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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Under The Radar: Issue 05

Artist: Xavier Omar Listeners looking for alternative R&B that’s a little more thoughtful and vocally developed than artists such as PARTYNEXTDOOR and Bryson Tiller, can find just that in Soulection affiliate Xavier Omar, F.K.A SPZRKT...

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...

“Smartphone Film Festival” captures stories through a small device

  Amongst the innovative new groups of fresh filmmakers is the UCR Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Productions, which held its second annual Smartphone Film Festival on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the theater-like screening...

“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...

RADAR Sessions: thechrishaverland

Thechrishaverland is a fifth-dimensional being from the mind of H.P. Lovecraft. Thechrishaverland, stylized all in lowercase, tells “violent stories” with his words as his guitar howls with the rumble of a speeding freight train....

An inside look at Universal Horror Nights

John Murdy’s mother made the mistake of showing him Frankenstein when he was four years old. He fell in love with classic horror monsters, and from there started using his parents’ garage to host...
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A word with rapper and meme-maker extraordinaire Ka5sh

In the crevices of social and political discourse dividing us from one another, there’s a unifying language by which internet users on any platform understand. That language is the meme, that shapeshifting construct that’s...

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,...

Under the RADAR: Issue 07

Artist: Solmaz Sharif Iranian-American poet Solmaz Sharif’s debut volume of poems, “LOOK” is among the prestigious finalists for the American Book Award. These poems are moving forays into the nature of words, war and the...

Under the Radar: Issue 24

At the Highlander, we consistently review and analyze music by more famous artists. However, there are many musicians who receive less attention so here is the first of our series on artists that are...