Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Feast Your Ears

    A gorgeous mix of jaunty ballads and emotive instrumentals, Feast of Wire is the polar opposite of a shampoo commercial Country music's insurrection into pop...

  • Jack's Back

    A little too low key for its own good, About Schmidt amounts to much less than the sum of its parts. ''I don't know whether...

  • Delightful Dogs

    Sharp and accessible satire makes What Dogs Do highly recommendable to audiences of every stripe. A play about the inner workings of theatre can be...

  • Fantasy Man

    Biographer Charles Castillo gives more depth to John Rechy the man, while taxing Rechy the fantasy. Once upon a time, gay Americans were better known...

  • Soup's On

    Taking Stock: Ani DiFranco The annual Queerstock music festival is predicated on a radical idea -- that the fight for liberation is useless if you...

  • Soundwaves

    DISCO INFERNO… Can you believe it's been thirty years since disco first boogie-oogie-oogied? Well it has, and ABC has come to the rescue to commemorate...

  • Finest Hours

    The Hours is perhaps the most improbable mainstream-oriented movie to emerge from Hollywood this year. A character-study mood piece that envelops you like a mist,...

  • Killer Diller

    Razzle-dazzling: Gere A musical is only as great as its songs. Which would make John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago one of the greatest musicals...

  • Domestic Drama

    Maternal instinct: Coleman as BettyAnn (Photo by Carol Pratt) ''You don't have a family,'' says the successful R&B singer Paul (Sekou Laidlow) to BettyAnn (Rosalyn...

  • Soundwaves

    Electro Nouveau Various Artists Moonshine Soul Sessions 2 Various Artists Giant Step Records Has this happened to you? A friend asks you to recommend your...

  • Mad About Musicals

    ''Whatever happened to class?'' Just like the delicious duet ''Class'' sung by prison matron Mama Morton and celebrity double-murderer Velma Kelly, that's a question a...

  • Film

    Was it my imagination or were movies actually better in 2002? Certainly, the record-breaking box office reflected the willingness of moviegoers to give an big...

  • Towering

    Hobbit hunt: Wood Kneel, George Lucas, to the shrine of Peter Jackson. Ye have met your match. With The Lord of the Rings: The Two...

  • Stage

    Head of the Class: The Shape of Things (Photo by Carol Pratt) Another year, another hundred shows scrutinized. Luckily for local audiences, there was a...

  • Sorry Sunday

    Poor Alice Ripley. The Tony-nominated Broadway veteran made such a charming impression last summer in the Sondheim Celebration as the rattled bride-to-be Amy in Company....