Articles by Eric Stolze

Prequel Opportunities: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Pits Diversity Against Adversity

Gareth Edwards’s first crack at the series goes against type.

The Score: Mica Levi

The “Jackie” composer—and leader of Micachu and the Shapes—shares her favorite moments in which film and music blend seamlessly to create the perfect scene.

Sci-Fidelity: The Future Dreams of Daveed Diggs

True to his past, living in the present, and crafting visions of the future, Daveed Diggs travels through time—and wishes for more of it—on a mission to redefine “normal.”

Black Lives, Matter of Fact: The Humor and Humanity of “Last Chance U” and “Atlanta”

What two of the best shows of the year say about our country as a community and a comedy, and why you should be watching.

Download All: “Shock Waves” to Our Systems

FLOOD’s Download All pays tribute to the cult obsessions, strange thrills, and hidden rewards of Earth’s newest and most underestimated artform: the podcast.

Laugh Finds a Way: Patton Oswalt and the Performers of Festival Supreme Rock, Talk, and Mock in the Face of Chaos

Tenacious D’s fourth annual smorgasbord of music and comedy in LA blended the elation of the holiday weekend with the doom of the impending election—and brought some much welcomed talking for clapping for one performer in particular making his return to the stage.

Still Tenacious After All D’s Years

Jack Black and Kyle Gass—a.k.a. JB and KG, a.k.a. Jables and Rage—talk Festival Supreme and twenty years of The D.

Entertaining Complaining: Kyle Kinane’s “Loose in Chicago”

The Windy City–bred, LA-based comedian takes on the joys of concealed carry and Laotian honeymoons in his new Comedy Central special.

East of Feedin’: The EastSide Food Festival Offers a Slice of Home, Wherever That May Be

For the third edition of the LA foodie takeover, a friendly frenzy was prompted in the partakers’ own personal paradise.

Breaking: Clipping

Normal is never normal for the LA experimental hip-hop trio.

Download All: Love (+ Radio) Hurts

FLOOD’s Download All pays tribute to the cult obsessions, strange thrills, and hidden rewards of Earth’s newest and most underestimated artform: the podcast.

Fuck (Yeah to) Everything: FYF Fest 2016

A good music festival for a bad year.

Download All: “The Best Show” Is the Stuff You Need

Download All pays tribute to the cult obsessions, strange thrills, and hidden rewards of Earth’s newest and most underestimated artform: the podcast.

“The Nice Guys”: A Crowe and a Gosling Walk into a Bar

While it searches for its heart, the banter and beatings give Shane Black’s action-comedy its wings.

He Said, She Said: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Two of our film critics take on the latest installment in the intergalactic space opera in the preferred forum of pop-culture enthusiasts everywhere: the Gmail G-chat.

Ten-Dollar Words, Plus Interest: “Hamilton” on Broadway

Believe your ears: the musical “Hamilton” really is an American dream.

War of the Words: “Bridge of Spies” is All Talk—And That’s a Good Thing

Spielberg skips espionage thrills to focus on the drama found in decency

Worlds Apart: Returning to the Island for “Jurassic World”

The long-awaited update to the Jurassic franchise is less theory, more chaos.

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