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“The Silence of the Lambs”: Longtime Praised Film Rooted in Subtle Homophobia

“The Silence of the Lambs”: Longtime Praised Film Rooted in Subtle Homophobia

Trisha Venkat, Reporter

October 26, 2020

Jonathan Demme’s Academy Award-winning film “The Silence of the Lambs” is a beautiful piece of cinematography that I would have enjoyed if it wasn’t so insidiously homophobic.  The film broke box office records after its 1991 release, but if it was released today, I have no doubt that it wo...

Opening during COVID-19: A glimpse into Paper Moon Cafe

A drink selection from Paper Moon's Halloween menu

Diana Piper, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

The day Jerry Wang, owner of Paper Moon Cafe in Downtown San Jose, got the keys to open his business, his investors and partners pulled out. It was March, COVID-19 was looming, and Santa Clara County was about to announce a shelter-in-place order.  Now, six months later, the cafe is flourishing. It...

Director of “And She Could be Next” aims to bring awareness to minority political representation

Relena Grandy, Reporter

October 21, 2020

The power that women of color, and all minority groups, hold as they stand as one to fight the white supremacy in the U.S. is showcased in the documentary, “And She Could be Next”. This display of unity led to the documentary being screened at De Anza College on Oct. 13, featuring an interview w...

“Blackpink: Light up the Sky” weaves pro-multicultural themes into heartwarming presentation

“Blackpink: Light up the Sky” weaves pro-multicultural themes into heartwarming presentation

Jodi Wong, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

Starring its four members Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé, k-pop girl group Blackpink’s documentary “Blackpink: Light up the Sky” offers an intimate look not only into the background and dynamic of the group, but the nuances of the K-pop industry in a worldwide perspective. 

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show changes the fashion industry game with inclusivity

Rihanna's Savage X Fenty show changes the fashion industry game with inclusivity

Nitya Peumans, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

Rihanna showcased her line of lingerie, mixing singing and dancing performances with intricate sets and messages of body positivity in Volume 2 of her Savage x Fenty show.   Although the cinematography was impressive, the inclusivity of the show stood out.   Rihanna had many famou...

Top three comedy podcasts hosted by YouTubers

Amanda Nguyen, Reporter

October 13, 2020

Many YouTube creators are turning to podcasts as a medium to connect more with their audiences. If you’re looking for a good laugh, check out these three podcasts. 1. “VIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason Nash”  YouTube vlogging duo David Dobrik and Jason Nash came together to  discuss the behind the scenes of their hilarious life...

Three stellar shows breaking barriers with LGBTQ characters

Antonia Mou, Reporter

October 13, 2020

1. "One Day at a Time" (Netflix/Pop TV) A truly underrated gem in the world of T.V. sitcoms, “One Day at a Time” defies stereotypes as the show follows the daily life of a Cuban American family — a single mother, her two teenage kids and their grandmother — as they grapple with persona...

American Utopia review: more than just a Talking Heads concert film

The cover of David Bryrne's

Matt Hancock, Reporter

October 13, 2020

At the top of David Byrne’s newest concert film, "American Utopia", he sits center stage contemplating a plastic model of a human brain. What follows is the beautiful marriage of music, artistry, movement, civic engagement, performance and cinema.  Talking Heads’ frontman, David Byrne, collaborated with the le...

Top five underrated binge worthy animes

Michael Davis, Reporter

October 11, 2020

There are plenty of anime that everyone knows and loves. But there are many more that people have no idea even exist and are not given due credit. Here are five underrated gems that are worth a look. “Jitsu wa Watashi wa” or "My Monster Secret", 2015 This 13-episode supernatural romant...

Sufjan Stevens brings cohesive sounds but lacks variety in “The Ascension”

Sufjan Stevens' new album

Amanda Nguyen, Reporter

October 9, 2020

American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens released his eighth studio album, “The Ascension,” which instrumentally delivers meditative soundscapes at the cost of listener experience.