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Rite of passage

Cold War Kids singer/guitarist Nathan Willett feels his group has occupied a rather rare and enviable niche in the music world so far during...

Labour of love

People live on the island of Manhattan their entire lives and never visit the Statue of Liberty. There are lifelong Arizonans who’ve never stood...

Just as I remember

This is not based on a true story; this is a true story.” So proclaims the title cards that open American Animals — a...

Suparental sympathies

Over the years, The Incredibles has, somewhat cloyingly, become the thinking person’s answer to “best superhero movie.” Writer/director Brad Bird’s original, stylishly sly Fantastic...

CU NOW presents selections from new opera by Jake Heggie and...

ake Heggie, composer of the opera Dead Man Walking, and Gene Scheer, who wrote librettos for Heggie’s Moby Dick and It’s a Wonderful Life,...

The Constellation Collective: An organization of minor stars

When Kyle Donovan ran sound for a group of soulful songwriters at The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse in the summer of 2016, he knew he...

The eternal charm of the go-getter: Part one

Known as “the third genius,” Harold Lloyd did not have the same background in vaudeville as Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton; yet, he ended...

How magic happens

The sun is shining the day I talk to Stevie Jackson, lead guitarist for the Scottish indie-pop band Belle and Sebastian. “It rains a...

Hell is your family

Toni Collette spends nearly the entirety of Hereditary playing an unopposed game of Twister using only her facial features. The film is understandably being...

The Hawk Upon the Garden

The robins flutter-bathed cautiously around me. I on the lounge, I laid with my book. The wrens fluster-sung to my proximity. The chicks demand-chirped from their nook inside...

Twenty feet from stardom, a million miles from sanity

Like most love stories, this one begins at the movies. London, 1971: A young actor goes to see the latest release, A Clockwork Orange,...

baker’s daughter

before the sun is fully crested over the barns, I pull the yellowy creams from the chest and let them soften into mornings first familiar yawn. Peeling...
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