Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Soundwaves

    GUSGUS'S DANCE FLOOR RUSH-RUSH…  Most dance-music compilations simulate the music heard at peak hour on the dance floor. The rest tend to simulate radio. Mixed...

  • Call to Arts

    With 27 in the downtown area alone, it's amazing that most people never notice them. Standing there empty and impotent like silent sentinels whose days...

  • Screwballed

    James Barbour starred on Broadway opposite Toni Braxton in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. But let's not hold that against him. This man of great...

  • Words Worth

    Plays, novels and other works of art about the comic tendency of language to be misunderstood, misused and misdirected are, as they say, a dime...

  • Dorm Strife

    Say you lock a gaggle of college freshmen in a dorm room, supply them with generous amounts of alcohol and tape the madness that ensues....

  • Ordinary Pekar

    American Splendor is a stunning achievement, a work of such magnificent ingenuity and so abundantly rich with heart and soul, that it is impossible not...

  • Soundwaves

    WHERE THE GRAMMYS DON'T SHINE... The Grammy Awards are always a hit-and-miss ceremony, but every winner is a hit, commercially speaking. How, then, to even...

  • Rap+Pop = Alt-Hip Hop

    The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk A&M Records Appearing Live: 8/25 MCI Center The Black Eyed Peas There's only so much love to go around, obviously,...

  • One More Dance

    ''I love all things Russian -- I'm a Russophile, '' grins playwright Norman Allen. ''I read War and Peace every year. I also love ballet...

  • Watch and Wear

    Long before the Fab Five of Queer Eye took to the airwaves, fashionistas on TLC's What Not to Wear were transforming eyesores into knockouts. In...

  • Perfect Harmony

    John Rowell's is a moving and hilarious new voice. His new story collection, The Music of Your Life concerns itself with the minutiae of everyday...

  • Requisite Requiem

    The combining of popular movie horror icons to make a quick buck is a time-honored tradition in Hollywood. Anybody remember Frankstein Meets the Wolfman? But...

  • Freakin' Awesome

    Whoever decided to cast Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in the Disney remake of Freaky Friday should be sent a box of expensive chocolates,...

  • Soundwaves

    CAREER SPEARS... Britney Spears and her publicity machine are in overdrive, working to keep her name in the headlines -- from now until the end...

  • Tricky Dicks

    Puppetry of the Penis marks the latest evolution in appendage exploitation -- and the male member will never be the same. The show is simple,...