Print show presents big ideas in miniature form

In the Student Union art gallery, miniature prints line the walls in a simple, neat row. The UAA Print Club sponsored the gallery “Aerial...

BiPolar Bears come out of hibernation

It isn’t often that UAA’s Noon Music draws a crowd bigger than five or 10 people, but the BiPolar Bears returned to the Student...

Loveable, believable characters make ‘Good Company’ for moviegoers

In Good Company Written and Directed by Paul Weitz Produced by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz Starring: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and Scarlett Johansson Comedy/Drama Depth of Field/Universal 2005 “In...

Inspiring sophomore album shows a personal view of Midwest

Kid Dakota is one of the most perfect bands out there. The lyrics, vocals, guitar work and songwriting are all not only excellent, but...

Epic jams pair with sparse production to make rocking EP

I’ve always kind of hated Jucifer. The two-piece garage-metal-dirge outfit has a lot going for it, but previous albums have squandered the group’s potential...

Get off the couch: Paul’s picks for the holidays

Winter break is almost here and for college students that means plenty of free time. December also marks a busy stretch at the theaters....

Comedian connects to college audience

With an odd pairing of past histories and witty quips made toward audience members, Alexandra McHale amused students and locals alike Dec. 3 in...

Juried art show brings out students’ self-interpretation

More than a dozen people mulled around the Student Union Dec. 2, waiting for the 19th annual “No Big Heads” juried art show to...

The Concretes carve a fresh niche in exhausted genre

The Concretes aren’t just another Swedish rock band mining the past catalogs of American rock music and selling it back to us with a...

Deft punk rockers make music few can master in ‘Shake the Sheets’

The new Ted Leo album, “Shake the Sheets,” kicks off sounding like last year’s “Tell Bageary Balgury is Dead” EP; the singer-songwriter is accompanied...

Frog Eyes: A band confident enough to totally unleash rock

Seldom has there been an album that seems so concerned with the economy of how much musical content can be packed into a brief...

Feminist electro-punks stay true despite signing to major label

Le Tigre has attained a new level of success and it’s obvious the moment you open the CD to find a “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning”...

Heroism and hijinks: ‘The Tony Knowles Second Unit’

The air at election central was charged with political energy on the night of Aug. 24. The state primaries were unfolding and three aimless...

Comedian’s strange antics funny for some reason

Comedian Ben Bailey’s unique style of combining rambling speeches, strange side effects and conversation with the audience entertained the UAA community Nov. 5 in...

Lions, witches and wardrobes, oh, my!

As the Anchorage Community Theatre turns 51 this year, it celebrates with a rich season of premiers, musicals and American classics. ACT’s current production...

Camera Club display offers a look ‘Through Our Eyes’

The UAA Camera Club opened a fund-raiser art gallery in the Student Union Nov. 4. “Through Our Eyes” is an attractive display of photographs...

Bedroom-based band creates monolithic gloom

The band known as S is composed of singer/guitarist Jenn Ghetto and multi-instrumentalist Josh Wackerly. Their new CD, “Puking and Crying” lives up to...

Orchestrated debut illustrates Montreal band’s talents

It’s easy to pick out the reference points that Montreal rock sextet Arcade Fire clearly base their music off of: the nervous Canadian vocal...

Bight eyes offers an honest, unique style worth remembering

Doesn’t it seem like today’s Top 40 music lacks honesty? How many artists flood our ears that sound like a copy of a copy...

Fans next-to-naked at annual horror movie

To kick off Halloween weekend, Student Activities displayed the very essence of the holiday. With a cast that includes a transvestite, people in their...

BiPolar Bears bring bopping beats to UAA’s Noon Music

They stepped onto the tiny stage in the Student Union for Noon Music Oct. 26 in front of a crowd of five people. Within...

Rage takes center stage in the Student Union Den

Spooky rock shook the Student Union Den Oct. 29 as Sigma Alpha Epsilon provided the opportunity for four local bands and university students to...

The Decemberists give rock literary legitimacy

One of Lou Reed’s stated purposes of his work in ‘75 was to bring the level of sophistication and legitimacy that literature enjoys to...

Pixies release 1987 demo coupled with later re-recordings

Black Francis, songwriter for the Pixies, once said he comes up with his songs alone with an acoustic guitar in front of the bathroom...

Faint’s new dance album ‘Wet from Birth’ offers witty lyrics

It is always interesting to hear a band’s follow-up album to its first highly successful, critically praised release. The Faint released “Danse Macbre” in...

Interpol dishes out non-traditional, poetic romance

Interpol is one of the best bands out there right now. While its contemporaries in the New York garage-art-rock boom of the turn of...

Pixies guitarist delivers sweet, sunny signals with ‘Smitten’

If anyone has a right to sound like the ‘90s, it’s Joey Santiago, guitarist for the Pixies. Santiago and his wife Linda Mallari form...

Students, faculty play a part of history

Blackout. Twenty-one men file into the darkness. They take their seats and prepare themselves for another day in Congress. The year is 1776 but...

Film discloses Bush’s corporate ties

As the November election nears and polls show the presidential nominees head to head, the most extreme viewpoints are becoming more prevalent. Alaskans for...

Pop punk band Supergrass puts out ‘Best of’ after four albums

Supergrass needs a “best of” album? They’ve only had four albums in 10 years, one would expect them to try and divert attention away...