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New music: The Growlers release ‘Casual Acquaintances’

The Growlers made their debut on their new label, Beach Goth Records with an unannounced release last week. Casual Acquaintances is a gritty collection of demos and work-in-progress songs from the City Club sessions. At first thought, this was underwhelming, but it was interesting to see the rough edges from the extremely polished City Club. The album ended up being a […]

Series review: The End of the F***ing World

    Based on Charles Forsman’s comic series of the same name, The End of the Fucking World focuses on two 17-year-olds who embark on a murderous crime spree in a small, ambiguous town outside of London. The “Bonnie & Clyde” adaption almost immediately felt like a Skins episode, but with a Wes Anderson flair to […]

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Favorite cruelty free beauty products!

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