Lana Del Rey: Born to Die

Lana Del Rey wants you to own her, love her, objectify her, abuse her and worship her. Now, there’s enough here — in her image, her music and the backlash it’s all received — for a whole team of pop culture critics, feminists and intellectuals to fuss about, but, all
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TV Land: A ‘Full House’ of families

I know where Michelle Tanner sleeps. I know where she eats. I even know the strange sea-creature wallpaper she has in her room. And now I definitely know people will think I’m stalking young girls. I’m not, I promise. It’s a well-documented fact that adults are easier to capture due to
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Bay Area artist Deborah Oropallo digitally reinterprets

Take one look at Deborah Oropallo’s artwork, and you haven’t seen anything. This Bay Area artist’s hybrid prints are so intricate that one’s eye must linger and settle to take it all in, peeling away the layers to extract a narrative. And that narrative is certainly a unique one. In
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Richard Egarr revives baroque music

Baroque music can be difficult to characterize, with composers ranging from the ubiquitous Johann Sebastian Bach to the obscure  Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. Guest conducting the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Richard Egarr, aimed at striking a balance between celebrating the peculiarities of the period, while reinvigorating modern interest in the
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Imperial Teen: Feel the Sound

After five years since their last studio release, local pop-rockers Imperial Teen have come back with full, bubbly fury. Whether you’ve been a fan since the ’90s, or have just discovered the eccentric group, Feel the Sound will draw you in with its catchy guitar riffs and the pop-glossed vocals
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Influential Abstract Expressionists shown at Berkeley Art Museum

Although museums can only show a tiny percentage of their collection at any given time, to hide away your de Kooning, Rothko and Pollock somehow seems criminal. In the Berkeley Art Museum’s exhibit, “Abstract Expressionisms: Paintings and Drawings from the Collection,” the museum brings out some of its most impressive
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Nick Drake Rickshaw Stop

New Moon: Bay Area musicians collaborate in Nick Drake tribute

Nick Drake’s ability to find a simplistic beauty that eminated a true sense of purity is what sets him apart from other folk artists. His last album Pink Moon is the unexpected and melancholically beautiful offspring of Nick Drake’s final years of depression and self-imposed isolation. His musical work acts
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