Cinema Revisited: Sleepy Hollow

October 5, 2017

Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro The first film for October is the classic-Tim Burton film “Sleepy Hollow” starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. The supernatural-horror film “Sleepy Hollow” is loosely based on the Washington Irving book “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” published in 1820. The story follows Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), a constable sent to the small farming town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitation murders of its citizens….

Read More >>

Unfamiliar mutants shine in ‘The Gifted’

By Frank Portillo “The Gifted” has potential to develop into an interesting look at lesser known X-Men characters with a solid pilot episode. The new series is one of the many comic book shows that have come to television recently. Going up against the other superhero shows that are so popular, “The Gift” finds a way to make its C-list characters worthy of their own show. The show is set…

October 5, 2017
Read More >>

Sexism loses in ‘Battle’

October 5, 2017

By Frank Portillo Emma Stone delivers a powerful and gripping performance as tennis star Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes.” Set in the 1970s, when sexism and homophobia was prevalent in society and media, the film tells a story of dealing with the obstacles that arise from these issues. The film not only focuses on the huge tennis match that took place in the ‘70s between the female…

Read More >>

VPAM to share altar life at student art show

October 5, 2017

By Jorge Vazquez The Vincent Price Art Museum will showcase altars of legendary Hispanic icons made by Chicana/o Studies students for Dia De Los Muertos. This is going to be the 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos Student Altar exhibit that VPAM hosts and the 6th year Chicana/o Studies 54 professor Angelita Rovero-Herrera oversees it. Her class of 36 creates 10 altars for famous Xicano legends such as Ritchie Valens,…

Read More >>

Cinema Revisited

September 28, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros & Gustavo Buenrostro Cinema: Revisited is a weekly film critique by film podcasters Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro. It’s not, however, just any weekly film critique. Landeros and Buenrostro are reviewing classic films that are critically acclaimed, but haven’t been examined in recent years. Each time stamp throughout this commentary is a look inside the reviewers’ critique and will conclude in a final award of popcorn. Five…

Read More >>

Kingsman plot holes dull ‘The Golden Circle’

September 28, 2017

By Frank Portillo While as entertaining and action-packed as the first, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” contains too many plot holes and becomes too predictable to be a great film. Based on the popular comics by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, the sequel to the 2014 hit follows Eggsy, played by Taron Egerton, who is now following in his deceased father’s footsteps as a member of the Kingsman secret service agency. Right…

Read More >>

‘Gemini’ lingers in nostalgia

By Anastasia Landeros A reflective Macklemore attempts to find his new groove without Ryan Lewis on “Gemini,” his first solo album in 12 years. But Macklemore isn’t entirely alone. All but one song features a cameo from another recording artist. The reflective “Ten Million” is the only true solo track on the album and offers listeners a dreamy, slightly electronic look into the rappers struggles as an artist, a constant…

September 28, 2017
Read More >>

Murals reveal history

Photos by Julie Santiago/Graphics by Steven Adamo
September 28, 2017

By Russell Zazueta For decades, Chicana/o artists have colored Los Angeles’ public buildings and walls with large murals that call attention to Mexican-American culture. On Saturday, the California Historical Society and La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes presented “Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege,” where people can learn about the history and stories behind Chicana/o artwork that was censored, whitewashed or destroyed during the latter half of the twentieth…

Read More >>

Husky Cafe serves variety of delights

Grilled Special Patty Melt By Kevin Camargo Hungry, and want something very simple to eat fast? This might be a good choice. The Patty Melt consists of two slices of sourdough bread, a hamburger patty, lots of cheese and grilled onions. Every ingredient can be tasted as each bite is taken. Dislike any of the ingredients? This might not be a good choice. The combo comes with a full sandwich…

September 20, 2017
Read More >>

Laura Aguilar shows and tells all at VPAM

By Gustavo Buenrostro The culminations of three decades of work, “Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell” is now on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum. More than 130 of Aguilar’s work spans two floors of photographs and videos, curated by Sybil Venegas. Aguilar grew up in San Gabriel Valley and studied photography at East Los Angeles College in the 1980s, even taking photos for Campus News. Her work mainly focuses on…

September 20, 2017
Read More >>