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The Lowbrow Reader Reader

Deals a royal flush of smart humor.


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Zines were the blogs of their day, but you could read them in the bathroom. In the early 1990s, I was heavily plugged into the zine culture, sending stamps and dollar bills away in exchange for these indie pubs. Soon, during a short period of boredom and unemployment, I started one of my own.
 
Friday, June 15, 2012

Seeking Justice

Just in the Nic of time.


Thriller

Rod Lott
With little exception (National Treasure, Kick-Ass, about one minute of Grindhouse), there’s no denying that Nicolas Cage has spent the better part of the past decade in a career slump. Witness such critically lambasted underperformers as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Season of the Witch, Bangkok Dangerous and, most recently, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
 
Friday, June 15, 2012

In the Raw

The international indie arts organization Raw comes to town with a plate full of cool art and hot fashion.


Visual Arts

Greg Horton
Raw: Solstice
8-11 p.m. Thursday
Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein
facebook.com/raw.oklahomacity
$10-$15
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cusp — Nothing Proper


Indie

Joshua Boydston

What a beautiful introduction Nothing Proper is to Cusp and the man behind it, Taylor Rapp, who should become a force in Oklahoma music sooner, rather than later.

 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Star trek

For the rock act Stars in Stereo, its meteoric rise toward the big leagues is just part of the plan.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stars in Stereo with Foxy Shazam and Maniac
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$9-$11
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jazz hands

Pianist Bert Dalton brings the heat to the 29th incarnation of Norman’s Jazz in June with his Brazilian-flavored project.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jazz in June
Thursday-Saturday
Norman
jazzinjune.org
free
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wrath of the Titans

Better get Kraken.


Action

Rod Lott
Love it or hate it, the Clash of the Titans remake accomplished something the 1981 original could not manage: Birth a sequel. As much cash as that 2010 upgrade made, the shoddy job of converting it to 3-D after production left a lot of moviegoers feeling burned, which may explain why Wrath of the Titans was unable to draw similar numbers.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Back from Eternity

And feels like it.


Drama

Rod Lott
It's fun to view Back from Eternity as an early, lower-wattage version of the Airport disaster franchise that ruled the 1970s. Actually, I take that back: It’s not fun at all. It’s a dour, depressing, overwrought melodrama as only old-school Hollywood could do.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Red Scorpion

This ‘Scorpion’ is king among ’80s action.


Action

Rod Lott
When The Expendables reinvigorated my love of Dolph Lundgren, the one movie I couldn't wait to get my hands on from his golden age of wide theatrical releases was the one I never got to see: 1988's Red Scorpion. So naturally, it was out-of-print.
 
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Iron Man vs. Lane Pryce in an average sequel.


Action

Rod Lott
Robert Downey Jr. reprises his other franchise role — the Golden Globe-winning one — as popular culture's arguably most popular detective of all time in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. To shortcut things, whatever you thought of Downey's first go-round in 2009, you're likely to have the same feelings about this 2011 sequel.
 
Monday, June 11, 2012
 
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