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More than spoken word: when truth is told with emotion

The Barn at UCR held its first major event this year last Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Students filled in by the dozens and took their seats for a night of poetry. In the...

“Krampus” Adds Unique Twist To Holiday Cheer

Courtesy of Universal Pictures “Krampus” is a horror/dark comedy set during the holidays. It follows a little boy named Max (Emjay Anthony) as he somehow fucks up Christmas by tearing up his wishlist he was...

“Hail Caesar!” Communists, Cabaret and Nontraditional Storytelling

I’ve been thinking about this film for hours and hours and I finally think I get it. “Hail, Caesar!” is a story about studio executive Eddie Mannix trying to manage his studio at the end...

Still levitating: Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered.”

When I was in the 10th grade I had an internally self-declared archnemesis. He was my classmate and, internally, I hated him. He hated me. Everything I did, he tried and successfully did better....

Heather Marlowe burns through “The Haze”

Trigger Warning: This article contains content relating to sexual violence and sexual assault.   In a pitch-black theater and a single light illuminating her, Heather Marlowe stood and gazed at the audience, not to command attention,...

Year-in-Review Radar!

This year over at RADAR we wanted to shift the focus of the section, and take it into a stronger creative direction — instead of focusing on recaps and reviews, we hoped to make...

“La Jetee” is the greatest film ever made.

As a devoted film buff, the perennial question always arises: “What is the greatest film ever?” While this question is fundamentally unanswerable, it’s always fun to entertain and argue about, proclaiming a certain film...

Under The Radar: Issue 13

“The Handmaiden” From the critically acclaimed director of “Oldboy” comes “The Handmaiden” — a story of love and deceit set in Japanese-occupied Korea. Based on the novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters, director Park Chan-wook’s most...

“Get Out” packs a punch

He did it — Jordan Peele, one half of the brains behind the cult classic “Key and Peele” sketch comedy show, made a (damn good) horror film. “Get Out” is a daring feat that...

Emo fest When We Were Young rocks the OC

The Observatory in Santa Ana is a bit of a mixed bag concerning their history with music festivals. While lineups are consistently solid, the venue itself often impedes on the potential of festivals like...