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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


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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...

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

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

Eva Shen, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


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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...

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

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

Teju Anand and Claire Zhang

March 26, 2019


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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


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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


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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...

“You” stalks Netflix and attracts widespread viewer attention

“You” stalks Netflix and attracts widespread viewer attention

Ritika Sabharwal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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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


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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...

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” bids goodbye

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” bids goodbye

Sasha Hassan, News Editor

February 24, 2019


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Nominated for “Outstanding Comedy Series” for the 2019 Emmy’s, the second half of the concluding season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” ends the show on an uplifting note as the character recognize their potential and part ways to pursue their own dreams.   Standout episode: “Sliding Van Doors” The n...

Blossom Bee delivers an “un-bee-lievably” cute experience

Blossom Bee delivers an “un-bee-lievably” cute experience

Megan Dhillon, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


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Blossom Bee, a tasty Thai crepe fusion cafe in Dublin, has been known to locals as a “hidden gem” for quite some time. Despite slight issues with limited space and staff and except a few outliers due to excessive sauce, the food was tasty on the overall.   Ambiance: The area around Blossom Bee is old and dingy, which...

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” bores with bland plotline

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” bores with bland plotline

Anika Garg, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 18, 2019


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On Dec. 28, Netflix released its first live-action interactive film, “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.” Though promising intriguing choices and a unique premise, “Bandersnatch” fails to meet the standards set by the beloved sci-fi thriller series with a flat plot and uncreative endings. Written ...

Netflix’s “Bird Box” boxes itself in

Netflix’s “Bird Box” boxes itself in

Skyler Spears and Vikram Balasubramanian

February 15, 2019


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Since its release, “Bird Box,” from director Susanne Bier, has been an enormous success for Netflix. The movie, based on a book of the same name by Josh Malerman, is about a mysterious suicide epidemic that starts sweeping the world. It follows the idea that if you see “it”— an omniscient s...

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