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Saturday, March 28, 2015

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MUSKET performs 'Into the Woods' like never before

BY ALEX BERNARD

Seeing that child trip over a tree root and distantly wondering if she’ll fall in the shower when she’s 82, and will she break her hip? And who will help her?

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Straight to the Point: The Vagina Monologues

BY GRACE HAMILTON

“It’s fun and different and shocking,” Franklin said. “There’s so much I wouldn’t have thought to talk to people about until seeing this play.

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Out with the shorts, dudes

BY ANDREW MCCLURE

Calves are, in the main, on dudes, gross to look at ... so are legs.

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'One Big Happy' is one big downer

NBC

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

“One Big Happy” is full of strained one-liners about lesbians, stereotypes about straight guys and more off-color boob jokes than the 2013 Oscars.

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'DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition' revels in its ludicrousness

Capcom

BY JACOB RICH

Make no mistake; “DmC” is as ‘video game’ as video games get. In this world, it’s as if the rules of ’80s gaming never died— you kill stuff to try to get the highest score possible. There are no lofty promises of unique storytelling experiences or grand artistic value; this game is confident in being pure, unadulterated arcade fun.

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'Girls' finale a fitting end to perfectly imperfect season

HBO

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

Hannah’s final words of the episode seem to be coming not from a character but Dunham herself, a nod to all the young 20-somethings who are watching, desperately trying to glean whatever useful worldly wisdom they possibly can: “Life, man. I can’t guarantee perfection, but I can guarantee intrigue.”

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'iZombie' another TV take on the undead

CW

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

With their new dramedy, “iZombie,” creators Rob Thomas and Diana Ruggiero (the creator and a writer, respectively, for “Veronica Mars”), look to extend the undead metaphor to finding one’s identity after tragedy.

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'Community' returns to its dedicated fans

Yahoo Screen

BY ADAM THEISEN

It’s not meant for the casual fans, but if the episodes keep up in quality, hardcore fans will be watching the show for as long as its characters are stuck at Greendale.

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Marling echoes female legends in album on California and heartbreak

Ribbon Music

BY AMELIA ZAK

But in the album’s title track, “Short Movie,” the greatest poetic punch is found. Quoting the life mantra of a shaman shared with her in a California bar, Marling excessively repeats, “It’s a short fucking movie, man.”

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'24 Days' a harrowing reminder of anti-Semitism

New Light Films

BY LAUREN WOOD

The film works to further personalize the cataclysmic event and remind its audience that, at the heart of this larger issue of French anti-Semitism, there was one young man and his family.

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Erika Harwood: Let's get it trending

BY ERIKA HARWOOD

Would I wear a bubble shirt, the itchy, one-size-fits-all top that reached its peak around the same time “Lizzie McGuire” did, in 2015? No, because I’m not an insane person.

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Daily Book Review: 'Satin Island' follows postmodernism

BY KARL WILLIAMS

McCarthy’s newest novel, “Satin Island,” bears testament to his ability and place as a writer of the avant-garde.

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Top Dawg

What happened to release dates?

BY RACHEL KERR

It began with Beyoncé and her 2013 self-titled project; since then, fellow artists, too, have abandoned the traditional album rollout.

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Podcasts and the art of listening

BY ANDREW MCCLURE

There was a time before Spotify and playlists of playlists, when people driving to work or ensconced in a sofa listened to the radio, which meant they had to shut up and listen.

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Medium is the message: The Wolverine Press matters

BY BAILEY KADIAN

We have digital everything now — how would visiting a printing press serve me any benefit in my writing or education?

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Alec Stern: From 'Boyhood' to 'CSI: Cyber'

BY ALEC STERN

Let’s just say a lot can change in a year.

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Don't ignore the rockstars of classical music

BY CLAIRE WOOD

Nobody jams out to classical. We don’t stride into bars demanding four shots of whiskey and a swig of Gershwin. We dance to the unending arpeggiated saxophone of “GDFR” and drink to cheers of “my anaconda don’t.”

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Kathleen Davis: The problem with celebrities in art

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

The Bjork disaster exemplifies a problem that has been creeping into modern art for quite some time: When a big name is behind the art, it becomes too easy to lean on the celebrity and not the content, leaving much to be desired for the viewer.

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Netflix

New Netflix original series 'Bloodline' promises tension amid family turmoil

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

If the first few episodes of “Bloodline” seem to be stuck in the doldrums, keep in mind that there’s always a calm before the storm.

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FOX

‘Glee’ finale mirrors our adolescent years

BY KAREN HUA

By guiding us with uncomfortable renditions of “Bootylicious,” and touching ones like “Cough Syrup” and “Imagine,” “Glee” gave us all the talks the adults in our lives couldn’t – or wouldn’t in high school.

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