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INTERVIEW: Renaissance man Dave Patten on authenticity

INTERVIEW: Renaissance man Dave Patten on authenticity

For an alleged “next-big-Hollywood-thing,” Dave Patten has none of the polish or pretense. In fact, he […]

by · November 20, 2013 · 0 comments · Film & TV, The Muse

Pentatonix revamps tired hits with an a cappella twist in second album

“More of the same” is a phrase that Pentatonix most definitely does not understand. How lucky […]

by · November 17, 2013 · 1 comment · Features, Muse, The Muse, Weeklies
REVIEW: Not diggin’ Taye Diggs in ‘The Best Man Holiday’

REVIEW: Not diggin’ Taye Diggs in ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Raking in a staggering $10.7 million Friday, Malcom D. Lee’s The Best Man Holiday has already exceeded Universal Studio’s […]

INTERVIEW: Dr. Dog’s Pearson polishes lo-fi sound in ‘B-Room’

INTERVIEW: Dr. Dog’s Pearson polishes lo-fi sound in ‘B-Room’

Childhood friends Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken form the crux of Dr. Dog, a rock band […]

by · November 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse, Weeklies
‘Spinning Plates’ serves up complex portrait of American restaurants

‘Spinning Plates’ serves up complex portrait of American restaurants

Trying to see the big picture is a terrible task to take up on an empty […]

Reel Big Fish ‘skanks’ into Royale, leaves crowd in frenzy

Ska concerts are a phenomenon unlike any other. And, because ska is best described as dance-punk […]

‘Waiting for Godot’: Absurdity, time and ‘entertainment’

‘Waiting for Godot’: Absurdity, time and ‘entertainment’

An air of the eerily bizarre hangs upon the stage with the beginning of Gare St. […]

REVIEW: The Fratellis sell out Paradise Rock Club with spunky, garage rock

When The Fratellis took the stage at the Paradise Rock Club Sunday night, it had been […]

REVIEW: Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” defined by incoherence

It’s very difficult to criticize Arcade Fire, a band that quietly and gracefully became the official […]

REVIEW: ‘Diana’ poorly portrays Princess Diana’s real life story

Creators of biographical films, or “biopics,” are often faced with two overarching circumstances: the vast potential […]