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Pack up the yellow umbrella kids: “How I Met Your Mother” says goodbye

Pack up the yellow umbrella kids: “How I Met Your Mother” says goodbye

Warning: If you haven’t watched the How I Met Your Mother finale, you probably should. Like now. We’ll wait. The series finale in two paragraphs. Ready? Go! The mother dies. She’s been dead for the entire series. There, it’s out there. Oh, and her name was Tracy. Barney and Robin get divorced, and Barney is […]

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Andrew Jackson musical is Bloody, Bloody good

Andrew Jackson musical is Bloody, Bloody good

Learning about a United States president has never been more entertaining. CSUN’s production of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” written by Alex Timbers and directed by Garry Lennon, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, is an inappropriately catchy rock musical based on the life of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States. Jackson, played […]

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‘Ragtime’ is a musical filled with talent

Ragtime is a colorful and charming musical outlining the social tensions of the budding 19th century America. Full of big glitzy performances and huge group dance numbers, CSUN’s talent really shines in this broadway classic. The story follows three main groups in turn-of-the-century New York: affluent whites, African-Americans and immigrants. These three groups each have […]

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Joyce’s Coffee Shop provides cheap breakfast food for those on a tight budget

Eating on a budget is important to most college students, and Joyce’s Coffee Shop makes it easy. While the busy city bustles around CSUN, Joyce’s provides Northridge with a small neighborhood feel, so people of all ages can get away from the hectic city vibe and enjoy a quality cup of coffee served by a […]

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‘The Beaver’ is a Disturbingly Good Film

“The Beaver,” director and co-star Jodie Foster’s latest film, is a mental rollercoaster. The movie, which is only playing at a handful of theaters, stars Academy Award winner Mel Gibson as Walter Black, a husband who has sunk so low in his depression that his wife (Foster) kicks him out. Walter unsuccessfully attempts suicide, but […]

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Latest ‘Jane Eyre’ adaptation explores the dark side of love

It’s the book that’s been adapted countless times: a mini-series, radio shows, plays, television shows and, of course, movies. Those born between 1915 and 2011 should have a rough idea what “Jane Eyre,” the 1847 gothic novel by Charlotte Bronte, is all about. The latest storytellers to have a go at the well-known story was […]

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Fabs Hot Dogs offers delicious franks from all over

The first visual customers will notice when walking into the casual mustard-yellow and ketchup-red themed hot dog stand is its enticing house specialty dogs menu. Fab Hot Dogs offers 23 house specials, many of which are inspired by regional versions of gourmet meaty wieners in a bun. The restaurant’s original concept was to have hot […]

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‘American’ creatively looks into the life of comedian Bill Hicks

Finally comedy fans are able to spend a little more time with Bill Hicks. Hicks has been described as the greatest comedian you’ve never heard of, and one of the most prolific comedians the United States has ever produced. A rather lofty title earned by a man who died at 32 years old of pancreatic […]

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O!burger offers a delicious taste of organic

The concoction of toasted or grilled buns, juicy red tomatoes, freshly cut lettuce, onions, ketchup, mustard and, most importantly, a beef patty, is recognized as the all-American food staple. O!burger accomplishes the savory task in a fresh way: everything they serve is strictly organic and all-natural. O!burger, a fast food joint in West Hollywood specializes in […]

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Lykke Li’s new album ‘Wounded Rhymes’ is ageless

By Andrew Lopez Lykke Li is a young woman in an old soul’s body. While she is most well-known for her contribution to “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack, it’s interesting to note that she hadn’t ever heard of the ‘tween phenomenon before the offer. According to an interview with NPR, she accepted because she […]

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Adagio Ristorante offers a real taste of Italy

With a wide assortment of stores and restaurants, Ventura Boulevard is one of San Fernando Valley’s primary thoroughfares. While driving down this busy boulevard, you might miss the opportunity to enjoy hearty, homemade Italian food, if you don’t know where to look. Concealed among storefronts and neon signs on Ventura Boulevard, Adagio Ristorante, with its […]

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Destroyer’s new album ‘Kaputt’ delivers

By Andrew Lopez Dan Bejar, who has released nine albums under the “Destroyer” name for over 10 years, has always been distinct in sound and style. From the often-indecipherable poetry that are his lyrics, to complex song structures that challenge most first-time listeners, Bejar has found permanency in the eclectic. On his latest effort, “Kaputt,” […]

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