“That’s the power of theater, is that you come for entertainment and you get entertainment, but what you also take away, that changes you and affects your life in ways that just normal moments can’t.”

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Gap year
The film won the Sundance Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking, as well as 55 other awards from international and American film festivals.
Alec D'Alelio
Cool new tunes
"I found solace in making music. It was the easiest way for me to process the way I was feeling."
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Pitch Perfect
“It was like a rite of passage into the little family that they have."
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Stand(ing) Up For Representation
“There weren't really any examples of South Asian people doing stand-up,” Kondabolu said. “There's diversity and representation now, but then there was like nothing. So I didn't see it as realistic.”
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Herstory in the making
“Bitch, if you want power, you’ve got to take power.”
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The perfect smoky eye
Since her late-night television debut in 2014, Wolf has worked as a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
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High winds? No thanks
From Saint Motel and Third Eye Blind to Wiz Khalifa and Smash Mouth, past Dillos have truly had some bops.
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Taxi!
"Today we’re going to be reviewing the new Paul Schrader film, First Reformed."
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it's hard to say goodbye
Now that the end is near, I wanted to highlight some music by a few of my favorite artists that I haven’t put on a mixtape yet.
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amen to that
Amen Dunes’ fifth studio album, "Freedom," came out in March of this year to critical acclaim.
and that's the lineup
The Brooklyn rapper, born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, co-founded Pro Era, the hip-hop collective with whom he has toured internationally.
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Cough syrup
The Los Angeles band, known for gold-certified singles like “My Body” and “Cough Syrup,” has released the albums Young the Giant (2010), Mind Over Matter (2014) and Home of the Strange (2016).
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Whatever happened to predictability?
“To me, The Clean House is about the power of human connection to help us realize that the things we find difficult in life are all so livable and manageable when other people are there to help.”
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Merc with a Mouth
Deadpool 2 is a sequel with more of the same – and that's not a bad thing.
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From R.E.M to Radiohead
No, Hootie & the Blowfish didn't make the cut.

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