• The arts, in sync

    New company opens with ‘The Glass Menagerie,’ adds to ‘theatrical tapestry’ of the Palouse

    By Mary Stone

    Explaining her passion for theater, Gladish Centre for the Arts Executive Director Kristin Lincoln described a study that showed the heart rates of audience members falling into sync as they watched a live performance together. That power of theater to bring people together has never been more essential, Linco ln said, which guided the formation of a new company, the Gladish Players, that brings Tennesese Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” to the stage this weekend at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center in Pullman...

  • CULT CORNER: Terrifying teaser

    Trailer for new horror film builds anticipation with what it doesn’t show

    By Will Thompson

    “Now this is how to sell a horror movie,” raved pop culture website Polygon in early February. The trailer for the film “Longlegs,” from NEON Cinema (the company behind 2019’s “Parasite” and last year’s “Ferrari”), created a stir for its lack of detail and highly tense promotional material...

  • Escaping the real world

    Role-playing video games bring joys and possibilities

    By Marina Nichols

    If I told you I have flown on the back of a dragon, would you believe me? It’s possible, just not in the way you may think. In the worlds of role-playing games, or RPGs, you can do just about anything, from vanquishing dragons to decorating a virtual island to sailing in a pirate ship...

  • EVENTS ROUNDUP: Movies, music and more

    By Inland 360

    Films, both serious and silly, appear throughout this week’s Events Roundup. As always, other arts and entertainment opportunities are in the calendar...

  • THE STREAM: Netflix revamps ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

    By Associated Press

    Dolly Parton hosting a two-hour puppy-filled variety special on CBS and the seventh and final season of the hospital drama “The Good Doctor” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira return to “The Walking Dead” universe in their own spin-off, “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender” gets the live-action treatment by Netflix...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ordinary Angels’ far from extraordinary

    By Katie Walsh

    While the “faith-based film” has evolved over the years, there’s one tried-and-true formula this particular type of movie can’t quit: an improbable true story about a sick child in a perilous situation starring a popular actor (see: Jennifer Garner in “Miracles From Heaven”; Chrissy Metz in “Breakthrough”). In this kind of film, the drama remains focused on human kindness and community rather than specific beliefs...