The Renegade Rip

Planetarium’s show takes audiences to another world

Andrew J. Ansolabehere

November 5, 2008

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Being able to see the entire night sky at 2 p.m. is a surreal experience. The only place this can happen in town is at the Bakersfield College planetarium. The planetarium's most recent show, "Oasis in Space," not only gives an amazing view of the constellations but an in-depth look at the planets of our solar system. The William M. Thomas Planetarium is the largest of its...

Coffee to help youth

Andrew J. Ansolabehere and Andrew J. Ansolabehere

October 21, 2008

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Comfort is key at Bakersfield's newest coffee house, Dagny's, at the Dream Center. Located on 18th Street across from Sequoia's Sandwich Co., this new Dagny's location had their grand opening on Oct. 7. The brick front building has a small outside seating area. On a nice day, the large wall-sized window is rolled up to expand the seating area and bring a nice breeze into the...

President portrayed as foolhardy fiend

Bianca Hernandez

October 21, 2008

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Watching a political drama isn't my idea of a fun Sunday morning, but I tromped myself over to the theater because I'd heard that "W." was supposed to be controversial, and I love the smell of controversy in the morning. The movie, directed by Oliver Stone ("The Doors," "Any Given Sunday"), follows the main events of President George W. Bush's life leading up to the invasion...

Pet product not safe or efficient

Amanda Spickenreuther

October 21, 2008

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Among the "enlarge your manhood" junk mail for the penis I don't have, I notice e-mails from Pedi Paws in my spam inbox each time I check my e-mail. Pedi Paws is a rotary nail filer that is supposed to gently grind down an animal's nails. It's advertised as a pain-free method of nail grooming, unlike clipping with traditional clippers. My cat, Gigolo, has claws like talons,...

Band shows growth in sophomore album

Andrew J. Ansolabehere

October 21, 2008

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Still fresh to the music scene, Cold War Kids are taking large and daring steps with their newest album "Loyalty to Loyalty." Cold War Kids came together four short years ago in Fullerton. Their latest album departs slightly from the rock-based sound they established with their debut album "Robbers and Cowards," which was released in 2007. The soul that is present in vocalist...

Hilarity ensues at annual KSF

Katherine J. White

October 7, 2008

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It's the typical story of boy-meets-girl-disguised-as-boy story. It's a typical Shakespeare story line, anyway. The 24th Kern Shakespeare Festival is featuring the mistaken-identity comedy, "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" at Bakersfield College's Outdoor Theater, Oct. 9-11 at 8 p.m. The play is directed by KSF regular Bob Kempf. The play opens with Illyria's Duke Orsino (Andrew...

Cera and Dennings’ chemistry makes film a success

Kelly Ardis

October 7, 2008

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"Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" is fun, exciting and relatable. The music could not be more fitting, and the casting is spot-on. The seamless marriage of all its elements makes the movie perfect. Based on the book by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" follows Nick (Michael Cera), a recently dumped, sensitive musician, and Norah (Kat Dennings),...

Hedberg’s post-mortem release gives a last taste of genius

Andrew J. Ansolabehere

October 7, 2008

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When Mitch Hedberg died on March 29, 2005, his cult following mourned the loss. And then, as if it were a miracle, "Do You Believe In Gosh?" was put on the racks on Sept. 9, giving his fans one last taste of his one-of-a-kind comedy. Hedberg started his career in the late 80s in small clubs. "Strategic Grilling Locations" got Hedberg a Comedy Central Presents special that made...

Bags not so special

Amanda Spickenreuther and Amanda Spickenreuther

October 7, 2008

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If you're looking to extend the expiration date of fresh produce, Debbie Meyer's GreenBags are not the answer. GreenBags are an as-seen-on-TV product, that is supposed to keep produce fresh longer than in regular storage. It's a great idea but only that. According to Debbie Meyer, GreenBags can keep produce fresh for nine to 21 days. The bags are made with Oya, which is claimed...

Restauran puts new spin on old theme

Dustin Stroberg and Dustin Stroberg

September 23, 2008

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Where do you go for your dosage of Monday Night Football? Your favorite bar or restaurant most likely, but if you would like to try something new, the Tilted Kilt is where you should be headed. Located on Calloway just off of Rosedale Highway and newer to the restaurant scene, it brings its own style. With the waitresses in plaid mini skirts, very revealing cut-off shirts,...

Adios old blender

Leia Minch

September 23, 2008

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Time and money management are two of the most important things to college students everywhere. So, how can we students manage our time and money better? For eating and cooking at home, it's simple: Purchase a Magic Bullet. The 21-piece set, which includes the power base, two different kinds of blades, a blender, party mugs, shaker/streamer lids, tall/short mixing cups and a...

Pitt, Malkovich bring the laughs

Andrew J. Ansolabehere

September 23, 2008

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The Coen Brothers have made Oscar winners and cult classics for decades. Although "Burn After Reading" may never fit into either of those categories, it is still something for them to be proud of. Ex-CIA analyst Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) is attempting to write his memoirs when they end up falling into the hands of two gym employees, Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand) and Chad...

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