Breaking Benjamin releases greatest hits album


Despite being on an indefinite hiatus since the summer of 2010, Breaking Benjamin has finally released its heavily-anticipated greatest hits compilation album, Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin, released through Hollywood Records, a Walt Disney-owned record label. This is the first compilation album from the alternative rock band, following four successful studio albums. Shallow Bay tries […]

Foreign Documentary Gets Up-Close and Personal


Despite the fact that Marina Goldovskaya’s film played to a relatively thin crowd (Maya Angelou’s appearance emptied houses all over campus), “A Bitter Taste of Freedom” left anything but a sour taste in the mouths of audience members. On Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ray Stark Family Theater, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts […]

Fashion’s Night Out presents a friendly face


Beverly Hills usually prides itself on an air of exclusivity. But Thursday night, Rodeo Drive stores kept their doors open late for shoppers of many sorts with a welcoming approach and fun for all, ushering in a new era of friendly consumerism. Fashion’s Night Out began in 2009 as a joint initiative of American Vogue, […]

‘Our Idiot Brother’ not the smartest move after all


Our Idiot Brother tells the story of Ned (Paul Rudd), an idealistic man-child of a farmer who, after being duped into selling marijuana to the police, is sent to prison. Upon his release, he finds his girlfriend has dumped him, thrown him out of his house and even took his one true love: his dog, […]

Beyoncé is back 4 more


Three years after she dropped her last album, Beyonce Knowles is back to run the music world. But her ammunition isn’t quite as strong this time. Beyoncé’s fiery return to mainstream pop music this year has been hard to ignore. From her performance during Oprah’s farewell blowout to her American Idol finale showstoppers, the Houston […]

Adapted comic book flick has the ring, but no power


With the summer releases of Thor and X-Men: First Class behind us and Captain America, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Cowboys & Aliens on the way, 2011 looks to offer the perfect summer for comic book movies. Green Lantern should fit right in, but instead it fails miserably both on its own merits and […]