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Culture compass: Chili, sales and eight hours of sleep

If there's a record you’ve always wanted, this weekend is the time to get it. Electric Fetus’ first sale of the year means 20 percent off almost the entire store from Feb. 13-17. Even if there’s nothing on your wish list, it’s worth checking out. You never know when you might find a sick new band or a witty pair of socks that you don’t already have. 

Ben David strums fresh folk and roots in debut album

When Ben Noeldner began writing music, he sampled chord progressions from a Rage Against The Machine song from the “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2" soundtrack to create something all his own. (This was middle school, mind you.)

Q&A: Professional killjoy Melody Hoffman on women in podcasting

The podcasting world is often described as male-dominated, a space for men to share their opinions. These feminist killjoys want to change that. Melody Hoffmann and Raechel Anne Jolie completed their doctoral degrees in critical media studies at the University of Minnesota, where they quickly became friends.