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“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


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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


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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, ...

Adolescent Albums capture coming-of-age struggles

Adolescent Albums capture coming-of-age struggles

Taylor Atienza, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


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The first thing that may come to your mind when you hear “coming of age” is an eye-roll-inducing spate of trite life lessons, but it’s not my intention to present such sentiments. Indeed, while music that reflects this theme may seem as though it would lend itself to cheesy, saccharine melodies ...

“Everybody” hates Logic’s new album

“Everybody” hates Logic’s new album

Kavin Kumaravel and Arul Kirubakaran

May 30, 2017


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Logic finds himself acting as a repetitive and incoherent pseudo-intellectual who raps about the problems of his biraciality while also falling prey to a victim complex and faux existentialism, finding amateurism where other rappers would find maturity and development in their careers. The horror...

13 reasons why you should watch Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”

13 reasons why you should watch Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”

Pranav Chillappagari, Amanda Lin, and Anika Garg

May 19, 2017


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(CAUTION: SPOILER ALERT!) “See, the truth isn’t always the most exciting version of things, or the best or the worst. It’s somewhere in between. But it deserves to be heard and remembered” (Asher). In Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”, protagonist Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) sets out to tel...

“Narkopop” turns pop music inside out

“Narkopop” turns pop music inside out

Armaan Rashid, Co-Managing Editor

May 19, 2017


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German electronic producer Gas’ fifth album “Narkopop” lives up to its name: this is narcotic pop music, hazy yet ecstatic, like a rave filtered through a dream. It’s the album to hear this spring. Gas is one of many monikers of German electronic maestro Wolfgang Voigt, whose legendary run of a...

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