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“Everything’s vale”: My seven weeks in Espana

Vale? Vale. No, no. Not the lacy thing that women put on their heads at weddings. In Castilian Spanish, vale (pronounced ball-eh) can mean many...

Away From the Sprawl: Last minutes and lost evenings

“And if only for a little while, we could insist on the impossible.” Could I begin my final column for this newspaper in a more...

“Dark Bird is Home” flies

I hate it when critics cry foul just because an artist decides to change or go in a new direction on an album. It...

The power of storytelling: Reza Aslan’s path to Riverside and beyond

“Well, you know I always say that you shouldn’t have a job, you should have a mission. And I think for me my mission...

Tina Fey plus monkeys equals fun for all in “Monkey Kingdom”

Before going to see Disneynature’s latest film, “Monkey Kingdom,” I must ask you a couple of questions. First: Do you like monkeys? Specifically, do...

Building Culture: Back to the Grind brings creative space and community together

On the strip of University Avenue that runs through downtown, cars whiz past. Filled with the district’s rushed workers, the majority of these drivers...

Rainbow Warriors pummel Highlanders in cloudy weekend series

May 7, 2015 Rainbow Warriors 6 - Highlanders 3 UCR’s baseball team finally made it to an even 20 last Thursday evening — 20 games under...

Away from the Sprawl: Why context means nothing and everything in media

Have you ever heard of “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”? It’s a semi-famous Bob Dylan song from 1964, released on the album, “The...

Away from the Sprawl: My KUCR story

From the first point that I saw the giant antenna on top of the tiny building near the dorms blasting radio waves to the...

Mountain Goats examine life’s highs and lows from the ropes on “Beat the Champ”

I know almost nothing about professional wrestling. When I was on my junior high’s annual eighth-grade graduation trip to Washington, D.C., I had to beg...