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Play Review: “Spring Awakening”

The premise might seem patently absurd: 19th-century German teens get embroiled in a salad-toss of sex, latin discourse, wet dreams, abuse and atheism. Well, that’s “Spring Awakening” for you. Adapted from a 100-year-old German...

A Sitdown with Jason Matkin

Going professional in the music industry requires more than a few investments upfront: cash for studio recordings and equipment, cash for travel, and time to play and perform. It’s a difficult balancing act, especially...

Conversing with Comedians: Pete Holmes & Judd Apatow

Comedy legends Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes were kind enough to grace the UCSD Guardian with their digital presence and meaty answers. Read ahead to learn how these artists — nay, modern philosophers —...

Film Review: “Table 19”

Fantasies of a typical wedding reception bring to mind neatly lined tables, a jolly open bar, a hopefully competent MC and plenty of live music to keep one rocking throughout the night. It is...

Album Review: “American Teen” by Khalid

Khalid who? He may only have a slim Wikipedia page, but Khalid is hungry for the spotlight and ready to enter the professional music industry. He’s a high school senior from El Paso, Texas,...

Film Review: “Logan”

In the near future, mutants have all but disappeared. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart, iconic as always), and the less-known Caliban (Stephen Merchant) — an albino mutant who can sense and track...

The Making of Muir Musical

Each year, Muir Musical starts from scratch: a new director, a new show and another set of auditions. Work begins early in the school year, with tryouts in Fall Quarter and practice following soon...

TV Review: “Colony” (Season 2)

Masked soldiers in armored vehicles stand on every street corner as drones fill the sky above them monitoring for any signs of resistance. Giant walls and militarized zones separate families as citizens struggle to...
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Film Review: “Kong: Skull Island”

In many ways, “Kong” feels like a remix of pulpy-action cinema. There are splashes of “Indiana Jones,” echoes of “The Mummy” and scenes reminiscent of “Apocalypse Now” or “Jurassic Park.” From the blaring ‘70s...

2017 Guardian Choice Awards

Most Versatile Actor: Kevin Hart Honorable Mention: Zac Efron (probably a former frat boy in “Dirty Grandpa,” very likely a former frat boy in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” definitely a former frat boy...

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