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‘Beowulf’ is a step back for digitally animated films

Alissa Wisniewski

December 11, 2007

Not every classic fiction story makes for a good action film, but the story of the hero Beowulf had potential. In his cinematic reproduction of the Old English folk tale "Beowulf", Director Robert Zemeckis fuses cartoonish animation with actual actors, which diluted the impact of the plot and characters. The actors look like molded Jell-O figures who stumbled around unable...

Eurofoto 2007 tour ends with food, fun and wine

Donna Maranto

December 11, 2007

Editor's note: This first-person story is the third of three parts covering the City College photography department's 2007 Eurofoto tour. This year's tour covered the United Kingdom. After arriving from Shannon, we quickly hopped a tour bus and were treated to such sights as The Elephant House (where the story of Harry Potter was written), the university and its magnificent...

Eating the veggie way — is it a healthy choice?

Katie Dunn

December 11, 2007

In battle between green and lean, which is more effective in the progression and elongation of human life, a vegetarian, vegan or carnivorous diet? Society is confronted with a number of options that may possibly help or hurt their health. A constant question has been raised against the vegetarian and vegan diets, is there enough protein and is it really healthy? Vegan diets...

Former City students share their story of survival & escape

Lacey, Lizzie

November 14, 2006

By LIZZIE LACEY City Times "They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan," published in June 2005, was co-authored by brothers Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng and cousin Benjamin Ajak. On Oct. 18, they spoke at the Solana Beach Library, accompanied by Judy Bernstein, Chair of the Advisory Committee of the San Diego International Rescue...

‘Since Africa’ parallels Lost Boy’s life

Lacey, Lizzie

November 14, 2006

By LIZZIE LACEY City Times "Since Africa" sold out all 15 shows of its West Coast premiere at the Mo`olelo Diversionary Theatre Oct. 12-29. The play, written by Mia McCullough and directed by one of the co-founders of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company, Seema Sueko, is about Ater, a Lost Boy of Sudan and the two volunteers who help him acclimate to life in America: Dianne,...

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