Interview with Doug Benson (SUPER HIGH ME, BEST WEEK EVER)

Reprinted from the Independent Weekly Doug Benson just did a film about smoking marijuana every day for a full month but still doesn’t consider himself a “pot comic.” The comedian, who starred in the documentary Super High Me and co-starred in the Off-Broadway hit The Marijuana-Logues plays Goodnight’s starting tonight but isn’t worried about police […]

Theatre Review: OZMA OF OZ at Raleigh Little Theatre

Reprinted from the Independent Weekly Raleigh Little Theatre’s Ozma of Oz 23 JUL 2008  •  by Zack Smith Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time Raleigh Little Theatre Through July 27 Raleigh Little Theatre’s Teens on Stage production of Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time is a lovely piece of all-ages entertainment. Loosely adapted […]


Reprinted from the Independent Weekly Death by sex in Three in the Attic Revisiting a bawdy comedy shot 41 years ago in Chapel Hill 23 JUL 2008  •  by Zack Smith It’s Friday night, and I’ve driven from Raleigh to the Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill to watch a 40-year-old sex comedy projected onto […]

Kevin Grevioux on ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

The Monsters of Kevin Grevioux – ZMD and More By Zack Smith posted: 2008-07-22 10:55:00 EST Actor and screenwriter Kevin Grevioux made his name by reinventing vampires and werewolves in his screenplays for the Underworld series of films. While most of his comics work has been chronicling the adventures of the New Warriors at Marvel, […]

John McNally and Owen King on WHO CAN SAVE US NOW?

Comics Who Can Save Us Now? King and McNally on Prose Anthology By Zack Smith posted: 2008-07-17 06:36:00 ET Let’s face it – gas prices are through the roof, the economy’s in recession, and we’re still in the middle of a war. Where’s a new superhero when you need one? Authors John McNally and Owen […]

Theater Review: 10 By 10 in the Triangle at the ArtsCenter

10 by 10 in the Triangle at The ArtsCenter 16 JUL 2008  •  by Zack Smith 10 By 10 In the Triangle The ArtsCenter of Carrboro Through July 20 The ArtsCenter’s seventh annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle festival is “the year of high-risk behavior,” according to the program notes. A more accurate description […]

Theater Review: PETER PAN at the NC Theatre

N.C. Theatre’s Peter Pan 16 JUL 2008  •  by Zack Smith Peter Pan N.C. Theatre, Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center Through July 20 Can a generation of kids raised on Pirates of the Caribbean‘s Captain Jack Sparrow still appreciate Captain Hook? Well, they might, at least as he’s played by Ira David Wood III […]

Video Game Legislation in the Triangle

Finally!  Something new I’ve written is posted online. Bill for state’s burgeoning video game industry gutted in legislature Time to reload 16 JUL 2008  •  by Zack Smith My friend Steven Allison recently left his job to become a game master for the online role-playing game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures at the Durham office […]