“Need for Speed”

“Need for Speed”

While “Need for Speed” carries a generic name apparently dreamt up by a 12-year-old, it turns out it was merely a title meant for 12-year-olds. “The Need for Speed” is a videogame first released in 1994 on PC and, nostalgia alert, the 3DO and Sega Saturn. The series has spawned 19 more iterations since, with […]

“Tribes” Explores Communication Barriers

“Tribes” Explores Communication Barriers

How do we communicate? What happens when we don’t communicate or when there are barriers that make communicating a challenge? Nina Raine’s original play, “Tribes,” presented by Georgia Regents University (GRU) Communications Department, attempts to tackle those questions and more as it follows the story of a man who was born deaf into a hearing […]

“300: Rise of an Empire”

“300: Rise of an Empire”

The phrase sword-and-sandal used to evoke vaguely homoerotic visions of old-timey masculinity, back when Spartacus roamed the screen. (“Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?” Capt. Oveur asked in “Airplane,” and a knowing nation chortled.) Whereas the high-aspiring (and eventual Best Picture winner) “Gladiator” didn’t leer at its players’ bodies to any gratuitous degree, its […]