What happens when two acclaimed children’s book authors with close ties to comics team up? Mo Willems (www.mowillems.com) won six Emmys for writing Sesame Street and created Sheep in the City for Cartoon Network, where he also served as head writer for Codename: Kids Next Door before moving to such bestselling picture books as Don’t […]
If you’ve ever dreamed of pulling into a theater parking lot with BMX bikers doing half-pipe flips and a man preparing to be set on fire; ActionFest, Asheville’s annual “Film Festival with a Body Count” might be the cinematic event you’ve been waiting for. On a recent sunny weekend, I attended the second annual festival […]
Durham’s J.J. Johnson has earned excellent reviews for her young adult novel This Girl is Different (Peachtree, $16.95), and will do a hometown reading and signing at the Regulator Bookshop tonight at 7 p.m. We got Johnson on the phone recently to discuss her book and the challenges of writing for teenagers. Read the full […]
Our two-part interview with Scud: The Disposable Assassin creator Rob Schrab on his new collection But I Can’t Do Anything Else!: The Art of Rob Schrab concludes today. In this part, Schrab talks about his recent work directing TV, and what it would take for him to do a new comic book series. Read the […]
In this special two-part interview, the creator of SCUD: THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN talked with us about his recent projects, his new retrospective book, and more! And of course there’s plenty of art – and some killer robots to boot. Read the full interview here!
Archipelago Theatre co-founder Ellen Hemphill’s solo performance piece Stealing Home at Manbites Dog is a sultry and at times poignant cabaret reflecting on love, lust and lost chances. Though there are a number of theatrical touches, ranging from costume changes to symbolic props to video projection, the piece works best when Hemphill—and her voice—are front […]
Those heading downtown to the Raleigh Convention Center for the East Coast Game Conference on April 13 and 14 might learn the secrets behind creating the next hit video game that lets players solve a puzzle, learn a skill, or find new ways to dismember an enemy
A look at an offbeat take on HAMLET. Read the review here!
Reprinted from the Independent WeeklyDanny McBride and David Gordon Green’s parody of 1980s fantasy flicks such as Clash of the Titans and Willow unfortunately suffers from the misapprehension that simply having characters randomly make jokes about sex, profanity and marijuana in the midst of swordplay is funny in and of itself. Co-writer McBride stars as […]