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Mastermind Filmmaker’s Relics Visit  Riverside If you asked the average movie fan about Alfred Hitchcock, he or she’d most likely associate him with Psycho—especially due to that familiar film’s famous shower scene—o...


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Ready for Their Close-Up

LACMA’s Art + Film Lab turns Inland Empire stories into cinema Filmmaker Orson Welles once said, “a film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet,” and one viewing of his masterpiece…


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On Exhibit

Exploring “the detained life” through art Prisons are often tucked away in rural communities and we rarely come in contact with them unless we or our families are directly affected by or involved in the criminal justice sys...



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Antiquities Visit R-side

Good kharma comes to Riverside with sacred Buddhist Relics The latest attraction to draw visitors to Riverside is one of unique content and quality. An exhibit showcasing a collection of ancient and exceedingly sacred relics f...


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Peace in Painting

Local artist Raul Pizarro enthralls and enlightens Raul Pizarro was born looking at life with a different perspective than most. It is not that he grew up in an area of Pomona with relaxed police presence and high crime. It&hel...


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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Immortalizing Riverside’s Imprints of “The Golden Dream” The golden dream has always existed within the desirous minds of Americans. It’s stated on the Statue of Liberty herself, “Give me your tired, your poor, your h...



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Monster Entertainment

The patriotic and plus-sized way to celebrate the 4th When monster trucks roar out onto the track today at Fairplex in Pomona, for a celebration called Kaboom!, fans will be treated to an event as American as baseball and apple...


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Welcome to (July) Jamrock

America the Beautiful . . . in the IE Staying close to home for the Fourth of July? Don’t blame you. So here’s a carefully researched selection of Fourth of July fireworks shows and related events that will have you…


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Artist Unbound

The Pilgrim Soul of Dee Marcellus Cole William Butler Yeats wrote of the “pilgrim soul” in his poem “When You are Old,” a lament to a young woman who is loved by many for her beauty and charm but whom the…



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A Shining Testament

Palm Springs’ new sculptural addition brings bright light and attention to the art museum If a giant shiny rock crashes to earth in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum, does it make a difference to the art world? Without&hel...


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Seeing Double

The inspired art of film cult phenomena Vintage films are known to have an intrinsic cult following. Maybe it’s because they remind us of the matte simplicity that’s fading in our digital society, or it could be the growing...


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Skin Deep

The Fine Art of Tattoos The relationship between the tattoo and fine art world has always been a tumultuous one. The art of tattooing is one surrounded in stigma, history, controversy and, more recently, big business. In this d...



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The Straight Path

A local literary legend There’s a rich tradition of celebrated authors who have dedicated themselves to capturing the essence of California’s cities in writing. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco, for example, could go head...


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Razing the Bar?

Art galleries 1; booze joints 0 Over the last few years there’s been a philosophical tug o’war in the Pomona Arts Colony, with gallery owners who prefer upscale, art-buying clientele pitted against commercial interests who ...


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Ghost of Coachella Future

Time to get 10 months ahead of the game, cult of Coachella Although it’s nearly a year away and you’re still stuck nursing the sunburn you got dancing in the grass to the Wu-Tang Clan during Coachella just last month…



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Frieze-ing Up

A-Z Aggregated Stack #12, by Andrea Zittel. Photo Courtesy of Regen Projects The work of Andrea Zittel and her artistic experiments with living visit NYC The artwork of Inland Empire artist Andrea Zittel made its way to New Yo...


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Homebound is Where the Heart Is

Before you Leave the IE–Stick Around: Five Staycation Ideas A staycation can be a death sentence of Internet and TV for anyone without imagination, even more so in the sweltering Inland Empire. But, truth be told, there...


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Long Live the King

Elvis Lives pays the ultimate bright-and-shining tribute It’s been almost four decades since the tragic passing of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. However, this man was unlike many other seminal musical superstars w...



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What Can Brown Do For You?

Comedian Paul Rodriguez reminds us that Mexicans–even in these changing times–are still in the mix Making jokes about a commanding officer in the military is an easy way to get your ass shipped off to someplace free...


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The Fine Line

Pushing gender equality to the edge Feminist activism had its main attention-grabbing hay day back in the 1960s and ‘70s. Nowadays, those feminists have grown up, and think younger generations of women today have gone backwar...


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IE Weekly’s Official Aziz Ansari Timeline

Can’t get enough of Aziz’s gut-busting brand of humor? See where it’s all coming from in this wrap-up of the comedian’s highlights:   2005 Rolling Stone includes Aziz Ansari in its annual Hot List, with Ansari bei...



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Strength in Numbers

MFAs show off their skills and come together at dA The challenges of putting together a cohesive group exhibition—especially one featuring MFA students from three different programs—are expected to be seen when viewing the ...


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Looking a Little Closer

Exploring the IE through an amorous lens Discarded car lots, abandoned gas stations, the sprawling expanse of tract homes, and dried-up river beds…Welcome to the Inland Empire, an oasis for those willing to look just a li...


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Relational Aesthetics and Desert Kinetics

Coachella is keeping up with the art world For years, everyone in contemporary creative culture has been debating whether “art is dead.”  That question may never be answered properly, but in response to the clear concern, ...



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The Man and The Myth

The Legend of Rauschenberg Graces Palm Springs If you know anything about art, you know the name Robert Rauschenberg. Whether you know his “combines,” his famous footage in the iconic film Painters Painting perched atop a l...


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In the Womb of a California Treasure

RAM Displays Astounding Feminine History Inspired by an astounding collection of works by female artists, and motivated to supply the community with an in-depth female-based perspective of the Riverside Art Museum’s permanent...


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Celestial Gesture

 Trevor Paglen’s “The Last Pictures” Project New-York-based artist and writer Trevor Paglen creates compelling conceptual work entrenched in the scientific and the political. It doesn’t answer questions—it ex...



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Long Night’s Journey into Day

Several works in RCC’s “Take Me to the River” guide you there Rock and Soul Bishop Al Green made the phrase famous when, in 1974, he penned his legendary sexual/religious anthem to being in love with an underage girl (a&h...