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Overcoming first-time hiccups SOULQUARIUS presents successful soul festival

Torrential downpours throughout Southern California this past weekend rendered movement anywhere in the Inland Empire and Orange County Area a herculean task. However, these conditions seemed to go practically unregistered by the thousands of...

Wes Anderson creates another quirky masterpiece in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

When attempting to review a filmmaker such as Wes Anderson, it is difficult to know where to begin. Anderson’s unique directorial touch is recognizable anywhere — and often, it is beloved or hated. The...

“Victor Frankenstein” struggles for life

When one hears the name Frankenstein, one generally thinks of the monster, but there are those who do think of the man, the mad doctor who wanted to create life. Sadly, despite the star-studded...

Reza Aslan talks about religion in America and his CNN show, “Believer”

When most people speak about UCR, there are normally three talking points they focus on. The first is normally about our acclaimed campus diversity. The second is that we have concerts on campus every...

Saturate Me, Riverside

The ground of Tio’s Tacos is littered with history. Shattered plates, broken mirrors and discarded car parts decorate the concrete walkway behind the restaurant. Every piece comes from the life of owner Martin Sanchez,...
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RADAR Sessions: Daydream Time Machine

It can be difficult to define what it is to be a band in the Inland Empire music scene, especially when so many of the acts that congregate here both originate from places elsewhere...

Legendary “Sister Spit” artists will make you drool

The Sister Spit spoken word collective formed in 1994 as an all-girl open mic show. In a time when open mic shows across the nation were filled with misogyny and prejudice, a brave group...

Radar Replay: ‘Low Roar’: the brilliance of Iceland’s folk rock self-titled album

Courtesy of @thor._.nike via Instagram In early 2002, Ryan Karazija would start the formation of indie rock group, Audrye Sessions, performing around coffeehouses in Livermore, Calif. For the...

Childish Gambino cancels Spring Splash appearance, replaced by Billy Ray Cyrus

“Childish Gambino is going to perform at UCR again!” they said. “It’s gonna get lit!” they said. “Oh shit he cancelled?” they wailed. Yes, after the failed stint that was HEAT 2014 which saw...

Slam the Hate: A Spoken Word Revolution

Spoken word performers stormed the Barn on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. to confront today's hatred against the LGBTQ community. These poets and musical performers represented not only people who are queer and/or...