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Young Thug does not disappoint with his second epic, ‘Punk’

The most influential rapper of the last decade released his second studio album, “Punk,” at 12 a.m. PST. on Friday, Oct. 15. The title, cover art and overall album promotion were true to Young...

Is Rich Brian still cashing in on the past in his newest work?

When Rich Brian dropped the cinematic music video for his single "New Tooth" (2021), fans speculated on what was to come from the 21-year-old rapper-producer. The song opens with a menacing piano keys loop,...

HBO’s latest series, “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” has a decent start, but is messy...

“The Time Traveler’s Wife” was a 2003 novel written by Audrey Niffenegger and gained a lot of success during its time. Since then a movie adaptation of the book was released in 2009 featuring...

“The Artist” Movie Review

“The Artist” is an exquisite piece from director Michel Hazanavicius that combines the nostalgia of the silent film era with fresh, bold innovation. An absolute pleasure to watch, the film is without a doubt...

“The Hunger Games” Movie Review

Another worldwide phenomenon dominated the box office and news headlines across the world as “The Hunger Games” started off its opening weekend by breaking the record for largest worldwide opening for a movie released...

The Vaccines “Come of Age” Review

Following the success of their debut album in 2010, English indie rockers The Vaccines released their sophomore album “Come of Age” on Oct. 2. With their latest set of 11 songs, the band has...

“The Metal Children” at UCR

“The Metal Children” by Adam Rapp is mildly autobiographical, darkly comical and borders on the surreal. Directed by Holly Derr, the play opened Nov. 8th to a sold-out show in UC Riverside’s Arts Studio...

3rd Annual Radar Jamming Best Albums of 2012

For the past few years that I’ve been doing this list, I’d been able to identify a certain theme that had permeated the particular year’s music. When taking a look back at music in...

“X Marks the Scot” by Victoria Roberts Review

I was sorting through new releases for a book to review this issue when Victoria Roberts’ romance novel “X Marks the Scot” captured my attention with its cover art (Fabio in a kilt) and...

Porter Robinson Electrifies the HUB

Lights flashed onstage in the HUB patio as the crowd looked up with wide-eyed amazement. On the screen, bright white letters sparkled and faded out, spelling out letters: “P,” “R” and “T”. Soon enough,...