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Downtowne Bookstore: Americana Area Steeped In History

Building culture is a series in the Arts & Entertainment section dedicated to examining different buildings around the area and their important history and roles in our community. There aren’t that many bookstores in Riverside....

“The Flash,” season two, episode four: “The Fury of the Firestorm”

  The harsh reality of life is that sometimes it doesn’t go the way you plan it. Events happen that you may or may not like, and important decisions have to be made. Barry Allen...

“Interstellar” shines brighter than the North Star

Fresh off the success of his “Dark Knight” trilogy, Christopher Nolan returns with another hit. “Interstellar” is a science-fiction adventure film about a team of explorers who must travel through space in search of...

“42” Review

Before I start this review, I think it’s necessary to state that I’m an unabashedly big fan of baseball, and especially its history. That’s not to say I wasn’t able to look at “42”...

The 2020 Grammys and the traditional conundrum of turning art into a competitive sport

When it comes to award shows, three names rule over everything else in terms of what the world considers prestigious: The Oscars, The Emmys and The Grammys. For a quarter of a century, all...

‘Street Flow’: The harsh collision of two worlds

Much like New York and Los Angeles, Paris is one of the many cities that suffers from a two-sided story. To tourists, the glamorous city is another item to cross off their bucket lists...

“Game of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris” Review

HBO’s insanely successful and highly anticipated series “Game of Thrones” landed with a resounding bang last Sunday. Picking up right where season two left off, the newest season opens with “Valar Dohaeris,” meaning, “All...

“Just Kids” Isn’t Alright

Singer-songwriter Mat Kearney’s fifth album, “Just Kids,” is a sentimental evocation of childhood and youth. Although the tracks on the LP are all well-produced and masterfully layered, they suffer from being far too formulaic,...

Foals “Holy Fire” Review

Full of ambient experimentation, hard jams and slightly removed vocals, the band Foals has created one of the most engaging albums of 2013. “Holy Fire,” the band’s third release, captures all sides of the...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Windbreaker City” Review

Even though “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is a show that can do over-the-top comedy (i.e. “Halloween II”), it still knows how to take a step back and breathe. The episodes of this half of season two...