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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Screenwriters return home to rewrite

Virginia Lozano/Daily

BY KAREN HUA

Burnstein took a breath. He had spoken for about an hour straight. Despite his affinity for loquacity, he uttered one final phrase of wisdom: “Learn to rewrite.”

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Artist Profile: Randy Tessier is shaking the cell bars

Virginia Lozano/Daily

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

The first thing you should know about English lecturer and renowned Ann Arbor musician Randy Tessier is that he’s full of life. He’s probably more passionate than you. He’s also got probably got a better sense of humor than 90 percent of people on campus — and he’s intelligent to boot.

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Mac DeMarco is my dad

BY ANDREW MCCLURE

Mac DeMarco is my dad because he is. Because he’s 24 and I’m not so that makes sense. Because he has a gap in his front teeth and I had braces before. Actually he can stick a cig into the space and I’ve done that with my upper and lower lip when I’m drunk. Mac is my dad because my last name is McClure and those two are too similar for him not to be.

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Trailer Review: 'Home' seems a reworking of every other animated movie ever created

20th Century Fox

BY CONRAD FOREMAN

If there’s a checklist for animated movies, “Home,” the latest feature from DreamWorks, does its best to check all of them off during its first trailer.

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Music Video Review: Religious motifs abound in Florence and the Machine's 'St. Jude'

Island Records

BY KENNETH SELANDER

The music video for Florence and the Machine’s “St Jude” off of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is simply a perfect match to the slow, mourning sounds of the record.

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A Cherry Tree Grows in the Arb: Renowned music producer returns to his roots

BY GREGORY HICKS

Kierszenbaum is the Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter known as “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom,” the founder of Cherrytree Records, the senior A&R executive of Interscope Records and, most importantly, a fellow Michigan Wolverine.

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Adam Theisen: Common, Kendrick and why hip hop is today's most important genre

BY ADAM THEISEN

When people I know say they don’t like rap music, the first artist I usually play for them is Common.

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AMC

Episode Review: 'Walking Dead' characters confront false hope

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

After presenting the idyllic life and promise that Alexandria offered over the last two episodes, “The Walking Dead” reveals in the episode “Spend” the degree of incompetence and neglect beyond the well-kept community’s facade.

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