4 cold meals for hot days

You know what’s oppressive? The system? Maybe. “The Man”? Possibly. But we were actually thinking about the heat. Sometimes you really want to cook something creative and complex, but the heat seems to push you away from the kitchen. Experimenting with recipes suddenly seems much less fun once you realize
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Hidden inspiration behind songs

Good music often provides the perfect background songs for our ordinary daily activities. Music also allows us to relive a story narrated by lyrics in our imagination or allows us to escape to the beats and sounds of different instruments. By making some songs very personal to us, we often
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This Week in Arts

Our lead critics recommend the latest and greatest in culture.  MUSIC: A wide variety of albums await your ears this week — at least for those who haven’t already started torrenting them. Both the Berkeley-based hip-hop indie rock group Why? and Oakland’s own Zion-I will be releasing albums this Tuesday.
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