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While I was born a little after David Lynch released his cult TV series Twin Peaks, thanks to my older sister I grew up with a distinct regard for the way the show altered the industry and paved the road for masterfully weird television.

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Untamable Wildalone: Brigitte Bardot and the Emancipation of Female Individuality

She would grow up to be regarded as “the most beautiful woman in the world.” But most importantly she would become the representative of modern-day femininity; the first to break through the many restrictive cultural and societal codes that applied to the women of her day.

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Welcome to Night Vale

Almost every episode of Welcome to Night Vale ends the same way: with thought-provoking quips that offer a balance of hopeful conclusions and disquieting mysteries. Cecil’s soothing voice provides a sense of closure at the end of an episode, even when the remaining unanswered questions are infinite. As Cecil would say, “some things just aren’t meant to be questioned. Most things, actually.”

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Mavis Staples Brings her Powerful Voice to County Fair

Two of the leading supporters and institutions of music in Dallas, the Old 97s and Homegrown Music & Arts Festival, have combined forces to once more bring to us County Fair. They have assembled a powerful lineup which includes Lucinda Williams, The Gordon Keith Band, The Jayhawks, and R&B legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples.

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The Mythological Woman: Archetypes from Yesterday to Today – Lilith

Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce to you lady Lilith – the beautiful (and beautifully frightening) archetypal female-vamp who, as Dante Gabriel Rossetti splendidly versified in 1886, possesses the power to dominate man’s body and heart. Ah yes, and his life as well.

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