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“Birthmark: A Gospel / Hip-Hop Experience” excites UCR during its 10-day run

When The Sugar Hill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight” in the fall of 1979, not only did it introduce all but New York to the exciting, new, distinctly black genre of music known as hip-hop,...

“Solo” doesn’t disappoint fans, but it doesn’t do much else

If you held the same views as myself, and hundreds of thousands of other Star Wars fans, “Solo” was a very dicey proposal. In the year and a half leading up to the film’s...

Princess Ten Ten returns for another successful showcase

After two sold-out performances in 2017, “Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies: A New Musical” returned for three showcase performances on May 25 and May 26 in Watkins 1000. This revised version included...

“Deadpool 2” learns from past mistakes, making for an enjoyable, over-the-top thrillride

I’ll be honest: Going into “Deadpool 2,” I wasn’t expecting much. I was extremely excited going into the first one two years ago, and was thoroughly disappointed. My expectations of a smart, two-hour, tongue-in-cheek,...

From the pilot to Pickle Rick: “Rick and Morty’”s future moving forward

Throughout the latter half of 2017, “Rick and Morty” was inescapable from conversations. With the third season in full swing and a fanbase that only grew with each episode, it became Adult Swim’s highest...

Away from the Swamp: Why the soundtracks of Shrek 1 and Shrek 2 are...

As I walked around Far Far Away Record Store, wallowing in the thought of never seeing our beloved Green One again, I suddenly heard a sound. “Somebody once told me the world is gonna...

Fall Style Tips from CLASS and Fashion

After the long summer, fall is here and winter is steadily approaching. Which means your shorts need to be swapped out for jeans and your jackets, dusted. If you are not particularly interested in...

A post-hype dissection of “Cuphead”

E3 2014 was — per usual for the video game industry’s largest trade event — a hodgepodge of phoney, often cringe-inducing, pandering and gimmickry in between the announcement of a few eyebrow-raising AAA titles....

Kali Uchis delivers a sexy, soothing and soulful adventure with “Isolation”

Soft, seductive vocals, an abundance of soul and a dreamy atmosphere are just a few of the characteristics of Kali Uchis’ debut album “Isolation.” The Colombian-American singer has been making waves ever since her...

Motherhood is tough in “Tully,” an unglamorous yet triumphant comedy from the creators of...

Full disclosure: I am not, have never been and never will be, a mother. Most of my insight into motherhood is informed by my own mother, other mothers and the occasional reading. Did you...