Category Entertainment Blog

VIDEO GAMES: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Review

Going for the gold By Willie Clark “New Super Mario Bros. 2” for the 3DS is an interesting title. As a flagship for Nintendo’s current digital offerings it makes sense: it’s the first game to be offered both as a download and at retail stores, so why not start with a traditional Mario platformer? but […]

VIDEO GAMES: Nintendo 3DS XL Review: It’s not the size, it’s how you use it

BY WILLIE CLARK Just more than a year after the release of the 3DS, Nintendo is rolling out a newer version of the handheld, raising more questions than answers. Did we really need a bigger 3DS? Is it enough of an upgrade to buy another 3DS this soon? And, perhaps most importantly, where am I […]

VIDEO GAMES: Nintendo unveils 3DS holiday line-up

by Willie Clark With summer winding down, Nintendo has released its upcoming holiday handheld  release schedule. The biggest hitter, “Paper Mario: Sticker Star,” will be arriving on the 3DS on November 11, marking the first time the RPG paper-art series has hit a handheld console. Also of note, puzzle gamers will be excited to hear that “Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask,” […]

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”: Rating the “All Stars” cast

BY ERIC REZSNYAK This fall, a historic decision will impact the future of this nation, and possibly the world. No, not the presidential election. We’re fucked no matter who takes that. I’m talking about who will ultimately be crowned the winner of “RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race,” which brings back a dozen of the baddest […]

“Project Runway” Season 10, Episode 3: From Cheesy to Frumpy

BY ERIC REZSNYAK I feel like I may be jinxing this, but we’re three episodes in and I am still really enjoying this season of “Project Runway.” To me it feels more like the fabled seasons of yore, with some really talented designers surrounded by people who are, let’s face it, reality-TV hangers-on. At least […]

“Wall/Therapy” update: Finished murals, new murals, and what those bears aren’t doing

BY REBECCA RAFFERTY **NOTE: City’s original story on “Wall/Therapy” can be found here. Our previous update can be found here.** As the week wraps up, many murals for this year’s “Wall/Therapy” project are finished, some are getting closer to completion, and the artists who have stayed in town are beginning new ones. Manhattan-based twin How […]

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Heroes of Ruin (3DS)

By Willie Clark “Heroes of Ruin” is a gem of a game. In the same dungeon stomping tradition of games such as “Gauntlet” and “Diablo,” “Heroes of Ruin” is an original IP hack and slash dungeon crawler  adventure. The game’s main claim to fame is by large its technical achievements: n-Space set out to make […]

“WALL/THERAPY” UPDATE: Progress as of Thursday, July 26

BY REBECCA RAFFERTY **NOTE: City’s original story on “Wall/Therapy” can be found here. Our previous update can be found here.** As of Thursday morning, at least four murals in the 2012 “Wall/Therapy” project have been completed, and two more are nearly done. Spanish-born, German-raised, Manhattan-based twins How & Nosm finished their work on a building […]

“So You Think You Can Dance” 2012: Top 16 Performances & Results

BY KATHY LALUK This week’s opening routine was like something out of a Charlie Chaplin nightmare. The girls and guys were indistinguishable from one another, each clad in a loose fitting suit, bowler cap, and mustache. The routine was filled with lots of nice smaller moments – the guys lifting the girls on develepe and […]

VIDEO GAMES: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron new trailer

Always wanted to build your own Transformer, then duke it out with your friends? Check out the new trailer for “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron,” which shows off the creation mode, and several other new features for the game, including multiplayer maps. “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron” launches August 21 for PC, XBOX 360, and PlayStation 3.