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Ten Questions with Peter, Bjorn and John

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Zinging, Leaping Shakespeare

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Not Even Friendzoned

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More Free Dumb!

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Winning American Scores

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Everything (G)old…

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Stravinsky and Prokofiev

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Wherever The Breeze May Take You

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Summer Solstice

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Multiple Layers of Truth

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Vote Vargas!

Every four years, the US voting public gets treated to a form of spectacle unmatched elsewhere in the world in the form of our presidential election. The 24/7 news cycle especially provides an endless stream of coverage destined to entertain, inflame, and possibly inform the electorate about those seeking our highest government offices.

None of the humor, paradox and satire that has become part and parcel of this...

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Ten Questions with Laura Gibson

Singer/songwriter Laura Gibson's life is at a crossroads. Originally from Portland, Gibson has been releasing albums since her 2006 debut If You Come to Meet Me (Hush Records). These days she's on Barsuk/City Slang and lives in NYC where she studied to be a fiction writer. In fact, her new album, Empire Builder, which came out in April, was inspired by the name of the Amtrak route she took while crossing the country...

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Stupid Core

Central Intelligence looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship, even if it’s not quite a beautiful beginning of a beautiful friendship. Pairing up Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a buddy action-comedy is obviously such a good idea that it’s hard to imagine why it didn’t happen sooner. Both actors have established their brands so well that you already know they’re going to have good...

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Familiar Fish Tale

Baby Dory is the cutest thing that has ever been recorded in the history of cinema. This is an inarguable fact. She’s 90% eyes. It’s a perfect formula for adorable; that’s just science. You can ask Mike Tyson! Sorry, I meant Neil deGrasse Tyson. And yes, that was an intentional metaphor for switching two things that share similarities but aren’t actually the same thing…

Finding Dory follows Dory (Ellen DeGeneres),...

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Meat Jellies

One of the strangest food trends will be the revival of savory gelatin dishes, called "aspic." These dishes, often made from jellied meat broths and containing meats, fruits and vegetables, were once popular in the Americas and Europe, but have long fallen into disfavor.

Nonetheless, in the next few years you will start seeing aspic dishes appearing in fine-dining restaurants, and the trend will soon move to fast...

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