The Wildcat Tribune

Glossier plays too much

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Assistant Photography Editor

April 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Skincare and makeup brand Glossier launched their new line, Glossier Play, taking a more playful approach to makeup and encouraging consumers to explore the artistry and play with a range of colors and textures. The company took a multitude of steps in order to manifest the playful, childlike nature o...

“Us” catches America red-handed

“Us” catches America red-handed

Taylor Atienza, Megan Tsang, and Anika Garg

April 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Jordan Peele’s newest movie “Us” is a wonderfully dark and disturbing mosaic of scares, symbolism and social commentary that marks his second venture into the horror genre a success. The highly-anticipated film follows the story of Adelaide Thomas (Lupita Nyong’o), her husband Gabe (Winston...

5 Artists You Should Know: Local edition

Harshita Neralla, Social Media Manager

April 12, 2019


Filed under Artists You Should Know, Arts & Entertainment

1) The Singer and The Songwriter Blending jazz, folk and pop, Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran form the profound duo The Singer and The Songwriter. Their folk influences often shine through in deep cuts like “Summer Song,” with whimsical guitar riffs and playful lyrics. Maintaining individuality, Gar...

“Nine Perfect Strangers” satisfies, but doesn’t stun

“Nine Perfect Strangers” satisfies, but doesn’t stun

Eva Shen, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It might not be fair to compare Liane Moriarty’s latest novel to her past bestsellers, but “Nine Perfect Strangers” does not live up to expectations. Despite this, Moriarty manages to shape an enticing story and capture stirring ideas in her words. Moriarty typically shines when it comes to m...

Netflix’s third season of “One Day at a Time” raises the bar for the comedy-drama genre

Netflix’s third season of “One Day at a Time” raises the bar for the comedy-drama genre

Sneha Cheenath, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Though insightful, Netflix sitcom “One Day at a Time” sacrifices genuine conversations to make its political statements. The show is the reboot of a sitcom of the same name. The first “One Day at a Time” aired in the ’70s, and its plot lines are paralleled in the remake. Both center on a woma...

3 Artists You Should Know: Women’s History Month edition

Harshita Neralla, Social Media Manager

March 29, 2019


Filed under Artists You Should Know, Arts & Entertainment

1) The Go-Gos Gaining fame in the early '80s, The Go-Go’s became an immediate influence to many punk-rock girls. From their catchy hooks in “How Much More” to shredding vocals in “Lust To Love,” their debut album “Beauty And The Beat” peaked at No. 1 on Billboard "Hot 100" Charts for over...

“Isn’t It” just another cliche rom-com?

“Isn’t It” just another cliche rom-com?

Teju Anand and Claire Zhang

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Ever seen a rom-com inside a rom-com? Todd Strauss-Schulson’s movie “Isn’t It Romantic,” released on Feb. 13, satirizes the classical romantic comedy in a funny but forgettable plot. “Isn’t It Romantic” is a lighthearted comedy that pokes fun at clichés found in every romantic comedy....

“Leaving Neverland” exposes hidden testimony of Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse

“Leaving Neverland” exposes hidden testimony of Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse

Sasha Hassan, News Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The HBO two-part docuseries “Leaving Neverland” stunned audiences with a compelling portrait of Michael Jackson as a deliberate abuser, as told by two of his now-adult victims, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. At the time of the alleged abuse, Robson was 7 and Safechuck was 10. Grainy ho...

Lacy Johnson’s “The Reckonings” deals a real reckoning to all injustices

Lacy Johnson’s “The Reckonings” deals a real reckoning to all injustices

Eva Shen, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In her latest memoir and book of essays, “The Reckonings,” Lacy Johnson grapples with justice, punishment and the gray space in between, serving up a timely platter of penetrating truths and uncomfortable realities. Early on, Johnson reveals her fragmented past, in a straightforward way: she...

“RENT” defies harmful social stereotypes

“RENT” defies harmful social stereotypes

Taylor Atienza and Amruta Baradwaj

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, On-campus Art

Against a backdrop of vibrant flyers and graffiti, a solemn opening narration set the scene for Dougherty’s performance of “RENT,” transporting the audience to a world of young artists struggling to survive in New York’s Bohemian Alphabet City. The DV Theatre Arts Program presented “REN...

“You” stalks Netflix and attracts widespread viewer attention

“You” stalks Netflix and attracts widespread viewer attention

Ritika Sabharwal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble’s recent television show “You” aired on Netflix Dec. 26, 2018, immediately gaining popularity despite its troubling and sinister plot. Although it is based upon a love story, one can’t ignore its creepy and disturbing scenes that depict stalking to an extreme level. ...

The Kebab Shop tops the block

Vivian Kuang and Sanjana Ranganathan

February 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Kebab Shop, an award-winning Mediterranean fast-casual dining chain, recently opened a new location in San Ramon that offers a casual, moderately priced dining atmosphere best for a hangout with friends or a laid-back family outing. The Kebab Shop opened mid-December 2018 in the Crow Canyon Plaza...

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