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There’s more to do than listen to music at festivals

Patrick J. Wilkinson March 27, 2014

Maybe we’ve been doing music festivals all wrong. Yes, we’ve shown up to the shows, enjoyed the music, ate when we had to, and fell asleep when our bodies couldn’t take it any longer, only...

Director Alexander Payne on his new film,

Director Alexander Payne on his new film, “Nebraska”

Patrick J. Wilkinson November 29, 2013

It only seemed inevitable that director Alexander Payne would pay homage to his beloved home state of Nebraska by naming one of his films after it. His film credits brim with love for the state, so much...

‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ is bold, messy and brilliant

‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ is bold, messy and brilliant

Patrick J. Wilkinson November 9, 2013

Director Abdellatif Kechiche’s realism is fascinating. It’s also the driving force behind “Blue is the Warmest Color,” a raw filmic meditation on loneliness, affliction, love and letting go. And...

Hitchcock Masterpiece to have a free screening at CSUN

Patrick J. Wilkinson October 26, 2013

“Don’t give away the ending,” warned many of the promotional materials that amped up the mania surrounding “Psycho,” in an effort to keep moviegoers scrambling out of theatres screaming in shock...

The harrowing ‘12 years a slave’ will knock you flat

The harrowing ‘12 years a slave’ will knock you flat

Patrick J. Wilkinson October 17, 2013

If you thought director Steve McQueen’s last two films, “Hunger” and “Shame,” didn’t out right define his goals as a filmmaker, his latest, “12 Years a Slave,” further propels his predilection...

“Gravity” goes the distance

“Gravity” goes the distance

Patrick J. Wilkinson October 9, 2013

“Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron’s follow up to “Children of Men,” is an excitingly peculiar film. Half one-woman stage piece, half human drama set in space rendered across a dark and cold desolate...

Police department holds crime prevention workshop for CSUN students

Patrick J. Wilkinson September 22, 2013

CSUN Department of Police Services (PD) held its first free crime prevention workshop on the second floor of the police station in the training room last Thursday. The workshop was open to students, faculty...

Religious Studies Department hosts its 7th annual lecture honoring a famous Bengali poet

Religious Studies Department hosts its 7th annual lecture honoring a famous Bengali poet

Patrick J. Wilkinson September 12, 2013

The Religious Studies Department hosted its 7th annual Kazi Nazrul Islam lecture on Sept. 12th in the USU West Valley Room. The lecturer was keynote speaker Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott, professor and...

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