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Caleb Wossen

30 posts

Where are the hippies?

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Is the hippie dead? Are there not dirtied collectives sprawling around in caves burning their fingertips on crack pipes, smoking dead deer baby brain stems, rubbing blush on their temples in America? Is that gone? What happened? The word-of-mouth gatherings ar... More »

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Spice up your weekend with the Talented Tamales

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  There’s a commotion going on in Garland, Texas. One house on a nameless street shines bright orange alone in a mist of darkness. Walk through the doors to find the usual — young people having a party, drinking, smoking up, the whole birthday cake. The parent... More »

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Kanye West fails to generate buzz with ‘Cruel Summer’

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“Cruel Summer” is an overambitious album that was never going to meet its high expectations. What’s sad is Kanye wasted his resources for lukewarm responses. “Cruel Summer” didn’t generate nearly as much buzz for Kanye and Co. as “GOOD Fridays”. Songs released... More »

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Death Grips not trying to impress with new record

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OK, let’s get this out of the way — the comparisons between Death Grips and Odd Future with the intent of ridiculing Odd Future are half-true. Both groups practice and advocate freedom, unhindered by parents, government or other controlling influences. That’s ... More »

DJ Blake Ward spins at Beauty Bar Dallas

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There’s a conversation going on in graffiti in the Beauty Bar Dallas’ men’s room. What does it say? “Helen Hunt,” “He’s a b****,” and so forth. Walk past the graffiti through the unlocked door into the dance hall. See the sugar-white lines run through pink and... More »

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“SLAVS!” win over audience

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The Margo Jones Theatre was filled Wednesday night with people eager to see the debut of the Meadows’ production of “Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness.” Directed by Rhonda Blair, professor in the Division of Theatre, the ... More »

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‘The Fifth Estate’ leaves judgement to the audience

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The “journalist as patriot” has gone through great lengths to shape public imagination in the journalist’s favor. One cannot help but think of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in “All the President’s Men” — tireless crusaders of truth against an evil government... More »

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Drake falls short in comparison to Kanye

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The Toronto-born rapper recently spoke in Billboard Magazine on his desire to become and surpass his hero. Don’t ignore Drake’s aspiration to become Kanye West, but please consider the fact that he’s deluding himself. Kanye West exists alone. His lengths to pr... More »