‘Stranger’ remake takes original’s first act, stretches it too thin

With older movies being remade by Hollywood at a record rate, one might wonder: Was it really necessary to remake? What changes have been...

The xenophobic “Them” falls short

In a tight 77 minutes, “Them” manages to convey an unsettling message, one not easily forgotten. However, that message is enough to undermine the...

Margarita Tropical Fruit Island: A tasteful and memorable beverage for non-alcoholic...

If sweet and sour are mixed together, it becomes wonderful in many senses. The flavors complement each other well. It’s often unusual to make...

Game Review: Where Am I?

In the tradition of “Slender,” designer Mark J. Hadley brings us the aptly named “Where Am I?” — another free experience in a line of terrifying indie projects for computer gamers.

Warming over the sting

The color of E&J Brandy VS is a deep and rich amber that suggests refinement and sophistication, and the brandy also has an earthy,...

Trumpet player still astounds contemporary music scene

I'll start by stating that I am not well versed in jazz. I enjoy jazz. I listen to jazz. However, if pitted in a "Jazz Jeopardy" arena against even the most novice listener, I'd scarcely be able to identify a melody to its maker. So the big question is. who is Dizzy Gillespie? He is a musical god in his own right.

‘Alaska’ singer Maggie Rogers to perform first Anchorage show

A mix of Glass Animals and Ellie Goulding and Sylvan Esso, Concert Board Chair says

‘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.

UAA’s Got Talent showcases old and new faces

Last Thursday night’s UAA’s Got Talent event was a gathering for talented faces in the Student Union Cafeteria. The two-hour show was full of...

Milla Jovovich returns as Alice; she shouldn’t have

Superhuman Alice (Milla Jovovich “The Fourth Kind”) returns on her quest to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation and help guide survivors to safety in...

In ‘The Blind Christ,’ faith is more important than miracles

A Chilean drama that’s as much a poem as it is a movie, makes a mesmerizing effort to put a fresh spin on the story of Christ.

Movie Review: “3022 ft:” The story of Mt. Marathon

“3022 ft.” is the story of Mt. Marathon, Alaska's legendary 4th of July mountain race that's drawn racers to Seward for over a century... No,...

Cyrano’s explains the “Hullabaloo”

This musical is a conglomerate of all sorts of ideas, facts and laughs, and is probably most well explained by its director and creator. Alice Welling, who is one of the two actors and creator of the show, said that it is a multimedia musical that is "hysterically accurate" about Alaska's evolution as a whole.

How to get your scare on with a weekday Halloween

Halloween and New Years Eve are generally considered to be alcohol-friendly events, and even drinking promoters. In this regard, they are distinct amongst the...

The earnest “Dukhtar” reaches, but never grasps

A movie like “Dukhtar” has an inherent power to it. That power can be unlocked by a good director, but director Afia Nathaniel isn't...

All About Anchorage: summer events in June

Take a look at what Anchorage has to offer through the first month of the summer

Beck – Morning Phase

Beck - Morning Phase Rating: 3/5 It's pretty clear from just the 41-second introduction to Beck's new Morning Phase that novelty, boundary pushing, and plain weirdness...

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.

3-D art invitational to showcase UAA’s finest

The handpicked artists in the upcoming 3D Invitational are the cat's pajamas of the current UAA art community. The Student Union Gallery is kicking...

‘Slime Season 3’ fails to stick

Atlanta’s trap scene has become increasingly popular with the rise of artists like Future and Young Thug. The music itself has become synonymous by...

Localize It: Throw, trim, glaze, repeat

Maxine Feteke's love for ceramics has thrown her into in what UAA's art program has to offer.

‘Hannibal’

A raw `in your face' thriller, “Hannibal: The Silence is Broken,” serves audiences with a well-done insight into the life of a sociopath. Picking...

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...

Ben Swann the MastaDon to open for Grieves

Grieves is coming to the Williwaw on Oct. 8, and his show is being opened by a local rapper, Ben Swann the MastaDon. Swann...

Music Review: Crooner Mayer Hawthorne offers swell first title

Singer, songwriter and music producer Mayer Hawthorne is an oddity. The 29-year-old with Buddy Holly specs sings love songs right out of the 1950s...

The Exchange performing tonight for A Cappella Festivella

The A Cappella Festivella is happening tonight at 7:30 in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. UAA’s Glee Club will be opening for The Exchange, an...

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...

‘The Grudge’ light on plot, heavy on inane scares

“The Grudge” is a translation of a Japanese franchise to American theaters from director Takashi Shimizu. While stylistically interesting and packed full of creepy...

A&E Briefs

Godspell will be opening at UAA The UAA theatre and music students will be working together to put on Godspell. The production has been described as family fun in time for the holidays and will be running from Nov. 21 to Dec. 7. The performance will be at the Mainstage Theatre of Fine Arts Building and tickets range from $10 to $18.

Black History Month Kicks off with Celebration

UAA’s Student Union Cafeteria was a place of celebration on January 29. Members of the community came together to eat, talk, and rejoice at...