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Reading In Shelter

Reading In Shelter

Story by Anne Lima April 30, 2020

Currently, as local libraries and bookstores follow shelter-in-place guidelines, many avid readers have turned to e-books and audiobooks that can be accessed through public library websites. Digitized...

New music documentary explores 20 years of Coachella history

New music documentary explores 20 years of Coachella history

Amy Bigelow April 26, 2020

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a distinctive part of the Southern California music culture. Held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, this annual event gives people a chance to discover different...

Three Foreign Films that Explore Loneliness

Three Foreign Films that Explore Loneliness

Paul Kelly April 22, 2020

Connection, or perhaps the frequent inability to establish connection, is a common thread in cinema. The theme is vast and covers various epochs of film history. In an attempt to trim down this intimidatingly,...

The current state of music

The current state of music

Story by Fernando Martinez April 17, 2020

The coronavirus has affected all aspects of our lives. It has driven us from our classrooms into virtual meetings, from our workplaces to our homes or to unemployment and from an already chaotic political...

A Rhino frame getting ready to stab a Grineer lancer. Screenshot by Wilson Gomez.

No Better Time to Clear Your Backlog

By Wilson Gomez April 15, 2020

A quick look at the Steam global gameplay statistics web page reveals that only 68% of people who own “The Witcher 3” have completed the first story quest and only 26% have actually completed the entire...

Mathilde Ollivier in Overlord (2018)

Top five streamable horror films to scare you into forgetting COVID-19

Story by Ryce Stoughtenborough April 14, 2020

5. “Creep” (2014) — Netflix For me, found footage horror films are usually a motion sickness inducing mess — I’m looking at you, “Blair Witch Project.” The violent shakes and two-second...

Carrie Coon in The Leftovers. Photo Credit: IMDb

‘The Leftovers’ mirrors our internal and global chaos

Story by Fernando Martinez April 8, 2020

Global pandemics bring out the best and the worst of humanity, or out of whatever is left of humanity. There is something about a society collectively going through a traumatic event, such as a terrorist...

Album art from Beach Slang’s bandcamp website via Google Images

The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City – Beach Slang

by Amy Bigelow February 25, 2020

With the recent release of their latest musical endeavor, Beach Slang will perform in San Francisco on March 31 at Bottom of the Hill during their upcoming tour, which kicks off next month. Their newest...

Top 10 albums of 2019

Top 10 albums of 2019

by Amy Bigelow & Chloe Mcdaniels December 9, 2019

The best albums of the year picked by music radicals Amy Bigelow and Chloe McDaniels.  Listen to our favorite tracks on each album with the Spotify playlist provided. Chloe's top 5 albums FKA...

No such thing as personal space as concertgoers crowd the floor of the Mezzanine during the first performance on Sept. 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California

Support local music scenes! A look at independent music venues in San Francisco

By Amy Bigelow and Photos by William Wendelman October 30, 2019

As yellow lights scatter patterns of squares all across the 7,700-square-foot venue, onstage, a band is running through their setlist and tuning instruments. At Mezzanine, soundcheck for Ginger Root is...

(Left to Right) Monica Ramos, singer/guitarist, Aimee Belden, drummer, and Krista Delosreyes, bassist also known as D.R.A.M.A. are practicing in their shared space on Sept. 30. 2019.

The D.R.A.M.A. of Punk

A metronomic drum click, guitar feedback, lingering bass chords, screeching guitar riffs and howling vocals are faintly heard outside the closed door of room 304. In the heart of downtown San Francisco,...

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