The Channels

Column – TV programming targets consumers, not viewers

Kyle Rokes

April 15, 2009

Snowy static doesn't only come in on old TV sets with a UHF channel knob and rabbit ears. Even flat-screen plasmas with digital cable pick up haze. Reality shows and network sit-coms play on insecurities. Hour-long dramas supposedly tackle today's issues, but g...

Poetry contest winner uses goldfish to to paint a picture in words

Jen Baron

April 15, 2009

Taking the Emmons Poetry Contest gold this year was City College student Christine Brown, who was announced the first place winner on Monday, April 4 for her poem "Goldfish." Brown, 21, is a Santa Barbara local with a bachelor's...

CD Review – No Line on the Horizon

Anneli Bergqvist

April 15, 2009

Expectations were high for U2's new album "No Line on the Horizon", released March 3. Maybe that's why the first impression listening to the songs was such a disappointment. This album doesn't fit in to any specific genre....

Playwrights bring workshop to City College

Torgny Lilja

April 14, 2009

The theatre arts department at City College is helping out playwrights Cheri Steinkellner and Jeff Rizzo by performing a workshop of their upcoming musical "Hello! My Baby." The workshop will run for free on April 30 and May 1...

‘Gangsta’ gold accessory makes for girl’s prime necessity

Christianne Rojo

March 24, 2009

If my backpack was human it would be a certified P-I-M-P. While you stand around reppin' the Jansport logo, I cruise around campus rockin' hi-fi speakers on each side of mine. It's metallic gold, embellished with tiny decor...

CD Review- Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

Jen Baron

March 24, 2009

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit's self-titled album captures the ear from the first listen. Released Feb. 24 by Lightning Rod Records, this album goes down like smooth scotch. Filled with bright steel-string finger-picking and...

Artistic masterpieces on display at Atkinson

Torgny Lilja

March 24, 2009

The stunningly vivid monotypes make a lasting impression at "Gifted," the Atkinson Gallery's current exhibition of contemporary art donated to City College over the years. Most of the prints are not only artistic masterpiec...

The Robert Steffen Band seeks to create a memorable sound, with sticks, picks and strings

Eryn Burkhart

March 24, 2009

Singer and songwriter Robert Steffen has been around the block when it comes to performing, but now he is sharing his musical vision with two fellow City College students in the hopes of creating a sound that people will remember. The...

CD Review- Tina Dickow “A Beginning, A Detour, An Open Ending”

Sofia Gjerstad

March 24, 2009

Danish singer/songwriter Tina Dico has come out with a more grown-up sound in her January release "A Beginning, A Detour, An Open Ending." Dico's fifth album is packaged as a box set, with 20 songs divided into three mini-albums. The...

CD Review- Lily Allen “It’s Not Me, It’s You”

Katrine Villumsen

March 24, 2009

For a singer who is more famous for flashing her third nipple than for releasing good music, Lily Allen's second album is not bad. She is once again singing about love, life and losses in London town on "It's Not Me, It's You,"...

Movie Review- Watchmen

Kyle Rokes

March 22, 2009

It's a 1985 that wasn't. Richard Nixon is still president after winning the Vietnam War. Costumed heroes are forced to hide from an ungrateful America. And the Doomsday clock we keep ticks five minutes closer to midnight and n...

Reality clashes with youthful idealism

Torgny Lilja

March 22, 2009

Like the quiet before a storm, the second act of Michael Weller's "Moonchildren" opens with seeming calm, but the dramatic events of the Vietnam War, and racial tension in America are just outside. A young man is reading a ...

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