The Renegade Rip

‘Inkheart’ exceeds expectations

Dara Gholston

February 3, 2009

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You know the old saying: Don't judge a book by its cover. Well, I have to say in the new film "Inkheart," this phrase is very telling. "Inkheart," which stars Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Eliza Bennett, was completely not what I expected. Mo (Fraser) has the coveted gift of being able to make stories come to life as he reads them aloud. Naturally, you would think this...

Run DMC and Aerosmith song still great years later

Amber Troupe

February 3, 2009

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The word classic is used often in recent times, but what makes a movie, book or song classic? One way of defining it is of the first or highest quality and a very classic song that has managed to transcend time is by two well-known groups, who did a collaboration of rock 'n' roll and hip-hop. That song is the 1986 remake of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way," by Run DMC and Aerosmith....

‘Twilight’ dazzles fans

Kelly Ardis

December 2, 2008

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Ever since I was 13, I have wanted to be a vampire. It started with movies then moved on to Anne Rice novels. I'd mostly gotten over it by the time I was 16, though. Then Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" fell into my hands. "Twilight" tells the story of Bella Swan, a plain-Jane type who moves to Forks, Wash. from Phoenix to live with her father when her mother remarries. There,...

Tom Jones album a comedic endeavor gone stale

J. W. Burch, IV

December 2, 2008

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I appreciate the music of Tom Jones, more for comedic relief than a serious musical endeavor, but, nonetheless, I do appreciate his more well-known hits. That being said, I think Tom Jones needs to stop making music or at least stop making new music. The new album titled "24 Hours" is a perfect argument for my case. The newest release from the performer of "She's a Lady," "Black...

Lam’s Chinese does not please

Leia Minch

December 2, 2008

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Lam's Chinese restaurant is the typical family owned Chinese restaurant. Paper lamps hung from the ceiling, and Chinese art hung on the walls. After being seated in the small, simply decorated room, my drink order was taken. I noticed that the place was pretty busy for only 30 minutes after opening. After my iced tea was brought out, the server took my order of pot stickers,...

Project: Turkey Day lacks character work

Andrew J. Ansolabehere

December 2, 2008

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Late night shows at The Empty Space generally leave audiences laughing and sometimes feeling a little naughty. Those who saw the most recent late night show, "Project: Turkey Day," may not have left in such a good mood. "Project: Turkey Day" was directed by Bakersfield College communication professor Helen Acosta. Acosta, along with Greg Goodsell, Lorenzo Dunning and husband...

New vegetarian option

Bianca Hernandez

November 18, 2008

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As a vegetarian, I find it difficult to find a good place to eat that makes decent food without meat. I recently discovered a place called Elaine's Café and Market located on the corner of 20th and G in downtown Bakersfield. When I first walked in, my eyes were met with a quaint setup. The furnishings made it feel like an outdoor café, only indoors. There were...

Role Models not for young

Amanda Spickenreuther

November 18, 2008

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A crude comedy with sentiments about helping kids may seem uncomfortably inappropriate, but in "Role Models," something so wrong went right. As far as raunchy comedies go, "Role Models" was off to a solid start when Wheeler (Seann William Scott) was dropped off by a hot chick, shoved his finger under coworker Danny's (Paul Rudd) nose and asked, "Guess what I did last night?" Barely...

Dog training kit helps make training your dog or puppy a ‘walk in the park’

Leia Minch

November 18, 2008

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Three months ago my family acquired Weezy, a three-month-old Alaskan malamute. While being quite possibly the most beautiful dog I have ever seen, she had a few puppy problems. No matter how many times she was told "no," she still jumped up on the couches, on us, gnawed our hands and clothes with her razor sharp puppy teeth, got into the garbage, and would never come, sit or...

B-52s take Bako back

Elka Wyatt

November 18, 2008

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On Nov. 15, the Fox Theater in downtown Bakersfield had the setting for perhaps the most colorful concert I have ever attended: The B-52s. Evoking the spirit of the whimsical band, some concertgoers showed up in colorful wigs, flamboyant clothing and '60s-inspired makeup. Casey Hibbard, who attended the concert with her husband Barry, wore a pink wig and pink false eyelashes. "I...

B-52s take Bako back

Elka Wyatt

November 18, 2008

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On Nov. 15, the Fox Theater in downtown Bakersfield had the setting for perhaps the most colorful concert I have ever attended: The B-52s. Evoking the spirit of the whimsical band, some concertgoers showed up in colorful wigs, flamboyant clothing and '60s-inspired makeup. Casey Hibbard, who attended the concert with her husband Barry, wore a pink wig and pink false eyelashes. "I...

Just as fast but twice as good

Leia Minch and Leia Minch

November 5, 2008

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How do I love food? Let me count the ways. I love the consumption of food and the flavors that enter my mouth after the first bite. I love the smells of food and the satisfaction felt after an amazing meal. I also love going out to eat and experiencing different types of food and new restaurants. Unfortunately, I am the stereotypical poor college student. So my chances to actually...

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