Archive for the ‘A&E’ Category

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 […]

State Fair concerts

KC & the Sunshine Band Straight from the ‘70s, the R&B/funk group KC and the Sunshine Band will appear at the Alaska State Fair. They will play at the Borealis Theatre on Aug. 21 for a groovy show. KC and the Sunshine Band is best known for the hits “Get Down Tonight,” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) […]

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Reggie Watts at Campus Kick-Off

For last year’s Campus Kick-Off comedy show UAA Concert Board brought up Nick Offerman, who packed a full house at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. This year Concert Board has selected comedian and musician Reggie Watts to headline the comedy show. Watts has a larger-than-life afro and a comedy style that is completely his own, a […]

A Most Wanted Man

‘A Most Wanted Man’ is a fitting swan-song

Title: Director: Country: Genre: Release date: Rating: “A Most Wanted Man” Anton Corbijn U.K. Thriller July 24, 2014 4/5 Lauded spy novelist John Le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” made it to the big screen in 2011 and brought veteran actor Gary Oldman’s talent and skill to the forefront once again. Now, with the untimely […]

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Sam Smith’s debut impresses

Album: Artist: Release date: Rating: “In The Lonely Hour” Sam Smith May 26, 2014 4/5 There are certain voices in music that are immediately recognizable. These voices are unique without being annoying or laughable. One can hear them playing on a stereo across the street or in the aisle at a grocery store and simply […]

Quality over quantity: Episodic video games

With the season finale of Telltale Games’ excellent “The Wolf Among Us” finally out, it’s apparent that episodic video games have once again taken a place in the industry. Telltale Games works almost exclusively with this format. The developer’s most well-known titles, “The Walking Dead: Season One,” “The Walking Dead: Season Two” and “The Wolf […]

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Clam Chowder Food Quest

House of Bread – $4.75 for a cup, $6.25 for a bowl, $8.25 for bread bowl House of Bread’s delicious clam chowder will have you saying, “Mmm, mmm, good.” This clam chowder comes with your choice of any of their fresh homemade bread as well. The soup is very creamy with a good ratio of […]

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“Childish Games” is a treat for horror fans

Title: Director: Country: Genre: Release date: Rating: “Childish Games” Antonio Chavarrias Spain Horror March 9, 2012 4/5 Taking “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt” to the extreme, the compact Spanish thriller, “Childish Games” mashes characters’ pasts and presents together, winding their threads tightly until horrifyingly unraveling in the final act. After the […]

August Movie Preview

Aug. 1 “Guardians of the Galaxy” In this new Marvel adventure, everyday man and pilot Peter Quill — or as he calls himself, “Star-Lord” (Chris Pratt, “Parks and Recreation”) — journeys into space and comes upon a coveted orb. Soon after he possesses the orb, Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of […]

Folie A Deux

Acrobatic duo ‘Folie A Deux’ defies gravity

The human body is capable of remarkable feats of strength. In the world of acrobatics, pushing one’s body to the limit is a must and defying gravity is seemingly commonplace. Alaska-bred acrobatics duo “Folie A Deux” does just this in their numerous routines. Made up of Aryeh Lax, junior visual art major at the University […]

The Purge: Anarchy

‘Anarchy’: Your mileage may vary

Title: Director: Release date: Rating: “The Purge: Anarchy” James DeMonaco July 18, 2014 2/5 The first “Purge” film turned a lot of heads when it came out a little more than a year ago — at least, before it actually came out. The premise was ambitious and seemed very promising, but the film didn’t live […]

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‘The Wolf Among Us’ is a gripping mystery

Game: Developer: Platform: Genre: Release date: Rating: “The Wolf Among Us” Telltale Games PS3, 360, PC, Mac, iOS Adventure July 8, 2014 5/5 stars In 2012, developer Telltale Games released a point-and-click adventure game adaptation of “The Walking Dead,” and needless to say, it was a smashing success. It revitalized what many considered a dead […]

Poetry Parley connects Alaska poetry community

Some poems are meant to be read, like Emily Dickinson’s others are meant to be performed, like Gil Scott Heron’s. At the Poetry Parley, a gathering of poets from all around Alaska, any poem is fair game. “Six years ago, a group of people gathered together because Out North AK had some space, and I […]

Sit through the credits

Let’s be honest: Sitting through movie credits is boring. A bunch of names the viewer probably won’t recognize scroll from bottom to top until it fades to black or opens to a special scene. But sitting through the credits is rewarding. It’s not about trying to recognize the names of the crew like you would […]

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