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Seven of the Saddest and Gladdest Love Songs

February is the shortest month of the year, full of love, flowers and heart-shaped balloons, not to mention saccharine Instagram and Twitter videos of flamboyant gifts as Valentine’s Day lands right in the middle...

Cupcakke in Pomona: Club 340’s One Night

Pomona nightclub 340 is the kind of club you’d see in a movie. The facade of the building is  polished in a dark blue with windows covered by curtains obscuring its neon rays. This time...

Writers Week returns to UCR

UC Riverside will be hosting its 41st annual Writers Week this week, from Monday, Feb. 12 to Saturday, Feb. 17. Writers Week is the longest-running free literary event in all of California and is...

“Winchester”: Guns don’t kill people, atrocious writing does

There’s something uniquely satisfying about films, especially in the horror genre, that market themselves as “inspired” by true events. What does that even mean? It’s become common knowledge at this point that some of...

Meet rap’s modern Spice Girls: Rico Nasty, Asian Doll and Cupcakke

Among hip-hop’s incoming class are female rappers Rico Nasty, Asian Doll and Cupcakke. Their careers are interesting to take notice of, as they’ve come into public eye mostly through the internet’s trouves. Some of...

You’re so this summer: How we embraced emo

When I look back at my formative years from middle school leading into the beginning of high school, a tenderness fills my heart. I cringe a bit too, but mostly I smile — something...

From Eminem to Offset, an analysis of hip-hop’s history of homophobia

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the music video for VFN Lucci’s single “Boss Life” was released. The track features Offset of the rap trio Migos, who caused outrage with an offensive line in his verse....
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RADAR Sessions: Daydream Time Machine

It can be difficult to define what it is to be a band in the Inland Empire music scene, especially when so many of the acts that congregate here both originate from places elsewhere...

How Oscar bait-y is “The Post?”

This isn’t a matter of whether or not “The Post” is Oscar bait — that much is obvious; rather, it’s about the degree to which it panders to Academy sensibilities and whether or not...

“Out of this World”: How Mykki Blanco and i-D highlight Johannesburg’s queer life

In the Mykki Blanco-led documentary “Out of This World,” the queer worlds of Johannesburg are lusciously paced. Shots of Blanco twirling tulle in a fabric shop become regal and endlessly elegant; landscape shots of...