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Achewood

Achewood

Chris Onstad, the cartoonist that has been writing Achewood since 2001, took a breather during the winter holidays and ran a few “classic” Achewood strips from December 24-28 (which I greedily and somewhat shamefully read at my desk, shoulders bucking with silent laughs). Within the same week, Time named Achewood the year’s best graphic novel […]

Hartz to lose job to Turner?

Hartz to lose job to Turner?

The work of curating and directing a museum or art gallery isn’t that much different than curating and directing a website. For a lot of local art spaces, images and text are swapped on a monthly basis for more images and text—abstraction swapped for realism, the name and mission statement of Artist A swapped for […]

WWWGA Do?

WWWGA Do?

If you’re a member of Writers Guild of America (WGA) East, there’s a good chance you’re chapping your knuckles in the cold, gripping a sign with a slogan scrawled in black marker…

Guitar Hero competition

Guitar Hero competition

The DJ, a tall, goateed man in a dark shirt and a Tampa Bay Lightning baseball cap, is still connecting the HDTV (high-definition television) to his PlayStation system as the 9pm start time for the first of the now-weekly Guitar Hero competition nights at Fellini’s #9, but by a few minutes after he’s ready to go.

Britta’s bees [with video]

Britta’s bees [with video]

Britta-Lena Lasko had just wrapped her master's thesis for the Brooks Institute of Photography—a documentary project following women in Maine's fishing industry that cast her into the ocean on clam diggers and sea urchin diving boats—and was sharing the results in an exhibit in Maine when she began speaking with a museum curator about bees.

C'ville hip-hop R.I.P.?

C'ville hip-hop R.I.P.?

Inside the warm wooden belly of the Outback Lodge, a crew of local rap musicians named Heavy Hustle Entertainment has finished its set of tunes and roams the floor in a pack, their homemade black t-shirts bearing the words "Heavy Hustle Ent." on the front and, on the back, stage names like "Big Mike" and "Young Shotti," baseball caps sporting the abbreviation or outline of their home state, Virginia.

The Big Doe Rehab

The Big Doe Rehab

cd When gangsta rap ensemble Wu-Tang Clan recorded "Da Mystery of Chessboxin’" for 1993’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), they opened the track with a clip from a 1981 martial arts film called Shaolin & Wu Tang. In the film, members of rival kung-fu clans are pitted against one another by a government official that […]

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

stage Despite signs pointing to the contrary, I have felt like some relentless Shakes-peer is bribing local theater companies to perform Twelfth Night and formed the impression that the show has been up on nearly every local stage in the past year. In actuality, the only other theater to stage the show this year was […]