The roar from the crowd when Bruce Springsteen spoke in between songs during his "Vote for Change" show in Philadelphia 16 years ago sounded familiar. The Boss is often serenaded with the buzz of "Bruuuuuce" when he performs. However, it sounded a little different. Fans, who cheered during songs such as "Born in the USA" and "Badlands," booed the New Jersey icon.
October is a special time of year to watch movies. Other than watching Christmas movies around the holidays, I can’t think of any moment in the year as synonymous with one genre as scary movies around Halloween. But there’s one type of horror movie that hits even harder around All Hallow’s Eve: monster movies.
Sonic Youth is arguably the greatest rock guitar band of all time. The uncompromising avant-garde quartet recorded a plethora of mesmerizing guitar jams during its 30-year career. Thurston Moore was half of the guitar tandem of the defunct band. Moore, 61, recently released "By the Fire," his fourth solo album since the demise of Sonic Youth.
While local ghostologist and historian Chet Caskey isn’t sure when he’ll be able to start running his Spooky Spokane tours again, one thing is certain: There’s no COVID-19 hiatus in “the spirit world.” Caskey remembered being jokingly asked whether ghosts wear face masks. “Short answer: most definitely,” he said.
We’re well into the fourth quarter of 2020, and this eventful-yet-uneventful year has me wondering: Which will come first, the release of “Cyberpunk 2077” or a COVID-19 vaccine? It seems like a strange comparison, but hopes are high for both despite being hampered by endless delays and setbacks.
RetailMeNot surveyed people about Halloween, with topics including activities and favorite candies, and RetailMeNot found that 80% of respondents say their plans are changing due to the coronavirus pandemic, as everyone is still looking to create normalcy.
Though he was born in Tacoma and moved to Los Angeles in 1925, Spokane has always been proud to call Bing Crosby one of our own. Crosby moved to Spokane at the age of 3. He enrolled in Webster Grade School in 1908. Two years later, a neighbor, Valentine Hobart, began calling Crosby, born Harry, Bingo after the lead character in the comic "The Bingville Bugle."
With the presidential election on Nov. 3 weighing heavily on my mind, I decided that I would finally drive over to Post Falls to check out the White House Grill and the Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar. Why not drink away reality – responsibly, of course – for one afternoon, right? Sunday was the chosen day.
On Sept. 21, it was announced that for $7.5 billion, Microsoft would be purchasing ZeniMax Media Inc. Will this acquisition mean huge franchises like “The Elder Scrolls,” “Fallout,” “Doom,” “Dishonored” and “Wolfenstein” would become exclusive to Xbox and PC moving forward?
“Seinfeld” proudly proclaimed to be a show about nothing. Jerry Seinfeld’s first book in almost three decades, “Is This Anything?” is about everything. It’s about childhood, teenhood, adulthood and parenthood. It’s about bumper cars and dry cleaning, magicians and supermarket check-out rubber dividers.
On Sept. 24, my favorite game of all time received its first major update in nearly eight years. That game is “Left 4 Dead 2,” a cooperative first-person shooter that tasks players with overcoming hordes of zombies. Sounds original, right?
Sometimes you have to go back to move forward. The original cast of the critically acclaimed NBC political drama "The West Wing" recently reunited for the first time in 17 years for a special benefit stage presentation of a 2002 episode, which premieres Thursday on HBO Max.
Sixty-nine years ago Thursday, on Oct. 15, 1951, "I Love Lucy" premiered, introducing the world at large to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Both seasoned performers before "I Love Lucy," Ball and Arnaz cemented their places in entertainment history while portraying Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in the series that ran from 1951-1957.
It's difficult not to be drawn to the beauty and contrast of Andy Warhol's "Reigning Queens." Illustrating the difference between chilly and distant Queen Elizabeth II and sunny and approachable Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, courtesy of screen prints, is inspired, and the concept by the late, legendary artist holds up a generation later.
Regal Cinemas, the country’s second-largest movie theater chain after AMC Theatres, suspended operations at its 536 locations on Thursday – a bold move that its parent company, Cineworld, attributes to an “increasingly challenging theatrical landscape.” The decision affects approximately 40,000 jobs.
If you’ve spent any time perusing the Steam storefront, you’ve probably seen the words “early access” or “pre-alpha” next to a game’s title. There’s boatloads of high- and low-profile examples of these games, with the likes of “Fortnite” only dropping the phrase early access from its title in June.
Over the next few days, as we memorialize Eddie Van Halen, who died at age 65 on Tuesday from throat cancer, expect countless tributes noting his guitar-playing pyrotechnics, the finger-tapping, blazing speed and jigsaw puzzle of arpeggio chords crafted into perfectly constructed melodies (think "Panama" or "Unchained").
Fall is coffee season. Well, coffee season is year-round, but fall inspires us to crave those comforting seasonal flavors like apple, cinnamon, caramel and – the champion of autumn – pumpkin. But this ride through the pumpkin patch is avoiding the PSL (sorry, Starbucks) and following a new trend: Dalgona coffee.
The 1968 play "The Boys in the Band" – both pioneering and polarizing for its simultaneously honest and stagy depiction of pre-Stonewall-era male homosexuality – gets a handsome, impeccably acted Netflix film adaptation by director Joe Mantello based on Mantello's own 50th-anniversary Broadway revival in 2018.
Yeah, that's that super baby — Nicki Minaj has welcomed her first child. The "Super Bass" rapper gave birth Wednesday in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. No additional birth details were immediately available. As of Thursday, Minaj had not commented on social media about her new baby.
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