Entertainment

Noir, now more than ever

Noir: when they first started making them, they didn’t even have a name for them. Born from a literary movement popularized by Dashiell Hammett, James...

Taking a scenic sociopath

Oftentimes, films determined to be quirky and fun actually come off as little more than overconfident jackassery, a condition now known as Baby Driver-itis....

Upon Realizing I am a Circus Bear

wow i am a circus bear i am big and formed in the wilderness of my own cognitive dissonance i was once wading in the torrent of...

The greatest of all time

Hyperbole is great for journalism, terrible for art. Granted, the above headline might draw attention, clicks and (hopefully) puts asses in the seats, but...

Neal Morse doesn’t apologize for easy listening

"I need to come out of the clouds every now and then,” Neal Morse says, apologizing for being immersed in writing, and calling into our...

A collective cacophony

The story of Meow Wolf starts in a coffee shop with a boy crushing on a girl... sort of. Really, the story of the...

The world’s bigger than you think

There comes a moment, nearly three-quarters through the abysmally dull and bizarre Deadhead Miles — starring Alan Arkin as a long-haul truck driver —...

CU Eklund Opera comes to the Macky stage

Stephen Sondheim’s demon barber of Fleet Street is a hard character to like. He is, after all, a serial killer with a dark heart,...

The reality of experience

“Say it, no ideas but in things” —William Carlos Williams, Paterson As the legend goes, when poet William Carlos Williams sat down to pen what would...

Shimmer shimmer ya

The Bible describes angels as so mind-meltingly unfathomable to humans, the first thing they always say is “You gotta chill out, I’m cool. I...

Big shoes to fill

Theater lovers anywhere outside of New York City must cultivate one similar trait: patience. When a new show opens on Broadway, unless you buy...

Friends first, bandmates second

Watching Darlingside perform is reminiscent of seeing four college buddies — intellectual and talented as they are — hanging out, cracking jokes and making...
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