B-Side

The B-Side is going fully digital.

We come to you with the Arts section’s first B-side of the semester — but not in the way you might be used to.

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When I tell people around here that I’m from Seattle, we often end up talking about one of the following: Microsoft or Amazon (or people they know that work there), rain or “Grey’s Anatomy.” No one seems to know anything about Seattle beyond the basics.

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“God’s Country,” “How Country Feels” and more recently “UNAPOLOGETICALLY COUNTRY AS HELL” are but a few examples of country music’s allegiance to its bucolic namesake.

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There is no shortage of television that takes place in New York City. I truly believe there should be an Emmy category titled “Outstanding Series Based in NYC.” It’s almost maddening when you think about it. Do the universes overlap?

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Unlike the clear geographical divides that segregate the rich and the poor in most American cities, London is a city where “council tower blocks (roughly, housing projects) are mingled in with the multimillion-pound mansions,” writes Dan Hancox in “Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime.” In the

A piece titled “Slug Money”

New York City

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Time is an active friend. It skips, flies, races and slows. It’s spent and wasted. It’s on our hands and walls and microwaves. In moments of joy, we never have enough of it..

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I tie “Interstellar” to the concept of time because of how rooted it is to a specific time in my life. I was 18 years old when I first watched the movie in my AP Literature and Composition class.

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In 10th grade English, as our final book of the year, my class cracked open Kurt Vonnegut’s 1969 novel “Slaughterhouse-Five.” After a grueling year of classics like “Gulliver’s Travels,” “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “The Canterbury Tales,” I assumed that “Slaughterhouse-Five”

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I’m terrible at keeping journals. I admire their purpose, but I can never keep up with the commitment. I always stop to doodle and quickly get sick of hearing myself talk about the same things over and over.