Today is Thursday, May 23, 2013
“The Walking Dead”, on AMC, has brought zombie science fiction to an entirely new level. The difference between this and any other zombie show lies in the reality of it all. “The Walking Dead” is far more realistic than any other zombie depiction such as the humorous “Zombieland” or the scary “Night of the Living Dead”. While a zombie apocalypse is not realistic in itself, “The Walking Dead” would be a pretty accurate representation of the world if such a situation were to emerge.
If when you think of “Jurassic Park 3D,” you see horrifying 3D velociraptor attacks, you might be disappointed by the re-release of Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur blockbuster. “Jurassic Park” originally came out in 1993, winning three technical Academy Awards and becoming a pop culture phenomenon. The original movie mixed comedy, adventure, visual effects and science fiction, but the 20th anniversary re-release literally adds another dimension. Spielberg’s classic will be released on April 5, 2013 in 3D in an attempt to recreate his groundbreaking film for the next generation of viewers. While the film is still a captivating blockbuster two decades later, the addition of 3D falls unexpectedly flat.
Though Icona Pop was first noticed when their hit single “I Love It” was featured in a wild club scene in the hit HBO dramatic comedy “Girls,” they have since gained widespread popularity. Started in 2009, the Swedish Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt have created a unique synthetic pop sound, with a touch of indie tragedy. They are currently touring with Passion Pit and Matt and Kim, and are expecting to pick up more of a following as their EP “Iconic” is spread among music festival audiences. For now, check out “I Love It” for a fun, pulsing dance remix that you will dance your heart out to and “Ready for the Weekend” for a dubstep-infused dance jam.
If one is looking for a cheap, delicious burrito, Freebirds is not the place to go. Located on El Camino Real in Palo Alto, Freebirds brands itself as an upstart restaurant that produces unique burritos with organic ingredients.Tweet
Trends dictate what we wear, listen to and even how we act. These first few years of the 21st century have proven to be a mix of previous trends, recycling past popularities and resurfacing fads from the 50s to the 90s. In magazines, it can be seen that old “vintage” clothing has turned into the new modern style. The decades that have come before us have a large presence in everyday life, now more than ever before.Tweet
If you are ever walking around Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, make sure to check out the USS Pampanito. This submarine from World War II is considered a historic landmark, and can be found at Pier 45. Although its architecture and contents do not resemble those of a typical museum, it provides the most authentic look into the past of the U.S. naval forces. The Maritime Park Association owns and takes care of the vessel with great tenacity. Many of the USS Pampanito’s original parts were lost over time, but the vast majority of those parts have been replaced and refurbished by the Maritime Park Association to provide an adequate and up-to-date experience of a World War II submarine.Tweet
Coffee: the most convenient source of caffeine for high school students. Some students feel as if coffee is a necessity; it is a crucial part of their everyday routine. But drinking the same coffee day after day can get repetitive, especially when it’s from chains that are located at every street corner. Instead of drinking the same coffee everyday, try these new coffee shops that are within a six-mile radius of our school. And even if you are not an avid coffee drinker, these cafes are great places to grab a cup of tea or a baked good, get some homework done or catch up with friends.Tweet
Yesterday, February 24, marked the 85th annual Academy Awards Ceremony, one of the biggest nights in the film industry. It was on this night that those in Hollywood who truly captured the general public and the members of the Academy won venerable accolades, such as Best Picture and Best Actor.Tweet
Frank Money, a 24-year old war veteran from Korea struggles to find the meaning of home as he drifts from one place to the next. However, when his sister is need of help, Money must make a journey that will unravel a past that continues to haunt him and, in the process, help him find his true place in life.Tweet
Cafe Nur, located in downtown Los Altos where the Crepe Maker used to be, offers a simple taste of Mediterranean cuisine. In its first month in downtown Los Altos, it has established itself a quick, slightly late-night (10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. weekdays) cafe.Tweet