Sept. 28 2016
October Sky is emblematic of wholesome dreams and can-do spirit. Every turn in the story is one you see coming, as is each allusion to reaching for the stars, but this West Coast-premiere musical is sincere...
Sept. 28 2016
Thankfully, Burton has momentarily rediscovered such genuine feeling with Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, a spirited adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ 2011 novel
Sept. 28 2016
To be honest, I was beginning to think Rust Magic was never going to happen. In fact, it would have been a cruel twist of irony if local graffiti artist Saratoga Sake had never finished his new show at...
Sept. 28 2016
Demon, which opens Friday, Sept. 30, at Ken Cinema, evokes the great Luis Bunuel with its skewering dark humor
Sept. 28 2016
Eva De Leon used to pick flowers in Mexico City with her sister (hence the name of the store), but says she really got her start when she did the flower arranging at her own wedding
Sept. 27 2016
One reason women are moving from the backseat to the forefront of motorcycle society may be that feminist-forward movements that strive to equalize men and women are gaining traction, and women are more...
Sept. 21 2016
With its DJ mixing transitions between scenes and its two young protagonists riffing at warp speed about cultural stereotyping, over-parenting and the plain fact that sometimes things suck, playwright...
Sept. 21 2016
I met Luis in November 1993. I’d organized a poetry reading three blocks up the street at Café Chabalaba on 10th Avenue and C Street. The coffee house was another bright light in the downtown...
Sept. 20 2016
As Westerns go, usually it's the villains who enjoy killing people. That's not the case in the latest incarnation of The Magnificent Seven, which seems to take pleasure in depicting gruesome murders committed...
Sept. 20 2016
Author: The JT Leroy Story Jeff Feuerzeig has a thing for brilliant outcasts. His sublime 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston illuminates the tortured soul of the eponymous blues music
Sept. 20 2016
With help from Noë Olivas, Lopex is working on a new video project that explores the world of video dating that was popular in the '80s and '90s
Sept. 19 2016
Even if you're familiar with the earnest yet offbeat work of Johnston, Cavolo and McClanahan, there's no way to prepare yourself for the visions you'll find between the covers of The Incantations of Daniel...
Sept. 13 2016
It's hard to get too jacked up about the squabbles among a privileged northeastern family. Yet that's what we're asked to do by playwright A.R. Gurney in his autobiographical The Cocktail Hour
Elevator to the Gallows
Sept. 13 2016
In a bit of inspired programming, Landmark's Ken Cinema will showcase new digital restorations (thanks to Rialto Pictures) of two film noir classics beginning Friday, Sept. 16
Sept. 13 2016
The death-by-bludgeoning that occurs in the opening scene of Transpecos feels like an apt metaphor for the film itself
Sept. 7 2016
Wholesome. In a word that’s Oklahoma!, the Broadway musical warhorse that was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration 73(!) years ago. To this day, audiences apparently can’t get...
Sept. 7 2016
Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a career pilot with more than 40 years of experience in the air, successfully landed a jetliner on the Hudson River after both engines failed due to bird...
Sept. 7 2016
Unlike many a youthful protagonist, Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) life isn’t destroyed upon moving from familiar confines (Manhattan) to a new wild frontier (Brooklyn)
Sept. 7 2016
Local artist Susie Ghahremani has done well with her Boygirlparty brand of merchandise. She’s developed a base of loyal customers who seemingly can’t get enough of cutesy animal characters...
Sept. 7 2016
For Normal Heights native Chris Tomlin, the opportunity to do a mural in the neighborhood he grew up in was already exciting. The retired Marine Corps veteran says the real excitement, though, came in...


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