Month: November 2014

Art Uncorked Offers an Evening of Art, Wine and More

by Sarah Meredith | Posted in Art Inter§ection | No Comments

What could be better than an evening of wine, food, art and raising money towards children’s literacy? On Saturday, November 22, the St. Charles City-County Library Foundations offers exactly that. Art Uncorked: An Evening of Grape Expectations offers attendees the opportunity to minge while sipping wine, trying tasty treats, and browse work by local artists, […]

Rosewater

by Lance Tilford | Posted in The Wayward Critic | No Comments

A heartfelt and often amusing look at a few months in the life of a Canadian/Iranian reporter Maziar Bahari, a BBC correspondent who leaves his pregnant wife in London to travel to Iran to report on the 2009 election there. Once in Tehran, he quickly recruits an opportunistic young cabbie as his personal driver, reconnects […]

Big Hero 6

by Lance Tilford | Posted in The Wayward Critic | No Comments

Science teachers everywhere are probably celebrating Disney’s newest movie, which turns a young boy’s precocious engineering skills into a superhero adventure that’s every bit as fun as it is inspiring. In a near-future mash-up city of San Fransokyo (a marvel of animation design), young Hiro and his brother live with their loving but whacky Aunt […]

Interstellar

by Lance Tilford | Posted in The Wayward Critic | No Comments

Epic in scope and heartfelt in its humanity, Interstellar makes a plea for our enduring place in the cosmos. Exactly where in the cosmos is the conundrum. In the near future, the effect of global warming is being felt hard, reducing world crop yields to corn and turning most of America into a dustbowl, mandating […]