‘The Look of Silence’ goes where ‘The Act of Killing’ couldn’t

The critically acclaimed precursor to “The Look of Silence,” “The Act of Killing,” was criticized for its ethical problems. In making its subjects, those...

What’s the hullabaloo at the Hugh McPeck art gallery?

"Transatlantic Hullabaloo" currently showing at the Hugh McPeck art gallery is a shotgun blast of creativity.

Hazia’s new album is more than gloom and doom

It's easy to forget that the synth-heavy indie rock album "Watch it Burn" is a local release.

‘Hounds of Love’ should have had a tighter leash

For all its earnest intensity, “Hounds of Love” has remarkably boring stretches. I was puzzled by those moments because everything on-screen was important and...

There’s not a dull moment in ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” is one of those movies where everything about it just works. It's a remarkable thing, given how disparate so many...

‘The Night Circus:’ Welcome, one and all, to the circus of...

There is an aura of elegant mystery surrounding “The Night Circus,” and it’s not just because of the black-and-white colored tents. Though the monochrome...

Despite a valiant effort, ‘Extraordinary Tales’ falls flat

It’s hard to add to an artistic legacy like Edgar Allen Poe’s. The first adaptation of his work was released over 100 years ago,...

From the states to Alaska’s stage

What it takes to bring up a musician to perform live in Alaska

‘The Last King’ makes quiet moments feel like a race

There's a moment in “The Last King,” a Norwegian historical action flick, where farmers turned royal bodyguards Skjervald (Jakob Oftebro, “Masteren”) and Torstein (Kristofer...

Localize It: This False Ghost releases their debut EP

Titled "Love Dies//Rewind," This False Ghost brings new music to the table

‘Working: The Musical’ provides a relatable narrative for UAA audience

What to expect when attending the UAA theatre department's latest production

There’s a terrifying secret hiding ‘Under the Shadow’

There’s something to be said for the horror genre repeating itself. Like other genre fiction, horror has some very specific tropes and archetypes it...

KRUA celebrates 25 years of being on the air

UAA's student-run radio station to host a free concert in lieu of their 25th birthday.

UAA students Jade Ariah and Danielle Morgan host opening of HER...

The gallery in UAA's Student Union has held dozens of art shows since its opening, each unique and crafted by students on campus. Starting...

The Modern Savage host album release party to celebrate ‘Unwilling Participants’

Anchorage's fab five release their second full length album

God save us from ‘Rise of the Legend’

The martial arts genre is built on Wong Fei-hung's life. Born in 1847, the Chinese folk hero ran a martial arts school and medical...

Stellan Skarsgard saves ‘In Order of Disappearance’

It's hard to make violence in movies meaningful. So hard, in fact, that most movies, especially big budget releases, can't get their head around...

‘Baskin’ breaks through finals week blues

Finals week crushes even the strongest students. It's a stressful, grating time where it's not unheard of to break down every once and a...

Throw your caps in the air

Let this playlist be your hype man before graduation

Localize It: Break it till you make it

Local break dancer Ives proves that making a career out of dancing is possible

The uninspired ‘Serra Pelada’ retreads old territory

The post “Breaking Bad” glut of anti-hero centric crime flicks only had so much to work with. A man, seeking fortune or some means...

Childish Gambino creates a music genre of his own with ‘Awaken,...

The highly anticipated delivery of Childish Gambino's newest album has finally arrived - and been just as game-changing as we expected it to be....

Plotlessness kills the mood of ‘When Evening Falls on Bucharest or...

Movies with a one-track mind can be frustrating. The needlessly titled “When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism” has just such a mind. Watching...

One of Anchorage’s hottest vinyl stores, Obsession Records, is expanding

With the recent comeback of record players, everyone seems to be dusting off their old turntable and playing their old favorite album, just as...

Localize It: Hip-hop lands in Anchorage with the help of OMEGA

OMEGA puts hip-hop on the map of local music in Anchorage

Simon Menner travels to Alaska to feature photographs in the Anchorage...

Simon Menner photographs hidden snipers to relay a message

The people are the point of ‘The Propaganda Game’

So many documentaries about North Korea focus on Kim Jong-un's regime. Interviews with the citizens emphasize the horror they live under, but not who...

Beneath the artistry, ‘When Animals Dream’ is nothing new

It's tiring sitting through the same horror movie time and again. There are a few diamonds in the rhinestones, but “When Animals Dream” is...

The Modern Savage celebrates their five year anniversary

Williwaw hosts local indie rock bands final show before third album release

New Macklemore music video taps into the raw, heartbreaking reality of...

It is not out of the ordinary for the well-known Seattle-based rapper Macklemore to shed a light on some heavier topics in his music....