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Friday, May 29, 2015

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A$AP Rocky

'AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP' channels the afterlife

BY ADAM DEPOLLO

And I think the best way to think of A.L.L.A. is as A$AP Rocky running his hands through his own entrails, painfully searching for a way to define himself among that pile of skin, blood and intestines.

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On recording

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

To write in a notebook is to force yourself to abandon the project of Writing with a capital W and instead become a scribe to your mind, to take down all its tyrannical interruptions and detours.

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Bland 'Between' series premiere

Netflix

BY BENJAMIN ROSENSTOCK

In the hands of creator Michael McGowan (the critically acclaimed “Still Mine”), who wrote the premiere, the show doesn’t deliver the thrills its genre often suggests.

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'The Flash' finale carried by characters

The CW

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Is it right to go back and change the past if it may save a life? What would the potential ramifications be of changing it?

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Fashion feature: University alum Ashley-Brooke Sandall

Courtesy of Ashley-Brooke Sandall

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

Considering her former-model mother usually picked her up from school rocking brazen Missoni jumpsuits, it’s unsurprising Sandall developed a fondness for fashion that continues to punctuate her professional path.

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'Mad Men' finds identity in series finale

AMC

BY CHLOE GILKE

There’s no more running away. What’s more important: work or life?

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Halestorm headlines Carnival of Madness: A review in fucks

Halestorm

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

... And in true rock ‘n’ roll style, I have a "fuck yes" and a "fuck you" list.

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'Fury Road' fueled by Mad Max action

Warner Bros.

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

It’s been 30 years since Miller last explored the apocalyptic wasteland of Max Rockatansky and it’s been worth the wait.

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'Arrow' delivers game-changing finale

CW

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The question of identity has been prominent throughout this show.

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Baked Buzzed Bored: Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Music Video

BY DAILY ARTS WRITERS

My two favorite things – some crisp white wine and Taylor Swift — are both before me.

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Adam Theisen: Of icons and individuals, harnessing the future of music

BY ADAM THEISEN

If someone wants to share feelings unique to them with tons of people, music right now is the most efficient way to do that.

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Tomorrowland

'Tomorrowland' stuck in yesteryear

BY JAMIE BIRCOLL

“Tomorrowland” shoots for profound and ends, unfortunately, in slog, several times over.

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St. Vincent

From My Morning Jacket to Marina: Boston Calling festival recap

BY KAREN HUA

Its fifth event since its inception two years ago, Boston Calling has solidified the urban festival scene independent from the rural (pseudo-hippie) vibes of Bonnaroo or Coachella.

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Universal Pictures

'Pitch Perfect 2': A mess where heat was applied to it

BY NOAH COHEN

Kendrick hit her notes. The music was groovy, but “Pitch Perfect 2” won’t make you feel happy like an old-time movie because the direction hit somewhere between amateurish and hand-me-a-drink awful, with insidious gags and hurtful tropes suffocating the cast.

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A2IC to premiere 'West Side Story' at Power Center

BY BAILEY KADIAN

A2IC’s current production is "West Side Story", composed of a talented cast from the Ann Arbor and southeast Michigan area.

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The CW

'Vampire Diaries' finale bids fond farewells

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

Surely enough, in a whirlwind of a finale Thursday, there was more.

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The Story So Far

The Story So Far grows with self-titled album

BY BENJAMIN ROSENSTOCK

The Story So Far isn’t interested in changing their sound or even their melodies. While that makes for some more fun summer jams, it doesn’t indicate much of a staying power.

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Wayward Pines

'Wayward Pines' looks promising

BY ALEX INTNER

On a technical note, “Pines” looks good, using its network budget and Shyamalan’s technical skill as a director to create scenes that have a sufficient level of eeriness.

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Adam Theisen: I shut up and listened to 'Shut Up and Dance'

BY ADAM THEISEN

After way too much denial, I realize this plain old rock song is a fucking hit.

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Britney Spears

Music Video Review: Valley girl meets alien in ridiculous 'Pretty Girls'

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

Yes, it’s a little preposterous, but that’s what makes it fun.

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