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Words Weigh More Than Paper

Paper weighs no more than the tree it was born from; with its roots deep in the protective womb that is earth, it grasps for the insults that fuel its growth. Crumpled, it sways...

Things We Enjoyed… (Issue 25)

Paramore - Hard Times This past week I managed to enjoy the newest single from the self-proclaimed, “genre-neutral” band (at least that's what lead singer Hayley Williams states on her Instagram bio) Paramore, “Hard Times.”...

Summer Preview 2012

Summer 2012 will be jam-packed with exciting movie releases, beginning with “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” on July 22. It looks so shameless that it just might be awesome. Next comes the highly anticipated “Seeking a...

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...

Inside the making of “Muse,” a UCR student film

The UC Riverside Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production (TFDP) showcased the student film “Muse” as part of its ongoing Sixth Annual Film Festival on April 27 and April 28. Written and directed...

Things We Enjoyed …

The Handmaid’s Tale Hulu’s flagship program, “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a 10-episode long series based on Margaret Atwood’s story of the same name. It tells the story of Offredd, whose real name is June, a...

MacFarlane and friends are bland in “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

Seth MacFarlane is in the saddle as lead actor, director, co-writer and even producer for “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” And that’s where the problem starts. MacFarlane’s style of comedy is...

Away from the Sprawl: Great concerts bring out the best in artists, fans

I sat waiting at my computer for 40 minutes. Forty freaking minutes, desperately hoping that I wouldn’t click the “purchase” button 30 seconds too late, resulting in the stampede of thousands of other online...

Pallett’s “In Conflict” is one of the most honest records of the year

Owen Pallett is known as somewhat of a musical academic, penning numerous essays deconstructing elements of different popular songs to explain why they work and don’t work. And in his spare time, he is...

Linklater’s latest uniquely captures life’s small but big moments at the Culver center

“You don’t want the bumpers. Life doesn’t give you bumpers.” It’s hard for me to begin to describe Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Boyhood.” How are you supposed to describe something that’s so intensely personal, yet...