Employee art featured at First Friday

The first Friday of every month is a celebration of all things artistic in Anchorage. Galleries and locally owned shops host special receptions revealing their newest art and products, often offering deals as well. In the past, restaurants have even gotten in on the festivities by making special dishes for the occasion.

‘Hard Reset’ an enjoyable first person shooter

Hard Reset will kill your reflexes - that’s a fact. With the popularization of cinematic, explosion-heavy military shooters like ‘Modern Warfare,’ the world seems...

April Movie Preview

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” - April 4 Captain America or Steve Rogers (Chris Evans, “Thor: The Dark World”), wakes up in the future and...

‘3-on-3 NHL Arcade’ doesn’t live up to arcade standards

One of the things truly depressing about this age of online multiplayer is the marginalization of local multiplayer. No matter how awesome co-op in "Resident Evil 5" might be, there's something ineffibly rad about two or more dudes sitting in front of the same TV and talking trash.

Lonesome Cowboy Bill hits Alaskan music scene

A new wave is sweeping the country: naming your band after another band's song. Aqualung was created using a song title from Jethro Tull, but sounds nothing like Ian Anderson whaling on the flute. HelloGoodbye was created after the Beatles song, and although they are similar, it's impossible to compare the two and give them both justice.

Natalie Portman delivers a performance to remember

“Black Swan” is a visually breathtaking movie, no doubt about it. Director Aronofsky delivers a dark and gritty tale of obsession, mental deterioration, and...

Best chocolate cupcake in town

For many, birthday parties and celebrations are among the greatest joys of growing up. The expectation of ingesting copious amounts of sugary treats usually puts a smile on kids’ faces.

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...

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...

‘Evoland’: A nostalgic, yet unnecessary game

Throughout the many years of gaming history, the RPG genre has gone through many phases. From “Zelda” to “Final Fantasy,” gamers have a lot of great memo­ries and “Evoland” will likely evoke similar ones.

‘Mortal Kombat X’ is brilliant and desperate

Within the last four years, NetherRealm Studios has become one of the most prolific fighting game developers in the industry. In 2011, they rebooted...

‘Mixx It Up’ shows off UAA’s art talent

A canvas of burlap stretches out with squares and scraps of off-white and floral printed linen haphazardly sewn onto it, giving "What Are The...

Bad dreams get ‘Taken’ for a good ride

While the plot might not seem like the most original, "Taken" actually feels like something never seen before. It is a thriller with a different spin on a kidnapping story that captivates the audience. Yet it also succeeds in not placating the viewers or treating them like they're Neanderthals who only want pretty explosions.

“The Collective” collects attention from the artistic community

Since the Student Union's art gallery has begun it's summer shows the art gallery team members have been working tirelessly to make sure everything runs smoothly with the gallery. They have set up for shows and then diligently watched over the show room every time.

‘Unbreakable’ survives

Remember the secrecy around 'The Sixth Sense'? No one who saw the movie would give away the ending because it would ...

Ween a whirlwind of ecclectic fun, a true Girdwood experience

I knew I was at a Ween concert because I simultaneously lost my beanie and my shoe. I knew I was in Girdwood because...

‘Hairspray’ packs a plus-sized fun punch

Fans of musicals will not be disappointed with "Hairspray." This is a delightful romp with a soundtrack that will linger long after the movie is over. From the first moment the movie starts, so does the music. There is no preamble; the actors burst into song from the very first frame.

“The Raven” swoops in on DVD

It didn’t get the most favorable reviews in theaters, but “The Raven” is more than worth checking out on DVD. John Cusack stars as Edgar Allan Poe in the final days leading up to the poet’s mysterious death.

Chinese New Year celebration: Ancient traditions explored

At 2 p.m. Feb. 8, the cozy loft of the campus bookstore will become host to delicious homemade traditional Chinese dumplings and informal lectures from lecturers at the Confucius Institute.

Rapper Sage Francis fights change on Copper Gone

After a long and tense hiatus, Rhode Island-based emcee Sage Francis is back with his much-anticipated LP, “Copper Gone.” His previous album, “L(i)fe,” was...

Rant and Raven Morris Group performs at Anchorage Folk Festival

Dawn Berg has worked at UAA for 11 years in the interlibrary loan department in the consortium library. Besides borrowing books from other universities,...

The New Star Wars Film Awakens your Nostalgia

When I was kid I had an uncle who was obsessed with Star Wars. He collected all the action figures, which one day would...

New Ice Cube album is deliciously obnoxious

It’s been quite a while since Ice Cube has put out something decent. Still, it’s refreshing to see a staple of the original hip-hop...

‘Soda and Wood’ gets Clay Body fired up

"Soda and Wood" might sound like an odd theme for a ceramics art show to the uninitiated, or even conjure images of clay monuments...

‘Inside Man’ bamboozles audience with empty promises

~.~. Inside Man Universal, 2006 Starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster Directed by Spike Lee Written by Russel Gewirtz Rated R, 129 min. Thriller/crime "Inside Man" looks like it should be...

A&E Briefs

An explosion of anti-war sentiments mark 'We Bombed in New Haven' Based on the book by Joseph Heller, a production of "We Bombed in New Haven" opened at the UAA Fine Arts Building on Nov. 23. "We Bombed in New Haven" is directed by UAA theater professor Tom Skore.

Retro Rewind: Taking a look at movies of old

In an age where computer graphics sometimes seem more real than reality, it can be difficult for movie viewers to watch older movies and appreciate them in the same way that they were appreciated when first released.

Fairytale interrupted

The first things to appear on the black screen are these intriguing words: “Once upon a time, there was an enchanted forest filled with...

‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ underwhelms

Mindless action films have been a staple of American cinema ever since Sylvester Stallone mumbled and murdered his way through “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Rambo III.” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” directed by Jon M. Chu, is another patriotic installment on this list filled to the brim with big-name actors.