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Love takes over the mind in “The Raven”

Love takes over the mind in “The Raven”

Katie Anderson, Contributing Writer

December 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews, Showcase

Love reigns over one man’s sanity when a broken heart controls the mind in “The Raven,” a play directed by undergraduate student Lizzy Ferdinandi. Cal State Long Beach undergraduate students performed...

‘Catching Fire’ burnin’ up the box office

‘Catching Fire’ burnin’ up the box office

December 4, 2013

Landscape visuals, award-winning acting and a powerful plotline make “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” a fan-favorite among movie ­goers. The totalitarian world of Panem grows increasingly darker...

“Foreverly” remembers Everly brothers

“Foreverly” remembers Everly brothers

Priscella Vega, Assistant Diversions Editor

December 3, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

If someone mentions rock ‘n’ roll blues duo The Everly Brothers, chances are many won’t recognize the moniker. Jazz vocalist Norah Jones and Green Day’s front man Billie Joe Armstrong, however,...

“Delivery Man” fails to deliver

“Delivery Man” fails to deliver

December 2, 2013

Vince Vaughn is well known as a lovable comic in most of his films, but his role in DreamWork’s new feel-good comedy “Delivery Man” doesn’t deliver. Starring as David Wozniak in “Delivery...

Sophomore Success

Sophomore Success

Shane Newell, Opinions Editor

November 20, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

England’s newest rock sensation has proven he is more than just a mop-top and pretty face. Nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter Jake Bugg released his second album, “Shangri La,” Tuesday to the...

Fresh album releases: Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP”

Fresh album releases: Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP”

Danielle Carson, Diversions Editor

November 12, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews, Showcase

While the one and only Lady Gaga produces some of the most unique music on the Top 40 music charts today, many critics are saying that her over-obsession with being stark-naked and honest has led to overindulgence...

Fresh album releases: The Who and The Beatles

Fresh album releases: The Who and The Beatles

November 12, 2013

Monday was a big day for classic rock enthusiasts for two reasons: The Who’s re-mastered release of their 1969 rock opera “Tommy” and The Beatles’ release of the 1994 special “On Air — Live...

New music this week

Danielle Carson and Shane Newell, Staff Writers

October 29, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews, Showcase

"Everything Is Debatable" Hellogoodbye. Fans listened to them in middle school, and thought they disappeared along with those awkward years. Their strange mix of emo, alternative and electronic sound with lyrics about hopeless love and adolescent troubles made the girls swoon. But, while listening to their half-decade old hits like “Here In Your Arms” and “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn,” it’s hard not to shak...