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Talk girly to me

First utilized by musicians of the 1940s and popularized by hip-hop artists of the 1970s and ‘80s, sampling was nothing new when Gregg Gillis became Girl Talk in 2002.


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'New Normal' or old news?

In the last few years, gay rights have come to the forefront of politics, and the equality movement has trickled down into television yet again with Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal.


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‘Gone’ with the win

I don’t usually read books. It just isn’t something I pencil into my hectic school-year schedule; if I’m reading, it’s bound to be for class.


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All of the lights

A sea of neon tanks, frayed clothing, bandana-clad foreheads and excited faces flooded the path from Grounds to the Downtown Mall Thursday evening.


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National 'Anthem': Brian Fallon and company

The American music industry has not been kind to rock stars in the new millennium. Look no further than Maroon 5, who went from Songs About Jane to “Payphone” in seven years flat, to see that the most well-intentioned bands struggle in a world where candy-coated hooks out-chart blistering riffs every time.


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'Total' copycat: 'Recall' remake lacks originality

Even for a diehard sci-fi junkie like myself (I swear I’m still cool), Len Wiseman’s remake of the 1990 film Total Recall, although exhilarating at times, leaves much to be desired. Colin Farrell stars as Douglas Quaid, a blue-collar laborer who lives in an alternate universe where there are two countries connected by “The Fall,” a metro-like transportation unit that runs through the Earth’s core.


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'Teen Wolf' makes for howling good time

When MTV opted to reboot the critically skewered ‘80s film franchise Teen Wolf as a television series, few could have predicted the program would go on to become one of the most gripping dramas to hit the TV airwaves this decade.


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'Animals' finds soapy success at political circus

At a time when our country is preparing for yet another cutthroat presidential contest, USA Network has provided ample fodder for our election-crazed minds with Political Animals, a new six-episode miniseries. The show stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, a former first lady and Democratic governor of Illinois who serves as secretary of state.