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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 ...

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:...
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The top five French fries

French fries. A staple American food made of staple American ingredients: carbohydrates and oil. These slender, streamlined, savory, simple, salty, symbolic slices of starch embody the essence of what America stands for: branding, media, obesity, ...
Refraining from Normalcy

Five Fringe Music Genres

In the age of the internet, social media and Hipster-dom, fringe music genres have become increasingly popular. This article takes a closer look at some of thos...

Looking Back: Summer Concerts

The entrance to the Shoreline Amphitheater overflows with thousands of teenage girls wearing tutus, neon bras, and not much else. Loud, thumping bass can be ...

The grand new right: a conservative resurgence

A CONSERVATIVE RESURGENCE? Culturally, the popularity of Lana Del Rey and country music seems to be evidence of a resurgence of conservative ideals. However, only 12 percent of Paly respondents included in a September Verde poll say they would vote R...