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Chico Theater Company gets a little “Odd”

Adrianna Mccain

March 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Some of us have bad roommates. Some of us are bad roommates. And some of us are just impossible to live with. Chico Theater Company's newest production, "The Odd Couple," captures the all too familiar experience and turns it into a witty, poignant comedy."The Odd Couple" focuses on Oscar, an easygoing...

‘Girlfriend’s Day’ leaves much to be desired

‘Girlfriend’s Day’ leaves much to be desired

Jared Shibuya

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Valentine’s Day is long gone, but you can still Netflix and chill with your sweetheart and watch (or not), “Girlfriend’s Day.” A new Netflix- produced movie written by and starring Bob Odenkirk (Saul from “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”). Odenkirk...

Creekside fails to Summit with ‘Hills // Valleys’

Creekside fails to Summit with ‘Hills // Valleys’

Anna Porretta

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With angsty lyrics and intermittent breakdowns, Creekside's album "Hills // Valleys" perfectly fits the pop-punk template. This local band is more than capable of creating music that sounds familiar to any former emo-kid. It is certainly impressive that a band of Chico students are creating music of...

“Get Out” review

“Get Out” review

Adrianna Mccain

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

I'm not a big fan of horror movies. Seeing blood and guts everywhere makes me want to retreat into a big bowl of popcorn and my well-worn DVD of “27 Dresses.” But when I heard that Jordan Peele of “Key and Peele” had written and directed a horror movie, I rabidly searched for wh...

“20th Century Women” yields Oscar worthy quality

“20th Century Women” yields Oscar worthy quality

Jared Shibuya

March 1, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Santa Barbara, 1979, the Buzzcocks' “Why Can't I Touch It” blasts over the caramel sunset beaches. Jimmy Carter delivers “Crisis of Confidence” to the nation. Vietnam finally comes to an end. Roe v. Wade, the Equal Rights Amendment and Title IX all occur within the decade. The '70s marked a significant...

Album review of Big Sean “I Decided”

Niyat Teferi

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

On Feb. 3, Big Sean released his fourth studio project "I Decided" under G.O.O.D music and Def Jam Records.The album's leading singles include his new radio hits "Bounce Back" and "Moves." Although these songs are currently top charting club anthems, Sean gets personal with the rest of the album.I D...

50 Shades Darker Review

50 Shades Darker Review

Natasha Doron

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Regardless of how poorly the first movie was received, thousands of people flocked to witness the ludicrous sequel that is Fifty Shades Darker.The North Chico Tinseltown's biggest theater suite was packed on Valentine's Day with mostly young couples and groups of giggling friends.The film starts out ...

No new relationships

No new relationships

Anna Porretta

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Valentine's Day not go as planned? For those of who are finding themselves single as relationship season comes to a close, these albums are a perfect soundtrack to the stages of getting over an ex:Lemonade (2016)BeyonceR&BSea Change (2002)BeckAlt Rock * SadcoreAnna Porretta can be reached at [email protected]

Silence narrowly avoids overstaying welcome

Silence narrowly avoids overstaying welcome

Jared Shibuya

February 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Bless me, father, for I have sinned, for I must confess that Martin Scorsese's much-anticipated passion project was too long. “Silence” is an adaption of Shūsaku Endō's 1966 novel of the same name. The adaption follows Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Garupe (Adam Driver), two Portuguese...

Real Estate and Mac are back

Real Estate and Mac are back

Jackson Sawa

February 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Two prominent bands of the indie music world have recently released singles as precursors to their much-anticipated albums dropping this year.New Jersey indie rock band, Real Estate announced they will be releasing their fourth full-length album titled "In Mind" March 17. Shortly after announcing thei...

Chico Unplugged opening night

Chico Unplugged opening night

Anisha Brady and Jenny Salazar

February 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

Chico Unplugged is one of the best free music events. The dimly lit bar scene above Madison Bear Garden sets the mood for an evening of soulful acoustics and chicken fingers.If that isn't enticing enough, the event showcases local singer/songwriters competing for a free recording opportunity with Chic...

Split: Best film since Sixth Sense

Jenny Salazar

February 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

M. Night Shyamalan’s 2017 American psychological horror film, Split, stars James McAvoy, who plays a demented patient living with Dissociative Identity Disorder.With twenty-three completely different and fully developed personalities, Shyamalan makes it nearly impossible to predict which personali...

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