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Bandersnatch: Is it a commentary on our reality?

Bandersnatch: Is it a commentary on our reality?

Nafisah Fathima

January 17, 2019

If you’ve played Bandersnatch, the Black Mirror interactive movie-game, you’ll know that it’s… intense. If you don't know what it is, Bandersnatch is about Stefan Butler, a video game programmer portrayed by Fionn Whitehead, trying to make it big in the industry by basing his video game on a cho...

Thronebreaker Game Review

Thronebreaker Game Review

Patrick Otte

January 17, 2019

After the stunning production of "The Witcher 3" in 2015, "CD Project Red" rolled out a game to its eager fans, and fellow fantasy enthusiasts to revel over.  "Thronebreaker" is a game like no other, thought-provoking and immersive. The universe of "The Witcher" and "Thronebreaker" are interconnected. "Throne...

Creed II Review

Christian Branch

January 7, 2019

The first Creed movie proved to be another boxing masterpiece stemming from the amazing Rocky series. Director Ryan Coogler and the very talented staff he worked with on that movie were able to produce the perfect mix of tragedy and triumph through the legacy of Apollo Creed. Creed II did not disappo...

War of the Tablets


December 11, 2012

   The holiday season is almost upon us, and some of the most popular gift items are tablets. Whether it is for work, for play, for watching movies or reading books, tablets have become extremely popular. However, as a result of this popularity, a whole variety of tablets have emerged on the market,...

Review: National Tour of Young Frankenstein at the Granada

May 3, 2012

By Guest Writer Cameron Platt: The Broadway musical’s most common function is, simply enough, to entertain. True, the American musical has often extended into elevated intellectual and artistic territory, but its core remains in the standard comedy—Broadway’sone consistent offering as fads ebb...

MOVIE REVIEW: In the Land of Blood and Honey

MOVIE REVIEW: In the Land of Blood and Honey

February 20, 2012

I have an exclusive movie review for all of you cinema fanatics! In the Land of Blood and Honey: A Tragic Love Story about the Effects of War I spent the holiday season in my hometown of New York City. On a whim one night, I decided to see a film that critics had not said much about titled, “In the Lan...

Dexter: A Charming Serial Killer Who Kills Serial Killers

Dexter: A Charming Serial Killer Who Kills Serial Killers

December 12, 2011

“….but it’s always there, this Dark Passenger. And when he’s driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don’t fight him, I don’t want to. He’s all I’ve got…” – Dexter Morgan   “Dexter,” a show that first premiered in 2007, is a brillian...

Sambo’s, a Mouth-Watering Experience

Photo Jessie Dusebout

December 2, 2011

According to the locals, Sambo’s Restaurant has been known as the place to go for “the best pancakes in the city.” Located on the beach front with a view of Santa Barbara’s Harbor and pier, Sambo’s has occupied the same small brick and tile building since 1957. Upon arrival, we put our name...

Waitress Review

November 11, 2011

Pies. Many pies. Pies that reflect the mood of the baker. Strawberry chocolate oasis pie, pregnant miserable self-pie, fallin’ in love chocolate mousse pie, kick in the pant’s pie, and the list goes on…These wonderfully creative names come from the movie “Waitress” written and directed by A...

Fleet Foxes Review

Fleet Foxes Review

November 1, 2011

On a chilly Tuesday in mid-September, an alternative folk band by the name of Fleet Foxes performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The rising group performed songs off of both of their albums, creating an atmosphere of excitement and nostalgia. The band hails from Seattle, WA, but has been touring the US...

Baseball, Brad Pitt, and an Amazing True Story


October 31, 2011

Baseball, Brad Pitt, and an Amazing True Story   Last weekend I went to see the film “Moneyball.” It was a Saturday night and to be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled about seeing this film. Baseball + Brad Pitt = not my favorite combination. In all honesty, I am not the biggest fan of Brad Pitt...

New School Year Brings Administrative Changes

October 20, 2011

At the start of most school years, changes within the faculty and the administration are expected. One of this year’s biggest changes affected the Upper School administrative team. Mr. Tyler Hodges, previously the Dean of Students, has now accepted the role of Director of Upper School Academics and...

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