Arts and Entertainment

Review: Ben Schwartz brings laughs back to Los Angeles

Review: Ben Schwartz brings laughs back to Los Angeles

As a master of hyper fixation, I recently fell down a rabbit hole of actor and comedian Ben Schwartz’s filmography. In May 2020, I started to watch hours of his best work ranging from "Parks and Recreation" to "Sonic the Hedgehog." After learning more about his...

Review: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a work of art

Review: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a work of art

I first heard about Netflix’s new original series, "The Queen's Gambit" back in 2020 on a Chinese radio. The hosts were discussing the latest TV series and movie hits. After hearing many overwhelmingly positive reviews about the series, I was curious to see for myself...

Review: Surviving the pandemic with ‘Minecraft’

Review: Surviving the pandemic with ‘Minecraft’

One of the toughest aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the 16+ month quarantine that many kids around the world have had to endure. Not being able to spend time with friends in person for fear of catching and spreading the virus, the internet is the only place we can...

Review: You need these artists in your summer playlist

Review: You need these artists in your summer playlist

Summer seems to be slipping away faster than sand through my fingers on the beach. Desperate to achieve my main-character-in-a-coming-of-age-movie summer dreams, I scoured the depths of Spotify’s “New Releases,” “Charts” and “Rising Artists” playlists to find the best...

The cowboys of East Compton

The cowboys of East Compton

COMPTON — Amid the dreary and distinctively urban landscape, visitors in East Compton recognize echoes from the past. A spur of gang related violence throughout the 90s stained the city’s reputation and led to the popularization of various stereotypes regarding...