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Day: July 7, 2021

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Review

Mercenaries 2 looked pretty damn good back in 2006, but how does it stand up today? ”’Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS2 – Xbox 360 version reviewed.”’ It’s been a long two years since our fearless leader first clapped eyes…

Nintendo 3DS Review

With glasses-free 3D, powerful specifications, improved controls and a host of extras in an attractive and portable package, is Nintendo’s latest portable games console worth getting? Ever since the original DS, Nintendo has been using innovation to sell its consoles….

Darksiders II Review

Death follows War’s big adventure with one of the finest games this year. Available on Xbox 360 (tested), PS3, PCThe worst thing you can say about Darksiders II is that it’s not exactly innovative. It was a charge laid at…

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A Bright New Grocery Store, Made Entirely of Recycled Plastic

LOS ANGELES — There’s something strange about The Plastic Bag Store, a bright new grocery in downtown Los Angeles. At first glance, their frozen pizza looks like any other pepperoni delicacy, but upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the cheese…

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“It Makes One Speechless”: 350 Sculptures Invoke First Enslaved Africans

SAN FRANCISCO — On a recent Friday morning, Dana King drove across the Bay Bridge from her home in Oakland to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to check on “Monumental Reckoning,” 350 sculptures she created to represent the first Africans…

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An Indigenous Perspective on Frida Kahlo

In 2019, I visited the bustling Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s colorful home-turned-museum. As a cultural worker and frequent museum goer, I was excited to enter this shrine for Kahlo lovers. As a full-blooded Purépecha woman, however, I felt out of…