By Alice Fournier The cave of Lascaux, in Dordogne, France, is probably the pinnacle of parietal art. Discovered in 1940 by Marcel Ravidat, Lascaux is now closed off to the public to help preserve the many artworks visible on its walls. What … Continue reading Parietal Art or an Incursion in a Prehistoric … « Museum »?
By Bente Sinke In alternating years during the spring semesters, UCR’s curriculum includes the “Rome and the Classical Tradition” course, which includes a two week stay in the capital of Italy itself. In addition to the excitement of studying art … Continue reading When in Rome
By Martyna Małysiak 1. It was somewhere above China that I heard the stewardess’ voice from the speaker saying to fasten our seatbelts because of possible turbulence. I did not want to wake up my friend who was sleeping comfortably … Continue reading 5:41
By Joëlle Koorneef and Nora Westgeest People are trickling down Middelburg’s cobblestoned paths as the clock nears eight. Whilst friends, parents, and classmates are forming a line in front of the entrance to De Spot, a hushed excitement fills the air. … Continue reading Legally Blonde: The Musical Spectacle
The ARTicle of art By Gemma Brown The age-old question- what is art? Well, not you (we can be sure of that)- nor that ‘live, laugh, love poster you have. Potentially the paper you concocted with 24 cans of energy … Continue reading Art: WARNING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
By Nora Westgeest “I notice what people wear a lot”, tells David Douw, science student, as we are sitting in the Elliott Mensa, surrounded by various people in their conforming outfits. One wears a fancier shirt, tucked into a pair … Continue reading Behind the Façade: Interviews on fashion in our everyday lives
By Gloria Borroni One of my favorite literary movement of all time, especially when I was in my rebellious teenage years, was the Beat Generation. The exponents of this thinking current were the ones who rebelled against all cultural and … Continue reading Punk Donald Trump
By Gloria Borroni As I am getting closer to my graduation, I am trying to plan all the things I would like to do once I get my well-deserved and precious time for rest before starting a master. On the … Continue reading Frida Kahlo – Beyond the Unibrow
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