Civitello & The Gourmandise

Daniel Dokter
March 24, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

My scents were activated as the aromas of lemon, mint, Italian parsley, and caramelized onions were mixed together in a deliciously aromatic concoction. As guest chef and author Linda Civitello demonstrated how to make a basic yet exceptional meal, a man in the crowd asked, “Where can I find the recipe?” Civitello... Read more »

Movie Review: 21 Jump Street

Samantha Perez
March 23, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as an unconventional, goofball cop duo in the new action-comedy “21 Jump Street.” Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have taken the 1980’s crime drama of the same name, and employed the comedic talents of hot, young Hollywood. The end result is nothing short... Read more »

Upper West: A Fun Take on the American Menu

Karolin Axelsson
March 14, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Every now and then, everyone can use a break from the studying, and divert from the typical student diet of Ramen Noodles, cheap fast food, and cereal. The American menu at the restaurant Upper West, located at 3321 Pico Blvd. is fun and interesting with twists like Walla Walla onion marmalade offered... Read more »

Rihanna keeps it “Loud” with new album

Neelofer Lodhy, Staff Writer
November 23, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

With her number one single "Only Girl (In the World)," pop star Rihanna has once again lured fans in with another album. "Loud," the singer's latest album proves that the girl knows what she's doing, and is destined to stay at the top of the charts. The album opens up with... Read more »

A Day to Remember releases new hardcore album

Neelofer Lodhy, Staff Writer
November 23, 2010
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After a long anticipated wait, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has produced another successful album for A Day to Remember: "What Separates Me From You." Not long after their third prior album, the band has delivered another masterpiece that fans have embraced with open arms.... Read more »

“Deathly Hallows” film strays from the usual direction

Guiliana Dakdouk, Design Editor
November 23, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 1," for those as affectionate towards the books as the movies, embodied a spiritual experience upon entering the theater at midnight on Friday. The hype and press surrounding the novel story line of "The Deathly Hallows" created... Read more »

Skyline a sub-par sci-fi film

Sean Hunt, Staff Writer
November 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Online Exclusive, Reviews

What is it that is so appealing about Earth that they seem to be invading us in every movie? We don't seem to be taking care of it very well and surely there are better planets in the neighborhood. "Skyline" follows in the footsteps of other alien invasion flicks, but instead of earth, they... Read more »

Kid Cudi’s sophomore album a solid effort

Neelofer Lodhy, Staff Writer
November 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Online Exclusive, Reviews

Although Kid Cudi may be dealing with a lot of personal issues in life, luckily for him, his music seems to drown out the surrounding buzz. Just a year later he has released "Man on the Moon Part II: The Legend of Mr. Rager," the follow up to "Man on the Moon." Produced by... Read more »

“Due Date” provides adequate amount of laughs

Sean Hunt, Staff Writer
November 9, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Todd Phillips has had his hands on some of the best recent comedies, including the surprise hit "The Hangover." With "Due Date," Phillips returns again with a road trip movie, and while not as funny as some of Phillips' other work, "Due Date" is still a good laugh. The premise... Read more »

Barfly: Mountain Bar

By John Stapleton IV, Web Editor
November 2, 2010
Filed under Health & Lifestyle, Reviews

If I had to be completely honest – and by the very virtue of being Barfly, I do – Mountain Bar would score a perfect middle on any scale of greatness. In fact, I almost had to use a thesaurus to find enough synonyms for "counterbalanced" to describe this far-from-great-but-not-nearly-shitty... Read more »

“Speak Now” good, but still elementary

Cyndi Gomez, Staff Writer
November 2, 2010
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Taylor Swift carries an atomic weapon: the ability to lyrically belittle her bullies. Yet, her latest effort "Speak Now" fails at delivering that ultimate punch that could possibly elongate her career. For a barely 21-year-old, it's incredible to fathom that two thirds of... Read more »

“Four Lions”: A hilarious “How-not-to” guide to martyrdom

Sean Hunt, Staff Writer
November 2, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Comedy has a magical way of finding the hilarity in an otherwise serious subject. The film "Four Lions" by director Chris Morris tackles one of today's most serious subjects, terrorism, and manages to find the heart and ridiculousness in it. The film follows four British... Read more »