This week’s Arts and Screen sections are packed with goodies.
We lead off the arts section with a big story on the Charleston Ballet Theatre‘s upcoming 20th anniversary performance this weekend. The show will feature Seven Deadly Sins by resident choreographer Jill Eathorne-Bahr. I talked to her about creating the dance and how she got from her inspiration — Paul Cadmus‘ disturbing series of paintings called Seven Deadly Sins (more on this later) — to her own work, which is far more intimate but equally frightening. Good stuff.
Jonathan Sanchez, a literary journalist, poet, writer, and regular contributor to City Paper, wrote a piece about a local literary magazine called Dark Sky. Get a taste for the story by visiting to publications website here.
Nathan Durfee, a local painter and illustrator, has the dubious honor of being the last artist to be showcased at Modernisme. The Avondale gallery will close up shop after Nov. 21. Nick Smith wrote a strong review of the show. Hint: He uses the word “superlative.”
Our own Ballard Lesemann takes a break from the rock-write to interview comedian Todd Barry. The star of Comedy Central and HBO’s Flight of the Conchords was a little nervous about being interviewed. He doesn’t like to talk about himself. Go figure.
In Screen, we have reviews of Lust, Caution (showing at the Terrace Theatre) and Love in the Time of Cholera. We also have a column by gamer Aaron Conklin. He blasts Wal-Mart’s hypocrisy in ripping Manhunt 2 off the shelves when you can just as easily buy DVDs of Saw III the next aisle over.