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Straddling the fence: How do you reconcile loving an artist but loathing their politics?

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2020

The roar from the crowd when Bruce Springsteen spoke in between songs during his "Vote for Change" show in Philadelphia 16 years ago sounded familiar. The Boss is often serenaded with the buzz of "Bruuuuuce" when he performs. However, it sounded a little different. Fans, who cheered during songs such as "Born in the USA" and "Badlands," booed the New Jersey icon.
A&E >  Music

For Thurston Moore, it’s ‘a symphony of chainsaws and broken pianos’

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2020

Sonic Youth is arguably the greatest rock guitar band of all time. The uncompromising avant-garde quartet recorded a plethora of mesmerizing guitar jams during its 30-year career. Thurston Moore was half of the guitar tandem of the defunct band. Moore, 61, recently released "By the Fire," his fourth solo album since the demise of Sonic Youth.

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Game On: ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ hits another snag

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2020

We’re well into the fourth quarter of 2020, and this eventful-yet-uneventful year has me wondering: Which will come first, the release of “Cyberpunk 2077” or a COVID-19 vaccine? It seems like a strange comparison, but hopes are high for both despite being hampered by endless delays and setbacks.
A&E >  Entertainment

Bing Crosby’s lasting legacy in Spokane

Though he was born in Tacoma and moved to Los Angeles in 1925, Spokane has always been proud to call Bing Crosby one of our own. Crosby moved to Spokane at the age of 3. He enrolled in Webster Grade School in 1908. Two years later, a neighbor, Valentine Hobart, began calling Crosby, born Harry, Bingo after the lead character in the comic "The Bingville Bugle."
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Book review: Decades of Seinfeld’s jokes chart his growth

“Seinfeld” proudly proclaimed to be a show about nothing. Jerry Seinfeld’s first book in almost three decades, “Is This Anything?” is about everything. It’s about childhood, teenhood, adulthood and parenthood. It’s about bumper cars and dry cleaning, magicians and supermarket check-out rubber dividers.
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The world still loves ‘I Love Lucy’

Sixty-nine years ago Thursday, on Oct. 15, 1951, "I Love Lucy" premiered, introducing the world at large to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Both seasoned performers before "I Love Lucy," Ball and Arnaz cemented their places in entertainment history while portraying Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in the series that ran from 1951-1957.
A&E >  Art

‘Pop Art’ artists featured in new MAC exhibit ‘created their own style’

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

It's difficult not to be drawn to the beauty and contrast of Andy Warhol's "Reigning Queens." Illustrating the difference between chilly and distant Queen Elizabeth II and sunny and approachable Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, courtesy of screen prints, is inspired, and the concept by the late, legendary artist holds up a generation later.
A&E >  Movies

Coming later, much later, to a theater near you

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

Regal Cinemas, the country’s second-largest movie theater chain after AMC Theatres, suspended operations at its 536 locations on Thursday – a bold move that its parent company, Cineworld, attributes to an “increasingly challenging theatrical landscape.” The decision affects approximately 40,000 jobs.
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Game On: ‘Early access’ games can be a ripoff or a sweet deal

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2020

If you’ve spent any time perusing the Steam storefront, you’ve probably seen the words “early access” or “pre-alpha” next to a game’s title. There’s boatloads of high- and low-profile examples of these games, with the likes of “Fortnite” only dropping the phrase early access from its title in June.
A&E >  Pop culture

Mama Barbie! Nicki Minaj gives birth to her first child

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 1, 2020

Yeah, that's that super baby — Nicki Minaj has welcomed her first child. The "Super Bass" rapper gave birth Wednesday in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. No additional birth details were immediately available. As of Thursday, Minaj had not commented on social media about her new baby.

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