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Friday, October 31, 2014

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FX

So, what's the scariest show on TV?

BY DAILY TV/NEW MEDIA WRITERS

Halloween is officially here — and, according to the lore of "American Horror Story," it's the ghosts' day to come out and play. The Daily TV/New Media writers have a whole list of terrifying TV to satisfy your craving for a good scare.

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'Constantine' falls short but has promise

NBC

BY JAMIE BIRCOLL

But despite all of these glaring issues, there is hope for “Constantine;” pilots rarely, if ever, deliver the full extent of what a show is to encompass.

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'The Millers' doesn't do justice to fine cast

CBS

BY ALEX INTNER

Instead of making an enjoyable show, “The Millers” just makes you feel bad for everyone involved.

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'Pride' an uplifting tale of support and prejudice

Code Pathé

BY ZAK WITUS

In 1984, a group of lesbian and gay activists from London came to the aid of one Welsh mining town called Onllwyn. Thirty years later, these historical events are depicted in “Pride,” a triumphant, life-affirming film about the power of cooperation and the resiliency of the human spirit.

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The Flaming Lips' 'Sgt. Pepper's' reboot embarrasses original

Warner Bros.

BY MELINA GLUSAC

So what happens when The Flaming Lips take one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, hailed as a masterpiece by many-a-critic, and put it through a kaleidoscope of alien-techo-post-apocalyptic trash?

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'The 100' returns with ambitious second season premiere

The CW

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

In its first season, The CW’s post–apocalyptic drama “The 100” overcame a lackluster start, filled with worn teen relationship drama, and developed into a entertaining and, at times, dark look at surviving in a primitive world.

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Thought-Provoking 'Dear White People' explores campus racial tensions

Code Red

BY OMAR MAHMOOD

First-time writer-director Justin Simien turns his film into a decided polemic, sorry-not-sorry style. His script is mouthy, verbose, and brutal.

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Why We Should Write About Music

Courtesy of Amoeba Music

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

Music criticism has become so effectual and so potent in its own right, that it has spawned its own subjugate criticism; it’s become a distinguished art form.

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Marque Richardson discusses new project, 'Dear White People'

Lionsgate

BY JAMIE BIRCOLL

“This has been going on since 1915 with ‘Birth of a Nation,’” Richardson said. “And since then there’s been and will be a resurgence, an upsurgence … is that even a word? Fuck it; let’s make it a word. We made up a word today! Upsurgence!”

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Steven Wright discusses 'The Tonight Show,' 'Louie' and upcoming Royal Oak show

Courtesy of Steven Wright

BY ERIKA HARWOOD

Wright recently sat down for a phone interview with The Michigan Daily to discuss his life in comedy and his upcoming performance at Royal Oak Music Theatre this Saturday.

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Warner Bros.

Natalie Gadbois: Thank you, Jo Rowling

BY NATALIE GADBOIS

News came last week that J.K. (Joanne Fucking Kathleen!) was releasing a short story on Halloween, with new Harry Potter secrets to add to the lore. J.K. hasn’t gotten over Harry Potter, and thank goodness, because neither have I.

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Netflix

'The Sopranos,' 'Twin Peaks' and the merits of TV title sequences

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

While now increasingly relegated to fast-forward territory, consider the title sequence — the best television reveals a clockwork meticulousness that orders and drives it, and evaluation of such extends to its oft-overlooked opening.

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Daily Book Review: Facts, humor and heart in 'The Birth of the Pill'

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

While we’ve advanced technology and medicine for the benefit of women, Eig’s story reminds us of the need to appreciate and carry forth the fiery passion women like Margaret Sanger had for the cause.

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Giancarlo Buonomo: Greece via Ann Arbor at 'Mezes'

3 hours ago

BY GIANCARLO BUONOMO

The food is unmistakably, authentically Greek, but with American touches here and there that are simultaneously comforting and creative.

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Grace Prosniewski: Taking on NaNoWriMo

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

NaNoWriMo is an annual online creative writing project that challenges participants to write 50,000 words of an original novel. Using the NaNoWriMo site, you can track your progress, connect with fellow writers and access resources for when you’re feeling stuck.

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Katherine Pekala/Daily

Today Clothing features quality contemporary menswear

BY ANDREW MCCLURE

Today Clothing’s distinctive aura extends beyond their interior design and curated product offerings and into a cordial workshop prided on quality, kinship and good times.

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MCA Nashville

Sam Hunt takes pop misstep on 'Montevallo'

BY GREGORY HICKS

It’s not uncommon for an up-and-comer with an enormous fanbase to be bold, but don’t cross the line for a debut record. Stop throwing house parties and go find a honky tonk.

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Adam Theisen: Why ‘Rocky Horror’ Wouldn’t Work If It Weren’t A Musical

BY ADAM THEISEN

Music brings us together like that. There’s a reason so many couples are brought together by one person inviting the other to dance. Music gives us a shared ecstasy that opens new doors of friendship, love and camaraderie.

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