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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...

‘The Believer’ teaches us that we can defeat our enemies through love

Ryan Gosling stars in 2001’s “The Believer” as Daniel Balint who, after rebelling against his ultraconservative Jewish upbringing, becomes a neo-Nazi in contemporary New York City. The character is based on the 1960s real-life...

Weezer fall short of fan expectations on ‘The Black Album’

In recent years, Weezer have leaned further away from the rock heroes they once were and have transitioned into the playful jokers they are now. Their newest release, “The Black Album” comes just a...

“Hotel Transylvania” Movie Review

Director Genndy Tartakovsky (creator of Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack) introduces audiences to the latest and rather unfortunate spin on the classic exemplar of vampire legends, Dracula. Instead of stalking the night for warm-blooded...

Away From the Sprawl: Interview with Walk the Moon

Fresh off their set from Spring Splash, Walk the Moon sat down with me at the HUB to discuss, among other things, late-night food, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and how they feel at home...

“Creed” is a knockout success

The “Rocky” film series has been around for a long time, with the first film released almost 40 years ago and its sequels spanning several decades following. After a nine year hiatus, “Creed” not...

“The Lego Movie” Review

When I first saw “The Lego Movie” had received a 97 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, I just couldn’t fathom how it had happened to earn such rave reviews. Hollywood hasn’t had the best...

“Baywatch,” don’t watch

“Baywatch” centers around some meat-headed lifeguards who handle extremely farcical incidents that occur on a hazard-prone beach. With a beach so susceptible to danger, one would think the police would be involved, but no,...

The Hives “Lex Hives” Album Review

Swedish garage rock band The Hives have released their first full-length album in five years, but don’t stray far from their signature style. The album, titled “Lex Hives,” is irritatingly hyper-repetitive at times. The opening...

“Poesia Peligrosa” bites with elegance

Poetry is often viewed as an esoteric form of literature. People think of passionate love letters and affectionate odes when they hear the word, and the stock image of a “poet” as a hopeless...