Category Archives: Entertainment

Poetic inspiration: local poet pursues service, mentorship

Whether composing a sonnet or sharing his knowledge with curious students, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts is wholly devoted to his versatile craft and to inoculating others with a passion for poetry. Many…

Local author releases first novel based on childhood

In the 1960s, a young African-American girl witnessed the effects of the Civil Rights Movement in her small Arkansas town. Now, more than 40 years later, Big Sur resident LaVerne…

Forest Theater endures redesigns, remodels and reaction

While the recent reopening of the Forest Theater has been celebrated by many, with new features such as remodeled entrances and proscenium walls, the original design faced controversy and redesigns…

Hollywood climate clouded by CGI and comic book franchises

What was the last movie you saw in theaters? Maybe it was an award-worthy film like “La La Land” or “Moonlight,” but the chances are, you saw “Fantastic Beasts,” “Rogue…

Underground Forest closes doors to local bands, concert-goers

Located in the heart of the Barnyard in the Carmel Crossroads lies an empty art gallery. What was once a haven for teens and young adults to enjoy live music…

All ‘good’ things must come to an end: disastrous trends from 2016

As we watch 2016 dwindle in our rearview mirror, we can’t help but cling onto every last beautifully admirable trend that graced those months of peace, happiness, rainbows and puppies…

Girls ask boys: Sadie’s allows females to lead the way

The second semester is largely characterized by “promposals,” a friendly competition of sorts, in which students try to ask their dates in the most elaborately adorable fashion as possible. And…

Students share holiday traditions and cheer

As warm weather gives way to the cold, leaves start to fall off trees, shorts turn into jeans, and knit beanies reign over sunglasses, the onset of winter has begun,…

Krayniy puts musical dreams into play at young age

It is lunch, and while everyone is rushing out of their classrooms, eager to rendezvous with friends, one student lurks behind, sliding into the music room alone to light up…

No one’s clamming up about this chowder phenomenon

A tourist steps foot onto the Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. The first things he sees are the candy stores and the gift shops. A little bit further and he’s reached…