Andrew Phillips

Les Miserables, good name, bad opera

Les Miserables Wednesday, Nov. 27- Saturday, Jan. 4 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 3 Americans just never know when to quit. More than 47 million people worldwide have seen “Les Miserables” since its debut in 1985. What can you say? Nearly 35,000 […]

INTERVIEW: Michael Moore thinks you’re stupid

Writhing in bed, I snort as my chest convulses, snot dripping on the sheets. This is the flu that Michael Moore gave me. No mixed metaphor here, the man fielded questions and criticisms and managed to maintain his sharp dry wit all while coughing on this lowly reporter. His politics are like a disease (this […]

INTERVIEW: Bill Maher thinks American’s are gluttonous pigs

It’s 6 a.m., way past bedtime. He’d like to lie down, but instead Bill Maher pours over another page of scathing commentary. As long as Americans are idiots, Maher will have plenty of work to do, at least that’s the way he sees it. His days of ticking away the hours with celebrities and big-name […]

INTERVIEW: The guy who wrote Pulp Fiction?

Intercourse veiled in the dark shadow of winter’s eve. Crouched in the back room, a group of shady businessmen watch as a decidedly maniacal fireman and maintenance man find despicable reasons to “fix the pipes” in a busty young 20-something’s apartment. It’s just another adult film, but disconcerting all the same. Imagine all that could […]

INTERVIEW: Cave In; hard living in soft rock

One limps by, barely balanced on his cane while another speaks softly of scorching fires and the logistics of flipping a van off the side of the road. It’s nothing to them really, just the average wounds from the road. Say what you will, the guys in Cave In are hardcore, even if their sound […]

IMF What? What’s this I hear about a protest?

We look to you for guidance, oh provocateurs of the modern mediums, those who gather in the streets to execute the most complex of artistic endeavors. During the weekend of Friday Sept. 27 on a leisurely stroll through Farragut Park, I encountered what seemed to be a semi-annual folk and arts festival. Though this year’s […]