Road Test: CHI ARC Automatic Rotating Curler

Is there anything worse than splurging only to find out that a product doesn’t quite work up to snuff? All those wasted dollars on some gadget/beauty buy/shiny new thing that completely bites. Yeah, we hate ...
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Loquat spills its “Secrets”

Tour stories from San Francisco based indie-pop group Loquat sound a lot more like a haphazard family vacation with a tight budget than a trip to perform in cities around the U.S. [...]
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Chelan Simmons

If you ever find yourself thirsting for a taste sensation by the same name, Chelan Simmons will know she's made it.
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The Kooks’ Konk

The Kooks' sophomore effort, Konk, is an enjoyable romp through driving guitar riffs and accent-laden vocals that builds on their debut while showing growth and the desire for exploration.
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She & Him: Volume One

The debut collaboration between one-man-band M. Ward and actress-turned-crooner Zooey Deschanel has all the sentimental charm of a 1960s throwback, with a few of the kinks that come along with firsts. Ever sin...
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The diva of the violin

Ditching a tenured seat in the Houston Symphony to pursue a dream as a recording artist terrified Christine Wu. But on the cusp of 30, she knew it was the only way to go. "All or nothing," Wu said in a recen...
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Sexography

Carly Milne was plagued by nightmares stemming from the night she was raped. Then she wrote a book about it. Not just about the experience of surviving sexual assault; that's really just skimming the surfac...
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Paula Hian: From small-time, to French-time

Paula Hian is getting a lot of recognition these days, and largely thanks to one little dress. The soft-spoken fashion designer has been quietly working in a Pennsylvania warehouse for the past 15 years, cre...
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Godly review, supeheroes revealed

In Our Gods Wear Spandex, author Christopher Knowles thoroughly details the link between the gods of ancient worlds and the beloved modern age spandex-clad superheroes, with a brief history told through the eye...