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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Arts & Culture

Author, professor emeritus Jack Forbes explores a new view of Native Americans

The basic history of the United States of America should be a familiar story to any college student, but writer and UC Davis professor emeritus Jack D. Forbes wants to rethink the way textbooks cover American history.

Movie review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

It's 1957, America is deep in the Cold War and Indiana Jones is at it again in the entertaining fourth installment of the series.

Updated Shakespeare provocative, still political

Shakespeare never looked so sexy with a quartet of scantily clad strippers dressed in fishnet stockings, fluorescent tinted wigs and not much else for the opening of the theatre and dance production Measure for Measure.

‘Expression Redefined’ in the springtime

The room was filled with dream interpretations, witty sandwich prose and comedic car rides Tuesday night, all compliments of the creative minds of UC Davis students.

Technology in Culture

Technology is an integral part of our culture, though in many ways, it goes unnoticed. However, there is an emerging discipline that strives to understand the sociological, artistic and historical connections between technology and society.

Speaking Chinese through movement

The collaborations of San Francisco's Epiphany Productions Sonic Dance Theater and Shanghai's Reckless Moments will be Speaking Chinese through dance at 4 p.m. Sunday in Mondavi's Studio Theater.

Portrait of mother wins $1,000 prize

The Ellen Hansen Memorial Prize is awarded annually to a UC Davis female student whose original creative project - using any medium, from painting to poetry or dance - best presents the theme of bravery and independence in women. A reception announcing the winner and honorable mentions was held Tuesday.

Review: The Forbidden Kingdom

When I saw The Forbidden Kingdom advertised as a martial arts action film starring both Jackie Chan and Jet Li, I couldn't help but feel that it was too good to be true, despite its all-star casting and such behind-the-scenes names as action choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping and composer Harry Gregson-Williams.

Review: Death Cab for Cutie

There's really no way around it - Narrow Stairs is a depressing record.

In essence, Death Cab for Cutie's seventh studio album is a 45-minute requiem for dead relationships and paths in life regrettably taken.

Shades of green

Fashion Conscious is currently on display at the Design Museum in Walker Hall. The symposium Designing With Conscience will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Technocultural Studies building. For more information and to register for the symposium, visit designmuseum.ucdavis.edu. The exhibit's blog is also available at sustainablefashion.blogspot.com

Five questions with Lead singer and guitarist Alexi Glickman from The Botticellis

Editor's note: MUSE offers a monthly feature to highlight artists in and out of Davis that impact our community. This month's "Five Questions" is with Alexi Glickman, the lead singer and guitarist of the San Francisco-based band The Botticellis. They will be performing Saturday at Sophia's Thai Kitchen, along with Band of Annuals and Leslie and the Badgers. For more information on the band, go to thebotticellis.com.




Underworld Productions: Take Over

Today, 9 p.m., $15

The Empire in Sacramento

It's a massively Greek event - Kappa Delta Phi, Pi Alpha Phi, Chi Rho Omicron and Kappa Psi Epsilon have all teamed up to overthrow the Empire's regime for one night only. There are a lot of rules for admission, including a long list of dress code requirements, so I suggest you check the Facebook event for more detailed information.

Atoms for peace

The Whole Earth Festival came and went last weekend with both grunts and squeals. "Mending Our Web" included a plethora of enjoyment. Personally, I eat up all the free-spirited vibes in the air, love the wide variety of handmade goods for sale and of course the ethnic concession stands and the zero waste mission. But for some, Whole Earth is not so enjoyable, as they resent the high concentration of hippies.

Whole Earth Festival weaves a web of entertainment

This year at the Whole Earth Festival (WEF), the party was at the DJ Stage, coordinated by Kelly Scott, also known as Kelly D, a UC Davis staff member. Tucked away from the booths and food stands was the DJ stage, which set the scene for two nights of high-energy music and dancing.

Asian American Association Film Festival celebrates diversity, dispels stereotypes

Whether it is being relegated to the role of the "model minority" or being automatically associated with martial arts, the portrayal of Asians and Asian Americans in films has been limited. Trying to break these boundaries in mainstream media is the UC Davis Asian American Association Film Festival.