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Best Picture nominations you need to see before Hollywood’s biggest night

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Ariel Caspar and Thomas Cathey

February 6, 2020

By Ariel Caspar and Thomas Cathey For the first Academy Awards ceremony of the decade, there are many films nominated that usually don’t fit the description of the typical “Oscar-winning” movie, as the Academy usually tends to favor indie, arthouse-style films. But with comic book-based films like “J...

“It Chapter Two” entertains, but not like “Chapter One”

(Photo courtesy of Warner Brother's Studios)

Thomas Cathey

September 17, 2019

2017’s “It” proved to be a successful standout in a Hollywood industry filled with reboots, spinoffs and remakes. Currently standing at an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, the first installment of the modern-day “It” franchise delivered with great chemistry between the main cast members, creative sca...

Fashion designer shoots for Hollywood

Fashion major Crystal Barrett works on her garment at American River College on April 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

May 2, 2018

It was the year 1935, the location Paramount Picture Studios, an unsuspecting scene for fashion history to be made. The studio was working on a comedy film called “The Jungle Princess” and asked Edith Head, one of Paramount Studios top designers, to create a dress for the actress Dorothy Lamour — b...

Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to Hollywood

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Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 7, 2017

In recent weeks, more than 50 accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment, including indecent exposure and other inappropriate behavior, have been directed at longtime Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by an astounding number of actresses in the entertainment business. With equal rights in the wo...

Opinion: California should be appreciated for what it really is

Above, Red Lake is located in the Carson Pass along Highway 88 south of Lake Tahoe. Below, Muir Beach is located north of San Francisco and is located near several trails that can eventually lead to views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean. (Photos courtesy of Matthew Peirson)

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

February 25, 2016

Everyone knows California is a gigantic state, but when it comes to exploring what’s around, people tend to limit their options and miss out on the true variety of experiences available. Sure, everyone enjoys a trip to Disneyland, seeing Hollywood and the adventure that is San Francisco, but there ar...

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