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Gambino’s, “Awaken, My Love!” sends powerful message

Gambino’s, “Awaken, My Love!” sends powerful message

Anna Porretta

January 30, 2017


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The multi-talented rapper, comedian and actor Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino, released his third studio album, “Awaken, My Love!” last month. Critics and music lovers everywhere raving about his newly developed sound. With 11 soul-infused tracks, Gambino has made a unique m...

‘Collateral Beauty,’ heart wrenching with a hint of manipulation

‘Collateral Beauty,’ heart wrenching with a hint of manipulation

Julia Maldonado

January 26, 2017


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With a superstar cast of Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightly, Helen Mirren and more, along with a trailer sure to suck you in, this movie gave high hopes for an emotional roller coaster. However, it was more manipulative and selfish than heartfelt. Where is the beauty in that? The film is based ...

Top 3 independent films worth watching

Carly Plemons

January 26, 2017


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The world of independent films opens a glimpse into the layered story lines that peel deeper into important social issues that most other films fail to discuss. These films showcase authentic culture and guide the viewer through the lives of people entirely different from their own, or even to a piece...

The XX: I see you

The XX: I see you

Nicole Henson

January 25, 2017


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On Jan. 13, The XX released their newest album "I See You." Considering how long they worked on it, I was expecting to be blown out of the water.A lot of the songs sounded the same. Nonetheless, it’s already landed on the UK’s top 100 album list.In August 2016, the English indie band annou...

Upcoming must-sees in 2017

Upcoming must-sees in 2017

Rachel Reyes

January 24, 2017


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  Jumanji 2 Release date: Dec. 22, 2017 This new Jumanji adventure stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. The original Jumanji (1995) starred Robin Williams, so fans are expected to see a tribute to the incredible actor himself. In the upcoming film, four teenagers are stuck in...

Leftover Salmon doesn’t stink at Chico Performance

Leftover Salmon doesn’t stink at Chico Performance

Niyat Teferi

January 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

Sierra Nevada, Chico's own brewing company, hosted one of their many events in January. The festival event was for all ages and included a special performance by the rock band, Leftover Salmon.Established in 1989, the group has a colorful discography full of different music genres such as rock, countr...

“Blak and Blu” and “Tuxedo” throwing it back

“Blak and Blu” and “Tuxedo” throwing it back

Anna Porretta

January 24, 2017


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Gary Clark Jr. - This soulful album goes back to qualities of rock and jazz that were largely missing from mainstream music until recently. The track "Numb," features powerful guitar riffs and repeated lyrics which makes for a familiar yet refreshing rock/blues fusion. Other tracks on his album lik...

A Series of Unfortunate Events comes to Netflix, proves to not be an unfortunate waste of time

A Series of Unfortunate Events comes to Netflix, proves to not be an unfortunate waste of time

Adrianna McCain

January 24, 2017


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When I first heard about Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” was being adapted for a Netflix series, I was hesitant to get on board. The first adaptation of the bleak and beloved children’s book series was the 2004 film with Jim Carrey was lukewarmly received. It only managed to...

Miranda Lambert soars with ‘Wings’

Miranda Lambert soars with ‘Wings’

Rylee Pedotti

December 6, 2016


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Despite getting her start on a reality show, Miranda Lambert has had the good fortune of serving as the primary captain of her career. Although this has led the country songstress to superstardom by way of candid songwriting and an emphatic delivery, the driver's seat isn't the easiest place to be whe...

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” gives a fresh start to new franchise

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” gives a fresh start to new franchise

George Johnston

November 29, 2016


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Don’t worry, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has enough spectacular acting and wonder in it to make the movie a joy to watch. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a magical creature’s conservationist who comes to New York City during the roaring 1920s. During his journey...

Arrival makes contact with mediocrity

Arrival makes contact with mediocrity

Matthew Manfredi

November 25, 2016


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Somewhere in a field in Montana, fog surrounds an anchored alien ship. A military encampment is settled off in the distance for surveillance and observation under the big sky. Amy Adams, playing a revered multi-linguist, finds herself attempting to talk and understand an extra terrestrial language. Sh...

3 feminist blogs you have to check out

3 feminist blogs you have to check out

Anisha Brady

November 16, 2016


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In light of recent election results, many people have been questioning the fate of the country and what a Donald Trump presidency may mean for disadvantaged peoples. Women are especially in need of empowerment during this seemingly dark and confusing period. Throughout history, women have found successful pl...

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