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Week four is that time of the quarter just shy of being “halfway there,” yet far enough that we find ourselves with plenty of work on our plates. Alas, we have six more weeks...

Building Culture: The Barn: A Fable of the old Stable

There’s a constant rainfall over UC Riverside: “Riverside is boring.” “We don’t have anything important here.” “Everything ‘famous’ in our city is useless.” The raindrops prick the skin of students like sewing needles, like words...

“A Haunted House 2” haunts the audience with horrible punchlines

I have a headache from being hit over the head with blatant punchlines. “A Haunted House 2” is the sequel to Marlon Wayans’ and Rick Alvarez’s 2013 “comedy” “A Haunted House.” The film picks up...

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is C-H-A-R-M-I-N-G to its core

You might remember your typical spelling bee competitions from elementary school. You would stand up in front of a microphone, be given a word and then you would have to spell it out and...

“Shameless: Frank the Plumber” Review

This week’s episode of “Shameless” was surprising, considering this season has fluctuated from week to week. Luckily, “Frank the Plumber” gave fans a very successful installment of the dark comedy that originally kicked off...

A Long Night of Arts & Innovation

The day after the first rain of fall, downtown Riverside still had a chill in the air as lights sparked to life for the second annual Long Night of Arts and Innovation. Held in...

Fashion Instinct: Confessions of an Online Shopper

There are three things in life I am thankful for: my family, my health and online shopping. You know how some people get an adrenaline rush from driving really fast, or jumping out of...

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” Movie Review

CIA analysis agent Jack Ryan is no new character to the world of film. In fact, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is the fifth in the action-packed series to be produced. Based on a series...

“Resident Evil 6” Game Review

Prior to the release of the CG anime film “Resident Evil: Damnation,” producer Hiroyuki Sasaki finished producing the new “Resident Evil 6” video game, developed and published by the iconic video game company “Capcom.”...

Rolling Loud: The world’s biggest hip-hop festival takes on SoCal

By now, any argument that plants rock music at the forefront of cultural relevance over hip-hop rests at a platitude — it’s an observation neither fresh nor intriguing anymore because of how obvious it...