Bet you didn’t know their parents were famous! Unpacking Hollywood nepotism
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Bet you didn’t know their parents were famous! Unpacking Hollywood nepotism

The influence of influential parents Nepotism is nothing new in Hollywood. In fact, it’s rather common knowledge that it’s nearly impossible to break into the industry without connections.…

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Four UC Davis professors share their favorite movies
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Four UC Davis professors share their favorite movies

French films, zombies and Burton, oh my! With a little extra time on our hands, this may be one of the only quarters where watching a movie as…

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Living online: What to do when there’s nothing to do
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Living online: What to do when there’s nothing to do

Suggestions on how to approach this slow-paced new way of life amid COVID-19 We prepare for earthquakes, gas leaks and even heartbreak — who knew that for some…

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Culture Corner with Allie Bailey
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Culture Corner with Allie Bailey

The Arts Desks’ weekly picks for movies, books, music and television shows Book (ish): “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian This short story quickly gained popularity after being published…

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The last decade’s best movie soundtracks
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The last decade’s best movie soundtracks

From Reznor and Ross to Zimmer Cinema is a sentimental itch. It’s the lasting tug when you leave the theater that forces you to take an extra couple…

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If this is the end of Childish Gambino, it’s a beautiful tribute — a review of “3.15.20”
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If this is the end of Childish Gambino, it’s a beautiful tribute — a review of “3.15.20”

Glover’s most recent album is filled with honest, beautiful, self-assured self-doubt  For years, Donald Glover, the singer, rapper, actor and altogether wildly gifted artistic creator, has hinted at…

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How to make money while sheltered-in-place
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How to make money while sheltered-in-place

Remote work is all the rage I’m sorry to bring it up again, but as I’m sure you know, the COVID-19 outbreak has done a number on the…

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Review: “All the Bright Places”
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Review: “All the Bright Places”

For once, the movie might be better than the book When I first read Jennifer Niven’s young adult (YA) novel “All the Bright Places,” I was a 15-year-old…

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How the “John Oliver Effect” is changing the way we consume news
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How the “John Oliver Effect” is changing the way we consume news

HBO talk show host John Oliver uses compassion, sharp wit to engage America on issues we didn’t know we should care about   In the second season of John…

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Can Lea Michele Read?
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Can Lea Michele Read?

Unpacking The Conspiracy Acclaimed journalist Henry Grunwald once said, “Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak…

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Review: “Tiger King”
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Review: “Tiger King”

Absurd, addictive documentary about big cat people Netflix released “Tiger King” on March 20 — a seven-episode, true-crime miniseries about the feud between big cat breeders Joe Exotic…

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Animal Crossing: A tropical escape in the time of COVID-19
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Animal Crossing: A tropical escape in the time of COVID-19

The simple pleasures of Animal Crossing My alarm went off at 7:15 a.m., playing the once-loved but now highly detested “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler.…

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Culture Corner with Sierra Jimenez
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Culture Corner with Sierra Jimenez

The Arts Desks’ weekly picks for movies, books, music and television shows.  Book: “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed As COVID-19 takes over our lives, all we want is to…

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What your backpack says to the world
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What your backpack says to the world

Six different backpacks, six different personality types When my backpack ripped at the beginning of this year and I was faced with choosing a new one, I was…

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The Rise of Doja Cat
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The Rise of Doja Cat

A look into the TikTok generation’s fastest rising star Nothing has rocked the music industry like the introduction of TikTok, and no artist has benefited from the app…

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