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Portuguese daydreams

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I was sitting in Portuguese 103 one dreary winter day last semester when it occurred to me — and this thought was not in English, but in the Portuguese-Spanish cocktail pseudo-dialect known as “Portunhol” — that I was, in that moment, a visitor to the Portuguese language.
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Love letter for a cannibal

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I’m not a film critic by any means. A quick skim through my Daily Cal author page will quickly let you know that my area of expertise is mostly music and opinions. Yet there is something I know to be a deep truth of the universe: “The Silence of the Lambs” is the best film ever made.
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Hey, Cube Entertainment? We’ve got beef

I love music enough to create it, to write about it, to critique it, to consume it at all hours. It’s exciting to see K-pop rapidly grow in popularity, inspiring non-Korean fans to become acquainted with a culture they may not have known much about otherwise.
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The geek next door

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As is to be expected of an arts journalist, I have never been one to quietly consume media. But it’s a different breed of fan altogether who invests time, money and often blood, sweat and tears into conventions.
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Gender and other side effects

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Nancy Drew, for all her feminist merits, is more or less the “ideal” woman, complete with neatly ironed skirts and a loving boyfriend — both things that I could not see myself ever being interested in, although I did have eyes for her.
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I read it on the internet

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On my computer, I wrote troves of poetry and metaphorical stories, burdening Microsoft Word documents with lamentations about the depression I had been dealing with since fourth grade, and about my parents divorcing. Alone in my room, symbolic pen in my hand, I began, in earnest, to cement my career as a writer.
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Memoirs of a bad artist

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In college my inability to create for myself anymore convinced me that I hadn’t even been an especially good writer to begin with.
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