B-Side

Pride

The Seven Deadly Sinsis such an iconic image that even my theatrical scenic design class incorporated it into our lesson plan.

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Mead has unflattering image problems, and the most common imagery may be what you think of at your local renaissance fair. That drink is overly sweet yet insipid — a drink you would reluctantly sip as you wistfully pine for a drier, sharp-tasting beer.

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I love sinning as much as the next guy, but when it comes to literature and writing, there is one cardinal sin that truly irks me.

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At three in the morning at some point during the winter of freshman year, Pizza House was just a quick, frostbitten walk away. I had avoided this destination many times before, but now I was swept up by the masses to this greasy heaven for the buzzed.

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I am not the first to say that the later years of middle school and early high school were hell. Nor will I be the last. That must be one of the few universal truths of childhood.

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Youth is everywhere in music. Everyone wants it, remembers it, aches to return to it. In music, youth is the time when life is the fullest and the most exciting — late nights, hijinks, drugs, sex, crying and dancing. The days are short; the nights long; the years even longer.

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Sometimes an album’s lyrical content alludes to themes that explicitly or tangentially reflect the experiences and mentalities of younger people. Sometimes an album features a sound that evokes a youthful energy, like through springy chords or energetically chaotic melodies.

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In 2011, a 12 year-old girl sat in her desk chair facing away from a computer in a dimly lit California bedroom. A film crew recorded as she worked on math homework.