“The Hateful Eight” takes it slow

Can Tarantino make a slower film work?

A&E Briefs

California rock group keeps the beat with audience Jeremy Buck and The Bang rocked the audience with its upbeat performance in the Student Union Cafeteria Feb. 29. Presented by Student Activities, the Los Angeles rock trio performed music from their latest album "Fools Gold," as well as classic cover songs.

‘The Family Sign’ a sign of growth and musical maturity

Indie hip-hop super group Atmosphere has been on a roll of album releases lately, with a double EP a few scant months ago, and...

It’s a dangerous world in “Theeb”

A typical coming-of-age tale starts with a confused kid. Coming to understand what they didn't before is what evolves the character, but “Theeb,” a...

‘How to Lose Friends & Alienate People’ is a Sleeper Hit

Some movies get all of the advertising because it's assumed that they are going to be immediate blockbusters. Others get no advertising and end up being the real winners no one has ever heard of before. That is the case with "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

Hakutsuru Superior Junmai Ginjo Sake

Sake, like wine produced from grapes, is the product of fermentation. Similar to traditional grape wine, it has traditions associated with tasting. “Junmai” refers to how polished the rice used in the fermentation process is. Junmai-grade rice is regulated for other aspects of quality as well.

Taking classical guitar and percussion to another level

"Mundus Canis: A Guitar and Percussion Concert" will take place Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAA Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $9.99 for students, $14.99 for seniors and military and $19.99 for adults.

‘Ninja Gaiden Sigma’

In most video games and movies, the average thugs have no chance of defeating the hero, even when they attack in a group. Although Ryu Hayabusa, the heroic ninja of the "Ninja Gaiden" series, can defeat dozens of enemies in a row, the game is challenging enough that a normal group of thugs will take Ryu down quickly if players aren't on their toes.

What’s the hullabaloo at the Hugh McPeck art gallery?

"Transatlantic Hullabaloo" currently showing at the Hugh McPeck art gallery is a shotgun blast of creativity.

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.

‘The Hills Have Eyes’ remake scary, but not fun

~.~.~.~. The Hills Have Eyes Craven-Maddalena Films, 2006 Starring Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw Directed by Alexandre Aja Written by Wes Craven and Alexandre Aja Rated R, 107 min. Horror/drama "The...

‘Dark Souls’ a hardcore and unforgiving gaming experience

Prepare to die. Not only does this serve as the URL for the “Dark Souls“ official website (www.preparetodie.com), but also some practical advice for...

Behind the Scenes Part 2: Costumes, hair, make-up

There’s more to the magic of the theater than most people realize. In the first of TNL’s two part series, ‘Behind the Scenes,’ TNL explored the often under-appreciated work of scene design and construction, lighting, and sound design. The backstage work doesn’t end there, however. Long before the cast has been chosen, directors meet with designers in order to convey their vision of the production. One of those is the costume designer.

21st century rambling man has old school appeal

3/5 --- The guitar's dominance of rock music can be attributed to a few key factors. Its portability, versatility and ability to produce both...

‘Minimum’ is an intriguing blend

Game: “Minimum” Developer: Human Head Studios Platform: PC Release Date: Sept. 10, 2014 Rating: 4/5 +Great genre mixing +Looks stunning -Glitches abound Many genre mixtures this past year have experimented and failed....

“Heligoland” satisfies

Album: "Heligoland " Artist: Massive Attack Record Label: Virgin Release Date: Feb 8, 2010 Massive Attack’s new album " Heligoland" is the group's best since “Mezzanine." They fall...

Alaska’s hip-hop is ready to explode

Finally, there is hip-hop with manners. The best part is that It's right here in Anchorage. Founded by local emcee Odyssey, Indefinate Etticate is on the rise. Their mission: hip-hop with a message. "Its not the radio shake ya booty kind of [stuff]," Odyssey said.

‘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.

Students speak out at Open Mic Night

Participants ranged from shy musicians to seasoned speakers.

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.

Food Quest: Part 2 – best pepperoni pizza

Food. It is necessary for survival, a representation of culture and often a focal point at gatherings of friends and family. It is a...

Audio F’ile blazes with local talent

When the words “local concert” or “local show” are thrown around, the first two genres of music that come to mind in Alaska are probably metal and something between folk and really tame rock. But what about hip hop?

‘FTL: Faster Than Light’ is an addictive and punishing spacefaring adventure

It’s safe to say that a great number of us grew up wanting to be a starship captain. Negotiating with fantastical creatures, researching strange new life forms, working through encounters with hostile space pirates — the life of the captain is a compelling one.

Pearl’s debut pays homage to ’80s rockers

Album: "Little Immaculate White Fox " Artist: Pearl Label: R.E.D. Distribution Release date: Jan. 19, 2010 Pearl Aday's music is a peculiar beast. Her band Pearl combines the...

Exploring mythological romantic tales in planetarium

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air. But when asked about the mythological love stories of old, many...