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This Week at a/perture cinema

This Week at a/perture cinema

OPENING THIS FRIDAY: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (rated PG-13, 119mins.) In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. THE APU TRILOGY – APARAJITO […]

Action Columns #1: Why So Serious?

Action Columns #1: Why So Serious?

By Michael A. Wiseman Internet fanboyz: you know, the basement-dwelling, internet-blogging, stay-at-home, “but Peter Parker on Earth One uses web cartridges!” type. They’re a nuisance… they’ve run amok. And their latest series of blunders – empowered, no doubt, by a flattering portrayal on TV’s number one comedy ‘The Big Bang […]

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Album Review- Who The Hell is Clay Howard?

By Chad Nance “No autotune was utilized on this record. Any pitch imperfections are happily displayed for all to hear.” – liner notes for “Who The Hell is Clay Howard?” Remember that summer, y’all? 1983 or 84 playing backgammon at the local swimming pool while a boom box vibrated out […]

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Second Sundays on Fourth in Downtown Winston-Salem are Back!

By Michael A. Wiseman The inaugural Second Sundays on 4th event returns this Sunday to downtown Winston-Salem. This free family-friendly outdoor event series, every second Sunday of the month from May to October from 3-6 pm, is presented by Flow Automotive and supported by a number of other local sponsors. Each event includes […]

Piedmont Wind Symphony to Celebrate Hit Series Downton Abbey

Piedmont Wind Symphony to Celebrate Hit Series Downton Abbey

By Staff The Piedmont Wind Symphony (PWS), under the direction of new Artistic Director & Conductor, Matthew Troy, will wrap up its 25th season with “A Downton Abbey Evening”, Thursday, May 21st, 2015. This fundraising concert event includes an entire evening built around all things Downton!

What’s New on Netflix: May 2015

What’s New on Netflix: May 2015

By Michael A. Wiseman A new month means new titles on Netflix! Here’s a complete calendar on everything that’s coming to the streaming service in May.

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r/view – The Hunting Ground

By Marshall Shaffer   Kirby Dick opens “The Hunting Ground” with a montage of one of the happiest moments in a young person’s life – opening their college acceptance letter (set to “Pomp & Circumstance,” no less). That euphoria quickly dissipates, however, as the attention shifts towards the campuses themselves. […]

Anne of Greene Gables at Twin City Stage This Weekend

Anne of Greene Gables at Twin City Stage This Weekend

 “It is very rare to experience a piece of theater that is absolutely delightful from start to finish… Although classified as ‘family drama,’ Anne of Green Gables is a production that would entertain and charm a theatergoer of any age” -David Creagan of the Main Line Times (Philadelphia). Twin City Stage will present Anne of Green […]

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RiverRun – Working Class Filmmakers, Working Class Films

By Cyndi Briggs Julia Roberts. Matt Damon. Meryl Streep. None of these people attended the RiverRun International Film Festival this year. And it’s OK with me. It would feel in-congruent to have such huge celebrities strolling 4th Street, clogging up traffic and creating a distraction. Winston-Salem is, fundamentally, a working […]

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CCD RiverRun Review – ‘Yosemite’ (2015)

By Michael A. Wiseman   In the 80s, coming of age films were all the rage. From Goonies to E.T., kids with smart mouths and big adventures were pretty much a guaranteed money train. But as the 90s came about, kid ideals were replaced with adult conversations, and by the […]