Le’s painting reflects war

By Yesenia Martinez Artist Trang T. Lê’s painting “111, 978” confronts the Iraq War in a way that allows the audience to experience the sense of pleasure before that of pain. Walking into HOY Space located at the Vincent Price Art Museum, where the Los Angeles-based artist’s painting is displayed, is like walking into a large body of water. The work wraps the walls with the confusing sense of infinity that…

October 26, 2011
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‘Big Year’ gives inside look to ‘birding’

By Erik Luna Watching birds may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but when Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin do it, it certainly is funny. Black, Wilson and Martin star in the new comedy “The Big Year,” a story of three men attempting to have a big year, which is a “birding” term for watching as many species of birds possible within one calendar year….

October 20, 2011
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‘Flesh’ journeys through seduction

By Yesenia Martinez “Man of the Flesh” will pull audiences at East Los Angeles College out of their seats with its dancing skeletons, satirical spoof of the Don Juan myth and its sexual escapades. Juan Tenorio, played by Peter Mendoza, has a control over women that the moment one dismisses him, there is an almost magnetic desire to pull him back.  Like Tenorio himself, the play leaves audiences satisfied and…

October 20, 2011
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CaminArte connects Boyle Heights community

By Augustine Ugalde The radiant sights and sounds of the bustling CaminArte celebration are sweet music to Nico Avina’s ears as his vision for Boyle Heights gets closer to reality. Avina, along with a collective of like-minded artists, brought the event to the Mariachi Plaza this summer as an outlet for budding Boyle Heights artists to display and sell their artwork locally. “People talk about the rebirth of Boyle Heights, but…

October 20, 2011
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Food truck caters to Elans’ appetite

By Lindsey Maeda It is about time ELAC had a food truck that was truly accommodating to its customers. The food tastes even better knowing that the people serving it put in additional tender love and care. Serving up a variety of satisfying dishes, the About Time food truck provides accommodating service with a smile to East Los Angeles College students.  Around noon, the truck brings-in ELAC’s hungry lunch crowd, but…

October 20, 2011
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Not all majors should take math

By Augustine Ugalde Once again the big, ugly monster that calls itself the Math Department has shown its true colors and eliminated several students from moving forward with their lives. My Intermediate Algebra, Math 125 class had more than 120 aspiring students crammed into an auditorium-sized classroom hoping to either add or complete this required course at the beginning of the semester. Eight weeks later, that number is down to approximately…

October 19, 2011
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Adams finds own sound with ‘Fire’

By: Maria Gonzalez Ryan Adams, not to be confused with Canadian singer Bryan Adams, released a more mature sound with his album “Ashes and Fire.” After being compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Leonard Cohen, Adams seems to finally have found a sound of his own. It is full of bliss, with subtle sounds that make inviting songs. Adams is an alternative country-rock singer/songwriter from North Carolina. He…

October 13, 2011
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‘Red’ juggles music, school at ELAC

By Andrew Valdez Young, energetic and do-it-yourself three-piece band are three ways to describe Hello My Name is Red from East Los Angeles. This self-proclaimed underdog, is a band that if Elans don’t know now, they should. Known for their impromptu generator-shows at places like The Palladium, the recent Pixies concert, The Smell, Mika Miko’s last show, and Venice beach. This band really lives by their guerillaesque, self-empowerment attitude. Musically, their…

October 10, 2011
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‘Neighborhoods’ reveals Blink-182’s mature side

By Cristina Galvan After eight years Blink-182’s much anticipated comback album, “Neighborhoods,” misses the marks. In 2009 the band reunited after a four year breakup. This is their sixth album and their first album since reuniting, so fans were eager to listen to their new music. Unlike their previous albums that had a humorous tone and comedy filled lyrics, this album is more mellow and leans more toward the serious side. Over…

October 10, 2011
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