Album: “Issues” Artist: Issues Genre: Nu-metal, metalcore, post-hardcore Label: Rise Records Release Date: Feb. 18, 2014 4/5 stars What happens when a pop R&B singer gets together with an unclean vocalist? Add a turntable, synthesizers and a choir, and the result is “Issues” — something the Rise record label hasn’t seen in a long […]
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An infinite number of monkeys hitting keys at random on an infinite number of typewriters will, given infinite time, produce the works of Shakespeare.
Student Union and Commuter Student Services’ fourth annual Beard and ‘Stache Competition, part of Winterfest, ran last Tuesday, Feb. 25, for a hairy and grizzly competition of facial hair.
Men and women alike from around town and UAA competed for Moose’s Tooth gift cards and tickets to the Alaska’s Miners and Trappers Ball in various beard categories including: mustache, partial beard, baby beard, ladies and fake beard, freestyle beard and grizzly beard. Award winning bearded men and one of their hairstylists judged the various categories.
Title: “Non-Stop” Release Date: Feb. 28, 2014 Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore Rating: 3 “Non-Stop” takes on a genre that audiences haven’t seen in a long time: the whodunit thriller. It’s a refreshing premise that wouldn’t feel out of place in an Alfred Hitchcock film. It does a fantastic job of […]
The history taught in schools is propagandistic and white-centric. American kids are raised in a racist and post-colonialist education system. Students come out the classroom believing that, prior to the Enlightenment, people of color (PoC) did not exist in Europe. This is blatantly untrue and a shortsighted view of history. Often, history is a study […]
Beck – Morning Phase Rating: 3/5 It’s pretty clear from just the 41-second introduction to Beck’s new Morning Phase that novelty, boundary pushing, and plain weirdness — the real staples of Beck’s legacy — are not part of this record’s master plan. Something of a mellifluous musical Zen prayer, “Cycle” opens the records’ blinds to […]
There are many actors and actresses who have never won Academy Awards (Oscars) despite many believing that they are more than deserving of the award. This is a list of such actors and actresses who are nominated in the 86th Academy Awards occurring on March 2. Great Actors without Oscars Matthew McConaughey — nominated for […]
What began in 1976 by the Banff Centre as the Banff Festival of Mountain Films, a one-day film festival of mountaineering films in Banff, Alberta, has since grown into a nine-day festival. It also now tours around the world in every continent all year long. The festival is now known as Banff Mountain Film Festival. […]
Fully bearded, singer-songwriter Samuel Beam, a folksy/rock/indie singer known as Iron and Wine is coming to Anchorage. UAA Concert Board is sponsoring this concert. Iron and Wine’s music has a slow, soft-spoken sound that folk and indie fans will likely appreciate. The lyrics are creative and original being that they aren’t exactly what you would […]
Album: “After the Disco” Artist: Broken Bells Genre: Alternative rock, space rock, disco Label: Columbia 4/5 There are certain bad words in the music world, cliché adjectives that describe guitar tone, words like “garage.” And then there are the genre words. The obvious ones are “dubstep,” “trap” and of course “disco.” If even the mention […]
In a world of three second takes, Michael Bay movies and explosions, patience in cinema with long takes and wordless scenes are difficult. After all, why watch an old farmer herd goats and eat dust in “Le Quattro Volte” (The Four Times) or a washed up country star try to find redemption in “Tender Mercies”? […]
Title: “Final Fantasy VI” Platform: SNES, PS1, GBA, Android, iOS Developer: Square Enix Release Date: Oct. 20, 1994 (Jan. 25, 2014 for Android) Rating: 5 Make no mistake: “Final Fantasy VI” is a landmark of the gaming medium. Its characters had unprecedented depth for the time, the soundtrack blows the minds of all who […]
Film: “The Monuments Men” Release Date: Feb. 7, 2014 Director: George Clooney Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon Rating: 2 / 5 This film, based on a true story, tells the story of a group of artists who put their lives on the line to protect art and culture in the midst of the largest and […]
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 Hall Of Fame are probably doing something right. If one has been inducted twice, then there’s no doubt. He or she is definitely doing something […]