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Anthony Mackie plays Falcon/Sam Wilson in Marvel Studios' “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” on Disney+. Our copy editors debate over whether previously minor characters taking up major mantles is the direction the franchise should go. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. © Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Does ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ending mean an MCU ‘reboot’?

Jordan Parker and Alex Muegge May 13, 2021
Copy editors Jordan Parker and Alex Muegge can do this all day. Read here as they tirelessly debate over whether or not the MCU is being rebooted.
The titular Mitchell family from

REVIEW: “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” is fittingly eccentric and heartfelt

Bradley Hinkson May 5, 2021
‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ is a new animated film about the offbeat Mitchells family being humanity’s last hope of saving the world from a robot apocalypse, and opinion writer Bradley Hinkson discusses how the film is a delight for its animation and heart.
Anthony Hopkins in “The Father”. Hopkins won the Best Actor award at this year’s Oscars but his win left the ceremony on an odd note. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

OPINION: So… those Oscars, huh?

Bradley Hinkson April 26, 2021

It’s going to be hard to discuss the Oscars without going straight into the ending. To be honest, Anthony Hopkins’ Best Actor win for “The Father” isn’t too surprising or even undeserved....

DJ/promoter/music artist Alex Hernandez, 30, has his equipment setup in the kitchen of his studio apartment downtown Sacramento. He records and plays keyboard digitally with software that allows him to plug-in sounds of other instruments. Here, Hernandez is playing with a synthesizer plug-in Saturday, April 10, 2021.  (Robert J Hansen)

Sacramento’s music and live entertainment scene prepares for post-pandemic comeback

Robert J. Hansen April 17, 2021
Sacramento’s nightlife and music entertainment scene was thriving in the months leading up to the COVID-19 shut down last year according to local DJ Alex Hernandez.
 Eason Donner (right) plays John as he struggles to cope with the death of his father figure Amos, played by Gregory Smith (left), in “Gone but Not Forgotten” in rehearsal at Ooley Theatre on Thursday, March 18, 2021. The short, one-act play was written by Scott Charles, a published author based in Sacramento.

Limelight turns to blue light as Sacramento theater now performs through the screen

Alex Muegge March 23, 2021
Stage actors will perform to an empty theatre and no applause in a local theater’s next livestreaming series.
From left to right, Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, and Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher, team up in director Zack Snyder's cut of

REVIEW: Yes, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ rules

Bradley Hinkson March 22, 2021
The infamous ‘Snyder Cut’ that has been the talk of the internet for years has finally arrived. Opinion writer Bradley Hinkson discusses the new version of “Justice League” and how it stands as its own strong piece of superhero entertainment.
Clockwise, from upper left: UNIQUE Program Advisor Ajamu Lamumba and UNIQUE volunteers Elysse Fresquez and Noah Flores discuss their experience with hosting virtual events in a pandemic in a Zoom meeting on March 12, 2021. Lamumba showed a picture that was taken with his wife and rapper, KRS-One who was a guest speaker for a UNIQUE event.

The ‘UNIQUE’ way Sac State is putting on virtual events

Giana Seltzer March 22, 2021
The Sac State UNIQUE Program went virtual this year, forcing its campus activities to take to Zoom.
Sacramento/Black Art of Dance’s dance production, “Thrive,” features several Sac State students and is available online and on-demand from Thursday, March 17 to Saturday, March 20 with a special director's commentary version Sunday at 2 p.m. Image courtesy of Kevin Wilhite

REVIEW: Sac State dancers ‘Thrive’ in online performance

Gerardo Zavala, Video Editor March 19, 2021

From the moment it starts, it’s evident that this isn’t a regular dance show. The movements of the camera and the cuts to different locations give the audience a front-row seat to the adaptations...

Steven Yuen in

OPINION: Let’s talk about the 2021 Oscar nominations

Bradley Hinkson March 15, 2021
The Oscar nominations are here and opinion writer Bradley Hinkson takes a look at some of the major ones and discusses who has the best chance of taking home the gold. Who was snubbed? What were some of the surprises?
The State Hornet’s 2021 March Madness picks for most binge-worthy TV shows. Categories were made up from streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ and more. Graphic made in Canva.

March Madness 2021: Most binge-worthy TV shows

Magaly Muñoz and Nijzel Dotson March 10, 2021
A March Madness bracket made up of 32 different shows you can binge during quarantine. Vote for your favorites!
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