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Elizabeth Enck // Contributing writer Photos by Elizabeth Enck Smoke from incense and burning trash floats through beams of morning sunlight as shopkeepers say prayers to the gods, splash water on doorsteps in a morning ritual and metal gates up and down the street rattle as they are slammed open. This is Katmandu, capital of …

Atlanta Northcutt // Contributing Writer  There is a city in the middle of the Nevada desert that rises from the dust once a year to bring together those individuals who believe in freedom from societal norms, love for all beings, the ability of creativity and art to bring change to the world and the celebration …

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. For a lot of people, that means going out and buying sweet gifts for a significant other. For those without a special someone, however, Valentine’s Day can take on a whole new meaning. It becomes what many have dubbed “Singles Awareness Day,” the one day of the …

Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 is the singer’s first official venture into pop music. The 13-track release shows no hint of her country roots, with synthesizer melodies and a deeper sound to her normally high-pitched voice. The first single to be released was “Shake it Off,” the most upbeat song on the album.  The song …

By Olivia Ladd, Contributing Writer Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke surprised fans by releasing an unexpected sophomore solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, available strictly from popular illegal download site BitTorrent. The album, which consists of eight tracks and a video, is available for six dollars through a pay gate, a first for BitTorrent. Listeners can also sample a …