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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Groundcover: Ann Arbor's grassroots newspaper

Nicholas Williams/Daily

BY JOHN LYNCH

Since its first issue in April 2010, Groundcover has helped people like James Tennis get back on their feet by providing a more constructive alternative to panhandling.

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Basement Arts opens season with 'Night of Laughs'

BY ALEX BERNARD

This Friday and Saturday, Basement Arts puts up its first show of the school year: “A Night of Laughs: An Evening of Comedic One Acts” after just two weeks of rehearsals.

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Grace Prosniewski: Stumbling upon a poem

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

I highly recommend getting drunk on poetry. It’s cheaper than alcohol and you don’t have to worry about waking up the next day with a hangover and several new, and most likely troubling, Tinder matches.

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Baked Buzzed Bored: (The New) Blimpy Burger

BY DAILY ARTS WRITERS

In retrospect, the delicious heart attack on a bun was totally worth it. I might even jump in line again right now ...

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Trailer Review: 'The Book of Life' mirrors classic Latin@ artforms

20th Century Fox

BY ZAK WITUS

“The Book of Life” opens on the Mexican holiday, El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, with two best friends competing for the love of one beautiful woman.

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Courtesy of Megan Ganz

'U' alum Megan Ganz finds success in the world of comedy

BY ERIKA HARWOOD

University alum Megan Ganz knew she wanted to go into comedy since she was a teenager flipping through copies of Mad Magazine and The Onion. Once in Ann Arbor, Ganz wasted little time pursuing that goal.

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Giancarlo Buonomo: Blimpy Burger is a pain in the ass, and that’s why I love it

BY GIANCARLO BUONOMO

I am glad that the new Blimpy Burger now accepts credit cards. But I’m happier that the new Blimpy is just as much of a pain in the ass as the old one.

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Courtesy of Nikki Horowitz

Artist Profile: Caves unlike other college bands

BY MIMI ZAK

As a 21st century band emerging from the breeding ground of talent that quietly exists on the University of Michigan’s North Campus, Caves couldn’t be described as a quintessential college indie rock band.

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Single Review: Taylor Swift shakes off country roots with 'Out of the Woods'

BY MIMI ZAK

Of course, the song is catchy. So catchy that you awake the morning after buying it on iTunes with a fuzzy mental hangover that can only be a result of an intense pop music binge — 30 listens in 4 hours. Proceed with caution.

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Music Video Review: Ashanti and French Montana's collaboration is just plain awkward

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

Moving from uncomfortably staged to desperately confused, Ashanti and French’s video leaves viewers with one thought: I didn’t realize strippers hugged their clients.

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