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Arts & Culture

Davis Cherry Blossom Festival seeks to honor Japanese hanami

Student organizers share what the festival means to them   By SUN YIE — arts@theaggie.org    On April 9-10, the Davis Cherry Blossom Festival was held at Sudwerk...

Stop motion animation: How the original CGI came in, out of fashion

And what makes this technique so sentimentally special    By CORALIE LOON — arts@theaggie.org   During the first screening of “The Lost World” in 1925, audience members watched...

Review: ‘Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)’ proves the young artist as a creative force 

Layercake: The documentary follows the making of her critically acclaimed debut album   By CLARA FISCHER — arts@theaggie.org   Teen superstar Olivia Rodrigo is taking the world by...

Review: Denzel Curry touches down in Sacramento for ‘Melt My Eyez See Your Future’ tour

The rapper’s new artistic direction may differ from what fans seek at his shows    By JACOB ANDERSON — arts@theaggie.org   Florida rapper Denzel Curry hit the Ace...

Culture Corner

The Art Desk’s weekly picks for movies, books and music    By ANGIE CUMMINGS — arts@theaggie.org   Movie: “X” dir. by Ti West (2022) A slasher at its zenith,...

The unexpected journeys of WWOOF

Students tell their Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) stories and what they learned from their volunteer experiences By SIERRA JIMENEZ — arts@theaggie.org   Worldwide Opportunities on...

Review: Bringing back the classics with a modern spin on ‘West Side Story’

A dazzling rendition of everyone's favorite musical — songs, dance and all  By SIERRA JIMENEZ — arts@theaggie.org The Oscar nominee for best motion picture of the...

Review: ‘Detransition, Baby’ is an authentic telling of what it is to be a person

Torrey Peters’ debut shines out in a sea of mediocrity By JACOB ANDERSON — arts@theaggie.org   In the world of MFA-sphere contemporary fiction, one pretty much knows...

John Mulaney starts ‘From Scratch’

Mulaney returns to the stage to address his road to recovery, recent publicity and distaste for scientists and rioters By SUN YIE — arts@theaggie.org    Though John...

Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for movies, book, music and television shows By CORALIE LOON — arts@theaggie.org   Book: “The Secret History” (1992) by Donna Tartt If the...

Manetti Shrem Museum of Art receives recognition as one of the 25 best museum buildings of the past 100 years

The space integrates values of the Davis community at the core of its mission By CLARA FISCHER — arts@theaggie.org UC Davis’ very own Jan Shrem and...

Immerse yourself in Jim Henson’s magical worlds

“The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum is everything any fan of his work could ask for (and more) By ANGIE...

Review: Avril Lavigne’s ‘Love Sux’ and the pop-punk problem

What does it mean to say that the pop-punk princess has returned? By CORALIE LOON — arts@theaggie.org It’s the year 2002: Mount Nyiragongo Volcano erupts, a...

Commentary: The ongoing, awry adaptation of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

Netflix neglects to fulfill its promises of improved inclusivity efforts with the live-action cast of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” By SUN YIE — arts@theaggie.org    Nickelodeon’s “Avatar:...

Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for television, movies, books and music By JACOB ANDERSON — arts@theaggie.org   Movie: “Sexy Beast” dir. Jonathan Glazer (2000) Jonathan Glazer’s debut feature...