Esteemed songwriter Lloyd Cole plays cuts from his highly-regarded new rock album, backed by a full band at the Southern on Saturday. Photo: Doug Seymour or Paul Scholl

ARTS Pick: Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole is enjoying a career renaissance. The release of his new rock album Standards has reignited the guitarist’s popularity, most notably in Europe where he’s been selling out theaters nearly every night of his current tour, setting Cole up for a triumphant return to the U.S. The songwriting on his new record is being […]

Discover a variety of new photographs from fine art to photojournalism at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph's Works projections this weekend. Photo: Brendan Hoffman

ARTS Pick: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

Between the friendly insects peering over the Downtown Mall, photography exhibits throughout town and talks with celebrated, prolific photographers, there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of the annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. But one of the festival’s most unique experiences can only be had this weekend, when the WORKS exhibition takes […]

With the help of an all-star supporting case, Melissa McCarthy makes the most of her versatile talent in the intrigue comedy Spy. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Film review: Spy may be the summer’s sleeper hit

It may have taken four years of failed vehicles and forced cameos, but Melissa McCarthy finally hits her stride in Spy. Packaged and marketed as more of the same from McCarthy—an alternately crass and sincere broad comedy that misunderstands the difference between empathy and mockery—the slyly progressive and engaging Spy may end up being the […]