Top 5 movies to look forward to this summer

Plenty of popcorn flicks and more underrated features are coming out this summer. Between nights around a bonfire and vacationing out of state, here...

Toe to toe: Rights are not requirements

Every four years, the United States of America must make a very important choice. This choice is one that will shape our nation for...

Backcountry medicine and other ramblings

So over spring break I eschewed the normal range of college break activities, such as drinking (too poor), studying (too lazy) and vacationing at...

White pop stars and cultural appropriation

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.

Long lasting marriages of UAA

Love, in all of its unbridled passion, bonding and lovey-dovey mushiness, is a commitment. Several of UAA’s faculty can attest to how deep a commitment it truly is. “Our marriage is a challenge,” said Andre Thorn, Director of the UAA Multicultural Center. “It’s a daily challenge that we both strive to make work.” Thorn’s situation is different than most: He and his wife of 17 years live in separate states. Five months ago, the couple made the difficult decision for Thorn to move up to Alaska and assume his director position, while his wife Stephanie remained in Columbia, Mo. to complete her Bar tests. She will be there for the next six months.

The Lake Louise swim team: Part 1

This summer, a group of friends took an RV filled with 12 people up to Lake Louise, promptly sunk it in a gravel lot,...

‘Hotel Transylvania’ good for Halloween

Fathers are known for being protective of their daughters, but Dracula (Adam Sandler, “That’s My Boy”) takes the cake in “Hotel Transylvania.” In order...

Game Review: “The Witcher 3” lives up to expectations

Let's cut straight to the chase: does “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” live up to the incredible hype that's been surrounding it for years? The...

Orange Rhymes With: Coping with winter

As I sliced the majority of my fingers open trying to scrape the diamond-like ice from my windshield this morning, I realized something. This place is awful.

The post college experience

As a freshman, I was often naively irritated by the non-traditional students in my classes. While everyone in my cohort was within a couple...

Sex and the Seawolf: You’re my boy blue… balls

Hey, hey you!  Yeah you...you know who I’m talking to.  So you think that you have what it takes to satisfy a girl huh? ...

Sonic and the Secret Rings

Of all the outdated franchises littering store shelves with rehashes and cash-ins these days, no intellectual property is more in need of a redesign than Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog. Following the abysmal "Sonic the Hedgehog," a so-called "next-gen" title for the Xbox 360 and PS3, Sonic makes a dash to Nintendo's hot new console with an innovative game built from the ground up for the Wii.

Walk or Not: Should you go to your own Commencement?

TNL writers debate attending Fall Commencement

Traditional brunch beverage with a twist

It is rare to come across an alcoholic beverage meant to be imbibed before noon, but when you do, it’s always worth trying at...

“Fallout 4” is good, but not great

Bethesda's new game came out at the wrong place, at the wrong time

An ode to the Templewood

In college, you tend to gravitate towards a social group based on mutual interests. In my case, the common denominator is a love of...

‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1’ is lusty indulgence

Film: &nbsp Director: Release date: Rating: Country: "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1" Lars von Trier March 6, 2014 4/5 stars Denmark If the viewer could look into filmmaker Lars von Trier’s mind, chances are it would look almost...

ORW: (Halfway) up the mountain

I’m an outdoor guy. I’ve often been of the belief that I previously reincarnated from a mountain goat. Much of my pleasure in life is derived from climbing up the side of a cliff or running full-tilt down a rocky mountain trail or swan diving into a lake. I’m no stranger to bounding across boulder-strewn landscapes, bellowing: “The hiiiiiills are aliiive, with the sound of muuuuuusiiiic!!” like an athletic Julie Andrews with dude parts. Don’t ask why this happens; it’s just inspiration in the moment.

‘Bad Guy’ meditates on evil, mixed results

Title: “Bad Guy” Director: Ki-duk Kim Release date: Feb. 11, 2005 Genre: Drama Country: South Korea Rating: 3/5 Some people are just born evil. As for the wordless sociopath at...

“Moloch Tropical” doesn’t reach its ambitions

TV movies rightfully get a bad wrap. The Lifetime television network alone deserves a separate section at the Razzie awards. But, disproving the notion...

Super-powered play makes new action game hit

"Prototype," the new game from Activision has everything that a young gamer could want in Manhattan. It's a game that caters to fans of open-world sandbox style games (Grand Theft Auto) and slasher heavy action games, (Devil May Cry) and crazy acrobatics. Notice how there is nothing subtitled here.

Anchorage Brewing Company Galaxy White IPA

Local craft beer producer Anchorage Brewing Company doesn’t shy away from bold ingredients with their Galaxy White IPA. The Belgian-style white IPA is a...

Retro Rewind: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

“Singin’ in the Rain” is an indisputable classic. It’s fun, light-hearted and has a bunch of catchy tunes that’ll be stuck in your head...

Good drink, poor tribute

It’s a geeky week, so here’s a geeky cocktail to whet your appetite: the Batman Cocktail. It’s not a perfect tribute to the Caped...

Breaking down ‘Fast & Furious 6’

Has the franchise finally run out of gas? “Ride or die, remember?” Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) poignantly summed up “Fast & Furious 6” with those four words.

The Lake Louise Swim Team: Part 2

I left off last time with the story of five frozen college students who had plunged three snow machines through the ice at 20...

“Fifty Shades:” The Slug Review

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde I am a true monster. An amoral, sick, twisted monster. One of the most abhorrent, evil beings on the...

Sex and the Seawolf: When is it alright to date your best friend’s ex?

When is it alright to date your best friend's ex? Or, when is it alright to date the ex of any of your friends?...

‘Hotel Dusk: Room 215’

The point-and-click adventure has long been a dead genre in the gaming world. On the PC, it saw a healthy life with titles such as "Myst," captivating players' inner puzzle solvers. But as consoles gained more ground and PC gaming was delegated to the extreme first-person shooter and real time strategy gamer - and those with $5,000 to drop on an Alienware computer - the strong narratives and clever puzzles of the point-and-click adventure seemed to be all but gone forever.

On the subject of Anchorage housing

When you’re in your twenties, the places you live tend to be contingent upon low cost and little else. While I could summarize the...