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FOOD

By Leah Blewett

Shake Shack Imports All the Charm and Hype of the NYC Original

The signature Shack Burger is grilled and topped without fail by a melted slice of cheese, crisp leaf lettuce, tomatoes that are red almost beyond expectation and Shack Sauce, a creamy pinkish concoction that recalls the tang of Thousand Island dressing with none of the bitterness or bite.

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Posted Jul. 18, 2012 | Comments: 1

MUSIC

By James Braxton Peterson

Why We Love Frank Ocean, R&B's Hottest Young Star

For a long time now, I’ve been saying that Frank Ocean has restored my faith in R&B, the previously soulful black music genre that has been co-opted by mainstream corporations and misrepresented by the mediocrity brought to bear by dudes with wack names and even wacker music.

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Posted Jul. 18, 2012 | Comments: 3

Week 2 of QFest Brings More Fascinating Docs and Surprising Performances

This quirky comedy stars Traci Lords as Helen, a widow trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband, a bisexual who inspired both love and resentment in her.

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Posted Jul. 17, 2012 | Comments: 0

SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

Six Films Actually Saved by Director’s/Extended Cuts

Though “director’s cuts” are a cottage industry, rare is the one that actually reverses a film’s reputation.

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Posted Jul. 17, 2012 | Comments: 2