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…

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‘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
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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…

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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
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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
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New documentary explores life of activist Dolores Huerta

September 14, 2017

By Dorany Pineda Director Peter Bratt’s new documentary “Dolores” is a powerful, intimate and engaging look into the life of activist, feminist and rebel Dolores Huerta. Huerta––unbeknownst to many––was cofounder of the National Farmworkers Association, which would later be known as the United Farmworkers Union. She, along with the more widely-known Cesar Chavez, fought tirelessly to change the miserable working conditions and unjust treatment of the country’s food growers in…

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‘IT’ delivers scares without resorting to typical tricks

September 14, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Terrifying as well as heartfelt, “IT” delivers a faithful adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name that will send goosebumps throughout the body. “IT” is about a kid named Bill, played by Jaeden Linberher, and his friends being terrorized by a creature that takes the appearance of a clown. As with any good horror movie, “IT” delivers on scares. There are jump scares that…

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‘New Voices’ exhibits variety of talent on campus

September 14, 2017

By Melody Ortiz The annual “New Voices” exhibit opened in the Vincent Price Art Museum on September 5, to display original pieces by East Los Angeles College students. The museum’s website describes “New Voices” as an exhibit that “highlights exceptional artworks” from different departments at ELAC. The website also says that this is the first time submissions from the Theater Department were included. “We are always trying to give every…

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Must-try restaurants near Goldline

Juanita’s Cafe By Ivan Cazares Don’t let the disposable plates and utensils fool you. Established in 1944, Juanita’s Cafe serves some great home-style Mexican food. Juanita’s small menu is made up primarily of combination, most of which include rice, beans and a simple salad served with Italian dressing. The beans are served with melted cheddar cheese which adds another layer of flavor. The rice is perfectly cooked, unlike at many…

May 25, 2017
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Comedian returns even more hilarious

By Francisco Portillo  All-Star comedian Tracy Morgan returns to comedy with his insanely hilarious new Netflix stand-up special “Staying Alive.” There are few comedians who have the skill to make audiences laugh so much their faces will hurt and Morgan is certainly one of them. Right out of the gate, Morgan comes out swinging with his opening skit. While the Bee Gee’s “Staying Alive,” plays in the background, he walks…

May 25, 2017
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