Month: May 2008

Trip-hop may be dead, Portishead is not

Portishead will always be creepy sounding. Its sound conjures up old spy films, dark alleyways and the foreboding sense that something dark and beautiful has come to get you. Not to mention the band has a certain mystery to its look. It’s been years since Beth Gibbons soberly crooned that nobody loved her on 1994’s “Dummy.

Two teams enter, one team wins

This year promises to be a great year for the NBA playoffs. In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers continued their hot streak into the playoffs, sweeping the Denver Nuggets 4-0. For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, and Derreck Fisher all averaged at least 11 points in the series.


For the past two years, Riverside Community College District has been in the process of searching for a permanent chancellor. Many applied for the position, but the Board of Trustees had narrowed it down to two candidates. The two candidates were Raul Rodriguez, superintendent/president of San Joaquin Delta Community College, and Troy Justesen, U.

Downey strikes while the ‘Iron’ is hot

Its official, Tony Stark is the ultimate womanizing superhero of all time. Bruce Wayne has nothing on him. “Iron Man” is the latest superhero to come off the pages of comics and get the one hundred and forty million dollar treatment. However, unlike previous movies that are based on other “Marvel” properties like “Spiderman,” “Daredevil,” and “X-MEN,” this movie is the first film to be released under the “Marvel Studios” banner.

The geeks shall inherit the earth

North Korea has wiped out southern California with nuclear weapons. You are among the few survivors that escaped the radiation and destruction and fled into the wilderness. How long would you expect to survive? Would your ability to make fast food or hand back change add to your chances of survival? Would being the best gamer in the state or the top poet at your school increase your odds at foraging for food or hunting? In Peter Bagge’s graphic novel titled “Apocalypse Nerd,” we follow the life of a software engineer named Perry.