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Interactive Weaving, No Word for Art, photo by Carrington Power

monca’s latest exhibit is a Hmong-American take on self-identity

Carrington Power, Reporter // September 20, 2021

Art defies boundaries, breaks norms and introduces audiences to foreign concepts. The new exhibit at the Museum of Northern California Art in Chico is no exception. “No Word for ‘Art”' compels viewers...

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Up-and-coming indie artist drops album of the summer

Carrington Power, Reporter // September 9, 2021

She gathers the screams of her fans and adds them in the middle of a track. She takes risks, she thinks outside the box, she writes about heartbreak. It’s hard to describe Indigo De Souza’s music....

Hes All That promotional poster, photo by Netflix

Netflix’s ‘He’s All That’ encapsulates the zoomer romcom revival

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // September 5, 2021

Mark Waters’ “He’s All That” began streaming on Netflix on Aug. 25, bringing in mixed reviews comparing it to the 1999 original, “She’s All That.” The attempt to modernize the film is ultimately...

Brockhampton look into the light on ROADRUNNER. Art by Jessica Shippelhoute

Brockhampton party like it’s 2017 on ‘ROADRUNNER’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // April 28, 2021

After years of countless controversies and artistic detours, Brockhampton has returned with “ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE,” focusing on emotionally potent, but colorful and bright bangers. Ever...

Night in Paradise is available to stream on Netflix as of April 9.

Korean gangster film ‘Night in Paradise’ premieres on Netflix

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // April 21, 2021

The blood-splattered Korean gangster film, “Night in Paradise,” directed by Park Hoon-jung came to Netflix on April 9. The Netflix original serves as Park’s latest gruesome film since “The Witch:...

Photo by RCA Records.

Isaac Dunbar’s ‘evil twin’ EP is fun if not derivative

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 25, 2021

Isaac Dunbar is, above all else, passionate. The Massachusetts-based alternative pop artist is talented, but beyond this, it is clear that he loves making the music that he does. It is also very transparent...

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 2, 2021

At this point in their career, Weezer feels more like a force of nature than they do a band that released a couple of classic rock records in the ’90s. Sometimes they’re a breath of fresh air, sometimes...

Miley Cyruss Plastic Hearts, released on Nov. 25. Courtesy of RCA records.

Miley Cyrus looks to the past to reinvent herself today

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // December 5, 2020

Music superstar Miley Cyrus has discovered her sound in the most popular sounds of the 1980s pop landscape on “Plastic Hearts.” The 2010s saw Cyrus going through major growing pains. It seems like...

Freaky tells the story of a girl trapped in a serial murderers body and pays homage to the teen-slasher genre. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

‘Freaky’: an homage to the teen slasher genre

Danielle Kessler, A/E Editor // December 1, 2020

“Happy Death Day” (2017) director, Christopher Langdon brings a fresh take on a beloved teen horror genre with his newest film, “Freaky.” Structurally presenting something that breaks conventional...

Rashida Jones and Bill Murray are the stars of Sofia Coppolas newest film, On the Rocks which released Oct. 23. Photo courtesy of Apple TV+

Bill Murray steals the show in Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks”

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // November 12, 2020

Sofia Coppola’s newest film “On the Rocks” is a bittersweet father-daughter comedy set in the bustling city of New York. Coppola casts actors Bill Murray and Rashida Jones who play a loving father-daughter...

Ariana Grandes Positions released on Oct. 30, but doesnt quite hold up as well as previous albums Sweetener or thank u, next. Photo by Just Entertainment is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Ariana Grande is switching up positions, but it feels stale

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 4, 2020

After the grieving process that was her 2019 album “thank u, next,” pop superstar Ariana Grande has returned with the much more thematically light “Positions.” Ariana Grande has been through...

Open Mike Eagle finds ways to heal on Anime, Trauma and Divorce. But it turns out that moving onto a new stage in life might involve recontextualizing the most essential parts of ourselves.

Open Mike Eagle is in a slump, but his music isn’t

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 21, 2020

The indie rapper hailing from Chicago, Open Mike Eagle, has returned with “Anime, Trauma and Divorce,” further solidifying him as one of the most consistent hip-hop artists in recent years. As...

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