Insight

April 3, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Local Natives talks about mixing politics and music

G#’s Musical Radar: Local Natives talks about mixing politics and music

Vocalist Kelcey Ayer said the band’s latest album “stands as a symbol of hope for change and a better future.”

March 21, 2017

 Know Before You Go: Cafe Berlin to host Xenia Rubinos

Know Before You Go: Cafe Berlin to host Xenia Rubinos

Local group MAZ Blanko and Hungry Foxes are joining Rubinos.

March 19, 2017

For the Love of Movies: In ‘Toni Erdmann,’ comedy and drama collide

For the Love of Movies: In ‘Toni Erdmann,’ comedy and drama collide

Director Maren Ade sculpted a film worth seeing.

March 19, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Judah & the Lion discusses its latest album

G#’s Musical Radar: Judah & the Lion discusses its latest album

Banjo player Nate Zuercher talks about the creative process behind “Folk Hop N’ Roll.”

March 16, 2017

‘Logan’ is the Wolverine film we’ve always wanted

Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart made their last on-screen performances of two titular characters absolutely timeless.

March 15, 2017

Know Before You Go: Cafe Berlin to host a mixed-genre show Friday

Know Before You Go: Cafe Berlin to host a mixed-genre show Friday

Paddlefish and Enemy Airship will join Shana Falana.

March 12, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: The science behind musical preference

G#’s Musical Radar: The science behind musical preference

With the help of an expert, columnist Grant Sharples explores the complexity of taste in music.

March 9, 2017

In ‘Quest,’ music drives the story

In ‘Quest,’ music drives the story

The Rainey family works through obstacles and still gives back to the community.

March 8, 2017

Manolo and Gorrion create a nostalgic yet modern tale in ‘Donkeyote'

Manolo and Gorrion create a nostalgic yet modern tale in ‘Donkeyote'

The True/False film's meandering pace is perfect.

March 7, 2017

‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’ is an immigrant success story that won’t be forgotten

‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’ is an immigrant success story that won’t be forgotten

The documentary features the Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings Bank, the only bank to have faced criminal charges as a result of the 2008 financial crisis.

March 7, 2017

‘Dina’ celebrates what it means to live a life

‘Dina’ celebrates what it means to live a life

Watching “Dina” is like watching a real-life rom-com play out in front of you.

March 7, 2017

‘Distant Constellation’ juxtaposes innovation and quiescence

‘Distant Constellation’ juxtaposes innovation and quiescence

Shevaun Mizrahi’s “work in progress” film features individuals from all walks of life.

March 7, 2017

Know Before You Go: TroyBoi to play in Columbia

Know Before You Go: TroyBoi to play in Columbia

Ekali and Manatee Commune are accompanying TroyBoi this Thursday.

March 7, 2017

Polish film ‘Communion’ does not disappoint

Polish film ‘Communion’ does not disappoint

Director Anna Zamecka’s freshman documentary screened for the first time in the U.S. at True/False Film Fest.

March 7, 2017

‘Step’ will make you want to dance for joy

‘Step’ will make you want to dance for joy

The True/False documentary gives a look into the lives of three Baltimore teens.

March 7, 2017

‘Stranger In Paradise’ is a devil’s advocate for the global refugee crisis

‘Stranger In Paradise’ is a devil’s advocate for the global refugee crisis

The European film had its U.S. debut at the True/False Film Fest, offering a provocative look at the refugee crisis.

March 7, 2017

'Strong Island' documentary explores issues of race through death of director’s brother

'Strong Island' documentary explores issues of race through death of director’s brother

Director Yance Ford: “[Strong Island] is not an easy film. It is meant to challenge you, meant to provoke you to ask many different questions.”

March 7, 2017

‘The Grown-Ups’ brings awareness to Down syndrome

‘The Grown-Ups’ brings awareness to Down syndrome

Director Maite Alberdi’s humanizes three individuals affected by the syndrome in her documentary.

March 7, 2017

‘Whose Streets?’ highlights the community behind the Ferguson protests

‘Whose Streets?’ highlights the community behind the Ferguson protests

The documentary is a vital look at the frustration and anger that followed Michael Brown’s death.

March 6, 2017

‘Rat Film’ is about something more profound than rats

‘Rat Film’ is about something more profound than rats

The documentary opens viewers’ eyes to socioeconomic separation in Baltimore.