‘Steel Magnolias’ for and about community

As Madonna’s “Material Girl” blares over the speakers at Cyrano’s Off Center Playhouse, I’m seated next to a long row of women cradling glasses...

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The Sick Lipstick is an example of that rare breed of band that seems to have started out by attempting to replicate five-second segments...

‘Small Wonder’ small potatoes for Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is getting lazy. In her new book of essays, “Small Wonder,” Kingsolver proves she has reached the point of recognition where readers...

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Puffy Ami Yumi As you might have guessed from the cover, this record is an example of that ever so troublesome genre label, “J-Pop.” Typical...

8 mile: Lose yourself in the movie

When I first heard Eminem was starring in a movie, I was skeptical. My initial thought was that this movie would end up being...

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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...

What’s going on with women and men

The University of Alaska Theater Department presents the play "Somewhere in Between" by Aoise Stratford, which shows how society has created confusion between men and women for years. The play suggests that it's time to stop blaming and controlling, and begin to join together to reach a higher place as a whole.

“Punch Drunk Love”

Adam Sandler is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and in such movie roles as “Happy Gilmore” and “Mr. Deeds.” The...

‘Crush’ offers real-life surfing action, but lacks plot

From John Stockwell, the director of “Crazy/Beautiful,” comes another off-the-beaten-path story in “Blue Crush.” Kate Bosworth plays Anne Marie, an excellent surfer whose dream...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP Having opened for The Strokes before they were media darlings, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs seemed poised for...

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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...

‘Unbreakable’ survives

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

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Leona Naess Comatised – 2001 MCA Artists $16.99 at Samgoody.com Leona has this voice that cajoles and soothes as she asks you to go to Mexico...

‘From Hell’: Murder, madness and class conflict

Jack the Ripper remains the most notorious and enigmatic serial killer in history. For those who only have a vague recollection of who The...

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Ozzy Osbourne “Down to Earth” - Sony Music $13.29 at Samgoody.com Ozzy's name alone guarantees platinum sales. His music defines the heavy metal genre, and his...

Wild art

Lions, tigers and bears? Well, at least bears. Until next week bears and other Alaskan wildlife will be just hanging around – on the...

“Tango” sure to be a weird, wacky evening

"Tango" is now playing at the University of Alaska Anchorage Mainstage Theatre through Oct. 28. Tickets are available at CarrsTix (786-4TIX). Dr. David Edgecombe...

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The rock genre has put out four unique sounds since this summer through the bands New Found Glory, Blue Meanies, Nonpoint and Crushdown. These...

‘Serendipity’ is destined to be a good rental

Aside from being a really cool word to say, serendipity is the act of discovering desirable things accidentally or unexpectedly. New at the box...

Ruby Darby peps up First Stop Friday’s

Forty-thousand dollars in cash and prizes won on Wheel of Fortune by Mike Dahl, accordion and trumpet player for Ruby Darby, made the album...

A play… on words

Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-prize winning drama “Wit” made a powerful debut at Cyrano's Off-center Playhouse Sept. 21. Powerful in that it showed that Anchorage theatre doesn't...

A tongue in cheek look at the English Language

There have been many well-documented changes in the history of the English language. Ask a lexicographer or linguist and they'll be able to tell...

A house, a story and an evening well spent

"Taking Steps," a British farce written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, is a two-and-a-half hour ride through a day and night of a British family...

UPD hires new dispatcher

Traun Green is on the job. As the most recent addition to UAA's University Police Department staff, Green began training for his new position...

‘Dr.Dolittle 2’

Twentieth Century Fox has another blockbuster on their hands and Eddie Murphy cements his position as the sequel king in Dr. Dolittle 2. The world...

‘Swordfish’

Remember that movie “Hackers” where the high school kids have a cybernetic showdown with a corporate conspiracy? Angelina Jolie was so young then and...

‘Shrek’

True love conquers all. Or at least it does in the fairytale world of “Shrek”. This summer blockbuster by Dream Works is about an...

‘Saving Silverman’ brings lovesick puppy and manipulative shrink to big screen

 “Saving Silverman” is a well-acted, outrageous comedy where three best friends test their friendship to the end. Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs), Wayne Le Fessier (Steve...

‘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...

3-D Student Invitational Show

From Feb. 1 to Feb. 15, the Campus Center Gallery is hosting a Student Invitational exhibit, featuring the 3-D work of outstanding UAA Art...