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‘WWE 2K19’ refines but doesn’t perfect the wrestling game

The Undertaker making his signature entrance.
Photo screenshotted by Ulises Duenas.

October 29, 2018

WWE may be in a burning dumpster of controversy right now, but why should that stop someone from enjoying their new game? These things come out every year and, while "2K19" doesn't iron out all the lingering problems from past games, it still provides something that will keep fans happy - or as happy...

LemonShark Poké: The new kid on Main Street

Lemon Shark has almost a dozen sauce options and Adia Munoz is more than happy to offer her favorite recommendations. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Ulises Duenas

September 28, 2018

Anyone approaching LemonShark Poké might have the initial thought, "this place looks pretty cool, must be new." As viewers get closer they'll see a logo with a shark's head popping up, similar to the infamous "Jaws" poster. One might think, "can I get some shark from here?" LemonShark Poké have a lot...

Podcast: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ continues to deliver in its 13th season

The cast of

Ulises Duenas

September 8, 2018

The Orion is finally making your dreams come true. For the first time (as far as I know) the Arts and Entertainment section is hosting a podcast. It's only fitting that such a momentous occasion is used to cover the 13th season premiere of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Grant Schmieding and...

‘The Happytime Murders’ assumes everything is funnier with puppets

She must be looking at something funny. I wish I was too. Photo from

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018

Some movies treat comedy like the art that it is, placing jokes in the right spots with precise timing so that each punchline is as effective as possible. Others like "The Happytime Murders" treat comedy like going to a batting cage thinking that if you keep swinging for the fences every few seconds...

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Apollo Snow entertains the crowd while onstage at the Chico Women's club on Friday Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018

Different kinds of concerts have different vibes, and there are no concerts quite like hip-hop concerts, for better or for worse. The Chico Women's Club hosted a concert on Friday featuring local artists that all have roots in the Chico area. Artists including Apollo Snow, Osho Brown, Efren Trevino...

‘Disenchantment’ can’t enchant its viewers

Elfo (left) Bean (middle) and Luci (right) prepare for combat. Image courtesy of IMDB.

Ulises Duenas

August 27, 2018

Matt Groening is back with a new show called "Disenchantment," an animated comedy set in a fantasy world. Although it has the distinct style that Groening's shows are known for, it lacks the charm and humor that "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" had. The show's main trio is made up of Bean, a princess that...

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