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“V: THE INVASION” — SOUNDS WEIRD, BUT IT WORKS. Across 1 Tyler of “Archer” 6 “Omnia vincit ___” 10 “Pygmalion” playwright 14 Athletic team 15 The 29th state 16 When repeated, a Billy Idol hit 17 Chinese leader born in Norway? 19 “This is for,” on an env. 20 One in...

Screens

Screens by Jeff Boam     Opening This Week Need for Speed Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper A TV program that never jumped the shark and was just starting to peak, the brilliantly scripted, acted and directed Breaking Bad went out on top with a bang last year in its fifth and final season. This left its stars, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, eyeing up their...

The Artists’ Studio: First Friday Weekend

  First Friday Weekend Extending this month’s First Friday Scranton thrills into Saturday, the Slingluffs’ gallery at 527 Bogart Court in Scranton will introduce The Electric City to the work of Providence, Rhode Island-based artist Jenny Brown (far left and top half of page). Titled Lavender Lily Sea, this new exhibition features selections from her...

Bookmarks: Micah Towery

  Poet Micah Towery studied at Binghamton University and Hunter College before becoming an instructor himself at Indiana University in South Bend. He share selections from his new book Whale of Desire and other recent works at Library Express at The Mall at Steamtown with special guests including Joe Weil, a former teacher, on Saturday, March 8 at 3:30...

The Grateful Gallery visits First Friday

Grateful Art in The Electric City We caught up with The Grateful Gallery’s John Warner about his upcoming appearance at The Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton, on Friday, March 7 as part of Susquehanna Breakdown’s Fee Free event. The night will feature selected works from The Grateful Gallery, as well as live music from The Kalob Griffin Band and...

Earfull: Suze

Local act SUZE release new album Sounds from Thursday Evening   Somewhere deep within the bowels of a warehouse in Pittston — surrounded by floral supplies: foam, fake flowers, accents, vases, and assorted ephemera — lead singer and guitarist Adam McKinley of SUZE turns to make a point. “I’m really glad we’ve got a chance to talk to everyone in...

Up Close: Ryan Hnat

Up Close & Personal Art Explorer Ryan Hnat’s world isn’t flat, and neither is his artwork. His new exhibit at Afa Gallery is called “Plane Space,” and it’s anything but plain. The show moves beyond just a two-dimensional painting to a realm where flat surfaces don’t exist. It plays with geometry and physics to show a world full of textures,...

Screens

Screens by Jeff Boam   Opening this weekend   300: Rise of an Empire Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro In this R-rated actioner, Greek general Themistokles (Stapleton) leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Santoro) and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. The Plus: The original....

Sounds

Sounds by Mike Evans   TRIPPING DAISIES THE LONELY FOREST — Adding Up the Wasted Hours THE GOOD: Northwest indie rockers Lonely Forest bring on a tighter fourth full-length. THE BAD: A couple of clunkers aside (rambling closer “The Stars, Like Dust” sticks around far too long), most of these cuts are fine. THE NITTY GRITTY: Produced by the band with a...

Headphones

HEADPHONES Assorted declarations from Editor Tom Graham   Sugarman It was announced earlier this week that Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Kristian Bush from Sugarland will perform the Keystone Grand Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Leaving his mark...

Liquid

Soaking Up the Suds with James Crane   When I have a beer, I go for quality over quantity. This was not always the case. While presently I’d rather just have a single beer that’s memorable, I used to have enough beers to not remember anything, let alone what I drank. Now, after one heavy and strong beer, I’m ready to call it a night. Sometimes,...

Bartender: Caitlin McGrath

NAME: Caitlin McGrath BAR: Bar Hill, Scranton FAVORITE DRINK: “Front Porch Martini” — Peach vodka, pear vodka, triple sec and white cranberry. Shake over ice. Served in martini glass. Garnished with a...

the artists’ studio: TAG

Above: Digital image composite by Susan Scranton Dawson. All other photos by Alicia Grega. TAG: You’re It   A new exhibition of digital photographs by Susan Scranton Dawson installed at the University of Scranton’s Loyola Science Center won’t be finished until you’ve made your mark on them. A “starter event” held on Friday, Feb. 21 welcomed...

Bookmarks: Writers Showcase

Author Le Hinton is the special guest at the next Writers Showcase on Saturday, March 1.   Bookmarks Writers Showcase   The next installment of the Writers Showcase at The Vintage will be held on March 1 at 7 p.m. at The Vintage, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. The reading series, hosted by Brian Fanelli and Jason Lucarelli, will feature readings by local...

Curtain Call: Sons of Rage and Love

SONS OF RAGE AND LOVE Green Day’s American Idiot plays The Kirby on Wednesday   You could call it the RENT of the Oughts or the Hair of the 21st Century. Critics looking for a way to describe something they hadn’t exactly seen before also compared American Idiot to The Who’s Tommy. Offering almost no dialogue (director Michael Mayer actually cut...

The 2014 Boamies

The Boamies by Jeff Boam   The acting community has their SAGs. The Brits have their BAFTAs. The H’Wood Foreign Press has their Golden Globes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have their Oscars. And I have my PFA … no wait, er, the Boamies! Yes, that’s what I’m here to present! Every year, these collectible figurines hard-crafted by a...

Up Close: Lisa Malsberger

Up Close & Personal The Business of Art Artist and business teacher Lisa Malsberger only opened her arts and crafts business, Tig and Cooney’s, last June, and she has already built herself a nice following on Etsy and landed a corporate Christmas order from Pittsburgh. So far, her business offers place-related coaster sets, personalized pillows and doggie...

Headphones

HEADPHONES Assorted Declarations from Editor Tom Graham   Speak Up! In last week’s action-packed episode of Headphones, I wrote about Scranton’s amusement tax, a tax passed on Dec. 10, 2012 that allows the city “to impose a 5-percent tax upon privilege of attending or engaging in non-exempt amusements, including every form of entertainment,...

Screens

Screens by Jeff Boam   Opening this week Non-Stop Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore Though the title sounds like an apt description of the Taken series’ gratuitous glut of sequels (the 3rd chapter will reportedly arrive in early 2015), it actually refers to a commercial airline trip with no layovers … or, as frequent flyers call it, inevitably getting bumped...

Sounds

Sounds by Mike Evans   COMPLICATED LADIES DUM DUM GIRLS — Too True THE GOOD: Dee Dee Penny and her latest incarnation of Girls go retro on their third full-length. THE BAD: 10 songs, in and out in 30 minutes, leave you craving more. THE NITTY GRITTY: A reflective album written in her NYC apartment, Too True is Penny’s “new wave” record; a collection...