Woody Allen departs from his usual style in ‘Match Point’

~.~.~.~. Match Point Dreamworks Pictures/BBC Films, 2005 Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer Directed by Woody Allen Rated R, 124 min. Drama/romance "Match Point" is the least Allenesque Woody...

Under 21 crowd suffers from lack of ability to attend local...

How a lack of all ages shows is effecting the music scene in Anchorage

Anchorage food quest part 1: The best burger

Food. It is necessary for survival, a representation of culture and often a focal point in gatherings of friends and family. It is a central part of life. And The Northern Light wants to know where the best college-friendly food in town is. In this six part series, TNL will explore some of the best food from locally-owned restaurants that we can find, and rate it based on price, quality and distance from campus. Part 1: Best Burger

Q&A with TJ Miller

The star from HBO’s series Silicon Valley is TJ Miller, this year's Campus Kickoff Comedian. TNL interviewed Miller about his past visits to Alaska...

‘Thor’ moves superhero scene into realm of magic

In yet another rebooted story line, Hollywood has continued the buildup to “The Avengers” (May 2012) by introducing Thor, the God of Thunder, to the box office this summer. “Thor” stars a well-chiseled Chris Hemsworth, who you might not recognize except for his brief appearance as James Kirk’s father in the most recent installment of Star Trek.

From earrings to flowers, local bead crafter does it all

From earrings to rings and bracelets to necklaces, Reed Creek has it all. Business owner Allison Reed may be a local gymnastics coach at...

Rasta-punk band Skindred gets in the groove with latest album

No other group can command attention the way Skindred can. The Prince of Wales quartet is fronted by Benji Webb, a dreadlock-sporting Jamaican with...

‘New Dances 2013’ showcases student talents

From the things that bring us together and pull us apart, to the damaging generalizations that can imprison us, the UAA department of theater and dance has something to say about the human experi­ence.

UAA Spring fashion show blooms with success

High fashion has been working its way into Anchorage, and has now even found its way to UAA. On the night of Friday, March 27, UAA sold out its first fashion show ever, showing off clothes from Anchorage boutique Lulu E. Bebe. The show packed the cafeteria area of the Student Union.

‘Brave’ attempt at a new Disney princess movie

Disney takes a different direction in princess stories with the recent release of “Brave.” Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt....

Album Review: ‘Soft Airplane’

When you've made it on national TV, you've made it as a musician, right? Well Chad VanGallen was on The Late Show with David Letterman back in 2002. Of course, he was on the Stupid Human Tricks feature and his friend climbed all over him without touching the ground.

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....

‘Evoland’: A nostalgic, yet unnecessary game

Throughout the many years of gaming history, the RPG genre has gone through many phases. From “Zelda” to “Final Fantasy,” gamers have a lot of great memo­ries and “Evoland” will likely evoke similar ones.

Anchorage folk festival hosts Contra Dance party

Anchorage Folk Festival sponsored a Contra Dance Jan. 27 lesson in the bottom floor of the Student Union as one of many activities in...

A gaming center for everyone

Warehouse 49, a gaming center in Anchorage, provides those who are looking for a location to game with friends a convenient place to gather...

‘Norbit’ exploits tired fat stereotypes in failed film

With a pending Oscar nomination for a serious role in "Dreamgirls," Eddie Murphy proves in "Norbit" that he can still make a bomb. Mild-mannered Norbit (Eddie Murphy, "The Haunted Mansion," "Daddy Day Care") is compelled into a relationship with Rasputia (also Eddie Murphy).

Darkness reigns in ‘Burke and Hare’

Getting by is hard. This adage is so true in the British dark comedy “Burke and Hare” that it drives the titular characters to...

Alaska hip-hop flourishes in summer spotlight

Despite being Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage is not well known for its hip-hop scene. Some disc jockeys have risen to local club prominence and...

A&E Briefs

Local novelist discusses writing science fiction and other works Alaska author David Marusek gave a signing and discussion of his first novel, "Counting Heads," in the UAA Campus Bookstore on Oct. 26. Marusek has been named one of the best sci-fi authors to date.

The 4th annual Anchorage 48 Hour Film Challenge pits filmmakers against...

The Anchorage 48 Hour Film Challenge is a chance for amateur filmmakers to test their skills under unique constraints. Participating teams have two days to write, shoot and edit a short film to be shown at Bear Tooth Theater Pub Oct. 10.

‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ re-imagines while paying homage

The joy of seeing the land of Oz on the silver screen is absolutely incredible. Most people who see this new prequel are too young to have seen “Wizard of Oz” in theaters back in 1939, but that doesn’t diminish the wonder of it.

Where to get some grub around UAA

Food in Gorsuch Commons Creekside Eatery The Creekside Eatery, mainly used by students living on campus, offers all-you-can-eat buffet-style meals. Meals can be purchased with meal...

PSP players have something to look forward to in “Phantasy Star”

Playstation Portable gamers can now rejoice that another slice of the addictive online loot-gathering title has arrived. The newest installment in the long running series...

A one-stop shop for the holidays while supporting local artists

Looking for the perfect gift for everybody on your list this holiday season? The UAA Clay Body Club, the university’s student-run ceramics club, has...

Naked comes the ‘Stranger by the Lake’

The French drama thriller is bursting at the seams with sex, simulated and unsimulated.

“Teenage Dream” album exceeds fan expectations

Katy Perry’s second album, “Teenage Dream,” skirts a line between Alanis Morissette and the bubblegum pop that she is known for. Cases in this...

What would you do for a Klondike bar?

What would you do for a Klondike bar? It sounds ridiculous, but let’s think about it for a second; if you really wanted something, what...

Indie songwriter Gaby Moreno to serenade UAA

Retaining artistic control in the music industry is often difficult when the artist’s goal is to be successful. Agents and record labels poke, prod...

‘Divekick’ is more than just a joke

This gaming generation saw the fighting game genre explode. Games like “Street Fighter IV” and “King of Fighters XIII” became major hits, thanks to a growing competitive scene.

Actors shouldn’t make music

I'd like to ask everyone for his or her help. I want you all to go home tonight and ask whatever god it is...