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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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'I Am Cait': Powerful and practical

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

Dear world, meet Cait.

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Gaga and Bennett: Cheek to Cheek

Cheek To Cheek

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

It was unlike any concert I’ve attended before.

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'Irrational Man' struggles to find substance

Annapurna Pictures

BY LAUREN WOOD

While the film is satisfying, it’s a little tough to judge how much of it is intentionally ridiculous and how much is a flailing attempt at intellectualism and depth.

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Rising stars shine and seasoned vets deliver at Pitchfork ’15

Ben Schechter/Daily

BY ADAM THEISEN

Here’s what went down in Chi-town last weekend.

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From theater to threads: University alum Jonathan Parkey

Courtesy/Jonathan Parkey

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

Along with the jetsetting life, Parkey loves being apart of the small, close-knit luxury fashion community.

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Festival Report: Faster Horses 2015

Francesca Kielb/Daily

BY FRANCESCA KIELB

I rolled the windows down, turned it up, and remembered the weekend I survived Faster Horses.

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Amazing Amy: Winehouse's captivating documentary

Universal Music

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

“Amy” isn’t an easy watch by any means, but it is certainly rewarding.

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'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Series Premiere

FX

BY ALEX INTNER

“Married” was able to pull itself together into a well-done comedy, but, through four episodes, “Sex&Drugs” fails to have a similar evolution, continuing to rely on humor that doesn’t quite click, while only occasionally developing its characters out of their initial types.

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The escalating darkness of 'Married'

FX

BY BENJAMIN ROSENSTOCK

The strangest part of “Thanksgiving” is that it barely touches on marriage in a show called “Married.”

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Ann Arbor Art Fair: Untold tales of the Urban basement

BY DANIELLE RAYKHINSHTEYN

To be honest, Art Fair is probably my favorite thing about working for Urban.

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TNT

From 'Ferris Bueller' to 'Major Crimes': Alan Ruck talks career

BY REGAN DETWILER

Having come to terms with what he called an up and down career, Ruck said he’s satisfied with where he is now, having some good work behind him and being able to continue acting.

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Ode to the Tomato Sandwich

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

This is the sandwich I dream of during the cold months of dusty root vegetables with nary a vermilion sphere in sight, and now is the peak time to make it.

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Shania Twain

Country queen Shania Twain rocked the Palace

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

Last Saturday, Shania Twain gave what can only be described as a holy performance.

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Apatow Productions

Opposite of a 'Trainwreck'

BY KAREN HUA

Even in real life, Schumer as a writer and Apatow as a director had to compromise to produce a boundary-pushing, but still universally-appealing comedy. “Trainwreck” is comedy, quality, and also social commentary.

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Showtime

No happy endings for ''Ray Donovan'

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

“Ray Donovan” has never been a happy show.

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Tame Impala

Tame Impala's trippy 'Currents'

BY AMELIA ZAK

This hackneyed analysis of ‘trippy’ defines the term as something too different, exciting, or sensory to be properly described by the structures of the English language.

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Marvel

Unconventional 'Ant-Man' brings new, likable hero

BY JACOB RICH

“Ant-Man” is the smallest-scale Marvel film both in the sense of physical spacing and narrative breadth.

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Indian Paintbrush

Book vs. Film: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

BY BENJAMIN ROSENSTOCK

Although it’s reductive to dismiss a film because it isn’t a carbon copy of the story it’s based on, it still can be productive to analyze the differences between the two, and it’s fascinating to see how the filmmakers deal with the obstacle of turning a book into a movie.

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Courtesy/Lee Yiukeung

Artist Profile: Royce Disbrow, potter par excellence

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

Along with his ability to adapt and change his pieces, Disbrow practices his craft with a striking mix of storytelling and self-enforced efficiency.

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Universal Pictures

The adventures of 'Minions'

BY CONRAD FOREMAN

The film’s core strength, obviously, lies in the adorability of the minions.

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