Category Archives: Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ lacks plot, makes up for it with message

BT ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL   Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” was one of the most antiipated films of 2018 for its action, special effects, cast and political message. In most ways, the…

Collections of reflections address politics, culture

BY PETER ELLISON “Feel Free” by Zadie Smith   This collection of essays by the brilliant Zadie Smith, distributed by Penguin Press, is eye-opening and contains a fascinating blend of…

As Kassidy Lauren, CHS senior is well on her way to musical success

  BY JULIA SUDOL The room is small with warm lighting. On one side of the glass is a long keyboard with blue light illuminating from it; on the other…

Local charity puts guitar in hands of those in need

BY ARCHER MICHAELS The Marina City Teen Center, usually loud and energetic, is filled with more than the sounds of children and teens. This sleepy Saturday morning is filled with…

Benefit reaches milestone of $6 million for good works

BY PASCALE MONTGOMERY It is a beautiful Monday afternoon and the breeze gently rustles the trees outside the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop. A donor is greeted by a volunteer…

Local skater handles stress of upstart business 24 Hours

  BY ARCHER MICHAELS 24 Hours is a local business started by 20-year-old Hypex Eady, a Monterey Peninsula skater and entrepreneur. The site, 24hoursworldentertainment.com, currently features clothing, skateboards and other…

Theater takes on Christie classic with a few twists

BY GABE MARTIN CHS drama is taking on a new challenge in the form of the Agatha Christie classic “And Then There Were None,” and this generation of drama students…

Trend or outlier? Seniors graduate early, explore unorthodox options

BY JULIA SUDOL Jacey Vickrey didn’t graduate Carmel High early to join the workforce or travel far and wide—she left high school in order to enroll in cosmetology school.  …

Carmel Plaza Construction to be finished by end of March

BY PRISCILLA CABALLERO   While 2018 began with customers coming and going looking for new clothes, delicious food and last-minute gifts, shoppers who entered the Carmel Plaza were surprised to…

What does Carmel really think about marijuana?

BY IAN GEERTSEN Last year, the people of California voted 57 percent in favor of their state to join eight others and Washington DC by legalizing recreational marijuana. As can…