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Inside Outside Lands 2014, Part Three: Thank you Ranger Dave

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by ALEJANDRA SALAZAR

I woke up the morning of Day Three to the collective cries of the online Outside Lands community, case in point being the friend who had woken me up with the tragic news. “Just experienced heartbreak for the first time,” he tweeted. “*sad face emojis*.”

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Inside Outside Lands 2014, Part Two: Electric Boogaloo

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by ALEJANDRA SALAZAR

Day Two of Outside Lands was full of sprinting. Sprints aren’t high on my festival/ever to-do lists, but something about the titillating scent of greasy pizza and the promise of a series of amazing (and, as always, conflicting!) sets got my energy levels to some all-time highs.

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Inside Outside Lands 2014, Part One: Style and Substances

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by ALEJANDRA SALAZAR

Nestled in a forest far, far away from civilization (also known as Golden Gate Park), nearly 200,000 people came together to partake in San Francisco’s largest music festival. Outside Lands 2014 was the biggest yet, filled with overpriced ~organic~ gourmet foodstuffs, impeccably dressed twenty-somethings, and sporadic miniature dust storms that left you feeling like you were totally #roughingit amidst all this #nature.

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bay to breakers, or the mass glorification of rally gear and pop culture

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by ALEJANDRA SALAZAR

To save you the trek to my “About Me” blurb: I hail from the far-away lands of South Texas, specifically the fair city of San Antonio. It is a flat, humid place, capable of reaching swelteringly hot temperatures on your average summer day. I say summer, of course, because spring—or any seasonal differentiation past “hot” and “cold”, really—is practically a myth in South Texas. According to the 2010 US Census, the population of my city is 63.2% Hispanic, a number that has likely grown in the last four years and is projected to keep growing rapidly. On the spectrum, the average language of choice falls somewhere around Spanglish. We eat breakfast tacos, Whataburger, and fry a disconcerting number of traditionally unfried foods. We have a yearly rodeo, 5+ Tejano music stations, and drive lots and lots of environmentally unfriendly pick-up trucks. And as a shout-out to the impending NBA playoffs, our Spurs pride is real: nobody—nobody—trash-talks our team and gets away with it.

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trash talk: an interview with Claire Lynch

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by SILVIANA CIUREA-ILCUS

Claire Lynch, a senior majoring in Art and specializing in woodwork, is the Student Resident at the prestigious Recology program in San Francisco, where she creates objects out of materials from the San Francisco dump. In the midst of preparing the pieces for the May 23rd show at the end of her residency at Recology, she sat down with StAR’s Silviana Ciurea-Ilcus to talk about her artwork, her experience as a Student Resident, her creative process, and the importance of conceptual frameworks in art.

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Something to Sway To: Treasure Island 2013

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by ERIC EICH

the second in a three part TI series

Crowds rank at the top of my dislikes, and the great outdoors are not far behind. So the not-too-crowded, non-camping Treasure Island, a sort of zitty but humble stepsister of bigger festivals like Coachella, seemed just fine to me.

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a Treasure Island photo essay

the first in a three part TI series

by ERIC EICH and BRITTANY NEWELL

To Imagine Icons: a review of ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’

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by BOJAN SRBINOVSKI

I don’t want to watch these people act. I just want to watch them be.

I remember thinking this as the lights of the Curran Theatre were dimming, and the curtain began to rise. A musical about the life of Carole King is a risky endeavor. Her music does not necessarily translate to the drama to which Broadway stands tantamount. It is also a difficult undertaking because of a lack of source material, and because artistic license is such a deceitful tool when it comes to reimagining the life of a living, breathing icon.

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An Activated Sense of Place: Diebenkorn at the de Young

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by GEORGE PHILIP LEBOURDAIS

Stanford University didn’t yet have a school of Humanities and Sciences when Richard Diebenkorn arrived as a freshman in 1940, but the young San Franciscan had come to study the arts. How strange that decision sounds today.

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a what the f*** Review of Jack Micheline’s ‘One of a Kind’

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by MAX WALKER-SILVERMAN

This was written while reading a book by a very strange poet who would be considered a beat if he didn’t make such an effort to shun the term. A contemporary of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corsco et al., he can be thought of as similar to them but dirtier, lower profile, and drunker (admittedly up for debate – the bar was set frighteningly high/low).

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