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...

Stone lion guards UAA Rock Garden

The massive feline looks startled as if rudely awakened from an afternoon snooze from commotion outside the UAA Natural Sciences Building — fortunately for...

The painful ‘After the Wedding’ hits hard

The best family dramas can be unbearable to watch. Anyone who's had a tense confrontation with a loved one can attest that complicated dynamics...

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Shame on those who aren't familiar with The Roots. They are one of the few groups that has yet to release a bad album....

Album Review: “Coexist” by The xx

Until iTunes displayed The xx’s album on its “new featured music” page, the talented music group never really had a spotlight. The British indie...

Artist features “sinister” work at First Friday

There is something deep resonating within Julie Decker’s painting at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art. Blotches of color, smeared blues and oranges and grays,...

‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ is still locked and loaded

There was a day when “The Chronic” reigned supreme. Dr. Dre brought the synthesizer to hip-hop and no Los Angeles club would be the same for years to come. In the 80’s, socially conscious hip-hop, like De La Soul’s “3 Feet High and Rising” and A Tribe Called Quest’s “The Low End Theory,” dominated the rap landscape. Groups like N.W.A rose to prominence with “Straight Outta Compton” and two members from that group, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, would find fame with critically and commercially acclaimed solo releases.

UAA’s talented poets perform at Spoken Word

Tuesday night held laughs, fresh talent and some Jonah Hill in the UAA Student Union Den. New and old voices were heard on center...

Wrap your mind around a spooky shot

It’s not Halloween without harvest-themed edibles. Candy corn, baked pumpkin seeds and bite-sized candy bars are a staple for the season. For the over...

Lester & The Hoax

Q: Who are the band members on the recording? And who are the band members performing at the CD release? A: I played all the instruments on the CD. The Hoax live line up includes me on guitar and percussion and my friends Ted and Jeff from the Moon Knights and iLeah from Miss Midnight Ago Go.

From government to children’s books, a conversation with Fran Ulmer

She may have retired from being UAA’s chancellor, but Frances “Fran” Ulmer has been keeping busy. Ulmer visited UAA on March 1 to share something very special to her, a children’s book she wrote for her three-year-old grandson, Lucas.

Moscato a sweet and tangy wine

Kenwood Vineyards’ vintage 2010 North Coast Moscato is a delightful white wine. The nose is sweet, and is perfumed chiefly with honeysuckle. It also...

Alaska Native storytelling: Will it survive?

When the boarding schools came to Alaska and the lower 48, an entire generation of Alaska Natives was robbed of their language. Those who...

Coming together to save poetry, music and art

On Wednesday April 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. the living arts will be on display with vigor in the UAA Campus Bookstore. “I started thinking about the government cutting the arts from school budgets and how that is taking art, music and poetry and turning it into somewhat of a lost art,” said student and performance artist Taichiro Ward. “When I was growing up I was immerged in the arts and so this issue is very important to me.”

‘Team America’ uses satire, puppets to address terrorism

Over the years, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have tackled many heavy issues on their smash-hit television show “South Park.” From Charles Dickens to...

Top 5 games of 2014

Another year, another solid block of game releases. This year saw several disappointments like “Destiny” or “Watch Dogs,” but it also saw many pleasant...

‘Tis the season for out-of-state tunes

If you live in or near Anchorage and complain about never seeing any shows, then now is the time to do something about it....

5 Hikes around Anchorage that aren’t Flat Top

Take a break from hiking Flattop this summer, the most hiked trail in Alaska, to take a look at some less hiked trails that...

Grouplove

On July 19 don’t get tongue tied trying to talk on a date — go enjoy Grouplove, the band that sings the hit “Tongue...

Nick “The Dream” Weaver

Uncovering the quirk and talent of one of UAA's shuttle drivers

A night of music and community

Sinfonia is a one-night-only performance, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The show will run roughly 90 minutes with an intermission at the Recital Hall in UAA's Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $9.99 for students, $14.99 for military and seniors and $19.99 for general public adults, available for purchase at artsuaa.com.

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Jason Bowers - Never Grows Old “Music is my life… I think that I can impact the world in bigger and deeper ways with my...

UAA backstage at Road to Vans Warped Tour

Sound engineers run about with sound equipment as roadies carry instruments on and off the stage. Band members, local and big-time alike, mingle with...

Portugal, The Man playing two big shows in Alaska

The one and only band known as Portugal, The Man is taking its show onto the cold road to Alaska. They will be in the state for two big performances. Their first show will be at Club Millennium on Friday, May 1. This is one show definitely worth going to because The Moon Knights, The Hoons and The Queen's Spade will be opening for them.

Winterfest 2019 is coming: Competitions, painting, films and more

February and March are packed with plenty of things to do in the Anchorage area: Fur Rendezvous, the Iditarod, remembering what the sun looks...

The Hives – ‘The Black and White Army’

Clinging to the coattails of other bands by regurgitating the garage rock presence and attitude of the Kinks and the Rolling Stones has elevated Swedish quintet The Hives into a position of fame. Their second full-length major label (Universal/Interscope) effort, "The Black and White Album," is as clichéd as the album title itself.

‘What Women Want’

A feel-good story about a bad man gone good (or at least monogamous) takes viewers back to the days of Gary Cooper and Fred...

Naked comes the ‘Stranger by the Lake’

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

A&E Briefs

UAA theatre major gets into the role of Romeo with TBA Theatre The TBA Theatre Company will be putting on the famous Shakespeare production "Romeo and Juliet" over in APU's Grant Hall until March 1. The tragedy will be presented in its classic form, no twists or turns like Verona suddenly becoming a space station.

Alaska State Fair concert insider

A glimpse into all of the musicians, bands and comedians that will be present at the 2016 Alaska State Fair