Weezer’s “Hurley” delivers better than it sounds

Despite the CD cover art, “Hurley” does not contain anything to do with the television series “LOST.” The only song that could be considered...

Discover the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow with ‘Spamalot’

Fans of the 1975 movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” have a chance to spam it up at UAA. The department of Theater and Dance is putting on the musical “Spamalot” from Nov. 16 through Dec. 9 at the Fine Arts Building Main Stage Theatre.

Yet another music genre emerges

Do you ever think that there are too many music genres to remember? It used to be simpler. In the '90s, music tended to...

Dancers open the floor for next generation

During these dance battles, all the participants sign up for a specific battle and showcase their moves in front of their opponent(s). While they give it their all, three judges intently watch how they groove to the music and connect with their opponent.

‘Virtua Tennis 3’

Diehard Sega Dreamcast fans - oh, they're out there - swear by the original "Virtua Tennis," released in the U.S. in 2000. Real Dreamcast fanatics also swear by "Virtua Tennis 2," not only because of numerous improvements over the original, but because it was one of the last games made for the system before Sega's console division was dissolved.

‘Battlefront’ leaves ‘Star Wars’ fans longing for more

'Star Wars Battlefront' is a gorgeous, half-baked mess

The perfect date for a date: Valentine’s weekend calendar

Valentine’s day is Thursday, Feb. 14. If you’re looking for date ideas for you and your new bae, longtime sweetheart or maybe just some...

Murals of opioid addictions, recoveries and hope

The murals are on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building until March 8, when they will be featured at Anchor Park Methodist Church for a showing hosted by the Opioid Task Force at 4 p.m.

‘The Lone Ranger’: Can great acting make up for a mess...

The Lone Ranger is an American icon. The mask, the hat and the simple uttering of “Hi ho Silver, away!” are as American as our flag. So, does Gore Verbinski, director of the famous “Pirates of the Caribbean” saga, do the American legend justice? Well, kind of.

Quidditch, a hit downtown

Quidditch started out as a fictional sport in the Harry Potter universe, looking like a fusion of football, soccer and broomstick riding. But the fact that muggles (non-magical folk) can’t fly on brooms isn’t keeping real-life people from experiencing the joy of this unique sport.

“Beyond Earth:” Failure to launch

Boy, relapse can be painful sometimes. The games in Sid Meier's “Civilization” series are dangerous for college students to play. Once a game is started,...

December movie preview

Check out the synopsis for movies coming out in December including: Out of the Furnace, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, Hours, American Hustle, Walking with Dinosaurs, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Saving Mr. Banks, 47 Ronin, Justin Bieber’s Believe, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, August: Osage County, and Grudge Match.

‘Letters to the President’ neglects moderates

It seems everybody either loves or hates President George W. Bush. This division, apparent all over America, is the central theme to “Dear George:...

Bottled Cosmopolitan, a must-have for lazy days

There is nothing more chic, sophisticated and feminine than the Cosmo. This fruity cocktail is a true doozy, and well-made ones challenge even the manliest of men to call them tame.

Alaska Water Wars

A recent five-part radio series on Pebble Mine brings Alaska Native voices to the forefront.

Top 5 foreign films the fanatic watched this year

Do American movies seem stale to you? Are there moments when you want nothing more than to read subtitles? It’s a big, cinematic world out there filled to the brim with non-American films. With 2013’s “Nairobi Half Life,” and “Fanie Fourie’s Lobola,” Kenya and South Africa’s movie industries are on the rise. South Korea is still experiencing a renaissance. Thailand’s industry is growing along with China’s. Argentina and Colombia are coming into some serious economic growth thanks in part to films like 2012’s “Elefante Blanco” and “La Sirga.” But until those movies make it onto DVD, here are five foreign flicks to sate your appetite.

‘Skyfall’ falls short on expectations

It’s not hard to make a good Bond movie. “Skyfall” marks the 23rd in the franchise, so clearly the well-worn structure for not screwing things up is still good.

2008 Consumer Electronics Show

The Northern Light is pleased to provide special in-person coverage of the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. Daily highlights on the newest and best technologies will be posted through our tech blog, with in-depth stories to follow. Check each day for the latest updates; our regular news coverage returns Jan. 14.

‘Stick and Puck’ showcases professor’s colorful side

Artist inspired by tale of late-NHL enforcer

Your friendly neighborhood Sony-Man: Sony and Disney at an impasse over...

“He’s not defined by his power, he’s defined by power and responsibility… he’s defined by balancing his life between being a high school...

Old ordinance complicates local dance party

Paperwork is required for almost everything in this day and age, including party planning. “Touch,” an electronic music dance party hosted last February, was...

“Transformers:” Age of Profits

Film: Director: Starring: Release date: Rating: Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar June 28, 2014 1/5 stars I entered the theater with a hoodie and sunglasses on. I put...

Flash mobs: more than fleeting idea

It’s 6:52 p.m., and you’re trying to catch a train home to your family after a long day of hard work. The station is crowded, but you don’t notice anything beyond the normal rush hour traffic. The clock strikes 6:53 p.m., and suddenly the person standing in front of you begins dancing. The person next to them begins to dance as well, and soon you notice that hundreds of people, most of which are young adults, are wearing headphones and dancing to the music - whichever happened to pop up on their personal playlist.

‘Saw’ not scary, but charming

“Saw” had a lot of potential to be a really cool movie. A madman traps people in devious ways and forces them to do...

‘Inglourious Basterds’ is a bloody good romp

As the movie 'Inglourious Basterds' opens, the setting is established in the French countryside during the Nazi occupation. But the air is filled with the tinny music of a spaghetti western. This is the first warning audiences get that all their expectations should be thrown out the window.

Saving ‘Sesame Street’

Anyone paying attention to the presidential debate knows that Mitt Romney is out to defund PBS, despite admiring its work and programming. Twitter lit...

‘Jumper’ won’t leap into hearts of viewers

This is the era of the comic book. Film noir prostitutes and assassins, superheroes in spandex and capes, and regular people with superpowers abound on both the little and big screen these days. Yet a comic book-like plot doesn't mean instant popularity or success.

The zine scene

Small magazines celebrate local artists, photographers

‘Lone Surfer’ a moving and honest effort from Rothbart

Davy Rothbart’s new compilation of short stories, “The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas,” is like being in love for the first time: full of...

‘Final Fantasy VI Advance’

Back in 1994, Squaresoft graced the Super Nintendo with a beastly role-playing game by the name of "Final Fantasy III." In Japan, however, "Final Fantasy III" was the sixth game in the series and was aptly titled "Final Fantasy VI." Confused? So was every American fantasy fan in '94.