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On This Day: ‘1999’ brings Prince to a wider audience

On This Day: ‘1999’ brings Prince to a wider audience

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2018


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Prince left his mark on pop and won international fame with this album in 1982. Influencing '80s pop with its electrofunk sound, this album drips with style and sex appeal and could leave you wishing it was 1982 again.This was Prince's fifth album and his first to feature the band Revolution. Heavy on ...

Chikoko fashion show shocks the senses

Chikoko fashion show shocks the senses

Alex Coba

October 24, 2018


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All eyes were on the catwalk as Chikoko put on their annual fashion show event. The event showcases the design work of four women - Nel Adams, Christina Seashore, Sara Rose Bonnetti and Muir Huges. Each year the show has a theme, which this year was "Evoke - An Experimental Fashion Event".“We play a lo...

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

Ulises Duenas

October 23, 2018


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Why did they have to call this movie "Halloween?" Put some subtitle after it so people don't get confused. For the purpose of this review I'll refer to the new "Halloween" as "THIS" and the original as "Halloween"."THIS" had a lot of potential to be the best "Halloween" since "Halloween." The main probl...

On This Day: “Led Zeppelin II” proves lightning can strike twice

On This Day: “Led Zeppelin II” proves lightning can strike twice

Natalie Hanson

October 23, 2018


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"Led Zeppelin II" was released 49 years ago, on Oct. 22 in 1969, and it still can rock the pants off of most rock bands to this day. In the '70s, nobody could touch Led Zeppelin once they took off. After the release of "Led Zeppelin" earlier that year, this album proved that the band was ascending t...

‘Black Ops’ revitalizes ‘Call of Duty’ once again

‘Black Ops’ revitalizes ‘Call of Duty’ once again

Ulises Duenas

October 16, 2018


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The "Black Ops" games have been the crown jewel of the "Call of Duty" series since the first one in 2010. "Black Ops 4" is no different. Smart changes and new game modes make this game a very enticing package.Most of the hype around this game has been about the new blackout mode, Call of Duty's (COD) version of b...

Arts in Review Podcast: Superhero movies continue evolving from comic book roots

Arts in Review Podcast: Superhero movies continue evolving from comic book roots

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Natalie Hanson

October 14, 2018


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This week on "Arts in Review" we're back with a discussion about the myths and legends of modern-day superheroes. The last decade has been packed with movies based on comic books. Some get the idea right, others fail to realize what makes them special. As time goes on, these movies have evolved from simp...

‘A Star is Born’ is a remake that gets it right

‘A Star is Born’ is a remake that gets it right

Alex Coba

October 12, 2018


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Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga share electrifying chemistry in this latest retelling of “A Star is Born." This film marks Cooper's first time directing and while the man can act, sing and now direct, Cooper still needs to work on what is necessary and what definitely needs to get cut.The plot centers...

‘Ve’nam’ is a bloody, gory but good read

‘Ve’nam’ is a bloody, gory but good read

Ulises Duenas

October 11, 2018


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Look, we all know the new "Venom" movie is bad. I could tell you how bad, but where would that get us? It is time to move on to better incarnations of the Spider-Man villain.Stop me if you've heard this one. A giant dragon trapped in ice and covered in living, black goo is discovered and samples of ...

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas

October 9, 2018


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At a glance, "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" looks like a copy of the previous game, "Origins," but set in Greece. While they're extremely similar in a lot of respects, "Odyssey" does enough things differently to move the series forward in a new yet polarizing direction.The series has now fully embraced RPG mechanics to ...

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

Grant Schmieding

October 9, 2018


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Tall and slender, dressed in all black, she stands in the back of the gallery, smiling humbly. Guests begin trickling through the doors slowly—she greets many of them as they enter. People move around the room, observing the sizable collection of abstract, colorful oil paintings. Megan Wade, a s...

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018


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What could be better than fine instrumental music and Chico pride? Absolutely nothing. Chico’s Department of Music and Theatre held the Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert, which featured the Chico State Wind Ensemble opening the first half of the show and the Alumni band closing out the show. The...

Arts in Review Podcast: Classic Miyazaki anime films influence wider audiences

Arts in Review Podcast: Classic Miyazaki anime films influence wider audiences

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Alex Coba

October 8, 2018


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Many of the Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki's, animated films have been known as classic examples of high-quality anime from Japan and have drawn in generations of fans worldwide. This week, we explored why Miyazaki's anime still not only holds up, but serves as film initiations for animation fans in...

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