Silent House remake has hits, misses

By Kien Ha “Silent House” is an American psychological thriller and remake of the Uruguayan original film of the same name, “La Casa Muda.” Both films were shot to appear as one continuous take, and follows main character Sarah as she faces the horror that unfolds within her family vacation home. The film opens with Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen), hanging out by a lake alone. She returns to a house nearby…

March 16, 2012
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Cortez transforms objects into artwork

By Maria Gonzalez Xavier Cazares Cortéz’ exhibit “SUDDENLY WE HAD nothing,” showing at the Vincent Price Art Museum, is an artistic collage depicting globalization through unique techniques and messages. “My artistic production cycle involves actively taking systems and structures and destroying them. Then recovering the pieces and transforming them into something new,” said Cortéz . When entering the HOY Space wing of the museum, the overwhelming objects of this collection are…

March 8, 2012
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Instructor brings rhythm to recital hall

By Dulce Carillo Smooth urban jazz music and laughs from Bob Dawson’s jokes were what came to be from the First Friday Jazz Concert at the Recital Hall in S2. The East Los Angeles Jazz Quintet are five incredible musicians who have known each other for years and call each other brothers that headlined the semester’s first concert event. Justo Almario plays the sax and clarinet, Ramon Banda,  drums, Guillermo Guzman,…

February 29, 2012
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Di Composers brings back pachuco boogie to stage

By Erik Luna Who would think the S2 recital hall at East Los Angeles College could be used as a time machine? That’s exactly what the case was for Di Composers’s last concert for the winter semester last Thursday. Headlining the event was Pachuco Jose y los Diamantes, which translates into Pachuco Joe and the Diamonds. The nine-piece band plays a style of music dubbed pachuco boogie that was quite…

February 7, 2012
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“Extremely Loud and incredibly Close” leads controversies

By Anna Ortega A mysterious key found in the aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2011, leads a young boy on a quest to discover his fathers secrets of that horrific day. The story of Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), a young boy who loses his father (Tom Hanks) during the September 11, terrorist attacks. Searching through his father’s things, Oskar discovers a mysterious key and feels compelled to search around…

January 26, 2012
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Canoodles creates comfy atmosphere

By Christine Dang Contributing Writer Newly opened restaurant Canoodles has attracted customers with its creative pun of a name, which pokes at their curiosity as to see what’s inside. The restaurant has taken over what used to be Naga Naga Ramen and is now an Italian-Asian Fusion restaurant operated by Noodle World owner, John Mekpongsatorn. The inside décor has completely changed, along with the menu. Inside the restaurant, the atmosphere…

December 13, 2011
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Philippe stands test of time

By Victor Borja Philippe the Original is one of the oldest and well known restaurants in all of Southern California, established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu himself. Mathieu claimed to have been the creator of the “French Dipped Sandwich.” In 1918, he cut a French roll and inadvertently dropped it into the roasting pan filled with juices still hot from the oven. The patron said he would take the sandwich…

December 7, 2011
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‘Hamlet’ actors pull through to end

By Erik Luna Great physical talent, along with amazing acting made last Friday’s opening of “Hamlet,” a success for the Department of Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting. Despite cold weather conditions and the East Los Angeles Christmas Jazz celebration being held the same day, “Hamlet,” opened up with a good turnout. The play had a few twists and turns from the original play written by William Shakespeare. Instead of being set…

December 7, 2011
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Blanco depicts life through music

By Yesenia Martinez Anthony Blanco is a Salvadoran-American rap artist who talks about his life’s struggles in his music. Blanco started writing music at the age of 15. He grew up listening to Hip Hop and he said that he just picked up the art along the way. Blanco attended the South Gate Educational Center, but started dropping his classes to pursue his music career. “I couldn’t even start with the…

December 7, 2011
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Alondra Hot Wings shoots for mobster theme

By Giselle Carrasco Serving dish after dish of mouthwatering hot wings, Alondra Hot Wings has been able to sustain there reputation of living up to their motto of having “the best wings in town.” For those individuals who are wing lovers, Alondra Hot Wings is the place to be. The wings are made the delicious and incredible way wings are supposed to be made: fried and incredibly moist and juicy in the…

November 29, 2011
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