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Twist of Fate – Destiny Review

Twist of Fate – Destiny Review

Michael Leri

September 16, 2014

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Release Date: September 9, 2014 Destiny is the child spun out of divorce. After splitting from Microsoft in 2007 and subsequently the Halo franchise, developer Bungie has executed a vision of the next generation of shooters that feels like it was thought up bef...

Remembering Joan Rivers, A Comic Legend

Xpress Mag Staff

September 4, 2014

Written by Tami Benedict  Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died in a New York hospital Thursday, a week after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure. "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," Melissa Rivers said in a statement today. "She p...

Concert Review: Ed Sheeran

Xpress Mag Staff

August 29, 2014

[widgetkit id=6203] Written by Olympia Zampathas Photos by Brenna Cruz   For a Tuesday evening concert and over an hour and a half before the opening act is scheduled to begin, lines on multiple floors wrapping around the SAP Center arena in San Jose are jam-packed with excited fans,...

Summer Mixtape: New Songs Each Week!

Summer Mixtape: New Songs Each Week!

Xpress Mag Staff

June 21, 2014

Summer is officially here, so what better way to celebrate than with some new tunes? We’ve compiled for your listening pleasure, a rad playlist to kick off the summer. We’ll post a Soundcloud playlist each and every week with our favorite tracks to share with you and your friends. This week’...

On the Record: Vinyl Presses Forward

On the Record: Vinyl Presses Forward

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

  <strong>Video by Macy Williams and Daniel A. Nelson</strong> We traveled to El Segundo to Bill Smoth Custom Records to film vinyl records being made. Owner Kevin Smith describes the process of creating wax and and gives his take on the state of the industry.   https...

Tune In, Go Native

Tune In, Go Native

Chantel Genest

May 23, 2014

http://youtu.be/5cnBpwE4pe0 Written by Chantel Genest Photos and video by Tony Santos It is seven thirty at night and as students make their way home and the campus slowly calms, the Creative Arts building is in the midst of an artistic collaboration that will bring the college grounds back to life. Local music...

Dropping the Ball

Dropping the Ball

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

[widgetkit id=6058] Written by Jessica Mendoza Photos by Gavin McIntyre As you walk down the streets in the Marina district, every corner you turn is bursting with restaurants showcasing the finest meals and small boutique shops that carry the cutest clothes. The Marina is the perfect place wh...

Pitch Black Symphony

Chantel Genest

May 14, 2014

Written By Chantel Genest Photographed by Lorisa Salvatin You are acutely aware of a bang and a roar, a drum cymbal between a ticking beat traveling from your left to your right. A toad croaks amidst the mire beneath you, a deep hooting owl hidden in the trees above you. Chirps and a buzzing of a...

Coachella descends on Indio once again.

Xpress Mag Staff

April 26, 2014

Written and Photographed by Anais Fuentes Beaming down from the sky with blistering heat, sun rays cover the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. This isolated desert area, about a dozen miles away from Palm Springs, is normally a quiet and simple town. However, every year around the month...

It’s Small World, After All: Exploring Disney’s pervasiveness into our culture.

Xpress Mag Staff

April 26, 2014

Written by Justice Boles You have seen the trailer for Disney’s Maleficent by now. Starring Angelina Jolie. Has the badass CGI and the creepy song. You know the one… er... three. Anyways, for those of you that don’t know, Maleficent is the villainess from Sleeping Beauty. She’s the one that turns into a dragon that Generic Prince -- Wikipedia ...

Yike or Die

Xpress Mag Staff

April 16, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTNFcoDbBT4&feature=youtu.be Written by Matthew Reyes Photos by Ryan Leibrich It’s raining. Not a welcoming mist rolling over the Bay Area on a calm winter’s day, but a mean one that slaps the flesh in a nonstop syncopated cadence, creating a hollowed-out s...

The Beginning and End as Far as Rap Goes*

Xpress Mag Staff

April 7, 2014

Written by Katie Mullen Photos by Lorisa Salvatin To define hip-hop as a musical genre and culture is to make sense of an oxymoron. The true essence of hip-hop resides on the continuum between intention and interpretation. Hip-hop reflects, and always will reflect, the people that surround it. Drastic differ...

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