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Rivera’s “Marisol” Remains Frighteningly Relevant Today 

Todd Theatre’s newest production, “Marisol” — which was as disturbing as it was disorienting — is not for the faint of heart. But while some moments were difficult to watch, the surrealist show was a worthwhile, deeply moving, and all-encompassing theatrical experience.

Ambulance: Is Michael Bay having fun again?

I would really despise this film if it tried to be deeper than it really is. But Bay made an engaging film that doesn’t let go of you until the final piece of tension breaks.

Last Night in Soho: Edgar Wright is the master of comedy

In its role as a dramatic first in Edgar Wright’s career, this film disappointed. It stands as a better example of a genre it doesn’t want to be — comedy — than of a thriller.

Royals Dance Team Mosaic spring show

Overall, I enjoyed the show with all the outfit changes, fun songs, and well-choreographed dancing.

Improving — in more ways than one — with iZone’s Pitch Imperfect

Pitch Imperfect, as a concept, is one of the smartest things I’ve ever seen devised for the UR student body by a University-run organization.

Getting lei’d in Hirst Lounge

What are you supposed to do with a lei after you receive one? Yuen explained that leis are not meant to be thrown away; they should instead be left outside to return to nature. She also mentioned that in Hawaii, the first day of May is a celebration called Lei Day, which the club hopes to do an event for in the future. 

The house concert: an undying part of music culture

As recorded music became more widespread, we slowly entered the age of large arena concerts, and house concerts fell out of favor. Recently, however, the house concert scene has been seeing a resurgence, primarily in the United States.

“The Matrix Resurrections:” How deep does the mundaneness go?

It seems like director Lana Wachowski really tried to  throw every idea against the wall to see what sticks. However, when some ideas fell off the wall, she forced them to stick anyway.

Is Pop Punk Cool Again?

Pop punk’s revival has been ushered in by both mainstream artists and alternative rock groups, both of whom have a mix of old and new artists in the genre pushing pop punk back into popularity.

OBOC steps ‘Into the Spotlight’

At what is likely to be my last OBOC show, I appreciated the effort that went into staging such a production. I adored that the club threw themselves fully into the world of each song, leaning away from the UR-specific jokes and settings of the past.