Go for broke

Go for broke

Sean Mosley, Assistant Diversions Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Events, Music, Showcase

A new music festival has emerged and offers a diverse selection of entertainment that draws in cash-strapped Angelenos who can’t make it to Coachella. Presented by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, Brokechella began from humble roots as the beloved Community Pool event. Negin Singh, Brokechella Art... Read more »

Wes Anderson’s new film is grand

Zach Nix, Staff Writer
April 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Movies, Reviews

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is Wes Anderson’s eighth feature length film, and features Anderson’s most impressive cast yet to play the fun characters in this date quirky story. Since 1996, Anderson has been providing moviegoers with unique and dramatic comedies that are hilarious, emotional... Read more »

Portlandia goes on tour

Portlandia goes on tour

Danielle Carson, Diversions Editor
April 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Reviews, Showcase, TV

Fred Armisen made a name for himself with SNL and The Tonight Show band, but now he’s touring as an actor, drawing a fan base just as quirky as his hit show “Portlandia,” which is currently in its fourth season. Armisen said he went on the nationwide tour to watch new episodes of Portlandia... Read more »

Greeted by a bloody moon

Enedina Cisneros
April 15, 2014
Filed under Diversions, Science & Technology

If you stepped outside in the wee hours of the morning to take a break from studying for midterms, you may have noticed that the moon was not its usual pale self. In fact, there was a total eclipse of the moon, which gave it a reddish tone. This is the first full lunar eclipse that North America... Read more »

‘Under the Skin’ is over audiences’ heads

Shane Newell, City Editor
April 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Although it may be one of the most disturbing and audacious films ever produced, “Under the Skin” largely under-performs and falls flat in almost every category. Based on a 2000 novel of the same name, “Under the Skin” follows an unnamed alien woman (Scarlett Johansson) who stalks young Scottish... Read more »

Book Fair at USC draws high volume of fans

Book Fair at USC draws high volume of fans

Nicolette Norris
April 13, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, Diversions, Events, Showcase

People from all over Southern California assembled at the University of Southern California campus for the Los Angeles Times’ Festival of Books on Saturday and Sunday. The event brought together a broad variety of performers, including authors, musical groups and even comedians as they showcased... Read more »

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame can KISS it

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame can KISS it

Seth Rockenmacher, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Music, Showcase

For a musician, being inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a benchmark of achievement. Forever being remembered for the work they created is a common goal among musicians. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established in 1983 in New York City by leaders in the rock and roll industry... Read more »

Art exhibit beautifies the bland

Art exhibit beautifies the bland

Andre Crenshaw, Jr., Contributing Writer
April 8, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Reviews

An exhibit on display at the Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery encourages art enthusiasts to see beauty in the mundane. Senior metals major Riley Hansler challenges visitors to rethink the common perceptions of beauty in his BFA metal exhibition titled “Gold Standard.” “People are told through media... Read more »