On an off key tip

Maneuvering the avant-garde through musical, political, emotional and spiritual expression, Roots Manuva delivers a second album, mostly self-produced. Born and raised in the United...

Leftover Crack can’t do nothing for you man

Far away from the realm of skilled musicians, the band mates Ezra Crack, Ara Crack, Alec Crack and Sporty Lice created the group Leftover...

Spiking the punch lines at First Stop Fridays

Despite the hoots and hollers of the volleyball match in the Sports Center, a roaring laughter could be heard from the Campus Center Den...

Sultry jazz Canadian style

On her fourth major studio album, sultry Canadian songstress Diana Krall delves into the depths of love and loss. Following in the footsteps of her...

All roads lead to Jerusalem

“...veils of ignorance, disinformation, and illusion separate us from that which is imperative to our understanding of our evolutionary journey...The first of those veils...

Shakespeare puts on his O face

*The views and opinions presented in this review are not those of the Northern Light, but merely the witty banter of Leslie and Will...

More than hazardous waste

The latest System of a Down record, Toxicity is the band at their best, and offers everything that makes them great. Toxicity provides fast...

Mike masterfully mixes more music masterpieces

Can anyone do it like MixMaster Mike? The Beastie Boys didn't think so, “' `cause nobody can do it like MixMaster can, come on!”...

Rediscovering America

"There are many wonderful things about the United States of America that deserve praise—the Bill of Rights, the Freedom of Information Act, and free...

New venue opens for local music scene

On a Saturday night in Anchorage there are not many things to do. But now, for only six dollars you can get unlimited pizza...

Blunt man and Chronic at it on the big screen

In his usual quick-cut, medium close-up shooting style, director Kevin Smith gives the movie-going public the final installment of his “New Jersey Trilogy.” “Jay and...

Great Caesar’s ghost!

The opening sequence of Frank Bebey's directorial return to the University of Alaska Anchorage Arts Buidling Main Stage Theatre is worth the show itself. Bebey...

Classics and comedies are the theme in 2001 theatre season

The fall theatre season is just around the corner, and the University of Alaska Anchorage Theatre department is offering a play list that could...

Sharing, pairing and caring at the Alaska Native Heritage Center

We the people of Anchorage, Alaska pledge to respect one another, celebrating the differences that make us unique: our customs, spiritual beliefs, cultures, colors,...

Latyrx continues to trail blaze conscious hip-hop

Ah Latyrx...and in Anchorage no less, indubitably defining what it means to be masters of ceremonies or microphone controllers of a stage show. Lateef...

The Puppet Master

“A burgeoning hologram finds himself discontented in The Wired, and frees himself of his confining circuit in an explosion of fury. Now capable to...

Top 10 University of Alaska Fairbanks Slogans

10. UAF — Where Moose Tag is now a minor. 9. UAF — Spending thousands on flowers that last a month. 8. Come to UAF —...

Gaelic Storm good example of groups to book

You don't have to be Irish and play the fiddle to have an appreciation for the party that was going on in the Wendy...

Pacific Rim Literary Conference

In Alaska, a state that occupies a unique “place” in the United States and on the Pacific Rim, geography and landscapes play a significant...

Graduate’s show floods UAA gallery with color

UAA alum Alisa Flugham is wowing the art community with her floral acrylic, copper and mixed media pieces in an Elements of Nature showing...

Empower your vagina: Vagina Monologues

What do you call your Vagina? Pussycat, twat, poochy, tamale, split knish, taco, coochi or snorcher? Our university neighbor, Alaska Pacific University, hosted the play...

Students’ hallway art fills need for beauty

Since the upcoming show in the Campus Center Gallery, 2-D Student Invitational doesn't start until Feb. 22. The Northern Light decided to wander the...

Love-related Web sites

Happy Valentine's Day. Welcome to your guide to loooove. Even if you don't love humans, there are pet love sites and a dissing love...

Tarantino tops with ‘Snatch’

A new name has unexpectedly risen from the depths of the crime-drama genre, and he has delivered one of the most raw and hilarious...

Thirteen days: An evening with the Kennedys and Gump

In case there is somebody out there who doesn't get all warm and fuzzy at the mere mention of the name Kennedy, the new...

Orso’s leaves bad taste in mouth

Orso – the Italian word for “bear.” Funny, I thought. Bear is not an Italian dish. When I got my $18 plate of tomato...

Taking on new shapes with art

In the Kimura Gallery upstairs in the University of Alaska Anchorage Arts Building, Lisa Hart's “Eternal/Ephemeral” exhibit takes on a life of its own....