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Music, All Shook Down Macklemore on White Privilege, Kanye on James Bond, and Christina Aguilera on a Rampage

Macklemore on White Privilege, Kanye on James Bond, and Christina Aguilera on a Rampage

“Hey guess what?” Paramore’s Hayley Williams and New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert and are getting married. Congratulations, cutie-pies! (Twitter) “'Party in the USA' paid my rent for, like, three years.  Actually it was longer than that.” Jessie J on that catchy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Skewered

Skewered

A totally biased guide to John Oliver's greatest moments: The time he used the "human microphone" at an Occupy rally to explain how stupid the human microphone looks (everyone shouts whatever the leader just said). When he suggested (after…
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Music, Hear This

Marcel Vogel: Show Preview

A label like Lumberjacks in Hell seems designed to conjure false associations. Though its name might bring to mind a bunch of bearded metal wizards, in reality this is an obscure disco label that specializes in a raw style of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Good Apple

Good Apple

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, for all its legendary impact and influence, was an enormous gamble on the part of Walt Disney. His Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony cartoon shorts had been successful, but producing a feature was another…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mousecapades

Mousecapades

There are a couple ways to “Disney” if you belong to the non-infantile set: You can stand in line in the sweltering heat with said infants to ride a flying elephant and buy a Mickey Mouse-shaped lollipop, or satisfy your…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Carl Barks' and Floyd Gottfredson's Disney Comics Are Great Popular Art

Carl Barks' and Floyd Gottfredson's Disney Comics Are Great Popular Art

Artists of vision toiling within the gears of a vision-suppressing machine, Carl Barks and Floyd Gottfredson drew and wrote great swathes of the best popular art of the twentieth century, mostly in the least auspicious venues available: comic books and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Signs of Mickey Mouse's Bad-Assery, All from the New Fantagraphics Collection

Five Signs of Mickey Mouse's Bad-Assery, All from the New Fantagraphics Collection

Like an aged prizefighter greeting tourists in a casino lobby, poor ol' Mickey Mouse -- still the world's most universally recognized fictional character -- has got little to do these days but wear a tux and tails and welcome people…
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Music, BeatBox Glow Stick Reunion

Glow Stick Reunion

The "Tribal Funk 15-Year Family Reunion" aims to re-create the electric vibe of the early-'90s San Frandisco rave scene that birthed it. And while glow sticks, giant Mickey Mouse gloves, and baggy pants are now scare sights outside of Halloween…
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Calendar, Night&Day Spread the Word

Spread the Word

Except in the case of Shepard Fairey, who does indeed own his Obey image, street art rarely comes with a © attached. In the book Reproduce & Revolt, artists Favianna Rodriguez and Josh MacPhee present political graphics they collected from…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Cat Food

Cat Food

ONGOING 11/5-12/3 Art that attempts to give animals a voice is a noble endeavor, but these misshapen critters look like a Disney-loving kid's worst nightmares. "Why Not Eat Your Pet" is a series of exhibitions by artist Gale Hart, who…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 Most memoirs, when they're not revealing embarrassing details about enemies and exes, are an avalanche of nostalgic Leave It to Beaver moments. But when Simon Doonan looked back on his journey from working-class British lad to…
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Culture, Books Machine Love

Machine Love

After I quit my first university and before I enrolled in my second, I took a year off and lived at home, working and taking what I thought would be Mickey Mouse classes at the local junior college: creative writing,…
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Culture, Stage

The Boner Monologues

"You're about to be the 10th audience to hear The Boner Monologues," says Mike Duvall, pink-faced and mischievous, with a bushy white beard and a gravelly voice reminiscent of Tom Waits. "It's payback time at the Mock Cafe." Who else…
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Sleazy Does It

The Disneyfication of Times Square has meant more than just the replacement of homeless hookers and dazed crackheads with Mickey Mouse and MTV. The Square's infamous grindhouses -- those collapsing ex-movie palaces where derelicts with a dollar could join furtive…
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Rhapsody in Green

George Gershwin -- composer of Rhapsody in Blue, the opera Porgy and Bess, and (with his older brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin) a multitude of classic American popular songs -- died from a misdiagnosed brain tumor on July 11, 1937, at…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Attention conspiracy buffs and UFO freaks and wannabe gossip columnists! Have your camcorders and notebooks ready at all times. Hidden agendas are about to be revealed. Juicy revelations will soon bubble up out of nowhere. Don't…
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Wicked Flicks

Sexism, racism, plagiarism, Mormonism: The mostly animated mini-film festival curated by film archivist and historian Dennis Nyback has 'em all. This three-day screening spree features rare works in six programs shown in nightly double features, beginning with "F#!k Mickey Mouse,"…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Although the chances that you'll receive a six-figure inheritance this week are higher than usual, they're still only a little more likely than the possibility that O.J. will call to offer you a part in his…
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