Arts & Life

CN speaks with Alice Through the Looking Glass director James Bobin

The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with James Bobin, director of Walt Disney’s sequel, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” produced by Tim Burton based on characters written by Lewis Carroll.   Q: Will the film be a continuation of the first film’s original story line in “Alice in Wonderland?”   James Bobin:…

JCU student blog spot Blog: Epic Applications

by Ese Osaghae, junior About: Ese’s blog, “Epic Applications,” is centered around philosophy and how to make small victories in life. Ese got started writing his blog last summer, mainly as something to do for himself. He thought that he needed an avenue to let all the thoughts that circle in his head have a…

JCU student blog spot Blog: Words Past Midnight

by Zachary Thomas, sophomore About: “I’m whatever I put my heart and mind toward, but my name is Zach.” Zach loves storytelling. Every two weeks or sooner, he will post a new creative work on his blog site as part of a challenge made among his friends for the entire year called the Creator’s Pact.…

JCU student blog spot Blog: Tarably Tarafied

by Tara Daly, junior About: Since Tara started college, she has always wanted to blog, but never knew what to write about or how to get started. Tara always thought that a blogger had to be doing something monumental in order to publicly document it. However, Tara now sees that each and every moment in…

JCU crew connects philosophy to horses in “A Horse for Alhazen”

  Part-time JCU philosophy professor, Christina Rawls, along with a crew of student volunteers created an original documentary entitled, “A Horse for Alhazen,” which incorporates elements of philosophy that connect to behaviors and communication of horses and the history of filmmaking.   Being Rawls’ second documentary made alongside JCU students, “A Horse for Alhazen” will…

JCU’s “Sweet Charity” gave sweetly thrilling performances

John Carroll University’s performances of “Sweet Charity” over the past two weeks came to a close on Sunday, April 17 in the Kulas Auditorium. The show provided audience members with vibrant entertainment and gave audiences a captivating theater experience.   With a push into the lake, Charity Hope Valentine’s future began. In the beginning of…

Country band Rascal Flatts opening restaurant in Cleveland’s Flats East Bank

Rascal Flatts is bringing their restaurant to the Cleveland East Flats. The trio band, famous for its success in the country music industry, is opening its first restaurant in Cleveland as part of Cleveland’s Flats East Bank project. The restaurant has been in the works since at least 2012. The developers do not have a…

Stars of “Everybody Wants Some” talk to CN

The Carroll News talked with Tyler Hoechlin, Will Brittain and Blake Jenner, actors from Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused”  spiritual sequel 1980s comedy, “Everybody Wants Some,” premiering April 22, 2016. “Everybody Wants Some” follows a group of baseball teammates as they experience the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood as friends.   Q: What were…

JCU Student Blog Spot: Love Gingersnaps

by Katie Hills, junior About: “Love Gingersnaps” features snapshots of food, courtesy of a ginger-haired girl obsessed with food. Katie’s blog entries, as Kate the Kollege Kid, highlight her favorite foods and obsessions with a conversational tone. Rather than posting wordy, multi-paragraph posts, Katie uses tons of mouthwatering pictures to tell her stories. From her…

CN participates in call with cast from “Barbershop: The Next Cut”

The Carroll News participated in a phone interview with Ice Cube and Anthony Anderson, in addition to both local and college newspaper editors and reporters, for the Warner Brothers film, “Barbershop: The Next Cut” premiering Friday, April 15.   Q: Is the community bond in this film inspired by any recent political movements, such as…

Cleveland International Film Festival celebrates 40 years

    The 40th annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) began Wednesday, March 30 and will continue until Sunday, April 10. The festival, mainly taking place at Tower City Cinemas, will also showcase film presentations in other theaters across the Cleveland area.   The Cleveland International Film Festival, which started on April 13, 1977, showcased…

Cleveland Museum of Art hosts pharaoh in new Egyptian exhibit

\ The Cleveland Museum of Art is celebrating its 100th birthday with some special Egyptian guests: the men and women who ruled the land of the Nile. The museum’s newest exhibit, “Pharaoh: Ancient King of Egypt,” opens this Sunday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, June 12.   The exhibit has been a long time…

“Mean Girls” musical in the making confirmed

  The iconic 2004 film “Mean Girls” is now being adapted into a musical, thanks to the talented duo, comedian actress and producer Tina Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond.   Although little information about the movie’s musical adaptation has been shared at the time, Fey, who wrote the screenplay for the film, confirmed…

JCU welcomes London actors for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performance

  Once a year, John Carroll University welcomes a professor, poet, novelist, playwright and so on, usually international, as part of the Hopkins Fellow professorship, named after the nineteenth century Jesuit poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins.   This year, John Carroll University Department of English welcomes the five-member acting troupe “Actors from the London Stage”  (AFTLS)…

Netflix welcomes a “Fuller House” to television original series

Netflix will air the pilot episode for the new spin-off series, “Fuller House” on Feb. 26, based on the original show “Full House” that aired from Sept. 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995.   “Full House” is a nostalgic, family-friendly  series that aired on network television for eight seasons. Re-runs of all 192 episodes still…

Yinzer turned Clevelander creates stunning artwork of West Side Market

Dane Horvath, an artist, designer, and blogger from Pittsburgh, created her blog in 2010 based on Pittsburgh’s history, architecture and art scene entitled “Steeltown Anthem.” Horvath, who is primarily an artist, showcases her work by way of her blog.   Horvath has recently moved to Cleveland and wants to focus her posts on both Cleveland…

Disneyland celebrates 60th anniversary with ABC special

    California’s Disneyland Park celebrates its 60th anniversary diamond celebration this year. Since its opening on July 17, 1955, Disneyland has offered countless memories and adventures to its guests, and is considered one of the “happiest places on earth.”   The celebration, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” will be showcased on Sunday, Feb.…

The CN interviews duo band, “Shane & Emily” at JCU performance

  The Carroll News interviewed “Shane & Emily,” the fun and quirky band duo, at their John Carroll University concert performance on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.   CN: How did you guys meet and how did you start making music together?   Shane Anderson: We met at open mic! How perfect is that?   Emily…

“Deadpool”: an unconventional twist on your average superhero film

The superhero: a paragon for all that is good in the world, who fights evil for the right reasons, and does so with extraordinary abilities.   Then, there’s “Deadpool.”   The well-known “Merc with a Mouth” got his own movie treatment this year after a highly criticized depiction in the 2009 film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”…

Biracial Spider-Man swings into Marvel’s new superheroes generation

  Marvel Comics recently released “Spider-Man #1,” which features New York City teenager Miles Morales donning the spandex suit once occupied by Peter Parker. Morales is making headlines because he is the first biracial Spider-Man; his father is African American and his mother is Puerto Rican.   The project is close to the hearts of…

Cleveland celebrates seventh annual Brite Winter Festival

The seventh annual Ohio City Brite Winter festival will hold its outdoor festivities in Ohio City’s Market District on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.   The Brite Winter Festival is a community celebration of the winter season. The event’s organizers strive to provide Cleveland residents with a low-cost festival that…

The Carroll News interviews Pine and Affleck for Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Finest Hours”

  Q: What drew you to this project?   Casey Affleck: It was filmed in Massachusetts. And I like what Disney’s doing. I felt like it was a movie that had a strong message and a good story and good characters. This one is particularly exciting but it also supports the characters and the core…

Meet the cast of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with Lily James, Matt Smith; Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth, the cast of the comedy horror film “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” based on the 2009 novel by Seth Grahame-Smith that parodies “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.   Q: How surprised were you when you heard…

New home in Columbus for 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

  Held in Cleveland for the past two years, the Alternative Press Music Awards (APMAs) will be moving to Columbus. The APMAs honor the best in pop punk, alternative rock and other music genres.   Since the APMAs began in 2014, the awards show has formerly been held in large venues around Cleveland, including The…

“Little Shop of Horrors”: A thrilling sensation

Cleveland Play House, celebrating its 100th season, presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” a twisted comedy musical about a man-eating plant named Audrey II.   Seymour, a nerdy floral clerk, comes across a peculiar and bizarre new plant that might just be his ticket to fame and fortune to get him out of the dumps of…