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Book Review: Mr. West

In Mr. West, Blake attempts a conversation with myth, trying to navigate and break down the barriers that surround the construction of persona using Kanye West as a vehicle and a mirror for the concept of humanity.

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Finders Keepers: I Am Not A Crook

You likely heard about the similarities between Tom Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down” and Sam Smith’s song “Stay With Me.” The discussion brings to mind many of the familiar arguments about appropriation, sampling and straight up theft. Last week at the A.V. Club, Alex McCown took on the issue, evoking great minds such as Carl Jung, T.S. Eliot and The Simpsons.