Redheaded Robbie’s Christmas Story 26 NOV 2008  •  by Zack Smith Redheaded Robbie’s Christmas Story: The Musical Ride Again Productions, Tar Heel Tale Tellers, UNC Department of Communication Studies @ Studio Six Theatre, UNC Campus Nov. 20-23 Redheaded Robbie’s Christmas Story is a hard play to evaluate; it’s a 45-minute “synthetical performance” adaptation of a […]

Lewis Black Interview

Reprinted from the Independent Weekly Durham Lewis Black Durham Performing Arts Center—Lewis Black became famous for his hand-waving, hair-pulling apoplectic rants on the “Back in Black” segments of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. On the phone promoting his upcoming appearance at the DPAC, he’s calm and polite, though he admits people often ask him to […]

Interview with RENO 911’s Carlos Alazraqui

Note: This interview is a good five months old; I just realized I never posted it on this site after it ran in the Indpendent Weekly Thursday 6.19 18 JUN 2008 Raleigh Carlos Alazraqui Goodnight’s—On the phone, Carlos Alazraqui has about the most gentle, calm voice you can imagine. As a performer, it’s a much […]

Review: Neil LaBute’s AUTOBAHN

Reprinted from the Independent Weekly Autobahn 19 NOV 2008  •  by Zack Smith Autobahn FATE (Free Association Theatre Ensemble) @ Common Ground Theatre, Nov. 13-15 @ Market Street Books, Nov. 20-22 Being trapped in a car together can often bring conflicts to a boil, resulting in hundreds of miles of yelling and awkward silence. In […]


Getting Into ‘The Graveyard Book’ With Neil Gaiman By Zack Smith   One of comics’ most popular and acclaimed creators, Neil Gaiman has earned a new wave of acclaim for his lasted children’s novel, The Graveyard Book, published by HarperCollins. It’s the story of Nobody “Bod” Owens,” a young child who survives the murder of […]


Partying with Doom – Tobin on Dr. Doom & the Masters of Evil By Zack Smith Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil #1 ENLARGE IMAGE “Everybody needs somebody sometime,” goes the classic song. And perhaps that’s true for supervillains as well. But what happens when Dr. Doom, the armored monarch of Latveria, decides to […]


Before All Star – Grant Morrison on Kill Your Boyfriend By Zack Smith “People said we were evil, but they missed the point again. “It was just high spirits.” Because we at Newsarama know you can never get enough of Grant Morrison, we’re following up our long look back at his recent All Star Superman […]

Richard Lewis (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM) Interview

Reprinted from The Indepndent Weekly Raleigh Richard Lewis Goodnight’s—By the time Richard Lewis begins his latest gig at Charlie Goodnight’s on Thursday, the United States should have a new president. The tone and content of the comedian’s stand-up act hinges on the winner: “This is sort of a wild gig,” says the lifelong Democrat. “I’m […]

Jeff Parker on MYSTERIUS

Getting ‘Mysterius’ With Jeff Parker – His New Series By Zack Smith Jeff Parker has earned a loyal fan base from such Marvel superhero books as X-Men: First Class and Agents of Atlas, but he’s about to take a trip outside the Marvel Universe to a Wildstorm series that’s…unfathomable. Mysterius: The Unfathomable, that is. The […]

Grant Morrison on ALL STAR SUPERMAN, Part 10

Comics All Star Memories: Grant Morrison on All Star Superman, 10 By Zack Smith Our look back at All Star Superman with writer Grant Morrison finally concludes. In our last installment, we look at the possibility of future stories with this version of the character, the hidden meaning of the title All Star Superman…and what […]