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Reliving history through period TV

Reliving history through period TV

By Saanvi Thakur

March 28, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Recently, the demand for period TV shows, or TV shows set in a historic time period and demand has gone up. Most period shows have between three to five stars, and the ratings left by viewers glamourize them even more. Period shows transform the black and white photos of the past into color and allow us...

Movie Literate: Broaden cultural horizons through foreign films

Movie Literate: Broaden cultural horizons through foreign films

By Claire Torii

March 4, 2019


Filed under Claire Torii, ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

“I’m not really in the mood to read subtitles right now,” is a common phrase whenever I try to convince my friends to watch some of my favorite foreign films. A lot of the time, I want to show them the French and Japanese films that I grew up on and that helped me embrace my mixed-race identity, and informed me about When I’m faced w...

Isn't it cliche

Isn't it cliche

By Kate Gabrielson

February 26, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Kate Gabrielson, Movies

Romantic comedies: after a while, they all tend to blend together. An average-looking young woman with low self-esteem vies for the attention of her Dream Guy, only to discover her soul mate was right in front of her all along. Try as it might, “Isn’t it Romantic” is no different. It just takes a siz...

H.E.R Concert Photo Gallery

H.E.R Concert Photo Gallery

By Harley Anderson

February 7, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Harley Anderson, Music

Bay Area natives H.E.R. closed off her first American tour in San Francisco a week after being announced for 5 Grammy nominations.

Netflix’s attempt at science fiction

Netflix’s attempt at science fiction

By Eden Pollitt, Senior Design Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Eden Pollitt, ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

If you haven’t already watched Bird Box you probably have heard about from social media. Memes about Sandra Bullock’s children, boy and girl, filled Instagram feeds and YouTubers began playing the “Bird Box” challenge. But is the movie worth the hype? In short, no. While I found Birdb...

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” falls short

By Andrea Boyn

January 7, 2019


Filed under Andrea Boyn, ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

Frosties or Sugar Puffs? This is the first in a series of decisions one has to make in Netflix’s newest original interactive movie “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.” The movie tells the story of a boy named Stefan, played by Fionn Whitehead,  who develops an interactive game named Bandersnatch, and ...

Do it for the Culture: My on-again, off-again relationship with "The Bachelor"

Do it for the Culture: My on-again, off-again relationship with

By Katie Fung

January 7, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Katie Fung, Showcase

I’m not supposed to like “The Bachelor.” Of that much, I’m aware. I have the list of bullet points in my head, reasons to hate the show. But I guess they don’t call reality TV a guilty pleasure for nothing. Because the thing is, I love “The Bachelor.” I love watching the limo ent...

Reinventing movie going

By Eden Pollitt, Senior Design Editor

January 6, 2019


Filed under Eden Pollitt, ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Showcase

oMvie-going is a common activity that has turned into a sort of tradition for my friend and I. We have begun to enjoy the experience of going to see something at least once a month, the way teens of the 1950s made going to a drive-in a frequent event. We have a set of rules to make the experience more personal...

A brief inquiry into The 1975’s latest album

A brief inquiry into The 1975’s latest album

By Gianella Ordonez

December 14, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Gianella Ordonez, Music

A  lot has happened in the two years since The 1975 released their second album “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it,” in 2016. Not just in the world, but in frontman Matt Healy’s hectic life in the spotlight. From politics and controversial celebrities s...

Change, and not a moment too soon

Change, and not a moment too soon

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

December 12, 2018


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, ENTERTAINMENT

The scene opens with a 19-year-old named Ryan trying to figure out how to ride a bike, all the while glowering at his new step-granddad. From his grandmother’s exasperated chiding to the part where Ryan flings his bike off a cliff in a moment of frustration, it looks, for all intents and purpo...

BTS documentary takes movie theaters by storm across the globe

By Emily Choi

December 5, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

Reading up about how fans were reacting to the premiere of “Burn the Stage,” a documentary about K-pop group BTS, I was apprehensive. Videos of crazy fangirls cheering loudly during the movie and being disrespectful to other moviegoers filled my Instagram feed. But to my surprise, the people I interacted ...

Mumford and sons score third No. 1 album

 Mumford and sons score third No. 1 album

By Laurel Schmidt

December 4, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Laurel Schmidt, Music

A fter three years of waiting, Mumford and Sons has finally come out with their fourth studio album. “Delta” brings alternative rock back to the top of the charts, reaching number one on Billboard’s top 200. This album is a sharp change from their previous EP feature, Johannesburg, which featur...