UAA art students Hans Hallinen and Scott Pugh will open their Student Union Gallery Show, “Notions of Time,” Feb. 18. The show features kinetic sculptures done by the two. Pugh describes “Notions of Time” as “oversized” and “interactive.” Kinetic sculpture combines movement and art. Sculptures are able to move and morph, changing the nature of […]
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Tales of star-crossed lovers have graced movie screens since the beginning of cinema. Some are fine with being sappy, others strive for realism, but less often do they become something truly special. “Once” is about an unnamed Dublin busker (Glen Hansard, “The Commitments”) and woman (Marketa Irglova) and their week in Dublin writing, rehearsing and […]
The Black Student Union will host a Valentine’s-themed dance in the Student Union Cafeteria Feb. 15. The BSU will pay 40 percent of proceeds to the Vera Allen Jones Scholarship and another 40 percent to the Alaska United Negro College Fund, which provides scholarships to all students of color, not just black students. Black Student […]
Imagine a Woody Allen movie. Now, take away everything that makes a Woody Allen movie good and you’d get something a better than “That Awkward Moment.” Set in New York, the film follows three single yuppies: pretty boy Jason (Zac Efron, “Parkland”), the sardonic Daniel (Miles Teller, “21 & Over”) and recently divorced Mikey (Michael […]
Multiplayer shooter games today lack a sense of thrill. Getting kills and points is easy in a game like “Call of Duty” and as such, the experience feels mind-numbing and boring. Then a game like “Strike Vector” comes along and reminds players what they all love about shooters in the first place: the thrill of […]
There was a point in watching “The Turin Horse” where I wanted to curl up in a dark place somewhere and sleep forever. It’s depressing. But not in the “I want to cry” way. It’s depressing in the “Oh, so life is meaningless?” kind of way.
About every three months Bear Tooth Theatrepub hosts a 90-minute event known as Open Projector Night, or OPN. The event presented by the Alaska Film Forum, Bear Tooth Theatrepub and Alaska Filmmakers is a chance for local filmmakers to showcase their works publicly. The works are often of decent, if not very good, quality and are really quite impressive.
The last OPN, on Jan. 30, was the 10th OPN ever held. There were short films including a fishing film about catch and release, music videos and animated shorts.
Dakaboom is a musical comedy duo whose show, according to their official website, “is one that needs to be seen to be understood.” The duo consists of best friends Ben McLain and Paul Peglar, who have been living together for years. McLain was part of NBC’s “The Sing Off” with his vocal band ARORA (called Sonos when on the show), and Peglar was the pianist for season one of “Glee.” The two have all released a studio album titled “Get Awesome.”
Claybody, the campus ceramics club, is hosting an invitational for up-and-coming ceramic students. Works will range from beginning-level ceramic art to Bachelor of Fine Arts students and ceramic art majors. The show will encompass functional and sculptural work.
Check out the synopsis for movies coming out in February including: The Lego Movie, The Monuments Men, One Chance, Winter’s Tale, About Last Night, Vampire Academy, Endless Love, Robocop, Pompeii, 3 Days to Kill, The Wind Rises, Welcome to Yesterday, Son of God, and Non-Stop.
There’s a fine line between torture porn and torture art. The difference between the two could mean lingering on a sliced throat or torn toenail for too long. “Big Bad Wolves” walks that tightrope with finesse and a vicious moral center.
There’s a long and oppressive history of cultural appropriation in pop music. White pop stars trying on different cultural and racial identities to sell records. It’s never been okay and it never will be. One of the more recent examples comes from Katy Perry.
“Space Dandy” is a new space-themed comedy anime series by director Shinichiro Watanabe and studio Bones that premiered Jan. 4 on Toonami. The protagonist, Dandy, is an alien-hunting womanizer who travels across galaxies to harvest rare specimens of alien life.