Critic’s Corner: “Suburbicon” Lacks Comedic Grace

“Suburbicon,” directed by Golden Globe winning actor George Clooney, is set in the year 1959 in an all-white suburb. The film opens with a ‘happy-go-lucky’ type advertisement for the neighborhood intended to attract like-minded and ‘diverse white families’ from all parts of the country. VIA JOBLO.COM Suburbicon takes place in a tight-knit neighborhood. When anything […]

Bringing 17th Century Salem to a Modern Audience

For many high school and college students across the United States, a mention of “The Crucible”—a theatrical adaptation of the Salem Witch Trial—brings back memories of English classes filled with 1600s-era costumes and a three-hour-long play that never seemed to end. TAYLOR GUY • THE SPECTATOR I had never read Arthur Miller’s 1953 play. All I […]

Seattle Art Museum Remembers Andrew Wyeth

Famous American painter, Andrew Wyeth, possessed the talent to depict the contrast between life and death and between emptiness and vacancy. He mastered intense realism that drew in audiences for decades. The new exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) portrays the tragedy of the artist’s life and the vitality of his imagination, while encouraging […]

Critic’s Corner: Only the Brave

Amongst the Halloween horror films coming out this month, the biographical drama “Only the Brave” details a real-life tragedy of losing everything to the wrath of Mother Nature. “Only the Brave” tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona. […]

Critic’s Corner: Was Blade Runner a Film Worth Revisiting?

In the almost three hour long sci-fi, thriller sequel “Blade Runner 2049,” director Denis Villeneuve teams up with cinematographer Roger Deakins to pay tribute to Ridley Scott’s original film “Blade Runner” released in 1982. The highly-acclaimed franchise failed to live up to its legacy, but “Blade Runner 2049” is still better than its original counterpart. […]

Sit Down, Eat Humble Pie

Walking through the grapevine-covered entryway, the location, the materials, the people, the pizza and the owner Brian Solazzi of Humble Pie indicate that the restaurant aspires to embody humility. From the chicken coop that houses six hens, to the solar panels to the rooftop gardens, it is clear why this sustainable restaurant was a finalist […]

Flotation Tanks on the Rise for Stress Relief

As I gingerly dipped a toe into the warm water of the pod shaped flotation tank, I thought of the scene from “Stranger Things,” where a small bald girl named Eleven climbs into a homemade flotation chamber assembled on the floor of the Hawkins Middle School gym. In the scene, Eleven floats in salt water […]

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