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“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...

“Kong: Skull Island” is adequate popcorn schlock

Fact: Seeing King Kong duke it out with other cryptids is fun. Like, really fun (and that’s coming from a pretentious film snob whose favorite films are arthouse dramas my mom falls asleep to)....

Rick Ross is Bigger Than Life

Despite being an opening act, it can be argued that Rick Ross is perhaps the biggest name—no pun intended—that ASPB has brought to UCR, considering an artist's current relevance and appeal. He lives on...

Things We Enjoyed …

“Neo Yokio” Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig has an American anime on Netflix starring Jaden Smith and it’s as wacky as that sounds. Smith is Kaz Kaan, a super-rich kid with nothing but loose ends who...

“Game of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris” Review

HBO’s insanely successful and highly anticipated series “Game of Thrones” landed with a resounding bang last Sunday. Picking up right where season two left off, the newest season opens with “Valar Dohaeris,” meaning, “All...

Schoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron” sheds light on drugs, fatherhood

Expected to be dropped in early to mid-2013, Schoolboy Q officially released “Oxymoron” on Feb. 25 to eager ears. Many expectations weighed on this project: a growing career, a high bar set by “Habits...

“Lincoln” Review

It’s not often a historical film can make an old political figure seem vibrant and engaging in a modern sense. Though at times hindered by its pacing, director Steven Spielberg’s most recent film, “Lincoln,”...

Harry Connick, Jr.’s “Smokey Mary” Review

Harry Connick, Jr. transports listeners to the Mardi Gras parade with his latest album “Smokey Mary.”  Its release is timed perfectly to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his Krewe of Orpheus. This group is...

Arcade Fire “Reflektor” Review

“Oh, when love is gone / Where does it go?” questions Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler in the song “Afterlife,” off the band’s latest album, “Reflektor.” The album stands as the band’s most...

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...