Deep, dark fears awaken in ‘Metamorphosis’

March 22, 2017

By Francisco Portillo The first play of the semester, “Metamorphosis,” takes a look into one of humanity’s deepest fears: being discriminated upon based on physical differences. White drapery is placed all around the stage, giving the audience the sense that they’re watching a play taking place in a cocoon. The play is located in P2-205 and the audience is right in front of the action with the actors on the…

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Real Estate returns with solid indie tracks after four years

By Felipe Rodriquez It’s been four years since Real Estate has released a new record and although the band has seen a new lineup, former guitarist Matt Mondanile’s absence demonstrates an unfillable void with its new sound. Real Estate’s new record “In Mind,” is a solid return from the band’s long break from songwriting. Following the release of their last album, “Atlas.” Its dreamy riffs and and catchy hooks made…

March 22, 2017
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Drake gives fans ‘More Life’ with new album

By Tiana Hunter ‘More Life’ is the sixth solo album from triple platinum artist Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake. The long awaited album was finally released March 18 after many push back dates. Back in October he alluded to dropping another album which many people thought would be released on his birthday, October 24. After much speculation, Drake published a video on his instagram giving fans a release date….

March 22, 2017
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Marling shines in ‘Semper Femina’

March 15, 2017

By Christopher Reynoso  British folk star Laura Marling’s sixth studio album Semper Femina is a welcomed addition to the singer’s discography, giving fans more of what they’ve come to love her for. In the album, she brings new sounds to keep it fresh. It offers newcomers a solid first taste of what Marling is all about, smooth vocals, rhythmic melodies and entrapping storytelling. Her discography has always been at the…

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‘Kong’ delivers with mediocre results

By Francisco Portillo “Kong: Skull Island”  fails to rise above mediocrity despite being a film with a large, talented cast and establishing an interesting backstory to the titular character. The fact that the word king has been left out of the title is no accident as the movie doesn’t deserve the title of king. The inclusion of the word King would imply that the movie is worthwhile. Instead, the movie…

March 15, 2017
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LACMA introduces Chinese ceramics

March 15, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro The technique, the symbolism and the trade of Chinese ceramics was talked about at the Vincent Price Museum’s lecture hall, Thursday night. “The World of Chinese ceramics: An Introduction” lecture was hosted by Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephen Little, who is the department head of Chinese and Korean art. He said that there are three aspects that he looks for when looking at ceramics….

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‘Logan’ gives fans a faithful R-rated comic-book film

March 8, 2017

By Francisco Portillo  Fueled by an amazing performance by Hugh Jackman,  “Logan” is the best on-screen representation of the Wolverine character to date. Director and writer James Mangold finally gives fans what they’ve been waiting for with the perfect mixture of humor, emotion, vulgarity and gore. The greatest thing about this movie is it’s R-rating. Without having to cater to a younger audience, Mangold is given free reigns to portray…

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Jazz musicians perform classic songs

March 8, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco Jazz Town Buffet harmonized the night with soothing uplifting tunes that had the audience wanting more. The soothing tunes involved Latin beats that made the audience excited in the S2 Recital hall on Friday. The four musicians that make up the ensemble, Dan Sawyer, Henry Newmark, Sergio Minervini and Grandville Young, took their places on stage to perform for a modest audience. The group performed a number…

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Horror comedy explores social commentary

March 1, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  There is nothing standard about Jordan Peele’s brutally smart feature film debut “Get Out,” a comedy horror satire about the African American experience within a white suburban neighborhood. “Get Out” is a social commentary about white racism and the real-life anxieties of the black experience in this country, which, as the film reveals, can sometimes descend into nightmare. The film opens with a scene of a young…

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Student showcase art at writing center

By Eddie Garcia  East Los Angeles College students can now have some of their artwork on display in the Reading and Writing Center located on the second floor of the Ernest Moreno Arts and Humanities building, also known as the E-3 building. Claudia Jimenez of the Writing Center and Marisa Marofske of the Art Department turned a promising idea into reality. It’s a new project that gives more exposure to…

March 1, 2017
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