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The 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love

For once, internet-fostered shamelessness is a good thing, with “The Top 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love.” Weeklings music editor Robert Burke Warren boldly goes where we’ve all gone before – into the realm of uncool, guilty pleasures; rock, pop, soul, rap, and, of course, disco all get their dork due. You know you love it. Continue reading

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How the see sees color from a series by David Pye and Lars Chittka on artlink.com.au

The Other Side: The Rainbow Reader Part VI

Part VI of Tessa Laird’s social history of color examines violet, pansies and death. Continue reading

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The Girls, Their TVs and The Monkees

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees, still stealing hearts and wowing audiences after almost a half-century. Writer-DJ Amanda Nazario checks out the band – and the intense fandom – at the Borgota Casino, and leads us into her unwavering, soul-deep crush on one of the best pop groups ever. Continue reading

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Deadly Symbiosis: Attachment and Loss in August: Osage County

In a candid analysis of Tracy Letts’s play August: Osage County, Andrew Rose discusses family, child abuse, and its haunting residue. Continue reading

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Yves Klein, IKB 191, 1962.

Cops and Commercials: The Rainbow Reader Part V

Part V of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color examines blue, the color of cops, commercials, peacocks, drugs and the jungle. Continue reading

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Linda Montana and tied together in One Year Performance, 1980-81.

They Sing in Ancient Green, The Rainbow Reader Part IV

Part IV of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color examines green, the color of love, not to mention environmentalism. Continue reading

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Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of Dr. Gachet

Canary-Colored Runway into the Sun, The Rainbow Reader Part III

Part III of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color examines yellow from Van Gogh to Kandinsky, suicide and sunshine. Continue reading

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