Arts & Entertainment

To ban or not to ban: what’s going on with TikTok?

September 22, 2020

By Lanissa Patterson You just might actually be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of TikTok, the viral application where individuals post videos ranging from 15 seconds to a full minute. Originally called Musical.ly, the app has been compared to Vine and Triller. In 2017, Chinese owned company Byte Dance bought Musical.ly for […]

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Social Media: From Then to Now

September 16, 2020

By Kyler Van Vliet Social media consumes everyday life, especially with most people stuck in the house all day, away from friends and family. According to We Are Social, close to 4 billion people are using multiple social media platforms for an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes per day during this pandemic.  This […]

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A Look into Virtual Classes Q&A: Art 100 with Mike Stack

September 11, 2020

By TROY HUTCHISON For the past seven months, the world has been affected by the ongoing pandemic due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19). With business closing and schools moving to online only, it is clear that the effects are still being felt today. In the state of Arizona, numbers have jumped up and down for months. […]

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A New Dark Knight

September 11, 2020

By DALTON GRIJALVA Pattinson? More like BATTINSON. Many actors have taken up the mantle of Batman. From Michael Keatons redefining of the character all the way to Ben Affleck’s homicidal maniac, the character has had everything from shark repellent to the infamous bat nipples. So what exactly could Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson bring to […]

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Black & Proud: a conversation with Mon-ty

August 12, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY Midway through our discussion, Mon-ty delivers a verse from Notorious B.I.G.’s posthumous release, “Come on.” He matches the beloved Biggie’s flow perfectly, slicing through the line “I got seven Mac-11’s, about eight .38’s / Nine 9’s, ten Mac-10’s, the shits never end / You can’t touch my riches / Even if you […]

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Check out ‘Clone Wars’ – you won’t regret it

May 15, 2020

  The title card for the “Siege of Mandalor“ arc photo courtesy of Wikimedia By DALTON GRIJALVA   “Star Wars” in recent years has been the child of two divorced parents. The dad absolutely hates the kid and the mom absolutely loves it. It’s decisive, to say the least.  The “Clone Wars” is the one […]

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Star Wars is Dead and Disney Killed It: A Postmortem

May 5, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY “The dead speak!” it says. Translation: “fuck you, audience!” The best thing I can say about the Star Wars Prequel trilogy is at least George Lucas was trying something different.  Damning with faint praise, yes, but dammit, faint praise is praise nonetheless. It’s important to remember that, at his core, Lucas is […]

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I stream, You Stream.

April 16, 2020

Photo of AMC courtesy of Wikimedia. By DALTON GRIJALVA Even though movie theaters across the country are closed, the show must go on. Many believe that movie-viewing would transition to mainly streaming in the near future. The virus has sped up that process. Many movies scheduled for March and April releases have been pushed back […]

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Algiers soundtrack the apocalypse on “There is No Year”

March 11, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY “There is No Year” begins where “The Underside of Power” left off: Franklin James Fisher powerfully performing poetry atop a flurry of synthesizer and drum machine. “We’re reaching out in order to get shot down / while the world around us just implodes,” he remarks, a theme that will be explored for […]

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Worst of the worst, rated by Razzies

March 5, 2020

By ANGEL CANEZ The 40th anniversary of the Golden Raspberry Awards is soon upon us to award the worst Tinseltown has offered.  2019’s list of losers includes: “A Madea Family Funeral,” marking Tyler Perry’s fourth Razzie  nomination; John Travolta’s star turn in “The Fanatic”; horror thriller “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” starring Hillary Duff; PTSD-addled […]

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