“Get Out:” A Horror Film for Modern Racism

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong It’s doubtful anybody was suspecting that comedian Jordan Peele, best known for his work on the Comedy Central show Key & Peele, would ever decide to make a horror movie, although anybody familiar with his work might have a guess as to its content. “Get Out” is, very…

A Play for Alaska, About Alaska

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong “They Don’t Talk Back” endeared itself to me as soon as I stepped foot into Perseverance Theater. The set design was incredible. It more than accomplished its job of looking like a medium-sized house in a small Southeast Alaska village. The attention to detail impressed me; a small…

“Logan:” The “Last Stand” We Needed

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Probably the hottest burning question about “Logan” was whether or not it benefited from its R rating. The answer is yes. Wolverine finally got to go claws out, lopping off limbs like an eight-year-old playing Fruit Ninja. But perhaps the most impressive part of the action sequences in…

The “Lego Batman” We Deserve

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong I probably don’t have to tell you, but DC superhero movies are in a bad spot right now. We haven’t seen a really good one since 2008’s “The Dark Knight.” Movies for kids are in even worse shape, with app adaptations, suspiciously similar premises, and franchises based around…

“The Vagina Monologues” at UAS

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong On Feb. 10, UAS put on a production of Eve Ensler’s feminist play “The Vagina Monologues” as part of the V-Day movement, which seeks to end violence against women. V-Day was also created by Ensler, and started as a nationwide group of performances of “The Vagina Monologues” on…

La La Land Shivers with Syncopation

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Damien Chazelle’s La La Land impresses with spectacular style and seems destined to bring musicals back into the mainstream. Now, I’m not a musical person. I got my varsity letter playing the cymbals at high school basketball games. The only contemporary musicals I’m familiar with are the musical…