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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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The Grand Prize: Arts festival fosters growth in Grand Rapids

Illustration by Linh-Yen Hoang

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

ArtPrize began in 2009, a mission founded by Grand Rapids native Rick DeVos and a small group who wanted to find a way to bring contemporary art to a historically conservative city with very little exposure to it.

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Binging TV without the guilt

Netflix

BY CHLOE GILKE

But there’s no shame in enjoying television however you please — Netflix built its entire business model on subscribers’ love of viewing episodes one after another.

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Ann Arbor Vintage: A look inside

BY ALANA WEISS NYDORF

The Daily looks at vintage stores in Ann Arbor.

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Music Video Review: J.Lo's 'Booty' flatter than it looks

Capitol

BY ADAM DEPOLLO

What follows the cinematic countdown sequence is a veritable onslaught of ass, a deluge of derrière only occasionally interrupted by shots of the women they’re attached to.

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Episode Review: Anticipated 'Outlander' episode delivers

Starz

BY CHLOE GILKE

“The Wedding” depicts sex, intimacy and love from the woman’s perspective, and it’s top-notch television that a viewer of any gender can appreciate.

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Nicholas Williams/Daily

Pussy Riot's palatable punk

BY GIANCARLO BUONOMO

They protests authority and tradition. They went to fucking jail because of their music. They’re proof that punk is like quicksand: the harder you fight it, the stronger it gets.

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Erika Harwood: Freeing yourself from the 'no white after Labor Day' prison

BY ERIKA HARWOOD

In a world where we don’t take a second glance at the resurgence of crop tops and let pajamas become haute couture, there’s ample room for all white wardrobes. Or, at the very least, me and my white jeans.

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Courtesy of Forever Festival

Flux Pavillion and more blast bass-heavy sets at Forever Festival

BY ARIANA ASSAF

At Forever Fest, in the delightful fashion of music festivals, I dipped my toes into the musical streams of different artists I probably wouldn’t have had much regard for otherwise. And, yes, I absolutely lost my shit when Flux put on Skrillex’s “Recess.”

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Aftermath/Interscope

Single Review: Kendrick Lamar releases addictive 'i'

BY AMELIA ZAK

Building in intensity but maintaining a consistently funky jazz bass, the song is a four-minute reminder that Kendrick can be missed but never forgotten.

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Roadside Attractions

Trailer Review: SNL alums drive 'The Skeleton Twins'

BY ANDREW MCCLURE

In tandem, the onscreen estranged siblings will surely stir the pot, react to a shattered pot and then ideally pick up the pieces with equal parts warmth and stomach-aching laughs.

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