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Music unites East Bay at Oakland Music Festival

At the end of the Oakland Music Festival on Sept. 26, one of the founders of the event stood on stage and professed his love for the city while promising to bring “Jay-Z out to this motherfucker” next year. It’s exactly this fusion of local pride and nationwide talent that
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New Slaves: Spending Everything on Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang has played the biggest penis joke in fashion history. The opportunity was too perfect to refuse — perhaps he was destined for it. On Nov. 6, Alex ander Wang launched his capsule collection for H&M, and frenzied fashionistas kicked and shoved — literally — for the chance to
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Pharrell hits the streets with Uniqlo collaboration

Hollywood’s never-aging everyman Pharrell Williams has certainly kept himself busy these past two years. Last year, he was featured on two singles, “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines,” both of which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Williams’ success has continued to follow him into this year with the
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The at-home Coachella experience

I sat down in my desk chair, opened up my computer and clicked on the Coachella live stream on YouTube. As has been my tradition the past few years, I began to pretend I was actually there. And, just by pretending, I was able to enjoy the music and the
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A breakdown of Beyon-Z and celebrity relationships

Sometimes, when two people love each other very, very much, they get together and form a celebrity power couple. Now, we’re not talking some Instagram-filtered-picture-of-an-ice-cream-date couple. We’re talking about two all-powerful, almighty forces colliding to form something that transcends anything and everything — it’s like Zeus, God or Oprah. The
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Kanye West might be the new Shakespeare

Explaining Yeezus is as hard as explaining a Rothko painting. When the detractors inevitably ask, “What’s so great about Yeezus?,”  I’m at a sudden loss of words to easily express my adoration. At one point, you just have to viscerally feel its thunderous beauty. Usually, I expedite my defense by
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Drake gets personal in ‘Nothing Was the Same’

When Nothing Was the Same leaked online last week, Twitter broke down in 140-character tears, and rumors that the deluxe version would include a box of tissues emerged. Jokes aside, Drake’s third studio album is a heavy hitter in every sense. Radio favorite “Started from the Bottom” gave us an
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Tunesday: Out with the Old, in with the New

Hello folks, I’m back to running Tunesday. A shout out to Ashley who did a phenomenal job while I was gone for the summer. Things are changing. Some of our friends have graduated, some of us have had summer romances come to an end, many of us are beginning a
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