Saturday, August 19, 2017

Q&A: George Takei

Most know him as Lieutenant Sulu from the original 1960s “Star Trek” series, a role that garnered him a legion of devoted Trekkies, but since his major television debut, George Takei has risen to...

Q&A: XYLØ

Paige and Chase Duddy have left behind the niche of creating instrumental tracks for brand videos to combine forces in a catchy and emotional debut EP: “America.” While the brother-sister duo caught online ears...

Interview with a Director: Hagop Goudsouzian

Goudsouzian’s latest film, “Uprooted,” centers on the preservation of the cultural identity of Armenia, and can be viewed by visiting can be viewed by visiting kcet.org/uprooted Guardian: Why did you feel compelled to change the...

Q&A: Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks goes from news reporter to news headline in an epic “Walk of Shame.” Meghan Miles, played by Elizabeth Banks in “Walk of Shame,” has an unexpected sleepover that leads to a nightmare she...

Q&A: Julien Baker

Guardian: Tell me about Memphis. What’s the music scene like there and how has it influenced you?   Julien Baker: Well the music scene is very tight-knit, but not tight-knit in a way that would...

Interview with a Playwright: Lily Padilla

The theater can seem like a world unto itself; as the lights drop and curtains pull back, it is all too easy to for an audience to escape into the dramas and tribulations of...

Q&A: Christopher Ashley

With the 2012 Tony Award-winning Broadway play “Memphis” under his belt, Christopher Ashley, artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse, returns to the scene to direct yet another smash musical. Ashley opts to follow...

“Everybody Wants Some!!” Answers

Time has always been a factor that permeates Richard Linklater’s filmography, both as a major theme and as a filmmaking technique. The latter has rocketed him to critical success, with “Boyhood” and his “Before”...

A Sitdown with Spent Penny: “Who Wants To Start A S***** Punk Band?”

Hailing from UC San Diego’s Musicians Club, Spent Penny consists of fellow Tritons with a passion for performance. From Battle of the Bands to the UCSD Guardian’s own Pocket Office, Spent Penny has utilized...

Idol Chatter

American Idol-winning singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips discusses platinum-selling albums, touring and an evolving sound in anticipation of his performance at RIMAC this weekend. Back in 2012, a Georgia native with the catchy moniker captivated American Idol...