Stepping out of our Internet bubble

No matter how bad your day is going, the Internet will always be there for you. Whether you need the new download from your favorite music blog or the comfort of a social network to prove you still have friends, the web has got your back. As long as your wireless network is working, you […]

Adaptation takes viewer down a harrowing ‘Road’

Often quoted and always relevant whenever the apocalypse enters a discussion, T.S. Eliot wrote in The Hollow Men: “This is the way the world ends/not with a bang, but a whimper.” As seen in the success of Roland Emmerich’s eardrum-shattering 2012, people love a good world-destroying bang. The Road, John Hillcoat’s thrilling, faithful adaptation of […]

On-campus showcase breaks through dance stereotypes

Hip-hop isn’t just about the moves; it’s about the attitude and passion. You’ve got to bring it to the audience, so it too will sway along to the beat as you pop, lock and break every joint and limb. And did USC’s Hip-Hop Showcase bring it. Break Through, USC’s premier hip-hop dance organization, presented its […]

When ‘creeping’ on co-workers, keep as stealthy as possible

Since the advent of Facebook, the term “creeping” has become rather mainstream. For all you non-stalker types, Facebook creeping generally involves adding someone as a friend, browsing all 863 of their tagged photos, committing their favorite quotes to memory and then performing an advanced Google search on anyone you suspect could have been his or […]

Step up to the mic

Ground Zero’s Open Mic Night, which takes place every Monday, provides a creative forum for both student and Los Angeles entertainers.

German director remains one of cinema’s finest weirdos

This story might not be true, but it’s alleged that during the filming of Fitzcarraldo in 1982, the great yet insane Polish actor Klaus Kinski, fed up with months of grueling shooting in the jungles of South America, told his director he was escaping by boat up the Amazon and never looking back. Werner Herzog, […]