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The Plagiarist is Present: Thoughts on Art, Theft, Shia, Marina and Jay-Z

What do Shia LaBeouf, Marina Abramovic and Jay-Z have in common? Or, Jennifer Kabat asks, when does a copy become a theft? Plus Big Foot and China and abstract painting… Continue reading

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Exploiting Exploitation: The Brilliance of Spring Breakers

M.J. Corey finds more to like in Harmony Korine’s controversial new film than bikinis, beaches, and pop music. Continue reading

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Taylor Swift attends the NRJ Music Awards 2013 at Palais des Festivals on January 26, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Well “Red”: 8 Reasons Why Taylor Swift Should Date a Writer

If you want a “Love Story,” Taylor, you must love story. And the writers who craft it. Continue reading

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On Wanting to Make a Guy Bleed, and Why Freaks and Geeks Was the Best Television Show About High School Ever

In which Janet Steen remembers curling irons, drunken kisses, and the brilliance of “Freaks and Geeks.” Continue reading

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