Picks of the Week: Porn, Pop and Paz

While we anticipate the start of spring break, there are plenty of movies and games to enjoy as we count down the days until the end of the week. ‘Nymphomaniac: Volume 1’ Half of Lars Von Trier’s four-hour sex epic is scheduled to hit theatres Friday. Humorously bleak and bold,
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St. Vincent crafts heavenly album with varying genres

Annie Clark — better known by her stage name, St. Vincent — doesn’t make the same album twice. It might be the same name on each cover, but each musical venture is distinct in one way or another. Her animated, emphatic voice, guitar-shredding prowess and uncanny ability to weave together
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Tunesday: Valentine’s Gray

Friday is Valentine’s Day (or for Liz Lemon, Anna Howard Shaw Day), and that means a glut of blog posts and BuzzFeed articles about how polarizing the day is. Maybe it dredges up some emotional moments in your life that need an outlet of some kind, so why not have
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Land of Plenty: 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival

While October generally means frights, candy, Halloween raves, there’s one show that stands out from the standard fall festivals. The Treasure Island Music Festival is one of the newer annual music festivals to arrive in the Bay Area. Since 2007, the festival has been quietly gaining attention. Now in its
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St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

Strange Mercy is not an instant favorite. But with a little cozying up, St. Vincent’s third album will seduce listeners into a melancholic love affair. With her latest effort, timid-voiced singer-songwriter Annie Clark offers another dose of mildly catchy melodies laced with ear-perking beats and sensual guitar riffs. Clark’s vocals
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