Film

Blessed Black Wings

Black Swan When Thomas Leroy (played by French actor Vincent Cassel) announces to his ballet company that the next season at New York’s Lincoln Center will open with Swan Lake, he acknowledges that it’s an obvious, even overdone choice. But, he tells his attentive company, their production is going to…

The Greatest of All Time

Thrilla in Manila is a new documentary currently airing on HBO. It follows Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier from their friendship to their falling out to, eventually, their third and final bout in Manila, Philippines. Whether or not you’re a fan of boxing (I am), it’s definitely worth checking out….

Tyler Coppin Brings Internationally Acclaimed Play to Sacramento

Bring It on Home! For over 10 years Tyler Coppin, a Sacramento native turned Australian actor and writer, has traveled the world with his one-man show Lyrebird, Tales of Helpmann, receiving nothing but positive reviews along the way. Lyrebird”¦ is an incredibly entertaining and hilarious 90-minute production about the life…

Splitting Hairs

Style Network Sends Hip, Local Stylist to Small Town By Michaela Pommells The city of Sacramento is laying its claim to “style fame” on the Style Network. This month the trendy Spanish Fly Hair Garage (on 17th and J) will be featured on Split Ends, a hip show that swaps…

Fatel Attraction

Mitch Fatel Punchline Comedy Club | Sacramento Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 What makes for a better Wednesday night than watching a short, awkward little pervy dude telling jokes about boobs and hairy va-jay-jays with booze in hand? Sure, you could do that at any bar, with any run-of-the-mill funny friends,…

The Lion’s Share

Immortal Technique’s Take on The Third World Immortal Technique is not just a political rapper. As much as people like to cling to labels, he’s not having it. He may rap about the president and the everyday struggle of third world countries, but 29-year-old Felipe Coronel believes he’s much more…

Surftopia

Director Doug Pray on His Documentary Surfwise Back in 1956, Dr. Dorian Paskowitz—a Stanford graduate—removed himself from regular society. He lived without a mortgage, not tied down to any one place or occupation. He surfed beaches from coast to coast, and then some. However, Paskowitz (nickname of Doc) wasn’t a…

The High on Fire Tour Machine Is Unstoppable

Evil Never Sleeps Most guitarists do fine with six strings, but when you rock has hard as High on Fire’s Matt Pike, you probably need nine. Pike (formerly a member of Sleep) has fronted Oakland-based metal group for the better part of a decade. But for the group’s latest album,…