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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, CUB 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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Kit Connor and Joe Locke play Nick and Charlie, two young boys who form an unlikely friendship, in Netflix’s Heartstopper.
Heartstopper is a beautiful ray of light for LGBTQ+ youth
Alice Simenstad, In-depth and Arts and Entertainment Editor • May 9, 2022

Movies and TV have a tendency to portray gay characters and their stories with grit and darkness: a closeted romance living in shadows, parents that kick out their gay teenage son, lugheaded football players bullying the stereotypical gay student, to name a few stereotypical plotlines. While these stories are true for many LGBTQ+ people in America, the pattern often lacks positive portrayals of love...

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Girl walking towards beautiful waterfall on Kent Lake via Candalero Canyon Trail Loop
Top local outdoor adventures for Mother’s Day
Chloe Levenson and Avery Josephs May 8, 2022

If you find yourself at a loss for things to do with your mom this Mother’s day, a beautiful day outside is the perfect solution. Since the weather, this Sunday is predicted to be the ideal temperature of about 65 degrees, for an outdoor adventure we recommend a relaxing hike with Mom, while also embracing the beauties of Mother Nature.  Crissy Field  If your family isn’t keen on steep...

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Conrad Birdie’s fan girls sing a song in admiration of him during the opening scene on the San Anselmo Theatre’s catwalk.
White Hill’s production of Bye Bye Birdie: an amusing blast from the 1950’s past
Corina Karr, CUB In-Depth Editor • April 26, 2022

Friday evening, Apr. 22 at 7 pm, White Hill Middle School’s “Cool Cat” cast began a weekend-long chain of Bye Bye Birdie productions at the San Anselmo Playhouse. The rom-com musical sent middle school actors back to the 1950’s in an entertaining, fast-paced throwback. Bye Bye Birdie centers around teenage heartthrob singer, Conrad Birdie (Petra Betti) and his quest for one last hit single...

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Stacks of Tteok Bok Noi in the San Rafael Trader Joe’s freezer aisle.
Five must-try new items at Trader Joe’s
Chloe Levenson April 26, 2022

Trader Joe's is famous for stepping out of the box in all areas of culinary excellence, from delicious french cheese to green tea mochi. Recently, as one walks through the cheery isles in their local Trader Joe's, they can’t help but notice some interesting new items; below are the top five best snacks of this newest batch. 1. Thai Banana Fritters The number one spot goes to the Thai Banana Fritters....

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Peter Rabbit and some of his favorite vegetables; carrots and radishes.
Four Easter movies that transport you back to your childhood
Chloe Levenson April 16, 2022

Easter provides plenty of joy after remembering the fun of egg dying and Easter egg hunts from their childhood years. These four movies below will undoubtedly spark a flood of nostalgia. Peter Rabbit  In Peter Rabbit, a classic Easter tale, the main character Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) and his three sisters (Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail) spend their time in Mr. McGregor’s (voiced...

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Cover photo for Styles upcoming album, Harrys House, and for his newly released song As It Was.
Harry Styles opens the door to his third album with “As It Was”
Kelsey Riemer, Design Editor • April 15, 2022

Harry Styles’ released his latest single, titled “As It Was”, in the U.S. March 31, 2022. The song is a venture from the classic and soft rock musical direction that Styles has taken in the past, paying off with a vibrant and enthralling song. “As It Was” is the first single off of Styles’ next album, set to release May 20.  After more than two years since his last album, Fine Line,...

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Artist Rex Orange County (Alex OConnor) beaconing in his three dalmations on the album cover for WHO CARES?.
Rex Orange County's, WHO CARES? fails to break away from previous installments
Aler Giffin April 5, 2022

Rex Orange County’s (Alex O’Connor) new album Who Cares?, released Mar. 11, 2022, stays true to his lo-fi soft rock origins, crafting soft, heartfelt tracks. While the tracks are bound to resonate with the listener, they render themselves indistinguishable with similar beats, tone, and lyrics from one song to the next, repeating a pattern from his prior albums.  The first three tracks of the...

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left to right: Rami Jaffee, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Nate Mendel onstage at BottleRock Napa Valley 2021
A tribute to Taylor Hawkins
Kelsey Riemer, Design Editor • April 3, 2022

Life is funny. If you don’t laugh, you’re in trouble.” - Taylor Hawkins   On Mar. 25, 2022, Oliver Taylor Hawkins passed away. Better known as Taylor Hawkins, the loss of the legendary drummer, singer, musician, and person was unexpected and shattering. The Foo Fighters drummer left behind family, friends, fans, and a legacy ranging from drumming and singing to fatherhood and friendship. While...

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Spring Fling
March 31, 2022

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Donna (Britney Snow) comes face to face with her families’ murderer, Mr. Fenton, (Johnathon Schaech) in Prom Night.
Watching terrible horror movies, so you don’t have to
Aler Giffin, Genevieve Peterson, and Brynn Galaich March 28, 2022

In the fickle horror movie industry, directors have to create the perfect conglomeration of suspense, drama, and horror to captivate their audiences. Some movies succeed, holding a spot in the viewer's heart. However, many fail miserably. Luckily, viewers can still utilize these atrocious films for a laugh. If you aren’t in the mood for a scare, here are five of the worst horror movies ever created:  13...

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The Batman sleuthing out the realities of one of The Riddler’s victims untimely deaths.
The Batman relies on fight scenes to hold audience engagement
Aler Giffin March 17, 2022

Detective Comics’ (DC) newest movie, The Batman, compensates for a lack of dialogue with action, reviving Adam West’s 1960s comic book portrayal of the role. Released on Mar. 4, this somber film wasn’t meant for a California winter. In Robert Pattison’s (Batman) modern-day adaptation of the classic role, Batman uses a conglomeration of technologies to vanquish Gotham’s newest serial killer,...

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