BRINGING THE WARRIOR NUN BACK: TALKING TO TONY LEE by Zack Smith Warrior Nun Areala is back…and a name familiar to Newsarama readers will be chronicling her adventures. As recently announced, Tony Lee, writer of Starship Troopers, serialized daily here at Newsarama, will help Antarctic Press’ cult character get back in the habit. The UK-based […]
SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 John Waters on the mainstreaming of gay culture BY ZACK SMITH John Waters, shocking audiences since 1964’s Hag in a Black Leather Jacket Photo courtesy of Admire Entertainment After decades of notoriety, can anyone be shocked by John Waters anymore? Probably not: This year has been very good to the one-time underground […]
Carolina Theatre hosts anti-gay performance Venue’s rental policy protects free speech BY ZACK SMITH Given that next weekend is N.C. Pride, and that the Carolina Theatre chose the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival as the occasion for reopening after a summer-long renovation project, it’s ironic the theater will host a show that suggests […]
Spark Con gears up for a second year What makes our creative class start fires? BY ZACK SMITH A model shows off a dress by Marie Cordella in last year’s fashionSPARK program. Photo by Bruce Deboer Imagine that Raleigh is the buzzing center of culture in the South, a place that carries the one-word cachet […]
MEETING THE DOCTOR WITH STEVE GERBER: TALKING DC’S DR. FATE by Zack Smith Since the 1970s, Steve Gerber has been one of the most original and offbeat writers in comic books. Gerber’s subversive, existential works range from groundbreaking runs on The Defenders and Man-Thing to such original creations as the recent Hard Time for DC/Paradox. […]
Film Out of many to miss, a few to look out for BY ZACK SMITH September Evan Rachel Wood (left), Jim Sturgess (center) and T.V. Carpio in Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, due out Sept. 21 Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Evan Rachel Wood is poised for her biggest role yet with Across the Universe […]
Ambitious live arts programming at UNC and N.C. State Teachers and students BY ZACK SMITH Emil Kang, director of Carolina Performing Arts, looks forward to a season that includes Al Green and Caetano Veloso. Photo by Jeremy M. Lange UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University are both attempting to broaden their performance horizons with their […]
Hurricane on the Bayou BY ZACK SMITH Exploris in downtown Raleigh is closed until Sept. 29 as part of its merger with Playspace to form a new children’s museum. However, the Exploris IMAX theater is still open and its newest feature, Hurricane on the Bayou, is both visually stunning and surprisingly relevant. Full story here.
Christina Askounis BY ZACK SMITH Christina Askounis’ track record includes a Peabody Award-winning TV series on the environment and 20 years of teaching writing at Duke. And now, her science-fiction novel The Dream of the Stone is poised to become a hit—14 years after it was originally published. Full story here.
CATCHING UP WITH CHRISCROSS by Zack SmithChrisCross (aka Chris Williams) has earned a loyal fan following from his work on such books as Captain Marvel, Slingers, Blood Syndicate and most recently, Firestorm. His work has also earned raves from the writers he’s collaborated with – Christopher Priest has a page on his web site calling […]