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Downtown LA alleyway inhabited by Arts District Flea Market

Downtown LA alleyway inhabited by Arts District Flea Market

While roaming the streets of the Art District in Los Angeles you are sure to come across many sporadically placed artistic gems. Coffee shops and graffiti art linger around nearly every corner. Industrial warehouses juxtapose sky-high portraits painted on brick and concrete walls. And down one unsuspecting alley in the heart of the district, there […]

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Interpol delivers fifth studio album after four year absence

Interpol delivers fifth studio album after four year absence

  It’s difficult to imagine that Interpol would have as much a toehold in the indie scene today as they did in their pre-Obama years. What was once a group of championed indie darlings quickly became an entry on driving mixtapes long past. While the careers of Dan Auerbach, Alex Turner and Brandon Flowers saw […]

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Apple vs. Samsung, the smartphone battle continues

Apple vs. Samsung, the smartphone battle continues

The battle of the smart phones seems to be an endless feud between suppliers and consumers. As undergraduates it’s important that the right phone is chosen to suit everyday student life.  While many may argue that cost might be the most crucial factors in choosing a phone, Samsung and Apple products seem to be worth […]

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Geek Clash dishes on movies and disabling their cable

    It’s another Geek Clash, and this week we’re on a tangent marathon. That’s right, the crew is pretty dry this week, so listen in as Lita, Josh and Trevor talk about disappointing movies based on video games, terrible scripts, and getting rid of our cable. Geek Clash is available every Wednesday on the […]

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Geek Clash welcomes third host

It didn’t take long for “Geek Clash” to evolve into its new, triple threat form. This week we welcome Lita Van Houten to the show, joining Josh and Trevor as your hosts. In her inaugural episode, Lita continues our fall preview from last week, geeking out over some of the upcoming television shows. Also on […]

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Summer exhibits showcase classic photography and memorabilia

Summer exhibits showcase classic photography and memorabilia

If you’re a music lover, you are not going to want to miss the summer exhibit, “California Dreamin:’ The Sounds of Laurel Canyon 1965-1977” featured in the Grammy Museum, located in the heart of downtown at LA Live. The exhibit features photography, music and memorabilia from artists of the Laurel Canyon music scene and showcases […]

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House of Blues scheduled for demolition

House of Blues scheduled for demolition

  The Hollywood House of Blues, the iconic venue and home to many bands, musicians and entertainers, is reported to close and will be replaced with a hotel development. Pre-construction and demolition is scheduled to begin toward the end of 2015. This 1500 capacity venue opened in 1994 and has shared its stage with hundreds […]

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Will Netflix be the end of the studio era?

Will Netflix be the end of the studio era?

  The way viewers consume media is drastically different today than 20 years ago.  Many Americans, especially the younger generations, have probably not rented or bought a physical copy of a movie in ages. Today, audiences are watching media via DVR or online streaming instead of viewing during the broadcaster’s original time slot.  Youtube reported […]

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“Sparks” fly on Imogen Heap’s fourth studio album

“Sparks” fly on Imogen Heap’s fourth studio album

British singer- songwriter Imogen Heap celebrates this year with her summer release of Sparks, her fourth studio album. Heap is well known in the electronica-ambient scene dating back to 2005 with her hit “Hide and Seek,” which topped both British and American charts. Heap has also won awards for “best engineered album,” and has climbed […]

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New Zealand singer Kimbra, incorporates art with her latest album “The Golden Echo”

New Zealand singer Kimbra, incorporates art with her latest album “The Golden Echo”

Though most people know of 24-year-old New Zealand native Kimbra from her 2013 power duet with Gotye, she is proving herself to be much more than a featured voice. Her newest album “The Golden Echo” was released last Tuesday and features an evolved sound that stands out on its own. Since the sultry sounds of […]

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Summer music festivals that rocked the month of August

Summer music festivals that rocked the month of August

  There’s more to California’s music festival scene than Coachella. The month of August hosted a variety of music festivals that included the likes of The Strokes, Kanye West, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Outside Lands of San Francisco, Echo Park Rising, and Fuck Yeah Fest (FYF) of Downtown Los Angeles spanned across the […]

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Welcome to Geek Clash!

To help Culture Clash usher in the Fall 2014 semester, as well as satiate your palate for all things “geek,” we would like to properly introduce the Sundial exclusive podcast, Geek Clash. Throughout the semester, your hosts, Josh and Trevor, will be bringing you their insight on the latest in games, movies and shows, along […]

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