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If you haven’t already, be sure to make your way through Chris Rock’s essay in The Hollywood Reporter on how Hollywood is “a white industry.” — Curan Mehra Here are three people to listen to: “The world won’t get no better / if we just let it be.” Wu-Tang Clan
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Get sucked into this wonderful reddit thread documenting the best quotes from Rafi, the sick and twisted character from FX’s The League. Some of my favorites include: “JUKEBOX!!! I’M GONNA PUT 7 DOLLARS WORTH OF HOOBASTANK IN IT!” “Thinking is pointless, like motorcycle helmets.” Or, this great interaction: “Raffi: I
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Joan Didion rejected The Weekender’s request to interview her earlier this week. Her publicist did, anyway. So it looks like the rumor I once heard that Didion lived at Tri-Delt as a Berkeley undergrad will remain hearsay. To understand what a bummer this is, read one of my favorite pieces
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I suggest reading The Fader’s cover story on Migos, a rap trio from Atlanta. — Anya Schultz Zellerbach Hall is hosting Théâtre de la Ville this weekend, a Paris company who will be performing Six Characters in Search of an Author. It’s supposed to be phenomenal. Student tickets are $21.
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What we’re being (for Halloween)

Ever since my Tinkerbell costume stopped fitting when I turned 10, it’s been hard to figure out what to be for Halloween. This year, I will dress up as Riff Raff, because Riff Raff dresses up as Riff Raff 364 days a year. Why not 365? For Halloween, he is
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Ben Bradlee, the Washington Post newspaperman who orchestrated the paper’s Watergate coverage and was always on the hunt for the next great story, died this week. Read a riveting tribute to the bombastic, larger-than-life man by Time’s David von Drehle here. He writes, “Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee was gliding through the
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The New York Times Magazine had six second graders eat at a very fancy restaurant in Manhattan and filmed it. The video will probably make you smile. — Anya Schultz San Francisco’s annual literary festival, Litquake, is this week. Friday and Saturday mark its final two days, and you can
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Take a look at The California Sunday Magazine, a new artfully crafted weekend magazine from the creators of Pop Up Magazine. They say they are curious about everything, and the photography is stunning. I suggest reading this month’s cover story on virtual technology written by Carina Chocano.
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco’s free three-day music festival, is upon us. Take BART to Muni to Golden Gate Park to catch Dawes, Lone Bellow, Conor Oberst and countless others. Not interested in making the trek across the bay? Check out CalSLAM’s first poetry slam Friday night in 60 Evans.
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I personally can’t remember life before Radiolab, an inspiring podcast that poses questions, answers questions and makes life a little more curious and a lot more interesting. Listen to the most recent episode, Juicervose, or my personal favorite, Poop Train. And while you gaze off with a new view on
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