Thursday, April 9


Movie review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” builds Han Solo piece by piece but falls just shy of a compelling narrative. As the second stand-alone film outside of the sequel trilogy, “Solo” chronicles the story of the galaxy’s favorite grizzled outlaw, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), and his path from a hopeful young thief to a disillusioned smuggler. Read more...





Environmental film festival work discusses parrots in LA urban landscape

Citizens of Pasadena, California, may be familiar with the parrots constantly squawking in and around the city, but few know about their native Mexican origins. The red-crowned parrots, first brought to Los Angeles through the exotic pet trade in the 1970s and 1980s, are the primary focus of “Urban Ark Los Angeles,” one of two environmental documentary shorts produced by the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Read more...


Hot Seat Club grills participants without heat or pressure

The Hot Seat Club has no rules or obligations besides confidentiality, a condition Angelo Pacumio said is key to its success. Every week, members of the Hot Seat Club gather in Franz Hall and sit in a circle of chairs until someone steps forward to be in the “hot seat.” After someone volunteers, all other members focus their attention on the individual and ask any questions they wish, although no answers are required. Read more...