Web editor Lizzy Acker does not hate Jonathan Franzen, but dislikes him. Arts and Culture editor Martin Cizmar does not love Jonathan Franzen, but likes him. Both read his new Big Important Book, Puri
Ever know the kid who tried smoking a hemp bracelet? I’m from a little town in the Midwest, so I knew a few. And I’ll tell you now what they told me then: They didn’t get high. They coughed lot,
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DOLLAR BEERS: Once, seven strangers were picked to live in a house in Portland to find out what happened when people stopped being nice and started being real. Mostly, they hung out at Splash Bar, whe
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It's just all a little too much for a two-and-a-half hour movie.
The D.O.C was a great MC.Had his larynx not been crushed in a freak car accident, there's a good chance the Texas-bred protege of Dr. Dre would be a household name today. As the original running buddy and muse of the greatest producer in hip-hop history, he would have fallen into the sideman role that eventually went to Snoop Doggy Dog, throwing down the first verse on Nuthin' but a 'G' ...More
Straight Outta Compton will be cool, but not exactly real.
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Remember that phrase as you watch the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton this weekend. It will surely be an incredible film—but not nearly what it could have been were it no