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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Art of the Word: Inside the University's MFA program

Virginia Lozano/Daily

BY KAREN HUA

“I wanted this shop to be not just to make pretty things, but to be a place where all of that history lives and we can talk about it, not in the abstract.”

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Adam Theisen: What we need from music in 2015

BY ADAM THEISEN

One of the best records of 2014 was completely absent from many “Top Albums of the Year” lists. From gatekeepers-of-cool Pitchfork to the young passionate writers here at The Michigan Daily, this stunning, singular, fantastic release got way less acknowledgment than it deserved.

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Men's style vastly underrated in world of fashion

BY ANDREW MCCLURE

If you own a black-as-night Canada Goose down jacket and you don’t live in subzero towns that are mostly white in color, hmm. If you own one and can’t explain what “down” is, you know, the stuff that keeps you warm inside that monolith of a parka, then I likely hold an unfair opinion of you.

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Episode Review: 'Law & Order: SVU' brings cinematographic beauty to latest episode

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

“Agent Provocateur” had one of the most artistic beginnings the show has seen in a long time, which is impressive seeing as part of it involved an unconscious girl being stuffed unceremoniously into a suitcase and left in an alleyway.

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Single Review: Frank Ocean pays soulful respects with 'At Your Best (You Are Love)'

Def Jam Records

BY ADAM THEISEN

Ocean's voice hits notes even higher than Aaliyah’s, his words sounding like unconscious emissions of his most personal inner thoughts.

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Virginia Lozano/Daily

UM poetry professor talks love of the written word

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

Beneath Taylor’s elemental regard for poetry, which strikes the observer as visceral and instantaneous, is a long and winding, self-informed study.

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Virginia Lozano/Daily

Artist Profile: Margaret Hitch matches prints with poems

BY ALEX BERNARD

“I have this poem about being on Highway One in California and thinking I was gonna die, ‘cause I was in car crash freshman year and then ever since, I’ve been really connected to ‘I could possibly die whenever I’m in any form of transportation.’”

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New Lil Wayne Mixtape 'Sorry 4 the Wait 2' is a satisfying stopgap

BY WILL GREENBERG

Weezy fans should be satisfied for a short time with this mixtape. Why shouldn’t they be? Wayne is going beyond the call of duty here so he can only surpass expectations in my eyes.

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Asylum Records

Music Video Review: 'Doing It' a girl-power testament to 'Thelma and Louise'

BY RACHEL KERR

Charli XCX and Rita Ora take us on a neon-filtered, Thelma and Louise reminiscent ride in their new video for the UK version of Charli’s “Doing It.”

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20th Century Fox

Trailer Review: 'Strange Magic' showcases brilliant animation but skimpy storytelling

BY REBECCA LERNER

While the voice acting and singing appears adequate and the animation looks brilliant, the story line gets lost in the haze of jokes and child-like elves warning that derrières should “prepare to be shaken.

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