It has been nine seasons since an amazingly pervasive (and fictional) documentary crew opened the doors of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc. to the world. It has been nine seasons since we fell in love with Michael Scott and his self-bought World’s Best Boss mug, Jim Halpert’s pranks, Dwight Schrute’s endeavors as a saboteur, Pam […]
Our lovely UC Irvine campus is sprawled over roughly 1,500 acres of land, an expanse that is populated with over 200 buildings. Hidden among the landmarks we all know and love — the rolling hills of Aldrich Park, the slick architecture of the Student Center, the retro-looking Aldrich Hall — are intriguing little places of […]
In his fifth studio release, entitled “R.E.D” (an acronym for “Realizing Every Dream”), Ne-Yo reminds us exactly why he’s one of America’s favorite gentlemen, serving up a smooth dose of his usual R&B fare with a few twists and a decidedly maturing sound. The album opens with “Cracks in Mr. Perfect,” which features disarmingly honest […]
The waning weeks of October grace UC Irvine’s campus with all things autumn and lovely: the emergence of cozy sweaters, the glorious return of boots, pumpkin spice lattes, excited exchanges of Halloween plans, glimmers of the approaching cold weather and even the occasional crisp autumn leaf; but there is a dark side to this time […]
“The Script” makes a poor artistic choice in departing from their previous work.
Look around the room, and you’re bound to catch a glimpse of a tattoo or two peeking from sleeve cuffs, creeping up necks or clinging to anklebones. Look around the beach (or yoga class, or volleyball practice, or wherever people have a stronger tendency to skimp on clothes) and you are practically guaranteed to see […]
As I made my way to the upper lawn of the ever-lovely Aldrich Park, the quickly descending evening dark made the growing glow in the distance seem even brighter. As the muted but chest-rumbling bass grew louder in the distance and flashes of colorful stage lights shot over the crest of the hill, I was […]
As we start the school year afresh, we all have plans to make this year better than the ones that came before it. As is the case with the “new school year resolution”’s more official cousin, the New Year’s resolution, these plans tend to fade into the background when reality kicks in, but it can’t […]
CHARMING: Keane’s latest album falters a bit, but saves itself towards the end.
HONEST: Rufus Wainwright’s latest album is replete with beautiful, heartrendingly honest music.