Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Welcome Back

    You've got to give her credit. Ellen DeGeneres just refuses to give up. Misfortune be damned, she's going to have a career in television. And...

  • 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...

  • Glad Tidings

    God bless David H. Bell. His 1987 adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has become an annual tradition at Ford's Theatre, and with good...

  • Soundwaves

    Advertisement Bitch and Animal GLAAD GRAMMYS… There are 105 categories in the just-announced 46th Annual Grammy Awards, and there's still not one specifically honoring Gay...

  • Female Trouble

    Nelly Furtado's second album, Folklore, doesn't match the achievement of her first album, Whoa Nelly! The reason boils down to Furtado's abandonment of an appealing...

  • Battle Fatigue

    You've gotta hand it to Edward Zwick -- when creating an historical war epic, he's got the formula down pat: Make it bigger than life,...

  • Ménage à Trois

    Once upon a time, in a land very, very near, Queen Molly Smith decided to dip her royal toes into the immense pool of American...