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Art School | May 29, 2014

Know Your Graffiti Vocab

Graffiti artist Neon describes the art form's five different formats.   

Art School | Apr 25, 2014

Animated Abstraction with Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack creates stop motion animation using everyday objects and a vintage Bolex camera.   

Theater Review | Apr 15, 2014

Doctor Faustus Gives Hamlet a Schooling in Witty 'Wittenberg'

Martin Luther, Hamlet and Doctor Faustus prove an irresistible combination for a college comedy. By Sam Hurwitt  

Multimedia | Apr 14, 2014

Here's to the Late Adopters

Sometimes it's OK to wait for the bugs to get worked out before jumping into new tech. By Emily Eifler  

Music | Apr 14, 2014

What Is Up With BottleRock 2014?

If I could use only one word to describe the 2014 edition of the Napa Valley wine, food and rock festival's eclectic rundown of artists (based on the opinions I've heard voiced and, to a lesser extent, my own) it would be: huh? By T.J. Mimbs  

Movies
  • A 'Child Of God,' Or Maybe Not

    The very prolific James Franco directs a Cormac McCarthy adaptation that struggles to overcome a repulsive main character with whom it's almost impossible to empathize.

  • A 'War Story' With Big Ambitions And Mixed Results

    The drama War Story is trying to wrap itself around both a personal story of a traumatized journalist and some larger social issues. Despite a strong central performance, it succeeds only partially.

  • Breaking Out The Broken English

    Voice-over work often demands that Arthur Chu, recent Jeopardy! champ, feign speaking English in a "Chinese accent," rather than the meticulously practiced American English that now comes naturally.

  • 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Let's Hear It For F.U.N.

    The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.

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