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Space Station Museum deviates from traditional route with interactive, free exhibits

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When picturing a museum in the Bay Area, one tends to visualize an expansive and expensive gallery filled with compositions by critically acclaimed artists. They are generally housed in San Francisco where one needs to drive across the bridge and tend to the commodities of an astronomical admission fee, parking and lunch. The Space Station […]

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Bark Beats: February and March

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From Kim Martindale's collection of Guatemalan masks, this mask’s bull face with the bell is indicative of Guatemala’s Nahualá people. The details on native masks represented specific communities throughout the country. Each group used their original masks during communal gathering events.

San Rafael American Indian arts show brilliantly showcases native cultures of the Americas

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The 34th Annual American Indian Art Show was held on Feb. 17 and 18 at the Marin Center in San Rafael, California. The show’s exhibitors boasted a plethora of impressive native art collections from cultures across the Americas. This year’s showcase included the art collections and creations of over 100 artists, dealers and collectors from […]

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You have Gott’s to try this

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As the doors of the surf-themed restaurant Wipeout closed in 2014, the signature red Volkswagen T1 Bus and the blue and white surfboard scrawled with the name were taken down, leaving a space in the Bon Air Center. For over three years, the unoccupied spot has left most locals wondering what would emerge to fill […]

The science fiction thriller follows an expedition of five women into “Area X,” an inexplicable stretch of land filled with mutated lifeforms and surrounded by a shimmering border that manifested after an alien life form crashed into a lonely lighthouse.

‘Annihilation’ mystifies on screen and on paper

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The fungus seeps out of the deep hole, a twist of vibrant tendrils: blue, olive green, deep orange. Trees with crystal leaves that glisten in the sun scatter dancing refractions on the ground below. The “Shimmer,” the border of this enigmatic coastal territory, captures topographic patterns of violet and turquoise, reflecting light like a bubble […]

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Netflix “The Trader” doesn’t sell out depicting rural life honestly

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“The Trader” is strikingly simple, a paired-down portrait of life. Directed by Tamta Gabrichidze, the 23-minute documentary begins without introduction or background and follows a Georgian (the European country, not the American state) trader whose currency is potatoes and whose wares range from second-hand clothing to graters to toilet paper. Announced as one of Netflix’s […]

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“Black Panther” movie and album bring an experience unlike any Marvel movie yet

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Ever since the dawn of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2010 with Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man,” the franchise has become known for revolutionizing the way that superhero movies are made, creating an era of superhero films that will likely remain timeless. Although some movies in this universe, such as “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Iron Man 2,” […]

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Snapchat struggles to satisfy users

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Picture the lot at 7:30 am; there is an easy flow of traffic, some arriving and others leaving. It is a simple system, not overwhelming and fairly straight forward. This is fairly similar to the way Snapchat functioned in its old format. However, the most recent update left more than half a million people angered […]

Portraying the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, "All the Money in the World" depicts the reactions of the Getty family members.

‘All the Money in the World’ tells a complex tale of peril and family

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It is late at night in Italy—two a.m. to be exact—as 16-year old John Paul Getty III struts confidently down the street with his ‘70s star-printed shirt and shoulder length hair, stopping only to talk to girls. Moments later, Paul (as he is referred to) is violently thrown into the rear of a camper van […]

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12 Strong; victory in Afghanistan and theaters

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Though greatly outnumbered and low on resources, Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) leads a group of 12 soldiers into some of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan with intentions to take down the Taliban army.  With soldiers fighting ruthlessly to restore peace in Afghanistan, the movie “12 Strong” takes place shortly after the 9/11 attacks […]