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Sunday, April 26, 2015

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HBO

'Game of Thrones' explores new roles for key characters

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

Choices are made and characters unpredictably rise or fall, but as long as power exists, the circle will keep turning.

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Things aren't what they seem in 'Sisterhood'

Cine Mosaic

BY REBECCA LERNER

Teenagers running through the wooded night. These ideas have long evoked images of a woodland backdrop of drugs, sex and mischief that permeates the paranoid minds of worried parents. Add the possibility of a sex cult of teen witches, and the bubbling cauldron of chaos that erupts is “The Sisterhood of Night.”

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An ode to FilmSquad

BY ANDREW MCCLURE

The Daily, to me, actually didn’t make me like movies more, or like writing that much more, or like the eschewal of the serial comma more — it made me want to be a more interesting person.

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Thank God for hip hop: Common performs at Hill

Zach Moore/Daily

BY ADAM THEISEN

Less than five minutes into his concert at Hill Auditorium last Friday, Common was already one of the common people.

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Renowned troupe to perform 'Cinderella' in Ann Arbor

BY COSMO PAPPAS

The Lyon Opera Ballet, visiting Ann Arbor this weekend for three nights, weds the rigorous professionalism of a world-class ballet company to creative, spectacular set and costume design in their production of “Cinderella.”

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'Silicon Valley' season 2 premiere eliminates all things macho

HBO

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

In this world, the weirdest workers become the richest bosses, pimply programmers become overnight millionaires and Kid Rock becomes the poorest guy at a tech kid’s sell-out celebration.

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Marc Maron talks career, creative process

Courtesy of Marc Maron

BY ERIKA HARWOOD AND AKSHAY SETH

While running some errands, including stocking up on cat supplies for his two pets Monkey and Lafonda, Maron squeezed in time for a phone conversation with The Michigan Daily.

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Kendrick and i

BY CLAIRE WOOD

It’s drums, guitar, and confident, absolute self-acceptance — and it’s beautiful.

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'Face Off' season finale showcases some of the best work of the series

Syfy

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The results were some of the most detailed and unique creations ever produced on the show, and certainly some of the best quality.

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Lessons for a first-time director

BY REBECCA GODWIN

No matter how tired you get or how behind you are on homework, nothing is as rewarding as seeing your hard work pay off on opening night.

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ATO

Alabama Shakes deliver powerful, fearless new album

BY MELINA GLUSAC

Its sophomore release, Sound & Color, takes the band a step further — a fitting, slightly modern departure from nostalgia-driven songwriting. Slow, experimental rock grooves permeate almost every tune, and it’s a mighty beautiful thing.

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Daily Book Review: 'Inside the O'Briens'

BY VANESSA WONG

The novel as a whole takes us beyond the book club. What Genova does best in all of her work is gracefully weaving scientific and psychological knowledge into her storylines.

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CW

'The Messengers' shows potential despite convoluted pilot

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Ultimately, there are too many curveballs for one episode. It would have been enough for a man to fall out of the sky and cause people to become angels. We didn’t need a complex plotline or extraneous details.

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Courtesy of Diana Vreeland

The style of the self

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

When I mull it over, reflecting on the countless documentaries of doyens I’ve watched, chic PR-girls I’ve internet-stalked and industry editorials I’ve re-read endlessly, I’m reminded of the fashion world’s inimitable icons who keep me so bizarrely infatuated.

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Men's Glee Club resonates with campus

BY GRACE HAMILTON

The Men’s Glee Club is 155 years old, making it the oldest student-run organization on campus and of one of the oldest collegiate choirs in the nation. The choir is made up of 100 men, ranging from 17 to 27-years old.

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Universal Pictures

'Unfriended' has original premise, but isn't great

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

Stylistically, the movie is shot 99.9 percent as a screenshot of Blaire’s computer. Original? Yes. Enjoyable? Meh.

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HBO

'Living with Lincoln' suffers from lack of identity

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

The point of “Living with Lincoln” would have been easier to grasp if Kunhardt had chosen a style and stuck to it, like he has in his other works — either as strong a visual presence on screen, or an auditory presence or a completely distance from the story.

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Grace Prosniewski: The end

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

Well my friends, the time has finally come. This is it. The final scene. The closing sentence. The last column. The end.

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Capitol Records

Jon Bellion has my attention

BY CATHERINE BAKER

Jon Bellion may not have my attention forever, but he certainly has it right now.

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