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

Ashley Soley-Cerro

May 12, 2011

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...

‘The Beaver’ is a Disturbingly Good Film

Alison Geller

May 12, 2011

“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...

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

Sharon Hardwick

May 5, 2011

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 director Cary Fukunaga and screenwriter...

Fabs Hot Dogs offers delicious franks from all over

Khara Huberman

May 5, 2011

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’...

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

Samantha Tata

April 28, 2011

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 panc...

O!burger offers a delicious taste of organic

Brian De Los Santos

April 21, 2011

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-n...

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


April 14, 2011

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 intervie...

Adagio Ristorante offers a real taste of Italy

Natalie Estrada

March 24, 2011

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,...

Destroyer’s new album ‘Kaputt’ delivers


March 3, 2011

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...

Local band Sons of August brings together a variety of sounds

Khara Huberman

March 3, 2011

Although he has toured and played numerous shows, J.C. Chan still needs some liquid courage to get him on stage. “(I’m) either drunk or shy,” he said when asked how he performs. “It’s rare that I’m ever in the middle.” Chan plays the mandolin for Sons of August, a local alternative band who recently released their debut album, “Vaudeville.” Last week, the band performed at the Bootleg...

The Grilled Cheese Truck offers comfort food with a gourmet twist

Natalie Estrada

February 24, 2011

It’s lunchtime and you feel your stomach screaming for something to eat.  You need something quick and tasty.  As you walk out of your office, you spot a large, yellow vehicle parked in front of your building. No, it’s not a school bus; it’s The Grilled Cheese Truck. The Grilled Cheese Truck is one of the many specialty food trucks in Los Angeles. Loy...

Radiohead’s ‘The King of Limbs’ doesn’t have legs


February 24, 2011

By Andrew Lopez Radiohead has made a name for themselves by challenging the way listeners think of music. Where we see a platform for verses, chorus and a bridge, Radiohead sees a platform to experiment with sound, time and space. After 18 years of making unclassifiable music, is seems their s...

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