Arts & Entertainment

Book Review: A Princess of Mars

By |2020-03-16T11:23:23-07:00March 5th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Books|

Few writers possess the ability to craft Science Fiction writing such as Edgar Rice Burroghs. Burroughs, creator of the character Tarzan, also created the universe of Barsoom, the setting of “A Princess of Mars”. In this book, Burroughs’ imagination transports the reader to another world of war, culture, and mystery. In “A Princess of Mars”, readers observe the precipice of human creativity and the possibilities of science when one person asks “what if”.

Tame Impala shakes up music world with ‘The Slow Rush’

By |2020-03-16T11:26:54-07:00March 2nd, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews|

It's been five years since we heard a full project from Tame Impala. His 2015 cult-favorite album Currents introduced me to the psychedelic rock genre. Its influence smothered not only pop music, but hip-hop as well. Genius even calls Tame Impala "rap's favorite rock band". Tame Impala performs as a band, but all writing, vocals, instrumentation and production comes from Australian singer Kevin Parker.

Feature art No. 7, 2019-20 — Color Wheel

By |2020-02-26T08:22:20-08:00February 25th, 2020|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Art 1 students are asked to create a color wheel displaying primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Primary colors are the basis of all other colors, mixing them in a ratio of 1:1 will create secondary colors, mixing a secondary color with a primary color creates the tertiary colors.

Something Rotten explores journey of self-discovery, offers comical atmosphere

By |2020-02-26T19:46:53-08:00February 20th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

Good Company Players presents Something Rotten, a musical-comedy taking place during the Renaissance era at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre, Jan. 16-March 15. Intertwining history and comedic elements, the "funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years", according to Time Out New York, surpassed expectations. Something Rotten follows two brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom and their journey to out-write Shakespeare. This process of compiling a production with singing, dancing and recitations invites the audience into a 1590s passage to self-discovery.

New Kikku Kitchen location exceeds expectations, expands menu items

By |2020-03-16T13:47:25-07:00February 19th, 2020|Food, Opinions, Reviews|

Kikku Kitchen opened their doors 19 years ago on 2336 Tulare Street by owners Sylvia and Andri Wahyudi. The restaurant was voted to win a restaurant remodel and decided to bring their signature spicy crispy chicken to the north of Fresno. The Wahyudis made the decision to expand after numerous customers requested a location in the northern part of Fresno. After the couple's children were old enough to attend school, the pair decided to take action in opening a new location. 

COLUMN: China-born senior reviews local Chinese food in Fresno area

By |2020-02-26T18:01:35-08:00February 18th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Food, Opinions|

As a medium-size city in California, Fresno’s Chinese restaurants are spread throughout the city. For someone looking for authentic Chinese food, the task may be more difficult than first imagined. According to the Yellow Pages, there are 140 Chinese restaurants in greater Fresno.

Book Review: The Escape Artists

By |2020-02-27T23:46:12-08:00February 14th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb illustrates the true story of Allied prisoners of war breaking out of the best German prison during World War 1, Holzminden. Constantly overshadowed by the brutality of the concentration camps of World War 2, POW camps during WW1 in Germany may not have had the atrocities of its successors camps but they were infamously hard to break out of. 

Feature art No. 6, 2019-20 — Mandala

By |2020-02-25T12:36:35-08:00January 30th, 2020|Art, Arts & Entertainment|

Description by art teacher Vickey Belmont: Toryn Triplitt, a senior and first-year art student finished her mandala beautifully. She fully comprehended the elements that this project used, her use of space, shapes, and colors compliment each other in the repetitive pattern. This is an excellent example of how the mandala should look for this project. At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, I start my students on a project that requires them to repeat a pattern. It is a soft beginning to the semester and helps them come out of the fog of Christmas break.

The Rise of Skywalker provides action sequences, lacks plot line development

By |2020-02-28T10:09:02-08:00January 15th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

After over 40 years of storytelling, the Star Wars saga that began in 1977 ended with the installment of “The Rise of Skywalker”, released Dec. 20, 2019. As of now, this movie brought in over $981 million internationally. After viewing this conclusion of the saga, many questioned whether or not Disney created a worthy end to these movies that millions of people enjoy.

Harry Styles releases Fine Line, features nostalgia, heartbreak

By |2020-02-28T10:09:18-08:00January 6th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews|

Millions of people from all over the globe, including me, have followed English singer, songwriter and actor Harry Styles closely since his debut on X Factor in 2010. After the rise and fall of One Direction, Styles has continued to release solo music while maturing in his style and sound. I thoroughly enjoyed Harry's previous self titled album, so my expectations were high going into Fine Line.