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Diana Son’s “Stop Kiss” is an engaging, harrowing drama

“Stop Kiss” is a play written by Diana Son in 1998 — the year it also takes place in — and tells the story of two women, Callie and Sara, who slowly develop romantic...

Mitski LIVE at the Glass House (4/20/17)

We recently wrote about Mitski for Under the Radar, highlighting her as an incredibly potent songwriter and live performer who is currently seeing an great rise in popularity. On April 20, we had a...

Emo fest When We Were Young rocks the OC

The Observatory in Santa Ana is a bit of a mixed bag concerning their history with music festivals. While lineups are consistently solid, the venue itself often impedes on the potential of festivals like...

RADAR SESSIONS: We Are Blank Space

Starting a band can, at first, sound like the type of vacuous effort that anyone might do at some point in their life. In fact, the very idea of it already seems banal —...

Heat Music Festival

The past two years, UC Riverside’s HEAT music festival has been riddled with problems — namely, cancellations due to poor weather — and questions looming around whether the beloved concert would be discontinued by...

UC Riverside hosts 40th annual Writer’s Week

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...

Battling rain, SOULstice headliner shines through while undercards keep dry (or so we heard)

Unfortunately, our writers were unable to attend Winter SOULstice this year, due to being among the many waiting outside of the SRC North gymnasium for close to two hours in torrential downpours before doors...

Overcoming first-time hiccups SOULQUARIUS presents successful soul festival

Torrential downpours throughout Southern California this past weekend rendered movement anywhere in the Inland Empire and Orange County Area a herculean task. However, these conditions seemed to go practically unregistered by the thousands of...

Winter SOULstice 2017 preview

In between the constant controversy surrounding HEAT and landing in the middle of winter quarter, ASPB’s Winter SOULstice always flies a little under the radar. This is not to say that this annual event...

Radar 101: Introduction to today’s indie and alternative music

Searching for new music can be very intimidating due to a plethora of artists and genres available to choose from. However, searching for new music can also be the most rewarding experience when you...