Why does “Comic Book” Default to “Superhero Comic?”

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer As I sat down trying to think of what to write for the latest column, and found most of my options centered around superheroes. The usual Marvel and DC fare. And finally, I was forced to confront an unfortunate truth, when the term “comic book” is brought up in today’s…

Hump Day Update: 3/8/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome 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. Rumors have spread this week that Alec Baldwin might…

On Paint and Progress

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer The paintings are strikingly different, yet each series commands individual attention and meditation despite vastly different mediums and cultural traditions. Li Gang’s ink and acrylic concoctions illuminate the left side of the gallery, Noa Charuvi’s semi-abstract oils on the right in Art100’s new exhibition, “Construction and Contemplation.” Opening its doors…

Hump Day Update: 3/1/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome 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. Ariana Grande and Future have put out a new…

Off the Wall: We Need to Talk

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer The arts represent a field of creative minds on the front lines of political discourse and activism, embodying the principle of free speech and expression. Some are also taking the lead in the opposition to the hate and questionable ethics of the recent election of President Donald J. Trump, exhibiting their…

Maybe We Could Live Without Another Goddamn Batman Film?

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Despite the contentious, often hostile debate over the state of the DC Extended Film Universe, one idea that audiences seem to be general in agreement on is that Ben Affleck’s Batman has been a saving grace thus far. After the vitriolic response to his initial casting, the Bostonian Oscar-winning actor/director…

Hump Day Update: 2/22/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome 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. One of late night’s biggest Trump critics, Seth Meyers,…

The LEGO Batman Movie

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer “The LEGO Movie” was a once in a million kind of film, the perfect culmination of two talented directors, an amazing cast, a brand with the perfect amount of nostalgia and narrative possibility and a studio unafraid to let them all make something weird and extraordinary. I might be biased given…

Hump Day Update: 2/15/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman Welcome 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. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, but if you’re still looking for the…

Off the Wall: Heat Maps

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer In today’s vernacular, the title “Syrian refugee” is a tight package of language, used to efficiently describe a mass of displaced human beings: a title capable of neatly grouping a people to allow for rationalization of empathy over cups of coffee in cafes. The “Syrian Refugee Crisis” has become a…

Comic Artist Appreciation Column

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer February 6 marks the anniversary of comic artist Jack Kirby’s death. The Marvel Comics creator left a legacy that will probably remain unchallenged as long as comic books are printed, having helped define the designs of Captain America, Fantastic Four, Hulk, X-Men, Black Panther, and several other Marvel and DC characters….