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“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,...

“Mad Men: The Collaborators” Review

Matthew Weiner’s “Mad Men” is a tough show to review on a weekly basis because many of the episodes are likely to gain more significance as the series progresses. For instance, the continual flashbacks...

“The Great Gatsby” Review

If there's one thing Baz Luhrmann does well, it's theatrics. From 1996's “Romeo + Juliet” to 2001's “Moulin Rouge!” Luhrmann has an obvious knack for weaving soap opera atmosphere into his works. He's a...

Summer Arts Preview 2013

Ah, the sweet, hellish sizzle of a Riverside summer. That three-month stretch between Spring and Fall quarter is home to long days, cool nights, sluggish summer school sessions — and enough activity in the...

It Was All Madness

The energy at the Student Recreation Center started at a simmer. Pillars illuminated by blue and gold light bordered the gym floor. A single archway, fronted by what would later be revealed to be smoke...

Community: “Repilot” and “Introduction to Teaching” Review

If you watch “Community,” you probably know about the largely negative reaction to season four, written without the show’s creator, Dan Harmon. After the negative reaction, Harmon is back for season five with a...

Lil B loves UCR

Brandon McCartney, aka Lil B, created quite the frenzy Wednesday night as he made his way to HUB 302 in hopes of inspiring a room full of ecstatic college students and local fans. As...

Artist on the Grind

You never know what you might discover at Back to the Grind. Back to the Grind is a coffee shop situated in downtown Riverside right off the main stretch of University Avenue. Within this community-established...

“Orphan Black: Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” Review

Canadian show “Orphan Black” had a fabulous freshman season, garnering award nominations and wins in both the U.S. and Canada. This included a Golden Globe nomination for lead actress Tatiana Maslany, which I was...