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September 6, 2017 Issue

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Photos by Torrey Bailey unless otherwise noted

This student life leaves a mark on most aspects of the College Area. Montezuma Road, Campanile Drive and College Avenue are at the center of it all. more

Sep 6, 2017 9:57 AM Neighborhoods

I read the article mentioned above by Aaryn Belfer [“#bookfestivalsowhite,” Aug. 16]. I am surprised at her comments. more

Sep 6, 2017 9:52 AM Letters to the Editor

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Over the last few months especially, Passons has stepped up his platform to focus heavily on affordable housing. more

Sep 6, 2017 9:44 AM News

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Just as with the Chicano Park trolls, murmurings about the end of DACA had been circulating since late last week. more

Sep 6, 2017 9:37 AM From the Editor 3 Comments

Goo Goo Dolls could have been great. Well, that’s a little unfair to say, because they are great, at least in a cringe-inducing way. more

Sep 6, 2017 9:21 AM The Spotlight

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It’s not unreasonable to say that A Black Mile to the Surface is the band’s most mature album to date, in part because of its ambitious nature, but also because of its subject matter. more

Sep 6, 2017 9:06 AM Music Feature

The Bad Vibes pull off something pretty rare with their new album No One’s Safe: They sound like a lot of different bands momentarily, but on the whole don’t sound like any one band in particular. more

Sep 6, 2017 8:56 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments

Blame It All on Sorcery is tentatively planned for a spring 2018 release, but the progressive psych-rock band has set up a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a vinyl pressing of the album, which will end on Oct. 1. more

Sep 6, 2017 8:52 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Four Women, named after the iconic Nina Simone song, features portraits of four female musicians—Simone, Grace Jones, Erykah Badu and Sade—that, for Wilson, exemplify societal conceptions of Black women. more

Sep 6, 2017 8:46 AM Seen Local

Crown Heights begins in 1980, a year in which New York City was experiencing a brutal crime wave that left politicians and police in desperate need of convictions. more

Sep 6, 2017 8:32 AM Film

The film’s ultimately conventional take on rationalized violence lacks teeth, relegating it to an already overflowing bin of cold-nosed morality tales that are indistinguishable from each other. more

Sep 6, 2017 8:26 AM Film

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For my own self-care, I’ve forced myself to disconnect whenever I can. My job forces me to keep an eye on the news for at least 10 hours a day, but I’ve made sure to back away from social media and news outlets for at least a couple hours after work. more

Sep 5, 2017 6:03 PM There She Goz

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Cygnet Theatre’s production of Zindel’s play—which failed on Broadway but won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize and became a well-respected film a year later—spares none of the script’s harsh realities or cruelties. more

Sep 5, 2017 5:00 PM Theater

Although Sip is Carr’s first novel, he’s no stranger to readers of the bizarre and the strange. more

Sep 5, 2017 3:35 PM The Floating Library

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My cold, black-hole hatred of Sheriff Joe Arpaio is so fathomless, it took several hours to decide upon the words with which to insult him. more

Sep 5, 2017 3:03 PM Sordid Tales

TOPS play some sexy, sexy music. It’s got a little bit of an xx vibe, but more importantly their music has a Sade vibe. more

Sep 5, 2017 1:50 PM If I Were U

In the absence of fear, there is a sense of security. In that security, you are sound asleep and a porcelain doll’s head is turning silently toward you in the night. more

Sep 5, 2017 1:30 PM Astrologically Unsound

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Even some of the more standard Middle Eastern fare was a step better than most. The falafel was perfectly executed: crisp on the outside, moist inside. more

Sep 5, 2017 11:40 AM The World Fare

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Some beers still do well in bombers, however. Specialty, one-off beers still sell well, according to Baggs. more

Sep 5, 2017 11:20 AM The Beerdist 2 Comments

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The CityBeat staff loves a good scare, but we also like a movie that makes us think. That’s what makes the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival so bloody awesome (pun intended). more

Sep 1, 2017 9:00 AM Short List Event Picks

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