Ounce of prevention = Pound of Cure

Jessica Dean and Robin Rodriguez It's almost the end of flu season, did you survive without getting sick?  Although it may seem that flu season is almost over, we aren't out of the woods yet. The Centers for Disease Control…

Showtime on the Central Coast

Dan Watson For many years, life has talked to Paul Lichtman. Life told him to put the law book down. It told him to get fired. It mistakenly made him an actor, even without any prior experience. And it led…

Musician sends 'greetings' to listeners

Mariecar Mendoza Oh Boy! How the world seems to be taking to this man – from music snobs to hipsters; musicians to wannabes; Christians to heathens; Heartland Americans to urbanites; punks to emos; creamos to extremeos and club-Goers. Or, to…

Get ready to paint the town indigo

Nick Coury Cal Poly’s Christopher Cohan Center will be colored indigo on Thursday with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, known in the music industry as the Indigo Girls. I recently talked with Ray, guitarist and singer of the duo, about…

The Ghost of Writers' Past

Mariecar Mendoza Chuck Palahniuk is the go-to guy if you want to lose your lunch. He, perhaps more than any other contemporary author, is infamous for his twisted situations and shuddering attention to detail. His latest offering, “Haunted,” is ambitious…

'Hostel' delivers solid family entertainment

Ryan Chartrand             The trailer for Hostel warns America that paramedics were called during certain screenings of the film in response to moviegoers’ inability to stay conscious during scenes of extreme brutality. What the trailer meant to say was, “I…

'Astral Weeks' beautiful, unorthodox

Mariecar Mendoza Do you ever get down about how most albums that come into existence are extremely easy to sing along to? If not, it’s OK, this just happens to be yet another one of my sustained quirks. Sure, it’s…

Wood Day

Nick Coury When we have never gone away The river bends and it strays To where we lie sad and angry On the wooden floors Wanting a colorful encore   She says, welcome back, He says, yeah it’s been a…

An earthly flick

Making a difference in the environment often begins in your own community. More than 20 students came to the San Luis Lounge (UU 221) on Tuesday night to watch an environmental documentary and participate in a discussion led by Tom…

A downtown research study

Joe Sargent I am starting a new research field and anyone who wants to join me can feel free to contact me. What study you ask? It is the study of the migratory pattern of the downtown drinker. If you…

Autolux revs up

Mariecar Mendoza Autolux is luscious. The Los Angeles trio (DMZ Records) floats like a breeze with gorgeous, soft melodies, densely textured backgrounds and smooth, reverberating voCarlals. And they hold up live – during their Dec. 17 show in the Rec…