Upgrading struggle meals with the Cooking Well series
If you don’t know what a struggle meal is, we envy your food security. For the rest of us, perfecting the art of upgrading inexpensive foods so that they’re tastier is a skill many low-on-funds people know too well. My struggle meal? Instant ramen with as many flavor-enhancing (but cheap)...
Ghost Light, Marvel’s new cosmic hero, is Black
The once human character is now a superhero, envisioned by UCR professor John Jennings.
Black stories, culture, and Hollywood
In this Q&A UCR experts discuss culture, history, and the importance of Black films.
Kid Kongo Powers: Post-punk, culture, and identity
Richard T. Rodríguez, UC Riverside professor of English and media and cultural studies, will host a joint reading and conversation with Kid Congo Powers, an author and musician widely known for being part of bands such as The Gun Club, The Cramps, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, as...
Writers Week honors authors Percival Everett and Mike Davis
The 46th annual UC Riverside event is scheduled for Feb. 13-17. Writers Week is free and open to the public.
Winter break activities for on the go … or on the couch
Whether you plan to stay indoors or enjoy the outdoors, check out this list of ideas from UCR staff.
Everyone is invited to UCR Homecoming 2022
UC Riverside is celebrating Homecoming 2022 with two days of in-person, on-campus events and there is something to fit everyone’s type of fun. Although some of the Nov. 18 & 19 events are exclusively for alumni and their guests, most are open to the rest of the Highlander community and...
Remembering Mike Davis, an agent for social change
The author and distinguished professor emeritus with UCR’s Department of Creative Writing died on October 25
UCR ARTS: Christina Fernandez’s photo exhibition captures life
This is Fernandez’s first major solo museum show. The images reflect on various social issues and explores her Mexican American identity.
Latinos, British post-punk music, and growing up in Southern California
New book by UC Riverside’s Richard Rodríguez offers personal stories as he explores musical connections between Latino fans and British bands.
Family secret inspires new novel by UC Riverside’s Kate Anger
A story about coming-of-age, betrayal, and revenge, ‘The Shinnery’ is inspired by the author’s family history and a trial that shook 1890s Texas.
UCR professor is historical consultant to Jason Momoa’s new film ‘The Last Manhunt’
Saban Films just secured worldwide distribution rights to the movie shot in Banning and Joshua Tree.
Creating dance opportunities and careers for Inland Empire youth
Inaugural “Celebrating our Constellation: UCR + RCC + AB Miller” event brought together UCR, Riverside City College, and AB Miller High School students.
NEH grant helps research Pueblo, Colorado’s music history
Xóchitl C. Chávez, assistant professor of music at UCR, is a co-principal investigator.
‘Forbidden City’ shines light on Mao Zedong’s dancing girls
Vanessa Hua’s latest novel "Forbidden City" explores the little-known history and influence of the teenage revolutionaries in Chairman Mao’s inner circle
‘The Anxiety of Laughing’ will be screened at Dances With Films festival in June
The film was directed by UCR Professor Robin Uriel Russin and written by UCR alum Andrew Justvig.
Amir Zaki publishes 23 years of photography in new monograph, ‘Building+Becoming’
The book weaves stories that capture both nature and architecture. It goes on sale on April 26
UCR faculty, staff, and alumni will be at the LA Times Festival of Books
This year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books includes a UC Riverside star-studded lineup. Nineteen UCR faculty, staff, and alumni will be participating in this annual literary event that takes place at the University of Southern California. More than 550 authors, poets, artists, chefs, celebrities, and musicians will gather on...
New book by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, ‘Look at This Blue,’ is a tough love letter to California
Poetry collection captures the author's own life, as well as many of the golden state’s overlooked truths: genocide, environmental degradation, and climate change.
Boyle Heights: Cemented in history
Capturing the essence of a place requires more than time. It requires confianza. Trust. That’s why for more than a year a team co-led by a UC Riverside cultural and urban historian interviewed, researched, and documented the lives of Boyle Heights residents — all in the midst of the COVID-19...