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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

January 19, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Ice sculptors compete for prizes on The Commons

By | Dec 4, 2018

Although the cooler months are already in full swing, the city will bundle up this weekend to celebrate the cold rather than combat it.

Review: Alternative folk band goes back to roots

By | Nov 26, 2018

Each track on “Delta” is sensational, and the band’s excellence will not be forgotten in years to come.

Cherry Artspace pays homage to vaudeville performances

By | Nov 13, 2018

Comedians, ventriloquists, singers and acrobats all nestled into the comfortable chaos of vaudeville performances, which first emerged in the 1850s.

Review: A capella pop adds cheer to Christmas carols

By | Nov 5, 2018

The album contains the merriness and brightness any listener expects from a Christmas album.

Ithaca Fantastik film festival celebrates horror genre

By | Oct 30, 2018

Previous years have featured films with more classic horror themes, complete with blood, guts and gore. But, at this year’s festival, the program deviates from its typical grisly lineup.

Review: MØ brings indie influences to pop melodies

By | Oct 28, 2018

“Forever Neverland” is a testament to how pop artists aren’t necessarily bound to the conventional boundaries of pop music.

Review: ‘Blaze’ captures melancholy of country musician

By | Oct 8, 2018

Though “Blaze” is a dramatization of the ’70s musician Blaze Foley’s life, Hawke doesn’t adhere to typical biopic conventions.

Review: Metaphors in ‘Madeline’s Madeline’ lack lucidity

By | Sep 19, 2018

Spellbinding shifts in cinematography from points of near clarity to ones of hazy confusion make the film’s visuals equally unintelligible.

Review: McCartney is inimitable in ‘Egypt Station’

By | Sep 11, 2018

The album is executed with precision from the very start — dominating guitar riffs and growling vocals prove this album is solely McCartney’s.

Review: Nuanced characterization carries ‘Skate Kitchen’

By | Sep 10, 2018

The girls of Skate Kitchen are diverse, witty and a natural and cohesive group that allows “Skate Kitchen” to run beautifully through to the end.

Reviews from the summer season

Ithacan writers review a selection of summer’s biggest blockbusters and most complicated arthouse films.

Review: Bo Burnam’s directorial debut dazzles with depth

By | Aug 28, 2018

The honest and loving way writer and director Bo Burnham treats the newly blossomed teen at the focus of his film speaks to all members of the audience.