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Book sets out to prove Lil Wayne’s genius

There will come a time in the life of every hip-hop fan when he or she will be called upon to defend the art form. We are told that rapping is not really an art, that it is a bastardized form of gutter poetry or that it is intolerable for
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The end of an era: the conclusion of ‘Naruto’

As deeply corny as it sounds, the fondest memories of my childhood are of begging my dad to take me to the bookstore every weekend, where I would spend hours upon hours absorbed in the fantasy worlds that only manga could create. Naruto, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Inuyasha, Fairy
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‘Girls’ star partially delivers in new memoir

“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told,” writes Lena Dunham (“Girls”) in her advice-dolling memoir “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned.’ ” And tell she does — in witty, disgusting
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Burning irony in Burning Man literature

“It was art for art’s sake, art in its purest form, a Dadaist dream on steroids cut with a tab of acid,” explains Will Chase, editor of the Burning Man blog, in “Burning Man: Art on Fire.” After closely examining this text, I looked up to an image of Pepe
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‘The Curse of Van Gogh’ curses itself

There’s something grittily old-school and satisfying about consuming a classic heist thriller, both in print or on screen. The typical conventions of the genre — the character development, preparation for the actual heist, various other minor plotlines — all build up to this one enormous event that leaves you flipping
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Back to the future with Litquake’s ‘Less Than Zero’

Why is Litquake better than Christmas? Because it happens all year long! Outside the annual festival, events all over the city are held each month to celebrate great books and authors, such as master classes for writers and would-be writers and themed events where your inner costumed child can cavort
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