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Festival review: At Coachella, worlds collide

From its humble origins as a one-weekend event that emphasized artistry over commercial viability, Coachella has metastasized into a vast, nearly incomprehensible cultural phenomenon. Sprawling over two weekends and acres of dusty, trampled polo fields, it attracts an incredible number and variety of acts and spectators to its five stages. It isn’t too surprising, then,…

Coachella 2014 comes to a close

Set against the picturesque backdrop of watercolor paint-thin mountain silhouettes, requisite palm trees and massive art installations, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s second weekend was an elaborate, well-produced affair. Featuring less hype and celebrity appearances than the first weekend, the final three-day leg of the annual extravaganza nevertheless had well-rehearsed acts and a relaxed atmosphere.