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Fashion feature: University alum Ashley-Brooke Sandall

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

Considering her former-model mother usually picked her up from school rocking brazen Missoni jumpsuits, it’s unsurprising Sandall developed a fondness for fashion that continues to punctuate her professional path.

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'Mad Men' finds identity in series finale

AMC

BY CHLOE GILKE

There’s no more running away. What’s more important: work or life?

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Halestorm headlines Carnival of Madness: A review in fucks

Halestorm

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

... And in true rock ‘n’ roll style, I have a "fuck yes" and a "fuck you" list.

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'Fury Road' fueled by Mad Max action

Warner Bros.

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

It’s been 30 years since Miller last explored the apocalyptic wasteland of Max Rockatansky and it’s been worth the wait.

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'Arrow' delivers game-changing finale

CW

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The question of identity has been prominent throughout this show.

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Baked Buzzed Bored: Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Music Video

BY DAILY ARTS WRITERS

My two favorite things – some crisp white wine and Taylor Swift — are both before me.

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'Scandal' can't escape the prison of its plot

ABC

BY CHLOE GILKE

I am Olivia Pope, and I decide who wins.

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Artist profile: Gary King balances dual-major and hip-hop career

Amanda Allen/Daily

BY WILL GREENBERG

One priority for King in his music is creating a unique sound (as he says in “Choices (The Segue)”: “I just try to avoid the norm ‘cause I’m tryin’ to be remembered”).

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'Grace and Frankie' examines vulnerability behind the veneer

Netflix

BY CHLOE GILKE

“Grace and Frankie” is prime binge-watching material, its flaws blending to an enjoyable vanilla if you don’t think too hard about the inconsistencies in a single episode.

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'Gotham' falls short in character development

FOX

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

If there is one thing “Gotham” isn't, it is subtle

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Universal Pictures

'Pitch Perfect 2': A mess where heat was applied to it

BY NOAH COHEN

Kendrick hit her notes. The music was groovy, but “Pitch Perfect 2” won’t make you feel happy like an old-time movie because the direction hit somewhere between amateurish and hand-me-a-drink awful, with insidious gags and hurtful tropes suffocating the cast.

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A2IC to premiere 'West Side Story' at Power Center

BY BAILEY KADIAN

A2IC’s current production is "West Side Story", composed of a talented cast from the Ann Arbor and southeast Michigan area.

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The CW

'Vampire Diaries' finale bids fond farewells

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

Surely enough, in a whirlwind of a finale Thursday, there was more.

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The Story So Far

The Story So Far grows with self-titled album

BY BEN ROSENSTOCK

The Story So Far isn’t interested in changing their sound or even their melodies. While that makes for some more fun summer jams, it doesn’t indicate much of a staying power.

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Wayward Pines

'Wayward Pines' looks promising

BY ALEX INTNER

On a technical note, “Pines” looks good, using its network budget and Shyamalan’s technical skill as a director to create scenes that have a sufficient level of eeriness.

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Adam Theisen: I shut up and listened to 'Shut Up and Dance'

BY ADAM THEISEN

After way too much denial, I realize this plain old rock song is a fucking hit.

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Britney Spears

Music Video Review: Valley girl meets alien in ridiculous 'Pretty Girls'

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

Yes, it’s a little preposterous, but that’s what makes it fun.

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Beck

Beck, My Morning Jacket and Pixies to headline fifth Boston Calling

BY KAREN HUA

Instead of subscribing to one genre with a homogenous lineup of bands, Boston Calling caters to an audience of wide demographics with different musical tastes and, hopefully, an open mind to new sound.

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CW

Compassion at the core of 'Jane the Virgin's' inaugural season

BY ALEX INTNER

Over the course of its first season, the show embraced its silliness and became a fun telenovela-comedy with a genuine heart at its center.

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WH.com

'The Casual Vacancy' miniseries inferior to novel

BY KAREN HUA

The 500-page novel is shrunken into a three-hour miniseries – just a tad longer than a feature-length film, yet not nearly
long enough to capture more than the brisk essence of the story.

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