V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
The Book of Life
Mexican-themed cartoon offers unexpected seasonal treats
Whimsically dark animted film The Book of Life takes a fantastical look at Mexico’s Day of the Dead traditions.
Fame and Misfortune
From the author of graphic novel Blue Is the Warmest Color comes Skandalon, the story of a rock god who comes to loathe his worshippers.
A Tear-Stained Letter: Surviving Multiple Sclerosis and My Wife's Suicide
Vern Beachy’s memoir isn’t afraid to delve into the tough questions and emotions surrounding the self-inflicted death of his soul mate.
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Blessed Are the Humble
New coffee shop offers neighborliness, Pop-Tarts
Have a cappucino and a “pie-tart” at this new café near the University.
V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014
Love Is Strange
Older couple opts for marriage, ends up out on the street in quietly emotional love story
Older gay couple gets married, touching off a quiet string of tragedy in empathatic indie Love Is Strange.
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
Kevin Smith delivers the Canada-mocking, furry-loving, surgical horror-comedy you’ve been waiting for
Kevin Smith’s newest film, Tusk, is a WTF? combination of silly Canadian jokes and gory body horror.
V.23 No.37 | 9/11/2014
Noted author Dennis Lehane tries his hand scripting his own slow-burn crime drama
James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, takes a stroll on the seedy side of Brooklyn.
Old friends are the best friends in slow-moving road trip through Iceland
Old friends reunite for a slow-moving road trip through Iceland in the indie comedy Land Ho!
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Left-of-center musical comedy finds art in the craziest places
Heady black comedy Frank takes music to a strange, new place.