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Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

The zany, self-referential and ridiculous antics of the Dark Knight’s LEGO equivalent continue in Warner Animation Group’s new animated feature, “The LEGO Batman Movie,” a spin-off of the 2014 smash hit, “The LEGO Movie” focusing on the Batman character. Will Arnett returns as the titular...

The Second City: Famed Troupe Performs at Power House Theatre

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

What do Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert all have in common? Each of them at one time or another, were a part of the Chicago-based improv and comedy group, The Second City. This year, The Second City came to Walla Walla’s Gesa Power House Theatre for one night, bringing their show, “The Sec...

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow, Reviews

On Saturday, November 12, Walla Walla's indie rock lovers stormed into Main Street Studios. They had come to see a three-and-a-half hour concert headlined by the 90's Idaho band Built to Spill, in their first major tour since the release of their 2015 album "Untethered Moon." In addition to Built...

The Best Tracks on “Lemonade”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Last weekend, Beyoncé released her sixth album “Lemonade” on HBO. Here are some of the tracks that stuck out.

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Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

Megan Hearst
March 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Regardless of the viewer's political stance, The Motorcycle Diaries is a beautiful film to look at, and a perfect advertisement for the countries Guevara and Granado explore.

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Lit Review: “The Great American Dirtbags”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

In “The Dirtbag Manifesto,” Mehall tells the story of how he came to be a “born-again dirtbag.”

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The Little Theatre presents “The Glass Menagerie”

The Little Theatre presents “The Glass Menagerie”

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer
February 4, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

"I am the opposite of a stage magician," asserts the narrator of "The Glass Menagerie." "He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion." This notion of truth in disguise permeates The Little Theatre's performance of "Menagerie," written...

Movie Review: “Paper Tigers” Documentary

Movie Review: “Paper Tigers” Documentary

Eric Anderson and Martina Pansze
December 10, 2015
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, Movie Reviews, Reviews

The documentary “Paper Tigers” focuses on a topic most people agree upon; would anyone explicitly suggest that it’s a bad thing for teens suffering from toxic stress to receive help instead of punishment? The danger, then, with this kind of documentary filmmaking is not creating a product with...

Book Review: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel shatters clichés

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor
November 10, 2015
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks, Reviews

Full of dark suspense and masterfully-executed plot twists, “Station Eleven” leaves the reader disturbed without delving into the gory minutia transpiring at the beginning of civilization’s collapse.

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Moviegoers Flock to Mid-Budget, Well-Reviewed Movies This Summer

Eric Anderson, A&E Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

It’s easy to be cynical about the state of the film industry these days when it is seemingly driven by nothing but greed and producing nothing but expensive franchise sequels (or remakes) and restricting the top billings to white male superstars. This year, however, the summer box office tells...

Sufjan Stevens reconciles life, love in new album

Emma Dahl
April 30, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Carrie & Lowell is Sufjan Stevens' first full-length album in five years. It marks his return to the beautiful folk roots that distinguished some of his older releases, but it's much more stripped down and devoid of the creative instrumentation that characterized works such as Illinois or Michigan. It's...

Laura Marling’s Short Movie spellbinding masterpiece

Emma Dahl
April 9, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Right off the bat, I'm going to say that I can only hope that I'll do Laura Marling's new album Short Movie justice in this review. I'll let you know right away that Short Movie is an incredible album. Laura Marling is an expert songwriter, and every single track on this album is a little microcosm ...

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