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UCR is Dancing 2012

The UC Riverside Department of Dance has put on another quality production with their annual undergraduate showcase, “UCR is Dancing.” Under the artistic direction of Visiting Assistant Professor Joel Smith, 17 undergraduate dance students...

Interview with The Airborne Toxic Event

Highlander Radar: What did you think of performing at UC Riverside compared to other venues? How was the crowd? Mikel Jollett: It was awesome, it was exciting; I like playing for a college audience because...

Heat Music Festival 2012

UC Riverside’s annual Heat Music Festival continued this year with an incredibly successful show featuring eclectic and highly acclaimed musicians. Three different stages provided ample options for a variety of musical tastes. The Highland Stage...

“Project X” Movie Review

Already slammed by critics, Nima Nourizadeh's directorial debut is garnering negative reviews across the nation. Toted as being a complete waste of a film that only focuses on booze, boobs and amoral debauchery, “Project...

Fun. “Some Nights” Album Review

Fun. has released their second and latest album, “Some Nights.” The indie pop band, recently praised for their popular new single, “We Are Young,” has created a phenomenal album to accompany it. In comparison...

“Wanderlust” Movie Review

“Wanderlust” is a new comedy film from the makers of “Role Models.” The movie follows married metropolitan couple George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) as they explore a new lifestyle after being forced...

“This Means War” Movie Review

“This Means War” is a romantic comedy action film directed by McG. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. CIA agents FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are best friends and work...

“The Secret World of Arrietty” Movie Review

“The Secret World of Arrietty,” by director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, was released Feb. 17th as an animated, family film based on the children’s series, “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton. The U.S. version cast actors Bridget...

“No Kilts Allowed” Fashion Column: Best Fashion Biographies

It’s hard to get enough of fashion magazines. They are affordable, easy to consume and it’s lovely to receive them in the mail each month. They offer straightforward inspiration and often insightful articles. But...

UCR Jazz and Wind Ensemble Concert Review

Both the Jazz and Wind Ensembles, under the direction of Matt Zembley, proved to be powerful groups on their February 3rd performance. What was most impressive, however, was not only their superior knowledge of...