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Facing The Music

As the generation that grew up watching “American Idol,” with its simple system of just singing and popular vote elimination, the flood of new singing-based rea...
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Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

SHOP TILL YOU DROP: Customers inside Wasteland in San Francisco’s Haight and Ashbury district sift through the many racks of both new and secondhand merchandis...
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More than skin deep

  To the sure sound of November rain and 6 p.m. traffic, Palo Alto High School junior Ellen Song speaks with her hands. Her fingers spell out warmth in fluttering strokes, sweeping gold shimmer over an eyelid, coaxing lashes into inky focus. ...
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The British are Coming

British influence: Bands like The Beatles invaded our shores in the 1960s during the British Invasion. Today, One Direction is gaining popularity in the U.S. What do Paul Revere and hormonal teenage girls from the 1960s have in common? They both le...
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Upcoming White Rappers

A steady pounding synthesized beat.  Fade in a resonating bass line and a twanging guitar riff. Next comes the anticipated moment: crisp words firing at breakne...
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Top 5 Hot Chocolates

HOT CHOCOLATE. Cocoa. Chocolat Chaud. Chocolate Caliente. A classic winter treat, brought back every year with candy canes and gingerbread houses. There are end...
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The Art Center Prepares to Reopen After Renovation

The main gallery has undergone restoration that includes raised ceiling and new state-of-the-art lighting.Boxes line the entrance to the wet-paint scented lobby as Palo Alto Art Center employees and construction workers hustle about putting the fin...

Marketing madness

The commercial for Little Baby’s Ice Cream shown here is a prime example of reverse marketing, the perfect combination of freaky and fascinating. Think back:...