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Defining ‘real’ music

State of the art

Want to join a $6.2 billion industry? Grab a laptop. Download a music-production software. Set your metronome to 128 bpm. And make some music. Electronic dance music has taken the world by storm. Despite its seemingly recent boom, the genre has actually been around for decades. The DJs of the
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To edit or not to edit

State of the art

Let’s talk about Photoshop. What first pops into your mind when you hear someone say that word? Perhaps you will remember the last time you saw lithe, gorgeous models pouting their lips on a glossy magazine cover. You’ll think of how you ran your eyes over their poreless skin, impressive
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TV is not dead

State of the art

“Let’s watch TV!” my friend exclaimed, jumping eagerly onto the couch. Perched on the edge of the seat, my now college-age friend looked out of place in my childhood home. “Sure,” I responded hesitantly, grabbing the remote. Although once an entity that would bring me instantaneous happiness, the remote was
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Pussy power

State of the art

“Your wife in the backseat of my brand-new foreign car.” Cut to a shot of a perfect blonde, beautiful wife hanging — quite literally — nakedly out of the backseat of Rihanna’s still-sparkling foreign car. “Don’t act like you forgot,” the Barbadian beauty raps head-on into the camera, her eyes
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We speak, Hollywood listens

State of the art

Between Supreme Court rulings that upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and the legalization of gay marriage nationwide and the outcry against the Confederate flag’s presence in South Carolina, the past week has exemplified the best of progressive values. Legislation, however, is not the only realm in
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Up in the airwaves

State of the art

Static crackles as you lean forward on the edge of the driver’s seat, nimble fingers fiddling with the round dial. Staring into the block numbers of the analog clock, you try to find a signal, when a voice cuts through the noise. “Thanks for joining us on 89.9 FM KCRW
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A guide to ‘good taste’

State of the art

Want good taste? Google it. It’s no great secret that you can look up pretty much anything on the Internet these days. Up until yesterday, however, I had no idea that WikiHow could provide me with everything from “How to Dress Like an Indie Hipster” and “How to Let People
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An artist by any other name

State of the art

Being an artist used to be something that was painfully earned. You were a painter only if you devoted your life to swirling oil and turpentine on canvas for a living. You were a musician only if you spent your nights stringing together paychecks from performing at small cafes every
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R.I.P. Coachella

State of the Art

What happened to Coachella? Once a bastion of talent and appreciation of it, Coachella became a fashion show and a drinking ground — a place where the rave tent now reigns above all others. When did the two-weekend party become more about the daisy chains and Daisy Dukes than the
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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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