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Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

College Issue 2014: Sell clothes. Plato’s Closet is a great place to take your gently worn apparel in exchange for cold, hard cash. They accept clothes, shoes and... By Brittany Minor 8/18/2014
Food security conference to take on SA's food deserts

Food security conference to take on SA's food deserts

News: Our state ranks next to last in food security, meaning that in 2010 over 4 million Texans experienced outright hunger or ditched healthy food for cheap... By Michael Barajas 5/9/2012
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
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Kanye West's 'Yeezus': Batty Narcissism or Legitimate Art?

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“When you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities,” West recently told The New York Times. Along with addressing himself in the third person, he chose to put his well-documented ego on full display during the interview. His latest albumfinds the controversial artist as merely a caricature of himself. Many of West’s politically and culturally infused lyrics are either shortly followed by crass amateur nonsense or directly contradicted by West’s own lifestyle. Undeniably visceral, West’s lyrics scream for attention, but more as a batty socialite than a man with something worth hearing. The critique of fashion and consumerism in “New Slaves” is as confusing as it is laughable when considering the narcissistic fashionista spitting the words. Musically, the album expertly draws from contemporary and classic influences to create a dark, jarring and antagonizing sound. Opening track “On Sight” and single “Black Skinhead” are deliberately off-putting, exploiting EDM and house trends of recent years. West employs old soul hooks to create haunting sparseness, finding strange beauty in tracks like “Hold My Liquor.” With an album so out of control it would feature a song named “I Am A God,” it is only fitting that West be the one to almost pull it off.

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