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Improv Revolution’s “Unionize the Workers Show” Sets High Hopes for the Quarter

Friday nights in California are unpredictable in the best of ways.

“Aldrich Park After Dark” Starts Strong, Missteps by Closing Act

Despite a lopsided programming schedule, Aldrich Park After Dark (APAD) 2018 on September 25 was more enjoyable than a free Week Zero concert has any right to be.

Built to Spill Surpasses the Golden Rule of Concerts

The golden rule for concerts is that a performer is worth seeing if they sound better live than they do professionally recorded and mastered.

Fanfiction Shouldn’t Be Forced on Creators

When asked during an interview with Queerty, an LGBT news organization, if the characters Bert and Ernie were a gay couple, former Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman responded that “they were.”

Summerlands Displays ASUCI’s Capabilities

Summerlands 2018 was surprisingly enjoyable and well-rounded, finally delivering concrete evidence that ASUCI is trying to coordinate better concerts. Despite an uninspired social media campaign leading up to the event, the effort put into the night itself was on full display, providing a satisfying distraction from the hell of midterm season.

Arctic Monkeys Get a Bit Too Tranquil

Arctic Monkeys have returned after a grueling five-year hiatus that left new and old fans alike waiting to see how they would shake up...

Zendaya Wins Met Gala, Sets Standard for Years to Come

Unless you’ve been in a study room for the past week, you’ve experienced the surge of social media posts about the 2018 Met Gala, the Super Bowl for fashion fans wherein celebrities have designer clothes made for them to celebrate the industry and evoke a specific theme that changes every year.

Mixed Signals in J. Cole’s “KOD”

Cole’s latest album serves as a lopsided, if not weak, anti-drug PSA, with its strongest moments coming from its personal tangents and commentary...

UCSB Deserves the Raccoon its Students Request

Of all the things to love about UCI, I think our mascot comes in above anything else we have to offer. The anteater is...

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