• Cult Corner

    Introducing kids to horror movies: a delicate balance

    By Will Thompson

    During Quarantine 2020, I got tired of children’s TV and movies — more so than usual. Bright, cloying colors and wide-eyed characters haunted me. One evening, I put on “Poltergeist,” and no sooner had I pressed “play” than my two daughters walked in...

  • Strange, deranged, the Addams Family

    Lewiston Civic Theatre stages ‘The Addams Family’ after pandemic-induced hiatus

    By Mary Stone

    The Lewiston Civic Theatre returns from its pandemic-imposed slumber this weekend with “The Addams Family” and its macabre collection of quirky characters. The production melds seasonally appropriate darkness with musical talent, humor and a hopeful message about what really matters in life, launching a season that will play out on the stage at the old Lewiston High School on Normal Hill...

  • A fantastic start to a marvelous franchise

    Fantastic Four comic book celebrates 60 years, kicking off the Marvel universe

    By Kaylee Brewster

    Some worlds begin with a bang, some ideas begin with a spark. The Marvel universe began with a family: the Fantastic Four...

  • DC and Marvel: A never-ending rivalry?

    By Kaylee Brewster

    The rivalry between giants Marvel and DC has been a feature of comic book fandom from the beginning of the two companies through the film adaptations of their stories. “It’s fascinating to see how the narrative of the rivals has always been there, and definitely they’re competing, but I don’t think there is any real sense of anyone has to win over the other,” said Roger Whitson, associate professor in the English department at Washington State University...

  • Former University of Idaho student publishes first fiction thriller

    By Bailey Brockett

    Former University of Idaho student Arran Forbes described her recently published climate fiction thriller, given the current climate state, as sometimes not feeling very much like fiction. “Pluto Cove” takes place in a dystopian Alaska, Forbes’ home state...

  • Stream on demand

    Week of Oct. 14

    By Sean Axmaker

    "Dopesick" (TV-MA), based on nonfiction book by Beth Macy, looks at OxyContin, Big Pharma, and how the opioid crisis ravaged rural America through a limited series drama. The sprawling story reaches from Sackler Family boardrooms to a small Appalacjian community and the salesmen, doctors, and law enforcement agents in between...

  • "Macbeth: Alba Gu Brath"

    @ Hartung Theatre, University of Idaho

    Sun., Oct. 17, 7:30-9 p.m., Thu., Oct. 21, 7:30-9 p.m., Fri., Oct. 22, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 24, 7:30-9 p.m.