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New album ‘The Quilt’ attempts to mesh diffrent music genres

Bianca Hernandez

September 23, 2008

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The aptly named album "The Quilt" attempts to fuse many different genres of music together, but the undertaking may have been a bit too challenging for Gym Class Heroes. In their most recent album, they try to mesh hip-hop with other sounds. While many of their songs were successful, there were a few that were more irritating than innovative. The first song, "Guilty as Charged"...

Controversial movie sends a good message with dark humor

Kelly Ardis

September 9, 2008

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"Hamlet 2" is said to be the most offensive movie of the year. And although I can definitely see reasons for the shock, I don't think it is as bad as it is being made out to be. If one can simply agree to find some humor in the things held so sacred, I think this movie can be quite enjoyable. "Hamlet 2" tells the story of high school drama teacher and failed actor Dana Marschz,...

Pricey meals, no logic

Leia Minch

September 9, 2008

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When walking into The Hourglass Kitchen and Bar, the aura that surrounded me was that of an upscale club in New York or L.A. Located at 1120 Calloway Drive, The Hourglass invokes a feeling of modernism when first entering. The abstract art that hung on the walls was complemented by the entirely all-black tables and chairs placed around the small room. Various plants were also...

New sound not ‘Heavenly’

Gabino Vega Rosario

September 9, 2008

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For those who have heard of the song called "Crossing the Rubicon," by The Human Abstract, don't expect the same rare talent on their new album called Midheaven. This band from Los Angeles proves to be one of the best technical bands out there today. Their second album is not as hard and complicated as their debut album, "Nocturne." The new album consists of many simple riffs...

Infomecial pancake product does not rise, but flops

Amanda Spickenreuther

September 9, 2008

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"Do you like pancakes? Well, you'll love pancake puffs!" claims the television advertisement for Pancake Puffs cookware. Although it's called Pancake Puffs, you're free to puff any batter. How about pigs in a blanket puffs? Pizza or omelet puffs? Sure, if you're open to eating everything from pancakes to omelets with the shape and consistency of doughnut holes. Maybe you've...

Cruz’s Cuban play performed at BC

Katherine J. White

May 6, 2008

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Nilo Cruz's "Two Sisters and a Piano" defies Greek drama. Much like the characters in the play "Waiting for Godot," the sisters in the Cruz play wait for the deus ex machina or the "god out of a machine" to come and rescue them from their predicament, but it never happens. The question remains: Will either the father of the two sisters or the husband of one ever come and get...

Parody album has hilarious talent

Bianca Hernandez

May 6, 2008

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No genre of music is safe from Flight of the Conchords. In their newest album, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement successfully manage to parody pop, folk and rap with great beats and hilarious lyrics. On the first listen, the songs seem familiar as if they've somehow managed to take some of the greatest hits from each genre and just make one song that encompasses all of the...

Fast service at Molly J’s Cafe

Gabino Vega

May 6, 2008

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Molly J's Café can also be called Molly J's Restaurant. This surprisingly humble restaurant provides fast service within its small area. When I first walked in, I expected to wait to be seated. But instead, the waitress quickly got my partner and me seats with the menus. The menu consisted of a variety of food. It was a lot of food for a small restaurant. The prices...

Comic book movie carried by Downey Jr.

Elizabeth Meeks

May 6, 2008

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Due to the vision of director Jon Favreau and lead actor Robert Downey, Jr., the latest comic book character to come alive on the big screen, "Iron Man," is the greatest ever. Right from the beginning, "Iron Man" grabs your attention with suspense and comic relief as the film moves seamlessly from one scene to the next. Downey, who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man, is brilliant with...

Red and 3 Doors Down play at Rabobank

Kyle Beall

April 22, 2008

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The crowd took to its feet and cheered as 3 Doors Down took to the stage at the Rabobank Arena on April 19. Preceded by the bands 12 Stones and Red, it was apparent from the audience's ominous roar that the act they came to see was about to begin. As I expected, it was a great show. They started off rocking the house and shaking the walls as the music deafened the roar of the...

Quality meals offered near BC

Earl Parsons

April 22, 2008

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What the deli inside of Country Club Liquors lacks in atmosphere, it more than makes up for with thick and fresh sandwiches, reasonable prices and the convenience of being inside a convenient store. Located on the corner of Columbus Avenue and Oswell Road, Country Club Liquors is a close location for Bakersfield College students to purchase both sandwiches and the necessary...

Unforgettable new comedy hits theaters

Quinn Schlussel

April 22, 2008

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There has been a recurring theme in comedic movies as of late, and that is the aspect of realistic dialogue and reactions to otherwise unbelievable storylines. Spurred on by the recent successes of such movies as "Knocked Up" and "Superbad" comes the latest in the trend of witty banter and realism amid absurdity: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is directed...

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