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On the Radar: Summer 2017

Summer’s here, and with it comes a whole lotta good stuff. From video games to music to film, The Highlander looks at what’s on the radar of releases this summer. Pyre One of the most important...

Masterfully directed, “It Comes At Night” is a fever dream of paranoid fear

The most effective type of horror flick is one which understands the various manifestations of fear. It can manifest in various forms, be it through explicit encounters with monstrous killers or subtle cinematic trickery...

Things We Enjoyed … Best of 2016-2017

On our final “Things We Enjoyed …” column of the school year, we take a look at the releases that we’ve yet to discuss, yet nonetheless enjoyed as some of the best works released...

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...

Lorde returns with a fluorescent melodrama

Empty vodka bottles, clothes on the floor and rearranged furniture leave traces of a party that poses the thought: What happened last night? Fumbling over the furniture and bottles as you trace through the...
Shameless - "May I Trim Your Hedges?" season 3

“Shameless: May I Trim Your Hedges?” Review

This week’s episode of “Shameless” tops the list as one of their most explicit openings to date. Aside from the first scene panning over a number of naked bodies passed out in the Gallagher...

“No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World’s Violent Highlands” by Judith Matloff

Radar is committed to all forms of art and entertainment and as such, will pick one book as a reading recommendation every week. This week, Radar’s “Lit” pick is “No Friends but the Mountains:...

“God of War” isn’t perfect, but it’s an unequivocal masterpiece

No spoilers. You’re welcome. Few games are as deserving of the descriptor “epic” as much as those in the “God of War” series. It plays like a Japanese-developed hack-and-slash but is presented with the grandeur...

“This Old Dog” movingly bridges “Salad Days” to early adulthood

    The first time I ever listened to Mac DeMarco was during the summer of 2015, just after he released his mini-LP “Another One” and just before I started my first year of college. I...

Though louder, the beauty in Girlpool’s vulnerability is still electrifying on “Powerplant”

Since forming in 2012, Girlpool — Harmony Tividad, then 18, and Cleo Tucker, 17 — have adhered to the age-old maxim that honesty is the greatest policy. Vulnerability, not technical know-how, has always been...