Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Fifth and Counting

    Counting Crows Gotta love it. As the rest of us suffer because of our intrinsic fears of commitment, Adam Duritz is making millions off of...

  • Unsettling Signs

    Signs is not the movie you think it is. No matter what you think you may have gleaned from the film's previews (on television almost...

  • Stirring Passion

    The 1994 musical Passion is an exquisite examination of romantic desire turned into destructive obsession, and it's replete with some of composer Stephen Sondheim's most...

  • Powerful Project

    Multiple personalities: The Laramie Project cast. (Photo by Stan Barouh)      Theatre as documentary. As investigation. As memorial. As catharsis. As condemnation. As redemption.     ...

  • Jailhouse Rock

    Martha, Martha, Martha: Stewart Goes Quiet I remember compiling my first collection of melodies like it was yesterday. Since there were no cassette tapes back...

  • Soundwaves

    Various ArtistsThis Is Ultimate DanceJ Records Various ArtistsThis Is Ultimate DanceJ Records Remember Ultimate Dance Party? Arista Records produced the popular, short-lived album series of...

  • Infestation

    Taking a bite out of crime: Overton and big-ass spider.      A few weeks ago on the American Movie Classics cable network I caught a...

  • Freaks and Greeks

    In the annals of science fiction, our planet has been attacked by, among other things, Crab Monsters, Giant Leeches, Killer Tomatoes, Eye Creatures, Mushroom People,...

  • Soundwaves

    AnastaciaFreak of NatureEpic Julian MarshParty Groove: PrideCentaur Divas are the bread and butter of the gay clubgoing experience. But sometimes the bread is stale and...

  • Mob Mentality

    Destined for Greatness: Hanks      “What subject did you like in school?” Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) asks his son, Michael, Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin). “Bible history,”...

  • Abstract Arto

    Arto Lindsay Hey Jill, tell me if you've ever experienced this problem. You want to be an edgy, artsy hipster, but no matter how you...

  • Less Filling

    I have to wonder if the praise the Broadway musical adaptation of the British film The Full Monty has earned is really about critics and...

  • Royal Disapointment

    Elton John is no Andrew Lloyd Webber. Now, that can be taken as criticism or compliment, but it's an unavoidable comparison when composer John's name...

  • Great Timing

    Three's Company: Esparza, Hayden and Shor (photo Joan Marcus)      A story with a happy ending, but it has to be told in reverse chronological...

  • Soundwaves

    DIRTY VEGAS Dirty Vegas Capitol Records JAZZANOVA In Between Ropeadope Records PLAYGROUP DJ Kicks !K7 Records While some beat heads get all George Wallace when...