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Homemade horchata beats the heat

Homemade horchata beats the heat

Cristina Lule

May 29, 2013

On uncomfortably hot summer days, I’m reminded of a sweet and refreshing drink my mom used to make to help cool off from the unwelcome heat. Recently, I asked my mom to show me how to make Agua de Horchata – also known as cinnamon rice milk – from scratch. I was surprised to learn the complexity...

Iron Man 3 is entertaining, but too political

Cristina Lule

May 4, 2013

The third installment in the “Iron Man” saga is filled with plenty of metal-to-flesh action sequences, explosive special effects and the titular character’s expected witty remarks. It also manages to be politically relevant, tackling the issue of terrorism in a Hollywood fashion. However, the film’s p...

‘Pain and Gain’ looks good but lacks substance

Cristina Lule

April 28, 2013

“Pain and Gain” tells the true story of a gang of bodybuilders based on a series of Miami New Times articles released in 1999 to 2000. Director Michael Bay employs some of the same production approaches as he did with his “Transformers” films with plenty of jump cut action sequences, spit-producing pu...