Day: May 27, 2007

Rated R for smoking

On film, a guy walks into a bar, lights up a cigarette and kills the film rating. Smoking will now become a contributing factor in a film’s rating. At first, only underage smoking was considered, but now the Motion Picture Association of America has said that violence, sex and smoking of any kind will be factors in determining a film’s rating.

Giving hope, opportunity

The Workforce Preparation center at Riverside City College helps students with disadvantaged backgrounds achieve success in college and future careers. Each of the six legs of Workforce Preparation aim to help different types of students – from a general student, to foster children to those on public assistance.

This festival is ‘Saturated’

This year was the sixth installment of Saturation Fest. Oddly enough, many locals in the Riverside or other surrounding areas have no idea was Saturation Fest is. Saturation Fest is organized by local Riverside resident Alaska Whelan and her crew of friends and volunteers. The event takes place in Downtown Riverside every year, and this year Saturation Fest was home to live music, art shows, dancing, poetry, burlesque, DJs, film, zines, art vendors, workshops, bike crews, and everything of the like.

Review of Static-X’s ‘Cannibal’

2005 was a largely tragic year for the world of metal. Forgettable releases from once great bands, including Mudvayne (“Lost and Found”) and Rammstein (“Rosenrot”), plagued those 12 months, dropping morale of the community as that dreadful question seemed to pose itself more and more prominently; “Is metal on its last legs?” A potential “yes” answer was further cemented with Static-X’s “Start A War,” a mediocre disc (at best) showcasing some wildly uninspired lyrics on frontman Wayne Static’s part, shouted over some decent riffs that made fans long for the days of “Wisconsin Death Trip,” the band’s 1999 debut.