Tuesday, July 23, 2024
On Oct. 28, downtown Riverside’s Barbara and Art Culver Center hosted a public print viewing of postmortem photography from the Gluck Foundation’s “From the Vault” series. The modest collection of prints dated back to 19th century daguerreotypes to more modern 20th century colored prints, each frame a fragment of a narrative on the evolution of how we reflect on...
It must have been a breezy, Wednesday evening in the spring quarter of 2016  when Christopher Iverson hooked up his sleek, compact white projector to his Wii U and took it right outside Surge 173. The projector emitted its light onto the northernmost wall of the Highlander Union Building and once it came into focus, a title screen emerged...
What do you think of when you hear the word Coachella? Celebrities, ferris wheels, H&M, Native American headdresses, cultural appropriation? I just got back from my fourth Coachella. When I hear the word, I think of heat. I think of impatience. I think of dirty bandanas and bad sunburns. I think of pure exhaustion, blisters on the bottom of...
Etheridge Knight Etheridge Knight can seem like a bit of a curiosity to most students of literature: A black poet who wrote a few books of verse in his literary career, while in prison, his poetry might have been lost to the void of historical forgetting had not his work been republished and popularized by prominent artists of the Black...
Presented every February by UC Riverside’s Department of Creative Writing, Writer’s Week brings to campus a plethora of writers, authors, poets and novelists associated with the Riverside area or UC faculty. This year marked the convention’s 40th year and it brought forth a curation of highly esteemed and acclaimed writers from Tuesday, Feb. 7 thru Thursday, Feb. 9. We...
At the center of the dimly lit theater room at the Culver Center of the Arts sits Jill Alexander Essbaum, bespectacled and sporting a colorful green dress. Essbaum is a noted American poet and novelist whose recent debut novel, “Hausfrau” published in 2015 was a New York Times Bestseller. Her work has been frequently anthologized in publications such as...
While I am not sure if there is exactly a generational gap here, but for all early users of the internet, born in the latter half of the 1990s, there has been at least one point where we have come across the eponymous “Sandstorm” by Finnish electronic artist, Darude. This man, one of the first big DJs of the...
On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 2, Riverside community members gathered for a “Poetry! At the Library” event hosted by the Inlandia Institute to listen to the writing of two local poets in an upstairs room in the Riverside Public Library. The event featured Carlos Cortes, a professor emeritus of history at UCR, and Nan Friedly, a retired special...
Divine Council UTR Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Divine Council comes at you with a more laidback spin on the traditional Atlanta trap sound, with beats similar to those of artists that have become staples of the game. Using unique cadences and clever rhymes that are sure to get a smile out of you if nothing else, Divine Council are...
Theater and the arts have always served as a medium of self expression. However, it’s easy to forget that starring in plays and movies isn’t always about the glamorous life and the big paycheck. It serves a purpose and it’s meant to be fun. Miles Anderson, the director of the upcoming production of “Tartuffe” by Moliere at UCR, sat...