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‘Hunters’ is a thoughtful, must-see show

‘Hunters’ is a thoughtful, must-see show

By Luis Lopez, News Editor

March 23, 2020

It’s often said two wrongs don’t make a right. However, when the opportunity for revenge presents itself, no matter how long after a wrong is committed, few would have the will to resist taking action. “Hunters” is Amazon Prime’s premier show, best described as a combination of Academy...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ earns $265 million at box office

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ earns $265 million at box office

By JoJuan Johnson, Advocate Staff

March 4, 2020

In his feature film directorial debut, Jeff Flower brings to life the classic SEGA video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. “Sonic the Hedgehog” has been a hit with audiences, earning a Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 95 percent and an A rating on CinemaScore. Flower is known for his smaller...

Film portrays painful reality of depression

Film portrays painful reality of depression

By Luis Lopez, Advocate Staff

March 4, 2020

"Horse Girl” is a psychological thriller on Netflix starring Alison Brie, who tackles psychotic depression through the lead character’s paranoid breakdown. Brie delivers a superb performance that carries the film’s confusing but meaningful narrative to the end. The film was written by Brie...

“Parasite” masterfully plays with expectations

“Parasite” masterfully plays with expectations

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

February 19, 2020

It’s easy to go into powerhouse director Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed new film “Parasite” feeling cynical. The Korean filmmaker dominated the global film conversation since his film burst onto the scene at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Now that “Parasite” has added a couple Oscars to its name, ...

‘Ambitious’ exhibit explores growth

‘Ambitious’ exhibit explores growth

By Christian Medina, Advocate Staff

February 19, 2020

As a self-taught artist, Steven Berndt is no stranger to the term “Growth”, in fact, the word represents Berndt experience as a student at Contra Costa College. Recalling his work with the tabletop gaming company, Frontline Gaming, until their move to San Diego, he describes how the company’s...

Poets heal through art

Poets heal through art

By Christian Medina, Advocate Staff

February 19, 2020

Berkeley — Wednesday nights are like no other at the Starry Plough Pub, a quaint Irish Pub a few blocks from the Ashby BART Station. The venue has hosted the Berkeley Poetry Slam since 1998 and has seen its fair share of well-known poets & their contemporaries, however, in recent years the longest r...

Energetic, funny production transforms Knox Center stage

Energetic, funny production transforms Knox Center stage

By Jose Arebalo, News Editor

December 11, 2019

A short-but-sweet drama department showing of a uniquely produced show shared a hysterical story of change and exploration at the Knox Center for four performances this past weekend, Thursday through Sunday. In a move that brought audiences a new experience, the play was performed in a curtained off...

‘The Mandalorian’ brings a new perspective to ‘Star Wars’

‘The Mandalorian’ brings a new perspective to ‘Star Wars’

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

December 11, 2019

It feels like it’s been forever since fans have gotten a more down-to-earth “Star Wars” story that doesn’t revolve around a Jedi, the Force or galactic politics, but instead focuses on the relatively normal individuals who reside in the rich “Star Wars” universe. “The Mandalorian,”...

Indie rock stars host emotional night

Indie rock stars host emotional night

By Jose Arebalo, News Editor

December 11, 2019

Their songs revel in the intimacy they create with listeners, unafraid to tackle topics like the dualities we find in our lovers and the passing of time.

Former professor directs play revival

By JoJuan Johnson, Advocate Staff

December 11, 2019

In a move that builds on expanding cast diversity in local theater, Contra Costa College African American theater instructor Terrance Ivory premiered “Hype Man-A Break Beat Play” Oct. 10 at Los Medanos College. His interpretation is based on the actual work by award-winning playwright, director,...

Raymond’s Pizzeria: Fresh artisan pizza delights

By Janet Lira, Advocate Staff

December 11, 2019

Pizza is usually thought of as another greasy junk food, but Raymond’s Pizzeria in Point Richmond has taken the idea of an over-commercialized snack food to new heights through a variety of ingredients. This pizzeria stands out among the rest because it has no refrigeration, all the food is made...

Longtime establishment delivers classics

Longtime establishment delivers classics

By Luis Lopez, Advocate Staff

November 13, 2019

Nestled between an international supermarket, and Contra Costa College in San Pablo, lies a small diner, Sukie’s Kitchen, that has been serving up breakfast for locals for more than 40 years. Sukie’s Kitchen is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tradition of going to Sukie’s...

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