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Rufus Wainwright “Bitter Tears” Album Review

American-Canadian singer and composer Rufus Wainwright has released his latest album, “Out of the Game.” Known for his slow, emotionally-driven tracks, “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” and “Poses,” Wainwright has continued to blur genres between...

“Dark Shadows” Movie Review

Like every other Tim Burton movie, “Dark Shadows” features charismatic, quirky and energetic characters against a drab, dark and washed out backdrop. In the film, Burton favorite Johnny Depp is bathed in a gallon of...

Silversun Pickups “Neck of the Woods” Album Review

Three years after their previous album, “Swoon,” Silversun Pickups have made a successful reentry into the alternative rock scene with their third album, “Neck of the Woods.” A departure from their earlier work, “Neck...

“The Five Year Engagement” Movie Review

“The Five Year Engagement” is a new romantic comedy by director Nicolas Stoller, known for “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008) and “Get Him to The Greek” (2010). The film features returning star Jason Segel and...

“Witcher 2” Video Game Review

My fellow gaming community, I must admit the sad fact that I own a Mac. I love it, and yet I resent the fact that it keeps me restricted to console gaming, never to...

“The Avengers” Movie Review

If anything can be said of “The Avengers,” it's Joss Whedon doesn't mess around. The cult favorite and multi-talented director took the gargantuan task of assembling the Avengers and transformed it to one of...

Life, Death and Coachella 2012

Death is an interesting thing. We assume that once something dies, it is never coming back to life and we must accept its passing as ultimate. For a music festival to challenge this very...

Interviews with Kendrick Lamar and Musiq Soulchild

Kendrick Lamar Interview Poised to be the West Coast’s knight in shining armor, Kendrick Lamar delivered his first performance at UCR on Saturday night. This year could also mean another first for Lamar; the release...

Spring Splash 2012

A warm yet breezy Saturday afternoon welcomed UC Riverside’s annual Spring Splash concert. The first sights after the entrance were a few pieces of innovative and eco-friendly art made from disposable and recyclable materials....

“21 Jump Street” Movie Review

“21 Jump Street” is a comedy based on the late 80’s tv show of the same name. However, name and concept are about the only things the show and the movie have in common....