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SRJC Theater Arts presents Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express”

SRJC Theatre Arts is performs Agatha Christie's “Murder On The Orient Express” live on YouTube at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24.

Michael Combs, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

SRJC Theatre Arts is performing “Murder On The Orient Express,” a play based on Agatha Christie’s 1936 novel, and streaming live on YouTube at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24. Laura Downing-Lee directs the murder mystery featuring an eccentric cast of international travelers on The Orient Express, a ...

Fleet Foxes surprises with the feathery musings of “Shore”

Tucker Lang, Staff Writer

October 4, 2020

Fleet Foxes come through with a shimmering collection of tracks on “Shore,” showcasing what makes them a special folk force, along with a unique and catchy flair.  Robin Pecknold, the creative force behind Fleet Foxes, has been on a personal journey of finding his purpose and place in the wor...

COVID-19 is delaying our most anticipated releases

The coronavirus pandemic has halted progress on many commercial projects, including movies like

Tucker Lang, Staff Writer

September 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in many ways, as well as some of the things we love. The virus has postponed or canceled new music, movies and television, but creators and audiences everywhere hope to see their most anticipated releases soon.   Weezer’s year-long wait The legendary pop rock band...

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is an existential knockout

James Domizio, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2020

With “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” Charlie Kaufman has crafted one of film’s most confounding documents in the form of a tense, existential drama whose rules are constantly bending. Kaufman is the writer behind some of the best screenplays of the turn of century, including “Being Joh...

XCOM: Chimera Squad review

XCOM: Chimera Squad is a pretty decent expansion for the price you pay.

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Staff Writer

June 2, 2020

“XCOM: Chimera Squad is an interesting entry in the XCOM series, to say the least. It’s advertised as a story-focused spin-off to a game series known more for its focus on gameplay than anything else. This game sparked outrage when it was revealed that players would be working with the aliens tha...

Creative “Cuarentena” Part II: Netflix’s Top 10 Spanish shows to binge in quarantine

Netflix's Spanish-language programming might be just the ticket to get you through this next stretch of quarantine.

Marilyn Santos, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

If the last list left you wanting more Spanish shows to binge watch, look no further. Here are the last five of 10 suggestions for Spanish shows streaming on Netflix to satisfy your binge-watching needs.   “Gran Hotel” (Grand Hotel) “Gran Hotel” is recommended if  you want mystery and rom...

“Are You Experienced”: A classic album turns … 53

James Domizio, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2020

“Are You Experienced” is the critically acclaimed debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience and one of the albums that invented hard rock. The album was released on this day… 53 years ago. Yes, 53 doesn’t quite have the luster of 50 or 55. But if you’re somehow unaware, there’s a pandemic...

“Final Fantasy VII Remake”: A reinvention, not a rehash

James Domizio, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2020

“Final Fantasy VII Remake” is an ambitious and stylish piece of video-game art that, while occasionally tedious, is well worth more than five years of waiting. Publisher Square Enix, which released “FF7 Remake” on April 10, was relatively silent on the project between the game’s announce...

Creative “Cuarentena” Part I: Netflix’s Top 10 Spanish shows to binge in quarantine

Netflix's Spanish-language programming might be just the ticket to get you through this next stretch of quarantine.

Marilyn Santos, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

If you're finding yourself bored at home, why not stream TV in Spanish to either experience a different culture and learn a new language, or to practice what you already know while being entertained. Here are the first five of 10 suggestions for Spanish shows streaming on Netflix. “Casa de Pape...

Sonoma County Student Film Festival: A socially distanced showcase of student talent

Following recent shelter-in-place orders in response to COVID-19, the Sonoma County Student Film Festival moved to Zoom videoconference where audience participate from the safety of their homes.

Edgar Soria Garcia and Nick Vides

April 9, 2020

The show went on for the annual Sonoma County Student Film Festival, which presented student-made productions virtually, at 7 p.m April 3 via a Zoom videoconference. Despite Santa Rosa Junior College cancelling in-person events through May 23 due to current COVID-19 shelter-in-place regulations, t...

No need for social distancing; Three video games to keep you connected during shelter-in-place

Embrace your inner pirate in the fantastical, gorgeous world of

Stephen Howe, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

It’s been a month since quarantine started, you haven’t seen your friends in forever and you're probably bored right out of your mind. So what kind of games would be good to play in a time like this? Here are three recommendations to keep you virtually occupied and social. Sea of Thieves Ever dream of being a ...

Five Netflix shows to watch while you’re cooped up

The pacing and chronology of events in the docuseries “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Jonathan Bigall, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

With shelter-in-place orders extended through April, here’s a list of five must-watch new and old shows on Netflix that will make your home quarantine more enjoyable. “Altered Carbon” With elements taken from “Black Mirror,” “Ghost in the Shell” and “Blade Runner,” there is a beauti...

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