Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Thrill Kill

    If you've ever seen a Quentin Tarantino film, you already know he's a lunatic when it comes to filmmaking. His mind is like a madly...

  • Soundwaves

    WORLD'S BEST POPULARITY CONTEST… Mumbler rapper 50 Cent has been crowned the “World's Best Artist 2003.” And, somehow, he's also the “World's Best R&B Artist.”...

  • Siren's Lament

    After a decade of perfecting her mojo of refurbished blues, jazz, R&B, and contemporary pop, the magic of Cassandra Wilson's music threatens to lose its...

  • Happiness

    I have only one complaint about You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown as staged by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C., and here it...

  • Unforgivable

    Penn and Chapman When Clint Eastwood directs, his films tend to go either one way or the other. That is to say, either they're brilliant...

  • Soundwaves

    DANCE ON THE RADIO… “For dance music to flourish in America, acts need more radio play,” according to one of dance music's biggest movers, DJ...

  • Rock Hard

    Jack Black What happens when a mainstream movie is infused with an independent sensibility? School of Rock, that's what. The feel-good surprise of the year,...

  • Club Flub

    Culkin and Green Party Monster, which opens this weekend at Visions, is an oddly captivating yet not entirely successful journey into the creatively eccentric, drug-infused...

  • Mixed Blessings

    Oftentimes it's resilience more than consistency that distinguishes someone as a true diva. Riding the waves of changing music impulses has long dogged Aretha Franklin's...

  • Powerless Flower

    You've got to at least admire Ken Ludwig for doggedly attempting to revitalize the classic farce genre. His early efforts, Lend Me A Tenor and...

  • Missing the Boat

    Maybe it's just me. Maybe I've come to expect too much from a Tom Stoppard play by way of cerebral titillation and a love affair...

  • All Good

    Something had to come along. Something charming, funny, even addictive. We just never thought it would come from ABC. Sure enough, the network's new sitcom,...

  • Up a Creek

    About the best thing that can be said for Cold Creek Manor is that it isn't completely dull. You'd think it would be, given how...

  • Growing Pains

    In the liner notes to Erykah Badu's ambitious if perplexing EP Underground Worldwide, she writes that several tunes were inspired by her ''Frustrated Artist Tour...

  • Diva Fatigue

    When any half-pint pop singer can call herself a diva in song, something is woefully wrong. Becky Baeling sings -- no, shouts -- ''I'm a...