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Comics for Your Quarantine

March 25, 2020 If there’s a silver lining in this pandemic pandemonium, it’s that while most of our regular routines are necessarily disrupted, we should have time for other stuff. Like reading comics. more »»

Note to all TP hoarders: Don’t make me go all Cabbage Patch on You

March 25, 2020 With the Virus-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named reaching an all-time high panic note with adults hoarding and reselling toilet paper and off-brand hand sanitizer while enthusiastically elbowing each other in... more »»

Love the one you’re with

January 30, 2020 Since the 14th Century lovebirds have been celebrating Valentine’s Day with traditional outings filled with intimate dinners, romantic movies, cards adorned with winged babies, and enough candy to... more »»

Chicago-based jazz trio embraces diversity

January 30, 2020 Hailed by Downbeat for its “deft analysis of choice repertoire,” and by the Chicago Reader for its “diversity of approaches to all kinds of source material,” the Joe Policastro Trio is a... more »»

Keep politics out of comics? Why start now?

January 30, 2020 As we enter this election year, I’ve been seeing a lot of online calls for creators and companies to keep politics out of comics. I can see why it might be difficult. Politics can be hard to define. more »»

Weight loss for superheroes in 2020? Fat chance

January 29, 2020 One of Stan Lee's legacies with Marvel Comics was making characters relatable. The Fantastic Four were a family and fought like one. Spider-Man had money troubles. more »»

Resolutions? Don’t be so hard on yourself

January 29, 2020 As 2020 looms before us like Barbara Walters and her nearer-to-God hair, I started thinking about New Year’s Resolutions and where they began. more »»

Iggy Pop defies aging rocker trope

October 30, 2019 As a small kid, the image of a 72-year-old man would’ve likely conjured a hunched, weathered old guy in well-worn denim overalls, with what was left of his snow-white hair sticking out from... more »»

Comedian earns the wrath of Appalachia

October 30, 2019 By Christina Myer Poor Whitney Cummings. Never heard of her? She tried to boost her profile a bit recently by appearing on a late-night talk show to discuss her roots. more »»

Lewisburg’s Angel of Death

September 25, 2019 Appalachia has a long and rich folklore tradition and as anyone who has ever sat around a campfire at night or held a flashlight under their chin knows, ghost stories are one of the most thrilling... more »»

‘Beneath the Eyrie’ is Pixies’ gold

August 28, 2019 When the Pixies released the album's lead single, "On Graveyard Hill," it appeared that we might be in store for an album that picks up where Head Carrier left off. more »»

National Republicans Face Crisis as Women Flee Party

August 28, 2019 While 2020 will feature a highly contested race for President of the United States, it will also mark 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified, ensuring the right of women to vote in state an... more »»

Brazilian guitarist adds spice to The Royal Hounds

July 31, 2019 If you are familiar with The Royal Hounds then you know that they play quirky, in-your-face, roots rock and roll driven by a wild front man with a stand-up bas. more »»

The Wild Man of Clay County

July 31, 2019 Some stories do not need embellishment, as the facts can be intriguing enough all by themselves. Such is the tale of the Wild Man of Clay County. more »»

Governor’s Race Heats Up Nearly a Year Out

July 31, 2019 While primary ballots won’t be cast in West Virginia until May of 2020, the fight for the chance to lead the state is already attracting more attention than any other race on the ballot. more »»

Comic movie Mount Rushmore: Who would make the cut?

July 31, 2019 (Editor's note: This article contains a spoiler for "Spider-Man: Far From Home." You've been warned.) One factor in having so many great comic book movies these days is great casting choices. more »»

Tarantino’s Hollywood love story true to form

July 31, 2019 Quentin Tarantino has gone from reinvented westerns to stretching slasher torture techniques a step behind exploitation, where a gasp shock at the "Hostel" comes close to "Mark of the Devil's" grab... more »»

Lettuce to perform at Snowshoe Resort

June 26, 2019 Genre-defying funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-art-rock-experimental-avant-garde music titans Lettuce released their sixth studio album, Elevate, on June 14 via their own Lettuce Records. more »»

Battinson: Same bat-whine, same bat-panic?

June 26, 2019 Previously, on “Freaking Out About Batman”... more »»

Joey Chestnut takes on a West Virginia tradition

May 29, 2019 No. 1-ranked competitive eater Joey Chestnut prepared for this year’s Pepperoni Roll-Eating World Championship at the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival by exercising. Really. more »»

 
 

 

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