Kernels of [Pop] Culture

Remake nabs its “Ghostbusters” The all-female lead cast is set to bring the classic ‘80s comedy back on screen with the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Director Paul Feig will join forces again with funny ...

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Through the child’s eye: A local children author’s work celebrated in exhibition

By Cassandra Sandoval Leo Politi, a local artist whose illustrations and children’s books celebrate diversity, was remembered in an exhibit at the Fresno Art Museum on Friday. Born in Fresno in 1908 and passing in 1996, he was internationally recognized ...

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Eclectic reggae concert energizes local hot spot

By Royce Dunn A unique night of food, craft beers and psychedelic tunes drew in a lively crowd at the hyper-local Peeve’s Public House on Saturday as two regional bands performed experimental reggae. Fresno’s The Notones along with Extra Classic ...

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Movie Review: ‘Whiplash’ brilliantly captures pain behind the music

By Rory Appleton “Whiplash” is a monster. Damien Chazelle’s electric ode to strict music schools everywhere is impossible to boil down to one or two sentences, but it is best described as a teacher and his pupil’s painful grind towards ...

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Take A Hike: Tips and tricks for the beginner hiker to the expert trailblazer

By Jordan Nicholson The spring semester has begun, and it’s time to get outdoorsy. There’s no better way to relieve semester stress and tension than to lace up your boots and blaze a new trail. The Central Valley is home ...

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Local restaurant celebrates 5th anniversary of popular ‘Pub Quiz’

A few drinks with friends, harmless banter and a slew of trivia questions is what a Wednesday night looks like at The Landmark during its Pub Quiz night. Located in the Tower District, The Landmark hosted Pub Quiz’s fifth-year anniversary ...

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The Brew Review: When I saw its face, I was a ‘Believer’

Ninkasi Brewing Company, a craft brewery based in Eugene, Oregon, boasts a great line of beers that can be readily found in the Fresno area once again. Up until recently, Ninkasi, which gets its name from the Sumerian goddess of ...

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The 87th Academy Awards nominations and predictions

Best Picture “Selma” “American Sniper” “The Imitation Game” “Whiplash” “Boyhood” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” “The Theory of Everything” Prediction: “Boyhood” Best Actor Steve Carell – “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper – “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch ...

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Ways to ring in the New Year

Whether you spend New Year’s Eve in town, out of town or on the beach, there is a little something for everyone to make the last day of the year memorable. Local venue Rainbow Ballroom will host the “MasqueRage New ...

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Holiday Gifts Full of ‘Bulldog Pride’

Looking for the perfect gift for upcoming holidays? Look no further than the Fresno State Kennel Bookstore and the Bulldog Shop. The bookstore has plenty of merchandise that would make great gifts for family, friends and coworkers. Kennel bookstore retail ...

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Student actors take on rendition of Broadway musical ‘Cabaret’

Fresno State University Theatre’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret,” brings a complex storyline with overtones of violence, drugs and love with an underlying of betrayal and the Nazi movement. “Cabaret” is set in Berlin, Germany, right before the ...

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New on Netflix: What to watch for December

With winter break coming soon, what is one to do when faced with the onslaught of familial gatherings and inevitable boredom? Netflix is always a good choice during the winter to catch up on your favorite shows or see a ...

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The Brew Review: Lagunitas ‘Sucks’ is sweet and strong

For beer enthusiasts, trying a new beer is an exciting event. When a beer hits the shelves, it’s a matter of when you’ll try the new beer, not if, but it doesn’t have to be brand new for to hold ...

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Indie Punk Bands Play Up Local Music Scene

East Coast indie punk bands Lemuria and Into It. Over It. played Wednesday night at local venue Strummer’s, located in the center of Fresno’s Tower District, as part of their nationwide tour, which ends in mid-December in Nebraska. Local twee ...

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Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine Journey ‘Into the Woods’

Two of Hollywood’s rising stars sat down for a college conference Q&A to talk a little more in-depth about their parts in the upcoming Disney film. The film is an adaptation of the original Broadway musical that ran in 1987 ...

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Christmas Tree Lane lights up the season

Christmas Tree Lane has lit up Fresno for the past 92 years and is one of the longest-running events nationwide. The 2014 celebration kicked off the holiday season on Tuesday night for the first walk night (no vehicles allowed). Christmas ...

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‘Cabaret’ brings edge to campus

Fresno State University Theatre will present “Cabaret,” a 12-time Tony Award winning musical, beginning Dec. 5 and running until Dec. 14. Cabaret is an edgy play where its characters hide behind violence, drugs and sexuality to help escape the dangerous ...

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‘Bulldog’ burger shop opens doors

By Abigail Martin • Special to The Collegian    The Bulldog Burger – a one-third pound certified Angus patty, bacon, pastrami, cheddar, American and all the usual fixings in a brioche bun – is one of several specialty burgers served ...

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