|Articles||written by Liz Mak|
Liz Mak was the assistant arts & entertainment editor of The Daily Californian in spring 2011. She started her work as a contributing writer for The Daily Cal in summer 2010. You can also catch her writing on the KQED Arts Blog. Liz is currently a senior, working towards a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric. Contact her at [email protected]
|Women on the verge|
Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 2:57 am | By Liz Mak
Chick flick and dick flick have spawned an unlikely progeny: With Paul Feig's "Bridesmaids," the trappings of the typical female-geared genre (you know, wedding...
|Sobering reflections of a grad|
Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 4:44 am | By Liz Mak
I got defriended this week on Facebook, by someone whose cyber-allegiance I would never have questioned. If you asked me to list potential friendship renegers,...
|New Release: TOMBOY
Monday, Apr 18, 2011 | 4:51 am | By Liz Mak
Judging from the first two tracks, Panda Bear's Tomboy sets high expectations. But to listen to the Lisbon-based musician, whose signature sound recalls that of...
|The perks of giving a snowflake|
Friday, Apr 15, 2011 | 7:15 pm | By Liz Mak
Everyone around me wants to further their education - college, grad school, circus training school (these are real people). Granted, I'm planning on going abroa...
|Avril Lavigne: GOODBYE LULLABY|
Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 | 7:56 am | By Liz Mak
Two-and-a-half years in the making, Avril Lavigne's Goodbye Lullaby was posited as a departure from the artist's more familiar pop-punk sound, aiming for an emo...
|At SF's Garage Theater, Puppet Noir Play
Monday, Feb 7, 2011 | 4:48 am | By Liz Mak
As with all great works, the idea was born from one great line: "He humped me and then he dumped me." Writer-performer Thomas John's "The Lady on the Wall: A Pu...
|'Housemaid' Seduces with Subtle Nuance|
Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 | 6:27 am | By Liz Mak
If there's anything to take away from Im Sang-soo's "The Housemaid," (Korean: "Hanyo") it's this: Don't mess with the help. The help in this film is of a tou...
|Book Review: The Hustle |
Monday, Jan 24, 2011 | 5:37 am | By Liz Mak
Race, class and education take center stage in Doug Merlino's "The Hustle," a true account chronicling the "social experiment" in 1980s Seattle that brought poo...
|Deerhoof: DEERHOOF VS. EVIL|
Monday, Jan 24, 2011 | 5:38 am | By Liz Mak
SF-based band Deerhoof have cornered their own market: No one else specializes in both alienating and intriguing an audience as much as this indie-pop quartet....
Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 | 9:42 am | By David Liu, Liz Mak, David Getman, Cynthia Kang, Jessica Pena
TRUTH OR HOAX? By and large, 2010 featured a host of fascinating developments in the juxtaposition of reality and fiction in movies. In their own ways, two h...
|Playing at the Warfield, Of Montreal and Jane...|
Monday, Nov 1, 2010 | 2:00 am | By Liz Mak
Theatricality was the watchword this past Friday night at the Warfield. Focusing equally on performance and music, indie pop band of Montreal and opening act Ja...
|Hot Chip Invigorate at Lively Warfield Show|
Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 | 4:38 am | By Liz Mak
When you're in the fitting room in Urban Outfitters, you hear a lot of things, including girls calling out to their boyfriends with whiny entreaties they know y...
|Matt and Kim Display Pure, Energetic Flair at...|
Monday, Oct 4, 2010 | 7:53 am | By Liz Mak
Matt and Kim's devotees are of the hardcore variety, from those willing to buy originally overpriced tickets to the Fillmore ($18.50 + nine dollar surcharge onl...
|'Easy A' Avoids High School Movie Pitfalls|
Thursday, Sep 16, 2010 | 8:17 pm | By Liz Mak
All the skepticism you've slowly been trained to form re: the typical high school movie might have met a worthy adversary: With Will Gluck's "Easy A," it seems...
|San Francisco Fringe Festival|
Monday, Sep 13, 2010 | 6:16 am | By Arielle Little, Hannah Jewell, Liz Mak
Graffiti Highway." "Phone Whore." "32,700 Instants of Horror." These aren't the plays you read in high school English class, to be certain. They seem dangerous,...