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Away from the Sprawl: Sweet melodies and time machines

  “All the very best of us / String ourselves up for love.”   — The National, "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks" It was some day in mid-March of...

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

As I walked around Far Far Away Record Store, wallowing in the thought of never seeing our beloved Green One again, I suddenly heard...

Away from the Sprawl: Great concerts bring out the best in...

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...

Away from the Sprawl: Heat preview

Whether it’s Barn shows, Block Party, Spring Splash or Heat, attracting a diverse lineup of artists for a diverse set of Highlanders has been...

Away From the Sprawl: Best of 2013

It was the year we were all thankful to be alive. 2013 happened as a direct result of the world not ending on Dec....

Away from the Sprawl: Winter Break Playlist

As we slog through the inevitable drag of week 10, a beautiful endgame lays not far from here: winter break. Though Riverside severely lacks...

Bibliowhat: Don’t call it Women’s Fiction

Oh, what a time to be a woman! As I finished cleaning the kitchen and preparing a sandwich for my husband, I logged onto...

Away from the Sprawl: The death spiral of taste

I am an unabashed indie rock fan. I can hardly help it. My favorite bands range from Arcade Fire (whose lyrics gave this column...

Away from the Sprawl: Hidden Meanings Good for the Soul

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons As a holiday, Halloween is unique. Though the way it is celebrated often evokes parties, candies, costumes and fun, Halloween’s dark...

Away From the Sprawl: Almighty Rhombus Tilts Listeners Toward Good Times

And we’re back. After a long summer hopefully filled with lots of beach trips and awesome concerts, school is upon us yet again. But...