Spring Dance Show: A journey through cultures

Spring Dance Show: A journey through cultures

In a time when the world seems incredibly divided, it’s comforting to see cultural barriers broken down and expressed as one. Dance, which is able to express both the individual and the collective, is an exceptional outlet for demonstrating that relationship. This past weekend, a hidden gem was alive and well at Person Theatre. “Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” is an original performance put on by the Sonoma State University Dance Program, which tells a story of Japanese, South Korean and American culture through contemporary style dance.

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Netflix gets funky with season two of “The Get Down”

Netflix gets funky with season two of “The Get Down”

What’s happenin’ party people? Meet the GetDown brothers, Ezekiel “Books” Figero, Curtis “Shaolin Fantastic” Caldwell, Ronald “Ra-Ra” Kipling, Miles “Boo-Boo” Kipling and Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling. This crew is doing something revolutionary; spinning the disco hits and switching em’ up, even freestyling over the beats.

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Movie Review: Power Rangers

Movie Review:  Power Rangers

Growing up, I had two toy boxes. One for my regular toys, the other dedicated entirely to “Power Rangers.” It was a show about five teenagers who gain superpowers and dinosaur robots to stop the evil Rita. The show was an American remake of the Japanese show “Super Sentai,” using footage from said show for the monsters fights spliced in with shots with Americain footage. The show was a massive hit in the early 90s, becoming a cultural phenomenon for a few years.

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“Ghost in the Shell” under represented and unoriginal

“Ghost in the Shell” under represented and unoriginal

This movie is racist garbage. “Ghost in the Shell” joins a sad long line of Hollywood movies who erase ethnic leads in favor of a white actor. The film is based on the manga of the same name written by Masamune Shirow which was later adapted into a animated movie and a television show. “Ghost in the Shell” follows a Japanese cyborg, Major Motoko Kusanagi, leader of a Japanese police squad, who operates in Japan. 

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New Netflix original highlights bullying and teen suicide

New Netflix original highlights bullying and teen suicide

There’s no simple explanation to the rollercoaster of emotions felt after finishing “13 Reasons Why.” Don’t adjust whatever screen or medium you’re reading this on. There’s no one word to tell you why these feelings are swirling. There are no return engagements, no encore and absolutely no requests. Get a snack. Settle in. Because you’re about to read the story of Hannah Baker. 

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Kendrick Lamar does a “DAMN.” good job.

Kendrick Lamar does a “DAMN.” good job.

Kendrick Lamar’s new album title serves as both its name and a reaction to itself: “DAMN.” Making its way as Lamar’s fourth studio album, the Compton rapper has proven himself as a great man of equally great skill. Lamar first graced his presence in the mainstream with his first studio album “Overly Dedicated” in 2010. Since then, his work has only progressed more and more, dropping critically acclaimed work left and right, with albums like “Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City” and “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Now, only two years later, we have “DAMN.” 

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Why “Get Out’s” historic box-office numbers are so important

Why “Get Out’s” historic box-office numbers are so important

It doesn’t really matter how much money a movie makes. At least it shouldn’t to those who judge art on aesthetic and conceptual merits. When Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” surpassed the $150 million mark though, it mattered. The film became the highest-grossing debut from a writer-director with an original screenplay, breaking a record previously held by “The Blair Witch Project.”

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