Category: A & E

Atlanta has its eyes on you: ‘Hamilton’ returns to the Fox Theatre

My friend and I held our breath as soon as the Fox Theater lights dimmed on Aug. 25 and the overture for “Alexander Hamilton” began. After listening to the live musical soundtrack for months, we were finally in the room where it happens. As its title suggests, “Hamilton,” a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells [...]

The High’s Calder-Picasso exhibit engaging, verbose

In “Genealogy of Morals,” Friedrich Nietzsche describes the unbearable guilt that  culture and language impart on humans. Our chief method of relief from this guilt, he contends, is to take part in established rituals created by our ancestors. One such way is to visit art museums.  At the outset of the High Museum’s Calder-Picasso exhibition, [...]

The burden of resilience and the Kanye West fan

I spent Sept. 28, 2018, telling anyone who would listen about “Yandhi,” a new album by Kanye West that was slated to be released that night at midnight. There was hardly a shortage of Kanye West music at the time either. Just four months prior, West released two albums, a self-titled solo project and a [...]

Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ fights a grim future with earnest, bright pop music

Lorde’s music has always been about the overwhelming feelings that come with quiet moments. Her two previous albums — “Pure Heroine” and “Melodrama” — were chock-full of songs that cast the hushed whispers and closed doors of a house party as harbingers of angst, awkwardness and euphoria. Her latest release, “Solar Power,” which arrived Aug. [...]

Exhibiting Culture: Hammonds House Museum displays far more

The Victorian house at the corner of Peeples Street and Lucile Avenue looks like an ode to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority with its salmon and sage facade. A bay window with a tall spire juts out in greeting like a lighthouse, while green stairs lead up to a pink and green checkered porch. This Victorian [...]

Try to figure out which witch is which in ‘Fear Street Part Three: 1666’

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “Fear Street” trilogy and references previous reviews for “1994” and “1978.” Netflix’s highly anticipated “Fear Street” trilogy came to an end July 23 after three weeks of back-to-back films. The final installment, “Part Three: 1666,” thrusts Deena (Kiana Madeira) — and viewers — back to the very start of [...]

‘The Green Knight’ perfects the fantasy epic

This article contains spoilers. With theaters gradually reopening comes not only new films, but also films that have been delayed since 2020. Along with the reappearance of the summer blockbuster, this season marks A24’s return to the multiplex. Last month, the production company released their dark comedy “Zola” to positive reviews, and this month promises [...]

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Paul Schrader plays smart with ‘The Card Counter’

An intense logic underpins the tone of writer/director Paul Schrader's latest feature, "The Card Counter." While the film has its eccentricities, occasionally indulging in tangents or dangling threads, it never shows its whole hand and keeps an unreadable poker-face the whole time. At first the film may seem random, but beneath the surface lies an [...]

The return to the main stage: what it means to perform in-person

Ceremoniously picking up his clarinet, Chunjin Park (24C) took a deep breath and performed for an audience of ghosts at the end of his first semester. Not real ghosts per se. But what else can we call those intangible eyes lurking behind the camera? Those eerily silent pixels of performance disseminating from an electronic screen [...]

“Shang-Chi” fights villains and racial stereotypes

This review contains spoilers. Don’t know about “Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings”? You’re not at fault — Marvel is. Canadian actor Simu Liu promoted the film more than Marvel on social media. Although hype on social media for the new film was minimal, it ranks first in the box office in typical Marvel [...]

‘Q-Force’ doesn’t want to subvert stereotypes, it wants to reclaim them

When Netflix’s marketing team released the teaser for “Q-Force,” an animated series about queer super spies, they probably expected that all those rainbows and flashing transitions backed by pulsing EDM would have the gays quaking with excitement. The reality was quite the opposite.  The short trailer had queers of all kinds revoking their gay cards [...]

Atlanta has its eyes on you: ‘Hamilton’ returns to the Fox Theatre

My friend and I held our breath as soon as the Fox Theater lights dimmed on Aug. 25 and the overture for “Alexander Hamilton” began. After listening to the live musical soundtrack for months, we were finally in the room where it happens. As its title suggests, “Hamilton,” a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells [...]

The High’s Calder-Picasso exhibit engaging, verbose

In “Genealogy of Morals,” Friedrich Nietzsche describes the unbearable guilt that  culture and language impart on humans. Our chief method of relief from this guilt, he contends, is to take part in established rituals created by our ancestors. One such way is to visit art museums.  At the outset of the High Museum’s Calder-Picasso exhibition, [...]

The burden of resilience and the Kanye West fan

I spent Sept. 28, 2018, telling anyone who would listen about “Yandhi,” a new album by Kanye West that was slated to be released that night at midnight. There was hardly a shortage of Kanye West music at the time either. Just four months prior, West released two albums, a self-titled solo project and a [...]

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