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“Annihilation” Destined to Be a Classic

Illustration by Catalina Burch
March 1, 2018

Alex Garland’s “Annihilation” is a film as captivating as it is disturbing. Set in a national forest following an unexplained biological disaster, the film focuses on the fate of a team of scientists...

Book Review: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel shatters clichés

November 10, 2015
Full of dark suspense and masterfully-executed plot twists, “Station Eleven” leaves the reader disturbed without delving into the gory minutia transpiring at the beginning of civilization’s collapse.

Artists’ Politics Don’t Define Their Own Work

Artists' Politics Don't Define Their Own Work
November 21, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I watched a film that I have wanted to see for a long time. Ever since I read "Ender's Game" for the first time in 2005, I always wished for a film version. Blissfully engrossed...

Walla Walla Book Nooks Delight Buyers

September 26, 2013

Despite the spread of chain stores like Barnes and Noble and the recent proliferation of e-books, independent bookstores still contribute to the heartbeat of Walla Walla. Doing away with unfamiliarity...

‘Oblivion’ Visually Stunning, Lacks Plot

Illustration by Ruth Hwang
April 25, 2013

After a grueling week of studying, I looked forward to escaping to the theater to sit back, relax, have a few laughs and be entertained. Unfortunately, the only new movie released this week was the...

“Looper” delivers futuristic twists, thrills

October 4, 2012

Returning to two-dimensional viewing this week, I just couldn't resist seeing another bloody, violent movie set in the future. "Looper," a sci-fi action thriller, takes the time travel premise in "Terminator"...

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