Kendrick, Tyler, and SZA ignite a fire at Camp Flog Gnaw

While Baseball season may have just ended, Dodger Stadium was once again the place to be this Veterans Day weekend. For the first time this decade, Camp Flog Gnaw has returned to Elysian Park and it seemed like every performer on the lineup showed up with a mission to make up for lost time. Camp Flog Gnaw is a music festival founded by artist Tyler, The Creator over a decade ago, in 2012. With every passing year the attendance and popularity has grown, making it …

The Roman Empire still reigns supreme on social media

How often do you think about the Roman Empire? For me personally, before August 2023, I hadn’t thought about the Roman Empire since my 8th grade history class. In the ever-evolving landscape of pop culture, trends come and go, but some manage to stand the test of time. One such phenomenon has recently taken social media by storm – the “Roman Empire” trend.  The trend’s roots lie in the initial question: “How much do you think about the Roman Empire?”  As women probed the minds …

David Fincher’s most introspective movie reveals his inner assassin

In David Fincher’s latest, he proves how valuable his filmmaking experience is for an ostensibly simple and straightforward story. “The Killer” feels like Fincher’s most introspective film in years; examining the POV of a conscientious perfectionist through the lens of a nihilistic hit-man. Notorious for his painstaking attention to detail, as seen with his penchant for an excessive number of takes, no other protagonist of his has felt as self-reflective as the titular “Killer.” Fincher reteams with writer Andrew Kevin Walker, whom he previously worked …

The foodie’s game day guide to Pasadena’s sports bars

Fall is in full swing, and so is football season! For some of us, this means rich tradition and undying love for your team. For the rest of us, football season simply means endless wings and nachos. Whether you’re a diehard or a foodie, we’ve rounded up a few of Pasadena’s favorite local sports joints worth checking out to amp up your next game day.  Kings Row Gastropub Kings Row is a modern Thursday night football hub where it’s easy to find a seat, which …

‘Modern Warfare III’ fails to live up to its original legacy

Following a successful prison break from a Kastovian gulag, a former terrorist is let loose unto the world. The danger of another World War looms heavy over everyone’s heads and leaves one question… where is Makarov?  “Modern Warfare III” picks up hot off the heels of last year’s “Modern Warfare II,” and follows Task Force 141’s attempts to stop Vladimir Makarov and his Konni Group from instigating a global conflict between the East and West. The game also includes a few supporting characters from “MWII” …

Stodgy old Hollywood can’t keep up with its young audience

While the AMPTP and its studios have reached an agreement with the Writers Guild of America (WGA), their fight to keep the actors under their thumb rages on. The LA Times released data from a poll which found that the majority of Americans side with the workers on strike. With 34% in favor of actors and 7% with the studios, the remaining 59% is split between people sympathetic to both sides (29%) and people with no opinion(30%). The same poll also found 51% of Americans …

Want a real spook this Halloween? These haunted LA spots are chillingly charged up

When it comes to places with haunted history, Los Angeles has no shortage. From sinister hotels to eerie warships, here’s a list of four of the most grim LA landmarks that’ll be sure to give you the creeps. Cecil Hotel Serial killers, suicides, ghosts, and mysterious deaths all plague Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. In 1924 Cecil Hotel opened its doors to the public advertised as a snazzy tourist destination. However as the years progressed, The Great Depression took its toll on the hotel and …

Webheads unite! ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’ swings to new heights 

In the large city of New York, players can web swing and feel how rapidly they can move along skyscrapers and bridges as Spider-Man. As you freefall from the skies, crime is at every corner for you to intervene and rescue those in need by delivering them to safety. With the support of your tech savvy best friend Ganke Lee and investigative journalist Mary Jane Watson, uncovering crime feels like a breeze. From numerous famous Spidey suits and combat gadgets at the palm of your …

Pumpkins galore: Explore SoCal’s most unique pumpkin patches

October is the month of all things pumpkin. And there’s no better way to celebrate the autumn season than going to a pumpkin patch! Whether you plan to participate in hands-on activities or just capture the perfect fall photo, we’ve gathered five of SoCal’s best pumpkin patches that you don’t want to miss. Note that these are not in any specific order. Cal Poly Pomona’s Pumpkin Festival delivers not only photo-worthy sights, but also multiple attractions for a busy, yet fun day. Apart from the …

Everybody scream! ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ returns for 30th anniversary

T’was a long time ago, longer now than it seems, in a place that you’ve probably seen on your screens. This year, Tim Burton’s iconic and dreary “The Nightmare Before Christmas” turns 30 years old. But if even after all this time you still haven’t seen it, I’d say it’s time you get to it. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” originated as a poem written by Burton in 1982 while he worked as an animator for Disney. While it was far away from the fleshed-out world …