guard. The dense, syrupy fog of Good Kid had been lifted, and what we heard was chipper.
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Read Rosemarie: It’s not a phase, mom!

I consider myself to be a lot like the moon. I hide in the mornings. I love being the center of attention once the sun sets. I have a dark side and am most attractive when observed from a distance, and it would be considered quite an achievement if a
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From the Beatles to Young Thug: a paradox of popular music

I’ll admit, I’ve gone through that phase of nostalgia — feeling that nothing could top the feverish, creative zeitgeist of the countercultural ’60s. My mind has often wandered through the smoky, Beat-ific cool of Greenwich Village’s folk scene, down to the drugged-out wonderland of Warhol’s Factory. You’ll find a Woodstock
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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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