The Charities grace the Penrose Record Room stage

As the leaders of creating a more eclectic, happening music scene in Downtown Riverside, the Penrose Record Room, hosted a live, in-store performance with the funk & soul band, The Charities on Saturday, Feb....

The 2024 Writer’s Week Festival: A celebration of contemporary literature

The 47th Writer’s Week Festival, an annual event hosted by the creative writing department, returned to the University of California, Riverside (UCR) this past week, starting on Feb. 10 and ending on Feb. 16....

The top ten 2000s romantic comedies

If you live for the age of movies starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum, read on. Side note; if “Love Actually” hits the spot you’re craving in a romantic film, stop reading this list...

Best love songs of all time

Both love and music are subjective, but there are love songs that simply transcend time. Here is a cohesive list of the tracks that you need as you celebrate love, fall in love or...

Radar Replay: ‘Millennium Actress’: A lifetime on the silver screen.

Spoilers With a limitless medium in his hands and the ingeniousness to match it, Satoshi Kon produced some of animation’s most unforgettable work. In just nine years, the animator made four feature films, one television...

Class is back in session with ‘Abbott Elementary’s’ third season

Mockumentaries have consistently been successful for American television with well-known sitcoms such as “The Office,” “Modern Family” and “Parks and Recreation.” The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) introduced another mockumentary sitcom, “Abbott Elementary.” on Dec....

Amazon Prime’s ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ is your new surprising favorite romance

This romantic holiday, Amazon Prime Video viewers can treat themselves to the new, sleek reboot of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in the new eight-episode series starring Donald Glover and Maya Erskine. The new 2024...

‘Lisa Frankenstein’ — a bold swing (of an ax) and a miss

  In 2009, “Jennifer’s Body” came out and had a lukewarm box office performance with mixed reviews from critics who complained that the tone and writing of the film were uneven. Screenwriter Diablo Cody lamented...

‘The Underdoggs’: The half-baked sports comedy you didn’t know you needed

Spoilers “The Underdoggs” released Jan. 26 on Amazon Prime Video, is a foul-mouthed comedy focused on a struggling children’s football team. Well-known rapper and actor Snoop Dogg plays the main character Jaycen Two J’s Jenning,...

Roman vs. Thee Stallion: a feud ignited between two respected rappers

Having disses and roasting-type bars in rap songs is not uncommon. Some take it with a grain of salt and laugh it off. Other times, people take offense at being called out. This remains...