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Monday, November 29, 2021

The good, bad and the snubs of the 2021 Grammy nominations 

  Every year, the announcement of the annual Grammy nominations provokes criticism, and this year is no different. This year, in an effort to diversify, the Grammys changed the urban contemporary category to progressive R&B,...

“Birthmark: A Gospel / Hip-Hop Experience” excites UCR during its 10-day run

When The Sugar Hill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight” in the fall of 1979, not only did it introduce all but New York to the exciting, new, distinctly black genre of music known as hip-hop,...

“Antigone”: From pictures to the stage

In Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the titular character breaks the law when she decides to give her brother — who was killed in battle — a proper burial. Creon, the ruler of Thebes, sentences her to...

41st-annual Writers Week brings literary luminaries to UCR

The 41st-annual Writers Week was carried out from Feb. 12 to Feb. 17, bringing a total of 20 writers to the UCR campus to read from their selected works and address questions. From UCR...

Beneath the grind: Inside open mic night at Riverside’s downtown coffee house

To describe the experience of being at a Riverside Underground Performance Organization (RUPO) open mic night would be to describe inhabiting a tight knit, welcoming community of enthusiastic artists. For a $3 cover fee...

Cupcakke in Pomona: Club 340’s One Night

Pomona nightclub 340 is the kind of club you’d see in a movie. The facade of the building is  polished in a dark blue with windows covered by curtains obscuring its neon rays. This time...

Writers Week returns to UCR

UC Riverside will be hosting its 41st annual Writers Week this week, from Monday, Feb. 12 to Saturday, Feb. 17. Writers Week is the longest-running free literary event in all of California and is...

The absurdist delights of Gomez-Pena’s theater

To enter into Guillermo Gomez-Pena’s theater is to come to terms with the irrationality of the world. For the last 30 years, the Mexican artist has committed himself to stitching absurdities and contradictions together...

A punk show on a balcony: Downtown Riverside ArtsWalk

High atop a balcony in downtown Riverside, live punk music was spilling onto the streets. You could see very little of the burgeoning ruckus except a sliver of red light peering out of a...

“Off the Block” 2017

Riverside high school students yearning to test the waters of filmmaking were given the opportunity to do so this summer with the help of Off the Block. Off the Block is described as a...