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Review of ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

A calendar advertisement of a Netflix movie (Black mirror- bandersnatch)

Marja Ziemer

January 18, 2019

Interactive fiction is nothing new, but "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" is fully aware of that. In fact, the film was maybe too aware of the popularity of “choose your own adventure” books of the ’80s and ’90s, and Netflix is being sued by Chooseco LLC over trademark infringement. Bu...

Review: Pokemon Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon illustration

Anthony Martinez

November 29, 2016

The Pokemon series was recently brought back to life thanks to the Hawaiian-themed seventh generation set of games that was released two weeks ago. From the get-go, the new Sun and Moon versions of the 20-year-old monster capturing franchise are the most innovative and unique. The usual plotline of...

Review: Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine

Photo shows student acting in school play

Donna Lugo

October 12, 2016

The term “fabulation” comes from 1960s American literary critic Robert Scholes. He used it to describe literature that violates, in various ways, standard novelistic expectations. In Christine Menzie’s, “Fabulaton, or the Re-education of Undine,” this is much like the character Undine herself,...

Cafe brings organic food, house-baked pastries to Northridge

Patio seating in the front of Humble Bee Bakery and Cafe on the corner of Saticoy Street and Louise Ave. Photo credit: Genna Gold

Genna Gold

February 10, 2016

Tucked away in an inconspicuous strip mall off of Saticoy Street and Louise Avenue is Humble Bee Bakery & Cafe. Although the location is just as humble and quaint as the name lends to, the delicious menu and atmosphere created by owner Susan Rigali and son Jim Ponanno is worth bragging about. ...

Pixar provides nostalgia in “The Good Dinosaur”

A scene from

Vanessa Barajas

November 24, 2015

Adventure, friendship and self-discovery are some of the many elements that make a memorable film. With "The Good Dinosaur," Pixar has once again tugged at the heartstrings, made you cringe in horror and want to sit up in your chair, almost cheering out loud for the characters. "The Good Dinosaur...

The case for vegan cuisine

The case for vegan cuisine

Aiyi Kang

March 19, 2015

Here are four reasons why a vegetarian diet is good for your health and the health of the planet: To Help Your Heart Limit the meat-eating and you'll be reducing your likelihood for heart disease, the leading cause of death in women. Fatty red meats and processed meats are high in saturated fat, whic...

Ty Segall Releases “Live in San Francisco” & “Mr. Face”

Ty Segall Releases

Madeline Sensibile

January 27, 2015

This month, singer-songwriter Ty Segall will have released two records, one live album, "Live in San Francisco,” and the “Mr. Face” EP. Ty Segall began his solo recording career in 2008. Since then, he has become a wunderkind of the garage and psychedelic rock and roll worlds. Segall has...

“American Sniper” sparks nationwide controversy

Tamara Syed

January 26, 2015

"American Sniper" has caused quite a stir at its home front by breaking box-office records, earning six Academy Award nominations and sparking a controversial debate about the U.S. military and Iraq war. Closing off it's second week at the box office in the number one spot, "Sniper" tells the story of the late U.S. Navy...

Sleater-Kinney Are Back With ‘No Cities To Love’

Sleater-Kinney is back in full force with their new album, No Cities to Love.

Madeline Sensibile

January 20, 2015

Sleater-Kinney haven’t released a record in 10 years. Their last record was The Woods, released in 2005. If you’re a fan of the all girl punk rock band made up of Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss, don’t fret. Sleater-Kinney are back with their 8th studio album, No Cities To Love, ou...

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

Pack up the yellow umbrella kids:

Alex Vejar

March 31, 2014

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,...

Andrew Jackson musical is Bloody, Bloody good

Andrew Jackson musical is Bloody, Bloody good

Alex Vejar

September 28, 2013

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 Jack...

‘Ragtime’ is a musical filled with talent

Taylor Villescas

March 28, 2013

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: afflue...

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