Why is Trader Joe’s such a fan favorite?
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Why is Trader Joe’s such a fan favorite?

An authentic aesthetic, private brand and friendly employees have granted Trader Joe’s a cult following When you hear the name “Trader Joe’s” what often comes to mind is…

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Culture Corner
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Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for television, movies, books and music Movie: “Soul” dir. by Pete Docter (2020) Soul follows a jazz artist trying to make it big…

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Looking back at the emo revival
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Looking back at the emo revival

Years of fantastic music that never quite hit the mainstream, maybe because it was never supposed to  When one of the flag-bearers of the emo revival, Snowing, broke…

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The rise of OnlyFans may come at the expense of core content creators
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The rise of OnlyFans may come at the expense of core content creators

The subscription service that gives sex workers autonomy and safety could be jeopardized by the presence of celebrities on the app In an age of increasing virtualized convenience,…

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Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for television, movies, books and music TV Show: “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2005) When “Avatar” was added back to Netflix on May 15,…

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Review: “Man on the Moon III: The Chosen”
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Review: “Man on the Moon III: The Chosen”

Kid Cudi’s newest album continues common themes from his prior works in the Man on the Moon trilogy When I first heard Scott Mescudi’s, more commonly known as…

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ gravely disappoints after highly anticipated release
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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ gravely disappoints after highly anticipated release

CD Projekt Red’s latest game is unplayable, and it’s hard to be sure you’d want to play it anyway The anticipation for “Cyberpunk 2077” was intense, with 8…

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How good are Starbucks 2020 holiday drinks?
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How good are Starbucks 2020 holiday drinks?

More hits than misses for 2020’s holiday menu I have spent the last ten months in a small town that boasts two restaurants. Through ample free time and…

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UC Davis students spill on their favorite Guayaki Yerba Mate flavors
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UC Davis students spill on their favorite Guayaki Yerba Mate flavors

How Yerba Mate compares to coffee and which flavors attract students We’ve all been there—8 p.m. the night before a final, cramming as much as we can. Keeping…

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Livvy’s top 5 albums of 2020
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Livvy’s top 5 albums of 2020

Music thrived in a year many would otherwise like to forget In the onset of isolation in March, it became clear that either this period of time would…

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People are taking a cut in 2020
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People are taking a cut in 2020

The plastic surgery “Zoom boom” we least expected from COVID-19 Since the pandemic has started, there has been an increase in washing hands rigorously, eating healthier, purchasing exercise…

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Dissecting the surprise ‘evermore’ album
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Dissecting the surprise ‘evermore’ album

How storytelling takes over in Taylor Swift’s new sister album Taylor Swift has done it again. A surprise release shocked fans when Swift shared the news about “evermore,”…

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The production of ‘[re: Click]’ is an eclectic and experimental viewing experience
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The production of ‘[re: Click]’ is an eclectic and experimental viewing experience

Have you ever been online? “[re: Click],” a joint production between the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University,…

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Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for movies, books, music, television shows Movie: “Happiest Season” dir. by Clea DuVall (2020) Starring Kirsten Stewart, Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza—to name…

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COMMENTARY: We love the Raccoon Man
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COMMENTARY: We love the Raccoon Man

Arts desk writer Jacob Anderson loves the Racoon Man—and you should too Raccoon connoisseurs out there need not be reminded of James Blackwood—the elderly Nova Scotian man who…

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