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Catherine

George Treviranus

August 30, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

ESRB Rated M – $59.99 Catherine is peculiar title to hit the PS3 and XBOX 360. From developer Atlus, Catherine takes players through the trials of freedom and law, through relationship troubles and even to the other side of nightmares. You play as Vincent Brooks, a 32 year old man whose girlfriend,...

Still Creepin’

Daniel Schott, Clarion Business Director

August 30, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

The original StarCraft first hit computer screens on March 31, 1998. Over the next decade, the game sold over 11 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling games for the computer. An expansion, StarCraft: Brood War was developed, followed by a Nintendo 64 version. Much like its predecessors,...

Nostalgic taste: Food is real star at this State Street restaurant

Nostalgic taste: Food is real star at this State Street restaurant

Joseph Shaul, Staff Writer

June 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

Theme bars are anathema to serious foodies. Like brilliant cut glass in a world of dull sapphires, these establishments vend kitsch and novelty in lieu of actual quality. Once you penetrate the brittle outer gloss of retro flair, one must come to terms with flaccid cuisine and overpriced, malmixed drinks. Occasional...

Upscale fare falls short at these 2 eateries

Upscale fare falls short at these 2 eateries

Joseph Shaul, Staff Writer

June 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

In the world of food, “Chain” generally equates to “Terrible.” Fast food is cheap, but the same wonder of centralized distribution that permits a $0.99 chalupa frequently produces limp vegetables, stale bread, and the Lovecraftian horror known as “cheese product”. Going out to eat at Taco...

Powerful antagonists fuel conflict in ‘Pandora’s Star’

Jeffrey Herwig, Office Manager

June 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Pandora’s Star,” the first installment in an expansive duology by Peter F. Hamilton, will force readers to take notice. The Intersolar Commonwealth is a near perfect society that thrives due to a system of wormholes. While wormholes are very expensive and necessarily limited, they allow for...

Summertime jams

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures Editor

June 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

In the morning you wake to find crowds bustling around deciding what route to take, the smell of fried food is in the air and you stand there split between Matisyahu, Meat Loaf, or the legendary Buddy Guy. While you decided what show to place you money on as the choice of the night, you catch some of...

Rocking to a new beat: Trio of brothers enjoy their Texan rock ‘n’ roll

Rocking to a new beat: Trio of brothers enjoy their Texan rock ‘n’ roll

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures editor

June 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Surviving the plague of becoming a one hit wonder is nearly impossible. But The Los Lonely Boys has surpassed that and has been touring their homegrown sound around the world for very eager ears. The Los Lonely Boys is a trio of brothers who were raised in a very musical family and through that they...

‘Law of Nines’ brings new light to genre

Jeffrey Herwig, Office Manager

April 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

It came for his father when he was 27 and killed him in a car accident. It came for his mother and drove her insane-again at 27. Now it’s coming for him. Something about his last name and his twenty-seventh birthday suddenly make artist Alexander Rahl the target of uncompromising violence. While...

Patchwork Monkey a traditional rock quintet

Joseph Shaul, Staff Writer

April 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

Rock and roll favors a maxim of “Live fast, die young.”  With age, flamboyant stage dives and incandescent after-parties slowly fade to car payments and potty training. Thirty-something rockers are a rare breed, with those few sufficiently competent to survive the loss of their youthful novelty...

Film Fest Showcase: ‘Marwencol’ shows Mark’s World

Jeffrey Herwig, Office Manager

April 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

The film Marwencol supplies an interesting view of reality. Mark, the victim of a vicious assault, has to cope with life after the attack. Therefore he creates his own world to parallel the real world. The film chronicles Mark’s struggle between the imaginary place he intricately fashioned and society...

Film Fest: Lauder’s new film disappoints

Ryan Spoehr, News editor

April 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

In Jerren Lauder's "The Color of the Ground," absolute strangers find comraderie despite a language barrier. The style of camerawork and editing bring a unique feel to the movie. However, with a great potential for the story, the movie falls flat. The film is set near Big Bear Lake in California....

Film Fest Showcase: Love in corrupt times

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

If they haven’t already, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if the insurance companies in Argentina went broke. When traffic laws are deemed optional and speeding is the norm, inevitable accidents can mean big losses for these companies and families, but big gains for shady firms and lawyers. Director...

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