Captain America (Chris Evans) and Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.) tussle over superhero rights in Civil War, the latest franchise installment. Photo: Walt Disney Company

Captain America: Civil War plays off Marvel subplot

The world is a different place than it was eight years ago, when Iron Man launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s unprecedented ascendance to critical and commercial acclaim. Superhero movies, once seen as a pariah on the medium, have become the main cash cow for major studios. And we’re way past the point of making movies […]

Midnight Snack plays a rock show to support the Music Resource Center on Saturday at Ix Park. Photo: John Gellman

ARTS Pick: Midnight Snack

Asheville, North Carolina’s Midnight Snack rips open a set of melodious, psychedelic rock to support the Music Resource Center. The band will hang out late with those who can’t get enough of the Know Good Beer festival and take over the stage for an after-party benefit show. Saturday, 5/14. Free, 8pm. IX Art Park, 963 Second St. […]

Young adult author Hannah Barnaby will speak about her work on May 14 at WriterHouse. Photo: Publicity photo

Novelist Hannah Barnaby writes from personal experience

Hannah Barnaby’s second young adult novel, Some of the Parts, published in February, was “partly inspired by my own experience with sibling loss,” she says. Her brother, to whom the book is dedicated, died accidentally, and while the events in the novel differ greatly from Barnaby’s experience, she says the emotional journey of the protagonist […]