Eda-Yo-full

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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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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Eda-Yo-full

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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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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