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Archive for: May, 2017

Here it is – the eighth movie of Universal’s automotive carnage franchise, and the first to see the original crew moving on after Paul Walker’s tragic death. It was the actor’s chemistry with Vin Diesel that got the series this far, which makes it crucial to see if the fans are still committed (and they are). Before...

On any muggy night, Houston is brimming with music from the Revention Center, House of Blues, the warehouse-like Walter’s, or ever increasingly, in the nooks and crannies of abandoned taquerias, industrial studios and houses which serve as the DIY venues this city has gained a reputation for. As many of these venues...

Indie director Zach Braff, better known as the dreamy doctor J.D. from “Scrubs,” has delivered his third feature film, and this time there’s nothing indie about it. Although the family-friendly feel-good comedy is highly entertaining, it misses the edginess seen in his previous work. Three senior citizens, Joe...

Within moments of sitting down with Chris Pinto, it’s easy to see why he was voted Best Student Leader and Best Resident Adviser. With an easy smile and charisma galore, he’s one of the rare few capable of immediately putting a person at ease. Mere minutes into the interview, I am willing to follow the guy into...

Character Study: Madison Spencer May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. On the topic of social justice, progression and activism in reference to all other minorities, the Asian culture seems to be quiet and almost nonexistent in comparison. They had their social movement in the 60s and 70s (like many other...

As a child there was no greater shame than the day my jeans had to be mended. But as a tomboyish and active youth I knew that the day would inevitably come. My mother tried multiple methods of consoling me; tempting my acceptance with bright iron-on patches in the shapes of flowers and rainbows. When that didn’t work...

NOTE: Article may contain spoilers On what would have been Donald Barthelme’s 86th birthday, Catastrophic Theater played host to the world premiere of his novella “Snow White’s” adaptation to the stage. Director Greg Dean said that this was a passion project of his. Not only did he finish the script that Barthelme...

The Dictionary of Mexicanisms describes burritos as follows: “A rolled tortilla with meat or other ingredients inside, called ‘coçito’ in Yucatán and ‘taco’ in the city of Cuernavaca and in Mexico City.” The delicious wrap’s name is a diminutive form of ‘burro,’ meaning donkey, and is typically filled with anything...

Kendrick Lamar released his highly anticipated third studio album this past Good Friday. Before everyone gets upset, I’m not counting “Untitled Unmastered.” Lamar is one of the few artists that causes massive hype whenever he drops something, yet no one knows where he’s going to go next. This 14-track record is a...

Photo by Julie Araica / Cooglife In a sea filled with hundreds of comic, game, movie and anime characters — and more than an acceptable amount of Kiritos — there was me, dressed in nothing more than a t-shirt and jeans with a camera in hand.   This year was my first year attending Anime Matsuri out of cosplay. I went...