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MCS Student Film Festival Out of Focus

The first annual Media and Cultural Studies Student Film Festival and Competition proves that UCR is making strides in its attempt to fill the crippling need for a true film major. But while the...

“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” Review

At a glance, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” seems like a fairytale mash-up of “Van Helsing” (2004), “The Brothers Grimm” (2005) and the “Underworld” film series. It comes from the same mythic potpourri of...

Cardi Cash: Cardi B’s debut is another round of hits

Cardi B live-streamed the completion of her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy,” on Instagram in a moment which signaled a fulfillment of the endless possibilities going viral can manifest. Cardi, a Bronx native born...

“The Finest Hours” sunk in unoriginality

Achieving the impossible is something that everyone wants to accomplish at some point in their life, whether it be mastering a perfect SAT score or winning an Olympic gold medal for track despite a...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Johnny and Dora” review

Starting with the teaser, the episode “Johnny and Dora” made it clear that the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” writers knew they’d left us with unfinished business last week. The episode opens with Scully (Joel McKinnon...

Interview with The Airborne Toxic Event

Highlander Radar: What did you think of performing at UC Riverside compared to other venues? How was the crowd? Mikel Jollett: It was awesome, it was exciting; I like playing for a college audience because...

The Avett Brothers “The Magpie and the Dandelion” Review

Over the past few years, folk music has been making a comeback — with a big change. Rock’s influence has added new guitar riffs and edgy vocals. The Avett Brothers thrive on this change....

“The Flash: The Darkness and the Light”

There’s one thing to take away after watching “The Flash,” which is that it’s simply a fun show. And it truly did deliver in bringing the fun in the show’s fifth episode of season...

Top 10 Family Holiday Movies

The holidays are all about spending time with the family. Problem is, between late nights at the office, scrambling for last-minute gift shopping and the grade-schoolers wrapping up final exams, the family is tired....

Schoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron” sheds light on drugs, fatherhood

Expected to be dropped in early to mid-2013, Schoolboy Q officially released “Oxymoron” on Feb. 25 to eager ears. Many expectations weighed on this project: a growing career, a high bar set by “Habits...