Grant Morrison on ALL STAR SUPERMAN, Part Nine

All Star Memories: Grant Morrison on All Star Superman, 9 By Zack Smith In the penultimate section of our look back at All Star Superman, we examine some of the religious underpinnings of the series.  Many have compared Superman to Christ, but how does Grant Morrison really see him – or religion in general?  Read […]

Grant Morrison on ALL STAR SUPERMAN, Part Eight

Boy, we’re really milking this, aren’t we? All Star Memories: Grant Morrison on All Star Superman, 8 By Zack Smith As we head into the home stretch of our look back at All Star Superman with Grant Morrison, we take a look at where Superman came from – both on and off the page. In […]

Review: SWEENEY TODD at Duke University

Reprinted from the Indpendent Weekly Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Hoof ‘n’ Horns @ Duke University Through Nov. 2 Just in time for Halloween comes Duke’s Department of Theatre Studies and Hoof ‘n’ Horn’s production of perhaps the most Goth musical ever, Stephen Sondheim’s classic Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet […]

Grant Morrison on ALL STAR SUPERMAN, Part Seven

All Star Memories: Grant Morrison on All Star Superman, 7 By Zack Smith In the seventh part of our 10-part look back at All-Star Superman with Grant Morrison, we find out what went into making the “ultimate” Superman story, some insights into the nature of Morrison’s collaboration with artist Frank Quitely, and why writing this […]

Grant Morrison on ALL STAR SUPERMAN, Part Six

All Star Memories: Grant Morrison on All Star Superman, 6 By Zack Smith Welcome to the second half of our 10-part look back at All Star Superman with Grant Morrison. In this part, we’ll find out more about the themes of the series, and how Morrison views the power of stories. Read the full interview […]

Grant Morrison on ALL STAR SUPERMAN, Part Five

All Star Memories: Grant Morrison on All Star Superman, 5 By Zack Smith Our conversation with Grant Morrison about his and Frank Quitely’s recently concluded run on All-Star Superman continues with a look at Superman’s supporting cast, along with his arch-enemy Lex Luthor. Read the full interview here!

Grant Morrison on ALL STAR SUPERMAN, Part Four

All Star Memories: Grant Morrison on All Star Superman, 4 By Zack Smith posted: 2008-10-24 12:06:00 ET In the fourth part of our 10-part look back at All-Star Superman, we talk with writer Grant Morrison about the new foes for the Man of Steel that he conceived for this series. Even though some only appeared […]

Review: PHANTOM at NC Theatre

Reprinted from the Independent Weekly Yeston & Kopit’s Phantom N.C. Theatre @ Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center Through Oct. 26 For the record, Phantom, N.C. Theatre’s musical adaptation of Gaston Leroux novel currently playing at Memorial Auditorium, is not the Andrew Lloyd Webber version whose tunes are constantly covered by aspiring singers and elevator-music companies. […]

Grant Morrison on ALL STAR SUPERMAN, Part Three

All Star Memories: Grant Morrison on All Star Superman, 3 By Zack posted: 2008-10-23 10:51:00 ET In All Star Superman, Morrison not only highlighted new angles of the Superman Universe, he also brought many new faces to the mythology. For anyone who’s ever wanted to know Grant Morrison’s process for creating new characters, here’s your […]

Interview with ST. ELMO’S FIRE Writer Carl Kurlander

Reprinted from the Indpendent Weekly Durham Carl Kurlander and St. Elmos Fire Griffth Theater, Duke Campus—While a student at Duke, Carl Kurlander had a crush on a girl who worked at the St. Elmo Hotel. “I had a professor at Duke I asked if I could write a short story so moving that a girl […]