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Movie Review: ‘Across The Universe’

Movie Review: 'Across The Universe'

Robyn Castro, Assistant Photo Editor

March 20, 2020

“Across the Universe” is a film about love, anti-war activism, self-discovery, psychedelic drug culture, free speech, sexuality and the civil rights movement, themes which are all beautifully choreographed into a Beatles musical. Director Julie Taymor knew that creating a musical based off songs solel...

Coffee Shop Column: Berry to Bean

Coffee Shop Column: Berry to Bean

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

Just outside the Alamo Heights city limits sign lies a coffee shop tucked between a Chipotle and an IHOP. While this might sound like a place for a busy, mainstream establishment, Berry to Bean remains a hidden gem. A large bay window at the entrance embellishes the aesthetically modern setting of th...

Movie Review: ‘The Photograph’

Movie Review: 'The Photograph'

Ebony Purks, Staff Purks

March 4, 2020

This past week, I saw “The Photograph,” directed by Stella Meghie. The film, released in February 2020, follows two heartfelt love stories: one between Mae, the movie’s protagonist played by Issa Rae, and Michael Block, played by Lakeith Stanfield, and another between Mae’s mother, Christina, an...

Next Up: Key Glock & Young Dolph

Key Glock and Young Dolph take the stage at The Aztec Theater. Photos by Raekwon Campbell

Ryan Houston-Dial and Kayla Burford

February 25, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, hundreds lined up outside San Antonio’s The Aztec Theatre to witness Key Glock and Young Dolph’s sold out “No Rules” tour. The line wrapped around the theater and excitement spread throughout the crowd. Most of the concert-goers made it inside the venue by 8 p.m., and the...

Movie Review: ‘Parasite’

Movie Review: 'Parasite'

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 25, 2020

*Spoiler Alert* “Parasite,” directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, is a cinematic masterpiece that has paved the path for foreign films in American theaters. After winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Bong accepted his award by stating, “Once you overcome...

Between the Lines

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Toni Morrison began writing her debut novel, “The Bluest Eye,” 50 years ago, following her own advice: “If you find a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” She does this with her latest work of nonfiction, as with every book she published, writing...

Album of the week: ‘Changes’

Album of the week: 'Changes'

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 18, 2020

Though the controversial reviews of his resurgent single, “Yummy,” were proudly exhibited on the internet, Bieber’s Valentine’s Day album release did not disappoint. The 17-track, hour-long album “Changes” was released after a three-year hiatus in which Bieber focused on his mental health an...

Between the Lines: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

“Girl, Woman, Other” is a modern, genius storytelling whose twelve chapters review the lives of twelve women. Bernadine Evaristo tells the story of girls and women who struggle and grapple with racism and sexism in a white, male-dominated Britain. Evaristo was awarded the 2019 Booker prize for thi...

‘The SpongeBob Musical’ is politically charged

'The SpongeBob Musical' is politically charged

Christina Troy, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 11, 2020

Tony-winning production “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” made its way to the Majestic Theatre, Jan. 24-26, for nostalgia-seeking 90s kids and begrudging parents alike. Both groups left with more life lessons, political commentary and uncomfortable romance than they could’ve expected. By...

Between the Lines

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Newly 76, Angela Davis has made a heroine of herself through her pioneering of black activism and years of continued activism for women’s rights, human rights and peace. Written and published in the 80s, “Women Culture Politics” is a treatise to the Afro-American female role in political cultur...

Random Access Memories

Random Access Memories

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Cordinator

February 4, 2020

Debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2013, and selling over 339,000 copies in its first week of sales, Daft Punk’s fourth album “Random Access Memories,” confidently delivered tune after tune. Though it was released almost a decade ago, its revolutionary sound has developed beautifully i...

Between the Lines: ‘American Dirt’ is American trash

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

“American Dirt” is written by a white author who appropriates the undocumented immigrant’s struggle and portrays Mexican immigrants with racist stereotypes. “American Dirt” is hardly an attempt at representing the largest minority group in the U.S. The plot is a cheap thrill and makes a f...