Archive for the ‘A&E’ Category

‘Utopian Dreams’ embraces the unreal

There’s a whole other world in the Consortium Library ARC Gallery. With snakes of black paint on the walls and fish hanging from the ceiling, Hugi-Lewis Gallery owner Margret Hugi-Lewis’ show, “Utopian Dreams,” feels like another universe. “I wanted to create, with this installation, a Utopian world,” Lewis said, “a world that doesn’t exist.” The […]

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 Shakespeare’s universe hilarious and meta all at once. Title: “The Fantasticks” Run date: Oct. 3-19 Director: David Block The world’s longest-running musical is finally coming to UAA. Clocking in at 54 […]

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Senshi-Con 2014 for newcomers and old-timers: A first timer’s experience versus and expert’s perspective

First timer’s experience By Tulsi Patil Overwhelmed. That was how I was prepared to feel as I looked for parking in downtown on Saturday morning, before Senshi-Con opened its doors. It was my first time attending an event like this and I was almost giving myself a pep talk, akin to a coach before a […]


‘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. It’s for this reason that “Minimum” is such a pleasant surprise. It blends MOBA-style mechanics from games like “League of Legends” with third-person […]

‘Brazil’ is dystopian at its best

  Title: “Brazil” Director: Terry Gilliam Genre: Sci-Fi Country: United Kingdom Rating: 4 out of 5 Every single bureaucrat and piece of technology in Terry Gilliam’s opus, “Brazil,” is, without exception, incompetent or broken. The whole disastrous narrative kicks off because of a clumsy record keeper. In the chaotically detailed world of the movie, no […]

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‘Infection’ is a deliciously repulsive mess

If David Lynch created “All My Children,” it would probably look a lot like “Infection.” That’s both good and bad. Soap operas are a convoluted tangle of relationships and betrayal all linked by a loose narrative thread. And when those tangles come undone — man, is it fun to watch the whole web fall apart. […]

Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes playing in the Alaska Airlines Center Sept. 13.

Successful first concert at the Alaska Airlines Center

The Alabama Shakes took the stage Sept. 13 at the Alaska Airlines Center with opening Alaskan act the Whipsaws. The concert was the first ever held in the arena. The Whipsaws started the night with a blend of rock, blues and more. It was an experience like none other for the band. “We were technically […]


‘Destiny’ is too ambitious

Bungie is primarily known as the developer of the “Halo” series. Even three years after it split off from Microsoft, its staff remained loyal to the franchise that helped make them famous. Now, in 2014, they’ve delivered a brand new intellectual property for all platforms, except PC, much to the ire of some enthusiasts: the […]

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‘Ultra Street Fighter IV’: Brilliant, difficult design

Game: “Ultra Street Fighter IV” Developer: Capcom Platforms: PS3, 360, PC Genre: Fighting Release Date: Aug. 5, 2014 Rating: 4 Something strange happened when the original “Street Fighter IV” hit the scene almost five years ago. Suddenly, a seemingly-dead genre sprung to life with a vim unlike any other genre revival in the history of […]


Howlapalooza: A day of music and food

The Anchorage arts community is bustling with talent. Musicians, visual artists and acrobats alike have made their name in the community. Now, with the help of UAA Student Activities and local marketing firm Spawn Ideas, this local talent will have a big venue to perform for UAA students and the Anchorage community alike with “Howlapalooza.”


Rap made respectful with ‘All You Can Do’

With recent stirrings in the black community regarding the appropriateness of Iggy Azalea’s participation in hip-hop, a common complaint wasn’t the mimicry in musical style, but rather the artist “trying black culture on for size” — disrespectfully appropriating language and aesthetics to fake an identity and background that is not her own.

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AK Airlines Center debut concert: Alabama Shakes

Get ready for the blues and southern rock group Alabama Shakes, performing live at the Alaska Airlines Center as part of a series of grand opening celebrations. The Alabama Shakes will take the stage Sept. 13 at the newly finished Alaska Airlines Center. The concert opens with The Whipsaws at 7:30 p.m.

The Alabama Shakes consist of members Brittany Howard, Zac Cockrell, Heath Fogg, Steve Johnson and Ben Tanner. Brittany Howard’s smooth yet rough and raspy voice gives the group’s music a true blues rock sound.

Where to get some grub around UAA

Food in Gorsuch Commons Creekside Eatery The Creekside Eatery, mainly used by students living on campus, offers all-you-can-eat buffet-style meals. Meals can be purchased with meal blocks and dining dollars here, as well. The Creekside Eatery offers students a barbecue, where they can order their choice of daily menu items and specials. For breakfast students […]

A brief introduction to world cinema

World cinema is a tricky landscape to navigate. Almost every country around the world has a great movie to their name and knowing where to start is almost impossible. Here are three important movies from each region to get you started. Just know that this list is only a starting point and is not in […]

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