Review: Bird Box
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Review: Bird Box

Netflix film challenges societal standards of motherhood, mental illness On Dec. 13, Netflix released “Bird Box,” an original film that is both a thriller and an existential drama…

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Books to read during the school year
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Books to read during the school year

No, your class reading doesn’t count An oft-quoted complaint during the school year is the limited amount of time for pleasure reading. This interest tends to battle with…

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Take a break and jam out
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Take a break and jam out

Where to experience live music in and around Davis After a hard week of trudging through the mud to 8 a.m. organic chemistry, taking in live music, whether…

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Review: Welcome to Marwen
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Review: Welcome to Marwen

Zemeckis drama leaves too much unexplored The well-intentioned but ultimately disappointing “Welcome to Marwen” was released on Dec. 21. The film is based on the life of artist…

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Book vs. Netflix Series: The Haunting of Hill House Review
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Book vs. Netflix Series: The Haunting of Hill House Review

How the show relates to, differs from the book “The Haunting of Hill House” is a new Netflix original series loosely based on Shirley Jackson’s novel of the…

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Crocker Art Museum in Review
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Crocker Art Museum in Review

Upcoming exhibits, events at the Crocker Art Museum Located less than 30 minutes from Davis, the Crocker Museum in Sacramento offers a number of events, activities and exhibits.…

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Album Review: Phoenix
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Album Review: Phoenix

British singer Rita Ora serves mature pop bliss Rita Ora released her sophomore album, “Phoenix,” on Nov. 23 almost seven years after the release of her first album,…

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Fire and Blood: The Targaryen Encyclopedia
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Fire and Blood: The Targaryen Encyclopedia

George R.R. Martin’s book release wins over the true fans, but not everyone Despite the many years since George R.R. Martin’s last installment of the “A Song of…

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Review: Icarus Falls
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Review: Icarus Falls

Zayn Malik’s sophomore album flies too close to the sun Zayn Malik released his sophomore album, “Icarus Falls,” on Dec. 14. This sultry and rhythmic R&B album contains…

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The Grinch in Culture
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The Grinch in Culture

Saying goodbye to minions, welcoming in the Grinch When “The Grinch” was released on Nov. 9, there was a lot of buzz surrounding it. Some of the buzz…

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Review: Green Book
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Review: Green Book

Ali, Mortensen deliver a heartwarming performance The movie “Green Book” features stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali as they make their way through the Deep South during the…

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PTSD on the set
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PTSD on the set

“Hereditary” actor burdened with dark remembrance from time on set When an artist becomes too invested in the craft, it can consume the mind. So is the tale…

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Inside Travis Scott’s Astroworld
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Inside Travis Scott’s Astroworld

Travis Scott creates a world worth seeing Travis Scott released his album “Astroworld” to high praise on Aug. 3, 2018. The album accumulated a score of 85 on…

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Downtown Sacramento to host Drag Queens on Ice
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Downtown Sacramento to host Drag Queens on Ice

Event marks eighth annual event to raise funds for local beneficiaries The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink will host Drag Queens on Ice on Dec. 11 from 6 to…

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Movies for the Holiday Season
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Movies for the Holiday Season

Bundle up with warm blankets and a hot chocolate Come Christmas time, holiday music can be heard everywhere, decorations are all around town and people just seem a…

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