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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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'Voice' finalist Tony Lucca comes to Detroit

BY GREGORY HICKS

Before venturing off to LA to perform with the greats on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” Lucca spent his adolescence living in the outer Detroit area. And on this Sunday, the singer will play at Detroit’s Magic Stick with opening act Honor By August.

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'The Missing' skillfully navigates between past and present

Starz

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

“The Missing” is a visually and cerebrally engrossing series whose answers may destroy any semblance of safety left for the characters’ past and present.

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Rock 'n' roll's place in the pop-dominated world

BY MELINA GLUSAC

I’d like to address an absence in our lives, a void that many may not realize exists. As Robert Plant famously said: “It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled.”

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Binge-worthy 'Law & Order: SVU' still important to watch

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

As long as “SVU” can serve as a facilitator of discussions about important topics, while still being one of the most well-written and addicting shows on TV, I will continue to watch it religiously; if you aren’t already, I highly suggest you do too.

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Famed Art Editor of The New Yorker to speak at Penny Stamps

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

Perhaps no one is more responsible for the ascendency of comics than Françoise Mouly, Art Editor of The New Yorker. Mouly brought comics from the fringe underground of basement bookstores to the haute-couture of The New Yorker covers and museum retrospectives.

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'American Horror Story' fashion propels Lange's femme fatale

FX

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

In a promo picture for “American Horror Story,” Lange wears a tent-like gown with wide carnival-esque stripes. Like the New Woman and the femme fatale’s style, Elsa’s fashion isn’t mere conceit, it’s her armor.

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Happy birthday, 'Take Care'

Cash Money

BY RACHEL KERR

Three years later, on November 15th, Take Care celebrated its third birthday, which got me wondering: what made the album so special?

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One Direction inches in the Right Direction on 'Four'

Columbia

BY MELINA GLUSAC

What makes One Direction beautiful? Well, to start off: them. It’s undeniable that Zayn, Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis have evolved into quite dapper young Brits, copious amounts of tattoos and all.

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Lorde-helmed 'Mockingjay' soundtrack leaves you hungry for more

Republic

BY GIBSON JOHNS

Regardless of the slight misfires, the real winner here is Lorde. She has put together a phenomenal assemblage of tracks by artists who have, for the most part, just recently proved their worth in the music scene.

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Detroit: Where fashion meets attitude

BY MARA MACLEAN

Companies like Made in Detroit and Detroit vs. Everybody, among others, have emerged as leaders in the pro-Detroit movement

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HBO

'The Newsroom' underwhelms in final season premiere

BY ALEX INTNER

While the final season premiere contains some more controlled moments from Sorkin, “The Newsroom” still gets lost in the big statements.

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HBO

'Getting On' nails the dark humor of a hospital

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

“Getting On” is the kind of show that makes it both hard to laugh and hard to cry, where doctors aren’t heroic and patients aren’t sympathetic. It’s sickly, darkly and disturbingly funny because it’s real.

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FOX

The importance of Emily and Zooey Deschanel

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

Whether they’re alien or Californian, two things are certain: the Deschanel sisters are true to themselves and their TV characters. And they just happen to live in side-by-side set trailers on FOX, plotting their takeover.

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Giancarlo Buonomo: But why turkey?

BY GIANCARLO BUONOMO

An obvious question: Why do we center a holiday around a dish that most of us have an arduous — and often ultimately disappointing — time cooking?

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Erika Harwood: 'Plus-sized' models and the weight of labeling

BY ERIKA HARWOOD

New pseudo-scandals regarding the size of female models pop up a few times each year. It’s the constant discussion that will never go away, but dear god, I wish it would.

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Groove to bring high-energy performance groups to Thanksgroovin'

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

Throughout its eleven-year presence on campus, Groove has been the University’s premier high-energy percussion and performance group, known for transforming ordinary objects into musical devices.

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BBC America

'Doctor Who' concludes with depressingly inconclusive finale

BY KAREN HUA

Essentially, it seems like viewers stay tuned not because "Doctor Who" becomes more original or thrilling. Rather, they watch because they are undyingly invested in the characters and relationships the series has spent eight seasons forming.

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