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The leads of San Diego Civic Youth Ballets Nutcracker production.

Pretty much a kidnapping

By Delilah Sonnenshein December 20, 2022
The beloved Nutcracker - but from a more realistic perspective.
The poster for the On The Come Up movie, featuring lead actress Jamila C. Gray.

On The Come Up: Book vs. Movie

By Delilah Sonnenshein December 19, 2022
The On the Come Up movie can’t measure up to Angie Thomas’s original novel.
Fall Drinks, Ranked

Fall Drinks, Ranked

By Dylan Bunyak and Ryan Dunwell November 4, 2022

All around the world, cold weather brings a taste for hot drinks. In this time of rain clouds, orange leaves, and sweaters, it makes sense why we humans have invented so many variations to keep us warm...

Peeles Newest Movie, Nope

Comparing The Filmography of Jordan Peele

By Taylor Belanich, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Jordan Peele, an American comedian and actor made a surprising but successful debut in filmmaking with the 2017 horror movie Get Out. The film featured an African-American main character, Chris (Daniel...

Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde

“Blonde” Review

By Ava Keochekian, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

Andrew Dominik’s new movie “Blonde” starring Ana de Armas claims to be the story of 1950s movie star Marilyn Monroe, but in reality, it is an exploitation of the tragedies and hardships Monroe experienced...

Kristina Wong, a Chinese-American woman, stands center, holding her phone in front of a projected map of the US.

Wong’s one-woman wonder

By Dylan Bunyak and Sophie Love October 11, 2022
In a single follow-spot, surrounded by giant spools of thread, pin cushions, and her Hello Kitty sewing machine, Kristina Wong ends her one-woman show at the La Jolla Playhouse by contemplating with the audience.
VG’s or Leucadia Donut Shoppe?

VG’s or Leucadia Donut Shoppe?

By Delilah Sonnenshein September 30, 2022

Encinitas has many remarkable doughnut shops - which, as a doughnut enthusiast, I emphatically support. But in conversation, it’s usually two places that people speak fondly of most often - VG Donut...

Fandango in a Sanctuary.

New play captures immigration, community

By Dylan Bunyak, Ana Cabrera, and Sophie Love September 26, 2022
In many ways, the play feels like a museum of immigration stories-each well explained and embodied.
Mei as a red panda was supported by her friends.

Turning Red Review

By Skyler Martin, Arts Editor May 1, 2022

Released February 21 on Disney+, “Turning Red” is a new Pixar movie about Meilin, a 13 year old Chinese-Canadian student who lives in Toronto with her overbearing mother and shy father. Mei helps her...

Album art for Melt My Eyez See Your Future

Denzel Curry’s redefined sound: “Melt My Eyez See Your Future”

By Brit Oien, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

For the first time in three years, South Florida rapper Denzel Curry has released a new album. Released a month ago and following the success of his other studio albums such as “TA13OO” and “ZUU,”...

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