Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Soundwaves

    Tribal Pleasures AY, GAY TRIBAL PAPIS… The publicist sent out what was in effect an all-points bulletin: “Both Angel C and T-Pro are gay and...

  • Girls on Film

    Despite its rather lame attempts to position itself as the gay and lesbian network of note, Showtime has managed the unexpected. From the network that...

  • The Woman Beneath

    Talk about your extreme makeovers. Charlize Theron's alarming transformation into prostitute-turned-serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster is so remarkably convincing, you almost forget you're watching...

  • Canon Fodder

    The Broadway musical has sometimes been called the only uniquely American contribution to world theatre. Much of the credit for this development belongs to the...

  • Four Play

    Christopher Shinn knows how to paint a story. While some playwrights love to wax poetic and lose their characters in long-winded speeches drenched in flowery...

  • Folk Lure

    A few years ago, Tim Burton strayed into disappointing simian-minded territory with a fumble-fingered remake of Planet of the Apes. He must have learned his...

  • Soundwaves

    BETWEEN HIP-HOP AND COLDPLAY… Hip-hop has dominated the pop charts for years now, but until just recently it existed mostly in a vacuum, where only...

  • Soundwaves

    POP QUIZ… In 2003, sunlight began to shine on the beleaguered music industry, the brightest light emitting from Apple's iTunes. The legal, pay-per-download music service...

  • The Best and Worst Albums of 2003

    No single was bigger -- or better -- in 2003 than Beyonce's ''Crazy in Love. '' But creating an appealing album is far more challenging...

  • The Best and Worst Films of 2003

    1. LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING -- Peter Jackson's finale to the J.R.R. Tolkien classic was everything it needed to be: epic,...

  • Self Made Musician

    When Eric Himan was eight-years-old, his father -- an amateur guitar and bass player and longtime jazz aficionado -- handed his son a guitar and...

  • Towering Timothy

    There are ghosts in Mr. Timothy's London. Whereas in Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol the three ghosts had obvious tasks, here they are both...

  • Soundwaves

    Dance Segregation… Does dance music, like the weather, change based on where you are? Does dance music in Miami Beach sound different than that in...

  • Ring Power

    It's probably a bit premature to call Peter Jackson the greatest filmmaker to have ever lived. It's not, however, premature to herald the Lord of...

  • Real World

    The less said by the characters in The York Realist, a sixties-set drama about an ultimately unrequited love between two young men, the better for...