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CW’s adaptation of Batwoman misses the mark

Jeannette West

June 9, 2020

2.5 stars   Following the success of the Batwoman comics, many DC fans had high hopes for the new Batwoman show. With the comic book’s interesting premise, the CW could make this show one of the strongest in the Arrowverse, joining Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl...

New local cafe provides a unique twist to Marin coffee shops

In house iced almond milk latte

Sarah Barsky

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...

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

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

Otis Hixon

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, ...

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

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

Otis Hixon

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 form...

“Altered Carbon” Season 2 is weaker than weak

“Altered Carbon” Season 2 is weaker than weak

Nick Anthony

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 choreogra...

Eternal Atake fails to reach hopes

Aler Giffin, Staff

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 listene...

An abundance of Katherines; Six album offers fantastic take on history

Alexandra Fry

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 Luc...

King Yosef’s “GUILTY” stands out as platinum in a field of rusty metal

Luke Murray

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 ...

92nd Academy Awards: A Disappointment for Female Led Films

Erik Gustufson

March 10, 2020

The Academy Awards are a chance to recognize exceptional films and performances of the previous year, unless you’re a woman. Some of the best films of the year didn’t get nominated, despite winning other prestigious awards like a BAFTA or an Independent Spirit Award.  Lulu Wang’s film “The...

“Green Day’s”  “Father of All…” is a nauseating punishment that we don’t deserve

Otis Hixon

March 4, 2020

“Green Day’s” “Father of All…” is an anomaly. The album somehow plays it too safe while managing to pursue the worst ideas possible. Although often revisiting the blandest of the group’s previous work, the sound-production, mixing, writing, and performance on the record is unforgivably f...

Ray and Paul Holmberg release their first music video

A still from the 'Mystery' music video. Photo credits courtesy of Paul Holmberg

Aler Giffin, Staff

March 2, 2020

Ray and Paul Holmberg (Drake senior and freshman, respectively) dropped a music video for arguably one of their most popular songs, “Mystery”. Older brother and lead singer Ray performs the vocals, and younger brother Paul plays the drums along with other instruments. The two brothers created their ...

Lock “Locke and Key” away – and throw away the key

Picture courtesy of Creative Commons Licensing.

Nick Anthony

March 2, 2020

I like to imagine that Netflix Originals are a little bit like a mystery house themselves. At first, they seem structured and varied, with solid casting and decent plotlines. But, like most mystery houses, there are secret rooms and hidden doors that reveal the dark truths that have laid there for decade...