Category: Pop Culture

Disposable Diversion

“Go on. I’ll be alright. You still gotta chance.” “I ain’t leavin.” “Yuh damned fool. He’ll be on us in a minute.” “I can help.” “Leave me be, boy.” Otter, a young boy of sixteen, didn’t have the brightest sense. He’d become involved with a local group of misfits known as the Chandler’s, named after...

"Stoker" unravels a family right before the viewer's eyes

“Stoker” is the type of film that makes you forget to breathe. Each scene builds the tension masterfully until you realize that you’re digging your fingernails into the armrest. As soon as you’re able to exhale, the next scene begins and you can’t breathe again. The Hitchcockian thriller is the first English-language film from South...

Spring Musefest cancelled

The All American Rejects concert scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled due to the illness of a performer, according to the University Activities Board (UAB). The show will not be rescheduled. The “Spring Musefest” concert was to also feature bands The Ready Set and Out of Sight. This will be the second straight annual...

Eighth annual Gem City Comic Con to bring special guests to the area

Gem City Comic Con (GCCC) is an annual event featuring the sale of more than 100,000 comics and hundreds of collectables.  The Con also features special guest panels, costume contests and a Magic: The Gathering tournament. GCCC is returning to Wright State Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. Guests include Howard Chaykin (artist of...

Return to Oz and see how it all began

Audiences will be able to visit the land of the Yellow Brick Road and the Emerald City when “Oz the Great and Powerful” is released in theaters on March 8. Some might find it odd that Director Sam Raimi, best known for his “Evil Dead” series, and star James Franco, best known for “127 Hours,”...

All American Rejects to perform at WSU "Spring Musefest"

The University Activities Board has announced that Alternative rockers All American Rejects will perform at the Nutter Center on March 21 for “Spring Musefest.” Tickets for students will cost $25 for the floor and $20 for regular, and tickets for the general public will cost $10 more. The tickets will be available for purchase at...

DiBella's offers a new sub to the area

Walking into DiBella’s, one of the first things you realize is that the restaurant is enormous. Rockwellian illustrations line the walls, touting fresh bread and warm cookies. While the dining area is decorated in a NYC-retro style straight out of the thirties, the kitchen is all gleaming ovens and modern appliances. Most impressive are the...

Local band celebrating their CD release with a concert

Dayton rockers Motel Beds will celebrate the release of their most recent CD “Dumb Gold” on Feb. 8 at Canal Street Tavern. The show will begin at 9 p.m. and will feature openers Connections and Kyle Showashes. Tickets are $5. The band’s sound is drenched in the semi-distorted, layered guitar work of Tommy Cooper and Darryl Robbins...

Tropical Smoothie introduces new tacos

Tropical Smoothie is now offering fish and chicken tacos, as well as a new smoothie for their “Tropical Tacos Promotion.” The promotion began on Jan. 7 and will continue until Mar. 31. The restaurant will also be recognizing “Taco Tuesdays,” in which customers will be able to purchase two tacos, a side and a soft...