Back to school, according to “Friends”

As we settle back in our cozy homes in the bay, we’re all experiencing similar feelings — the culture shock of being back in Berkeley, the taste of that first fall latte from Strada and the stress of being waitlisted for a class. No one told us life was gonna
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Monica: New Life

Imagine Monica in a convertible on a vast desert road, gazing in the rearview mirror with reflective eyes and airily singing, “Packing up my yesterdays and won’t look back / I know I’ve got to stay on track.” This mantra, threaded throughout “New Life” and the similarly titled new album,
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