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“So Be It! See to It!” Writers’ Inspiring Manifestos to Themselves

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This week, writers have been mesmerized by an unearthed piece of writing by beloved and brilliant novelist Octavia Butler, on display from the Huntington Library. This scrawled notebook page is a manifesto in the truest sense of the word, in that it predated much of the reality Butler ended up making manifest — concluding  with the refrain “So be it! See to it!” and including the exhortation, “I will find the way to do this.”
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A Punk Band Meets Some Neo-Nazis in New ‘Green Room’ Trailer

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What happens when the members of a punk band accidentally walk in on a grisly murder orchestrated at the hands of a group of white supremacist neo-Nazis? If your answer floated somewhere in the realm of, “They get trapped, held hostage indefinitely, and tortured to the point that they themselves result to violence  in true ‘do-or-die’ fashion,” then you’d be correct. Or, at least that’s what Green Room, the upcoming Jeremy Saulnier film, would have us think.
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The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in February

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February is often the dreariest of months for those of us in temperate climes, and it’s not often a huge month for music releases. But the usual doesn’t apply to self-proclaimed deities, so this month is shaping up to be one of the more exciting Februaries in recent years. 
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