‘Apes’ prequel an extremely human movie

When one goes to a movie that is not only easily identified by its predecessor title (in this case “Planet of the Apes”), but...

A&E Briefs

Internationally renowned piano player coming to UAA The musician Deborah Clasquin will be giving a performance in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall on Friday, Nov. 14. Clasquin is a famous piano player whose performances have been broadcasted on public television and talked about around the world among the classical community.

‘Hotline Miami’ is a hot hit

In every generation, a little-known project is released and becomes something truly special. “Hotline Miami” is that game.

Eddie Izzard chats with TNL after second sold out show

Comedian Eddie Izzard sold out two shows in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 (put on by Concert Board). Izzard has been doing stand-up and acting (both on screen and on stage) since 1982, and doesn’t show signs of slowing down.

The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection

Stop reading and buy this game. Well, these games, rather. Let’s think about this, you’ve heard of these games from your gamer-nerd friends, and...

Monk’s Mistress a fun and deceptively delicious ale

BREWERY: Midnight Sun Brewing Company BREW NAME: Monk's Mistress BREW STYLE: Belgian-Style Special Dark Ale Specs: 11.5% Alc, 13 IBU's The color of Monk’s Mistress resembles a big...

The timely “XXY” dives deep

Sometimes, a simple narrative is best. It seems that the complex subject of intersexuality would lend itself to something more intricate. What's so good...

‘Transition’ art exhibition will pay tribute to Hugh McPeck

Students and colleagues will honor McPeck's name with works inspired by their late mentor and friend.

The Expendables 2 delivers classic action movie punch

Simon West’s “The Expendables 2” is every bit of the macho, ass kicking movie one can expect from a flick featuring some of the...

Nick Thorburn gets into yet another band

Band: Reefer Album: Reefer 3 1/2 out of 5 stars Perhaps earlier this year you read my review for Human Highway's album Moody Motorcycle. If so, then I don't really need much of an introduction to the main guy behind Reefer. But just in case you missed it, here goes the abridged version: Canadian musician Nick Thorburn is or was in the following bands: The Unicorns, Th' Corn Gangg, Islands, Human Highway and now the Hawaiian indie pop escapade Reefer.

Animal Collective: ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’

Generally this is how a band's musical career will go: They put out their first album, it's poppy, full of hits and pretty straightforward. Their next album is a lot like the first, but not quite as good since they're still using the same basic styles and sounds.

Prehistoric action ensues in ‘10,000 B.C.’

A narrator's voice speaks out of the darkness, talking of legend and a blue-eyed girl. He goes on to illuminate all of the significance behind the grand scope of the story, and though he's trying to sound important, he's more like that annoying guy in the movie line who critiques the film before he's even seen it. Instead of captivating the audience, the voiceover simply sounds pretentious.

Inkheart starts strong, trips at end

How does one adapt a book about the love of reading into a movie? Just like this. "Inkheart" is based on the internationally best-selling book by Cornelia Funke, and tells the story of Meggie (Eliza Bennett, "Perfect Life") and Mo (Brendan Fraser, "Adventure at the Center of the Earth").

Mixology course needed for Graduate

Graduation parties are places for family, friends, food and fun. It’s also a place for beer and cocktails because most grads are over 21. One cocktail to stay away from...

Ceramics take over the Hugh McPeck

The Clay Body Ceramic Invitational exhibit in the Student Union’s gallery is full of unique, ceramic artwork created by the Clay Body Club and...

‘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.

Music Review

Artist: Jackie Onassis Album: “Holiday EP” Genre: Hip-hop, rap Label: Sony Music Entertainment Release date: Nov. 17, 2012 Jackie Onassis is something else. And not the Jackie Onassis which...

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...

June First Friday rundown

Experience the summer's first First Friday

A&E Briefs 2/23/2010

Literature Conference panels to meet The Department of English’s graduate students are hosting the 15th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric from Friday,...

Local high schools featured in Shootout

One, two, three, four, who is it we’re cheering for? Five, six, seven, eight, probably someone out of state! The Great Alaska Shootout is back for its 34th anniversary, with 16 games of intense court action. These 16 games mean a minimum of 16 halftime slots to fill, and associate Athletics Director Tim McDiffett. With his volunteer Shootout committee, have been looking for acts to fill those gaps in action.

Local Anchorage pizzeria ranks #3 in America

Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria in Anchorage claimed the bronze medal on Trip Advisor’s top 10 pizza restaurants. The business ranks at a 4.5/5...

‘Puddle City Racing Lights’

On paper, Matthew Thomas Dillon's band Windmill does not sound all that special. He's a singer-songwriter from England who plays the piano and writes songs about heartbreak. It sounds like a Coldplay or a Keane album. But in actuality it sounds more like a Flaming Lips or a Why? record ghostwritten by Elliott Smith.

Anchorage Brewing Company Galaxy White IPA

Local craft beer producer Anchorage Brewing Company doesn’t shy away from bold ingredients with their Galaxy White IPA. The Belgian-style white IPA is a...

Senshi-Con 2014 for newcomers and old-timers: A first timer’s experience versus...

First timer's experience By Tulsi Patil Overwhelmed. That was how I was prepared to feel as I looked for parking in downtown on Saturday morning,...

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It’s awfully fashionable to bemoan the way that categories arise and affect pop music. But if viewed with a critical eye, the labels that...

A&E Briefs

Authors speak on life and literature at Bookstore The UAA bookstore has been hosting authors to come in and speak about their books and the subjects included within them. Kaylene Johnson, the author of Sarah Palin's latest biography, came in to talk about what went into writing the book and her experiences with the Alaska governor.

Viral trends suffer three step life-span

Lie flat on the ground, your face down, arms tightly held to your sides. You are now planking. Despite its basic concept, people all over the world took this silly, simple idea and ran with it. Or, to be more accurate, took the idea and lied down motionlessly on the ground with it. The origin of planking had been in doubt for some time. Many thought it originated in England or Australia in the early 2000’s.

A&E Briefs

'Real World' holding auditions in the Student Union One of the most long running reality shows on MTV has been the famous, "The Real World," a program that was one of the pioneering "reality shows" of the television world. It's a show where seven strangers from around the entire United States are put into a swinging pad (house) together and are made to stay there as roommates for five months.

Claybody Club hosts annual ceramics exhibition

UAA’s Student Union gallery opened its doors Thursday, January 22 for “Claybody.” The Claybody Club at UAA consists of UAA students that are enrolled...