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Quibi breaks the Status Quo

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Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

Liam Hemsworth stars as Dodge, a man who participates in a deadly game to in hopes of saving his wife.Courtesy of Ryan Donegan/Quibi Somewhere amongst the endless social media feeds, Netflix binge sessions and YouTube rabbit holes, you might have heard about one of the newest up-and-coming strea...

Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love

Women biting a film reel

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

With Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to grab some friends, make one of those fancy snacks from your Pinterest board and watch some of the best films featuring strong female leads.  “Hidden Figures” “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of the amazing wo...

SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

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Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret

December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of 2019!  

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

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Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018

You know them, you love them or sometimes you hate them and we're talking about them. In this week's podcast, we tackle sitcoms in past and present entertainment, and how these types of shows have evolved. From "Roseanne," "Seinfeld" and "Friends," to "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "New Girl...

‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser) helps her friend win the affections of a boy via online conversations in

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018

Netflix has had quite the surge of romantic comedies over the last few months. “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” is a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story and it's the latest to join the rom-com genre, but compared to the likes of Netflix's current fan favorite,“To All the Bo...

Consuming slow entertainment in a fast-information age

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Grant Schmieding

May 1, 2018

After a full day of school, it’s time to sleep. Lying in bed, my eyes locked on the dim laptop screen in front of me. My nightly melatonin creeps up as my attention flat lines and I drift off into a peaceful, numb sleep. The next morning, my eyes lazily open. I grab my laptop, still open from last...

Shortz! Film Festival to take center stage at the El Rey

Shortz! Film Festival logo. 
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Rylee Pedotti

September 13, 2016

Local film aficionados are in for a treat when the fifth annual Shortz! Film Festival takes residency at the historic El Rey Theater Sept. 16-18.What began in 2011 as an interactive method for local filmmakers to share their work with peers, family and friends have now flourished into an acclaimed event fea...

Entertainment lacks originality

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Jeff Guzman

February 13, 2016

If you look at the box office right now, a brief list of those based on a true story – or at least inspired by one - would include these movies: "The Revenant," "The Finest Hours," "13 Hours," "The Big Short," "Spotlight," "Joy," "Bridge of Spies" and "Concussion."The movie list above is just ...

Knitting with spirit

March 28, 2014

Published 2011-09-19T21:27:00Z"/> entertainment Kayla WohlfordWith needles, yarn and imagination at their fingertips, knit-enthusiasts gathered at the Age of Aquarius to hone their creations during a weekly gathering of Knit with Spirit. The group serves as a way to bring together people who ...

Jazz Mafia Symphony will perform multi-genre show

March 28, 2014

Published 2010-10-11T19:47:00Z"/> entertainment Josh HeggImagine sitting around a table, listening to the conversation of Duke Ellington, Beethoven and Tupac. What would they talk about? While it is impossible to know for sure, Chico can hear what that collaboration might sound like with the ...

Festival brings legends

March 28, 2014

Published 2011-08-22T21:55:00Z"/> entertainment Summer lovin’ crowds gathered, camped, sang and drank to celebrate Chico talent in the first-ever Chico Legends Music Festival. Juan Mejia Chico got a little taste of a big music festival as crowds gathered at the Tuscan Ridge Golf Club for two ni...

World-class guitarist to pluck for fans at Laxson

March 28, 2014

Published 2011-02-07T21:25:00Z"/> entertainment Nicole Walker One man playing a guitar can produce the sound of an orchestra. The musician behind the auditory illusion is legendary acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, who will perform through Chico Performances Feb. 9 at Laxson Auditorium with ...

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