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“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...

“Orphan Black: Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done” Review

Now, that was an episode of “Orphan Black.” Unlike last week’s episode, “Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done” was firing on pretty much every cylinder, and the writers managed to mix important character...

Bruce Springsteen “High Hopes” Review

Highlighting the ups and downs of working-class life has always been the shtick for Bruce Springsteen’s career. Unfortunately for The Boss, the Vietnam-era listeners that gave him mainstream success are rapidly aging, and he...

UCR Arts Walk embellishes the Bell Tower with scintillating student art

The Bell Tower had never been more colorful than it was at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. There were students with backpacks on, older people, many people with shaved and colored hair and...

“Amped” by Daniel H. Wilson Review

Picture a world where diseases like epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia are cured by a small, implantable node. The implant is barely noticeable, save for a mole-like bump on your right temple, but its effects...

The Book Nook: ‘The Traitor Baru Cormorant’ chronicles a tale of political intrigue and...

Out in the distance beyond Halae’s Reef, a young girl spots a fleet of red-sailed ships that will forever change her life and that of her island community. This introduction is not unlike anything...

Radar Replay: ‘Transistor’ exemplifies the introspective nature of science fiction

Supergiant Games were coming in hot after their successful debut action role-playing title “Bastion” had won numerous awards and accolades. The pressure of attempting to catch lightning in a bottle again in an artistic...

Step Brothers put on performance that any hip-hop fan would love

Two hip-hop brothers performed last Wednesday here at UCR — and it was awesome. Evidence and Alchemist recently released a long overdue album together as Step Brothers, titled “Lord Steppington,” and they performed their...

Reading Film 101: Where “Antichrist” succeeds and “mother!” fails

This article uses two films as catalysts to discuss allegorical storytelling in film. Thusly, spoilers for Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” and, to a lesser extent, Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist,” ensue. The unspoken standard that underlies...

“The Babadook” reads as best horror movie this year

“If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook.” With little to no major marketing this horror film has flown under the radar of many moviegoers. “The...