Category: Arts and Entertainment

‘SNL’ star showcases his reality in new show

Sigifredo Macias It’s understandable and intriguing to see a “Saturday Night Live” cast member create something that isn’t a part of “SNL.” “That D— Micheal Che” is a new sketch comedy show on HBO Max created by and starring Micheal Che himself. It’s a good sketch show that brings up many of the issues society

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St. Vincent gets personal about family struggles in new album

By Stephanie Arenas St. Vincent, also known as Annie Clark, brought in a fresh new ’70s rock ‘n’ roll sound with her new album “Daddy’s Home,” released May 14. Inspired by the likes of David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Kate Bush, Clark decided to shine a new light on a heavy topic: her relationship with

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‘Resident Evil 8: Village’ brings the action

By Tyrese Blue Resident Evil has become one of the most talked about and trending games of the year by far, due to its new approach to the franchise. Many fans were not pleased with the 2012 release of “Resident Evil 6” and some even claimed “the series lost its way.” Due to its failure,

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The Rat Hole takes you down a rabbit hole of vintage records

By Jacob Quezada Steve Jobs made history with the reveal of the iPod in 2001, and while the music industry sailed into the future, it was somehow also cast into oblivion. The days of the Walkman would be long gone, nevermind the cassette player, and you could totally forget about the vinyl record player. But

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Popculture Grab Bag: Combat but not ‘Kombat’

Director Simon McQuoid tests his might in Hollywood’s ongoing (losing) struggle to successfully translate video games to cinema. Does he succeed with his adaptation of this iconic fighting franchise? Tim Nacey is joined by fellow Viewpoints reporters Jonathan Ramirez and Tyrese Blue as well as multimedia editor Daniel Hernandez to find out! Before that, Tim

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‘Greta Van Fleet’ album is a breath of fresh air

By Stephanie Arenas Greta Van Fleet shot down my high expectations after the release of their 2019 album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army.” Due to the generic lyrics and repetitive sound, I was expecting a fairly disappointing album this time around. However, the opposite happened and I was left pleasantly surprised by the band’s newest

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‘Mortal Kombat’ satisfies your thirst for blood

By Tim Nacey This movie contains the most blood that I’ve ever seen outside of the horror genre. If that got your attention in a positive way, “Mortal Kombat” was made for you. Video game movies haven’t been in a great place historically. In fact, they’re a bit of a laughing stock. The Hollywood machine

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Starry nights under groovy lights

By Jacob Quezada Adapting to COVID-19 restrictions proved difficult for downtown Riverside’s art scene, but recovery for these small, local businesses is on the horizon. Chelsea Franzer and Chris Perez, art enthusiasts and owners of The Paint Sesh, see this hope rising as pandemic restrictions are lifted. Known for their inclusiveness and judge-free attitude, the

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NFTs bring digital artists safer source of income

TO BID ON THIS NON-FUNGIBLE TOKEN, CLICK ON THE BUTTON: By Timothy Lewis  The art world at large is in a stirred presence after the sale of a Non-Fungible Token made by digital artist “Beeple.” for a whopping $69 million March 11. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are currently taking the creative and crypto world by storm. Similar

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