Commentary: The Children’s Books that Define Us
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Commentary: The Children’s Books that Define Us

Children books that have had a lasting effect on students After taking ENL 180 “Children’s Literature” with Professor Frances Dolan, I began thinking critically about how the books…

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The Entanglement of Jazz and Hip-Hop
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The Entanglement of Jazz and Hip-Hop

A Musical Love Affair Jazz, characterized by free improvisation and syncopation with instruments like piano, trumpet, saxophone and drums, has its far-reaching tendrils in much of the music…

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Review: “Father of the Bride”
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Review: “Father of the Bride”

Did Vampire Weekend exchange their boating shoes for sneakers? I’ll skip the over-dramatic fangirl monologue for the time being. My continuous admiration for Vampire Weekend was (maybe embarrassingly)…

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Culture Corner
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Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for television, movies, books and music Television: “Schitt’s Creek” Father-son duo Eugene and Daniel Levy created and star in this Canadian sitcom about…

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Review: Mac DeMarco, in concert
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Review: Mac DeMarco, in concert

With the release of new album “Here Comes the Cowboy,” DeMarco stops in Sacramento as part of North American tour Last week, half of the Arts and Culture…

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Davis Feminist Film Festival
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Davis Feminist Film Festival

14th annual festival to showcase intersectionality, feminist struggles The 14th Annual Davis Feminist Film Festival will be held on Friday, May 24, at the Veterans Memorial Theater. The…

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Origins Overlooked: Trap Music in Mainstream Music
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Origins Overlooked: Trap Music in Mainstream Music

While trap flourishes in popular culture, the story of its inception does not Depending on the person, the word “trap” can mean many things. Thanks to the rise…

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Burnt out of playlists
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Burnt out of playlists

Reminiscing on an activity technology has eliminated When Apple decided to get rid of the CD drive in their laptops a few years ago, they did more than…

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What I Learned From “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”
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What I Learned From “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”

Nosrat teaches four basic elements of cooking The Netflix original series “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” starring Samin Nosrat, is an artful culinary journey through the the four basic…

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Insights into UC Davis’ Architectural Celebrity
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Insights into UC Davis’ Architectural Celebrity

Manetti Shrem Museum stands as glimmer of hope for architecture on campus UC Davis can be quite the dreary location if you fancy yourself an architectural enthusiast. Among…

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Review: “Shrill”
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Review: “Shrill”

Aidy Bryant’s honest, real comedy pulls the heartstrings of viewers The Hulu original series “Shrill” premiered on March 15 and enchanted viewers with its quirky and unapologetic representation…

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The Rights and Wrongs of Nature Documentaries
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The Rights and Wrongs of Nature Documentaries

Can documentaries like “Our Planet” advocate for environmental justice? The United Nations reported that we have a 12 year window to drastically change the state of the environment…

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The Art of Beer Die
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The Art of Beer Die

Where creativity, drinking come together Most college-aged people have heard of the sport “beer die,” a drinking game involving four glass pints, two dice and a large table.…

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19th Annual Film Fest @ UC Davis
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19th Annual Film Fest @ UC Davis

A review of the night’s best student creations Davis hosted the 19th annual film festival at Davis Varsity Theatre on May 8 and 9. The festival featured student-produced…

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Culture Corner
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Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for television, movies, books and music Album: “This Time” by Donna Missal Donna Missal is a powerhouse singer known for her sultry sound.…

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