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October 31, 2014 - 6:12pm

Insomniac deliver a lighthearted view of the apocalypse in "Sunset Overdrive"

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Insomniac

Who says that the apocalypse can’t be fun? Insomniac Games, the same developers who brought us classics like “Spyro” and “Ratchet and Clank,” challenges the idea that post-apocalyptic worlds have to be dark and dirty with their newest game, “Sunset Overdrive.”

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October 31, 2014 - 3:58pm

'The Bigger You Are...' Part One: Taylor Swift and '1989'

BY DANIELLE RAYKHINSHTEYN

MySpace.com

In “The Bigger You Are…” The Filter blogger Danielle Raykhinshteyn looks into the intricacies of fame and how being in the public eye affects the music artists make. In the first installment, she discusses Taylor Swift's latest album 1989.

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October 31, 2014 - 2:50pm

The Top 6 Hilary Duff songs for your “Dave Brandon just resigned” playlist

BY ALEC STERN ERIKA HARWOOD AND NATALIE GADBOIS

MySpace.com

In a few years, Dave Brandon is going to be begging to come back to us. But just like Aaron Carter missed his chance with Hilary, we’ll be happily separated/co-parenting with another AD by then. So here it is … because athletic directors come and go, but Hilary is forever.

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October 29, 2014 - 10:38am

From the Vault: "The Fog of War" brilliantly portrays the moral ambiguities of a life of service

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

Movieweb.com

In "From the Vault," Daily Film writers pull out forgotten classics that may have faded from the spotlight but are still as fresh as ever. Here, Brian Burlage discusses former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara's confessional interview in the 2003 documentary "The Fog of War," directed by Errol Morris.

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October 29, 2014 - 10:13am

How to survive your first open mic night

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

Flickr.com

Whether you’re dreaming of being a musician, comedian or slam poet, your first performance will undoubtedly be a nerve-wracking moment. Having some nerves is completely natural when trying something new, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a legitimate fear. It's possible to overcome, though, and here are some tips that may help.

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October 29, 2014 - 10:09am

"Pride" delivers with compellingly complicated characters

BY GAGE PEAVLER

Movieweb.com

Each member of the team fights a personal battle in “Pride," but they come into their own through the experiences they have as a group. By film’s end the cause isn’t the focus, but rather the courage and fire that each character found with the help of his or her comrades. You’ll be invested in their fights, and you’ll leave the theater with some new-found confidence of your own.

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October 28, 2014 - 10:05pm

"Project Runway" ends stellar season with lackluster finale

BY KAREN HUA

Lifetime

Although Season 13 has been a celebration of an incredible group of talent, the finale drags on far too long, making their efforts seem banal, and leaving the losers in low spirits about their futures. As the show waves “auf wiedersehen” to the eliminated contestants, it ends on a bittersweet note of congrats to Sean and an ambiguous cliffhanger of what will become of the other talented designers.

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October 28, 2014 - 9:58pm

The Arts at Michigan: A Beginner's Guide

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

NICHOLAS WILLIAMS/Daily

Looking for a way to get involved with the arts on campus? Whether you're an aspiring writer, musician or actor, there are a number of clubs at the University where you can practice your craft.

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October 28, 2014 - 9:42pm

Drake makes up for air balls, releases three new tracks

BY ALLEN DONNE

Wikipedia.org

Drake dropped three new songs in a care package on the OVO Records Soundcloud account on Saturday after a less-than-impressive display at a warm-up session with the University of Kentucky basketball team.

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October 26, 2014 - 11:38am

"The Affair" RECAP: Shifting perspectives complicate neatly defined characters

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

Showtime

In the pilot of “The Affair,” the dual-narrative demonstrated how often we paint ourselves as the heroes of our version; in this episode, the mechanism reverses to demonstrate how deceiving, even successful, our projected appearances can be.

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