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By The Sword

Mark Laluan
November 12, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers and Olympic Champions History ought to provoke controversy. There is nothing more tedious than reading an account of settled facts that have risen to the rank of dogma. Richard Cohen’s “By the Sword” is refreshing in that it tackles a subject of great disagr...

Pixar’s Life and Legacy

Carole Reynolds
November 12, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

The destination was the Oakland Museum of California, (OMCA) and of the myriad reasons to visit, “Pixar: 25 Years of Animation” was high on the list. There could be no more fitting a place for this OMCA/Pixar partnership than here. Pixar is headquartered a few miles away, in Emeryville. ...

Politzer’s Got Music On His Mind… All The Time

Maya Agnew
November 12, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

T.J. Politzer was born on Oct. 9, 1951 in Seattle, Washington. As the third son of an Austrian Holocaust survivor and an opera singer, a love for the arts was instilled early on in his life. His parents met at Columbia University. Both shared a commonality of speaking fluent German, and within three mo...

Rucker Gives a Hoot about Country Music

Richard Duboc
November 12, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

At the risk of dating myself, I, like many children who came of age in the 1990s, remember when the music world was ruled by a man named Hootie and his band, the Blowfish. All right—there wasn’t actually a man named Hootie, but there was Darius Rucker, who, along with three friends from the Univer...

Garten Cookbook Simplifies Fancy Cookingold

Ashley Matuszak
November 12, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

“Barefoot Contessa–How Easy is That?” is Ina Garten’s seventh cookbook in 11 years. Her simple, straightforward approaches to cooking elegant food any day of the week make this book a must have for any home cook who could use a few new ideas. Ina Garten is now known for her show, “Baref...

“Carlos the Jackal” Follows Infamous Venezuelan Terrorist Until His Capture

Jonathan Crescenzo
November 12, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

“Carlos” is a semi-biographical film about the notorious Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, better known by his alias, Carlos the Jackal. Most notorious for his raid of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) headquarters, which led to the death of three people, Carlos...

RockBand3

Ginger Staley
October 28, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

Revolutionizes Music Games RockBand3 is to the original RockBand like the PlayStation 3 is to the original PlayStation. The game has made huge strides in perfecting game play since the first music and rhythm game was released in 2007, and the game has lived up to all of its hype. RockBand3, which was released on Tuesday, Oct. 26, takes what made its predecessors so hugely popular and then made it better. The graphics,...

True Prep – It’s A Whole New World

Ashley Matuszak
October 28, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

“True Prep-It’s a Whole New World” by Lisa Birnbach, is a continuation of her 1980 New York Times best seller, “The Official Preppy Handbook.” “True Prep” is bringing the original preppies from the 80’s out of boarding school and into modern culture. “True Prep” gives advice ...

Knight Brings Light to The Dark

Maximino Solis
October 28, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

Mural art is a daunting process, but artist Andrew Kong Knight was not put off by that particular fact. “My dream is to be an artist,” said Knight. “I’ve been working on this my whole life.” His current project— three different murals surrounding the parking structure of the Century Th...

Singing at an Open Mic Night

Maya Agnew
October 22, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

This weekend I had the chance to try something new. It was fun, liberating, exciting and took me back to the days when I used to perform. Open mic, as it’s referred to, is a live show where an audience members can perform with a microphone. I have always wondered what it would be like to participat...

New Mexico Celebrates The Fun of Hot Air Ballons

Beatriz Moreno
October 14, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

Albuquerque New Mexico holds an annual hot air-balloon festival where an assortment of colors and shapes fill the vast air from dusk till dawn and the tradition of good spirits and togetherness fill the city and the skies. “Its as if your suspended in midair motionless and weightless,” said Ca...

Fake Them Out With A Fabulous Faux

Ellen Warren
October 14, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

Be a phony. A total faker. And you’ll be the smartest shopper in the room. Until recently, faux fur was fine _ if you wanted to look as if you were wearing a Muppet around your neck. And just a couple of years ago, you could spot someone in a pleather coat (that’s plastic “leather”) from a ...

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