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“Inherent Vice” artfully captures mania, confusion of its time

It’s a simple story. Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is visited by ex-girlfriend Shasta (Katherine Waterston), who is being coerced by her real estate mogul lover...

Away From the Sprawl: Best of 2014

This is the year things got personal. Maybe it’s my perception, (that’s what a column is supposed to be anyway, right? Right.) but more than...

Away from the Sprawl: Finals week playlist

It’s that time of the quarter again. You dare not speak its name — your scar will burn too badly. Though we would never...

Away from the Sprawl: Preemptive nostalgia and media memories

Loud, excited chatter, the crackling of embers and flashing lights filled the air. There was a brief moment at the Homecoming bonfire this year...

Away from the Sprawl: Or: How I stopped being a cynic and learned oversaturation...

It’s something that inevitably happens to someone who listens to a ton of music, watches a ton of movies, or consumes a large amount...

Linklater’s latest uniquely captures life’s small but big moments at the Culver center

“You don’t want the bumpers. Life doesn’t give you bumpers.” It’s hard for me to begin to describe Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Boyhood.” How are...

Away from the Sprawl: Make me cry in 3 minutes: The beauty of pop...

There are just a handful of songs that really get to me, almost every time I hear them. “You Can’t Hurry Love,” by the...

Wildcat! Wildcat!, Son of Cecil find middle ground at the Barn

What do you get when you cross a grungy, sometimes verging on punk-ish band and electronic indie-pop band in one venue to play back-to-back?...

World Series 2014: Two teams of destiny means baseball has nothing to lose

It feels cliched, but I’m going to come right out and say it — being labeled as a “team of destiny” is a pretty...

BadBadNotGood reignites Barn, sets new standard

I am not a fan of jazz. Well, I should clarify — while I don’t inherently dislike it, I have never come to fully...