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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

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Stranger Things Season 4 is Netflix’s long awaited watch that lives up to the hype and more.
The Duffer Brothers have finally delivered with Stranger Things 4
Brynn Galaich June 3, 2022

Stranger Things 4 has been one of the most anxiously awaited television releases of 2022. Just five days after its premiere, Stranger Things 4 has already amassed a whopping 286.7 million hours viewed. If you were concerned that all of this publicity and anticipation would be a recipe for a letdown, worry no more. This season of Stranger Things was more shocking, exciting, and especially terrifying...

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Two customers of Holy Chile Mole reviewed the food trucks breakfast menu white waiting to order.
Fairfax Farmers market week three serves up subpar selections
Corina Karr and Mia DeNunzio May 31, 2022

Wednesday, May 19, the Fairfax Farmers Market served up juicy fruits and flavorful multicultural cuisine from familiar vendors, but with expensive prices. As the summer season goes on, the market attracts more families and visitors with its tasty food, sunny weather, and fresh fruit offerings.  Holy Chile Mole, a Romani-American comfort food truck, offers an array of plates, alternative tacos,...

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BottleRock Day Three Recap
Ava Wilson and Kelsey Riemer May 30, 2022

BottleRock Napa Valley’s closing day was a celebration of pop-excellence and the perfect finale to an incredible weekend of music.  The opener for day three was Sonoma-local Jaleh. With eerie minor keys and a chiseled vibrato, vocalist Jaleh brought a dreamy airiness to the stage that BottleRock had been lacking. Her lacy-jeweled look accompanied by flashy horns and dramatic tempo transported...

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BottleRock Day Two Recap
Ava Wilson and Kelsey Riemer May 29, 2022

Day 2 of BottleRock Napa Valley consisted of an eclectic collection of genres, people, and engrossing performances. Our feet still aching, we safeguarded our barricade camp as the antsy Twenty One Pilots fanatics made their way to the pit. With eight hours to go before the Ohio-born musical duo made their appearance, the audience strapped in for a day of outstanding gigs.  Kicking off the festival...

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BottleRock Day One Recap
BottleRock Day One Recap
Ava Wilson and Kelsey Riemer May 28, 2022

Although filled with chaos, aching feet, and ringing ears, BottleRock Napa Valley day one was an experience for the record books.  A deep rasp able to float above the heavy clamor of musicians sharing the stage with her, with the glam of Cher accompanied by the leather pang of Joan Jett; Dorothy is a true heartbreaker, and a smashing way to begin the 2022 festival.  “We just want you...

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Ousmane Diakite (Omar Sy) and Francois Monge (Laurent Lafitte) pose as partners as they prepare to break their homicide case.
The Takedown is the pinnacle of horrible Netflix originals
Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor • May 27, 2022

The Takedown, released Mar 6, surpasses previous Netflix hits such as Tall Girl and Drive, weaseling its way to the pinnacle of abhorrent Netflix originals, which isn’t saying much. Divulging into the Marvel side of filmmaking, The Takedown fails to stitch comedy and action into a cohesive piece.  The film follows a Paris cop, Ousmane Diakite (Omar Sy), who is sent to investigate the murder of...

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Poster advertising Inside Out, featuring the characters Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith), Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling), and Fear (voiced by Bill Hader).
Deeper than the normal Pixar movie: Inside Out makes mental health palatable for kids
Dylan Carson, Copy Editor • May 23, 2022

Released June 19, 2015, Inside Out takes place inside the mind of Riley Andersen (Kaitlyn Dias), a once content 11-year-old who begins feeling the effects of growing out of childhood memories and friendships.  After moving away from her childhood town to follow her dad’s new job, Riley begins to suffer from adjustment disorder. As Joy (Amy Poehler), the voice of happiness in Riley’s mind,...

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Lamar wears a crown made up of thorns while holding a child on the cover of his newest album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.
Kendrick Lamar makes memorable return with Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
Ezra Thaler, Photography Editor • May 22, 2022

Friday, May 13, Kendrick Lamar released his fifth album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. The album was eclectic, with parts featuring spoken-word songs with simplistic beats while others showcased hard hitting production.  The last time Lamar released a solo album was April 14, 2017, nearly five years ago. The album, DAMN, covered a range of topics from love and loyalty, to pride, to lust.  Fans...

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ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022), Belmont Cameli as Eli & Emma Pasarow as Auden. Cr. Emily V. Aragones / Netflix
Along for the Ride is a cliche jaunt through summer romance
Corina Karr, In-Depth Editor • May 22, 2022

Netflix original Along for the Ride, released May 6, did not stray far from Netflix's other recent disasters like Tall Girl 2 and The Kissing Booth 3. An adaptation from Sarah Dessen’s 2009 young adult novel, Along for the Ride provided a summer romance cliche complete with terrible acting. Meet Auden (Emma Pasarow), an honor society girl who’s never done anything that couldn’t be added to...

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Produce stands at the farmer’s market offer fresh fruit and vegetables complete with delicious samples.
Fairfax Farmers Market week two provides multicultural cuisine and fresh produce
Corina Karr and Mia DeNunzio May 21, 2022

Fairfax’s Farmers Market opened for the season on May 4 and receives a considerable turnout every Wednesday evening from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Along with farm-grown strawberries and oranges, the market provides a variety of multicultural food trucks and stands for shoppers to fuel themselves. It will run until Oct. 26. Shoppers wandering around Bolinas Park are surrounded by a globe of cuisine....

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Wong, Doctor Strange, and America look in horror at what Wanda is doing to other sorcerers in the multiverse.
Doctor Strange is no exception to Marvel’s great decline
Ellis Chamberlin, Sports Editor • May 21, 2022

Hearing that a new Marvel movie is coming to theaters always elicits a certain amount of excitement. Some favorites include Spiderman Into the Spiderverse (2018), Avengers End Game (2019), Black Panther (2018), Antman (2015) and Thor Ragnarok (2017). These blockbusters all have something in common besides being from the same Marvel comic book series – all have simple plot lines with visually pleasing...

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Sybil (Sally Field), a complex woman staring into the abyss of her mind, with one of her alter personalities at her side, Sybil (1976).
50 years later, Sybil’s sixteen personalities still move viewers
Corina Karr, In-Depth Editor • May 16, 2022

The 1976 film Sybil’s depiction of the deep psychological scars of child abuse continues to capture viewers in 2022, an era where mental disorders are much more normalized. In mid-1970s New York City, psychiatrist Dr. Cornelia Wilbur (Joanne Woodward) meets mentally unstable schoolteacher Sybil (Sally Field), soon discovering that she is not only speaking to Sybil, but 15 children living in Sybil’s...

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