Grimes’ new music video is top-notch experimental cinema

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  An all-American country queen, a Renaissance-inspired art student, a moody streetwear star and a dancer trapped in a cyber dreamland — this is the bizarre assortment of characters introduced in Grimes’ new music video for her latest hit, “California.” If you’re already thinking, “Holy crap, that sounds like a
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A tribute worthy of Prince

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Prince wasn’t supposed to leave so soon. He wasn’t ethereal or otherworldly like Bowie. He was distinctly human. The prevailing joke that got passed around on Twitter when he passed (ahem) was of the petty shade and side-eye he threw at lesser beings in the constellation of celebrities he was
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It’s lit with Lindsay: Flush

April Haul Pt. 1: “Flush” — Virginia Woolf “Orlando” — Virginia Woolf (I love Virginia Woolf, and I’ve been waiting to finish these two books before I put them on my haul. I haven’t finished them — I’m only a few chapters from the ends of both. But I can’t
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Tales from the Alvin Ailey flash mob

“Are you here for Alvin Ailey’s dance class? Oh, my God, they are breathtaking!” As I approached Hearst Gym, panting from the long hike up the Berkeley hills, a man in his late 40s caught up with me on the stairs. His dark eyes, framed by mild wrinkles and snow
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Picks of the week: Self-cultivation

It’s springtime, and the entire world seems to be blooming. But flowers and trees don’t have to be the only ones spreading their leaves! In this final push before the end of the semester, take some time out of your schedule to do the activities that allow you to bloom.
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The Rotten Tomatoes experiment

With “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” receiving an abysmal 29 percent on Rotten Tomatoes after such high expectations and anticipation, the discussion of how Rotten Tomatoes reviews represent a movie saw a massive upswing in the past few weeks. But oftentimes, this percentage takes on a skewed image. To
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It’s Lit with Lindsay: Remembrance of things past

March Haul Pt. 3: “They and We Will Get in Trouble for This” — Anna Moschovakis “Forty Rooms” — Olga Grushkin (new books, ordered online) “Remembrance of Things Past” — Marcel Proust (an old friend, reread over the break — a book I remember lurking around in elementary school. The
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Picks of the week: Post-spring break education

The end of March and beginning of April is a strange time. There is an anticipatory feeling that the semester is soon coming to a close. But because spring break just ended, it’s hard to get back into the swing of things in the classroom. After a week of school-free
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