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“Life Itself” poignantly reflects Ebert at the center of the “empathy machine”

“I’ll see you at the movies.” This was the last line of the last blog post written by Roger Ebert the day before he died....

Stevens beautifully explores conflicted feelings of grief on “Carrie & Lowell”

“I should have known better / Nothing can be changed / The past is still the past / The bridge to nowhere.” We are all...

Away from the Sun: Rage Against the Solar Conspiracy

The Sun is not my friend. I have seen Its face, and it is not a kind face. Did you know that “Teletubbies” was actually...

Annual RAIN concert cancelled due to excessive brightness; campus descends into madness

The giant yellow orb in the sky had spoken. Some confusedly walked around campus in a heat-induced fervor. Other attendees screamed as they ran...

Away from the Sprawl: Forming your own opinion in a sea of pretentiousness

I am a review obsessive. New album coming out? What’s the Pitchfork score? New TV episode just aired? What does AV Club say? New movie?...

Father John Misty bares his soul on “I Love You, Honeybear”

I like to think that when I look back at writing for this newspaper years from now, some of my articles, even written through...

UCR’ts Walk offers stroll into the arts

As the sun was setting into a warm winter’s evening at UCR, students could be seen lining up in mass amounts near the Bell...

Rainn Wilson batters up SoulPancake for UCR

“Do you guys have a mascot?” “Scotty!” “Like a terrier? — He’s a bear? That’s why you guys like Dwight so much!” After hours of waiting in...

Decemberists are enjoyable, unspectacular on seventh LP

It’s cliche by now that when listening to the Decemberists, you may need to keep a dictionary or reference book (or, you know, Google)...

Under the Kilt: Communication and honesty are the best policies

Do things ever quite go as we plan them in relationships? Even the best of them have unexpected twists and turns for better or...