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UCLA opens men’s basketball season at San Diego State in good litmus test

Support our UCLA athletics coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The COVID-19 pandemic halted the UCLA men’s basketball team’s late-season run that included 11 wins in its last 14 games last season. Unfortunately, the Pac-12 Conference tournament never got played, and March Madness had nothing to do with basketball. Roughly eight months later, the Bruins are asking themselves if they can pick up where they left off in Wednesday night’s season opener at San Diego State, wher...
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Crunchyroll's Onyx Equinox Is a Mythic Tale Forged in Fire and Blood

True to series creator Sofia Alexander’s vision, Crunchyroll’s Onyx Equinox is an animated action epic that uses all the hallmarks of your traditional anime-inspired series to tell a story about a young boy forced to set aside his fears in order to face the gods. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Animation, Streaming, Mesoamerica, Crunchyroll, Aztecs, Incas, Carolina Ravassa, Sofia Alexander, Onyx Equinox, Olivia Brown, Castulo Guerra, Arin Hanson, Andre Luc Martinez, Zeus Mendoza


Alexander: Cal Baptist is ready for its closeup

As those who follow college basketball in Southern California well know – particularly those whose loyalties lie outside of the Pac-12 schools – there is a caste system here. There is UCLA, there is USC, and there is San Diego State way down there near the border. Everybody else is jockeying for position, with UC Irvine’s two NCAA Tournament berths and four Big West regular-season titles (plus tying for a fifth) in seven seasons lifting it a bit above the pack. Cal Baptist is taking the road les...
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Onyx Equinox Creator Sofia Alexander Opens Up About Weaving Mythology Into Reality

When the gods of Crunchyroll’s new anime-inspired series Onyx Equinox decide that the fate of humanity should be determined by an epic game, a young boy named Izel’s life takes a turn for the divine and dangerous. He’s tapped to become the one person capable of keeping the living from being sucked into the underworld.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Mexico, Immigration, Mythology, Animation, Streaming, Anime, Mesoamerica, Crunchyroll, Aztecs, Izel, Inca, Representation, Sofia Alexander, Onyx Equinox


The 80 Greatest Shots in Disney Animation History [Part One]

(Welcome to The Greatest Shots in Disney Animation History, a limited series where Disney expert Josh Spiegel selects and ranks the defining moments in one of the greatest, most important, and most influential collection of films ever made.) Walt Disney Animation Studios has, over nearly 85 years, created 58 animated feature-length stories that have encompassed a vast swath of ideas, characters, and worlds. What began as a way to visualize some of the most well-known fairy-tale myths in Wester...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, Features, Animation, Billy Joel, Dinosaur, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Bolt, Pixar, Cuba, Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oliver, Penny, David Spade


Explore the Codex Zouche-Nuttall: A Rare, Accordion-Folded Pre-Columbian Manuscript

In the past two decades, the Latin American world has seen a tremendous resurgence of indigenous language study and literature. Some Mexican writers are “ditching Spanish,” Dora Ballew writes, for “Zapotec, Tzotzil, Mayan and other languages spoken long before Europeans washed up on the shores of what is now Mexico.” Large anthologies of such literature have been published since 2001. The move is not a recovery of lost languages and cultures, but an affirmation of “the number of people fluent i...
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Here is what really scares ‘Belzebuth’ actor Tobin Bell

Actor Tobin Bell isn’t afraid to face demons, but he doesn’t like it. The 77-year-old is best known for portraying John Kramer/Jigsaw, the antagonist of the “Saw” horror film franchise. But in one of his latest movies, he’s dealing with religion, demonology and law enforcement in Mexico to help put a stop to a series of terrorist attacks against children in the Spanish-English language horror film, “Belzebuth.” The film is available via AMC’s Shudder streaming service and was released On Demand ...
Tags: Movies, Congress, Mexico, Amc, Sport, Earth, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Mexico City, Vatican, Mlb, Catholic, Yankees, Bell, David Foster


International plants you can grow

Spring is well underway, and with it comes the growth of familiar regional flowers and foliage. But beyond the usual seasonal suspects, there’s a huge variety of plants from around the world that can transform your garden and whisk you away to faraway places. Expert plant cultivator or complete novice, the proven therapeutic benefits of being outside, combined with our desire to know where our food comes from, means that gardening is an increasingly popular hobby. Add to it the access we have...
Tags: Travel, Garden, Asia, Gardening, Florida, Texas, Australia, California, Mexico, France, China, Martha Stewart, Southeast Asia, India, US, America


Alexander: Terrell Gomez moves on, from CSUN to San Diego State

As a college basketball commodity, Terrell Gomez was desirable. Forget his 5-foot-8 stature. Instead, consider his production. The kid from Inglewood High made a name for himself in three seasons at Cal State Northridge: Big West Freshman of the Year and first team all-conference as a sophomore and a junior, averages of 19.2 and 19.8 points the last two seasons, a 43.6 percent career success rate from beyond the three-point line (44 percent this past year) and the durability to average more than...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, San Diego, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Washington State, Usc, Ucla, Gonzaga, Northridge


Alexander: Here’s to the NCAA teams that should have been able to celebrate

There are no brackets. No analyses (or arguments) about seeding. No questioning whether the members of the Selection Committee actually, you know, watch basketball. But those items aren’t what we miss most about Selection Sunday, when the NCAA men’s tournament bracket was supposed to be revealed, or Selection Monday, when the women’s bracket would have been unveiled. What do we miss most? The snippets of celebrating players, be it the assurance of the game’s upper class or the immense jubilation...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sacramento, Sport, Ap, West, Soccer, Arizona, Kansas, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Cleveland, Pacific, Baylor, Staples Center


Top 2020 March Madness Contenders

As John Rothstein reminded us last week: This. Is. March.We don’t need to elaborate on the importance of that in the college basketball world. Selection Sunday (March 15th) and the NCAA Tournament (March 17 – April 6) are right around the corner. If you are a casual college hoops fan who hasn’t been following the season closely, here are the top ten teams that you need to know. They are listed in reverse order of their national championship odds. #10 Florida State: +1800 The Semioles (26-5, 16...
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No. 5 San Diego State beats Boise State to advance to the MWC Championship

LAS VEGAS (AP) San Diego State has made a habit of getting knocked around early the last few weeks. The No. 5 Aztecs followed that same script once again Friday night in the Mountain West Tournament semifinals against Boise State, overcoming a 16-point first-half deficit and cruising to an 81-68 victory. Malachi Flynn, the Mountain West's Player of the Year, had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, and KJ Feagin added 21 points and six rebounds for San Diego State (30-1).
Tags: News, Basketball, Las Vegas, Boise State, Aztecs, Mountain West, San Diego State, Malachi Flynn, KJ Feagin, AP San Diego State


No. 5 San Diego State advances to MWC title game

Malachi Flynn had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, KJ Feagin added 21 points and six rebounds and No. San Diego State beat Boise State 81-68 on Friday night to advance to the Mountain West Tournament championship game for the third straight year. The top-seeded Aztecs (30-1) made 15 3-pointers and shot 49.1 percent from the field.
Tags: News, Basketball, Boise State, Aztecs, San Diego State, Malachi Flynn, KJ Feagin


CBS Sports’ Andrew Catalon On Mountain West Tournament: ‘There’s A Lot To Play For For San Diego State’

(CBS Local/CBSLA)- With a 29-1 record on the season and the Mountain West Conference regular season championship in tow, it is safe to assume that Brian Dutcher’s San Diego State team will be dancing in just a few weeks, regardless of the outcome of tonight’s semifinal game in the conference tournament. While a spot in the Big Dance is all but guaranteed, there is still plenty of debate surrounding the Aztecs. Normally, their record alone, combined with non-conference wins over Creighton, Iowa, ...
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No. 5 San Diego State shakes off Air Force scare, 73-60

Jordan Schakel scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as No. San Diego State rallied for a 73-60 win over Air Force in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament on Thursday. Schakel, who shot 1 of 5 in the first half, hit four 3-pointers in the second half for the top-seeded Aztecs (29-1), who rode a 21-3 run to their 13th consecutive quarterfinal victory.
Tags: News, Basketball, Air Force, Aztecs, San Diego State, Jordan Schakel


UNLV hands No. 4 San Diego State its first loss, 66-63

It was the first time it happened, so it doesn't feel good,'' Flynn said moments after the fired-up UNLV Runnin' Rebels beat SDSU 66-63 on Saturday night, snapping the Aztecs' 26-game winning streak and ending their run as the nation's only undefeated team. Well we tasted defeat for the first time and it doesn't taste very good,'' coach Brian Dutcher said. Anybody that was saying they thought a loss would be good for the Aztecs, we don't feel tha...
Tags: News, Basketball, Flynn, Aztecs, UNLV, SDSU, San Diego State, Brian Dutcher, UNLV Runnin


How Italy blends culture with cuisine - a photo essay

Photographer Harriet Zawedde was born in Rome but raised in the UK. Her series Nightshade, combines portraits with botanical images of the tomato plant and the subjects’ recipesThe English word tomato derives from the Aztec word tomatl. It is believed the Aztecs and Incas were cultivating and eating the tomato from 700AD. Though the tomato originated from the Andean region, it eventually spread north to Mexico. The scientific name for the tomato is solanum lycoperscicum.While the Spanish were re...
Tags: Food, Europe, UK, Mexico, World news, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Migration, Italy, Italian food and drink, Aztecs, Incas, Harriet Zawedde, Pietro Andrea Mattioli


Why the mystifying axolotl must be saved from extinction

Today’s axolotls are experiencing extirpation, but scientists and pet enthusiasts are saving them from true extinction. Why? Axolotls have long fascinated the learned and laymen alike, thanks to the animal’s powers of regenerating and self-healing. While all organisms can regenerate to some degree, the axolotl’s capabilities are far more advanced. Historical documentation cites Spallanzani, in 1768, as the first Western observer of an axolotl’s complete regeneration of tail and limb. Then in 18...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Design, Mexico, America, Paris, Mexico City, Natural History Museum, Iucn, University of Kent, Aztecs, Alexander von Humboldt, International Union, Max Planck Institute, Tenochtitlan, Pexels


No. 4 SD State beats Boise State 72-55, remains undefeated

No. 4 San Diego State keeps winning, forcing coach Brian Dutcher to dig deep for creative ways to keep his team focused. After the Aztecs beat Boise State 72-55 Sunday, he revealed some of his slogans that keep the team on task. ''I told our team, 'Let's get greedy.
Tags: News, Basketball, Boise State, Aztecs, San Diego State, Brian Dutcher, SD State


Fifth Sun by Camilla Townsend review – a revolutionary history of the Aztecs

A famous narrative turned on its head – how the Spanish conquistadors, not the Aztecs, were driven by bloodlustIn the summer of 1520, the artist Albrecht Dürer viewed a sampling of the treasures the conquistador Hernán Cortés had recently shipped to Europe from the land that would later be called Mexico. In his diary, Dürer enthused about a golden sun “a whole fathom broad, and a moon all of silver of the same size”, plus “all kinds of wonderful objects”. “All the days of my life,” he wrote, “I ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Mexico, Americas, World news, Culture, Aztecs, Albrecht Durer, Cortes, Moctezuma, Hernan Cortes, Mexica, History books, Camilla Townsend


Mitchell, No. 4 SDSU beat New Mexico 82-59, win MWC title

Junior forward Matt Mitchell had 22 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double and scored his 1,000 career point for No. San Diego State, which beat New Mexico 82-59 Tuesday night to win the Mountain West Conference championship and remain the nation's only undefeated team. Yanni Wetzell added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Aztecs (25-0, 14-0 MWC), who clinched at least a share of the title in the first half when Utah State beat Colorado State, and then won it outright with a s...
Tags: News, Basketball, New Mexico, Utah State, Colorado State, Aztecs, SDSU, San Diego State, Matt Mitchell, Yanni Wetzell, Mitchell No


Feagin scores 21, No. 4 San Diego St beats Air Force 89-74

Feagin scored 21 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and the fourth-ranked Aztecs remained the nation's lone unbeaten team by beating Air Force 89-74 Saturday night. I just think I'm finding the rhythm finally,'' said Feagin, who has 54 points in his last three games, connecting on 14 3-pointers in that span. To start the year, my jump shot wasn't really going but it's starting to pick up at the right time, when things really matter.
Tags: News, Basketball, Air Force, Aztecs, San Diego St, Feagin


Strangely, watching the video before the text, I saw it as...

This is more effective than any ad any pro-life group could run. I was pro-choice for decades. Then the “shout your abortion” movement happened, and I realized this was a form of human sacrifice that would make the Aztecs envious. https://t.co/jdUWTg6iFw — Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 8, 2020 ... watch the video before seeing what I thought...... I saw it as anti-abortion. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Abortion, Aztecs, Ann Althouse, Misreadings, Mike Cernovich, Tiktok


UCLA softball’s Jenavee Peres balancing motherhood, catching and self identity

She gets out of bed between 7:30 and 8 every morning. But that’s only if Levi, her 19-month-old son, lets her sleep in. After getting ready and eating breakfast, she drops Levi off at her boyfriend’s house and drives onto Interstate 405 for her hour-long drive to Westwood. From 10:30 to noon, she works with UCLA’s softball coaches in individualized practices since she has class during the team’s practice in the afternoon. After getting out of class at 4 p.m., she does weights for an hour, follow...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Levi, Ucla, Chris Smith, Huntington Beach, Bruins, Kramer, Fernandez, Aztecs


Alexander: Kawhi Leonard returns in triumph to San Diego State

Former San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard, center right, now with the Los Angeles Clippers, poses with family members and Clippers players, among others, after his No. 15 jersey was retired during a halftime ceremony at San Diego State’s NCAA college basketball game against Utah State, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) San Diego State guard KJ Feagin (10) shoots as Utah State guard Abel Porter (15) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game...
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Gary Parrish On San Diego State’s 22-0 Start: ‘Computer Numbers Suggest They Are Legitimate National Title Contender’

(CBSLA/CBS Local)- The madness of college basketball usually waits until March before kicking into high gear. That hasn’t been the case this season, with the revolving door at the number-one spot. However, in the midst of this topsy-turvy season, one team has been consistently excellent, and it’s not who you’d expect. Brian Dutcher’s San Diego State Aztecs have rattled off 22 straight wins to open the season entering Saturday night’s game against Utah State on CBS Sports Network. At 22-0, the Az...
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No. 4 San Diego St still unbeaten after rout of New Mexico

KJ Feagin scored 18 points and No. San Diego State routed undermanned New Mexico 85-57 on Wednesday night to remain the lone unbeaten team in the country. The Aztecs (22-0, 11-0 in Mountain West) got off to a 17-0 lead, holding New Mexico (16-7, 5-5) scoreless for the first 4:44 before Corey Manigault, who finished with 12 points, hit a turnaround jumper from the paint.
Tags: News, Sports, New Mexico, Aztecs, Mountain West, San Diego St, KJ Feagin, Corey Manigault, No San Diego State


No. 4 San Diego St remains unbeaten with 71-67 win over UNLV

Malachi Flynn scored 21 points and No. San Diego State staved off UNLV's second-half rally to win 71-67 on Sunday, remaining the country's only unbeaten team. The Aztecs (21-0, 10-0 Mountain West) broke the school record for best start in the program's 99 seasons.
Tags: News, Basketball, Aztecs, UNLV, Mountain West, San Diego St, Malachi Flynn, No San Diego State


Trio of transfers powering Dutcher's undefeated No. 4 Aztecs

It's almost like Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery when they attracted a trio of transfers. Tired of losing at their old schools, big man Yanni Wetzell and guards Malachi Flynn and KJ Feagin came to SDSU because they wanted to join a winning program and go to the NCAA Tournament. The Aztecs are the nation's only undefeated team and have matched the 20-0 start and No. 4 ranking achieved by the breakout 2010-11 team led by the most famous player in program hist...
Tags: News, Ncaa, Aztecs, SDSU, San Diego State Aztecs, Brian Dutcher, Dutcher, Malachi Flynn, KJ Feagin, Yanni Wetzell


Whicker: San Diego State basketball is 19-0 and not afraid of heights

SAN DIEGO — The moles get whacked, the tall poppies get cut off, and the No. 1 teams in college basketball fall off the mountain, nearly every week. San Diego State walks bravely toward the sun. The Aztecs are 19-0. Nobody else in the game is unbeaten. But nobody, among the 12,414 in Viejas Arena on Saturday, chanted “We’re No. 1” on Saturday or anything close to it. A No. 1 seed, perhaps? San Diego State will take that, but right now the Aztecs are putting themselves on that perilous tightrope....
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