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Album reviews: Mitski, BC Camplight, Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis

Album reviews from The Philadelphia Inquirer staff


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

Scammer uses fake online reviews to extort restaurant

A scammer is using fake reviews to try to extort money from a Washington restaurant.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

Stream on demand: Nolan takes on WWII in Dunkirk

What’s new coming out on DVD for the week of Dec. 22, 2017.


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’: Here’s what the first reviews are saying

The first wave of reviews splashed down Monday morning, and some writers characterized “Vol. 2” as a sensory experience that seeks to deliver the thrills of the original.


Amazon bans product reviews written in exchange for free stuff

Amazon.com is prohibiting most reviews made in exchange for free or discounted products, part of a wider campaign to bolster consumer confidence in its rating system.


Yelp not liable for negative rating ‘stars’ on site, court finds

Online review site Yelp’s star rating system does not make it liable for negative reviews posted on the site because it relies on reviews of businesses from users, a federal …


Review: Spokane Symphony ends on high note after dreary start

Another intriguing installment in the Spokane Symphony’s exploration of contemporary concert music appeared in Saturday’s concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, in the form of Anna Clyne’s …


Review: Interplayers Theatre’s ‘Never the Sinner’ smart, well-acted

Interplayers Theatre’s production of “Never the Sinner,” a penetrating historical drama by John Logan, delivers strong performances and is well-choreographed by director Ken Urso. The story centers on the relationship …


Review: ‘Second Samuel’ explores themes of tolerance, community

“Second Samuel,” Pamela Parker’s bittersweet comedy running at Spokane’s Civic Theatre, is a two-act play. This is an important distinction, because each half of the story shows a small Georgia …


Tech review: Apple delivers for holidays

Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the iPad Air along with a slew of new Macs ahead of the holiday shopping season. The company also said that its …


Review: Civic tackles ‘Les Misérables’ with excellence

When Spokane Civic Theatre announced they’d be kicking off their newest season with a production of the epic musical “Les Misérables,” it was hard not to be a little, well, …


Review: Lake City’s ‘Damn Yankees’ not quite a home run

Lake City Playhouse kicks off its 53rd season with the classic American musical comedy “Damn Yankees.” The production doesn’t hit a home run, but it does get some base hits. …


‘Bat Boy’ a campy, harrowing musical

The contemporary musical “Bat Boy” is part urban legend, part Frankenstein, part V.C. Andrews novel and part satire. The dark themes of Lake City Playhouse’s second annual “Stage Left” production …


Review: Lake City Playhouse’s ‘Into the Woods’ a delight

Classic fairy tale characters find their happy and not-so-happy endings in Lake City Playhouse’s fantasy musical “Into the Woods.” The show, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book …


Review: ‘Dixie Swim Club’ sidesteps stereotype

Since they were in college together, the self-appointed members of the Dixie Swim Club have been inseparable. They’re five headstrong Southern women, all grappling with middle age in their own …


Review: Civic Theatre’s ’Treasure Island’ offers energetic family fun

It’s safe to say that “Treasure Island” is one of the most influential pieces of genre literature ever produced. Since its publication in 1883, elements of Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling …


Review: ‘War Horse’ artfully staged, performed

At its core, “War Horse” is a simple story about a boy and his horse.


Theater review: ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ not a play to sleep on

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” which opened Friday at Spokane’s Civic Theatre, is a trifle, an entertainment, one that lets its audience in on the joke, is free with the winks and …


Book review: ‘Tribes of Hattie’ truly heartbreaking

The Lord has spoken. “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,” a debut novel by Ayana Mathis, is the next choice of the Oprah 2.0 Book Club. Iowa Writers Workshop graduate Mathis …


Review: Symphony returns in style for Holiday Pops concert

Leading Saturday’s Holiday Pops concert by the Spokane Symphony and Spokane Symphony Chorale at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox was the orchestra’s resident conductor, Morihiko Nakahara. His impish …


Review: ‘The Producers’ finds comedy in taboo places

Leave it to comedy legend Mel Brooks to conceive a musical with material so offensive it becomes downright hysterical. Thus, the major ingredient in Brooks’ multi-Tony Award-winning musical, “The Producers.” …


Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ rocks tradition in bold musical

Conveyed with raw intensity, Lake City Playhouse presents its preseason production, “Spring Awakening.” The mature-themed rock musical by Duncan Sheik (music) and Steven Sater (book and lyrics), adapted from Frank …


A ‘sweeping’ departure from comfort zone

The following descriptions have rarely, if ever, been applied to previous Jess Walter novels: “love story,” “sweeping” and “intergenerational.” “Gritty” and “darkly comic” were more like it.


Review: Clunky at times, but a rich story is told in ‘Privilege’

One of the biggest surprises about “Privilege,” the funny and thought-provoking Paul Weitz play at Interplayers, is that most of it isn’t about privilege – it’s about nonprivilege. The story …


Dining experience hits the jackpot at Masselow’s

Dining at Masselow’s Restaurant at Northern Quest Resort and Casino is all in the approach. If you aren’t staying at the hotel, but want intimate fine dining, here’s my advice: …


‘Step Up 3D’ mixes hot effects, cold clichés

“Step Up 3D” is, in one significant respect, a step up. That is, in contrast to the recent spate of post-production 3-D conversions (“The Last Airbender,” “Clash of the Titans”), …


‘Other Guys’ gives old tale new twists

If the mismatched-buddy cop movie seems egregiously overdone, the idea of a parody of that genre would seem especially needless – which is what makes “The Other Guys” such a …


Actor Caine shines in ‘Harry’

“Harry Brown” lets Michael Caine show us his action-hero side one more time in a film that Charles Bronson would have been proud to call his own. This British “Death …


‘Charlie St. Cloud’ a journey out of despair

Zac Efron and the rest of the crew behind “Charlie St. Cloud” want their movie to be weepy, soulful, inspirational, cathartic, ethereal, life-affirming and who knows what else on the …


‘Terribly Happy’

Years of moviegoing have familiarized us with tales of city folk waylaid in country towns – quirky Southern backwaters and dusty desert holes. “Terribly Happy,” the Danish foreign film submission …