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The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 24 edition

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Cafe Society opens the dictionary to one of food writer Jason Sheehan's favorite F-words. Other than "fun," that is. In addition, contributor Kimberly Berkey cracks the Blake Street Vault as Neighborhood Flix takes its final curtain call. They're open-and-shut cases.

Over at Backbeat Online, music writer Quibian Salazar-Moreno reviews last night's Common-N.E.R.D. gig, and Darker My Love's Rob Barbato tells all -- or a lot, anyhow -- in an extended Q&A. Words up. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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