Category: A & E

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ looks pretty, lacks depth

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Olivia Wilde’s sophomore feature “Don’t Worry Darling,” which debuted at the Venice Film Festival on September 5, is more style than substance. The craftwork is extraordinary, but the performances were mostly forgettable and the story is far from convincing.  The film begins with a sensuous, slow-motion cocktail party that introduces [...]

Seize the clay: Caddo ceramics artist lectures at the Carlos Museum

While today we may see pottery in TikTok thirst traps or more locally at All Fired Up in Emory Village, there are myriad ceramic pottery traditions stretching back to ancient times that are complex, beautiful and incredibly significant for both history and the present. If one person is the exemplar of that, he is Chase [...]

Blackpink breaks barriers with ‘BORN PINK’

Cocooned under my covers, I staved off sleep for two hours on the night of Sept. 15, ignoring my drooping eyelids to ensure I didn’t miss my midnight appointment. I wasn’t the only one: over 1.3 million fans around the globe waited anxiously alongside me as a corny YouTube countdown ticked away. When the clock [...]

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ remains strong in fourth season

FX “What We Do in the Shadows” concluded airing its fourth season Sept. 6 on FX. The beloved supernatural-comedy-mockumentary series follows four vampires: Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) and their human assistant, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), through their escapades in modern-day Staten Island. The fourth season focuses on [...]

Eythen’s Blu-ray emporium: creature features

Chau Anh Nguyen/The Emory Wheel There once was a man named Eythen, Who liked Blu-rays for more than one reason. A collection that grew More than he knew Now his shelves are facing repletion. Over the decades, the “creature feature” genre has taken countless forms, merging with other film categories, such as slashers, and using [...]

Ozzy Osbourne remains immortal on ‘Patient Number 9’

The year is 2022 and, somehow, the 73-year-old Ozzy Osbourne is still rocking hard. Known by fans as the “Prince of Darkness,” Osbourne continues to live up to the moniker, boasting a 50-plus year longevity that borders on supernatural. “Patient Number 9,” released Sept. 9, stands as the solo artist's 13th studio album, not counting [...]

Why you should listen to Stereolab

Recently, it seems that innovation in art, and specifically music, is coming to somewhat of a decline. Songs from previous decades consistently reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and when artists do innovate, the industry is slow to catch up. Amid this background of cultural stasis, the post-rock anglo-french band Stereolab released the [...]

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Tamino’s ‘Sahar’ exists in the land between light and dark

I lay flat on my bed, eyes closed, speaker blaring the siren song that is Tamino’s voice. It is Sept. 23, and I have been waiting for this day since January of 2020, when I first discovered the artist who has since had me wrapped around his finger. ‘Sahar’ marks the return of Tamino post [...]

Jamaica Kincaid talks colonialism, writing influences at Phillis Wheatley reading

In the short story “Biography of a Dress,” Antiguan-American prose writer Jamaica Kincaid describes the protagonist’s yellow poplin dress by connecting it to themes like mother-daughter relations and identity. Wearing a yellow poplin dress on stage, the autobiographical elements in her work come to life as she takes us into her world.  Kincaid, who is [...]

‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ – style lacking substance

Though I am a retired anime fan, I couldn’t resist watching "Cyberpunk: Edgerunners." Released on Sept. 13 as a Netflix Original, "Cyberpunk: Edgerunners" follows David Martinez (KENN), a teen street punk, and his life in the technology-obsessed, futuristic Night City. After the untimely death of his mother, he joins a group of criminal mercenaries called [...]

Slasher ‘Pearl’ is blood-soaked, remarkably heartfelt

The determined young daughter of German immigrant parents living on a Texas farm in 1918 chases her big dreams of becoming a movie star in the new slasher “Pearl,” released in theaters Sept. 16. Her husband, Howard (Alistair Sewell), is off in Europe fighting in the first World War, and her rigid mother (Tandi Wright) [...]

Rina Sawayama’s ‘Hold The Girl’ worships pop hook with little innovation

Rina Sawayama’s 2020 debut album, “SAWAYAMA,” was a quirky and versatile look into her personal life full of sonic variety. The collection showcased subjects such as family, identity and childhood with triumphant instrumentation, excellent vocal work and production from Clarence Clarity. Clarity and Sawayama worked together like bread and butter as they explored genres such [...]

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ looks pretty, lacks depth

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Olivia Wilde’s sophomore feature “Don’t Worry Darling,” which debuted at the Venice Film Festival on September 5, is more style than substance. The craftwork is extraordinary, but the performances were mostly forgettable and the story is far from convincing.  The film begins with a sensuous, slow-motion cocktail party that introduces [...]

Seize the clay: Caddo ceramics artist lectures at the Carlos Museum

While today we may see pottery in TikTok thirst traps or more locally at All Fired Up in Emory Village, there are myriad ceramic pottery traditions stretching back to ancient times that are complex, beautiful and incredibly significant for both history and the present. If one person is the exemplar of that, he is Chase [...]

Blackpink breaks barriers with ‘BORN PINK’

Cocooned under my covers, I staved off sleep for two hours on the night of Sept. 15, ignoring my drooping eyelids to ensure I didn’t miss my midnight appointment. I wasn’t the only one: over 1.3 million fans around the globe waited anxiously alongside me as a corny YouTube countdown ticked away. When the clock [...]

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