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No delusion for this Perfect Illusion

No delusion for this Perfect Illusion

Edrian Pamintuan

September 8, 2016

“It was just an illusion”, cries Gaga in her rock-inspired new single. Perhaps that’s what three years of absence was to the general public. In the three years it’s been since Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known to the world as Lady Gaga, left the music world to pursue other projec...

Kevin Smith’s new movie is darker than expected

State Hornet Staff

September 19, 2014

Famous for writing and directing oddball comedies such as Clerks and Dogma, Kevin Smith has created another cult classic with Tusk.Originally a concept spitballed during SModcast, one of the many podcasts hosted on Smith’s network, the idea was born of a strange internet posting, requesting a roomm...

Review: Great Wall Bar-B-Q

Review: Great Wall Bar-B-Q

Justyce Mirjanovic

September 17, 2014

The Great Wall Bar-B-Q is a restaurant known for the buffet style noodle bar, which is all you can eat for dinner and all day on Saturday and Sunday.Great Wall Bar-B-Q is located on Howe Avenue and is fairly priced.Upon entering the Great Wall Bar-B-Q, commonly referred to as Mongolian BBQ, the first th...

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...

Sigur Ros excites at Fox Theater in Oakland

Sigur Ros excites at Fox Theater in Oakland

Scott Barrett

April 22, 2013

The ambient rock band Sigur Ros, on a world tour from their home country of Iceland, played Tuesday at the Fox Theater in Oakland. I left Sacramento by bus in time to see the sun set over the bay. As soon as I made it to the show, some guy with a foreign accent randomly handed me a VIP wristband. There...

Check out our entertainment staff’s picks of their favorite books and movies

State Hornet Staff

April 10, 2013

"Holy Motors" 2012Cristina Lule“Holy Motors” is a wonderfully bizarre French film that challenges our understanding of film and acting, while entertaining us as well.The film follows a day in the life of M. Oscar, who is chauffeured to eight different appointments in which he leads eight separate ...

Deliciously malodorous food found at The Garlic Shack

Deliciously malodorous food found at The Garlic Shack

Janice Daniels

September 13, 2011

Would you like some fries with that garlic?There is no such thing as too much garlic at the Garlic Shack, which celebrated its grand opening on July 2; taking the place of what used to be Plum Blossom Chinese restaurant.Many customers might walk in expecting to order Italian food, but they will soon find...

Spring 2011 semester in review

Spring 2011 semester in review

Brett Johnson and Sean Keister

May 31, 2011

Student protesters removed from Sacramento Hall Under threat of arrest by Sacramento State police and San Francisco State police in riot gear, students occupying Sacramento Hall were asked to leave the building early on the morning of April 16. The students were there protesting the priorities of the a...