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Culture Clash Podcast: Summer television, indie games and bad movies

  This time on the Culture Clash podcast, Josh and Trevor talk about “The Leftovers,” “The Strain” and a few indie games, “To The Moon” and “Banner Saga.” They also talk about a few summer blockbuster and lastly dedicate some time to one of the best/worst movies of the last ten years, “The Happening.”

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Culture Clash Podcast: E3 2014 and the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

This time on the Culture Clash Podcast, Josh and Trevor discuss the highlights of this year’s E3 show and geek out over the “Game of Thrones” season four finale.

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Culture Clash Podcast: Indie games, summer movies and ‘Game of Thrones’

  Welcome to the relaunch of Josh and Trevor’s podcast now titled, “Culture Clash.” When we first launched the show at the start of the Spring 2014 semester, we set out to create a bi-weekly podcast geared towards video game news and reviews. After two months of consistent shows, we branched out into movie coverage […]

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Cosplay is never consent: don’t harass your fellow fan

Cosplay is never consent: don’t harass your fellow fan

For cosplayers, Halloween is not the only opportunity to don a costume in public without being a deviant… or so we thought. Cosplay, short for “costume play”, is often seen at conventions where participants dress up to resemble characters from cartoons, comics, anime, video games, movies and so forth. While it is an engaging way […]

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Broken screens and malfunctioning phones make big business

Broken screens and malfunctioning phones make big business

Pulling out a smartphone only to watch it free fall onto the concrete is not a pretty picture — in fact, it’s probably one of the worst things a college student can witness. Without a cover or case, it only takes one clumsy accident to break a phone or electronic device, regardless of how recently […]

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Los Angeles Metro station destinations to visit over summer

Los Angeles Metro station destinations to visit over summer

  Seventy-five years ago this month, Los Angeles saw the opening of its first, and largest-to-date, central train terminal. Union Station has served as a hub for public transportation for several generations, while paying homage to California’s missionary heritage in its design and architecture. Today, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, otherwise known as Metro, owns the […]

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How to survive your first convention

How to survive your first convention

  June is nearly upon us, which means it’s that time of year again: temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer and the air is almost electric with anticipation.  Yes, the season we’ve all been waiting for is just about here!  What? No, not summer.  Convention season!  With so many great anime and comic […]

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Summertime conventions calendar

Event:Wyrd Con Description:Fantasy nerds and Dungeon and Dragons masters should check out Wyrd Con. This con is steeped in classes, workshops and panels to help guests learn about professional writing and gaming. The convention will also be hosting the largest tournament of LARP-ing and various tabletop roleplaying games available to the average California nerd. Date: […]

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The commercialization of conventions

Conventions are for geeks, right? Wrong!  Comic-Con, E3, Anime Expo and all the rest of those nerd fests have the ability to attract huge crowds and even bigger business. But it wasn’t always this way.  When Comic-Con International: San Diego (or San Diego Comic Convention) first started in 1970 there were only about 300 people […]

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CTVA Senior Film Showcase to spotlight student productions

CTVA Senior Film Showcase to spotlight student productions

The curtains will unfold on a talented bill of CSUN film majors Wednesday, May 7th at the Senior Film Showcase. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. and free to the public, student film screenings will be held in the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, located at 5220 Lankershim Blvd. in […]

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Video Game Podcast: not at all about video games, let’s talk ‘Star Wars’

Video Game Podcast: not at all about video games, let’s talk ‘Star Wars’

This time on Josh and Trevor’s Gaming Podcast the boys put aside their gaming banter and focus another spectrum of the geek domain: “Star Wars.” With the cast for the newest installment recently announced, Josh and Trevor give their take on who got a part and their hopes for the new trilogy.

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Titan syndrome: Americans get into the spirit of giant monsters

Titan syndrome: Americans get into the spirit of giant monsters

No one knows giant monsters and machines like the Japanese.  However, America appears to be scooting its way onto the shelf with remakes like the “Transformers” series and the upcoming “Godzilla” film. Granted, these were imports, but the success of more original concepts such as “Pacific Rim” and the recent “Titanfall” video game show that […]

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