Christmas Abbott’s Badass Life

Christmas Abbott’s Badass Life

Speaking to Christmas Abbott over the phone, you begin to understand why someone with this level of high energy and optimism would become a phenomena on social media. The celebrity trainer – who has lived in Raleigh for eight years now – has become a...
Tony Bennett Steps Out at the DPAC This Sunday

Tony Bennett Steps Out at the DPAC This Sunday

It feels more than a little ridiculous to even bother opening this article with an explanation of who Tony Bennett – performing at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 19th, at 7:30pm – is, as if there is anyone out there that would...
John Wick: Chapter 2 much of a good thing

John Wick: Chapter 2 much of a good thing

When John Wick hit theaters in 2014, it became the type of sleeper hit that film studios pray for every time they green light a mid-budget movie. Critics walked out of media screenings ready to knock out reviews praising the movie for its originality; audience...
HEDWIG tells all this week at DPAC

HEDWIG tells all this week at DPAC

When Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened off-Broadway in 1998, it didn’t take long before it had captured the attention of the theatre world at large. Alternatively heartbreaking, uproariously funny, and wildly innovative (even nearly two decades later), Hedwig...
Shyamalan keeps it together with Split

Shyamalan keeps it together with Split

Walking out of the media screening of Split the other night, a film critic and I had a discussion about the film we just saw. It wasn’t the usual feeling out of whether we both enjoyed the preceding film, nor was it a quick talk about any one particular...