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When I first started playing the violin in the fourth grade, my parents went violin crazy. If there was someone playing violin on a TV show or in a commercial, they immediately called for me to come see or listen to it. My mom would record episodes of shows for me to watch later because…

1. We Ran Out Of Cool, New Stuff After NASA’s high-quality run-in with Pluto last week, there are no more planets (dwarf or otherwise) that anyone really cares enough about to see. Unless Eris is guaranteed to have a Bay of LeBron James or Dumbledore Mountain, then what’s the point? But our disappoint doesn’t end…

Co-editor Joshua Michael Demaree liveblogs the 87th Academy Awards. Be there & be square!

A Backwards Prowl by Patrick J. Reed

“Seht hier das spektakuläre neue Video zu Anaconda von Nicki Minaj!” (1) -Digster Pop, Youtube account holder On August 19, 2014, the music video for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” confronted the world with an explosion of hyper-saturated colors, hyperactive editing, and hyperbolic sexual behaviour, garnering 19.3 million views within the first 24 hours of its release.…

Talk delivered at Northwestern University, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, panel “Deploying and Shattering Stereotypes” with Joy Bivins and Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Nov. 12, 2014, in conjunction with the exhibition “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,” Sept. 9-Dec. 7, 2014; exhibition originated at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University I love Mutu’s exhibition…