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Videos-on-Demand vs. Movie Theaters

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Jeremiah Hobbs

April 12, 2017

In the 1990s, a group of filmmakers calling themselves Dogme 95 challenged film by shooting on video instead. Videotapes were cheaper than film and they could shoot more takes without wasting much money. In time, Dogme 95 influenced a range of filmmakers and changed how cinema is made. Videotapes were ...

Are we desensitized by news?

Information Overkill..
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Jeremiah Hobbs

April 12, 2017

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” so called the paper delivery boy back in the day, before instant news streams and instant information. Back then, with only print newspapers to get news from, a 30-minute or one hour long slot for news in television and radio, an understanding existed that so m...

Frank: not your average hotdog

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Samantha Jones

March 2, 2017

Known as the Arts District, San Antonio’s Southtown has created a national buzz with their emerging food scene and eclectic design. Comprised of the historic King William district and the artistic Blue Star Arts Complex, the up-and-coming area is filled with shopping opportunities, beautiful, scenic...

Comic books in college

Comic books in college

Jesus Nieves

March 2, 2017

Comic books have become part of popular culture in recent years but this passion and excitement for these genres have been a part of me since I was a kid. My first interest with superheroes was when my parents took to see the first Spiderman movie. It was amazing to see this action, story, and amazing...

Netflix’s Iron Fist

Netflix's Iron Fist

Jesus Nieves

February 23, 2017

Marvel Studios have released three Netflix shows from their lesser-known roster of superheroes — Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. Much like the Avengers, Marvel has been teasing the formation of The Defenders ever since Daredevil first hit Netflix. However, Marvel has one more character to unve...

Rockin’ and Rollin’ at Nama Ramen

Rockin’ and Rollin’ at Nama Ramen

Samantha Jones

February 3, 2017

A culinary revolution has erupted in the San Antonio community. Talented chefs and creative mixologists have expanded their repertoires with fresh ingredients and ideas. They have ignited the people’s taste buds with their innovations, which, in turn, has led to an array of culturally-diverse eateries...

Disney’s Moana: Not your average princess

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Dominique Avila

December 15, 2016

Disney has released their newest princess this past weekend and she came with a bang. Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) has defiantly earned her spot among the fleet of  Disney’s legendary characters. The film beautifully adapted Polynesian myth into its plot, honoring the culture throughout th...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Jesus Nieves

December 1, 2016

When I first heard the news that J.K Rowling was continuing the Harry Potter films I was very excited. The news left many to speculate whether these movies would be as good as the original stories and if a new film would draw fans of the original Harry Potter films. It was refreshing to see J.K Rowl...

DC’s Heroes VS Aliens

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Jesus Nieves

November 22, 2016

In the last few years, comic book and pop culture fans have been given television and movies based on the DC universe. While the movies have been met with mixed emotions, the televised DC universe has been thriving. With the hit show Smallville starting the hero movement on the television network...

Netflix’s Luke Cage

Netflix's Luke Cage

Jesus Nieves

October 20, 2016

Netflix has released its third Marvel show Luke Cage, which is a spinoff of another show Jessica Jones.  Luke Cage has gotten positive praise by critics and fans alike.  As a Marvel fan I never knew much about this character only that he was part of the Heroes for Hire duo and The Defenders, which...

Everything Local: Indy Coffee

Everything Local: Indy Coffee

Megan Bradford

October 20, 2016

Today, I was inspired in the most random and inadvertent way. I was sitting in one of my new favorite spots, Indy Coffee, staring dumb-founded at a blank word document and at a loss for words. I was in an abyss of inspiration block and really had no idea what I wanted to write about. I kept starin...

The Punisher vs Ghost Rider

The Punisher vs Ghost Rider

Jesus Nieves

October 12, 2016

Battles between two opposing forces have always caught our interest.  Good versus evil, bad versus evil, and even hero versus hero, but what happens when two antiheroes who are stuck in a category of their own clash.  These antiheroes tend to fight evil but are willing to kill their enemies in order for the greater good. Usua...