Far from the days of N.W.A. and Wu-Tang Clan, rap mogul Travis Scott exists in an era of rap music that increasingly strays from its strict, hip-hop roots. Harboring a professed love for indie-folk artist Bon Iver, 1985 cult-classic The Breakfast Club, and frequently fueling his creative process in the studio by throwing up vintage cartoons on a flat screen, it’s the blithe makeup of Scott’s personality, a genuine commitment to being himself, that creates his allure. He’s the certified weirdo, who off his talent …
Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’ nails the nostalgia of failed romance
Though some LA natives might scoff at the thought of an entire movie surrounding life in the San Fernando Valley, Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest endeavor Licorice Pizza is a wonderfully nostalgic tribute to the culture that defined the SFV circa 1970. Licorice Pizza demonstrates the same charm and frivolity audiences might recognize from Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love, but with an appealingly distinctive flair. Anderson’s relationship with the Valley is without a doubt a firmly embedded love affair, and the Academy Award winning director makes …
Watch: Students elated to be back, even if it isn’t the same
After being closed for a year and a half due to the pandemic, PCC at last reopened its doors to students this fall. Now, as the semester comes to a close, students reflect on the confusing experience of being back on campus.
California Homeowners: ‘Not In My Backyard’
In 1978, California passed proposition 13. The amendment was supposed to stabilize the property taxes by ensuring homeowners that their taxes wouldn’t increase by more than 1% each year and keep Californians in their homes over rising property values, but the tax code decreased the amount of revenue that the local government collected. These new tax codes are exactly why California isn’t as liberal as one would think.