‘No Big Heads’ welcomes guest juror Candy Chang

In 2011, on the side of the Polaris Building in Fairbanks hung a four-story sign that read, “Looking for love again.” Two chalkboards at street level invited passers-by to share their memories of the building and hopes for its future. This art project, “Looking for Love Again,” was the brainchild of artist Candy Chang, commissioned by the Alaska Design Forum.

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John Coltrane - The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording The latter parts of the career of John Coltrane were marked by successive steps away...

Last First Friday of the year

It's the last opportunity in 2018 to check out First Friday with a wintry walk downtown. There's plenty to see and do, along with...

Anti-war play fi nds deep resonance with audience

What is there to say about the newest UAA theatre production "The Women Of."? Not only was the acting superb, but also the stage itself was something to be in awe over. As one enters the Mainstage Theatre of the Fine Arts Building, the fi rst reaction is a subtle gasp when one takes in the sight of a desolate wasteland that the stage has become.

KRUA offers the chance to become a DJ

Becoming a radio DJ seems at once like a vague idea. The personalities made famous by these airwaves are celebrities in and of themselves,...

37th Annual Slush Cup at Alyeska Resort

37th Annual Slush Cup at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska on April 12, 2014. The event takes 50 participants chosen for their costumes...

’30 Days of Night’ has soft bite, AK inaccuracies

With the very cool idea behind the graphic novel "30 Days of Night" - vampires tramping up to Barrow, Alaska, for a monthlong feeding frenzy during winter's prolonged darkness - it was virtually assured that Hollywood would turn it into a movie. Yet while the flick is a huge cut above most of the gorefests passing themselves off as scary movies today, the premise and its repetitive gimmicks gradually grow as monotonous as, well, 30 days of night.

Bivy offers internship, aimed at art students

The small space, owned by Simonetta Mignano, is looking for an intern to fill a role working at Bivy for three to six months, four hours a week.

‘Croz’ by David Crosby

Album: “Croz” Artist: David Crosby Genre: Rock Label: Blue Castle Records Release Date: Jan. 28, 2014 4 stars / 5 Those who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll...

Suit-up and dress for success

JCPenney and UAA are teaming up to help students and alumni find their next professional outfit for a discounted price. The Suit-Up Event is a...

‘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...

Raiding tombs optional in new ‘Tomb Raider’

Lara Croft is back and grittier than ever in her brand new origin story. “Tomb Raider,” developed by Crystal Dynamics, tells how a budding archeologist becomes a survivor and legend.

Creativity celebrated in Youth Art Month

Approximately 800 Anchorage School District students will have their art displayed around Anchorage for Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month is a national program under...

‘Vampires Suck’ spoof bled humor dry

There are times when movies are better left never made and viewers are left wondering why on earth they paid money to waste their...

Borrowers novel re-imagined in new Miyazaki movie

While not one of Hayao Miyzaki’s greatest animated masterpieces, his screenwriting in “The Secret World of Arrietty” is easily recognizable in the brilliant storytelling...

‘Strike Vector’ is a potent shooter

Multiplayer shooter games today lack a sense of thrill. Getting kills and points is easy in a game like “Call of Duty” and as...

‘The Speed of Things’ by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

What “Rawnald Gregory Erickson The Second” did for STRFKR, “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On the Dancefloor)” has done for the eclectic indie-pop doppel-doppelganger that is Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. “If You Didn’t See Me” is both something of a love-lawsuit demanding an alibi and a subtle suggestion to the music world to take stock of this group. Maybe it’s just a long-song-name thing that works for breakout tunes.

“Transformers” delivers action but fails at momentum

"Transformers" is full of action and fantastic special effects. Unfortunately, the filming is so chaotic at times that it's hard to tell what's happening on the screen. While the plot is well-developed, there are periods of time where the story gets too bogged down by military information or technical data.

Localize It: Daniel Wongi Kim

Alaska is one of the most beautiful and untouched places our world gets to wonder about, and we are lucky enough to get to...

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...

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.

15 minutes with comedian Erin Jackson

National comedian Erin Jackson — featured on hit shows such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”— performed at UAA last week thanks to the Student Activities board. TNL got the privilege to catch up with this leading lady of comedy before her preview show last Wednesday night in the Gorsuch Commons.

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.”

New color, same Weezer in ‘The White Album’

Over the last 23 years, Weezer has been one of the staples in popular music. From their classic 1994 “The Blue Album” that featured...

The core of Dance Club shines in Student Showcase

The dance studio in the Professional Studies Building will host the UAA Dance Student Showcase put on by UAA's Dance Club. The production features 25...

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...

‘Lifeless Planet’ is a contemplative journey

Game: Developer: Platforms: Genre: Release date: Rating: "Lifeless Planet" Stage 2 Studios PC Journey June 6, 2014 4/5 stars Back in 2012, “Journey” launched a whole new genre. It inspired the type of game involving relatively...

UAA 2014-2015 theater season preview

Just next month, the UAA Theatre Department will begin its 2014-2015 season. With a musical, a Shakespeare comedy and two modern comedies that turn...

‘Rainbow Six: Vegas,’ ‘Elite Beat Agents,’ ‘Gears of War’

'Rainbow Six: Vegas' 4.5/5 Stars "Rainbow Six: Vegas" puts the player in control of a Jack Bauer-esque covert ops agent and a pair of armored cronies. The mission: Take out the typical bad guys in a new environment. The "Rainbow Six" series has long been a solid source for tactical shooters.