Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Eyes on the Prize

    That giant sucking sound you'll be hearing this Sunday night will be the TV industry planting a big fat French kiss on HBO. And that...

  • Three's Company

    From the moment that a bouncing young man knocks on the front door of a rural Canadian farmhouse and steps into the lives of two...

  • Mucho Mexico

    ''Are you a Mexi-CAN or a Mexi-CAN'T? '' a blue-spectacled, quirky fellow named Sands (Johnny Depp) asks a hired henchman near the start of Once...

  • Tactile Impressions

    ''He might be the best-known artist no one knows, '' David C. Levy, Director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, says of J. Seward Johnson,...

  • Soundwaves

    POP POWER PRODUCERS… When a pop star needs a hit, she turns to a hit-making pop producer. A pop producer does basically the same work...

  • Mixed Memories

    Had she not perished forty years ago in a plane crash, legendary country singer Patsy Cline would have been 71 this week. At the time...

  • Brothers, Sisters and Worms

    It's safe to assume that Suzan-Lori Parks is obsessed with Abraham Lincoln. Not only did she examine his assassination in various colors in 1993's The...

  • Sugar and Spicy

    ''I hear this wah-wah-wah in my head, '' giggles Tracy. ''It's your brain cells popping, '' her friend Evie, giggles back, before taking another hit...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...