Extravagant Baroque-inspired suits, Spanish Flamenco music, and colorful uninhibited witches. At first, the audience wonders if they are in the right theater. The play begins with a Flamenco performance, where the traditionally very Scottish General Macbeth looks like a Spanish Torero as he shouts a loud "Ole!"Read More
Money. It's a five-letter word. It's a word everyone is familiar with. Seemingly simple, it's the nucleus of modern society. It's like the Cabaret song goes, "money makes the world go ‘round." It's also the thing college students are most concerned about.Read More
Art gallery La Luz de Jesus' new art opening debuted on May 3, and runs through June 2. One room features a debut solo exhibition by Matthew Couper, and a second room holds a group exhibition titled “Onward.”Read More
The teenage boy’s ears are blown out, and blackish crimson is flooding out of his nose. A Nazi paratrooper is ensnared in the trees above him, struggling to grab a hold of a machine gun and spray the boy down with bullets. The teenage girl, her grip limply holding the strap of her rifle, once so eager to fight the enemy, has the opportunity to take her shot and defend her new friend.Read More
“Sailin’ off to search the islands gone west for somethin’ new found paniolo and wave riders, but choose neither,” sings American singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat to a full house at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on May 10.Read More
“Penguins," Disney’s newest addition to the Disneynature series, released on April 17, focuses on Adelie penguins-- often overlooked in favor of their taller, arguably more regal looking cousins, the Emperor penguins. The film captures Adelie in all of their awkward squawky glory.Read More
For the second year in a row, the Santa Monica College (SMC) Chemistry Club has been awarded the Outstanding Award of Excellence from the American Chemical Society, being the only community college awardees of all the societies chapters.Read More
Avengers: Endgame opened in local theaters April 25, breaking box office records. A staggering earning of $1.2 billion worldwide was reported as of Sunday morning, as thousands of movie theater chains scrambled to add more showtimes to accommodate ticket demands.Read More
Four punching bags sway gently in a large, white-brick room. Rows of bright yellow boxing gloves adorn the adjacent wall, waiting to be put on. In the corner, a makeshift boxing ring stands, beckoning passersby to "get off the ropes" and "knock debt out."
While navigating Santa Monica’s traffic-filled streets, one may be too focused on avoiding a fender bender to notice UnUrban Coffee House on the corner of Pico Blvd and Urban Ave. However, this shop has acted as a hub for community and caffeine since its doors opened in 1995.
Irvin Meneses stood calmly defiant at the dais. He wore a grey beanie and a T-shirt displaying a cartoon image of President Donald Trump being shot in the head. Meneses recited his poem with nonchalance, dropping words into the audience like hand grenades.Read More
Jon Mayer (not the pop star) is a Jazz pianist who has recorded with John Coltrane and led bands with celebrated jazz musicians like Billy Higgins and Ron Carter. His career began in New York in the 1950s, and it took him to places like France where he performed with Chet Baker at the Blue Note Jazz Club. His path even landed him some gigs writing material for Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra.Read More
Wearing a trench coat covered in plastic straws, Carla Claure Santa Monica College (SMC) Plastic Free president stands on stage in one of the Center for Media and Design’s auditoriums. This coat is not meant to be a fashion statement;Read More
Crazy Rich Asian's co-screenwriter, Adele Lim, shared her story at Santa Monica College's (SMC) Center for Media Design campus on March 28th. Lim moved from Malaysia to the United States in order to major in Communications at Emerson College in Boston after being encouraged to attend school in a English speaking country.Read More
According to the National Public Radio (NPR), the second half of the twentieth century saw the rise of federal surveillance programs that attempted to discredit and dismantle civil rights organizations, including the Chicano movement.Read More
Veteran drummer Kenny Sara's concert will bring the music of New Orleans to Santa Monica College (SMC) on Friday, May 10 at the Performing Arts Center (PAC). When Sara began talking about musical genres, and how they apply to New Orleans musical culture, he used this analogy to describe it: “New OrleansRead More
On March 26, Santa Monica College (SMC) hosted its Annual Health and Wellness Fair in an attempt to inform students about the services they provide, and remind them that struggles are obstacles in life that one can overcome. The fair consisted of booths focused on mental, physical, and sexual health.
“One day you’re in and the next day you’re out”, a phrase coined by super model Heidi Klum, has been quoted by members of the fashion industry since the saying’s inception during her tenure on the hit reality showProject Runway. TRead More
On the far side of a darkened stage, William Shakespeare sits hunched over his desk, quill in hand, as he struggles to write what would one day would become one of his most famous sonnets. "Shall I compare thee to — to — a mummer's play?" Shakespeare says before being joined onstage by his fellow playwright, Christopher Marlowe, who suggests, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"Read More
On January 2nd, Carl’s Jr. began the rollout of a collaboration with Beyond Meat, introducing the “Beyond Famous Star” burger at more than 1,000 locations nationwide. This was the company’s first step in a plant-based direction, and a somewhat unexpected one coming from a brand that had previously been associated with an audience consisting almost exclusively of meat eaters.Read More