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Chris Cornell lead singer of ‘Soundgarden’ dead at 52

Chris Cornell lead singer of ‘Soundgarden’ dead at 52

Skarleth Velasquez, Egalitarian Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture, News, Showcase

Chris Cornell, Lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave passed away at the age of 52. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Cornell had performed a Detroit concert with Soundgarden that night. Cornell's rep called th...

Zach Braff is ‘Going in Style’, arrives in mainstream

Zach Braff is ‘Going in Style’, arrives in mainstream

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

Indie director Zach Braff, better known as the daydreaming doctor J. D. from “Scrubs,” delivers his third feature film without an ounce of indie in the frame. Although the family-friendly feel-good comedy is highly entertaining and hits theaters in time for Easter, it also misses the edginess seen...

‘An Act of God’ is divinely-inspired comedy

‘An Act of God’ is divinely-inspired comedy

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

God is a diva; sarcastic, egotistical, prone to jealousy and ‘wrath management issues’. God also likes sneakers and Chai tea. Want to meet God in person? He is revealing himself nightly at Houston’s Alley Theatre performances of ‘An Act of God’ through April 16. If you are willing to...

SXSW Day 4: A Filmmakers Adventure

SXSW Day 4: A Filmmakers Adventure

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

My fourth and final day at SXSW. It’s really been an amazing adventure. I woke up this morning, planning on going to a session on contract labor and 1099’s, but got side tracked on my walk with Amazon Popup. It just totally drew my attention. Amazon Prime produces their own content and was promoting...

SXSW Day 3: A Filmmakers Adventure

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

Yesterday I arrived back to my Airbnb home after 3:30am, not realizing that the time had sprung forward, and the fact that I had reserved a seat at The Mummy interactive experience. I had very little sleep and a very long day planned ahead! I rushed to catch the 10:10am bus into downtown, and barely...

SXSW Day 2: A Filmmakers Adventure

SXSW Day 2: A Filmmakers Adventure

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
March 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

Woke up a bit late, around 9am and had breakfast with my Airbnb host and David Lawson from SnowFort Pictures. David is a filmmaker from LA with a film that’s screening at SXSW called 68 Kill. It’s the story of a $68,000 robbery gone wrong. As a filmmaker it’s amazing to get to me...

SXSW Day 1: A Filmmakers Adventure

SXSW Day 1: A Filmmakers Adventure

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor
March 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

Day 1: A filmmakers adventure at South by South West; an Austin Based music, film and interactive media conference. At 11:40am I boarded the MegaBus for $15.00 to Austin. The bus dropped me off downtown, where I jumped on another bus to get to my Airbnb destination on the North side of Austin, 4.2...

30th: SXSW set to begin in Austin

Erik Calderon, A&E Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

A group of people, sworn to secrecy in a meeting at the offices of the Austin Chronicle in 1986 founded the South by Southwest conference and festival.  It all started as they talked about the future of entertainment and media.  The main idea was to discover all the talent in Austin, share ideas, grow...

‘Let the Right One In’ terrifies and charms on-stage

‘Let the Right One In’ terrifies and charms on-stage

Alyssa Foley, Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

You cannot help but fall in love with this quirky vampire. Lucy Mangan plays the ghostly Eli in ‘Let the Right One In’ showing in Houston at the Alley Theatre until March 19.

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‘Fist Fight’ can’t land many punches

‘Fist Fight’ can’t land many punches

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

The year 1987 saw the release of “Three O’ Clock High,” a teen comedy about a student who is challenged to a fight by a bully and tries everything to avoid it. Thirty years later, we are presented with a remake of this film. but with a twist: this time it’s the teachers who fight! Andy Campbell...

Corman, an underrated pioneer

Corman, an underrated pioneer

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

It’s hard to defend the things you love.  It’s always something personal, that can only have value to you alone.  Perhaps that explains why an average movie fan can only shake their head and wonder why artists like Robert De Niro or Martin Scorsese would heap praise on a film called Teenage Cav...

John Wick is back!

John Wick is back!

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

John Wick was one of the movies no one had on their list when it came out three years ago. However, it was very successful, bringing in profit more than four times higher than its $20 million budget. No surprise that the producers wanted to make a sequel; in fact a whole trilogy. But can John Wick: Chapter...

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