Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins’ is classic Game Boy gold

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins’ is classic Game Boy gold

“Patience” and “loyalty” are not two words that dedicated fans of a game franchise like to hear. Chances are this is in relation to a game release date delay or fans in an uproar over the last incarnation of a game’s vast library. Most of these staunch critics probably feel the game really missed the […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing Company

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing Company

Beer: Modus Hoperandi Brewer: Ska Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 6.80% Description: Modus Hoperandi pours a deep amber hue with a frothy off-white head that leaves traces of lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is decadently hoppy, yet very balanced, which is a precursor for the beer itself. Strong notes of citrus and […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘ToeJam & Earl’ is totally ’90s, but just as funky today

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘ToeJam & Earl’ is totally ’90s, but just as funky today

If only to this blogger, the phrases “changing the face of gaming” or “changing the way we play games” are two that are thrown around way too often, usually without regard or logical truth to whether or not those games deserve those accolades. In the 1990s, however, the gaming world was still trying to figure […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

After set opener “The Abandoned Hospital Ship,” Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd gathered at the Steel Stage on the official opening night, Aug. 7, of Bethlehem’s Musikfest, “We may be the only band ever to be late because we were waiting for one of our giant mushrooms to get dressed, but it’s […]

 Jess Meoni

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

Crawling from the depths of spandex and hairspray, one English band brought the beat back for one night at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. The crowd anticipated the intoxicating arrival of the 1980s new wavers with both nostalgia and $7 dollar wine coolers under the dewy glow of SteelStacks on Thursday, Aug. 6. A thick fog engulfed the […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Adventure Island’ is enjoyable, but doesn’t reach its platforming peers

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Adventure Island’ is enjoyable, but doesn’t reach its platforming peers

Welcome to yet another Turn to Channel 3, and man, can you believe it’s already August? In time, many will be returning to school, while others, like myself, will be laughing at them because I no longer have to do that (re: I can’t afford to). With that in mind, I bring you four games […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

Much like the character itself, “Ant-Man” has surprised almost everyone. For the second week in a row, it has topped the box office, even after another film aimed at family and geeky audiences, “Pixels,” opened this past weekend. That is partly due to the seemingly unstoppable Marvel Studios streak, of course, but positive reviews and […]

 Tyler Miles

CONCERT REVIEW: Modest Mouse move Bethlehem SteelStacks crowd with booze-fueled perfection

CONCERT REVIEW: Modest Mouse move Bethlehem SteelStacks crowd with booze-fueled perfection

You never know what to expect from Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock until he’s already atop the stage before the crowd, either too inebriated to remember his lyrics or crushing his set with a clear, strong voice and that extra oomph. Luckily for those at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem Monday night, Brock showed […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Trouble with Cali’ is as awful as people say – which is why you should see it

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Trouble with Cali’ is as awful as people say – which is why you should see it

At the free local premiere of “The Trouble with Cali” on July 9, the seats of the Scranton Cultural Center were a little over half empty. Or, if you’re an optimist, it was half full, but with all the press regarding the shady production and belabored release of this taxpayer-funded running joke, it’s hard to […]

 Rich Cicci

ALBUM REVIEW: William Elliott Whitmore’s ‘Radium Death’ sincerely hits home

ALBUM REVIEW: William Elliott Whitmore’s ‘Radium Death’ sincerely hits home

William Elliott Whitmore may not be a name many have heard of in today’s musical landscape, and considering he has been making music since 2009, that is a damn shame! To be fair, it was only a month or so ago that I became familiar with his music and, more importantly, his latest album. Since […]