Vice President Kamala Harris breaks glass ceilings, but she isn’t perfect
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Vice President Kamala Harris breaks glass ceilings, but she isn’t perfect

While Harris is a first in many respects, her past makes her a contentious trailblazer She holds many titles: former district attorney of San Francisco, former attorney general…

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How Pixar allows for escapism—and then rejects the notion you need it at all
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How Pixar allows for escapism—and then rejects the notion you need it at all

The production studio’s wholesome themes are meaningful to children and adults alike It’s safe to say that most of us love a happy ending—even the most despicably cynical…

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The Arts Desk’s weekly pick of movies, tv shows, books and music Movie: “Howl’s Moving Castle” dir. by Hayao Miyazaki (2005) “Howl’s Moving Castle” is a Japanese animated…

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Netflix set to release a new movie every week of this year
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Netflix set to release a new movie every week of this year

A short list of some of the movies to look forward to Netflix has decided to save us from another year of being stuck watching repeats on movie…

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The ‘Cottagecore’ aesthetic
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The ‘Cottagecore’ aesthetic

What is it and why are we so attracted to it? Overgrown plants strewn over bricked houses, wispy and whimsical wildflower fields, lace and cotton dresses with wooden…

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Review: ‘Small Steps’
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Review: ‘Small Steps’

UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance and Catalyst present a charming comedy about a gay astronaut From Jan. 21-23, Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank presented “Small Steps,”…

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The Arts Desk’s weekly pick of movies, tv shows, books and music Movie: “The Most Hated Family in America” dir. by Geoffrey O’Connor (2007) The Westboro Baptist Church…

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Why is Trader Joe’s such a fan favorite?
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Why is Trader Joe’s such a fan favorite?

An authentic aesthetic, private brand and friendly employees have granted Trader Joe’s a cult following When you hear the name “Trader Joe’s” what often comes to mind is…

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The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for television, movies, books and music Movie: “Soul” dir. by Pete Docter (2020) Soul follows a jazz artist trying to make it big…

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Looking back at the emo revival
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Looking back at the emo revival

Years of fantastic music that never quite hit the mainstream, maybe because it was never supposed to  When one of the flag-bearers of the emo revival, Snowing, broke…

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The rise of OnlyFans may come at the expense of core content creators
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The rise of OnlyFans may come at the expense of core content creators

The subscription service that gives sex workers autonomy and safety could be jeopardized by the presence of celebrities on the app In an age of increasing virtualized convenience,…

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The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for television, movies, books and music TV Show: “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2005) When “Avatar” was added back to Netflix on May 15,…

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Review: “Man on the Moon III: The Chosen”
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Review: “Man on the Moon III: The Chosen”

Kid Cudi’s newest album continues common themes from his prior works in the Man on the Moon trilogy When I first heard Scott Mescudi’s, more commonly known as…

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ gravely disappoints after highly anticipated release
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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ gravely disappoints after highly anticipated release

CD Projekt Red’s latest game is unplayable, and it’s hard to be sure you’d want to play it anyway The anticipation for “Cyberpunk 2077” was intense, with 8…

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How good are Starbucks 2020 holiday drinks?
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How good are Starbucks 2020 holiday drinks?

More hits than misses for 2020’s holiday menu I have spent the last ten months in a small town that boasts two restaurants. Through ample free time and…

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