The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

By Evan Sawdey

Beauty swaps the Weeknd's black light laments for humming neon fluorescents, the party line kept intact though the guests are having much more fun. 28 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

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24 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

Drug Cabin: Wiggle Room

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This movie will harsh your buzz, man.

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Gardens & Villa: Music for Dogs (take 2)

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The Jean Paul Sartre Experience: I Like Rain: The Story of the Jean Paul Sartre Experience

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This show's war of heroes, villains, and recurring characters of unknown loyalty interact and battle against each other in a way that demands the viewer's complete attention.

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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