News Articles with Topic: Arts / Culture

Kimberly Guerrero co-starring in CBS drama pilot

The show is described as “Northern Exposure” meets “The West Wing.”

Join UCR faculty and alumni at the LA Times Festival of Books

Attend panel discussions and book signings featuring UCR writers at the USC campus April 13-14.
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Being ‘Other’ in America

When Nora Guerraoui receives word her father has been killed in an apparent hit-and-run, she is forced to return to the small California desert town she left behind and contend with the many memories she’s tried to forget. So sets the stage of “ The Other Americans ,” the latest...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Small slice of the American pie, big impact

An oral history project archives the experiences and contributions of more than 50 notable Korean Americans and counting
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

Veterans history project receives VA funding through 2020

Federal funding will enable thousands more Inland Empire K-12 students to join in documenting the histories of those interred at Riverside National Cemetery
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

Leaving it all to chance

Douglas McCulloh is not a man ruled by fate, but rather, chance. In fact, McCulloh, who joined UCR ARTS as the new senior curator for the California Museum of Photography , or CMP, in July has made chance his primary modus operandi. He traces his preoccupation with chance back to...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Confronting loss and loneliness in “If You Have to Go”

Loneliness, while inherently isolating, is also a universal experience. This dichotomy lies at the heart of poet Katie Ford’s newest collection, “ If You Have to Go .” Dominated by a crown of 39 sonnets — each linked by the repetition of the last line of a poem as the...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UC Riverside to host 42nd-annual Writers Week

Writers Week , California’s longest-running free literary event, will return to the University of California, Riverside, for its 42nd installment Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 11-16, 2019, featuring 22 writers across the two-week span. The conference will open with a reading and Q&A with renowned novelist Margaret Atwood. Atwood, whose prolific...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR celebrates 25 years of dance and scholarship

A Feb. 9 event commemorates the Department of Dance’s critical dance studies program. The day-long celebration will feature performances, talks, and roundtable discussions.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

$1 million grant advances study of California’s missions

Funding will connect UC scholars across campuses to launch an entirely new field: Critical Mission Studies
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

Villa-Lobos: An evening of cello and piano in Riverside

The festival was born from a partnership between Paulo C. Chagas, professor with the University of California, Riverside’ Department of Music, and internationally renowned cellist Lars Hoefs.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Top 5 films and video games for winter break

Use them as gift ideas — or just to treat yourself.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

UCR Palm Desert’s MFA celebrates 10th anniversary

What has made this low residency, self-sustaining program successful, can be attributed to three factors: it embraces fiction genre writing, it teaches students the business aspect of writing, and is driven by student success, boasting a publication/production rate of more than 75 percent within two years of graduating.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Hip-hop diaspora: Life, culture and academia

When Imani Kai Johnson was in graduate school, she began thinking about what hip-hop is – and where it’s going. Several years later, Johnson created her own space to showcase and discuss the future of hip-hop studies. On Dec. 7-9, the University of California, Riverside’s Department of Dance will host...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Deconstructing the indestructible ‘Luke Cage’

“How do you show that he’s bulletproof?” asks artist and University of California, Riverside professor John Jennings, while discussing Marvel superhero Luke Cage. “You have to shoot him. You have to have a black man during the Black Lives Matter movement shot every episode to prove that he’s bulletproof. And...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR poet wins 2018 American Book Award

There was a time when Rachelle Cruz, M.F.A. ’12, had all but given up on getting her poetry collection published. A 10-year labor of love, she recalled sending out “ God’s Will for Monsters ” 20-25 times before taking a two-year break from her attempts. As a last-ditch effort, Cruz...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Rolling out the ‘Red Carpet’

"Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C" (Nikolay Maslov) Walk into the Culver Center of the Arts, and you’ll immediately find yourself immersed in the new, large-scale exhibition by Yunhee Min and Peter Tolkin. Three gigantic, undulating swathes of red fabric extend toward the entryway, inviting viewers to...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Rare camera collection goes to Calif. Museum of Photography

The California Museum of Photography has received a robust donation of American field view cameras, filling a significant gap in the museum’s collection. Donor Larry Pierce, a mineralogist and majority owner of Phoenix-based Fiberquant Analytical Services, gifted his collection of more than 500 cameras, as well as hundreds of related...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Nalo Hopkinson enters Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman Universe’

Author will pen “House of Whispers,” a new comic series rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR Arts Exhibition blurs boundaries of art and architecture

“Red Carpet in C” will open at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts on Aug. 18
By Madeline Adamo | | Arts / Culture