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Honoring Miguel León-Portilla at the 2019 Mesoamerican Symposium

Hosted by the Art History Society of Cal State L.A. a gallery of various works of art was available to those in attendance of the symposium in honor of Miguel Loen-Poertilla last Saturday at the University Student-Union.

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2019

A minute of silence was held for Mexican historian and anthropologist Miguel León-Portilla at the “1519, the Arrival of Strangers: Indigenous Art and Voices” three-day symposium.  León-Portilla was a prominent scholar on the language and culture of the Aztecs. The Art History Society (AHS) ...

“Joker” is a Near Comic Book Film Masterpiece

Joker Movie Poster.

Joshua Letona, Copy Editor

October 4, 2019

A string of disappointments made Warner Bros. change its strategy for a shared DC film universe. Now, the studio is fulfilling its promise of director driven films by releasing “Joker,” an R-rated, complete standalone origin story for the iconic DC villain.  Set in the 1980s, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoe...

“It Chapter Two” Floats in a Satisfying, If Uneven, Finale

Press Release Image of IT Chapter Two.

Joshua Letona, Copy Editor

September 7, 2019

Director Andy Muschietti returns to the helm for “It Chapter Two” to bring audiences the long-awaited finale between the Losers’ Club and Pennywise the Clown. Picking up 27 years after the events of the first film, “It Chapter Two” finds the now grown-up Losers’ Club fulfilling the pr...

Daniel Caesar at the Greek Theatre

Daniel Caesar enjoying a standing ovation before preforming his next song

Erick Brigham, Multimedia Journalist

August 27, 2019

Monday, Aug. 26, Daniel Caesar performed his new album Case Study 01 live at the Greek Theatre where he also performed singles such as “Who Hurt U” and “Best Part.” With well over 4,000 people in attendance, Daniel Caesar’s performance was above and beyond the normal expectations with many s...

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” is Another Tarantino Classic

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Press Release Poster.

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

August 5, 2019

Promising 10 films out of his career, movie lovers are now at the ninth film by director Quentin Tarantino. After back-to-back westerns, Tarantino sets for a 60s Hollywood love letter, putting his stamp on his new film “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” Set in the late 1960s, “Once Upon a Time…...

Disney Stands Critic Proof

Simba, voiced by Donald Glover in the live-action The Lion King film

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

July 25, 2019

“The Lion King” is the third Disney classic to live-action film this year to be received with a mixed reaction from critics. With a $191 million domestic opening weekend, “The Lion King” has a new record for the largest opening for a film in July while currently holding a 52% on Rotten Tom...

The Toys Are Back In Town

Child's Play Theatrical Poster (left) and Toy Story 4 theatrical poster (right)

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

July 1, 2019

Cinema’s most iconic toys return to the big screen. Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” and Orion Pictures’ reboot of “Child’s Play” both released over the weekend.  Leading up to the release, the marketing campaign for “Child’s Play” had posters featuring Chucky having murdered ...

Dot & Dough Opens for Business

A line of people stretching down the sidewalk shortly before the grand opening of Dot _ Dough Doughnuts this past Saturday.

Monica Tamayo, Staff Writer

June 24, 2019

Dozens of people waited anxiously outside of Monterey Park’s newest bakery in town, Dot & Dough, for their grand opening. Located at 141 N Atlantic Boulevard , Dot & Dough has already been featured in LA Eater as one of Los Angeles’s 14 most delectable donut shops. During the opening customers...

L.A. Beer Week is a-brewin

Attendees were given complimentary glass cups to sample beer..

Isaac Gutierrez, Copy Editor

June 17, 2019

Produced by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, the 11th annual L.A. Beer Week is underway with its Kickoff Festival last Saturday that featured over 200 different beers from over 90 different local breweries. Located at Los Angeles Center Studios, in the heart of Downtown L.A., attendees who p...

“Dark Phoenix” Burns Out at the Box Office

Press release of Dark Phoenix, property of 20th Century Fox.

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

June 17, 2019

The final entry of the X-Men franchise burned out at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, “Dark Phoenix” opened to a franchise low of $32.8 million, taking the number two spot for last weekend’s domestic box office behind “The Secret Life of Pets 2.” In its second weekend, the...

LA Pride Parade 2019

The first to go by in the Pride Parade marched in front of a big ballon Pride sign, which kicked off the parade in West Hollywood this past Sunday.

Brian Delgado, Josh Mejia, and Marisa Vasquez

June 10, 2019

This past Sunday, businesses, media companies, celebrities and the surrounding communities came together in the city of West Hollywood to celebrate the unification of the LGBTQ+ community. According to the Library of Congress, the month of June is honored as Pride Month due to the Manhattan Stonewall ...

Godzilla Hits the Theaters After Five-Year Hibernation

Press release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, property of Warner Brothers.

Isaac Gutierrez, Copy Editor

June 1, 2019

Godzilla makes his long-anticipated return to the silver screen in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”   Top secret crypto-zoology agency, Monarch, tries to save humanity from “Titans”; godlike monsters that awakened from their deep hibernation. Among these Titans is Godzilla. As he goe...

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