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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ keeps the Marvel franchise fresh

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ keeps the Marvel franchise fresh

May 10, 2017

There is usually some heart in Marvel films due to their similarities in tonal and story structure, but “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” injects that heart with a “Pulp Fiction” size needle of adren...

High Spirits with Glasspirits

High Spirits with Glasspirits

May 10, 2017

Students got the chance to drop their textbooks and raise their glasses for a few hours while watching experimental rock band Glasspirits perform at the Nugget Grill & Pub Tuesday night. Glasspir...

Grouplove releases new EP “Little Mess”

Grouplove releases new EP “Little Mess”

Jason Enns, Arts & Life Editor

May 10, 2017

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

Diehard Grouplove fans have probably already been listening to their new EP “Little Mess” for a couple weeks now. Not that I’m a half-hearted fan, I just haven’t paid for a new album in about t...

CSULB theatre presents ‘Good Boys and True’

CSULB theatre presents ‘Good Boys and True’

May 1, 2017

Brandon is a good kid, captain of his high school football team and destined for an Ivy League university — until he’s caught in the middle of a sex scandal in 1989. The enthralling play “Goo...

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.”

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.”

Sommer Dalton, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

“My left stroke just went vi-raaaaal!” These days, it's almost impossible to turn on the radio without hearing that lyric from Kendrick Lamar’s top charting song, “HUMBLE.” His new album:...

Chainsmokers’ new album: ‘It Won’t Kill You’

Chainsmokers’ new album: ‘It Won’t Kill You’

Caitlyn Mendoza, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2017

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

On April 7, The Chainsmokers came out with their first album, “Memories.. Do Not Open.” However this wasn't always part of The Chainsmokers’ plan — in past interviews they have mentioned that an alb...

Feminist noir in Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Nora’

Sommer Dalton, Staff Writer

April 23, 2017

Filed under Arts & Life, Fine Arts, Reviews

Producing an adaptation of a century old play can be tricky: there has to be a balance between the modern and just enough reference to the past. In Ingmar Bergman’s play “Nora,” the classic Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House” is reworked to highlight gender roles in modern times exceptionally well. Ibsen’s work was released at a time when the early waves of feminism were beginning to sprout. It worked to challenge...

Another summer of reboots and remakes

Another summer of reboots and remakes

April 19, 2017

Every summer, Hollywood seemingly prides itself on releasing reboots and remakes, trying to outdo the originals by constantly revisiting overused storylines and plots in an attempt to find that summer...