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‘Pusher’ is a ferocious tale

December 8, 20140

At its core, the brilliant film ‘Pusher’ is about men and the things they do to maintain their manhood. In…

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Top 5 games of 2014

December 8, 20140

Another year, another solid block of game releases. This year saw several disappointments like “Destiny” or “Watch Dogs,” but it…

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‘The Babadook’ is a horror movie about horror

November 12, 20140

In “The Babadook,” an Australian horror flick from newcomer Jennifer Kent, horror films are as much of a character as…

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“Beyond Earth:” Failure to launch

November 7, 20140

Boy, relapse can be painful sometimes. The games in Sid Meier’s “Civilization” series are dangerous for college students to play.…

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‘Pre-Sequel’ is the same old thing

October 29, 20140

By Diego Barros-Barnes and George Hyde gchyde@thenorthernlight.org In 2010, players were first introduced to the world of “Borderlands,” a strange…

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‘Les Misérables’ remains a gorgeous, heart-melting experience

October 29, 20140

Since its premiere in 1985, “Les Misérables” has been a musical staple of modern theater. To this day, it remains…

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Paul Nicklen, Biologist and National Geographic Arctic Photographer Explains How He Got His Start As a Photographer

October 15, 20140

National Geographic has just debuted its “Live!” speaker series in Anchorage. From daring tales of dealing with 8,000-pound elephant seals…

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The sweet harmony of A Cappella Festivella 21

October 7, 20140

The human voice is an instrument in itself. While pop music is saturated with production and synthesizers, a cappella music…

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‘In Bruges’ is impossibly poignant

October 7, 20140

It is said that on the final day, the Son of Man will return to earth and separate the good…

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‘Tyranny’ is a bizarre journey

October 6, 20140

Album: “Tyranny” Artist: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Release Date: September 23, 2014 Label: Cult Records Rating: 2/5 Let me…

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‘Gone with the Wind’ is a product of its time

October 6, 20140

Title: “Gone with the Wind” Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood Release date: Jan. 1, 1939 Rating: 3/5 Sometimes,…

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‘Wasteland 2′ is brutally nostalgic

October 6, 20140

Game: “Wasteland 2” Developer: inXile Entertainment Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux Release Date: Sept. 19, 2014 Rating: 4/5 + Plenty of…

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‘Utopian Dreams’ embraces the unreal

September 30, 20140

There’s a whole other world in the Consortium Library ARC Gallery. With snakes of black paint on the walls and…

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UAA 2014-2015 theater season preview

September 30, 20140

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

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