REVIEW: HOT MIKADO at Raleigh Little Theatre

Reprinted from The Independent Weekly Hot Mikado Raleigh Little Theatre Through Aug. 31 “If Gilbert and Sullivan could see me now!” proclaims the Mikado (Warren Keyes), the title character of the nonsensical-but-entertaining, jazzed-up opera Hot Mikado. To give you some context: The original Mikadowas an opera by Gilbert and Sullivan that satirized British politics through a Japanese […]

Review: PERSONALS at Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy

Reprinted from The Independent Weekly   Personals Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, Progress Energy Center Through Aug. 17  Back when Personals was written in the 1980s, the prospect of anonymous hookups was limited to an ad in the paper. Today, the Internet has changed the way people meet, fall in love, and stalk one another. It […]

Review of Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s I AM AN INSECT

Reprinted from The Independent Weekly   Photo courtesy of Paperhand Puppet Intervention I Am an Insect Paperhand Puppet Intervention Through Sept. 7 at UNC’s Forest Theater; Sept. 12-13 at N.C. Museum of Art  Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s I Am an Insect: A Fluttering Processionary of Infinitesimal Ideas, despite its tongue-twisting title, is a guaranteed way to get […]


Tim Callahan: Into the Mind of Grant Morrison By Zack Smith posted: 05 August 2008 07:09 am ET If you’ve ever had a question about Grant Morrison …Timothy Callahan is the man to turn to. In the second edition of his book Grant Morrison: The Early Years, Callahan gets inside the themes and ideas behind […]

Interview with Marc Tyler Nobleman on BOYS OF STEEL: THE CREATORS OF SUPERMAN

“Boys of Steel”: The History of Superman – For All Ages   By Zack Smith posted: 2008-08-05 06:25:00 ET Do you really know the origin of Superman? A new all-ages picture book from Random House, Boys of Steel The Creators of Superman, aims to tell a new generation of readers what really led to Jerry […]


Scott Sava – Taking a Dreamland Chronicles Tour By Zack Smith posted: 2008-08-01 10:33:00 ET   Scott Sava is living his comics dream…literally. His daily webcomic, The Dreamland Chronicles, has been an enormous online success, with an estimated 6,000,000 readers worldwide and 100,000 hits on the daily site. Now, it’s getting a major direct market […]