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Festival goers misappropriate culture


Weekend one of Coachella has come and gone, and by the time this column goes to print, weekend two will well be on its way. If you’re reading this column now and are planning on going to Coachella, leave. Parking is a b–ch. Aside from parking (it literally took as much time driving from Los […]

Festival atmosphere transcends fashion


It’s 1993. Many current USC undergraduates aren’t even born yet. Michael Jordan is on fire. Cheers airs its last episode. Unforgiven wins the Oscar for best picture. And perhaps most important, current Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore wins Miss USA. But something else happened in 1993. Something that might have felt small at […]

Packing essentials for Coachella


Coachella. It’s that wonderful time of year when fashionable teens, attention-starved celebrities in pursuit of PR opportunities, and jaded hipsters flock to an otherwise unknown region of California in an attempt to out-trend each other (and maybe listen to some cool music too). Each year the renowned music festival garners around 50,000 attendees— and among […]

The Festival Phenomenon: Beyond the Music


More and more, young people seem to prefer large-scale events with many artists, producers and DJs as opposed to smaller concerts featuring one or few headliners. As music festivals in American youth culture continue to grow in popularity, USC looks to explore the growing trend with “Music Festivals: Creating New Communities for a New Generation” […]

Haute Highlights


E-40 Thursday, April 26, at 9 p.m. Key Club Hollywood Seminal Bay Area rapper E-40 should be more than just the butt of jokes about how to “get stupid” and “ghostride the whip.” The prolific musician and entrepreneur has released 17 albums and earned critical acclaim for his signature flow. Perhaps it’s illustrative of E-40’s […]

The best articles about Coachella


The Coachella double-header has come to a close and in honor of the event, we bring you a selection of articles from around the web that examine, mock and celebrate this beloved/notorious (depending who you ask) cultural phenomenon. Funny or Die: “7 Types of People at Coachella” Coachella has become somewhat well-known for attracting a […]