Category Archives: Entertainment

Talented teachers strum banjos and heartstrings in local band

We all know the staff of Carmel High is exceptionally talented, especially in the realm of music, but what some of you may not have known is the extent to…

‘Romeo and Juliet’ coming soon to the Black Box

On Jan. 14 in the black box theater, a modern take on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will open under the direction of 2010 Carmel High graduate Christopher Sullinger. It…

Glass House shatters limits on local band scene

A descending guitar riff wafts from a house in Monterey, leading into a tonally rich major chord. “I like that, let’s end on that one.” “No, I don’t like that.”…

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ slight disappointment

Sweat, blood and tears—these are three words that would be best to describe Francis Lawrence’s movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Much to my dismay, the book, written by…

Nothing odd about ‘Odd Couple’ production’s success

The curtain opens on a messy apartment. Four men are playing poker, and the fifth chair is empty. They gripe about the surrounding mess, owned by Oscar, and they comment…

David Mitchell’s latest novel leaves readers on cloud nine

Award-winning British novelist David Mitchell has traditionally been acclaimed for his historically based, humorous masterworks that intertwine multiple stories into one. For example, his best-known piece is “Cloud Atlas,” whose…

Latest Bond film makes Spectrecal of itself

“Spectre” marks the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, and the fourth in the reboot series, as a noble attempt to keep alive a franchise that is quickly growing…

Trouble ‘coffin’ up Halloween costume ideas?

With Halloween costumes, it’s usually the case of the good, the bad, and the “sassy.” At Carmel High School, two of three are acceptable to wear to class. And if…

Maddie & Tae’s ‘Start Here’ high on charts

Combining country and hip-hop music seems like someone is setting themselves up for lack of success, but in some few lucky cases, combining these genres works out nicely. Country pop…

Shyamalan’s ‘The Visit’ a brilliant comedic horror

Director and writer M. Night Shyamalan deserves lots of praise for his movie “The Visit.” It is a movie that keeps you on your toes and alert at all times….