Category: Arts and Entertainment

Vegan Depot turns Corona green

By Alyssa Aldrete “I’m sorry but I don’t have any more food to give you,” Chef Leah Malveaux announced to a long line of hungry customers waiting outside of the bright green Kick Ass Vegan food truck. “We’ve sold out, but thank you for waiting for our food!” Kick Ass Vegan was the last in

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Disney’s “Mulan” sparks boycotts

By Justin Yoth A live-action reboot of an animated classic is stirring unease for Disney lovers.  “Mulan,” released Sept. 4 on Disney+, was originally set to release in theaters March 27, but was postponed three times due to COVID-19 safety regulations. “Mulan” is based on the 1998 animated film and attempts to realistically mirror the

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Series Review: ‘Ratched’ mirrors ‘American Horror Story’

By Kyiesha Chavez A popular literary villain got an origin story on Netflix’s new show “Ratched.”  The eight-episode season premiered Sept. 18 on the streaming platform. The show was directed and produced by Ryan Murphy, who is most known for projects such as FX’s “American Horror Story” and Netflix’s “The Politician.” It also stars “AHS”

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Former Riverside City College student goes from lectures to love songs

Correction: In a previous version of this story, we incorrectly referred to Lucy Eaton’s producer as Eric Lee. His name is Marcus Lee. By Alyssa Aldrete Like most young adults, 21-year-old Lucy Eaton enrolled in college to forge a new path for herself.  Through a series of chances taken and opportunities met, she has now

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Machine Gun Kelly defies the odds, wins VMA

By Kyiesha Chavez “Still in mental shock that we might get a moon man,” rapper and actor Colson Baker, otherwise known as Machine Gun Kelly, tweeted July 30 about MTV announcing this year’s Video Music Awards nominees.  What made his nomination even more special was that it was for “Best Alternative Video,” a category that

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Recipe: Recreating Remy’s world famous ratatouille

By Stephanie Arenas The 2007 animation film “Ratatouille” left a lasting impression on my childhood.  It’s story-driven, cleverly imaginative and most importantly — visually appealing. The scene that stuck with me most was when Anton Ego, a brutal food critic, tastes chef rat Remy’s ratatouille dish, which then transports Ego back to a childhood memory.

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The Netflix movie causing all the drama

By Justin Romeo Amran Yoth Netflix just debuted a controversial French film despite heavy public backlash and calls for the streaming service to be canceled. “Cuties” released Sept. 9, received immense criticism from many across the social media from the start.  The film’s trailer features an 11-year-old Muslim girl, Amy (Fathia Youssouf, 14), who defies

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Remembering ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman

By Jennifer Torres The days of COVID-19 have been a roller coaster where every day we seem to lose another legend.   Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played Black American icons ranging from Jackie Robinson to Marvel’s inspirational Black Panther, died of colon cancer Aug. 29. He was 43. Boseman battled colon cancer since 2016 and

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American Cholo pushes for Brown unity and political participation

By Erik Galicia Hollywood is perceived across the globe as the land of stars and glamour.  But just across the hills that hold the world famous Hollywood sign lie the barrios of North Hollywood, which in the 1980s and ’90s were plagued by gang violence. That’s where Gil Tejada, 41, got his start. He spent

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Movie Review: “The Tax Collector” reinforces negative Hispanic stereotypes

By Stephanie Arenas Another formulaic Latino gang film has stained Latinx culture. Filmmaker David Ayer produced a poorly written storyline with his thriller “The Tax Collector,” which further cemented stereotypes about the Hispanic community. Gangster enforcers Creeper (Shia Lebeouf) and David Cuevas (Bobby Soto) work collecting taxes from Los Angeles street gangs for a prison

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