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VMAs descend into mediocrity

The MTV Video Music Awards have never been about subtlety. Since its inception in the 1980s, the MTV’s trademark summer entertainment has been notorious for throwing prestige to the sidelines and letting spectacle takes the stage. The show has cultivated numerous iconic and scandalous pop culture moments, from Britney Spears’
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Baked pasta

This fun dish will make it so that even though you got 99 problems, baked pasta ain’t one. Get ready to impress your guests with this perfect entrée.
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Despite tardiness, Migos cook Warfield in crockpot

Migos — a rap trio composed of the North Atlanta natives Quavo, Takeoff and Offset — has been often characterized, superficially, as an eccentric trap side-show in the rap game: unessential, but good at cranking out earworms branded with its unique triplet-laced flow and odd lines such as “Auntie Eva, she
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Migos defines ‘Culture’ on latest album

Migos’ second studio album, Culture, opens with a boast from perennial hypeman DJ Khaled. Maybe having DJ Khaled spit out his Snapchat truisms on a track is a symbol of the Atlanta-based rap trio’s heightened clout. But here, Khaled operates as a mediator — a middleman who handily, if bluntly,
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Frank Ocean vs. the world

After four years, three weeks and 32 minutes of waiting, then hoping, then switching back to waiting — because time just goes on whether you like it or not and sometimes people call this waiting, although sometimes they just call it life — at 12:32 a.m. PST on Monday, Aug.
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Staff Picks: 5 most endearing albums of 2015

I read an essay this year by Susan Sontag called “Notes on Camp,” in which she describes why art can be so bad that it’s good. She says that, in all great artists, we look for dreamers with wild ambition, passion for the artform and self-love. Sometimes, these ambitions fail
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Weekender Picks

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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