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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lorde and Drake Get Married, Taylor Swift Gets Corny, and Elton John Gets Pranked

This Week: Lorde and Drake Get Married, Taylor Swift Gets Corny, and Elton John Gets Pranked

Sometimes, dumbassery and prejudice ends up igniting a valuable conversation about what changes are necessary to make us better humans. That happened twice this week thanks to the absurd arrest of a 14-year-old boy who made the mistake of being…
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The Snatch: Past Tense of "Snitch"

The Snatch The Cost of Doing No Business A labor fight is like a divorce: Your dirty laundry and finances are aired in public, after which you end up with less than you had hoped. BART and its two biggest…
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Music, All Shook Down Pussy Riot Trial: A Worldwide Outrage, Thanks to the Internet

Pussy Riot Trial: A Worldwide Outrage, Thanks to the Internet

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, having been sentenced to two years' hard labor for the crime of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" have seemingly lost their battle for free speech against President Vladimir Putin's regressive regime. Their…
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'Tis The Season For Denatured Versions of Holiday Standards

It's turning out to be a good week for surrealistic Christmas cheer. First we've got Low playing at the Great American Music Hall tomorrow night in celebration of the reissue of their slowcore Christmas EP; tomorrow also sees the…
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News, The Snitch Gigantic Putin Officiates at Presidential Inauguration, Climbs Kremlin

Gigantic Putin Officiates at Presidential Inauguration, Climbs Kremlin

Pool photograph by Vladimir Rodionov Standing a full 9-foot-7, outgoing Russian president Vladimir Putin presided over the today's inauguration of his favored son, Dmitry Medvedev. Putin's scene-stealing speech — he warned his foes they would soon have a size-30…
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