Arts & Entertainment

Content creators are up in arms over Youtube’s Red plan

YouTube Red has swept the nation, igniting anger in tens of thousands of YouTubers, and the confusion in millions of viewers. The YouTube Red program requires viewers to play $9.99 a month for exclusive access to functions of YouTube that were previously unavailable. With YouTube Red, users can download videos, watch videos ad-free, listen to […]

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Craig’s Spectre binds classic suave with thrilling action

Matt Bai, a national political columnist for Yahoo News, asked on NBC’s Meet The Press a little over two weeks ago what, “historians of the empire,” might one day make of Western ideological inversions. Those historians might as well start with the 24 James Bond films; aside from displaying incredible pop-cultural staying power, the films […]

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Evolution of Music

Justin Bieber’s latest music video, “Where Are Ü Now?”, is not only visually pleasing and interesting with the incorporation of animations made by fans, but also captures the energy of a generation redesigned by a new form of sound engineering. With the release of the Justin Beiber, Skrillex, and Diplo produced song, the extent to which synthetic sound […]

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MOCA displays impressive collection of post-war art

Internationally recognized, the MOCA is Los Angeles’s go-to place for modern art and its newest exhibit, The Art of Our Time, offers breath and depth that will offer a new perspective on modern art. The Art of Our Time showcases post-World War II art from some of the greatest contemporary artists of the 20th century.  […]

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That’s funny

Fear. Spontaneity. Courage. Freedom. Community. Improvisation embodies all of these attributes according to Neil Nash, performing arts, drama and dance chair. “When a person feels free enough to be spontaneous on stage, pretty much everybody is funny,” Nash said. “This idea of trying to make it [humor] happen rather than letting it happen is death […]

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Orchestra plans April 11 service trip replacing Heritage

Instead of attending the annual Heritage Festival in Disneyland, students in Chamber Orchestra will be traveling to Norwood Street Elementary School in Los Angeles to teach students how to play instruments. Norwood, a California Distinguished School, cut more than $640,000 from the budget and increased athletic and arts fees to reach the $1.1 million budget target in […]

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Movement to tell stories in “In Other Words” dance concert

Students will get the chance to showcase their dancing skills on April 24 and 25 in the Middle and Upper School Dance Concert. This year, the theme of the dance concert is “In Other Words.” Similar to “Storytellers,” the dancers plan to focus on expressing their stories through movements, rather than words. Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, […]

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The Lovely Bones ventures where most are uncomfortable

Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones is a drama based on the author’s brutal rape that occurred when she was in college.  This novel follows her first book, Lucky, a memoir on her actual rape.  A police officer dubbed her “lucky” to be alive since she had been the victim of the rape that had taken the life of […]

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Concerts to make music this Saturday in Pavilion

On January 24, the school will host its annual Winter Concerts featuring the Concert Choir, Band, Chamber Orchestra, and their Middle School equivalents. Two Winter Concerts will be held on the Saturday, one in the early afternoon at 1 p.m., featuring the Middle School choir, band, and orchestra, and one at 4:30 p.m., featuring the […]

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Retro reminiscing: Deus Ex still amazes today

Deus Ex, released in 2000, is heralded even today as the best PC game of all time; why has it received such critical acclaim? Inspired by Looking Glass Studio’s Thief: The Dark Project and Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid, Deus Ex is a stealth-based shooter with role-playing-game mechanics. Deus Ex follows J.C Denton, an agent for […]

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