Successful first concert at the Alaska Airlines Center

The Alabama Shakes took the stage Sept. 13 at the Alaska Airlines Center with opening Alaskan act the Whipsaws. The concert was the first...

‘Afterlife’ bound to bore audiences to death

"The Afterlife of the Mind," the most recent offering from acclaimed San Francisco playwright William Bivins, boasts an original plot. Harry, a philosophy professor,...

November movie preview

Check out the synopsis for movies coming out in November including: Dallas Buyers Club, Ender’s Game, Last Vegas, Big Sur, Diana, 12 Years a Slave, Free Birds, Man of Tai Chi, About Time, Thor: The Dark World, The Starving Games, The Book Thief, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Best Man Holiday, Charlie Countryman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Delivery Man, Nebraska, Black Nativity, Frozen, Homefront, Philomena, Oldboy, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

“Underworld” disappoints

Similar to the last “Resident Evil” movie and countless other fourth installments to a franchise, “Underworld: Awakening” owes fans an apology. A big one. Selene...

Local radio, local musicians

Out North Radio's Studio Sessions give lesser-known bands a chance to play a show live on air.

Graphic novel adaptation ‘300’ a raging success

Although movies based on comic books are becoming more popular, they still aren't considered very mainstream and generally haven't been very successful. Some superhero films have certainly pulled ahead of the pack ("X-Men" and "Spider-Man" come to mind) and brought in soaring box-office numbers, but for the most part, many true comic book adaptations have been financial failures.

‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ connects with audiences

The best-selling novel “Tuesdays with Morrie” did more than top the New York Times’ non-fiction charts in 2000. The touching autobiographical tale of a...

Pixar’s “Ratatouille” turns animation into a fine art

Pixar's "Ratatouille" is not your average kiddie fare. Instead, it's a beautiful tapestry of artwork that enchants the viewer with fine dining and will probably create a culinary desire in young ones. Writer and director Brad Bird succeeds yet again in telling a story that is sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy, while entertaining the children in the audience at the same time.

‘Dark of the Moon’ more of the same

If you’re looking for a summer thrill, this is the movie to go see. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is the third franchise installment from Paramount and Director Michael Bay. Set in current time, the movie takes a trip back to the pioneering days of moon travel as we battled the Russians to find out more about an alien ship on the moon. That ship just happens to be a super weapon invented by the autobots that was meant to save their world.

Folk festival brings music and dancing to Anchorage

The annual Anchorage Folk Festival will celebrate 31 years of music, dance and workshop events Jan. 15-26. The festival serves to represent community performers...

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Untitled Unmastered’ is exceptionally striking

Back in Dec. 2014, Kendrick Lamar was the last musical guest on the Colbert Report. He performed an untitled song that saw Kendrick take...

Non-alcoholic beer, a tragic misconception

A glass of Vino, a bottle of Corona; these are foreign concepts to the underage here at UAA. But for the individual who loves...

Local art show sheds light on the price of being an...

Walk downtown on the first Friday of any given month, and you’ll find art galleries, local cafes, restaurants and even some bars bustling with...

October’s First Friday rundown

With so many talented artists and musicians in Anchorage, it can be hard at times to be able to get one's art or music...

Bosco’s Opens New Location

"Geeks are not only opinionated, but passionate about their geekdom." - Eric Helmick, Bosco’s manager

Aussie band growls out a new album

What do beards, feedback, and vocal static have in common? They’re all fuzzy. Straight from Australia, The Growl’s new 11-song album “What Would Christ Do?” is a hazy, bluesy indie rock album that lives up to its ambitiously growling title.

Free concert tickets from KRUA bring karaoke divas out of the...

If tuning in to UAA’s college radio station KRUA 88.1 FM is not a part of your daily routine, you’re missing out.

‘2D/3D Invitational Art Show’ brings together art of all mediums

The annual “2D/3D Invitational Art Show” displays work created by upper-division art students at UAA chosen by their professors. Each piece is made in...

Toro y Moi: Bull and Me is growing up

Toro y Moi has mellowed out since he started his career in 2009. The album "Anything in Return" is an electronic melodic calamity of synthesizers and drum kits. The third LP from singer and producer Chazwick Bundick, one of the founding fathers of the 80s-orientated chillwave genre, forces listeners to mentally transport themselves to the days when cassette tapes were preferred and colorful knee-high socks were adored.

‘Sleying the Reed’ weaves a moving narrative

Under a lattice of lights, the UAA Dance Ensemble emerges in sterile outfits. The performance following, “Sleying the Reed: A Movement Meditation on Women and Violence,” is a resonant portrayal of women’s struggle.

Talent of Tomorrow: A conduit for hidden talent

In classrooms all across the world, students are given the space to strut their intellectual stuff, but less often are they able to demonstrate their hidden talent.

‘The Incredibles’ incredible even without Star Wars trailer

Fans of Pixar have eagerly anticipated “The Incredibles” because it is the first to unveil the trailer for the next Star Wars. When I...

“Ender’s Game” a faithful translation

“Ender’s Game” as a film is difficult to discuss for fans of the original novel. It falls under the same conundrum that the film adaptation of “Watchmen” fell under, in that the story is more or less directly translated into film, with little to no surprises for fans of the book. For those who never read “Ender’s Game,” this is great, as it provides an easily digestible version of a fantastic, deconstructive story. But will fans of the book feel the same way?

‘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.

Quarantine Playlist: Boost your mood with music during the hunker down

If you're looking to boost your mood with an entertaining activity while hunkering down, music is a good option. Music can have powerful psychological...


Most years, one could wear last year’s fall fashion and no one would know the difference. But every so often, a season comes along...

Jackass becomes heartfelt with ‘Bad Grandpa’

Jackass and heartwarming — the world thought it wasn’t possible, but in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” Jackass pulls on the viewers’ heartstrings and proves they are more than just a stunt gang.

Winterfest 2020 events calendar

In celebration of winter, UAA is hosting its annual Winterfest extravaganza. Events began Feb. 22 and will continue until March 7. Students and UAA...