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B-Side Squared: Daily Arts covers Ann Arbor's teen music venue

Virginia Lozano/Daily

BY CAROLYN DARR

For those under 18 who want to get involved in the Ann Arbor music scene, there is the B-Side, the only music venue run by and for teens.

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Grace Prosniewski: Wolverine writers go back decades

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

Of course, there are some alumni we hear about all the time, but did you know the university also has a rich literary legacy?

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Don't yell at Leighton Meester about 'Gossip Girl'

Hotly Wanting

BY GIBSON JOHNS

Leighton Meester was at The Magic Bag in Ferndale to perform songs from her debut album, Heartstrings. She wasn’t there to be incessantly hounded with questions about her days playing Blair Waldorf on a television show that ended three years ago.

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Episode Review: Taraji P. Henson drives 'Empire'

Fox

BY ALEX INTNER

Despite its success, the show is not perfect, and this episode exemplified both the drama’s high-points and flaws.

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Trailer Review: Success of 'Focus' will depend on Smith's screen time

Warner Bros.

BY NOAH COHEN

The more this movie gives to Will Smith, the more it’ll take away at the box office.

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Music Video Review: 'Falling Apart' a visually pleasing collaboration

Interscope

BY AMELIA ZAK

The trippy nature of the video doesn’t feel excessive; instead, it accentuates the emotion inspiring the lyrics and music. And so you leave pitying the poor little rich blonde girl. G’damnit, just stick around to hear Brian Wilson sing.

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Welzoo

Welzoo makes charitable giving easier

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

“I think it all boils down to their passion to make a difference and that’s what all these student orgs seem to be doing,” Fruman said. “We’re happy to be a platform to help them out.”

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Virginia Lozano/Daily

Artist Profile: Scott Beal writes poetry with a purpose

BY GRACE HAMILTON

On the Pacific Coast of North America, starfish are falling to pieces. A disease called sea star wasting syndrome has swept the region, causing a massive die-off. Limbs fall off, tissue deteriorates and the organisms die rapidly. Although starfish usually regenerate, these ones can’t. No one knows why.

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Columbia

Despite belittling Juicy J verse, 'I Don't Mind' is still empowering

BY DANIELLE RAYKHINSHTEYN

I started to see this song as a feminist anthem. While Juicy J’s part of “I Don’t Mind” is definitely belittling, the rest of the song, which Usher sings, is actually quite empowering.

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Island Records

Single Review: Jack Garratt's 'Chemical' is addictive

BY AMELIA ZAK

The steady clap, clap, clap and low bass voices lure the listener in before crescendoing into a spastic chorus of electronics that — while possessing the tenor to frighten a nearby dog — are delicious little Pop Rocks for the headphones.

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