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Paper Towns’ Coming-of-Age Quest

Adapted from the John (The Fault in Our Stars) Green novel, this film is a winning, sweet, and unexpectedly unsentimental coming-of-age tale. Read story.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Visual Indoctrination of the Bigot, an Interactive Look at Modern Prejudice

Jennifer Johns uses visuals to tackle disturbing subjects in an effort to surmount the ignorance that often surrounds social issues. Read story.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Trainwreck is a Funny, Risqué Adventure

The film is a funny of-the-moment snapshot of the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern non-monogamy. Read story.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Alison Krauss and Union Station and Willie Nelson at the Bowl

The bluegrass icon and the country music legend charm audiences Wednesday, July 22. Read story.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Footprints at Laetoli Concludes On the Verge Festival

It was a strong world premier and great first step for a play that will likely will have legs for years to come.  Read story.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Bright New Boise

Elements Theater Collective excels with offbeat view of contemporary Christianity Dad’s God. Read story.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tell Me On a Sunday

Ensemble Theatre Company presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical through August 2. Read story.

Monday, July 27, 2015

JACK Quartet, “Two, Five, Nine,” and AFO

Music Academy guest artists include composer Thomas Adès. Read story.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Cartel Reviewed

Private investigator turned author Don Winslow writes another gripping tale about Mexican drug lords. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Man of La Mancha Hits All the Right Notes

PCPA delivers strong musical moments in their excellent production of this classic.PCPA delivers strong musical moments in their excellent production of this classic. Read story.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cartel Land Captures the Gritty Mexican Drug Wars

The documentary portrays the drug wars — the violence, the heroes, and the innocent caught in the crossfire. Read story.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ant-Man’s Miniscule Mission

What should have been a fun film ended up overinflated with too much awkward Disney moralizing. Read story.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Review: The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art shines a light on the Hungarian artist’s postmodern abstract paintings. Read story.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vaud and the Villains Bring Louisiana to S.B.

The “American Noir Meets Moulin Rouge” band put on a sensational show at SOhO Saturday, July 18. Read story.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Shwayze Gives a Thrilling Show

Hip-hop artist poured Patrón and thrilled the audience at Velvet Jones Thursday, July 16. Read story.

Friday, July 17, 2015
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