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Brokechella offers an snapshot of LA culture on the cheap

Brokechella offers an snapshot of LA culture on the cheap

Brokechella is a fairly new event in Los Angeles. It is similar to Coachella, however it has a smaller, more intimate style. The event began three years ago and has since grown to fill a local site in the art district near downtown Los Angeles. This year saw four stages filled with music, as well as […]

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CSUN students took a marijuana poll, here are the results

CSUN students took a marijuana poll, here are the results
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Baking ‘edible’ desserts with cannabutter

If you find yourself with a case of the munchies this 4/20 weekend, bust out the bakeware and put your cannabutter to good use. Cannabutter is made by melting butter and infusing it with marijuana and then resolidifying the butter. The THC, the active chemical in marijuana, binds with the fats in the butter and […]

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Clearing the smoke on the real history of 420

The origins of the infamous 4/20 holiday, remain shrouded in mystery to most. Some claim that the date was chosen in honor of Hitler’s birthday or Bob Marley’s death, or that it represents the number of active chemicals in cannabis, while others insist that it was 1970s police code for a “smoking in progress.” But […]

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Stoner selections: Regular show is perfect for an evening on the couch

Stoner selections: Regular show is perfect for an evening on the couch

It’s about that time of year again, and I don’t mean spring. This year, the world-wide “holiday” known to all reefers and stoners as 4/20, falls on the Christian holiday of Easter Sunday. After properly observing and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and maybe asking for forgiveness for the next “sin” you may be […]

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Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Pot continues to be just as hot topic in Hollywood as it is on Capitol Hill. In the mid-1930s, marijuana began cropping up in films around the same time that the government was taking legislative steps to control it. Today, stoner films have become wildly popular with more mainstream stars picking up a pipe, while […]

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Birds of a feather can overcome addiction together

Birds of a feather can overcome addiction together

In tune with this week’s theme, let’s talk harmful habits. Being involved with someone who is battling their own demons can put a strain on any relationship. Anything from substance abuse to mental health issues that can cross over into the relationship territory can be tricky. These situations often put you in the uncomfortable position […]

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Calendar of events: April 17 – 23

Event: Record Store Day Description: Record Surplus is hosting a three-day long, storewide sale. While the weekend sale starts on Friday, the slew of limited edition vinyls for sale don’t hit the floor until the following day. This event is perfect for any music lover, whether you’ve never bought a vinyl in your mp3-privileged life, […]

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Radioactive seafood market takes over West Gallery

Radioactive seafood market takes over West Gallery

Ever wanted to go to a black-lit fish market? Now’s your chance. At CSUN’s West Gallery in the art department, professor Edie Pistolesi, with the help of several other art professors, worked with about 160 students to create a radioactive seafood market to symbolize the dangers of nuclear activity. The exhibit, two semesters in the […]

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Free LA Opera choral production to be held at VPAC

Free LA Opera choral production to be held at VPAC

Two free concerts performed by the LA Opera Chorus will be held Sunday afternoon at the Valley Performing Arts Center. Featuring highlights from “Madame Butterfly” and “Carmen,” the set will be conducted by Grant Gershon at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Audience members will also have a chance to sing along. The performance is part of […]

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LA’s thrifty alternative to Coachella to host its fourth year

LA’s thrifty alternative to Coachella to host its fourth year

Too poor (or too slow) to score a ticket in Indio? The fourth annual Brokechella Art & Music Festival in Downtown has you covered. This year’s event, to be held Saturday, April 19, will see a bloc party of indie music acts, art installations, food trucks and vendors. Headliners include electronic folk duo yOya, folk blues band […]

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‘Winter Soldier’ sees Captain America take on the modern world

‘Winter Soldier’ sees Captain America take on the modern world

Whether in the animated series “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” or the last “Avengers” movie, it has always been readily apparent that Steve Rogers is a man out time, but never more so than in the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But let’s backtrack a bit. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” places us […]

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