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Prince Makes Surprise Appearance on 'The View'

Prince crashed the set of The View today to promote his forthcoming Welcome 2 America tour. The video of the rock icon’s brief cameo on the morning talk show and his tour dates are listed below.

2-15 East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center


12-17 East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center


12-18 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden


12-29 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden


01-18 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti (By the Book)

With discussions of characters like Leon Ray Livingston (a.k.a. "A-No. 1"), credited with consolidating the entire system of hobo communication in the 1910s, and Kathy Zuckerman, better known as the surf icon "Gidget", Susan A. Phillips' lavishly illustrated The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti, excerpted here from Yale University Press, tells stories of small moments that collectively build into broad statements about power, memory, landscape, and history itself.

Susan A. Phillips
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The 10 Best Indie Pop Albums of 2009

Indie pop in 2009 was about all young energy and autumnal melancholy, about the rush you feel when you first hear an exciting new band, and the bittersweet feeling you get when your favorite band calls it quits.

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