By Abel Vroegop Let’s talk about memes. What are memes? What is not a meme? Are memes important? When is a meme cool and good? As a meme connoisseur and regular meme maker, I will attempt to shed some light … Continue reading Is This Article Ironic?
by Gloria Borroni When talking about rap to your average music listener, the first artists they will think of are, generally speaking, male. This is because the mainstream rap industry is still very male dominated. This became especially true after … Continue reading Where Them Girls At – The Future of Rap is Female
By Gloria Borroni As I spend my days watching videos of New York’s fashion week, dreaming of owning one of those dresses, or, better yet, sitting in between the big names of the fashion industry, gazing at the models walking … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Fashion
By Emma Shiffman Amidst the backdrop of all of the high-tech entertainment we know and love, as millennials, the traditional concept of radio is fading. When I was much younger, radio was what blasted from our stereo as my parents … Continue reading Arts & Culture: Podcasts of the Moment!
By Martyna Małysiak Andy Warhol, the leading artist of Pop Art movement, once said: “Business art is the step that comes after art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist. Being good … Continue reading Summerbreak Series #2 – Sold! Internship at Desa Unicum
Ireland has a vibrant music scene, from satirical hip-hop to classic rock, you want it, we got it. This sneak peek into what Ireland has to offer is an offbeat cultural collaboration, perfect for your first injection into Irish … Continue reading Your New Irish Playlist
While “diversity” is in many ways a subjective concept, it is difficult to argue that there are an infinitely wide variety of unique human experiences. As our collective interconnected worldview expands, so does our awareness of the existence of people … Continue reading In search of “diverse” literature
My name is Thomas Hitchcock. I mainly play piano, the accordion, and I compose. What is your earliest music-related memory? When I was five, this kid, he was eight, showed me how to play Smoke on the Water. I thought … Continue reading UCR Musicians #4 – Thomas Hitchcock
My name is Sam Max. I play drums and percussion. What is your earliest music-related memory? I’ve played music for almost longer than I can remember, so it’s difficult to think back to when I started. I do remember playing … Continue reading UCR Musicians #2: Sam Max
UCR’s Review of Arts and Writing (RAW) magazine has long prided itself on its ability to provide a well-curated, high quality product showcasing our community’s creative abilities. The current board does not disappoint – the Fall 2016 RAW edition was … Continue reading RAW Talent
The notion of “guilty pleasures” bugs me, especially when talking about music. People often associate certain musicians with this categorisation – ABBA, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, etc. – but really, there is no guilt in listening to music that makes … Continue reading My Shameless Obsession with Lana Del Rey
John Updike’s In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996) may not be new, but this has in no way infringed on its ability to ring true. Through the format of a multi-generational saga, Updike tells the story of a changing … Continue reading Updike’s In the Beauty of the Lilies – A Reader’s Review
By Yonna Kuipers There are two things that unite a nation more than anything: sports, and a new (Netflix) hit series. So if your country is not playing in the Six Nations, you might as well get behind this new … Continue reading “Abstract”: A Realist Insight Into Design
On a grim Tuesday night every year in February, artists from all over the world find their way towards the student dorms of Middelburg. For one night only, the entire town transforms into the vibrant festival heart of Stukafest, a … Continue reading Stukafest Middelburg 2017 – A Festival Review
In the process of glitzing up your space, two main factors come into play – taste, and budget. You: a sense of style classier than Buckingham palace, your budget: little to nonexistent. Nonetheless, with a few creative solutions, you can … Continue reading A Penny-Pinching Student’s Guide to Buying Art
Admittedly, the husky voice of the minor key song that is so prominent in the trailer had me whistling to the movies; but much to my regret, the melody flattened out along with its melancholia throughout the screen performance. By … Continue reading La La Leaks: An Honest Review
By now you have probably heard of Stukafest, or at least seen that logo with the two stinky socks on it. Here’s the spiel one last time: on the evening of February 21st, you’ll be able to listen to bands, … Continue reading Get your Stuka-feest on!
On Tuesday 24 January, the full list of the 2017 Oscar Nominees was published. In past years, the list of Oscar Nominees has spawned a lot of buzz, and this year is no different. This year’s list of nominees includes … Continue reading Back to black: 2017 Oscar themes, first-evers, surprises, and snubs
Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day (2016) takes on the challenge of expressing an entire culture through literature, and it does so admirably. The novel, which is set primarily in Mumbai, explores social identity, family relations, and individuality through the medium of … Continue reading Adiga’s Selection Day – A Reader’s Review
Are you in need of some relaxation and distraction after your first week back at UCR? Are you craving art, culture, and the slightly artificial taste of cinema popcorn? Then jump on that train to Rotterdam this weekend, as it … Continue reading From Horror To History: 5 Tips For IFFR 2017