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Timberlake kindles a new spirit in album “Man of the Woods”

Eric Chang, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Reviews

With the release of “Man of the Woods” on Feb. 2, Justin Timberlake brings his music back to his origins, surprising his fans and critics with an unfamiliar combination of country and pop and moving away from his usual style. While feelings about the album have been mixed, Timberlake successfully ...

It’s game over for “Ready Player One”

Sasha Hassan, Co-News Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Reviews

After the release of the CGI-heavy trailer, dedicated fans have been practically salivating for the movie adaptation of “Ready Player One,” directed by Steven Spielberg and set to hit screens on March 30. Critics from the Boston Globe to Entertainment Weekly praised the book and marked it as...

“End of the F***ing World” pierces the mind of a teenager

Vikram Balasubramanian and Skyler Spears

March 30, 2018


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The eight-part series based on the graphic novel by Charles S. Forman, “End of the F***ing World,” is a dark comedy and a perfect netflix binge. It’s a romance story for the twenty-first century: a classic boy-meets-girl. But this boy is a self-diagnosed psychopath, and he’s looking for his first...

DV’s Drama Program provides a slick version of the classic “Grease”

Elisa Fang and Pranav Chillappagari

March 8, 2018


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An excited chatter filled the space in anticipation, and lively discussions of the cast, people’s love for “Grease” and the homework to procrastinate on could be heard before the lights went dim. We went opening night, Feb. 1, and it was packed as was expected with the amount of publicity this musical received. The Saturday show featured a sold-out auditorium; extra chairs were needed to seat the audience. “Grease” was chosen ...

“The Last Jedi” leaves a lasting impression on its audiences

Brandon Shi, Megan Tsang, and Anika Garg

January 27, 2018


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With its grounded morality and climactic action, director Rian Johnson’s take on the Star Wars franchise in “The Last Jedi” is a daring break from the past. Against the backdrop of the continued struggle between the Resistance and the tyrannical First Order, new faces and conflicts emerge. Rey (Daisy Ridley) attempts to find her past, pulled between Luke (Mark Hamill) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), who are both trying to overcome their ow...

Bay Area Presents ‘Harmony’: A Boundary-Breaking Comic Book

December 1, 2017


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Tracy’s Annual Become One Voice Comic Show brought more than just fun costumes and cool gadgets; there, Harmony was introduced — a new comic book featuring a deaf heroine. For many, thinking of comic books conjures up images of badass superheroes, aliens, mutants and more. While these are all f...

Julien Baker shines EVEN when she has to ‘Turn Out the Lights’

Daniel Shen, Opinions Copy Editor

December 1, 2017


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Few people in this world can, through music, examine their emotions and express them better than Julien Baker. With her second studio album, “Turn Out the Lights,” the Tennessee songwriter has clearly distinguished herself among other artists on the subject of depression, one of the most diff...

Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ isn’t afraid to ‘rok’ the boat

Megan Tsang and Taylor Atienza

December 1, 2017


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Director Taika Waititi’s take on the Thor franchise stands out in fluorescent colors against its darker predecessors, taking risks that seem to have paid off considering its critical and commercial success. “Thor: Ragnarok” offers audiences a fun ride piloted by a standout cast that features new...

‘Our Town’ Presents a complicated tale of American life

Elisa Fang and Amruta Baradwaj

December 1, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Here’s the thing about “Our Town.” We didn’t understand it. In fact, we’re not even sure if we truly understand it now. We went into DVHS Drama Program’s performance of the Thornton Wilder play with the expectation that this would be straightforward —  but we were approaching a ...

Tyler, the Creator blossoms in new album “Flower Boy”

Kavin Kumaravel and Anika Garg

October 26, 2017


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Laced with lush, Steve Lacy-produced beats, clever wordplay, references to closet homosexuality and his signature eccentricity, Tyler, the Creator’s new album “Flower Boy” is a pleasant surprise. The opening track of the album, “Foreword,” asks the listener many questions that the rest ...

Bladerunner 2049 is a lackluster ‘replicant’ of the original film

Bladerunner 2049 is a lackluster ‘replicant’ of the original film

Kavin Kumaravel and Anika Garg

October 26, 2017


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Celebrated director Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” paints a stunning visual masterpiece, but lacks the thematic mastery of its predecessor. The film opens in a gloomy future, where waste and toxicity have contaminated all land south of LA. The dystopia is set 35 years after the original ...

Let’s stop clowning around: “It” is not a proper horror movie

Let’s stop clowning around: “It” is not a proper horror movie

Elisa Fang, Managing Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews, Showcase

Following the release of horror movie after horror movie, Director Andrés Muschietti’s rendition of “It” clinches the end of summer releases, as the friendly character of Pennywise the Dancing Clown graces the big screen. The story was written in 1986 by the infamous horror writer Stephen King, ...

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