2012 London Olympic Mascots: Couch Potatoes?

“This could only be the work of a committee; it screams CC’d creativity.” -A.A. Gill, columnist, on the newly unveiled 2012 London Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville (Time Magazine). A.A. Gill goes on to critique the new mascots in her article Our couch potato Olympic mascots describing them as “evocations of the passive viewer, couch […]

Exploring the Getty Center's Urban Panoramas

It was my third time riding the tram up to the J. Paul Getty Museum that overlooks the vast Los Angeles landscape. The rolling hills of the vineyard in the distance and the smoggy downtown skyline were warm reminders that I was visiting my favorite museum in all of Southern California. I stepped off the […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2010

“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.” -Joseph Wood Krutch. While we often think of the history of mankind in terms of human struggles, we often forget what the Earth itself has endured: deforestation, nuclear bombs, pollution, and the list goes […]

Alice in Wonderland: UG Movie Review

This past weekend I ventured out to the movie theatre to watch Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. To be honest, when I first heard the story when I was a little girl I was a bit frightened; the smoking caterpillar and disappearing cat were characters I definitely did not want showing up in my own […]

Logorama Wins Oscar for Best Short Animated Movie

This past Sunday Katherine Bigelow and Hurt Locker stole the 82nd Oscar show for their awards in the best director and best picture of the year category, but a short 17min film was what I was watching on youtube while they were giving their acceptance speeches. Logorama, written and directed by H5 (Francois Alaux, Hervé […]

A Nostalgic Captain EO Tribute Returns to Disneyland

As the lights dimmed I put on my red & green 3-D glasses and grasped my Mom’s hand in anticipation. The moon-walking, gravity-defying, all out electrifying Michael Jackson lit up the screen with his bursts of positive energy that turned everyone around him into dancing rainbows. “It’s not real,” my Mom said laughing as I […]

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