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New local French restaurant Amelie serves unique and eccentric dishes

Dylan Carson
November 15, 2020

After seeing a line of people gather along the sidewalk behind the new restaurant Amelie night after night, I had to see what the excitement was about. Located in Fairfax, Amelie is a new French bistro serving up eccentric dishes. Amelie is located between Live Water Surf Shop and Bank of America in Fairfax. The new bistro recently opened this spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic, offering an outdoor...

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Mill Valley Film Festival introduces drive-in movies

Dresden Calabrese
November 3, 2020

For 43 years, the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) has opened its doors to present over 50 films to the public. This year from Oct. 8-18, the festival showcased movies from 40 different countries, ranging in genre from dramas to documentaries.  However, mandatory COVID-19 precautions caused the festival to alter its in-theater viewing tradition, and instead, for the first time ever, the company...

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Crusader Kings 3 is a masterpiece with serious flaws

Jack Long
October 29, 2020

“Crusader Kings 3” (CK3) was released by Paradox Interactive (Paradox) on Sept. 1, 2020, to a flood of praise from critics. The release was nothing short of spectacular. It is an incredible comeback from the dismal failure that was the release of Paradox’s most recent grand strategy release, “Imperator: Rome,” on Apr. 25, 2019. CK3 won both the praise of game critics and the hearts of the...

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“Enola Holmes” breaks stereotypes and empowers young women

Samantha Parr, Managing Editor
October 28, 2020

Released by Netflix on Sept. 23, director Harry Bradbeer’s “Enola Holmes” follows the story of Sherlock Holmes’ teenage sister (Millie Bobby Brown) in her captivating journey of sleuthing adventures. Throughout the film, Enola outsmarts her brother, tries to find her missing mother, and aids a runaway lord (Louis Partridge). “Enola Holmes” is a period masterpiece full of female empowerment,...

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Slides into 2020

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 6, 2020

“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2” was released on Sep. 4 by Vicarious Visions Inc, a revolutionary remake compared to no other. The original pro skater video games were released in 1999 and 2000. The revival of these classics brought back the fast-paced sensation with a new twist. The game establishes a sense of nostalgia as it includes all of the original maps, soundtracks, and challenges of its...

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New local cafe provides a unique twist to Marin coffee shops

Sarah Barsky, Opinion Editor
April 23, 2020

NOTE: This visit was done prior to the expansion of COVID-19. However, Pink Owl Coffee is available for delivery and pick up on Uber Eats, Grubhub, Caviar, and DoorDash.  Daily life can be exhausting. During a long day of school or work, there are many obstacles causing fatigue or stress. For many, a cup of coffee makes these problems disappear.  Marin County is home to many coffee chains such...

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The Strokes knock it out of the park with “The New Abnormal”

Otis Hixon, Music Reviewer
April 19, 2020

“The New Abnormal” is a beautiful concoction of classic Strokes and something... different. Dabbling in everything from britpop to even auto-tuned vocals, their newest album is a celebration of experimentation.  The lead singer of the group, Julian Casablancas, is larger than life on this record, crooning modest yet heartfelt. The signature distortion present in his voice in their other projects...

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Conan Gray’s new album proves he still has a lot to learn

Otis Hixon, Music Reviewer
April 19, 2020

Although Conan Gray’s been releasing music since 2017, “Kid Krow” is his first attempt at a full-length album. While it still manages to capture the airy, nostalgia-infused pop from his previous projects here and there, it largely comes off as overproduced and unimaginative. In fact, the project is so formulaic that it was difficult to listen to in one sitting. It’s ironic that something played...

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“Altered Carbon” Season 2 is weaker than weak

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 19, 2020

“Altered Carbon” was one of the most successful Netflix originals when it released two years ago, drawing praise for its gritty and futuristic worldbuilding and dynamic plot. The acting was fantastic, its various subplots were fascinating, and the action, although relatively bland, was choreographed well. The second season of “Altered Carbon” is a mere shadow of its predecessor. Almost everything...

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Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 14, 2020

Lil Uzi Vert's new album Eternal Atake is an ignominy to rap. Much awaited, the album failed to reach high hopes set by fans for almost two years, as it consisted of mumbled rap and subpar lyrics.  The album starts out with the piece “Baby Pluto,” an intro that foreshadows the hour of the listeners lives they will never get back. The listener gains this insight with the first verse, “I turned to an addict, I bought me a Patek / I bought her a baby one,” where Uzi starts out the album...

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Alexandra Fry, Features Editor
March 20, 2020

Six, the cast album of the soon-to-be broadway musical of the same name, starts with the old rhyme  “Divorced. Beheaded. Died.” From there, it fills a gruesome history lesson with wordplay, catchy songs, and a new take on an old story.  Written by British college students Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the musical will premiere on Broadway later this year.  In Six, the six wives of King Henry VIII of England sing about their lives and deaths. While it may sound unusual, the theme of historical...

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Luke Murray, Reporter
March 13, 2020

“GUILTY,” King Yosef’s most recent album released in early 2018, revamps what metal used to be during its peak in the 60’s, but augmented with more electronic production and mastering. The entire album is an assortment of different musical styles & choices, each worked on to the point of perfection. Each song has a beautifully unique sound, as “GUILTY” was released with the intent of conveying a message of hatred toward artists who only continue to produce music for money and fame,...

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