Bright Eyes says goodbye with Hitler, Rastafarianism in new album

In his seventh release under his band, Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst seems to talk about every major religion. The People’s Key feels like it leaves the listener overwhelmed. From the opening song, “Firewall,” we get a profound ramble from Danny Brewer, a Texan friend of Oberst, about how Hitler comes to life from reptiles in […]

‘Blue Valentine’ showcases heartbreaking standout performances

The film, “Blue Valentine,” discusses the dichotomy common to many relationships. Two individuals, one who is “blue” and one who is a “valentine,” play in conflict. Ryan Gosling’s character, Dean, marries Michelle Williams’s character, Cindy, after he finds out she is pregnant. It is suggested the child isn’t his, but he chooses to marry her […]

Geckler brings L.A. art to Fullerton campus

Fullerton College Fine Arts professor Megan Geckler’s sculptures are, without a doubt, stunning. “Set a Course for Wayward Schemes,” named after a lyric by indie-pop stars Belle and Sebastian, is her first piece this year, installed at a busy corner in downtown Los Angeles. Created wholly out of bright multi-colored flagging tape used by construction […]

Music department spends more than $220,000 in grants on concert grand pianos

What price would you put on musical education? Fullerton College recently put $220,000 worth of grant money towards the most sophisticated and finely tuned pianos in the world, in an attempt to draw the best up-and-coming musicians to the campus. During the summer of 2007-2008, Fullerton College’s Fine Arts Music Department was awarded the Vocational […]

Artist’s provacative work fuses elements of American and Japanese Culture

Wendy Maruyama is a contemporary artist and professor at San Diego State University. Her current exhibit in the FC Art Gallery is smashing the traditional views of Japanese ancestry and fusing them with her life in America. Maruyama conveys her ideas through bold images of sex, freedom and commercialism. Her Mid Career Exhibition, consisting of […]