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Action Bronson’s “Lamb Over Rice”: Groovy but abrupt

Action Bronson’s “Lamb Over Rice”: Groovy but abrupt

Séamus Reed, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 9, 2019

New York rapper, Scorcese film starring actor and aspiring painter Action Bronson collaborated with long-time friend and producer The Alchemist for a new album, “Lamb Over Rice.” In his new tape, Bronson strikes all kinds of chords that fans love, but the record stumbles in a place that has plagued his...

“The Irishman” is a lengthy yet rich masterpiece

“The Irishman” is a lengthy yet rich masterpiece

James Domizio, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

“The Irishman” may be a long watch for a Netflix blockbuster at 3 hours and 29 minutes, but its lead performances combined with Martin Scorsese’s superb direction make it a compelling piece of cinema. “The Irishman” features the legendary acting talent of Robert De Niro, who stars as eponymous ...

SRJC’s “The Sound of Music” at Sonoma State

SRJC’s “The Sound of Music” at Sonoma State

Abraham Fuentes, Photo Editor

November 26, 2019

The hills of Sonoma County were filled with the sound of music Friday evening as Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University collaborated on the production of “The Sound of Music” at SSU’s Evert B. Person Theater. Why watch a classic musical on Disney+ when you can watch a great performa...

“Parasite”: an outstanding depiction of class struggle

“Parasite”: an outstanding depiction of class struggle

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Although director Boon Joon-Ho isn’t a household name in the United States, his latest film “Parasite” is praised internationally by moviegoers for its masterful portrayal of socioeconomic inequality and classism through gorgeous cinematography and compelling acting.  Joon-Ho established himself as a South Korea...

Seven thoughts about “The Mandalorian”

Seven thoughts about “The Mandalorian”

James Domizio, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

The first live-action “Star Wars” television series is here, and after three episodes, it’s clear “The Mandalorian” is some of the most exciting “Star Wars” content in years. But what makes this Disney+ show worthy of being a “Star Wars” property? Here are seven thoughts on the show...

“The Sound of Music” Arrives at Sonoma State

“The Sound of Music” Arrives at Sonoma State

Jesse Kapukui, Co-Features Editor

November 22, 2019

The hills of Sonoma County will be alive with “The Sound of Music” from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8! Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts Department students will perform the classic Broadway musical “The Sound of Music” beginning this weekend at Sonoma State University. The play is based on the true story of the V...

“Everybody’s Everything”: Lil Peep’s influence remains alive

“Everybody’s Everything”: Lil Peep’s influence remains alive

Sam McMinimy, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

“Everybody’s Everything,” Lil Peep’s posthumous emo rap album displays the talent that Peep held, and the career that could have been achieved. The late rapper's 19 song album is a compilation of unheard tracks alongside career defining songs from his earliest mixtapes. The album’s name c...

“The Lighthouse”: The horror aquatic

“The Lighthouse”: The horror aquatic

Séamus Reed, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 20, 2019

Standout horror studio A24’s recent release, “The Lighthouse,” captures the dread and isolation of being marooned on a rock in the middle of the ocean in a bleak, black and white contrast. The Lighthouse is bewildering, hectic and astounding all in one go. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson play the s...

“The Thing”: Fear the unknown

“The Thing”: Fear the unknown

Abraham Fuentes, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

The wolf in sheep’s clothing scares us more than any real wolf. John Carpenter grips this idea tight in “The Thing” and uses tense psychological uncertainty to keep the audience reeled in. The Thing is an alien that assimilates into any living animal in its proximity, making a perfect copy of the ...

Pumpkin Nights is a lovely pumpkin-themed date night

Pumpkin Nights is a lovely pumpkin-themed date night

James Domizio, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Featuring over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins, Pumpkin Nights boasts games, eats and entertainment to make any evening feel spooky and spectacular.  While the event is mid-sized, tickets cost $20, as much as entry to a county fair. The price is for good reason: set-up took over three weeks and employe...

Vibe-O-Ween: Four free horror films and a Halloween playlist

Vibe-O-Ween: Four free horror films and a Halloween playlist

James Domizio and Téa Lindsey

October 31, 2019

As if the real life of Kincade Fire week wasn’t frightening enough, the grand finale of our oh-so-beloved season of haunts, bewitchment and pumpkin-spiced everything has arrived—and we’re here to help conjure up spooky vibes.  The public’s fascination with Halloween has many ties to escap...

A horror movie must: “Scream” (1996)

A horror movie must: “Scream” (1996)

Ian MacGregor, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

Though not complex or thought-provoking, “Scream” is a classic slasher film whose charm and chills will make you want to watch multiple times for its over-the-top jump scares and gore. Blood and guts aside it also holds a special place in Sonoma County, as several scenes were filmed locally. ...

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