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Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ discusses race, music, gender, politics and more

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ discusses race, music, gender, politics and more

Rylee Pedotti

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Alicia Keys has long been revered for her vocal prowess and soulful awareness. In a time where artists are using candid self-reflection to deliver honest and forthcoming projects, Alicia Keys delivers with her most recent release. In a statement to fans posted to her website, Keys confesses that HERE aligns with this trend of transparency, "On this al...

‘The Girl on the Train’: a thrilling ride

‘The Girl on the Train’: a thrilling ride

Anisha Brady

October 26, 2016


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*Caution spoilers ahead*Rachel is a blackout alcoholic with a stalker-like obsession for her cheating ex-husband. If that already doesn’t sound miserable enough, Rachel drunkenly hurls herself into a whirl-wind of a murder mystery by observing the lives of a seemingly perfect couple behind the w...

Lady Gaga silences critics

Lady Gaga silences critics

Rylee Pedotti

October 24, 2016


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The Gaga regime is once again blasting forward with the release of "Joanne."Following a dismal performance by her 2013 LP, "Artpop," Lady Gaga and her global troupe of Little Monsters knew the release of the megastar's fifth studio album would be most pivotal.Purposefully and delicately crafted, the album projects itself a...

Five new albums to check out this fall

Five new albums to check out this fall

Matthew Manfredi

October 20, 2016


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Fall 2016 is bursting with countless great album releases and with so much good music coming, it's hard to keep track of what to listen to. So instead of scouring the web for something to add to the week’s playlist, here are a few recent releases from bands that stray from the Top 40, making time...

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Anisha Brady

October 11, 2016


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Gastronomy is not something that usually comes to mind when one thinks of art. Cuisine has always been an indication of culture, however, within recent years, the culinary scene has revolutionized and become an artistic form of self-expression. Netflix features some of the most intriguing cooking sh...

21st century country albums worth holding onto

21st century country albums worth holding onto

Rylee Pedotti

October 5, 2016


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It's easy to imagine how past records can be tossed aside among the onslaught of new releases. In an effort to honor some of the 21st century's best country albums, here are five worth holding onto.Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Miranda LambertThe days of Lambert's stint as a contestant on a reality singing competitio...

‘Dirty 30’ worth the watch for Youtuber fans

‘Dirty 30’ worth the watch for Youtuber fans

Anna Porretta

September 27, 2016


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With people rising to internet fame every day, it's becoming increasingly more common to see internet-famous people breaking into the mainstream culture. People are turning their thousands and even millions of followers from apps like Vine into some serious recognition and fame.YouTube is easily one...

Netflix’s ‘Easy’ is worth binging

Netflix’s ‘Easy’ is worth binging

George Johnston

September 25, 2016


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On Sept. 22 Netflix premiered “Easy”, a new show created by Joe Swanberg. It’s about sex and other things, but mostly about sex.Unlike most Netflix series, this eight episode show tells eight tangentially connected stories. Since each episode has a unique flavor to it, episodes in “...

Prophets of Rage protest with ‘The Party’s Over’

Prophets of Rage protest with ‘The Party’s Over’

Matthew Manfredi

September 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Video

Confronting the circus of the 2016 election with “Marshall Stacks Blazing,” the Prophets of Rage use their most recent EP, “The Party’s Over," as a form of modern musical protest. Deemed "the elite task force of revolutionary musicians" by Rage Against the Machine guitarist and founding member To...

The year of Harry Potter spin-offs

The year of Harry Potter spin-offs

George Johnston, Elizabeth Helmer, and Rylee Pedotti

September 15, 2016


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  J.K. Rowling keeps spelling magic into the world. The Harry Potter author has recently released three new tie-in ebooks into the potterverse; "Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists," "Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide" and "Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism and Dangerous Hobbies." With ea...

Study break: 5 free podcasts worth the listen

Study break: 5 free podcasts worth the listen

George Johnston

September 14, 2016


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College isn't cheap. After all the books, rent and tuition, it adds up. Fortunately, there's a trending medium of entertainment that is completely free— podcasts. Here are five podcasts worth listening to:The Nerdist With a name like "Nerdist," you might be questioning what to expect. Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira and...

In search of the best burrito in Chico

In search of the best burrito in Chico

Matthew Manfredi

August 29, 2016


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With the busy schedule of being student on the go, cooking at home is always a chore after a long day on campus. Fortunately, Chico is a town teeming with taco trucks where you don’t have to travel far to find quality Mexican food—especially a good burrito to consume on the way to or from cl...

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