Arts & Entertainment

By: 
Reno Waswil
Date: 
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
For this installment of Essential Listen, I offer Slint's 1991 landmark second album “Spiderland.” Recently re-issued, this album has gotten a lot of additional media attention over the past few months, and rightfully so as it was largely overlooked at the time of its original release and yet has come to be a regular on many a “List of Greatest Albums.”

By: 
August Lysy
Date: 
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre opened its 2014-2015 season this week with a U.S. World Premier of “Strandline,” by Abbie Spallen. The story takes place in Northern Ireland, where, on the night of her stepdaughter’s wedding, Mairin’s husband drowns. Unfortunately, this intriguing beginning only unravels into story as convolutedly polluted as the environment which Mairin passionately defends, rendering the production an incoherent disappointment despite its actresses’ fine acting.