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Black Panther & Cultural Conversation

Black Panther & Cultural Conversation

Zanesha Williams

April 15, 2018

Another superhero movie came out this past month. That’s where we are at now. Marvel movies are becoming as essential to American culture as the Super Bowl or the Olympics; we all have to see them. Except Black Panther was more than just another Marvel film. Black Panther is a platform for black artists an...

SF Ballet Review: Romeo & Juliet

SF Ballet Review: Romeo & Juliet

Airha Dominguez

May 19, 2015

Image by laobc via openclipart   The San Francisco Ballet ended its 2015 repertory season with the romantic story of Romeo and Juliet at the War Memorial Opera House on May 9. The principal dancers of the night were Vanessa Zahorian who played Juliet and Joan Boada who played Romeo. ...

The taste of Method Brewing: Beer Expert Review

The taste of Method Brewing: Beer Expert Review

Lissette Vargas

March 20, 2015

One of the Method Brewing guys hands a beer to a customer during the SF Beer Week event Wednesday, Feb. 11. Photos by Daniel Porter Jared Funkhouser has been brewing beer and working in the industry for the past 10 years. He is currently enrolled in SF State’s graduate school problem working on...

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood Review

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood Review

Michael Leri

March 17, 2015

Platforms: PS4, Playstation Vita Release Date: March 3, 2015 The first OlliOlli was the perfect arcadey skating game. Plain and simple. Nailing kickflips and crooked grinds was a sublime way to pass the time before bed or while pooping. A long list of increasingly difficult challenges and huge array of...

Chicago Review: All that jazz

Airha Dominguez

December 8, 2014

A line of sultry female dancers in thin black tights and skimpy costumes sing and dance in wooden chairs for the “Cell Block Tango” a song that narrates how these murderesses finish in jail. The performance is one of the twenty-two performances of Chicago the musical that closed its U.S. tour...

Fleetwood Mac delivers an unforgettable show at Oracle Arena

Chantel Genest

December 5, 2014

Harmony and sentiment filled the Oracle Arena as the recently reunited Fleetwood Mac took the stage Wednesday night. With Christine McVie back behind the keyboard with her low,melodic voice, this On With The Show Tour marks the first time she has appeared on stage with the band since their 1998 The D...

America the Beautiful: Blames Media for Sexualizing America’s Youth

America the Beautiful: Blames Media for Sexualizing America’s Youth

Jannelle Garcia

November 23, 2014

The porn industry, child beauty pageants, and the media were once again the painted culprits of twisting the younger generation’s view and approach to sex in the premiere of Darryl Roberts' film, America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth. Darryl Roberts, former radio host and former host of the Chicag...

The Teardown: Metro: Last Light: Redux

The Teardown: Metro: Last Light: Redux

Michael Leri

November 20, 2014

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC Release Date: August 26, 2014 Average Scores: 83, 84, 84 I saw the Gamefly envelope resting on my bed and my heart sank into my gut (which could have been Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew now that I think about it). I had one thought: "Fuck. This better not be another Ni...

The Resident Evil Within – The Evil Within Review

The Resident Evil Within – The Evil Within Review

Michael Leri

November 14, 2014

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC Release Date: October 14, 2014 There has been nothing worse in gaming than Resident Evil's fall from grace. Of course it would take the series' father to rectify the many mistakes Capcom made in recent years with the once-coveted franchise.. Shinji Mikami, one of th...

The Teardown: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

The Teardown: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Michael Leri

November 5, 2014

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: March 18, 2014 Average Scores: 43, 50, 49 I am sorry, dear reader. I have failed you. But not as much as I failed myself. Just a few weeks ago, I made a promise to not play another new Ninja Gaiden game. I lied. I goofed. I fucked up. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z shot through my mail...

‘Swan Lake’: A modern retelling of a classic love story

Airha Dominguez

October 25, 2014

http://youtu.be/9kdLVO3Alyw A preview of The Australian Ballet's Swan Lake by Calperformances. An elegant set combined with minimalistic props, dramatic lighting, and superb dance techniques make the Australian Ballet’s version of “Swan Lake” a stunning performance. The company performed last S...

Mix music with Crossfader

Alec Fernandes

October 23, 2014

Blare two songs at the same time and chances are it will sound like trash being dumped into a garbage truck. But sometimes it creates a pleasant surprise, like late at night in a Castro bar where Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” mixes perfectly with Iyaz’s song “Replay.” It takes a well-train...

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