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BŌLs of Life

BŌLs of Life

By Summer Solomon

May 2, 2019

Tucked in the foothills of Mt. Tam in the newly restored Mill Valley Lumberyard, one can find BŌL Superfood Cafe, a bicoastal cafe consisting mostly of acai bowls and smoothies. BŌL is owned by sisters Chelsea Hutchison and Alex Tillett, who began the business in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 2015. “...

Mary Poppins Returns: A Spoonful of Sugar

Mary Poppins Returns: A Spoonful of Sugar

By Johanna Meezan

May 1, 2019

With the release of Disney’s live action Aladdin movie just around the corner, it seems prudent to reflect on some of the other live action Disney animated movies that went unnoticed when they came out to theaters. One such movie was Mary Poppins Returns. Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Retu...

Coyote Coffee

Coyote Coffee

By Claire Conger

April 15, 2019

As many members of the Tam Valley community, on my weekends you could often find me at Shoreline Cafe or the Dipsea Cafe with my friends for a good, pricey breakfast. Meals at the popular cafes/breakfast places in Mill Valley take a lot of time and money due to their crowds and questionable prices for a b...

Stay Cheesin’

Stay Cheesin’

By Charlie Rosgen

April 5, 2019

Mac and cheese will always have a special place in my heart, right next to my slowly clogging carotid artery. The warm, gooey pasta, the crunchy breadcrumbs that cover the top, the infamous cheese pull, the creamy sauce that makes me ignore my stomachs constant reminder of my intolerance to lactose. T...

Review: A Star is Born

Review: A Star is Born

By Emily Spears

March 26, 2019

There’s a lot that goes into the making of a good romance movie, and frankly, romantic films seem to be sparse in the past couple of years. But A Star is Born, released October 5, 2018, hit a lot of sweet spots for audiences across the country. Produced by, directed by, and starring Bradley Cooper, th...

Keep Your Blindfolds On

Keep Your Blindfolds On

By Josie Spiegelman

February 6, 2019

When Bird Box came out on December 21st, it seemed as if the whole world had been set on fire. There were immediately jokes and pictures circling around the internet, prompting more and more people to watch the movie and discover what the excitement was about. With 45 million accounts having streame...

Flores: A Taste of Mexico

Flores: A Taste of Mexico

By Zoe Cowan, Feature Editor

February 6, 2019

Opened in late 2018 in the space previously occupied by P.F. Changs, Flores is a welcome addition to the Corte Madera Town Center. The Mexican restaurant’s second location boasts a similar menu to their first in San Francisco, highlighting cuisine that honors Mexican tradition. The restaurant enc...

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up

October 18, 2018

Often debated, but never decided: who serves the best Mexican food in Marin? While most people are content having any burrito, a small niche of hardcore Mexican food connoisseurs have found themselves bitterly at odds with each other over the debate. To settle this disagreement, the four final contend...

Sourdough and Sourdough-Nots

Sourdough and Sourdough-Nots

October 18, 2018

The complimentary bread is arguably the most important component of a dining-out experience. It’s the part of the meal that sets the tone for the rest. But what makes the perfect piece of bread? To me it consists of a warm combination of golden crunch, a light fluffy interior and a blended taste of slig...

Eminem’s Comeback: Kamikaze

Eminem’s Comeback: Kamikaze

October 9, 2018

Today’s rap is no doubt the era of “mumble rap”, where almost every rapper is barely understandable. Many people gravitate toward this new-era rap music, not because of lyrics, but because of it’s beat and party-like sound. Many have expressed their dislike of mumble rap, but most have fallen...

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

By Michael Diamandakis

May 22, 2018

On April 19, 2018, J. Cole released KOD, his eighth studio album. KOD’s 12 tracks explore typical J. Cole themes: drugs, life in poverty, ascent to stardom, copious cash, and the complexity of love, all topics Cole has discussed in past albums, such as 2014 Forest Hills Drive  4 Your Eyez Only. Ho...

Saba Enters the Spotlight

Saba Enters the Spotlight

By Lola Leuterio

May 8, 2018

On April 5, 2018, Chicago rapper Saba released his second studio-produced album “Care for Me,” an original and artistic expression of his own overwhelming mental health struggles. The emotional depths and skillfully crafted beats that “Care for Me” pours forth make it impossible not to wonde...