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“21 Jump Street” blurs comedic high school stereotypes

­I know what you’re thinking,” a disgruntled Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) tells a group of baby-faced cops in an early scene in “21 Jump Street.” “Angry, black captain! Ain’t nothing but a stupid stereotype!” Whatever problems with stereotypes these cops have, Captain Dickson suggests they better start embracing the ones
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Tech N9ne: Klusterfuk

Tech N9ne, one of the hardest working men in the rap game, is back with the six-track EP Klusterfuk — though he never really went anywhere. (His album All 6’s and 7’s debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 last June, and Welcome to Strangeland hit stores in November.)
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TV Land: I believe in fandom

Lester Butterfill was in the bathroom for the second time that day. This was not uncommon, for Lester dearly loves the porcelain thrones of the restroom. Occasionally, he would sit on one to relax or to take a load off (in the figurative and literal sense). But this time was
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The Territory, performed by BearStage.

BareStage offers student-written play exploring love and art

“Somewhere in Montparnasse, down a narrow cobblestone street, across a courtyard and behind a gate with a sign that reads ‘Beware of Dog’ lies … the Territory,” or so suggests the immersive opening strand of UC Berkeley student Elena Wagoner’s original play, “The Territory.” In real life, you can find
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Pep Love of Hieroglyphics speaks about new album and real hip-hop

As our economy continues to decay, it’s strange that mainstream hip-hop grows more ostentatious and flashy, whispering into our ears of what we still don’t have. What’s more perplexing is that we listen to these sensational verses preaching to us about fortune and sex as we go through our persistently
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SOMArts exhibit spotlights illegal expressions of art

Your heart accelerates as adrenaline soaks through your system. The “high” is triggered by the SOMArts exhibition “I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law” where amber lights flash from a mock police car and panicked voices echo out of video sets. The show captures the weight of the
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This Week in Arts

Film This Friday, The Castro Theatre shows Andrzej Zulawski’s newly unearthed “Possession.” This 1981 film has been traveling the repertory circuit, at the BAMcinematek in New York and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles. The film is half body horror nightmare, half poem to broken East Berlin, and a wholly anxiety-filled
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