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Face masks have become the new norm in the United States, it is almost strange to see someone without a mask and gloves now. In many Asian countries, wearing a mask before going outside is routine. As the coronavirus threat continues, western countries are adopting the custom.

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During the COVID-19 crisis, many are bored or need an escape from their houses. Airbnb is providing an online service that allows people to travel the world and try new things and meet new people through what they are calling online experiences, all without ever leaving home. All that is nee…

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The Strokes’ long-awaited sixth album, “The New Abnormal,” finds new ways to express that none of the members have lost touch with a sound that shaped music in the 21st century.

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As the campus headed toward indefinite closure last month and state health officials ordering residents to stay home, two Orange Coast College performing arts departments — Music and Theatre Arts — were scrambling to change course schedules and cancel upcoming performances and recitals.

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With millions of people self-quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic people have been looking for something interesting to binge watch and Netflix gave us just that — “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”

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There is almost always at least one unforgettable experience or event each year that leaves an everlasting imprint on our culture’s history and serves as the annual reminder of what defined hip. It’s what people will remember and take with them as they grow older.

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In the outbreak of COVID-19, many governors, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom, have issued stay-at-home orders. This has been passed down to our own Orange Coast College, which has issued that most classes be continued online (however best suitable for the class). In the absence of our…

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Director Bethany Kraemer’s rendition of “Wilderness” exposed the harsh underlying truths that young adults and parents endure.

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The Orange Coast College Symphony performance of “The Sound of Broadway” on Saturday was unfortunately lackluster.

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The Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre captivated with their production of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” 30 plays performed in 60 minutes on Friday in the Drama Lab Theatre.

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The exhibit “Immersion: Visions of the Singularity through VR/AR” will transport viewers to another dimension — one where technology and humans come together.

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The Orange Coast College Symphony and Choral Ensembles are set to have their first of four concerts of their spring season on Feb. 29 in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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The Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre awed its audiences with its annual showcase of “Plays Made in a Day” over the weekend.

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Respawn Entertainment’s online multiplayer battle-royal style video game "Apex Legends" celebrated their one-year anniversary Tuesday night by introducing season four, "Assimilation."

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“Sex Education,” with a second season recently released on Netflix, is a hilarious, poignant and brilliantly crafted comedy from the UK that gives its American viewers a lesson in how we should talk about teenagers and sex.

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A new upcycling class at Orange Coast College allows fashionistas to express themselves — and be sustainable in the process.

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In a galaxy far, far away the 41-year-old Star Wars saga, sometimes referred to as the Skywalker saga, is nearing its epic final conclusion.

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The wait is finally over. And while the app did have its fair share of technical difficulties on drop day, Disney Plus is here and is already getting rave reviews.

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In what was one of the most graphic and disturbing films I have ever seen, “Unplanned” documents an employee of Planned Parenthood’s trials and tribulations.

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Punk shows in California are on display in an Orange Coast College student’s photography showcase.

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Preparing her pointe shoes, putting her ballerina bun up and high, and putting on an iconic body suit are all things that came to an end when Wendy Whelan retired from the New York City Ballet five years ago.

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Kanye West released his hotly anticipated ninth studio album “Jesus Is King” Friday.

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Orange Coast College film department alumnus Hau Nguyen is a finalist in the 20th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films contest for his documentary about OCC’s Food Riders club called “The Food Riders,” airing Wednesday night on KCET at 9 p.m.

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It’s as if someone said, “let’s take all the fun out of the Joker and make a movie about it.” “Joker” was the result.

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An uplifting, rhythmical family consisting of all ages, orientations and ethnicities who outpour so much love and support for each other welcomed me with arms and moonwalked me into their festivities Sunday at the Mesa Dance Festival.

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The Orange Coast College Repertory Theatere’s presentation of “Something Wickeder Comes Again” was just what I needed to ring in the Halloween season.

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Fortnite’s popularity came out of nowhere following its initial release, now just over two years later the game has unexpectedly vanished into a digital black hole. 

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The first day of November was once celebrated as the start of a new year. A time associated with death, it used to signify the end of summer and harsh beginning of winter. The night before the new year was believed to be when the line between the world of the living and dead became blurred —…

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In the span of four hours I traveled to over seven countries as The Banff Mountain Film Festival transported me with extraordinary visuals and inspirational stories.

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Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre kicked off their 34th season with “Theatre Nouveau,” described by the group as a “tasting menu” for theatre.

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I wish I could limit myself to just 13 reasons why the third season of “13 Reasons Why” is terrible, but there are so many more than that.

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Artist Amir Zaki will debut his two-and-a-half-year project “Empty Vessel – Amir Zaki” in Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion Thursday.

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What started as a pragmatic and essential invention for athletes has grown into an important part of culture as both status symbols and a fundamental aspect of style.

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Throughout Orange Coast College’s performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the audience witnessed the enchanting power of starstuff — the magical stuff that makes Peter Pan fly.

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The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College is showcasing 61 student-submitted art pieces during its juried Mass Appeal art exhibition.  

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It’s all led up to this, a three- hour long cinematic feat to “end” the 22-movie spanning saga that Marvel has fed us for the past 11 years. We all ate it up like it was shawarma after the Avengers saved New York City.

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I love going to the cinema at storied local theaters such as the Lido Theater in Newport Beach. The Lido is small and carries the scent of Hollywood’s local beginnings.

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A multicultural counseling service at Orange Coast College is available to help students attain success in higher education, including post-graduate degrees and opportunities to learn life skills necessary for optimal success.

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Happiness and confidence bloomed in current and former Orange Coast College artists and writers last week when they saw their work published in the college’s 2019 edition of the Orange Coast Review, the college’s literary magazine.

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As Orange Coast College students, friends and families took their seats Saturday night, chatter and anxious waves filled the Robert B. Moore Theatre.