An Ode to Kraven the Hunter: Black Panther’s Next Great Villain

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Deciding what to write about “Black Panther” proved to be more challenging than I anticipated. Not because the film isn’t good—it is an absolute wonder, possibly the best Marvel film—not because there is nothing interesting to discuss in regards to the film’s cultural significance—the exact opposite in fact—but what could…

Hump Day Update 2/21/18

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.   If you’ve been watching “The Bachelor” instead of…

Revist Childlike Splendor With “Mother GOOSE!”

By Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer   The New York City Ballet presented a revival of “Mother GOOSE!” on Feb. 10 at Florence Gould Hall, with original choreography by Keith Michael and a four hand piano score by Vladimir Shinov. The production will begin touring to various cities in the coming months, where it is sure…

“Once on This Island” at the Circle in the Square Theatre

By Kamila Daurenova, Contributing Writer The first-ever revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s “Once on This Island” feels like a 90-minute escape to the Caribbean. As the the Circle in the Square’s title suggests, the audience is seated in a circle surrounding the sand-covered stage; complete with a hut and body of water at…

“Marina Abramovic is not a performance artist”

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer “Marina Abramovic is not a performance artist,” says Sean Kelly, owner of the eponymous gallery in Chelsea, who opened their ninth show dedicated to the famous “body artist” last weekend, focusing on the foundations of her contemporary fame, simply called Early Works. 12 performance stills and 5 original films were…

From Arizona to Australia, Alex Aiono Makes Waves

By Anna Letson, Senior Multimedia Editor A hop, skip and a jump across the Pacific from his Arizona bedroom to a packed show at the Oxford Art Factory, YouTube star Alex Aiono was making waves at his Sydney debut. Escaping the heat of a Saturday afternoon, the venue was abuzz with the vibe of a…

Aquaman was Already Cool

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer To be honest, I imagined I was going to write so many more articles about Justice League. It is the first cinematic appearance from comic’s first superhero team, featuring an absurdly troubled production and released in theaters as a stitched together mess. How could I not talk about it? And…

Hump Day Update 2/14/18

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.   It was announced that James Franco will be…

How to Rally the Comic Industry

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer While reading the latest controversy of Marvel cutting books as the “anti-PC” crowd uses slumping sale numbers to probe that diversity isn’t selling, I prepared to go on another tirade about how the comic industry is a train wreck when it comes to selling its product. But instead, I thought…

Hump Day Update 2/7/18

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.   We finally found out this week on NBC’s…

Scott’s Forgotten War Against the World

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer   The year was 2010. The new decade brought promise and optimisms that would not be realized.  The Olympics were in Vancouver and the World Cup was in South Africa. The Affordable Care Act passed, and still exists today as we now routinely need to call our congressmen and beg…

Hump Day Update 1/31/18

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.   P!nk performed at the Grammy’s this weekend and…